Greg Ball's Press releases

SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON TIGHTER PROPERTY TAX CAP RATE

Tax Cap Lowered From 2 Percent To 1.66 Percent

Brewster, N.Y. – 8/12/2013 – New guidelines recently released by the state comptroller’s office have revealed that because of a decline in inflation, the state’s property tax cap in 2014 will be lowered from 2 percent to 1.66 percent. Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has issued the following statement regarding the tightened tax cap.

August 12, 2013
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CARMEL NOMINATES TWO WOMEN FOR SENATOR BALL’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AND VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME EVENTS

Carmel, N.Y. – (8/07/13) – The Carmel Town Board has officially nominated Marjorie L. Nichols Keith into the 2013 40th Senate District Women of Distinction Ceremony and Yvonne Rustico into the 2013 40th Senate District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

August 11, 2013
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HUSON VALLEY REPORTER: CARMEL WOMEN HONORED AT TOWN BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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CARMEL, N.Y. – Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt presented proclamations of recognition to Carmel residents Yvonne Rustico and Marjorie Nichols Keith at a Town of Carmel Board Meeting Wednesday night.

August 9, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: PEER-TO-PEER VETERAN PROGRAM COMES TO PUTNAM

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CARMEL, N.Y. — A press conference was held Thursday morning at Spain Cornerstone Park in Carmel to announce that Pfc. Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program would open in Putnam County.

August 8, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: SEN. BALL PROPOSES LEGISLATION PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS

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CARMEL, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball has recently proposed new legislation that would close a loophole that allows level three sex offenders to live within 1,000 feet of daycare facilities.

August 8, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BALL WORKS TO HELP SONS OF 9/11 HEROES BECOME FIREFIGHTERS

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BREWSTER, N.Y. ─ State Sen. Greg Ball is working to undo a flaw in the New York Fire Department legacy points system which is keeping the sons of men who died from illnesses related to serving at Ground Zero from being able to follow their fathers’ footsteps.

August 8, 2013
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THE COURIER: MANDATE RELEIF TOPIC OF ADVISORY COUNCIL

By: Douglas Cunningham

To combat unfunded mandates imposed on schools and local governments by the state, Senator Greg Ball of Patterson has developed a Mandate Relief Advisory Council.

August 8, 2013
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THE COURIER: 3RD ROUND OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS TO OPEN

Senator Greg Ball has announced that the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council has begun. The Hudson Valley Regional Economic Development Council will again compete against nine other councils throughout the state for a total of $760 million in state funding and tax incentives.

August 8, 2013
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THE COURIER: VOLUNTEER MEETING FOR 3RD VETERANS’ THANKSGIVING DINNER SET

Senator Greg Ball and the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Chapter 21 are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner and need your help.

August 8, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES 3RD ROUND OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS, URGES JOB CREATORS TO APPLY

$760 Million In State Funding and Tax Incentives Up For Grabs

Brewster, N.Y. – 8/07/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) has begun. The Hudson Valley Regional Economic Development Council will again compete against 9 other councils throughout the state for a total of $760 million in state funding and tax incentives.

August 7, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: VETS PROGRAM DISCUSSED IN CARMEL

Andrew Vitelli

“Everybody when they come back feels like there’s something wrong with them, or they’re broken, or they’re the only ones feeling this way,” Tim Strobel, the Suffolk County program coordinator for the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program, explained to a group of local officials at Carmel’s Spain Cornerstone Park Thursday. “But when they come to this group,” Strobel continued, “they hear the other guys talking. It almost validates what they’re going through.”

August 7, 2013
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SENATOR BALL REMEMBERS GOLD STAR MOTHER HAZEL MARTINEZ

 

(Pictured 3rd from right, Hazel Martinez being honored at Senator Ball’s 2012 Mothers Day Brunch)

Brewster, N.Y. – 8/05/2013 – With a heavy heart and great sadness, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced the recent passing of Hazel Martinez, a Patterson resident and Gold Star Mother.

August 5, 2013
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LOHUD: VETERAN PEER PROGRAM TO COME TO WESTCHESTER

 

Written by: Marcela Rojas

A program meant to help veterans returning home deal with the mental and physical struggles of war is expected to roll out in Westchester and Rockland counties in the coming months.

August 5, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: GRANT OFFSETS COSTS OF GENERATOR, DISINFECTING NORTH SALEM LIBRARY’S WATER

 

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A state grant will offset the costs of a 20-kilowatt standby generator and water disinfection system, which will return safe running water to the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem this fall, its Director Carolyn Reznick said.

August 5, 2013
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO HOST FIRST VOLUNTEER MEETING FOR 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS’ THANKSGIVING DINNER

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm***

Brewster, N.Y. – 8/02/2013 –Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Chapter 21 are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner and need your help.

August 2, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT

 

By Lewisboro Ledger Staff

The Lewisboro Library will receive a $25,000 “bullet aid” grant that will be put toward the library’s planned expansion, State Sen. Greg Ball said in a press release on Monday, July 29.

August 2, 2013
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COURIER: BALL CALLS FOR ASSEMBLY TO ACT ON SEX OFFENDERS

 

The Senate has passed legislation to keep sex offenders from living next to schools and day care centers, Sen. Greg Ball said Thursday, as he called for the Assembly and the Governor to act on the measure. The Assembly did not vote on it.

August 2, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: LEWISBORO LIBRARY RECEIVES $61,000 GRANT FOR EXPANSION

 

by The Daily Voice

LEWISBORO, N.Y. — The Lewisboro Library will receive more than $61,000 in state grants to help plans for an expansion of the building.

August 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL PASSES BILL TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE AFTER LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER IS RELOCATED NEAR CARMEL SCHOOLS

 

Carmel, N.Y. – 8/1/2013 –Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee has announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation (S2578) that would close a current loophole in the law, that allows level three sex offenders to live within 1,000 feet of a day care facility. Senator Ball drafted the legislation after a level 3 sex offender was moved less than a mile from Carmel High School and St. James the Apostle School, and even closer to two preschools.

August 1, 2013
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DAILY NEWS CITES SENATOR BALL’S FIGHT TO ALLOW SONS OF FIREFIGHTERS KILLED BY 9/11 ILLNESSES TO SERVE

(Front row from left to right: James Sullivan, Jennifer McNamara, Christopher Horgan, Norman R. Cerullo, Senator Greg Ball, Larry Sullivan Jr., Rich Palmer and John Feal)

Brewster, N.Y. – 7/31/2013 – A flaw in the FDNY legacy points system has knocked the dreams of sons of 9/11 heroes seeking to serve in their father’s footsteps.

As a recent Daily News article explains, “the dreams of at least 13 men have slipped in the line to become firefighters because the complicated ‘legacy points’ system bumps offspring of 9/11 heroes looking to serve in FDNY after deaths of firefighters who died of Ground Zero-related illness considered administrative not ‘in line of duty.’”

July 31, 2013
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