Louise Cantarella of Carmel, a volunteer at Putnam Hospital Center, was relieved that her blood pressure was perfect. “Not bad for a gal my age,” said the “seasoned” citizen who was among some 300 area residents from across the region who participated in Friday’s senior health fair at the hospital to help celebrate PHC’s golden anniversary.
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.
The startling revelations were made Friday at a forum in Mahopac attended by school and town officials from throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester, south- ern Dutchess region—a gettogether coordinated by State Senator Greg Ball and the Putnam Valley based Peers Influence Peers Program.
Brewster, N.Y. – 04/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Special Needs Awareness Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Campus.
Over thirty vendors will provide awareness, information, and resources for families with special needs. Senator Greg Ball has worked to organize the event with his Special Needs Advisory Council.
Brewster, N.Y. – 04/14/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday, April 24th at 6PM at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY.
Brewster, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties will receive a total of $2,107,977.78 in state funding to help fix winter damaged roads and bridges. The funding comes from a $40 million statewide allotment in the 2014 – 2015 New York State Budget.
Albany, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the New York City Municipal ID card legislation.
BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson) is joining with the Purple Heart Homes organization to remodel the home of a local Vietnam war veteran.
Ball is chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. He said they will upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling.
Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I — Patterson) joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau last week to present New York State Senate Proclamations to 15 students from across Putnam County at the 29th annual Putnam County Youth Awards Dinner.
The Youth Awards Dinner is an annual event designed to recognize outstanding youth from throughout Putnam County. Honorees were chosen by a selection committee for their community service efforts benefitting Putnam residents.
Mahopac, N.Y. – 04/08/2014 – With prom season right around the corner, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Operation PROM to help students attend prom by offering designer prom dresses for only $1. The prom dress sale took place on Sunday, April 6th from noon to 4 PM at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY.
Carmel, N.Y. – 04/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a roundtable meeting with school superintendents throughout the area to speak about the recent heroin and opioid epidemic on Friday afternoon at the Carmel Town Hall.
“The epidemic of heroin addiction plaguing our communities must be confronted head on. It is sickening to read and hear of the countless deaths in our community. We must get to the kids before it’s too late, talk is cheap, and what is needed is funding and resources. As legislators, we must do everything in our power to protect our children from drug addiction,” said Senator Greg Ball.
CARMEL N.Y. — The growing popularity of heroin has lawmakers and school superintendents across the region concerned. And Friday, they met at Carmel Town Hall for a round table meeting hosted by State Senator Greg Ball.
Where they discussed the growing traction this highly addictive drug is gaining in communities across the Hudson Valley, and most importantly what can be done to stop it.
Carmel, N.Y. – 04/04/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Putnam Hospital Center to host a free senior health fair to celebrate Putnam Hospital Center’s 50th anniversary on Friday morning.
“I was very excited to host a free senior health fair for our senior citizens to celebrate Putnam Hospital Center’s 50th birthday! This senior fair was a wonderful opportunity for seniors to come in to receive free information and services,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am continuing my fight to deliver much needed funding for senior programs throughout the district, I’m also fighting to freeze school taxes for seniors and constantly working to support the concerns of individual constituents throughout my district.”
Patterson, N.Y. – 04/04/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined Purple Heart Homes Co-founders Dale Beatty (a 2013 top 10 CNN Hero) and John Gallina to introduce Private Dan Flanigan to the community on Thursday evening at the Patterson Fire Department.
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.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – 04/02/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson), Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and other officials announced $5.25 million in the New York State 2014-2015 Budget that will enable Dutchess County to repeal the recently enacted energy tax.
The local tax, which took effect on March 1, 2014, imposed a 3.75 percent sales tax on all residential energy sources, including electricity and fuel oil to balance the Dutchess County budget.