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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
LEWISBORO, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) called for a statewide one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) during a presentation he gave on the controversial subject at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday night.
YORKTOWN, N.Y.– Amid construction and a renovation of the Yorktown Senior and Nutrition Center, State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C- Paterson) told Yorktown seniors he would secure funding from the Dormitory Authority for the renovations.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/22/2011) – The residents of Pulte Homes in Carmel got an early Christmas present, Thursday, when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Santa Claus showed up with the gift of tax relief.
During a legislative update at Pulte Homes last week, residents told Senator Ball that they were worried about a tax hike because of a possible condo tax. So, Senator Ball returned to Pulte Homes Thursday night along with Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Carmel Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough and Santa Claus to pledge that they would fight the condo tax.
Trying to build on lessons learned from Pennsylvania’s drilling debacle, state Sen. Greg Ball continued his campaign for tougher regulations on hydraulic fracturing in New York State at Lewisboro Library this past Wednesday.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/26/2011) –The Yorktown senior community got more than a visit from Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) at their annual holiday celebration— they got a commitment from Senator Ball that he will work to secure at least $100,000 in funding, which they never received from the Dormitory Authority for ongoing renovations to the Yorktown Senior Center.
The center offers nutrition programs, home meals, grocery shopping, a wellness program, medical transportation and a multitude of classes for the seniors who walk through its doors.
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Greg Ball spent his four years as a state Assembly member railing against the establishment, but in his first year in the Senate the Republican from Patterson found to his surprise both major parties are actually working together.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) celebrated the holidays with Buchanan seniors at their annual Christmas Party, which was held at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant on Tuesday.
Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) – The sounds of “Frosty The Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” filled the halls of the Montrose Veteran’s Association Hospital on Wednesday when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and his district office team sang Christmas carols to the Veterans.
Sen. Greg Ball seized on the House GOP’s refusal to pass the Senate’s two-month payroll tax holiday extension bill as yet one more opportunity to slam his local congresswoman, Rep. Nan Hayworth, whom he accused of being “completely out of touch with working families and struggling small businesses.”