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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS CORNELL COOPERATIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/27/2013) – Senator Greg Ball attended the 70th Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel to honor two outgoing board of directors members with New York State Senate Proclamations. Senator Ball honored Suzanne Willis for three years of service and Richard Henke for seven years of service to Cornell Cooperative Extension. Patricia Madigan was also honored for 25 years of service.

November 27, 2013
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WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE FOR VETERANS

Senator Greg Ball’s Faith Based Advisory Council is hosting a clothing drive for local veterans in Hudson Valley VA Hospitals that are in need of winter clothing.

Items needed are: t-shirts, diabetic socks, underwear, warm coats, gloves and hats.

November 26, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SEN. BALL: MONTROSE VA HOSPITAL SERVICES ARE SECURE

by The Daily Voice

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) said he is working to ensure that the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Montrose is moving forward.

Ball, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, met with officials of the VA hospital in Montrose recently to get a “firm commitment” that the services are secure.

November 25, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: MAHOPAC SENIOR CITIZENS CUT RUG AT ‘SENIOR PROM’

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – More than 250 seniors attended the 11th annual Senior Citizen Prom at Mahopac High School on Sunday.

The annual event had a sock-hop theme this year, and seniors were treated to music, dancing and dinner, while also being given a chance to interact with more than 100 students from the Mahopac High School Student Athletic Council, which sponsors the event.

November 25, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL COMMENDS YORKTOWN RESIDENT FOR HELPING SAVE TWO NEIGHBORS FROM HOUSE FIRE

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/24/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement commending Yorktown resident, Brian Avery, for rescuing two neighbors from a house fire on Sunday afternoon.

November 24, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL SECURES $5,000 GRANT FOR MAHOPAC SENIOR CITIZEN PROM

Mahopac, N.Y. – 11/24/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was at the Mahopac High School Senior Citizen Prom this weekend to present at $5,000 state grant that he successfully secured for the yearly event.

November 24, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: VETERANS HONORED IN WESTCHESTER HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

by Justin Quinn

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Westchester veterans were among those inducted into the 40th state Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame on Thursday in a ceremony at the Mahopac Falls School auditorium.

November 24, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BALL’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONORS LOCAL HEROES

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Veterans were met with cheers, applause and, in one Marine’s case, chants of “oorah,” when they were awarded plaques Thursday night. The veterans were inducted into state Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans Hall of Fame in his third annual ceremony, held at Mahopac Falls Elementary School. The induction featured 27 servicemen and women this year, all from Ball’s 40th Senate District.

The group included veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

November 24, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: THANKSGIVING FEAST PUTS SMILES ON VETERANS FACES IN PUTNAM

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Veterans got their just desserts both literally and figuratively Saturday afternoon as State Sen. Greg Ball and the Putnam County community thanked them for their service with a Thanksgiving meal.

Veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam County Golf Course for the feast for the third year in a row. As they walked to their seats, groups of boy and girl scouts, family members and well-wishers applauded their entrance and for all they have given to the United States.

November 24, 2013
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OVER 800 VETERANS AND GUESTS ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS THANKSGIVING DINNER

Mahopac, N.Y. – 11/24/2013  – Over 800 veterans and guests were greeted with welcome signs, cheers and thank you cards by hundreds of volunteers as they entered Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I – Patterson) Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday.

Senator Greg Ball Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Chapter 21 hosted their third annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.

November 24, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SOMERS’ CHRISTIANSEN FAMILY CITED FOR EFFORTS IN DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS

by Justin Quinn

SOMERS, N.Y. — New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, Patterson) presented the Christiansen family of Somers with New York State Senate Proclamations on Tuesday night in recognition of their work to raise local awareness about drug abuse. The Salomone family of Mahopac was also recognized.

November 22, 2013
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THREE CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT’S SIGN NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/22/2013) – Senator Greg Ball joined Carmel High School senior, Samantha Fernandez on Thursday afternoon as she officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Syracuse University next year.

Also pictured is Samantha’s teammates, Brittany Allocca and Jasmine Ennabe who both recently signed their National Letters of Intent to play at Hofstra University and Adelphi University, respectively.

November 22, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL GIVES KEYNOTE SPEECH AT BREWSTER’S SALUTE TO VETERANS CONCERT

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/22/2013) – Senator Greg Ball joined the Brewster High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) at the annual Brewster High School Salute to Veterans Concert last weekend.

November 22, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: MAHOPAC, SOMERS FAMILIES HONORED FOR DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS

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MAHOPAC, NY-  The Salomone family of Mahopac and the Christiansen family of Somers were honored Tuesday for their work in raising local awareness about drug abuse.

Both families have lost sons to drug overdoses, and teamed up to host a series of community educational forums called Drug Crisis In Our Backyard to promote awareness and share resources and support with families affected by addiction.  The special recognition dinner was sponsored by the National Fraternal Order of Police Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge and was attended by Sheriff Don Smith and Senator Greg Ball, among others.

November 22, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS 3RD CLASS OF VETERANS INTO ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

CNN Hero Nominee & 3-Star Army General Join Ceremony

Mahopac, N.Y. – (11/22/2013) – Families, friends and fellow veterans packed the Mahopac Falls School auditorium on Thursday evening to honor dozens of local veterans. Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, inducted 27 veterans from throughout Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester into the 3rd Annual 40th Senate District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

November 22, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: MONTROSE VA: DOWNSIZING WOULDN’T REDUCE SERVICES

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MONTROSE, N.Y. – While five unused buildings at the FDR VA Hospital in Montrose may be torn down, hospital officials say it won’t result in reduced services for veterans.

Sen. Greg Ball (R – Patterson) said he met with hospital officials Wednesday to review plans for the buildings, which a local veterans group recently discovered are scheduled to be razed. Willy Nazario, state commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, believes taking down Buildings 8, 9, 10, 11 and 25 will lead to reduced services for veterans.

November 22, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL HOSTS VETERANS FOR THANKSGIVING

By Lewisboro Ledger Staff

Spots are still open for state Sen. Greg Ball’s third annual veterans Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Over the past two years, Mr. Ball, whose 40th District includes Lewisboro and Katonah, has hosted an annual Thanksgiving dinner for local veterans.

November 22, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: WESTCHESTER VETERANS HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — The picks are in for the third annual Veterans Hall of Fame in the 40th state Senate District.

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), who serves as chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, asked towns, villages and cities throughout his district to nominate a veteran for the Hall of Fame. Ball recently announced the nominees and is set to honor the 27 selected in the  ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21at Mahopac Falls School.

November 21, 2013
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THE COURIER: SEVEN TO BE SWORN INTO VETERANS HALL OF FAME

By: Eric Gross

Seven residents of Putnam County are among 25 men and women to be inducted this evening (Thursday) into the 40th Senate District’s Third Annual Veterans Hall of Fame.

November 21, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SANT, WWII VET, HONORED FOR SERVICE

By Jane K Dove

“I guess you could say I have realized the American Dream,” said 87-year-old Daniel Sant as he sat down with The Ledger at his home in Goldens Bridge last week. “When I came to this country from Malta with my family, we were the poorest of the poor, but we pulled ourselves up and everything turned out all right.”

November 21, 2013
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