Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Among them, was Retired Master Sergeant Joseph Piantino of Town of Amenia. Piantino was unable to attend the ceremony due to an illness. Accepting the award on his behalf was Amenia VFW Post #5444 Commander Bob Langdon.
Brewster, N.Y. – (11/18/11) – Pending Senate confirmation Joseph Lhota will succeed Jay Walder as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In response to Lhota’s appointment Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is renewing both his call for a repeal of the MTA payroll tax and a full forensic audit of the MTA’s accounting practices.
Carmel, N.Y. – (11/10/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a veteran to be honored at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held on Thursday night.
Mahopac, N.Y. – (11/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, along with volunteers hosted a free thanksgiving dinner for close to 600 veterans and their families at the Mahopac Fire House.
What a great community we live in! On Saturday November 12th we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 600 Veterans at the Mahopac Fire House. Let me be perfectly blunt: we could not have done it without the outpouring of community support from local businesses, organizations and hundreds of volunteers.
YORKTOWN, N.Y.— Even as the snow from this past weekend’s storm melts away, local politicians aren’t letting what they feel is a lack of adequate response from power company NYSEG drift from their agenda.
A freak snow storm that left thousands of Yorktown residents without power for days and some for nearly a week, has gotten local and state officials to investigate New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) for its “lack of responsiveness.”
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (11/04/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today was joined by elected leaders from throughout the Hudson Valley, calling for an investigation into the slow response time by NYSEG following last weekend’s Nor’easter. In addition to holding a hearing to examine the root of the problem at NYSEG, Chairman Ball is also introducing legislation that would prohibit a foreign-owned company from operating utility services in New York State.
Brewster, N.Y. – (11/07/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today was joined by business leaders from throughout Putnam County announcing the need for collaboration in moving forward several shovel ready projects in the agriculture, technology, commercial, real estate, energy and manufacturing sectors. The projects represent over 3,000 permanent and 1,500 construction jobs. If state sponsored economic development support is approved, these projects could provide a significant boost to job creation and a big increase in local municipal revenues to support schools and public services.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG now has applications online for its Emergency Economic Development Programs for eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million on these programs was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission on October 19.