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SENATOR GREG BALL JOINS MAHOPAC LADIES AUXILIARY TO DELIVER WINTER CLOTHING TO HUDSON VALLEY VETERANS

Mahopac, N.Y. – 12/09/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined the Mahopac VFW Post 5491 Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday to deliver much needed winter clothing to Hudson Valley veterans.

December 9, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

Sincerely,

December 6, 2013
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OP-ED: SENATOR GREG BALL THANKS COMMUNITY FOR VETERANS EVENTS

Over the last few months we hosted three large events all focused on saying ‘thank you’ to our veterans. In September, we hosted a bus trip allowing dozens of World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial built in their honor at the National Mall in Washington DC. In November, we hosted our third annual Veterans Hall of Fame, honoring 27 veterans for their service to our country and including them on a traveling Wall of Fame. Then most recently, we hosted the third annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner, where over 800 veterans and their guests were treated to a free Thanksgiving meal.

December 6, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. GREG BALL HOSTS CLOTHING DRIVE

by The Daily Voice

SOMERS, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) is hosting a special clothing drive in Somers for local veterans.

Ball, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, recently announced that veterans at both the Montrose and Castle Point Hudson Valley VA Hospitals are in need of shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats for the winter. Ball is mobilizing the Faith Based Advisory Council and Veterans Advisory Councils to host the clothing drive for Hudson Valley veterans that are in need of warm clothes this winter.

December 6, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HELPS CUT RIBBON FOR NEW MAHOPAC BUSINESS

Mahopac, N.Y. – 12/05/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined the Greater Mahopac- Carmel Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon to help cut the ribbon for The X [TRA] Change, a new business located on route 6 in Mahopac.

December 5, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HUDSON VALLEY VETERANS

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/04/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that veterans at both the Montrose and Castle Point Hudson Valley VA Hospitals are in need of t-shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats for the winter.

December 4, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY JOBS FORUM

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/02/2013) – Senator Greg Ball Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be hosting a community briefing regarding sustainable energy development, specifically biomass energy, and it’s prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State.

December 2, 2013
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MAHOPAC LIGHTS CHRISTMAS TREE AND MENORAH

Mahopac, N.Y. – 12/02/2013  – Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce at their annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Saturday evening.

December 2, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON JAMES LOVELL, MTA TRAIN DERAILMENT VICTIM

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/1/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the death of Cold Spring resident, James Lovell, in this morning’s Metro-North train derailment.

December 1, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON MTA TRAIN DERAILMENT

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/1/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Metro-North train derailment.

December 1, 2013
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THE COURIER: SEVEN SWORN INTO VETERANS HALL OF FAME

By: ERIC GROSS

Seven residents of Putnam County were among 27 men and women to be inducted into the 40th Senate District’s Third Annual Veterans Hall of Fame.

November 30, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN SHARES THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH ITS VETERANS

by The Daily Voice

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — More than 800 veterans and guests from around Westchester and Putnam County were greeted with welcome signs, cheers and thank you cards by hundreds of volunteers at a Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23.

November 27, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS CORNELL COOPERATIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/27/2013) – Senator Greg Ball attended the 70th Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel to honor two outgoing board of directors members with New York State Senate Proclamations. Senator Ball honored Suzanne Willis for three years of service and Richard Henke for seven years of service to Cornell Cooperative Extension. Patricia Madigan was also honored for 25 years of service.

November 27, 2013
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WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE FOR VETERANS

Senator Greg Ball’s Faith Based Advisory Council is hosting a clothing drive for local veterans in Hudson Valley VA Hospitals that are in need of winter clothing.

Items needed are: t-shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats.

November 26, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL: MONTROSE VA HOSPITAL SERVICES ARE SECURE

by The Daily Voice

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) said he is working to ensure that the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Montrose is moving forward.

Ball, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, met with officials of the VA hospital in Montrose recently to get a “firm commitment” that the services are secure.

November 25, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: MAHOPAC SENIOR CITIZENS CUT RUG AT ‘SENIOR PROM’

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – More than 250 seniors attended the 11th annual Senior Citizen Prom at Mahopac High School on Sunday.

The annual event had a sock-hop theme this year, and seniors were treated to music, dancing and dinner, while also being given a chance to interact with more than 100 students from the Mahopac High School Student Athletic Council, which sponsors the event.

November 25, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS YORKTOWN RESIDENT FOR HELPING SAVE TWO NEIGHBORS FROM HOUSE FIRE

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/24/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement commending Yorktown resident, Brian Avery, for rescuing two neighbors from a house fire on Sunday afternoon.

November 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL SECURES $5,000 GRANT FOR MAHOPAC SENIOR CITIZEN PROM

Mahopac, N.Y. – 11/24/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was at the Mahopac High School Senior Citizen Prom this weekend to present at $5,000 state grant that he successfully secured for the yearly event.

November 24, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: VETERANS HONORED IN WESTCHESTER HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

by Justin Quinn

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Westchester veterans were among those inducted into the 40th state Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame on Thursday in a ceremony at the Mahopac Falls School auditorium.

November 24, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BALL’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONORS LOCAL HEROES

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Veterans were met with cheers, applause and, in one Marine’s case, chants of “oorah,” when they were awarded plaques Thursday night. The veterans were inducted into state Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans Hall of Fame in his third annual ceremony, held at Mahopac Falls Elementary School. The induction featured 27 servicemen and women this year, all from Ball’s 40th Senate District.

The group included veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

November 24, 2013
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