Greg Ball's Press releases

SENATOR BALL JOINS FORMER NY YANKEE AT GRAND OPENING FOR MAHOPAC SPORTS COMPLEX

Mahopac, N.Y. – 01/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined Shane Spencer, former New York Yankee and 3 time World Series champion, at the ribbon cutting for Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex in Mahopac.

The Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Complex is an indoor sports facility geared for all sports. The facility is equipped with 5 batting cages, pitching machines, major league baseball instructors, camps, clinics, private lessons and much more.

January 6, 2014
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES CRITICAL SUPPORT FROM GOVERNOR FOR JOBS FOR HEROES PROGRAM

Albany, N.Y. – 01/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement about Governor Cuomo’s plan to support the “NY Jobs For Heroes Program” to help businesses owned by disabled veterans.

January 6, 2014
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BALL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM IN CARMEL

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CARMEL, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball plans to host a forum on the Common Core Learning Standards at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Carmel Town Hall. Parents, teachers and concerned residents from Carmel and the surrounding area are invited to attend.

January 5, 2014
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS NY SAFE ACT EXCEPT 7-BULLET LIMIT

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. District Court upheld most of the New York SAFE Act, which was challenged in a case filed against the state by several gun advocacy groups, including the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association.

January 4, 2014
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LOHUD: SENATOR BALL ON SAFE ACT: “SEVEN-BULLET LIMIT WAS IDIOTIC AT BEST”

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Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, called a court ruling Tuesday that tossed a portion of New York’s gun-control law a “huge win for our constitutional freedoms.”

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons is constitutional, however it cannot limit a magazine to seven bullets.

January 2, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON NY SAFE ACT RULING

Brewster, N.Y. – 1/02/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, one of the strongest opponents of the NY SAFE Act, issued the following statement regarding the federal court ruling.

January 2, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER LAWMAKERS HOPE FOR PRODUCTIVE 2014

by Sam Barron

NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Lawmakers in Northern Westchester are hoping 2014 will see many productive accomplishments…

State Sen.Greg Ball said he is looking forward to a 2014 session of the state Legislature and said his top focus is to pass his New York Jobs For Heroes Program, which would create a state contract preference for small businesses in New York State owned by service-connected disabled veterans.

January 2, 2014
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: BALL, VFW AUXILIARY DELIVER WINTER CLOTHES TO VA HOSPITAL

State. Sen. Greg Ball, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committees, joined the Mahopac VFW Post 5491 Ladies Auxiliary recently to deliver winter clothing to Hudson Valley veterans.

The Mahopac VFW Post 5491 Ladies Auxiliary delivered large bags of shirts, socks, underwear, sweaters, pajamas and more to the veterans at Castle Point VA Hospital.

January 2, 2014
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DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE: NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS IN NEW YORK

By: Joseph Spector

ALBANY – New laws are set to take effect Jan. 1 in New York, including an increase in the minimum wage and offering tax-free zones for businesses that locate near college campuses.

Other laws include letting the state start the selection of four upstate casinos and enacting some tax breaks for businesses.

December 31, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. GREG BALL JOINS IN RINGING OF NASDAQ CLOSING BELL

by Nathan Bruttell

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) recently helped ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ stock market .

Ball, who also serves as chairman of the state Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined with the nonprofit group Things We Read and Purple Heart Homes to participate in the closing. Things We Read is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving soldiers deployed overseas.

December 31, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF NORTH SALEM COUNCILMAN BRUCE BUCHHOLTZ

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/27/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement regarding the passing of North Salem Councilman Bruce Buchholtz.

“Bruce was an awesome guy who quietly and effectively served the people. He was a good and loyal friend and it hurts that such a good man had to leave us. My entire team is very saddened and our heart breaks for his family, we worked together with Bruce on many different initiatives to serve the people of North Salem. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family including his wife Tiffany, son Maurice and his brother Todd,” said Senator Greg Ball.

December 27, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: BALL, OUR LADY OF LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL COLLECT WINTER CLOTHING FOR VETERANS

Written by: Journal staff

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, traveled to Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie to pick up clothing that was collected for a veterans winter clothing drive.

December 27, 2013
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THE WARWICK ADVERTISER: NEW STATE LAW WILL BENEFIT THE WARWICK VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY

By: Roger Gavan

WARWICK — On Dec. 19, State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) announced that his bill that will require animal abusers to pay for the cost of care for abused animals that have been seized, had been signed by the governor and will now become law.

December 27, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER LEADERS LOOK BACK ON MEMORABLE 2013

by Sam Barron

NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Lawmakers are reflecting on a 2013 that certainly was not lacking for excitement…

State Senator Greg Ball said it was a wonderful year for Team Ball.

December 27, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HELPS RING THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET CLOSING BELL

New York , N.Y. – 12/27/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined Things We Read, a nonprofit dedicated to serving soldiers deployed overseas and communities in need, on Thursday to ring the NASDAQ stock market closing bell.

December 27, 2013
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LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL: NY’S TREATMENT OF VETS A “DERELICTION OF DUTY”

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State Sen. Greg Ball took to cable television to push for a bill that would give preference for state contracts to businesses owned by disabled veterans, telling MSNBC that New York’s treatment of veterans returning from combat amounts to a “dereliction of duty.”

December 26, 2013
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TODAY: SENATOR GREG BALL TO HELP RING THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET CLOSING BELL

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/262013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will join Things We Read, a nonprofit dedicated to serving soldiers deployed overseas and communities in need, today to ring the NASDAQ stock market closing bell.

December 26, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: VETERANS CLOTHING DRIVE SPREADS HOLIDAY JOY TO MONTROSE VA

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MONTROSE, N.Y. – A clothing drive for veterans at both the Castle Point and Montrose VA hospitals will continue throughout the winter.

Dozens of bags and boxes of winter clothing already collected were delivered to the Montrose VA over the weekend by Sen. Greg Ball’s faith-based, veterans and student advisory councils. The donations included, shirts, pants, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves, hats and shoes.

December 26, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: TURNING TRASH INTO CASH, BALL HOSTS ENERGY JOBS FORUM

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Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, hosted a community briefing regarding sustainable energy development, specifically biomass energy, and it’s prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State. Supervisor Bob Tendy accommodated the forum on Thursday evening at the Putnam Valley Town Hall.

December 26, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. GREG BALL DELIVERS CLOTHING TO MONTROSE VETS

by Justin Quinn

MONTROSE, N.Y. — Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, delivered dozens of bags and boxes of winter clothing to the Montrose VA Hospital’s Clothing Room.

He had set up numerous locations throughout the Hudson Valley area to collect the donations for the veterans.

December 26, 2013
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