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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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MSNBC: FIGHTING AGAINST VETERANS' UNEMPLOYMENT

Former congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy and State Sen. Greg Ball, R-N.Y., join Kristen Welker to talk about the employment outlook for veterans.

December 26, 2013
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THE PATCH: VOLUNTEERS GIVE WARM WINTER CLOTHING FOR VETERANS

Posted by Lanning Taliaferro

Volunteers donated, collected and distributed clothing at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose on Dec. 20.

“During this Season of Giving we are mindful that there are many, many people who lack the basic necessities of life – food, shelter, and clothing. In 2012, our Veteran’s Hospitals served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless- 21 percent more than the year before,” said Father Thomas Lutz, Chairman of state Senator Greg Ball’s Faith Based Advisory Council, in a written statement.

December 23, 2013
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THE PATCH: CAROLERS VISIT VETERANS AT MONTROSE

Posted by Ashley Tarr

State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I — Patterson) along with staff members and youngsters from the student advisory council spread holiday cheer to the veterans at the Montrose campus Friday.

December 22, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: TRASH TO CASH: BIOMASS ENERGY THE POSSIBLE JOB SOLUTION IN NEW YORK

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Putnam Valley, N.Y. – Could trash be the answer for job creation in New York? State Senator Greg Ball hosted a bi-partisan forum regarding sustainable energy development, specifically biomass energy, and it’s prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State on Thursday in Putnam Valley.

December 21, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS WINTER CLOTHING FOR MONTROSE VA VETERANS

Montrose, N.Y. – 12/21/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined his Faith Based, Veteran and Student Advisory Councils to spread holiday joy at the Montrose VA on Friday evening.

December 21, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: PAWLING SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT GETS HALF-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT

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PAWLING, N.Y. – A senior housing project in the town of Pawling has received a half-million dollar grant from the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to help with the construction of the project’s infrastructure.

The project, known as Castagna Commerce Park, is a planned mixed-use, multi-phased development that will consist of medical offices, retail stores, senior housing, and assisted living facilities. It is estimated to break ground in the summer or fall of 2014.

December 20, 2013
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Petition: NY Jobs For Heroes Program

Please sign the petition below to show your support for the creation of a "NY Jobs For Heroes Program," which will create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran owned small businesses in New York State. Senator Greg Ball along with Assemblyman Felix Ortiz have introduced Senate bill S.2803-B, and Assembly bill A.5872, which would amend the executive law, in relation to state contract preference for service-disabled veteran small businesses.  

December 20, 2013
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TURNING TRASH INTO CASH, SENATOR BALL HOSTS BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY JOBS FORUM

Putnam Valley, N.Y. – (12/20/2013) – 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 20, 2013
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FOX 23: LEGISLATION REQUIRING ABUSERS TO PAY FOR CARE OF SEIZED ANIMALS BECOMES LAW

BREWSTER, N.Y. – A bill that will require animal abusers to pay for the cost of care for abused animals that have been seized, has been signed by the Governor and will now become law.

Following the recent reports of animal cruelty statewide, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) said this legislation, S2665B, couldn’t come at a better time.

December 19, 2013
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LOHUD: TRANSFORMING GARBAGE TO ENERGY TO BE DISCUSSED IN PUTNAM VALLEY

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Turning waste into energy will discussed Thursday (Dec. 19) at Putnam Valley Town Hall as officials host a presentation from Taylor Biomass Energy. The session will focus on how garbage can be turned into gas, eliminating waste while creating energy.

December 19, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: BALL PICKS UP CLOTHING FOR MONTROSE VETERANS

by Nathan Bruttell

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) recently traveled to Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie to pick up clothing for Montrose veterans.

Ball picked up clothing that was collected for a veterans winter clothing drive that will be delivered to Hudson Valley veterans that are in need of warm clothing. Lourdes collected t-shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats for residents at the Montrose Hudson Valley VA Hospital.

December 19, 2013
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SENATOR BALL’S LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE ANIMAL ABUSERS TO PAY FOR CARE OF SEIZED ANIMALS BECOMES LAW

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/19/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that his legislation (S2665B), a bill that will require animal abusers to pay for the cost of care for abused animals that have been seized, has been signed by the Governor and will now become law.

Following the recent reports of animal cruelty statewide, Senator Ball said this legislation couldn’t come at a better time.

December 19, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES ANOTHER $500K GRANT FOR HOMETOWN

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/18/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that he has successfully worked with the Regional Economic Development Council and local partners, to secure $500,000 for Pawling, specifically the Castagna Commerce Park project in Pawling, NY.

December 18, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES $1.95 MILLION FOR PUTNAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/17/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that he has successfully worked with the Governor, the Regional Economic Development Council and critical local partners, to secure a total of $1,950,000 for economic development in and around Putnam County.

December 17, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: POUGHKEEPSIE’S LOURDES HS JOINS IN SEN. BALL’S CLOTHING DRIVE FOR VETERANS

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.– Hudson Valley veterans will be a little warmer this winter thanks to a clothing drive conducted by Poughkeepsie’s Our Lady of Lourdes High School in coordination with state Sen. Greg Ball  (R, C, I – Patterson).

Ball travelled to Our Lady of Lourdes High School last week to pick up clothing that was collected during the  drive. Lourdes collected t-shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats for residents at the Montrose Hudson Valley VA Hospital.

December 17, 2013
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ERIK MARKERT OF BREWSTER TROOP ONE ACHIEVES THE RANK OF EAGLE

Brewster, N.Y. – 12/17/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, presented Erik Kristopher Markert of Brewster Troop 1 with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster.

December 17, 2013
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