Greg Ball's Press releases

AMENIA VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Among them, was Retired Master Sergeant Joseph Piantino of Town of Amenia. Piantino was unable to attend the ceremony due to an illness. Accepting the award on his behalf was Amenia VFW Post #5444 Commander Bob Langdon.

November 21, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS FIRST RESPONDERS AND NYPD FOR FOILING HOLIDAY WEEK BOMB PLOT

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/20/11) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the arrest of Jose Pimentel, who had been planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York City.

November 21, 2011
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SENATOR BALL, TRUST BUT VERIFY “LHOTA AGREE TO AUDIT, TAX REPEAL”

 

Brewster, N.Y.  – (11/18/11) – Pending Senate confirmation Joseph Lhota will succeed Jay Walder as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In response to Lhota’s appointment Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is renewing both his call for a repeal of the MTA payroll tax and a full forensic audit of the MTA’s accounting practices.

November 21, 2011
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27 LOCAL VETERANS INDUCTED INTO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/10/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a veteran to be honored at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held on Thursday night.

November 19, 2011
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VOLUNTEERS HOST THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR 600 LOCAL VETERANS

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (11/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, along with volunteers hosted a free thanksgiving dinner for close to 600 veterans and their families at the Mahopac Fire House.

November 16, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL’S 40th DISTRICT VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

SENATOR GREG BALL’S 40th DISTRICT VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

November 8, 2011
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SENATOR BALL DEMANDS INVESTIGATION AND LEGISLATION FOLLOWING SLOW STORM RESPONSE BY FOREIGN-OWNED UTILITY

 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (11/04/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today was joined by elected leaders from throughout the Hudson Valley, calling for an investigation into the slow response time by NYSEG following last weekend’s Nor’easter. In addition to holding a hearing to examine the root of the problem at NYSEG, Chairman Ball is also introducing legislation that would prohibit a foreign-owned company from operating utility services in New York State.

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR BALL TEAMS WITH LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS ANNOUNCING PLANS TO BRING 3,000 PERMANENT JOBS TO PUTNAM COUNTY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/07/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today was joined by business leaders from throughout Putnam County announcing the need for collaboration in moving forward several shovel ready projects in the agriculture, technology, commercial, real estate, energy and manufacturing sectors. The projects represent over 3,000 permanent and 1,500 construction jobs. If state sponsored economic development support is approved, these projects could provide a significant boost to job creation and a big increase in local municipal revenues to support schools and public services.

 

November 7, 2011
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November 7, 2011
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ONLINE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NYSEG’S EMERGENCY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 

Rochester, NY – NYSEG now has applications online for its Emergency Economic Development Programs for eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million on these programs was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission on October 19.

November 3, 2011
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NYSEG CREWS HAVE RESTORED 92% OF SERVICES INTERRUPTED

Rochester, NY – NYSEG crews have now restored 92% of the 109,000 services that were interrupted as a result of the “October Surprise” snowstorm, primarily in the company’s Brewster, Liberty and Mechanicville operating divisions.

November 3, 2011
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BREWSTER NOMINATES ARTHUR HANLEY TO SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/02/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, tonight formally congratulated Retired Specialist Arthur Hanley on his nomination to the Inaugural 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

November 2, 2011
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CENTRAL HUDSON MAKES PROGRESS IN TACKLING HUNDREDS OF WIDESPREAD OUTAGES

 

Bolstered by mutual aid support from as far away as Chattanooga, Tenn., Central Hudson crews continued their steady progress today in the methodical task of restoring service in the aftermath of a powerful storm that dumped up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow onto trees that were still heavy with foliage and left more than 3 million Northeastern homes and businesses without electricity on Saturday.

November 1, 2011
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NYSEG: UPDATE

 

Rochester, NY – NYSEG expects to complete 90% of its power restoration work in the company’s Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, where NYSEG serves 85,000 customers) by the end of Wednesday and the remainder of the work by the end of Friday.

November 1, 2011
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NYSEG POWER RESTORATION TEAM MAKING PROGRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2011 – 7 a.m. 

October 31, 2011
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CENTRAL HUDSON: ELECTRICITY BACK FOR NEARLY HALF OF IMPACTED CENTRAL HUDSON CUSTOMERS

 

A field force of more than 500 repair personnel, supported by hundreds of behind-the-scenes employees, is executing on a massive Central Hudson recovery mobilization following the rare October snowstorm that prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare states of emergencies in all eight of the counties served by the utility.

October 31, 2011
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CON EDISON CREWS RESTORING SERVICE IN AFTERMATH OF STORM

Con Edison Media Relations

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2011

4:30 p.m.

October 31, 2011
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