Greg Ball's Press releases

Carmel, Yeoman 3rd Class Yvonne Rustico

Yeoman 3rd Class Yvonne Rustico served in the United States Navy from 1944-1945, where she worked in Washington D.C., at the Order of Defense. Yeoman 3rd Class Rustico discharged military officers after World War II, one of them being actor Eddy Albert. Yeoman 3rd Class Rustico was a Girl Scout Leader and is very active in her church community. 3rd Class Rustico is also a mother of five children, grandmother of seventeen children and great-grandmother to eleven children.

October 29, 2013
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Buchanan, Chief Fire Controlman Ralph Anderson

Chief Fire Controlman Anderson served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 – 1946. He is a recipient of numerous medals including the NYS Conspicuous Service Cross, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Thearter Medal, the Philippines Liberation Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal with two stars, the American Defense Medal with one star and the Victory Medal. Chief Fire Controlman Anderson also served as a VA Hospital Safety Officer.

October 29, 2013
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Brewster, Staff Sgt. Steven Mattson

In January of 2001, Mr. Mattson left his job on Wall Street and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2004 Sergeant Mattson served as Sergeant Guard for Force Protection at the Ornance Compound at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq. Shortly after returning from Iraq, Sergeant Mattson became a member of the Brewster VFW, and is very involved in his community, serving as a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts, Board Member of the Putnam County Land Trust and the Town Historian for Southeast.

October 29, 2013
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PUTNAM COUNTY SPCA HONORS SENATOR GREG BALL AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER

Mahopac, N.Y – 10/28/2013 – The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) honored New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) at their 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac.

October 28, 2013
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LEGISLATOR OLIVERIO NOMINATES PUTNAM VIETNAM VETERAN FOR SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

(Left to right: Senator Greg Ball, Laurence Gibbs, Senator Ball’s Chief of Staff Suzi McDonough and Putnam County Director of Personnel Paul Eldridge)

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/28/2013) – Senator Greg Ball, (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has accepted the nomination of Laurence Gibbs from Putnam Valley into his 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

October 28, 2013
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JASON’S ARMY HOSTS 5K IN YORKTOWN

Yorktown Heights, N.Y – 10/27/2013 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Jason Needle (center) and the McDonough family at Jason’s Army 5K on Saturday at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights.

October 27, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL WELCOMES NEW MAHOPAC RESTAURANT: SOCIAL ON 6

Mahopac, N.Y – 10/27/2013 –State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt and others to cut the ribbon for Social On 6, a new restaurant in Mahopac.

October 27, 2013
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TAX ALERT: ONLY HALF OF ELIGIBLE BASIC STAR HOMEOWNERS HAVE REGISTERED, BALL URGES RESIDENTS TO ACT BEFORE DEC. 31 DEADLINE

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/25/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is urging anyone that is currently receiving the Basic School Tax Relief exemption (Basic STAR) to reapply by the end of the year to continue receiving the benefits.

October 25, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: SEN. BALL PRESENTS $50,000 GRANT TO PUTNAM/ NORTHERN WESTCHESTER WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, state Senator Greg Ball has secured a $50,000 grant for the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, an organization that advocates a safe environment and eliminates violence against women and children.

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR BALL SECURES ADDITIONAL $50,000 GRANT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PUTNAM & WESTCHESTER DURING ‘GO PURPLE MONTH’

Mahopac, N.Y. – 10/24/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Ann Ellsworth, Executive Director of the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, at their headquarters in Mahopac on Thursday afternoon to present a $50,000 state grant.

October 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO HELP AT PUTNAM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY THIS SATURDAY

Brewster NY – (10/23/2013) – Senator Greg Ball’s (R,C,I – Patterson) Student Advisory Council will be volunteering this weekend at Habitat For Humanity in Putnam Valley.

October 23, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: CUOMO SIGNS BILL INSPIRED BY 8-YEAR-OLD HANNAH DEVANE OF YORKTOWN

by The Daily Voice

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a bill named after a Yorktown girl.

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced recently that Cuomo signed “Hannah’s Law,” named after Yorktown’s Hannah Devane, according to a news release. Hannah, 8, “suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis, a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods,” according to the release.

October 23, 2013
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SENATOR BALL TO PRESENT ADDITIONAL $50,000 GRANT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PUTNAM & WESTCHESTER DURING ‘GO PURPLE MONTH’

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/22/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will join Ann Ellsworth, Executive Director of the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, at their headquarters in Mahopac on Thursday afternoon to present a $50,000 state grant.

October 22, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: CUOMO SIGNS LAW NAMED AFTER YORKTOWN GIRL

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A new chapter for Hannah Devane began Tuesday, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law named after the Yorktown 8-year-old.

Devane’s mother, Jessie, has had to shell out $1,200 a month and $14,000 a year to pay for the life-saving formula Hannah needs because she suffers from a potentially fatal condition that prevents her from eating most foods, called eosinophilic esophagitis.

October 22, 2013
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LOHUD: ‘HANNAH’S LAW’ SIGNED BY CUOMO

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation called “Hannah’s Law” that amends New York’s medical insurance law to cover the cost of enteral formulas.

October 22, 2013
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GOVERNOR SIGNS HANNAH’S LAW, SENATOR BALL DECLARES VICTORY AFTER 5 YEAR STRUGGLE

Bill Inspired By 8 Year Old Yorktown Girl

Albany, N.Y. – (10/22/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) has announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed Hannah’s Law. The legislation is named after Yorktown resident, Hannah Devane. Hannah is an eight year old girl who suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis, a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.

October 22, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES CYBERSECURITY HEARING

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/21/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will host a Cybersecurity public hearing entitled: ‘Cybersecurity: Defending New York from cyber attacks’ in conjunction with five other New York State Senate Committees.

October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: MOUNT KISCO VETERAN ACCEPTED INTO SEN. BALL’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

by The Daily Voice

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Mount Kisco’s John Hvisch, who was a corporal with the U.S. Marines in World War II, recently accepted the honor of being inducted into the third annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

October 21, 2013
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LOCAL SENIORS ATTEND FREE SENIOR FAIR HOSTED BY SENATOR GREG BALL AND HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER

Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. – 10/21/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) along with Hudson Valley Hospital Center hosted a free Senior Health Fair on Friday, October at the Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

October 21, 2013
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