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MOUNT KISCO VETERAN ACCEPTED INTO SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/17/2013) – Senator Greg Ball, (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is proud to officially accept the nomination of Corporal John Hvisch from the Village of Mount Kisco into his 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

October 17, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: BREWSTER VETERAN TO BE HONORED AT HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

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BREWSTER, N.Y. – Marine Corps veteran Steven Mattson of Brewster, a former staff sergeant, was nominated for induction into state Sen. Greg Ball’s third annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

October 17, 2013
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MIDHUDSON NEWS: BALL TO INTRODUCE BILL TO ALLOW DRIVERS TO CARRY ELECTRONIC PROOF OF INSURANCE

ALBANY – State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson) will introduce legislation that would allow drivers to carry proof of insurance and vehicle registration in electronic form in mobile electronic devices.

October 17, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SOMERS’ WOMAN OF DISTINCTION DORIS JANE SMITH HONORED BY TOWN BOARD

by The Daily Voice

SOMERS, N.Y. — After being inducted into the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, Somers’ Doris Jane Smith has received recognition from her hometown.

October 17, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: SOMERS’ WOMAN OF DISTINCTION DORIS JANE SMITH HONORED BY TOWN BOARD

by The Daily Voice

SOMERS, N.Y. — After being inducted into the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, Somers’ Doris Jane Smith has received recognition from her hometown.

October 17, 2013
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SOMERS GIVES HOMETOWN WELCOME TO DORIS SMITH AFTER BEING INDUCTED INTO SENATOR BALL’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HALL OF FAME

(Left to right: Senator Ball’s Director of Programs Krista Gobins, Councilman Thomas Garrity, Doris Jane Smith, Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy, Councilman Richard Clinchy, Councilman Anthony Cirieco, Legislator Michael Kaplowitz and Councilman Rick Morrissey)

Somers, N.Y. – (10/16/2013) – The Somers Town Board recognized and honored Doris Jane Smith at their town board meeting after Ms. Smith was inducted into Senator Greg Ball’s, (R,C,I-Patterson), Women of Distinction Hall of Fame in September.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES BILL TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC PROOF OF INSURANCE IN NEW YORK STATE

Albany, N.Y. – 10/16/2013 – Senator Greg Ball, (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that he will be introducing legislation giving motorists the option to carry proof of insurance and vehicle registration in electronic form, via mobile electronic devices.

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR WAIVING TRANSACTION FEE FOR VETERANS AMENDING DRIVERS LICENSE

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/15/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that he supports waiving the state transaction fee for veterans who now have the option of amending their New York State driver license, permit or non-driver identification to indicate their status as a veteran thanks to bill that was sponsored by the Senator.

October 15, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES THAT TEN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS HAVE UNDERGONE INTRA-OPERATIVE RADIATION THERAPY PARTLY THANKS TO STATE GRANT

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/15/2013 – In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Senator Greg Ball, (R, C, I – Patterson), has announced that ten patients from throughout the area have undergone Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) with medical equipment that was partly purchased thanks to a $150,000 grant announced by Senator Greg Ball last year.

October 15, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN’S BEN FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY UNVEILS NEW PLAYGROUND

by Michael Nocella

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Benjamin Franklin Elementary students are ready to “Play On” a brand new, state-of-the-art playground after a grand opening ribbon cutting Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Yorktown Heights.

October 9, 2013
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THE PATCH: NEW PLAYGROUND UNVEILED AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN YORKTOWN

Posted by Plamena Pesheva

A new playground at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Yorktown was unveiled with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday in front of Lakeland students, faculty and staff.

October 9, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: “GROW UP AND TEAR DOWN THIS WALL”

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/08/2013 –Senator Greg Ball, (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the follow statement regarding the ongoing national travesty playing itself out on the National Mall in Washington DC.

October 8, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: YORKTOWN KIDS MONKEY AROUND WITH NEW PLAYGROUND SET AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. ━ Jack Tuite,10, challenged Sen. Greg Ball to an impromptu monkey bar pull-up contest on the new playground at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Tuesday morning.

October 8, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCHOOL IN YORKTOWN TO CUT RIBBON FOR “PLAY ON” PROJECT

Yorktown, N.Y. – 10/08/2013 – On Tuesday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined students, faculty and staff at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Yorktown to cut the ribbon for their new playground.

October 8, 2013
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DO YOU KNOW A DISABLED VETERAN?

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I have proudly partnered with Purple Heart Homes to build a home in Putnam County for a local service connected disabled veteran. We are now seeking your support to help us locate a disabled veteran as well as a home to renovate in Putnam County.

October 7, 2013
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DIVIDS: AIR FORCE HONOR GUARDS HONORS ‘THE GREATEST GENERATION’

Story by Lt.Cmdr. Jim Remington

WASHINGTON – World War II veterans, their accompanying family members, and more than a dozen volunteers gathered in Brewster, N.Y., Sept. 17, to board buses bound for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Nearly 300 miles southwest at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling U.S. Air Force Honor Guard airmen began the meticulous preparation of their uniforms, rifles, swords and flags for a unique ceremony paying tribute to these veterans traveling so far.

October 7, 2013
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: LAWMAKERS SEEK TO LIMIT TAPPAN ZEE TOLL HIKES

ALBANY, N.Y. — Powerful lawmakers who warn Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mega-plan to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City could drastically increase tolls on the bridge and on the statewide Thruway are seeking to head off big toll hikes now.

October 6, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: WESTCHESTER SENATOR CRIES FOUL ON $14 TOLL FOR TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE

by Joe Jenkins

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — New York State Senator Greg Ball (R – Patterson) announced a bipartisan public-private partnership bill in an effort to keep tolls down on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

October 6, 2013
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TIMES UNION: SPECIAL DRIVER’S LICENSES AVAILABLE FOR VETS

By Casey Seiler

New York residents who are military veterans can apply to the state Department of Motor Vehicles for a special designation on their driver’s license.

October 4, 2013
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THE PATCH: BREWSTER NOMINATES MATTSON INTO BALL’S VETS HALL OF FAME

Posted by Lanning Taliaferro

Former Staff Sgt. Steven Mattson is Brewster village officials’ 2013 nominee for state Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans Hall of Fame, now in its third year.

October 4, 2013
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