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LEWISBORO LEDGER: TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME UNVEILED AT JOHN JAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Written by Ken Mastro

The traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at John Jay Middle School in Cross River on Thursday, Jan. 12. The wall pays tribute to the 27 veterans from throughout Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. Each city, town and village within state Senator Greg Ball’s district was asked to nominate a veteran. Retired Private First Class Robert Joseph Williams of South Salem represented Lewisboro. It was the inaugural unveiling of the wall, which will be transported to other communities over the next three months. Each veteran’s picture and story appears on the wall.

January 15, 2012
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL’S VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES ITS DEBUT

by Bob Dumas

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was a simple enough display: door-like panels were opened in a zigzag accordion fashion with each panel displaying a series of placards that contained a photo of an area war vet and his biography.

January 15, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: $20 MILLION SAVED FOR HUNTING AND FISHING

 

By Justin Sarjeant

On Jan. 10 the New York State Senate successfully passed a bill (S.5921) sponsored by Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, that defends $20 million federal funding to support free hunter education classes, manage fish and wildlife populations, provide public hunting and boating access and build and maintain public shooting ranges.

January 13, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL UNVEILS TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) unveiled his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame Thursday evening at John Jay Middle School in Cross River, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran.

January 13, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SAYS “SHOW ME THE COVERAGE”

This is a battle between big insurance companies and hardworking New Yorkers who purchase premium health insurance policies only to find that they were stiffed with the bill during their time of need.

January 12, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL MEETS WITH WESTCHESTER ROTARY CLUBS

 

Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. – (1/12/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) was the guest speaker at Tuesday night’s Rotary Club Meeting at the Cortlandt Colonial. The main focus of the conversation was the economy, accomplishments over the past year in Albany and the controversial process of Hydraulic fracturing.

January 12, 2012
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BALL BILL PASSES OUT OF SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE

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Brewster, N.Y.– 1/11/2012—Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is leading the charge on legislation that would stop allowing insurance companies to use and abuse the citizens of New York.

January 11, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: LAKELAND GRADUATE RECEIVES EAGLE SCOUT AWARD

 

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Daniel Marello of Yorktown Troop 911 was presented with a proclamation and congratulated by State Sen. Greg Ball Sunday.

January 10, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL INTRODUCES N.Y. SECURITY COMMISSIONER, PUTNAM’S PALADIN

 

by Kerry Barger

With Putnam County within an hour’s commute of New York City, the metro area cannot become complacent when concerning the threat of terrorist attacks, Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said during a first responders’ forum this past Friday.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL PRESENTS MAHOPAC TEEN WITH HIGHEST SCOUTING RANK

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/10/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Daniel Marello of Yorktown Troop 911 with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Elks Lodge 2324 in Yorktown on Sunday.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SWEARS IN NEW MAHOPAC FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/10/2012) – On Saturday night, Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) issued the Oath of Office to Raymond Hamill who is the new Chief of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SAVES $20 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FUNDING

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/10/12) – The New York State Senate has successfully passed legislation sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) that protects $20 million in federal funding to provide imperative support for free hunter education classes, manage fish and wildlife populations, provide public hunting, fishing and boating access, and build and maintain public shooting ranges.

January 10, 2012
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL’S BULL

by Rick Karlin

He’s cast himself as an arch-conservative and defender of gun owner rights but has staunchly opposed hydrofracking and now Hudson Valley Senator Greg Ball is going after industrial agriculture, complete with a You Tube video of a bull he apparently rescued. Details of the animal’s history are sparse but toward the end, Ball, a Republican, denounces large-scale agribusiness with its use of chemicals, hormones and, critics say, poor treatment of livestock. So far, he notes, “Vegan” is turning out to draw the most votes in the senators’s Facebook contest to name the animal.

January 9, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SEN. BALL HOLDS CONTEST TO NAME HIS NEW BULL

 

By ANTHONY MANCINI, Gazette staff writer

State Sen. Greg Ball, R–Patterson, began a contest asking fans of his Facebook page to help him name his bull, which he adopted over the summer. Whoever suggests the name that attracts the most “likes” will win the contest.

January 9, 2012
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SENATOR BALL INTRODUCES GOV. APPOINTEE FOR COMMISSIONER OF STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO FIRST RESPONDERS

 

 

Carmel, N.Y.– 1/7/2012— On Friday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) introduced more than 100 members of New York’s law enforcement and fire prevention community to Jerome M. Hauer, the Governor’s appointee for Commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security at the district’s Inaugural Law Enforcement and Fire Prevention Roundtable Summit Meeting.

At the Paladin Center in Carmel, NY, Senator Ball provided a forum for each county and local municipality in the 40th Senate District to share feedback concerning the training and development needs of their police and fire departments, and to discuss their current emergency preparedness plans.

January 9, 2012
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MIDHUDSON NEWS: STATE HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF WARNS TERRORISTS CONCOCT PLANS IN SUBURBS

 

CARMEL – Noting that when terrorists hatch plans to attack large metropolitan areas like New York City, they hatch those plans in the suburbs and for that reason, the state’s homeland security commissioner briefed first responders from Putnam and Westchester counties in Carmel on Friday. They gathered at the Paladin Center for a summit conducted by State Senator Gregory Ball.

January 9, 2012
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LOHUD: PUTNAM, WESTCHESTER ARE KEY TO RESPONSE IN CASE OF NYC TERROR ATTACK

 

Written by: Terence Corcoran

CARMEL — The northern suburbs may not be a prime target for a terrorist attack, but if New York City is hit again, Westchester and Putnam counties could be thrust into major roles, the governor’s appointee for commissioner of homeland security said Friday at a forum for emergency responders.

January 7, 2012
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REUTERS: NEW YORK FRACKING OPPONENTS SEEK EXTENDED MORATORIUM

 

By Dan Wiessner

(Reuters) – New York state lawmakers will once again consider proposals to extend a moratorium on the controversial gas-drilling method known as fracking, with opponents vowing to pursue new legislation this year.

January 7, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL BLASTS HYDROFRACKING

Written by Jane K. Dove

A standing-room-only crowd of about 80 area residents filled the Lewisboro Library to capacity on Dec. 21 as State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, called for a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.

December 30, 2011
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