Greg Ball's Press releases

MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO HOST FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY AT CAMP KIWI

*** MEDIA ADVISORY******Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 am***

July 5, 2012
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THE PATCH: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION TOP PRIORITY IN ALBANY

 

By: Greg Ball

Domestic violence is an epidemic that tears families apart and represents some of the most dangerous calls to respond to for law enforcement. The fact that nearly twenty five percent of women experience domestic violence is appalling and should be considered a public health nightmare.

June 28, 2012
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THE PATCH: PUTNAM LEADERS CALL FOR LAW TO PROHIBIT SALE OF FAKE POT [POLL]

 

By Ashley Tarr

Spice. K2. Cloud 9. Black 9.

Those are some of the names for synthetic marijuana, and several Putnam officials are calling for strict regulations to prohibit the sale and distribution of the substance.

June 28, 2012
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MOUNT KISCO RESIDENT CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY

 

Mount Kisco, N.Y. – (6/27/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joins County Legislator Peter Harckham and Assemblyman Robert Castelli join Elizabeth Riepe and her daughter Linda McCartney on Elizabeth’s 100th birthday at the Fox Senior Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

June 28, 2012
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TWO CROTON-ON-HUDSON TEENS ACHIEVE HIGHEST RANK IN SCOUTING

 

(From left to right: Eagle Scout Aaron Baltich-Schecter, Senator Greg Ball and Eagle Scout Kristian Laureiro)

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. – (6/25/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Kristian Laureiro and Aaron Baltich-Schecter of Croton-on-Hudson Boy Scout Troop 28 with a New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson.

June 26, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION IS TOP PRIORITY IN ALBANY

 

Written by Greg Ball, 40th District State Senator

Domestic violence is an epidemic that tears families apart and represents some of the most dangerous calls to respond to for law enforcement. The fact that nearly 25% of women experience domestic violence is appalling and should be considered a public health nightmare.

June 25, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION DAY AT CAMP KIWI

 

(Senator Greg Ball pictured at Camp Kiwi with owners Karla and Ivan Bellotto along with camp staff)

Mahopac, N.Y. – (6/23/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited Camp Kiwi in Mahopac on Saturday to plan for his First Responders Appreciation Day which will be held July 7th.

June 25, 2012
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION TOP PRIORITY IN ALBANY

By: Senator Greg Ball

Domestic violence is an epidemic that tears families apart and represents some of the most dangerous calls to respond to for law enforcement. The fact that nearly twenty five percent of women experience domestic violence is appalling and should be considered a public health nightmare.

June 23, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATION TO BAN SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (6/22/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), with various elected officials and members of the law enforcement community hosted a press conference to urge the Assembly and Governor to pass S6694A, legislation that would make the sale of synthetic marijuana illegal in New York State.

June 23, 2012
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SENATOR BALL CONTINUES HIS FIGHT AGAINST THE MTA TAX

Senate repeals and phases out tax for self-employed

Albany, N.Y. – (6/20/12) – The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), that will repeal the metropolitan commuter transportation tax for self-employed individuals who earn less than $250,000 annually.

June 21, 2012
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SENATOR BALL PASSES LEGISLATION THROUGH SENATE ON OUT OF NETWORK ISSUE

 

Albany, N.Y. – (6/20/12) – On January 27, 2012, and May 24, 2012 Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), along with Bedford Hills resident, Maureen Kenney and local physicians held a press conferences regarding to the Out-of-Network issue, specifically to push as for the passage of legislation to protect consumers from greedy insurance agencies.

June 21, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GREG BALL ON NYS THRUWAY REQUIRING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO PAY TOLLS

Albany, N.Y. – (6/20/2012) Emergency vehicles responding on the New York State Thruway are now being required to stop at tollbooths on their way to and from incidents.

June 20, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: LOB BECOMES ‘ANIMAL HOUSE’ FOR THE DAY

 

By Alli Sofer

The Well of the Legislative Office Building went to the dogs last Wednesday, as Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Sen. Greg Ball hosted the second annual Animal Advocacy day, highlighting legislation meant to better protect our four-legged friends.

June 20, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATION TO BAN SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

 

** MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, June 22nd at 2:30 pm***

Brewster, N.Y. – (6/20/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), with various elected officials and members of the law enforcement community will host a press conference to urge the Assembly and Governor to pass S6694A, legislation that would make the sale of synthetic marijuana illegal in New York State.

June 20, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL PASSES TWO JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS

 

Albany, N.Y. – (6/18/2012) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has passed two pieces of legislation that will create job opportunities for veterans.

June 19, 2012
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LOHUD: BALL HELPS VETS PASS ON THEIR LEGACY

 

I currently serve as chairman of state Sen. Greg Ball’s Veteran’s Advisory Council. In November of 2011, Sen. Ball held the inaugural “40th District Veterans Hall of Fame.” At this ceremony 27 veterans from every town, city and village in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties were honored for their service, bravery and dedication to this great country.

June 19, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS VIETNAM VETERAN AT PEEKSKILL ART EXHIBITION

(From left to right: Eugene Parrotta, John Bartolotta (artist), Senator Greg Ball, Rosemary Bartolotta)

Peekskill, N.Y. – (6/16/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joins Vietnam Veteran and artist John Bartolotta during an art show this past weekend at the BeanRunner Café in Peekskill.

June 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS FREE FISH FRY AT PEEKSKILL JUNETEENTH PARADE

 

Peekskill, N.Y. – (6/16/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) in cooperation with Legislator John Testa hosted a free Fish Fry at the Peekskill 2nd Annual Juneteenth Parade.

June 18, 2012
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MAHOPAC TEEN ACHIEVES EAGLE SCOUT RANKING

Photo Credit: Pascal Storino, Jr. (From left to right: Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Dorothea Buhrig, Justin Buhrig, John Buhrig, Jillian Buhrig and Senator Greg Ball).

June 18, 2012
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YORKTOWN PATCH: LAKELAND'S DAVID ACEVEDO BECOMES EAGLE SCOUT

 

By Plamena Pesheva

David Acevedo, a freshman at Lakeland High School and a member of the BSA Troop 173 out of St. Patrick’s Church, has earned Scouting’s highest honor.

June 18, 2012
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