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NY TIMES: G.O.P. SENATORS IN ALBANY BLOCK FEDERAL AID TO FULFILL PART OF HEALTH LAW

By THOMAS KAPLAN

With 2.6 million uninsured residents, a popular Democratic governor and tens of millions of federal dollars at stake, New York would seem to be one of the least likely states to join a growing revolt in the nation’s capitals against facilitating a federal overhaul of health care.

September 12, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES (WITH VIDEO)

 

(Senator Greg Ball and Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announcing the launch of Smiling on America’s Heroes in Westchester County) 

September 12, 2011
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS IRENE SHOULD BE A ‘TEACHING MOMENT’

by Bob Dumas

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – At a meeting held last week with local officials and residents, state Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said government should use Tropical Storm Irene as a “teaching moment” to prepare for future disasters.

September 10, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: AID AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS AFTER STORM

Written by Ken Mastro and Matt Spillane

Now that everyone in Lewisboro has power again following Hurricane Irene, residents can turn to seeking aid for damages and continuing clean-up around town.

September 9, 2011
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ASSOCIATED PRESS: IRENE DISASTER AID EXTENDED TO 3 MORE NY COUNTIES

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three more upstate New York counties will be getting disaster assistance to cover losses from Tropical Storm Irene.

September 9, 2011
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CHAIRMAN BALL ON 9/11 HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT

“Going into this anniversary, the sad reality is that there are those who seek to destroy the United States of America, harm innocent men, women and children and ultimately change our way of life. While we must always be prepared, on this anniversary all New Yorkers should take recent threats extremely seriously, and always remember if you see something, say something,” said Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. “I commend the Department of Homeland Security, the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and other first responders who stand on the front lines of our nation’s defense. We now have credible information suggesting New York City and Washington, D.C.

September 9, 2011
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RECORD ONLINE: WOULD BURIED LINES HELP PREVENT POWER OUTAGES?

By Ken Hall

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, plans to hold hearings in a few weeks to find out why power companies struggled to keep up with the damage from Hurricane Irene. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, might do the same.

September 8, 2011
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BALL BLASTS DEC FRACKING REPORT

“This is a Christmas Present to big oil and gas!”

September 8, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE HAUNTS PUTNAM DAYS AFTER STORM

by Kerry Barger

Though Putnam County saw an end to the bombardment of rain and wind late Sunday night, residents dealt with the ramifications of Hurricane Irene days after the storm vanished from the radar.

September 7, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF NYSEG, CON ED RESPONSE TO OUTAGES

By Juan DeJesus

With some local residents still without power, legislators question utility companies’ response time to Irene.

September 6, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL SAYS WE WERE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH TO TAKE ON HURRICANE IRENE

 

PUTNAM VALLEY – A number of local Putnam and Northern Westchester County officials and Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized NYSEG for its communications efforts during Hurricane Irene.

September 4, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POWER RESTORATION DELAYS

 

Written by: Dwight R. Worley

PUTNAM VALLEY — State Sen. Greg Ball said legislators will hold hearings early next month to investigate why it took utility companies as long as six days to restore power to homes and businesses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

September 3, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND COMMUNICATION HURDLES

 

Senator Ball Calls for Hearing, “Could have been Katrina-like”

September 3, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL TO HOLD HEARING ON IRENE RESPONSE TOMORROW

If you are still without power six days after Tropical Storm Irene hit or had yours restored but still want to be heard on how the storm was handled, state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is holding a hearing in Putnam Valley tomorrow.

September 2, 2011
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NYSEG POWER RESTORATION SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 – 7 A.M.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2, 2011 – 7 a.m.

September 2, 2011
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BALL PRESS CONFERENCE ON HURRICANE RESPONSE SAT 9/3 AT 2 PM

Senator Ball is requesting your support and your attendance in joining him for a press conference on this coming Saturday, September 3rd at 2 PM in Putnam Valley to announce that he will be holding a hearing on the response times and communication failures following Hurricane Irene. Senator Ball will also be calling on the full support of the Federal government through FEMA to support all of NY’s our towns and our citizens in response to this hurricane.

Please see the details of the press conference below and attached and please confirm your attendance and support.

September 1, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NYSEG POWER RESTORATION UPDATE: 3P.M.

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 September 1, 2011 – 3 p.m.

September 1, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL DISASTER AID APPROVED FOR NASSAU, WESTCHESTER AND RENSSELAER COUNTIES

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster assistance is now available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Nassau, Westchester and Rensselaer counties as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene.

September 1, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL QUESTIONS FELLOW REPUBLICAN’S STANCE ON DISASTER AID (UPDATED)

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he plans to hold a hearing on the state and federal response to Tropical Storm Irene and questioned Rep. Nan Hayworth’s stance that disaster aid needs to be tied to cuts in federal spending.

September 1, 2011
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