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LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL SECURES $100,000 STATE GRANT FOR PAWLING HIGH SCHOOL

By: Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy

Students at Pawling High School are now enjoying a new fitness center thanks to a $100,000 state grant that Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has secured for his alma mater.

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR BALL DELIVERS $100K FOR ALMA MATER

Pawling, N.Y. – 04/17/2014 – Students at Pawling High School are now enjoying a new fitness center thanks to a $100,000 state grant that Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has secured for his alma mater.

“I was honored to deliver this grant for my high school. The students and sports teams didn’t have an adequate fitness facility. I am happy that this funding has allowed the school to finally make this project a reality. This is a beautiful room that will be used by many generations to come,” said Senator Greg Ball. “As long as I am in office, I will continue to fight to bring as much of our tax money back home, where it belongs.”

April 17, 2014
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LOHUD: SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY SET 5/3 IN BREWSTER

By: Randi Weiner

Information, resources and vendors involved in special education programs and products will be featured at a special needs awareness event set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy campus in Brewster.

April 17, 2014
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THE COURIER: HUNDREDS ATTEND SENIOR HEALTH FAIR AT PHC

By: ERIC GROSS

Louise Cantarella of Carmel, a volunteer at Putnam Hospital Center, was relieved that her blood pressure was perfect. “Not bad for a gal my age,” said the “seasoned” citizen who was among some 300 area residents from across the region who participated in Friday’s senior health fair at the hospital to help celebrate PHC’s golden anniversary.

April 16, 2014
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THE COURIER: HEROIN EPIDEMIC KILLS 38 YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS PUTNAM

Putnam’s heroin scourge has reached epidemic proportions with 38 young people fatally overdosing since 2012 and arrests increasing countywide for heroin sales and possession by more than 300 percent.

The startling revelations were made Friday at a forum in Mahopac attended by school and town officials from throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester, south- ern Dutchess region—a gettogether coordinated by State Senator Greg Ball and the Putnam Valley based Peers Influence Peers Program.

April 16, 2014
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY ON MAY 3RD

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Special Needs Awareness Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Campus.

Over thirty vendors will provide awareness, information, and resources for families with special needs. Senator Greg Ball has worked to organize the event with his Special Needs Advisory Council.

April 16, 2014
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SENATOR BALL TO PROVIDE FREE NARCAN KIT & TRAINING AT APRIL 24TH HEROIN ROUNDTABLE

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/14/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday, April 24th at 6PM at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY.

April 14, 2014
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: REPORT POTHOLES ON BALL’S WEBSITE

By: Reece Alvarez

State Sen. Greg Ball announced last week that the New York state 2014–15 budget agreement includes $40 million in funding to help fix potholes.

April 14, 2014
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SENATOR BALL: JOURNAL NEWS JUST TURNED DESPERATION INTO ART FORM

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/13/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), issuing the following statement regarding today’s Journal News article, “Cracks in the facade: Mahopac incidents raise questions about intolerance.”

April 13, 2014
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SENATOR BALL DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR “OPERATION: FILL IN THE HOLES” WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM & DUTCHESS TO RECEIVE OVER $2 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties will receive a total of $2,107,977.78 in state funding to help fix winter damaged roads and bridges. The funding comes from a $40 million statewide allotment in the 2014 – 2015 New York State Budget.

April 10, 2014
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SENATOR BALL WARNS THAT NYC MUNICIPAL ID WILL CREATE HOMELAND SECURITY NIGHTMARE

Ball: This Mayor’s Proposal Is Just Plain Stupid

Albany, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the New York City Municipal ID card legislation.

April 10, 2014
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MIDHUSON NEWS: PURPLE HEART HOMES TO RENOVATE NAM VET’S HOME

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson) is joining with the Purple Heart Homes organization to remodel the home of a local Vietnam war veteran.

Ball is chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee.  He said they will upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling.

April 9, 2014
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PHILIPSTOWN.INFO: SEN. GREG BALL HONORS 15 PUTNAM COUNTY STUDENTS

Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I — Patterson) joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau last week to present New York State Senate Proclamations to 15 students from across Putnam County at the 29th annual Putnam County Youth Awards Dinner.

The Youth Awards Dinner is an annual event designed to recognize outstanding youth from throughout Putnam County. Honorees were chosen by a selection committee for their community service efforts benefitting Putnam residents.

April 9, 2014
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THE PATCH: OVERDOSE INTERVENTION: NEW PROGRAM COMING TO THE HUDSON VALLEY

Posted by Lanning Taliaferro

A new state law may help first responders in the region slow down the region’s rapidly increasing rate of deaths from overdosing on heroin or other opiods such as oxycodone.

April 9, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: GROWING HEROIN EPIDEMIC IS FOCUS OF FORUM

Sen. Greg Ball leads a roundtable of educators, law enforcement and community leaders about the heroin problem in Westchester and Putnam counties.

CARMEL, N.Y. – The number of heroin overdoses in America has quadrupled since 1999, with a few already hitting Westchester County early this year.

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL & OPERATION PROM OFFER $1 PROM DRESSES

Mahopac, N.Y. – 04/08/2014 – With prom season right around the corner, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Operation PROM to help students attend prom by offering designer prom dresses for only $1. The prom dress sale took place on Sunday, April 6th from noon to 4 PM at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY.

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS MEETING WITH SUPERINTENDENTS FOCUSED ON HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Carmel, N.Y. – 04/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a roundtable meeting with school superintendents throughout the area to speak about the recent heroin and opioid epidemic on Friday afternoon at the Carmel Town Hall.

“The epidemic of heroin addiction plaguing our communities must be confronted head on. It is sickening to read and hear of the countless deaths in our community. We must get to the kids before it’s too late, talk is cheap, and what is needed is funding and resources. As legislators, we must do everything in our power to protect our children from drug addiction,” said Senator Greg Ball.

April 5, 2014
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TWC NEWS: LAWMAKERS AND LOCAL LEADERS DISCUSS HEROIN EPIDEMIC

By: Meredith Zaritheny

CARMEL N.Y. — The growing popularity of heroin has lawmakers and school superintendents across the region concerned. And Friday, they met at Carmel Town Hall for a round table meeting hosted by State Senator Greg Ball.

Where they discussed the growing traction this highly addictive drug is gaining in communities across the Hudson Valley, and most importantly what can be done to stop it.

April 5, 2014
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP FIX HEROE’S AGING HOUSE

Written by: John W. Barry

PATTERSON — Volunteers and donations are needed to help a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient from Pawling rehabilitate his 100-year-old home.

While serving in the U.S. Army in the Mekong Delta in 1969, Daniel Flanigan suffered multiple wounds, including head injuries, when an enemy grenade exploded next to him during an ambush.

April 4, 2014
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SENATOR BALL CO-HOSTS SENIOR HEALTH FAIR TO CELEBRATE PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Carmel, N.Y. – 04/04/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Putnam Hospital Center to host a free senior health fair to celebrate Putnam Hospital Center’s 50th anniversary on Friday morning.

“I was very excited to host a free senior health fair for our senior citizens to celebrate Putnam Hospital Center’s 50th birthday! This senior fair was a wonderful opportunity for seniors to come in to receive free information and services,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am continuing my fight to deliver much needed funding for senior programs throughout the district, I’m also fighting to freeze school taxes for seniors and constantly working to support the concerns of individual constituents throughout my district.”

April 4, 2014
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