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THE EXAMINER: IRENE HAUNTS PUTNAM DAYS AFTER STORM

by Kerry Barger

Though Putnam County saw an end to the bombardment of rain and wind late Sunday night, residents dealt with the ramifications of Hurricane Irene days after the storm vanished from the radar.

September 7, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF NYSEG, CON ED RESPONSE TO OUTAGES

By Juan DeJesus

With some local residents still without power, legislators question utility companies’ response time to Irene.

September 6, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL SAYS WE WERE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH TO TAKE ON HURRICANE IRENE

 

PUTNAM VALLEY – A number of local Putnam and Northern Westchester County officials and Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized NYSEG for its communications efforts during Hurricane Irene.

September 4, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POWER RESTORATION DELAYS

 

Written by: Dwight R. Worley

PUTNAM VALLEY — State Sen. Greg Ball said legislators will hold hearings early next month to investigate why it took utility companies as long as six days to restore power to homes and businesses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

September 3, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND COMMUNICATION HURDLES

 

Senator Ball Calls for Hearing, “Could have been Katrina-like”

September 3, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL TO HOLD HEARING ON IRENE RESPONSE TOMORROW

If you are still without power six days after Tropical Storm Irene hit or had yours restored but still want to be heard on how the storm was handled, state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is holding a hearing in Putnam Valley tomorrow.

September 2, 2011
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NYSEG POWER RESTORATION SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 – 7 A.M.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2, 2011 – 7 a.m.

September 2, 2011
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BALL PRESS CONFERENCE ON HURRICANE RESPONSE SAT 9/3 AT 2 PM

Senator Ball is requesting your support and your attendance in joining him for a press conference on this coming Saturday, September 3rd at 2 PM in Putnam Valley to announce that he will be holding a hearing on the response times and communication failures following Hurricane Irene. Senator Ball will also be calling on the full support of the Federal government through FEMA to support all of NY’s our towns and our citizens in response to this hurricane.

Please see the details of the press conference below and attached and please confirm your attendance and support.

September 1, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NYSEG POWER RESTORATION UPDATE: 3P.M.

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 September 1, 2011 – 3 p.m.

September 1, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL DISASTER AID APPROVED FOR NASSAU, WESTCHESTER AND RENSSELAER COUNTIES

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster assistance is now available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Nassau, Westchester and Rensselaer counties as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene.

September 1, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL QUESTIONS FELLOW REPUBLICAN’S STANCE ON DISASTER AID (UPDATED)

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he plans to hold a hearing on the state and federal response to Tropical Storm Irene and questioned Rep. Nan Hayworth’s stance that disaster aid needs to be tied to cuts in federal spending.

September 1, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR BALL DEMANDS COMMON SENSE AND AID FOR DISASTER VICTIMS BEFORE POLITICS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jim Coleman, (914) 837-5077

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (09/01/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is demanding that New York’s Congressional delegation fight for immediate and full FEMA relief for the families and businesses devastated by Hurricane Irene, and expressed his disappointment in Congresswoman Nan Hayworth for putting politics before common sense.

 

September 1, 2011
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EXAMINER: FATE OF DRILLING IN NY DRAWS CLOSER

by: Shannon Ayala

Many times this summer people have looked out their car window at protests in New York City and asked, “Frack?” The controversy at Governor Cuomo’s office yesterday however was over the word: dSGEIS.

September 1, 2011
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NYSEG PRESS RELEASE: NYSEG CONTINUING TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 31, 2011 – 7 p.m.

August 31, 2011
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NYSEG: 82% OF INTERRUPTED SERVICES RESTORED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2011 – 3 p.m.

 

>> Dry ice and bottled water locations: http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/default.html

August 31, 2011
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THE PATCH: HOCHMAN GIVES UPDATES ON IRENE IMPACT ON BEDFORD SCHOOLS

It was announced that the opening of the 2011-12 school year could be delayed if power does not return soon to affected district buildings.

August 31, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL: “OVER MY DEAD BODY” WILL NY HAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S FRACKING PROBLEMS

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is proposing legislation that would set up some rules and guidelines aimed at hydrofracking in New York state. Ball said he witnessed damage to private property during a tour of areas in Pennsylvania where hydrofracking for natural gas is occurring. His legislation is meant to protect property owners.

August 30, 2011
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