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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Albany, N.Y. – 06/20/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson) issued the following statement regarding the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State.

June 20, 2014
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WHISPERING PINE LANDSCAPE DONATES $10,000 TO VETERAN’S HOUSE REMODELING

Brewster, N.Y. – 06/19/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has received a $10,000 donation from Whispering Pine Landscape Supply in Yorktown, NY for the remodeling of local Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanigan’s home.

Senator Ball and Purple Heart Homes are currently working to upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling. Last week, Whispering Pine Landscape Supply contacted Senator Ball’s office and announced they will be donating $10,000 to the project.

June 19, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL CONGRATULATES NEW YORK RANGERS IN ALBANY

Albany, N.Y. – 6/18/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) welcomed the New York Rangers to Albany on Wednesday morning to congratulate them on a wonderful season.

General Manager Glen Sather, Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld and team members Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan joined the New York State Legislature at the State Capitol in Albany, NY.

June 18, 2014
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OP-ED: SENATOR BALL THANKS COMMUNITY FOR HELP WITH 3RD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

Last month I had the honor of inducting 19 extraordinary women into the 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. This was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District.

These leaders are all extraordinary and have done so much for our community! While all those that were honored have worked and volunteered without want of recognition, their efforts have not gone without notice or appreciation. Within their communities, each of these women honored has effected meaningful change in the lives of those whom they sought to improve.

June 17, 2014
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO RELIEVE SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS OF PROPERTY TAXES IN NYS

Albany, N.Y. – 06/16/2014 – The New York State Senate passed two pieces of legislation last week that will lessen the property tax burden for service-connected disabled veterans. The first bill, S6563A was passed last Tuesday, followed by S6541A, which passed Thursday.

June 16, 2014
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SENATOR BALL’S FAREWELL DINNER SET FOR JUNE 24TH TO BENEFIT LOCAL DISABLED VETERAN

Brewster, NY – 06/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be hosting a farewell pasta dinner next week at the Mahopac Firehouse. The event will be open to the public, and will be a fundraiser for Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanagin’s home renovations.

June 16, 2014
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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY KICKS OFF CONSTRUCTION ON LOCAL VIETNAM VETERAN’S HOME

Pawling, N.Y. – 06/14/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to kick off construction on local Vietnam veteran Dan Flanigan’s home.

June 14, 2014
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SENATORS UNITE TO PROTECT SECOND AMENDMENT & STOP MICROSTAMPING

Albany, N.Y. – 06/11/2014 – A majority of the members of the New York State Senate Codes Committee have today indicated their strong opposition to legislation (S.68A /A.3244A) requiring the microstamping of ammunition.

The Committee Chairman, Senator Michael Nozzolio and Committee members, Senators Phil Boyle, John DeFrancisco, John Flanagan, Patrick Gallivan, Joe Griffo, Andrew Lanza, and Tom O’Mara have all publically declared their objections to this measure. They were also joined by Senators Cathy Young, Greg Ball, Tom Libous, Jim Seward, John Bonacic, Patty Ritchie, Kathy Marchione, Bill Larkin, Betty Little, Joe Robach, George Maziarz, Hugh Farley and Mike Ranzenhofer.

June 11, 2014
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PURPLE HEART HOMES PROJECT KICKS OFF JUNE 14TH WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Ribbon Cutting To Take Place on Flag Day

Brewster, N.Y. – 06/11/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has joined the Purple Heart Homes organization to remodel the home local Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanigan.

June 11, 2014
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LOHUD: BILL KEEPING SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING NEAR VICTIMS GETS SENATE OK

By: Lee Higgins

Restriction on sex offenders living near their victims prompted by a Carmel pharmacist allowed to move back next door to girl he molested.

A bill prohibiting high-risk sex offenders from living within 1,500 feet of their victims proposed after The Journal News highlighted a Carmel case passed the state Senate Tuesday.

