Greg Ball's Press releases

SENATOR GREG BALL SELECTS CORTLANDT VETERAN AS 2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/21/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored Town of Cortlandt resident, William Nazario, at the annual New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame event in Albany, NY.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR BALL AGAIN PASSES BILL TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS OF DECEASED MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/20/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee announced today that S2655A, legislation that would require New York State to count the absentee or military ballots of any active duty service member killed in the line of duty before the election, has passed the New York State Senate.

May 20, 2013
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: BALL, PAULIN HOPE COLLEAGUES WILL SUPPORT ‘HANNAH’S LAW’

 

By JOSEFA VELASQUEZ

Hannah’s law, a bill named after an eight-year-old girl and sponsored by Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, passed the Senate unanimously and was delivered to the Assembly earlier this month.

May 20, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: PIRRAGLIA HONORED FOR AUTISM WORK

 

By Jane K Dove

Theresa Pirraglia of Katonah, founder of a special needs school for children with autism, has been nominated by New York state Sen. Greg Ball as his 2013 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. Ms. Pirraglia will represent the 40th New York State Senate District, which covers Lewisboro and Katonah.

May 16, 2013
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SEN. BALL, HEROES IN TRANSITION & MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART ASK RESIDENTS TO “SPONSOR A VET” FOR WWII TRIP TO D.C.

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/15/2013) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Heroes in Transition, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 21, are asking the public to “sponsor a vet” to help them send over one hundred World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. this fall.

May 15, 2013
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CHAPPAQUA MOM INSPIRES BILL TO TRAIN TEACHERS IN FOOD ALLERGY EMERGENCIES

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/14/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced today that he is co-sponsoring S4876, a piece of legislation that will require newly certified teachers to receive instruction on the use of an epinephrine auto-injector .

May 14, 2013
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MID HUDSON NEWS: MAN BUSTED FOR POSSESSING GUN WITH NINE-BULLET CLIP

 

NEW LEBANON – State Police have arrested a Hopewell Junction man for possessing a legally possessed handgun, but with a clip containing nine bullets. The new state SAFE Act limits the amount of rounds in a clip to seven.

May 14, 2013
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GUN GRAB IN FULL SWING, DUTCHESS MAN ARRESTED FOR HAVING 9 BULLETS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/13/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee issued the following statement in regards to the recent reports of a Dutchess County man being arrested for violating the “NY SAFE Act”.

May 13, 2013
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OP-ED SENATOR GREG BALL: NEW YORK HAS FALLEN TO THE BACK OF THE PACK

I recently returned from an Economic Development Tour in Austin, Texas and while the focus was on jobs and economic development, I took time most days to run the 8 miles or so around the city’s lake.

May 13, 2013
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YORKTOWN TEEN ACHIEVES HIGHEST RANKING IN SCOUTING

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 5/13/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) presented Jacob Wassey of Yorktown Troop 267 with a New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

May 13, 2013
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FOUNDER OF SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL NAMED STATEWIDE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

Albany, N.Y. – 5/08/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has nominated Theresa Pirraglia of Katonah as his 2013 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS TWO PUTNAM RESIDENTS AS NYS SENIOR CITIZENS OF THE YEAR

 

[From left to right: Cheyanne Alberti (accepting on behalf of Hazel Martinez), Senator Greg Ball and John Hyland]

Albany, N.Y. – (5/08/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) honored Hazel Martinez of Patterson and John Hyland of Brewster as the Putnam County New York State Senior Citizens Of The Year. New York State Senior Citizens’ Day was created to honor those who help others and make their communities better for citizens of all ages.

May 8, 2013
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JOYCE BUTTERFIELD NAMED AS POUND RIDGE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/06/13) – Joyce Butterfield has been honored as the Town of Pound Ridge’s nomination for the 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson).

May 6, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL MEETS WITH NEW CASTLE & SOMERS LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/06/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) met with the League of Women Voters from New Castle and Somers on Friday in his district office in Brewster, NY.

May 6, 2013
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PATCH: COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR VETS WITH PTSD EXPANDS TO HUDSON VALLEY

 

By Lanning Taliaferro

A pilot program to help New York service men and women suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder will expand to seven Hudson Valley counties including Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.

May 3, 2013
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LOHUD: VETERANS MENTAL-HEALTH PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM EXPANDING TO AREA

 

Written by Robert Marchant

A new program for veterans coping with mental-health issues and neurological problems will be rolled out through the Lower Hudson Valley in the coming months.

May 3, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN 8-YEAR-OLD INSPIRES PROPOSED STATE LAW

 

by Nathan Bruttell

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown 8-year-old Hannah Devane suffers from a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.

May 3, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PEER-TO-PEER VETERANS COUNSELING PROGRAM TO WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM COUNTIES

 

Ossining, N.Y. – (5/02/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee today announced funding for the continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program to Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties.

May 2, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: WESTCHESTER OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE VETERANS COUNSELING EXPANSION

 

by Nathan Bruttell

OSSINING, N.Y. – State Senators, county officials and veterans groups will join in Ossining on Thursday to announce the expansion of a new program aimed at assisting veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Westchester.

May 2, 2013
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8 YEAR OLD GIRL INSPIRES LAW THAT PASSES NYS SENATE FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, BALL URGES ASSEMBLY TO ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/1/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed Hannah’s Law S2287. 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.

May 1, 2013
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