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THE PATCH: ELECTED LEADERS CALL FOR 1-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

By Ashley Tarr

If efforts by state Sen. Greg Ball (R, C — Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R — Goldens Bridge) are successful, a one-year suspension of fracking across the state will be in effect shortly.

December 22, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE CALL: SENATOR GREG BALL CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******December 21st at 11 a.m.***

EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE CALL: SENATOR GREG BALL

CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

December 20, 2011
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Fracking Power Point Presentation

Presented by: Senator Greg Ball 

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: “STOP PLAYING GAMES!”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/20/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said it is time for Congress to stop playing political games and, instead, come together to sign a compromised two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR BALL SAYS “DON’T FRACK WITH NEW YORKERS!”

 

BREWSTER – 12/20/2011 – Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses high-pressure water, chemicals and sand to crack shale and release natural gas, has quickly become one of the most contentious environmental issues in recent years because of concerns over pollution, spills and contamination of drinking water. With the recent report released by the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding hydraulic fracturing as a method of extracting natural gas, it’s time to focus on how property owners will be affected and how best to protect them.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO DONATE A TOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Senator Greg Ball stands with Toys For Tots volunteer Al Laughlin (L),  and two Marines at the Toys For Tots collection table at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party.

December 20, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FIDDLER’S GREEN PUB

Carmel, N.Y. – (12/16/2011) – On Friday night, Senator Greg Ball, (R, C – Patterson), celebrated 30 years of successful business with the owners, the Feighery family, of Fiddler’s Green Pub in Carmel.

December 19, 2011
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SENATOR BALL FEARS NEW YORK WILL BE LESS SAFE WITH INTRO 656

Luck and political correctness does not substitute smart public policy when it comes to Homeland Security. As we pass the 10 year anniversary of 9-11-2001, some are beginning to look past the sad reality that New York City remains terrorist target #1 on most days. In an odd move, completely devoid of commonsense, the New York City Council has now accepted into law an ordinance No. 656 that mandates all city jails to completely ignore certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal detainers, thereby ending life-saving compliance with the federal government.

December 19, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL BELIEVES THAT RECENT MTA AUDIT DOESN’T GO DEEP ENOUGH

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

While the state comptroller’s office recently released audit findings showing abuse in overtime and payroll within Metro-North, state Sen. Greg Ball wants another audit for the MTA that would be deeper.

December 16, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SENATOR BALL TO GIVE HYDROFRACKING TALK TO LEWISBORO LIBRARY

 

State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

December 16, 2011
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WESTFAIR ONLINE: UTILITIES PLEDGE BETTER COMMUNICATION IN STORM AFTERMATH

 

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Power restoration delays experienced by thousands of Hudson Valley residents following Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween weekend snowstorm were largely the result of communications breakdowns and a lack of manpower, according to the region’s utilities providers.

December 16, 2011
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LOHUD: PUTNAM’S $8M IN JOBS FUNDS TARGETS PHARMA FIRMS, NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

CARMEL — The recent announcement of more than $8 million from the state to fund job creation in Putnam County includes money to attract two pharmaceutical companies as well as helping a homeland-security training company set up in a space formerly occupied by a Christian publishing company.

December 16, 2011
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THE PATCH: SENATOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HYDROFRACKING

 

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library this Wednesday on hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.

December 16, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL RENEWS CALL FOR COP KILLER LEGISLATION IN WAKE OF NYPD OFFICER SLAYING

 

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, called for the reinstatement of the death penalty in cases involving the intentional murder of a police officer, peace officer or a Department of Corrections employee.

December 15, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS ABOUT POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HYDROFRACKING

 

Brewster, N.Y.– 12/15/2011– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library this Wednesday on hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.

December 15, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS HOME RUN FOR PATTERSON TAX PAYERS BY PRESENTING TOWN WITH $1 MILLION FOR COURT HOUSE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/14/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented the Town of Patterson with a $1 million check on Thursday afternoon in front of the new Patterson Court House. Senator Ball successfully secured $1 million from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) for the construction of the Patterson Court House, which he says is a home run for Patterson tax payers.

December 15, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL DEMANDS FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AND FULL REPEAL OF MTA PAYROLL TAX

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/15/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was at the Mount Kisco Metro-North train station Thursday morning to demand a full forensic audit of the MTA’s accounting practices, along with a full repeal of the MTA payroll tax.

December 15, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL PREVENTS TAX HIKE FOR PATTERSON RESIDENTS BY SECURING $1 MILLION FOR COURT HOUSE

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

***December 15th at 11:30 a.m.***

SENATOR GREG BALL PREVENTS TAX HIKE FOR PATTERSON RESIDENTS BY SECURING $1 MILLION FOR COURT HOUSE

December 14, 2011
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