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THE PATCH: VETS HONORED WITH A DISTRICT HALL OF FAME

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Mention Flavio Benini to those who knew him and they will list his significant accomplishments. These memories include his World War II service in the Philippines, in which he worked to detect landmines and was severely wounded. They also include a time in the 1950s, when as a Mount Kisco police officer, he pulled a woman out of a vehicle that was stuck on railroad tracks and was in danger of being hit by an oncoming train.

May 22, 2012
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EXAMINER: BALL PUSHES TO REGULATE PUPPY MILLS

 

State Senator Greg Ball (R-Patterson) has enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents, the Westchester County SPCA, and their furry friends to address the issue of puppy mills in New York.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Tuesday, May 22nd  ***

 

 

Albany , N.Y. – (5/21/2012) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 1:45 PM, immediately following the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee meeting, in room 124 of the Capitol, on the need for Job Creation Opportunities for Veterans.

May 21, 2012
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THE PATCH: NWH & GREG BALL HOLD SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

The Boys & Girls Club played host Friday to a Health and Wellness Fair supporting the needs of senior citizens. The event was sponsored by Northern Westchester Hospital and state Sen. Greg Ball.

May 21, 2012
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NEWSDAY: SENATE HALL OF FAME TO ADD LOCAL VETERAN

 

By MEGHAN MURPHY

Vietnam veteran Eugene Parrotta, an advocate for soldiers, will represent Westchester County’s 40th Senate District in the 2012 New York Senate Veteran Hall of Fame, state Sen. Greg Ballannounced Sunday at the Mount Kisco American Legion.

May 21, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS “PUPPY MILL PROTEST”

 

Somers, N.Y. – (5/19/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), has enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents, the Westchester County SPCA, and their furry friends, to address issue of “Puppy Mills” in New York State.

May 21, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS GRAND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND ANNOUNCES NYS VETERAN NOMINEE

 

Mount Kisco, N.Y. – (5/20/2012) On Sunday, May 20 Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) The Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs hosted a Grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for his Veterans Wall of Fame. At the ceremony Senator Ball announced that Croton-on-Hudson resident, Eugene Parrotta will be his nominee for the 2012 New York State Veterans’ Hall of fame.

May 20, 2012
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LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL BILL TARGETS ‘PUPPY MILLS,’ FOCUSES ON HYGIENE, HEALTH AT DOG BREEDERS

 

Written by: Rob Ryser

SOMERS — Puppies raised in factory-like conditions would get better nutrition, better exercise and better veterinary care under a bill sponsored by state Sen. Greg Ball.

May 20, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: BALL PROTESTS PUPPY MILLS AT RALLY IN SOMERS

 

by Rick Pezzullo

SOMERS, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) has enlisted some dogs to gather support for legislation he proposed to improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care.

May 20, 2012
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Eugene Parrotta

A recipient of the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam and a retired member of Laborers Local 79 in New York City, Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta was born on January 1, 1947 in New York City, and served in the United States Army. 

Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta volunteers his time as the Chairman of the Veterans Advocacy Council (VAC) at the Montrose FDR VA Campus and the Castle Point VA Campus. He recently secured 23 affordable veterans-only housing units at the new Round Top housing complex in Montrose. 

Specialist Fourth Class Parrotta is the second among three consecutive family generations to see combat as a member of the United State military. 

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS $50,000 TO YORKTOWN & LAKELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAM

Yorktown, N.Y. – (5/11/12)  Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), successfully secured $50,000 for the Yorktown & Lakeland Central School Districts, which will be used to pay for Athletic Medical and Safety Equipment.

May 17, 2012
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DEMOCRAT & CHRONCILE: THERE'S STILL TIME FOR N.Y. LAWMAKERS TO ADDRESS 'PUPPY MILLS'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week that he wants to strengthen the safety net for New Yorkers with disabilities ensures legislators will be busy through the June 21 end of the session. They should be mindful not to let other important initiatives, such as tightening regulations on New York’s dog-breeding operations, get lost in the shuffle.

May 17, 2012
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TONAWANDA NEWS: SENATE OKs BILL FOR VETS

STAFF REPORTS Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill aimed to help disabled veterans by granting them preference in obtaining competitive state contracts.

May 17, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL EARNS RECOGNITION, GETS DISABLED VETS BILL PASSES THROUGH THE SENATE

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was honored by the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) with a Special Recognition Award at their yearly convention recently at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh.

May 17, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEALTH YORKTOWN RUN BENEFITS LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

by Rick Pezzullo

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Students in the Yorktown and Lakeland school districts were the real winners of the second annual Health Yorktown Health & Fitness 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR BALL & COUNTY EXECUTIVE ASTORINO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONOREES

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Sunday, May 20th at 2:30 p.m.***

Grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Senator Ball, County Executive Astorino and Assemblyman Castelli

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL & NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL HOST SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/14/12) Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R.C), along with Northern Westchester Hospital will be hosting a “Senior Health and Wellness Expo” on Friday, May 18th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

May 16, 2012
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CHAIRMAN BALL PASSES JOBS BILL FOR SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS

 

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Albany, N.Y. – (5/15/12), Today, the New York State Senate passed Senator Greg Ball’s        (R, C – Patterson) bill, S2423, which would give service disabled veterans preference on state contracts.

May 16, 2012
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MAHOPAC TEEN ACHIEVES HIGHEST RANKING IN SCOUTING

 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (5/12/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Richard Hoover of Mahopac with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Grace Lutheran Church in Yorktown.

May 16, 2012
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Erin Bentivegna

Erin Bentivegna is a seventh grade student at Mahopac Middle School and a three-time cancer survivor. She has been recognized for her indomitable spirit and serves as an inspiration and role model for those facing difficult challenges.

May 14, 2012
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