No matter how much of an expert one is, something can be learned from those who are living through it.
Over two dozen people participated in the School Security Roundtable hosted by State Senator Greg Ball and Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith on Saturday, April 20 at Carmel Town Hall. Each was an expert in their field. Yet, it was the group of students who sit on Ball’s student advisory council that brought a perspective to school security that was not really considered by the others.
Brewster, N.Y. – (4/21/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee issued the following statement following his Friday night tweet regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Brewster, N.Y. – 4/21/2013 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is happy to announce that the Putnam County Rules Committee voted to revise the recently enacted Putnam County “Item Pricing” law. The proposed amendment will be placed before the full Putnam County Legislature in May. The committee expects to begin implementation as early as June.
Brewster, N.Y. – (4/20/13) – Following the death of an MIT police officer in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing, Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee has renewed his call for the reinstatement of the death penalty for terrorists and in those cases involving the intentional murder of a police officer, peace officer or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services.
(From left to right: Jacob Bayer, William McDermott and Senator Greg Ball)
Albany, N.Y. – (4/17/13) – William McDermott of Somers High School and Jacob Bayer of Horace Greeley High School had the opportunity to shadow New York State Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) on Tuesday in Albany.
Brewster, N.Y. – (4/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) upon the recent reports of SAFE Act confiscation proceedings, released the following statement demanding the Governor initiate the immediate suspension and repeal of the SAFE Act.
Albany, N.Y. – (4/15/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee issued the following statement following a series of explosions that have been reported near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) announced Thursday that he will host a free trip for World War II veterans to Washington on Sept. 17 to visit the National World War II Memorial and participate in an official wreath-laying ceremony.
Brewster, N.Y. – (4/04/13) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced he will be hosting a free trip for World War II veterans to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
Brewster, N.Y. – 4/02/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that he will be hosting a School Safety Roundtable with Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith. Following the recent tragedy that occurred at Sand Hook Elementary, Ball and Smith are organizing the roundtable to address school safety and mental health issues.
School officials received better than expected news last week as local state representatives announced that education aid had been increased by nearly $1 billion for 2013-14 before completing work on the new fiscal year’s budget.
A bill introduced by Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, which would prevent some sex offenders from using a computer or access the Internet while in prison, was short one vote from a unanimous passing last week.