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THE JOURNAL NEWS: PRIVATE-SCHOOL BUSING FACES FORK IN ROAD

Written by: Michael Risinit

How far school buses will travel to bring students to private schools may become one of the next tugs of war in Albany as the region’s top education officials have suggested reducing the distance and some lawmakers want to increase it.

March 28, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: SOMERS' THELMA BARLOW TO BE HONORED BY GREG BALL

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – Thelma Barlow recently got a call from Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy’s office, telling her she was about to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of 40th District Women of Distinction.

March 28, 2012
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: NORTH SALEM’S HELLWINKEL TO BE HONORED BY BALL

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem’s Janice Hellwinkel got a call from Town Supervisor Warren Lucas during the winter, telling her she was to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of the 40th District Women of Distinction.

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS DOVER PLAINS EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Chris Odell of Patterson Troop 440 with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Carmel High School on Saturday.

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS MAHOPAC EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Jake Isherwood with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Putnam National Golf Club Saturday.

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINS PATTERSON CUB SCOUTS AT MOVING UP CEREMONY

Patterson, N.Y. – (3/24/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined boys from Patterson Cub Scout pack 133 at their blue and gold ceremony on Saturday at the Patterson Fire Department.

March 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL WORKS WITH STUDENTS TO PREVENT BULLYING

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (3/22/12) – Students from all over Putnam County joined Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) over pizza and soda to share their stories on bullying, and how it has affected their lives and education.

March 23, 2012
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SENATOR BALL AND CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL TAKE ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION ISSUE

 

Parents concerned over devastating potential reduction in transportation mileage for catholic and private schools plan trip to Albany

March 23, 2012
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Join Senator Ball's Fight for Parents Choice on Education

It has come to our attention that local, public school districts are, in the course of seeking mandate relief from the state, recommending that such relief come in a reduction of the maximum mileage at which a district is required to bus nonpublic school students.  Such a reduction, from the current state law mandate of 15 miles to a mere 5 miles, would negatively impact taxpayers’ ability to send their sons and daughters to religious and private schools.  Namely, it would eliminate your right to school choice.

March 21, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: BALL TO HOLD CONFERENCE CALL ON BUSING LIMITS

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. — Due to overwhelming public response to state Sen. Greg Ball’s position on private school busing, the telephone number for his planned conference call at 6 p.m. Wednesday has been changed to (559) 726-1200, access code 127034. The new number has the capacity to accommodate broader participation.

March 21, 2012
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CROTON-ON-HUDSON SELECTS LONG TIME RESIDENT AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s village board meeting the Village of Croton-on-Hudson selected Rosalind Morrissey as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 20, 2012
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BALL, SPORTSMEN,“LOCK AND LOAD!” PLEDGE TO FIGHT MICROSTAMPING IN ALBANY

(Left to right: NRA representative Darin Goens, Mahopac resident Steve Clorofilla, NYSRPA President Tom King, Senator Greg Ball, Henry Lang and Carmel resident Nick Castellano.)

March 20, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Ball's Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame

 

***Friday, March 30th at 6 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/12) – Over the past several months, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has traveled to towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his district wide Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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MILAN SELECTS LIFE LONG VOLUNTEER AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Milan, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s town hall meeting the town of Milan selected Ann Mancini as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 20, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: BALL HOLDS BUSING FORM AT SOMERS JFK HIGH SCHOOL

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – Over 400 people packed the auditorium at Kennedy Catholic High School (JFK) on Thursday evening when Sen. Greg Ball held a discussion on the threat to repeal the state law requiring private school students to be bused at taxpayers’ expense.

March 19, 2012
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SENATOR BALL LEADS STATE EFFORT TO SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOB CREATION

 

Yorktown, N.Y. – (2/16/12) –Surrounded by local elected officials and small businesses owners, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a roundtable focused on local job creation. Senator Ball tapped the talents of economic development expert Mayor Delfino for the event, the former Mayor of White Plains who oversaw an impressive economic renaissance.

March 16, 2012
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MAHOPAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (3/16/12) – The students at Mahopac High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Friday afternoon in Mahopac, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley, including Mahopac resident Retired Corporal Josef Tschinkel. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran and they were all honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November

March 16, 2012
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SENATOR PROMISES TO FIGHT FOR PARENTS CHOICE ON EDUCATION

 

Parents concerned over devastating potential reduction in transportation mileage for catholic and private schools

March 16, 2012
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