Greg Ball's Press releases

CHAIRMAN BALL TOURS THORNWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Thornwood, N.Y. – (5/5/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) the Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs toured the Thornwood Fire Department this past Saturday. Chief Rich Benkwitt gave Senator Ball the tour after the Thornwood Fire District Annual Inspection Ceremony.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR BALL RECEIVES THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

 

Newburgh, N.Y. – (5/5/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was honored by the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) with a  Special Recognition Award at their yearly convention this Saturday at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh, New York.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS BBQ TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR PAWLING SENIOR PROGRAM

 

Pawling, N.Y. – (5/3/12) – In 2010, due to lack of participation , the Dutchess County Office of the Aging closed the Pawling Nutrition Program. On Thursday Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R.C) hosted a BBQ to organize seniors that are interested in re-opening the vital program.

May 7, 2012
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CARMEL RESIDENT ACHIEVES HIGHEST RANKING IN BOY SCOUTS

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (5/6/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Frank Sicignano of Carmel with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel, NY.

May 7, 2012
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CARMEL RESIDENT RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FROM LOCAL 812

 

Elmsford, N.Y. – (5/3/12) – On Thursday night Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined Local 812 (Soft Drinks and Breweries) to honor Carmel resident Bill Sampson with the Distinguished Service Award.

May 4, 2012
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GEORGE FISCHER MIDDLE SCHOOL HOSTS CONFERENCE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (5/4/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is pictured above with 7th grade students from George Fischer Middle School in Carmel at a youth conference this Friday. The youth conference was put together by the 7th grade class to give students an opportunity to sit down with their elected officials and ask questions.

May 4, 2012
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YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ACHIEVES HIGHEST SCOUT RANKING

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (4/29/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented William Jeremiah O’Brien Jr. of Yorktown with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at the United Methodist Church in Yorktown Heights.

May 1, 2012
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KEEPING KIDS SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS

I wanted to inform you that I’ve just voted to approve a package of bills to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.

May 1, 2012
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GREG BALL

Carmel, N.Y. – 5/1/2012-  Last night a fatal house fire broke out on Wyndham Lane in Carmel, NY. Authorities said, a veteran Larchmont police captain, his wife and two teenage daughters died in a house fire, and his son remains hospitalized.

May 1, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL PITCHES JOBS BILL TO ASSIST DISABLED VETERANS

by Martin Wilbur

State Sen. Greg Ball vowed last week to pass legislation that would allow businesses owned by service disabled veterans to receive preference on state contracts.

May 1, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: WEST POINT CADETS HONORED IN CAPITOL

By Amanda Verrette

In honor of West Point day last Thursday, the Legislature passed several bills protecting veteran’s rights and helping them obtain jobs. West Point day at the Capitol honored cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point and invited them to meet members of the Legislature.

May 1, 2012
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FIVE YORKTOWN GIRLS ACHIEVE HIGHEST GIRL SCOUT RANKING

Yorktown, N.Y. – 4/28/2012- Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined five Yorktown girl scouts from Girl Scout Troop 1386 during their Gold Award ceremony on Saturday. From Left to right: Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel, Girl Scout Leader Susan Somner, Nina Wahl, Julia Gonfiantini, Anna Sommer, Senator Greg Ball, Emily Monigan and Laura Leddy.

May 1, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST “PUPPY MILL PROTEST”

Due to the tragic events of Police Captain Sullivan and his family, the Puppy Mill Press Conference has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Saturday, MAY 19, 2012 ***

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/2/12)  Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), is enlisting the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents and furry friends, to address issue of “Puppy Mills” in New York State.

May 1, 2012
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PCNR: ADDITIONAL STATE MONEY PLANNED FOR DISASTER RECOVERY

By: Douglas Cunningham & Annie Chesnut

Additional money to Hudson Valley counties to help them recover from Hurricane Irene will be provided by the state, Sen. Greg Ball said Wednesday.

Ball said the state contribution will ease the burden on localities as they rebuild streams and roads. Philipstown sustained especially high damage in Putnam, and rebuilding is still continuing. Eligible disaster recovery efforts are typically covered at 75 percent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the remainder split between the state and munipalities.

April 30, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS PASTA DINNER FOR JEFFERSON VILLAGE SENIORS

Jefferson Valley, N.Y. – (4/27/2012) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) served a free pasta dinner for over 250 residents at the Jefferson Village community center this past Friday night. The dinner was complete with spaghetti, meatballs, toss salad and sliced Italian bread.

April 30, 2012
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THE PATCH: JOBS BILL WOULD HELP DISABLED VETS’ COMPANIES GET STATE CONTRACTS

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Businesses that are owned by disabled military veterans could get a boost under a proposed bill that would give them preference during the bidding process for state contracts.

April 28, 2012
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April 27, 2012
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SENATE CELEBRATES WEST POINT DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Legislation Would Help Veterans Get Jobs

The New York State Senate today welcomed cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point as part of an annual day of recognition. In honor of the celebration, the Senate passed several bills focusing on helping veterans obtain jobs and protect their rights.

April 26, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS FREE SENIOR COMMUNITY BBQ

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, May 3, 2012 ***

Raises awareness for the need of senior nutrition program

April 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL ASSEMBLES STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL, SEEKS ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

 

Council Plans Albany Mock Legislative Session 

April 25, 2012
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