June 10, 2014
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ARMY WEEK ASSOCIATION TEAMS UP WITH SENATOR BALL AND PURPLE HEART HOMES ON PROJECT FOR DISABLED VETERAN

Pawling, N.Y. – 06/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has joined the Purple Heart Homes organization to remodel the home of local Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanigan.

Today, members of Army Week Association began clearing out Dan Flanigan’s basement and attic to prepare for Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

June 10, 2014
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June 10, 2014
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SENATOR BALL PASSES LEGISLATION AFTER PUTNAM COUNTY LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER MOVES BACK NEXT DOOR TO VICTIM

Albany, N.Y. – 06/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that the Senate today passed legislation (S6778A) that would prohibit level two and level three sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of the residence of a victim of their abuse.

In March 2014, Senator Ball introduced this legislation after a level three sex offender in Putnam County was permitted to move back next door to one of his victims, following his release from prison. According to a report in the Journal News, in 2011, a level three sex offender was released from prison after serving approximately sixteen months in jail. Following his release, the offender, whose victims were eight and nine years old at the time the abuse took place, was permitted to reside next door to one of his victims.

June 10, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL SPONSORS PACKAGE OF LIFE SAVING HEROIN BILLS

Albany, N.Y. – 06/09/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) voted today with his colleagues to pass nearly two dozen pieces of legislation aimed at addressing issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse in New York State.

In March 2014, Senator Greg Ball was appointed to the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The bipartisan task force, chaired by Senator Phil Boyle (R-C-I, Suffolk County), examined the issues and solicited input from experts and other stakeholders about addiction prevention and treatment options, the rise in heroin and opioid use, and the potential for drug-related crimes and other negative community impacts.

June 9, 2014
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HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN BALL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE ENEMY FROM WITHIN?

Brewster, N.Y. – 06/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

June 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS WWII VETERANS IN ALBANY ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

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Albany, N.Y. – 06/02/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on the New York State Senate Floor this afternoon.

June 2, 2014
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FORMER SEAWORLD KILLER WHALE TRAINER LOBBIES FOR SENATOR BALL’S “BLACKFISH” BILL DURING ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY

Albany, N.Y. – 6/02/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) welcomed former SeaWorld killer whale trainer, John Hargrove, to the State Capitol during last week’s Fourth Annual Animal Advocacy Day. John Hargrove, who was recently featured in the documentary “Blackfish,” joined Senator Ball and Assemblyman Tedisco in Albany to speak in support of Senator Ball’s “Blackfish bill.”

June 2, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS 19 LOCAL WOMEN AT THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

Mahopac, N.Y. – 5/30/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has inducted nineteen extraordinary women into the 40th Senate District 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

“The Women of Distinction Ceremony was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District. While all those nominated have worked and volunteered without want of recognition, their efforts have not gone without notice or appreciation,” said Senator Greg Ball. “The diversity and depth of their work speaks to the amount of time and dedication each has volunteered on behalf of and in support of a simple truth; that all change is local. Each took it upon herself to respond to some compelling community need. These women did not wait or idle when the opportunity for real change presented itself. Instead, each used her own unique talents and skills to respond to an issue or challenge in her community that merited action.”

May 30, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HONOR WWII VETERANS IN ALBANY ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

Albany, N.Y. – 05/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be honoring WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on the New York State Senate Floor.

Senator Ball is inviting all WWII veterans that live in New York State to join the New York State Senate at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY on Monday, June 2, 2014 to recognize their sacrifice to our country.

May 29, 2014
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SEN. BALL BESTOWS HONOR ON VALES

By Jane K Dove

Sue Vales, owner of South Salem’s Horse and Hound Restaurant has been selected for state Sen. Greg Ball’s third annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Created and hosted by Mr. Ball, the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame is designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District, which includes Lewisboro and Katonah. This year’s awards ceremony will be held tonight at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac at 6.

May 29, 2014
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