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SENATOR BALL HONORS YORKTOWN TEEN FOR ACHIEVING EAGLE SCOUT RANK

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/08/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored Yorktown Resident Erik Santini with an official New York State Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

November 8, 2013
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VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining that have been announced for 2013.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, MCL, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

November 8, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: LAW WILL CREATE SPECIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR NEW YORK STATE VETS

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Veterans who’ve been honorably discharged from the service can now have their New York driver’s licenses specially designated to reflect it, which will make it easier for veterans’ agencies to reach out to them and deliver benefits and services.

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS BREWSTER CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TO CELEBRATE NEW HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/07/2013 – On Thursday morning Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Brewster High School Cross Country Team to celebrate their newly installed High School track.

The track was made possible partly by a $100,000 state grant secured by Senator Ball.

November 7, 2013
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BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS DESIGNS PLACEMATS FOR SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS THANKSGIVING DINNER

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/07/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was at Brewster High School on Thursday morning to accept placemats that Mrs. Sarah Barnes’ art class designed for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner.

November 7, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORIAN, TREASURER HONORED AT AWARDS DINNER

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Putnam Valley Historical Society honored Town Historian Dan Ricci with the Anderson Award for promoting local history, at an annual awards dinner in Mahopac on Oct. 20.

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS CARMEL HIGH STUDENTS THAT ACHIEVED NATIONAL AWARD

(From left to right is Carmel Councilwoman Suzi McDonough, Andrew Miller, Mariah Kenna, Dyan Aviles, Senator Greg Ball, Daniel Miller, Joseph Malinowski and Jacob Sweet)

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/06/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), presented students from Carmel High School with New York State Proclamations for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

November 6, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL VISITS BREWSTER HS ON THURSDAY MORNING

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/04/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will be at Brewster High School on Thursday morning to accept placemats that Mrs. Cohen-Barnes’ art class has designed for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner and also to join the Brewster High School Cross Country Team on their new track.

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS CARMEL EAGLE SCOUT FOR MEMORIAL BUILT IN MEMORY OF FALLEN OFFICER FALCONE

(Left to right: Senator Ball, Mr. Geoghegan, Sheriff Smith, Robert Geoghegan, Mrs. Geoghegan and Detective John Falcone father, Mr. Falcone)

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/04/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored Carmel Resident Robert Geoghegan with an official New York State Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at his Eagle Scout Ceremony on Sunday at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel.

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS CONGRESSMAN MALONEY FOR MAHOPAC BUSINESS TOUR

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac business district is “a vital economic corridor in Putnam County” and State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson), said he is working with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, Cold Spring) to enhance the small business climate.

November 2, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS CONGRESSMAN MALONEY FOR MAHOPAC BUSINESS TOUR

Mahopac, N.Y. – 11/01/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined US Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D – Cold Spring) for a “Main Street Listening” Tour in Mahopac on Friday morning.

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL TO DA LEVY: “JOIN ME IN ASKING THE GOVERNOR FOR A FULL & INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, OR RESIGN”

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/1/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement in regards to the on going fiasco involving Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy.

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE LOAN

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/1/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement in response to the $1.6 billion loan from the federal government for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

November 1, 2013
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YORKTOWN DAILY VOICE: MAHOPAC MAN, YORKTOWN 5K RAISES $50K FOR CANCER FOUNDATION

by Eric Gendron

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Jason Needle, 33, of Mahopac has been battling acute myeloid leukemia, but he isn’t just thinking about his own illness.

October 31, 2013
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THE COURIER: $50,000 TO HELP COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PUTNAM

By: Eric Gross

State Senator Greg Ball signed a huge facsimile check for $50,000 last Thursday to the delight of staff and volunteers at the Putnam Women’s Center in Mahopac.

October 31, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: BALL SECURES AND PRESENTS GRANT TO FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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For the second straight year, New York State Senator Greg Ball presented a check for the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center to cap off National Domestic Violence Month.

October 31, 2013
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OP-ED BY SENATOR GREG BALL: THIS VETERANS DAY DON’T JUST SAY THANK YOU, SHOW THANK YOU

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the major hostilities of World War I formally ended. The following year, US President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a US holiday, Armistice Day, to commemorate those that were killed during the war. In 1954, legislation was signed by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day honoring all veterans, both living and dead.

October 31, 2013
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Beekman, Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Richardson

A Vietnam and Korean War veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Richardson served in the U.S. Army for twenty five years. Lieutenant Colonel Richardson is a West Point graduate and has received numerous awards and medals for his service, including the Vietnam Campaign Medal with four battle stars. Lieutenant Colonel Richardson is a founding father of the West Point Society of the Mid Hudson Region and is extremely active in his community, where he volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over twenty years and served on the Town of Beekman Planning Board and Town Trails Committee.

October 30, 2013
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HALLOWEEN TIPS TO KEEP LITTLE GHOSTS, GOBLINS AND SUPERHEROES SAFE AND FREE FROM HARM

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For many families in our community, Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.

But it’s also a good time to stress safety to our kids.  Here’s a few simple tips from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help make sure the evening goes smoothly:

October 30, 2013
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PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS DAN RICCI AND DORIS CROWDER AT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Mahopac, N.Y – 10/30/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) recently joined the Putnam Valley Historical Society at their Annual Awards Dinner hosted at Char restaurant in Mahopac.

October 30, 2013
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