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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATOR BALL’S DISABLED VETERANS JOBS BILL

Program Will Create 6% State Contract Set-aside 

Albany, N.Y. – 05/12/2014 – On Monday afternoon, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C, I – Patterson) legislation to facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans.

The “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act” (S6865/A9135) will ensure New York State’s service-connected disabled veterans are able to compete for upwards of $400 million in state contracts.

May 12, 2014
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SENATOR BALL HONORS MAHOPAC FD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE ON NYS SENATE FLOOR

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmNS0MRKGQk&feature=youtu.be]

Albany, N.Y. – 05/09/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department with a New York State Senate Resolution on Wednesday morning on the New York State Senate Floor.

May 9, 2014
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SENATOR BALL HONORS TWO PUTNAM SENIORS DURING NYS SENIOR CITIZEN RECOGNITION DAY

Albany, N.Y. – 05/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) honored Anita Mooney and George Baum of Putnam County with New York State Senate Proclamations during the 2014 New York State Senior Citizen Recognition Day.

The event, hosted by the State Office for the Aging, is hosted each year to recognize older volunteers for their service to fellow New Yorkers.

May 6, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL & PURPLE HEART HOMES TO HOST FIRST PLANNING MEETING

Brewster, N.Y. – 05/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and Purple Heart Homes will host their first fundraising and building and trades planning meeting on Thursday, May 8th at the Patterson Fire House, located at 13 Burdick Road, in Patterson, New York from 6 PM – 7 PM.

An initiative began in Mahopac, NY on September 12, 2013 when the community gathered together with one purpose, to build or renovate a home for a service-connected disabled veteran in Senator Ball’s District.

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR BALL ISSUES STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO GOSNELL ABORT ACT

Albany, N.Y. – 05/05/2014 –Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), member of the New York State Senate Health Committee, issued the following statement regarding (S438) legislation that is scheduled to be voted on in committee on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Senator Greg Ball, who recently hosted a Right To Life Lobby Day in Albany, said this legislation would dangerously and needlessly expand late term abortions in New York State.

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL HOSTS SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY

Brewster, N.Y. – 05/03/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a Special Needs Awareness Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Campus.

Over thirty vendors provided awareness, information, and resources for families with special needs. Senator Greg Ball worked to organize the event with his Special Needs Advisory Council.

May 3, 2014
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PATTERSON GOLDEN AGERS’ PRESIDENT NOMINATED FOR SENATOR BALL’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HALL OF FAME

Brewster, N.Y. – 05/02/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has officially accepted the nomination of Cheyanne Alberti from Patterson into the 40th Senate District 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Towns, villages and cities district-wide have selected one nominee that will be honored at a ceremony on May 29th.

May 2, 2014
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THE COURIER: FOUR GIRLS FROM MAHOPAC GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1566 ACHIEVE GOLD

Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) presented four girls from Mahopac Girl Scout Troop 1566 with New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award on Sunday afternoon at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac.

May 1, 2014
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RED HATTED HOTTIE NOMINATED FOR SENATOR GREG BALL’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HALL OF FAME

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has officially accepted the nomination of Leah Olsen from Cortlandt into the 40th Senate District 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Towns, villages and cities district-wide have selected one nominee that will be honored at a ceremony on May 29th.

April 30, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL PASSES BILL TO NAME HUDSON VALLEY BRIDGE IN HONOR OF VETS

Albany, N.Y. – 04/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation that will designate a bridge in the Hudson Valley to honor local disabled veterans.

The legislation (S5974) will designate the bridge span on Bryant Pond road, crossing the Taconic state parkway, in Putnam County as the “Disabled American Veterans Bridge.”

April 30, 2014
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TOMORROW: SENATOR BALL TO HOST RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

Albany, N.Y. – 04/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Right to Life Lobby Day on Wednesday. April 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM – Noon in “The Well” of the Legislative Office Building.

Senator Ball has worked with NYS Right To Life to organize the day to express the importance of opposing Albany’s abortion expansion agenda.

April 29, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS TWO HEROES IN ALBANY AFTER YORKTOWN FIRE

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwclXHh3s0

Albany, N.Y. – 04/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, recognized two Yorktown residents on the New York State Senate Floor on Monday afternoon.

Brian Avery and Robert Cole were officially recognized by the New York State Senate with a Senate Resolution for their heroism in rescuing Maria Eliseo from her burning home on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in Yorktown Heights, NY.

April 29, 2014
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PRESIDENT OF SOUTHEAST SENIORS NOMINATED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HALL OF FAME

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has officially accepted the nomination of June Offermann from Brewster into the 40th Senate District 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Towns, villages and cities district-wide have selected one nominee that will be honored at a ceremony on May 29th.

April 29, 2014
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FOUR GIRLS FROM MAHOPAC GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1566 ACHIEVE GOLD AWARD

Mahopac, N.Y. – 04/28/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) presented four girls from Mahopac Girl Scout Troop 1566 with New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award on Sunday afternoon at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac.

April 28, 2014
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THE COURIER: HEROIN EPIDEMIC: PARENTS TELL HEART-WRENCHING STORIES OF LOSS

By: Eric Gross

Putnam’s heroin scourge has reached epidemic proportions with 38 young people fatally overdosing since 2012 and arrests increasing countywide for heroin sales and possession by more than 300 percent. A huge crowd listened to wrenching tales of those directly affected on Thursday.

The epidemic has affected scores of families throughout the Putnam-Westchester-Dutchess region. Consequently, a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable, in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opiate Addiction, was held in Carmel Thursday evening. For three hours, an audience of more than 200 local residents heard tales of horror from victims and the families of victims of drug abuse.

April 25, 2014
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FOX 23: FINGER POINTING CONTINUES ON THE HIGH COST OF ENERGY

ALBANY, N.Y. – Questions persist in the quest to find the cause of fluctuating energy bills in the Capital Region.

“The middle class is getting buried. We’re getting taken advantage of. We’re being used. We’re not getting the correct answers,” said John Bradwell of Moreau.

April 25, 2014
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NEARLY 200 ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S HEROIN ROUNDTABLE & NARCAN OVERDOSE TRAINING

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Carmel, N.Y. – 04/25/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday evening at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY.

April 25, 2014
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DAILY YORKTOWN: YORKTOWN’S FDR PARK TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION FROM STATE

by Nathan Bruttell

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – FDR State Park in Yorktown is set to receive $1 million in state funding.

State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State 2014-15 Budget includes $1.5 million for two state parks in his district, according to a press release.

April 25, 2014
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NEWS 12: SENATE TASK FORCE, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEET IN CARMEL ON HEROIN EPIDEMIC

CARMEL – The Senate task force on heroin and members of local law enforcement met Thursday in Carmel to discuss the heroin epidemic in the area.

The objective of the meeting was to begin the process of curbing the overdoses that are plaguing addicts.

April 25, 2014
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: PAWLING HIGH SCHOOL THRILLED WITH ITS NEW FITNESS CENTER

Students at Pawling High School are now enjoying a new fitness center thanks to a $100,000 grant that state Sen. Greg Ball has secured for his alma mater.

April 24, 2014
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