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LOHUD: IBM JOB CUTS RISE; SEN. GREG BALL CALLS FOR TIGHTER RULES

 

Total nationwide job cuts in IBM Corp.'s latest quarterly round of reductions have now climbed to 1,440.

March 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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DAILY PEEKSKILL: BALL HOSTS EDUCATION FORUM IN PEEKSKILL

 

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The state tax cap and mandates, both unfunded and partially unfunded, were the hot topics of conversation at an education forum at Peekskill High School Tuesday evening hosted by District 40 State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson).

March 1, 2012
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DAILY CORTLANDT: VETERANS HONORED IN HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL

 

by Jessica Glenza

MONTROSE, N.Y. – World War II veteran Frank Campanaro was honored by New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) Tuesday afternoon, his picture and a brief biography hung on Ball’s Veteran’s Wall of Fame in the Hendrick Hudson High School main hallway.

March 1, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

By Liz Giegerich

A proud 88-year-old retired Sergeant Squad Leader stood amongst teenagers and local politicians at Hendrick Hudson High school Tuesday, honored to be a part of the Veterans Wall of Fame. WWII Veteran Frank Campanaro, a Town of Cortlandt resident, said he was surprised to be picked out of the many veterans in the area to be featured as one of the 27 featured with photographs and biographies on the Wall. New York State 40th District Senator Greg Ball and his Veterans Committee created the wall last year. Featured veterans were nominated by their local municipalities.

March 1, 2012
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MAHOPAC NEWS: SENATOR BALL TALKS TAX RELIEF

 

by Kathleen Maffetone

New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) told the Town Board Feb. 15 that although the property tax levy cap isn’t perfect, it is a first step towards tax relief for property owners.

March 1, 2012
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: IBM JOB CUTS RISE; SEN. BALL CALLS FOR AID BLOCK

 

Written by: Craig Wolf

Total nationwide job cuts in IBM Corp.’s latest quarterly round of reductions have now climbed to 1,440.

March 1, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL AND SENATOR ZELDIN CALL FOR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD SAVE MONEY FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND LIBRARIES

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/1/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be joined by Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) on Friday to call for a full repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax and full forensic audit of the MTA’s accounting practices.

March 1, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: IN THE WAKE OF IBM LAYOFFS, BALL URGES LEGISLATION TO END TAX INCENTIVES FOR COMPANIES THAT OFFSHORE JOBS

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/29/12) – In the wake of the news that IBM is laying off more than 1,000 jobs nationwide— 200 here in the Hudson Valley— Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is holding a press conference to discuss his legislation that would end tax incentives for companies that offshore jobs. Senator Ball will also renew calls for the state to get a guarantee from IBM that they will keep jobs in New York, and be transparent in their reporting practices.

 

March 1, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL BRINGS CASE AGAINST FRACKING TO POUND RIDGE

 

by Bob Dumas

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. –  Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) took his case against hydrofracking to the Pound Ridge community last week when he gave a presentation on the topic at the Pound Ridge Library that depicted the alleged side effects of the controversial gas-extraction method.

February 28, 2012
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Which Veteran would you like to see represent the 40th Senate district in the 2012 New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame?

Amenia, Retired Master Sergeant Joseph Piantino

Bedford, Retired Electrician’s Mate Second Class James Thorne

Beekman, Retired Technical Sergeant Kenneth H. Mallen

Brewster, Retired Specialist E-4 Arthur L. Hanley

Buchanan, Retired Shipfitter Third Class Russ Harrison

Carmel, Retired Corporal Joseph Tschinkel

Philipstown and Cold Springs, Retired Sergeant Joseph Etta

Cortlandt, Retired Sergeant Squad Leader Frank L. Campanaro

Croton, Retired Specialist 4 Eugene Parrotta

Dover, Lance Corporal John Curtin

Kent, Specialist Fifth Class Gilbert W. Tarbox

Lewisboro, Retired Private First Class Robert Williams

Milan, Retired Private First Class Stanley Zatwarnicki

Mount Kisco, Retired First Lieutenant Flavio Benini, posthumously

North Salem, Retired Corporal Herbert F. Geller

North East, Retired Corpsman Herbert D. Day, Jr.

Patterson, Retired Sergeant Joseph J. Morrissey

Pawling (Town), Retired E-4 Firefighter Gerard Christiansen

Pawling (Village), Retired Sergeant John Claudet

Peekskill, Retired Specialist 4 Duke A. Searles

Pine Plains, Retired Sergeant Allan Blackmar

Pound Ridge, Captain Eric A Jones, posthumously

Putnam Valley, Retired Technical Sergeant Robert J. Ulrich, Sr.

Somers, Retired Technical Sergeant Stephen M. Moravick, Sr.

Southeast, Retired Captain James Ryan

Yorktown, Retired Sergeant John T. McQuillan

Senator Ball Nominee, Retired Staff Sergeant Bert Gonci

February 28, 2012
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SENATOR BALL NAMES MAHOPAC HS STUDENT AS CHAIRMAN OF STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Mahopac, N.Y.  – (2/27/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) named Mahopac High School senior Brian Reilly as the Chairman of his Student Advisory Committee.

February 28, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/27/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

February 27, 2012
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LOHUD: FREE VETERANS’ BURIALS SOUGHT

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

New York is one of only 10 states not participating in a federal program that pays for a final resting place for those who served their country.

February 27, 2012
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THE PATCH: BALL, CASTELLI CALL FOR LEGISLATURE TO PASS STATE VETS CEMETERY LAW

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Two state lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to pass legislation that will let New York enter into a federal funding program to create a state veterans’ cemetery for the area.

February 24, 2012
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DAILY MT. KISCO: BALL SPEAKS IN MT KISCO ON VETERAN’S CEMETERY BILL

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) of the 40th Senate District visited Mount Kisco on Thursday and spoke passionately about trying to pass his veteran’s assistance bill that is currently on the floor. His bill, labeled S5381A/A1386A, is to make New York state create a state-owned cemetery in his senate district.

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR BALL GREG VISITS POUND RIDGE LIBRARY TO PRESENT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF FRACKING

 

Pound Ridge, N.Y.  – (2/23/12) – On Thursday, February 23rd, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing to the Pound Ridge community at the Croton Free Library.  Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. 

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR BALL URGES ACTION ON STATE VETERANS’ CEMETERY

 

Tens of thousands of veterans are simply underserved at this point and legislation would change that.

 

February 24, 2012
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MTA Payroll Tax Freedom Day Rally

MTA Tax Freedom Day is April 1, 2012! Please join us for a rally and BBQ at 12p.m. at Senator Ball’s District Office 1441 Route 22 Suite 205 Brewster, NY 10540

April 1, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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