Joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates earlier today, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino promoted the “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program that is available to veterans and their dependents. Also endorsing it was State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblyman Bob Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge.
With 2.6 million uninsured residents, a popular Democratic governor and tens of millions of federal dollars at stake, New York would seem to be one of the least likely states to join a growing revolt in the nation’s capitals against facilitating a federal overhaul of health care.
PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – At a meeting held last week with local officials and residents, state Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said government should use Tropical Storm Irene as a “teaching moment” to prepare for future disasters.
“Going into this anniversary, the sad reality is that there are those who seek to destroy the United States of America, harm innocent men, women and children and ultimately change our way of life. While we must always be prepared, on this anniversary all New Yorkers should take recent threats extremely seriously, and always remember if you see something, say something,” said Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. “I commend the Department of Homeland Security, the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and other first responders who stand on the front lines of our nation’s defense. We now have credible information suggesting New York City and Washington, D.C.
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, plans to hold hearings in a few weeks to find out why power companies struggled to keep up with the damage from Hurricane Irene. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, might do the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.