Greg Ball's Press releases

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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CARMEL HS STUDENT NAMED PRESIDENT OF NYS FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/1/2013) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the Co-Chairman of his Student Advisory Council and Carmel High School Junior, Steven Youssef, has been elected as the President of the New York State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FBLA is the nation’s largest business organization for ambitious youth. FBLA has nearly 250,000 members and has molded many successful individuals.

May 1, 2013
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LOHUD: LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLERS LEARN FROM AREA POLITICO

 

Jacob Bayer of Horace Greeley High School (right) and William McDermott of Somers High School (middle) recently shadowed state Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) (right) in Albany. The League of Women Voters of New York State sponsored the day, which was part of a larger conference, titled Students Inside Albany, a four-day training experience designed to immerse students in how public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York state.

April 30, 2013
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SEN BALL: ‘CUT THE CRAP’

 

By JOSEFA VELASQUEZ

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is asking the Legislature to “cut the crap” when it comes to corruption in politics.

April 29, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL & HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER HOST FREE ‘SPRING SENIOR EXPO’

 

Cortlandt, N.Y. – (4/26/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to offer seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair. The fair was hosted on April 26 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

April 26, 2013
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PAWLING SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTER TO REOPEN

 

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and New York State Senator Greg Ball are  pleased the Dutchess County Office of the Aging will reopen its Senior Friendship Center next month (May) to serve Pawling, Beekman and surrounding area senior citizens.   The Senior Friendship Center will be located at the Town Hall Annex at 154 Charles Coleman Boulevard in Pawling and will be open each Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm.     CountyExecutive Molinaro and Senator Ball invite residents to celebrate the “Grand ReOpening” at an Open House kick-off event on Thursday, May 9th from 11am to 1pm.

April 25, 2013
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