Greg Ball's Press releases

HEROES IN TRANSITION GALA RAISES MONEY TO HELP RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS

 

(Left to right: Father Tom Lutz, Michael Warshaw, Senator Greg Ball & Duke Searles)

New York, N.Y. – 6/03/2013 –  Heroes in Transition hosted their annual gala this past weekend at the Union Square W Hotel in New York City to raise money for returning military service members.

June 3, 2013
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FOX 23: 3RD ANNUAL NYS ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tuesday, June 4th marks the third annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day.

Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco announced that the families who adopted the Railroad Puppies Hudson and Pearl, the pit bull puppies left by a railroad track in Albany, will be featured at this year’s event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

June 3, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: CORTLANDT VETERAN SELECTED AS STATE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

The chairman of Cortlandt’s Hudson Valley Veterans Committee was recently inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Greg Ball (R,C.I/Patterson).

June 3, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. GREG BALL HOSTS MOUNT PLEASANT EVENTS THIS WEEK

by Meredith Shamburger

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) will make two stops in Mount Pleasant this week to discuss school safety and meet local residents.

June 3, 2013
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BARK, MEOW AND NEIGH, IT’S TIME FOR ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY!

Ball, Tedisco to Join Albany Railroad Puppies Hudson and Pearl for 3 Annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day

Albany, N.Y. – 5/31/2013 – Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I  – Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today announced that the families who adopted Hudson and Pearl, the pit bull puppies left by a railroad track in Albany, will be featured at the 3rd Annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day on Tuesday, June 4th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany, NY.  The speaking program, which will be emceed by Steve Caporizzo, from Pet Connection, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

May 31, 2013
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL & MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOL BOARD TO HOST SCHOOL SAFETY ROUNDTABLE

Brewster, N.Y. – 5/30/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) will be hosting a School Safety Roundtable on Saturday, June 8th at Westlake High School with the Mount Pleasant Central School District Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Susan Guiney, to address school safety and mental health issues.

May 30, 2013
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‘SPONSOR A VET’ PROGRAM PLANS TRIP TO WASHINGTON MEMORIAL

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State Sen. 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 more than 100 World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this fall.

May 30, 2013
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2013 MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

 

Throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many of our communities will pay tribute to these heroes by hosting parades and ceremonies. To make it more convenient for you and your family to join in these commemorations, here is a special Memorial Day section that contains a listing of the events in our area.

May 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS FOX LANE STUDENT AS YOUTH OF THE YEAR

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/24/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) honored Elizabeth Stephenson of Mt. Kisco as the Westchester Boys and Girls Club Youth of The Year.

May 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL PASSES BILL TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF AIRPORT BODY SCAN IMAGES

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/24/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee announced that S2583, legislation that will make the misuse of body scanner images a crime in New York State, has passed the New York State Senate.

May 24, 2013
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SEN. BALL PASSES BILL TO PROTECT ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS FROM LOSING CHILD CUSTODY

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/21/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee announced today that S3507A, legislation to protect active duty military service members from losing permanent child custody due to deployment, has passed the New York State Senate.

May 21, 2013
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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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