Greg Ball's Press releases

NEW YORK TIMES: PAPER THAT PUT GUN PERMIT MAP ONLINE HIRES ARMED GUARDS

 

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A newspaper based in White Plains that drew nationwide anger afterpublishing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders last month is being guarded by armed security personnel at two of its offices, the publisher said Wednesday.

January 2, 2013
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NEWS DAY: JOURNAL NEWS BID FOR LIST OF GUN PERMITS REJECTED BY PUTNAM COUNTY

 

Putnam County officials have announced they will not turn over information to a local newspaper regarding pistol permit holders in the county. The records are public information maintained by the county clerk’s office.

January 2, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: PUTNAM VOWS TO WITHHOLD GUN DATA

 

Written by: John W. Barry

Putnam County officials, who say they will refuse a newspaper’s request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits, would break state law by withholding the data, a state official said.

January 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON POST: PUTNAM COUNTY, NY, OFFICIALS: WE WON’T RELEASE GUN PERMIT INFO TO NEWSPAPER

 

y Associated Press

CARMEL, N.Y. — Officials in Putnam County, N.Y., say they will reject a newspaper’s request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits — a move an open government advocate calls illegal.

January 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON POST: CANCEL YOUR JOURNAL NEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS, URGES N.Y. SENATOR

 

Posted by Erik Wemple

In a just-concluded interview on the Fox News program “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, New York Sen. Greg Ball called upon citizens to “cancel their subscriptions” to the Journal News, the outlet that has controversially printed the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.

January 2, 2013
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POLITICKER: PUTNAM COUNTY REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN NEWSPAPER’S GUN OWNER ADDRESS MAP

 

By Hunter Walker

Putnam County doesn’t want to help the Journal News newspaper with its map of gun owner’s home addresses. To make the controversial map, the newspaper used addresses obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request for pistol permit records from Westchester and Rockland Counties. They made a similar request in Putnam, but  County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Clerk Denis Sant plan to announce their decision not to release the records at a press conference this afternoon.

January 2, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: BALL, GALEF, KATZ ARE SWORN IN AT PUTNAM COURTHOUSE

 

by Michael Nocella

CARMEL, N.Y. – Before saying goodbye to 2012, the Putnam County Courthouse hosted the swearing-in ceremony for New York state elected officials as well as Putnam County legislators and coroners.

January 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL DROPS PUCK WITH FORMER NY RANGER FOR FREE DAY OF CHILDREN’S HOCKEY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/27/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) joined former New York Rangers Defenseman and NHL All-Star, Ron Greschner at the Brewster Ice Arena for the New York Rangers, ‘Try Hockey For Free’ event.

December 31, 2012
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BREITBART: NY PAPER TO PUBLISH ADDITIONAL GUN OWNERS’ NAMES, ADDRESSES

 

by WARNER TODD HUSTON

The New York newspaper that drew criticism for publishing the names and addresses of hundreds of legal gun permit holders is doubling down by publishing the personal information of even more law-abiding gun owners.

December 30, 2012
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REUTERS: NEW YORK NEWSPAPER TO LIST MORE GUN PERMIT HOLDERS AFTER UPROAR

 

By Noreen O’Donnell

NEW YORK | Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:05am EST (Reuters) – A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts bypublishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.

December 29, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: PEEKSKILL RECEIVES $425,000 IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

 

The City of Peekskill learned last week it had been awarded three state grants totaling $425,000 for projects designed to enhance the city’s downtown historic district and waterfront.

December 28, 2012
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POLITICKER: STATE SENATOR SLAMS ‘ASININE’ NEWSPAPER EDITORS WHO PUBLISHED GUN PERMIT MAP

 

By Hunter Walker

Over the weekend, The Journal News newspaperpublished maps with the addresses and names of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. The information for the map was legally obtained by the paper through a Freedom of Information Act request, however it sparked a nationwide controversy among those who considered the map a privacy violation. This morning, State Senator Greg Ball weighed in by proposing legislation to keep gun records private and prevent the publication of similar stories in the future. He also blasted “the asinine editors at The Journal News” who published the map.

December 26, 2012
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL SCOLDS JOURNAL NEWS FOR POSTING PERMIT DATA

 

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:59 am by Casey Seiler,

Sen. Greg Ball says he is outraged at the Journal News for posting public gun-license data for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and called in the paper to take down its interactive map — which Ball’s statement obligingly includes a link to.

December 26, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS: SENATOR BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON JOURNAL NEWS GUN PERMIT MAP AND INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT FUTURE ACTS OF IDIOCY

 

Ball: “Asinine Journal News Editors treat sex offenders better than law abiding gun owners”

December 26, 2012
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Happy Holidays!

Dear Friend,

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season and wonderful New Year. I cannot thank you enough for your friendship and partnership in making this Empire State great once again.

December 24, 2012
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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL HELPS SECURE $425K TO BOLSTER PEEKSKILL’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Rasheed Oluwa

Peekskill officials believe $425,000 in grants that Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, announced Wednesday are being awarded to the city will boost development downtown and on the waterfront.

December 20, 2012
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THE PATCH: NWH TO GET $1 MILLION IN FUNDS

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco will get $1 million in state-associated funding for several of its upcoming projects, state Sen. Greg Ball’s office announced.

December 20, 2012
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BALL HITS $4M HOMERUN FOR LOCAL PROJECTS

 

Announces $92.8 Million For a Total of 84 Job Creating Projects in the Mid-Hudson Region Including $2M Dover, $500K Pawling, $1M NW Hospital, $425K Peekskill

December 19, 2012
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THE PATCH: BREWSTER BOARD OF ED OKS TRACK IMPROVEMENTS; PLANS TO SPEND $87,000

 

By Ashley Tarr

Six of the seven Brewster Board of Education trustees voted Tuesday in favor of moving forward with major improvements to the high school track.

December 12, 2012
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