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.
Brewster, N.Y. – 04/02/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will host a roundtable meeting with school superintendents throughout the area to speak about the recent heroin and opioid epidemic. The meeting will take place on Friday, April 4th at 1:30 PM at the Carmel Town Hall: 60 McAlpin Avenue, Carmel, NY.
After nearly a decade-long fight, a bill that would facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans passed the Senate and Assembly last week, all but guaranteeing the legislation will be signed into law once it is delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
Cuomo, who gave the program his blessing in February, said it “will play a large part in our ongoing efforts to create new economic opportunities for the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.”
State lawmakers today began voting on the 2014-15 spending plan, a budget deal which includes $5.25 million in mandate relief for Dutchess County that county leaders say will allow them to repeal the highly unpopular energy tax.
The additional funding for Dutchess was finalized over the weekend, according to state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Hudson.
Albany, N.Y. – 03/31/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) released the following statement regarding the 2014-2015 State Budget. The budget includes $1.5 Billion in property tax relief for hardworking families, more than $1 billion in increased school aid, a two-year delay on controversial Common Core standards, tax cuts to help businesses create new job opportunities and so much more.
PAWLING, N.Y. – Pawling Vietnam War veteran Dan Flanigan’s Pawling home is in dire need of repairs, but thanks to the Purple Heart Homes charity and a bevy of charitable businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, the house will get a makeover this spring.
But before it can happen, Purple Heart Homes needs professional trade volunteers to step up and help out.
Albany, N.Y. – 03/31/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that the New York State 2014-2014 budget includes a two-year delay for controversial Common Core standards and an increase in state school aid funding for every public school in the 40th Senate District.
The budget includes a two-year delay on the use of the controversial common core testing for grade promotion decisions for children from third to eighth grades and measures to eliminate unnecessary standardized testing to focus more classroom time on teaching, rather than testing.
Carmel, N.Y. – 03/31/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, joined the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce and other elected officials at the annual Putnam County Elected Officials Forum on Sunday afternoon at Cornerstone Park in Carmel, NY.
Albany, N.Y. – 03/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson), Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and other local elected officials will gather on Tuesday, April 1st to announce an agreement in the New York State 2014-2015 Budget that could enable Dutchess County to repeal the recently enacted energy tax.