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August 3, 2011
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“GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

Senator Ball Hosts Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing in NY

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/02/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is hosting an historichearing next month to examine the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing in New York.Also known as hydrofracking, hydraulic fracturing is the process of pumping water, sand andchemicals underground, and into rocks, to release and capture gas for future energy use.

August 3, 2011
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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN YOUTH SPORTS

Senator Ball Joins Doc Gooden, Mayor Cindrich to Thank Sports Authority’s Donation to Mount Kisco Little League

White Plains, N.Y.  – (08/02/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich and New York pitching great Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden to honor Sports Authority for its donation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and heart shields to the Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the generous donation, Sports Authority has also commitment to train coaches and parents for emergency situations on the ball field.

August 2, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: NEXT STOP ON THE TOWN HALL TOUR, BEDFORD

***Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:00 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/02/11) – It’s another week and another full plate for Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) who is continuing his Town Hall Tour throughout the 40th Senate District. Tomorrow, the Senator will take his legislative update to Bedford, N.Y. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. Additional stops are planned this week in Beekman (8/3) and Philipstown (8/4). For the complete Town Hall Tour schedule, click here.

August 2, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL’S LEGISLATIVE TOUR COMES TO SOUTHEAST

By Tom Bartley

In a scheduled town hall talk, some unscripted moments intrude

For Republican State Sen. Greg Ball of Patterson, the Southeast stop of his legislative road show began and ended off-script,

For starters, when the senator arrived shortly before 7:30—the Southeast Town Board’s appointed hour to  convene Thursday evening—he was forced to join staff and a rapidly growing number of constituents confined to the town hall lobby. Closed doors denied everyone access to the John Dunford Civic Center auditorium, where the town board sat sequestered in an unscheduled, apparently unannounced executive session.

July 31, 2011
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TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN SOUTHEAST

Senator Ball’s Town Hall Tour Makes 2nd Stop in Southeast, N.Y.

Brewster, N.Y. – (07/29/11) – A lively crowd turned out for the second stop on Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Town Hall Tour tonight in Southeast, N.Y.  The tour, which provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session, drew dozens of residents who were eager to ask the Senator questions about ethics reform, state spending, highway repairs and property taxes.

 

July 31, 2011
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LOHUD: STATE SEN. BALL COMES TO SOUTHEAST

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, stopped by the Southeast Town Board meeting Thursday night to provide a legislative update from Albany.

“For the first time in a long time, Albany’s moving in the right direction,” he told the board and about 40 people in the audience.

He gave a quick rundown of issues from this year’s legislative session. Those included passing an on-time budget with a 2 percent spending cut and the property tax cap. In addition, he said he plans to continue trying to repeal the MTA payroll tax, reduce unfunded mandates and improve homeland security.

July 31, 2011
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THE DAILY HARRISON: HARRISON REACTS TO U.S. DEBT CEILING DEBATES

by Bob Dumas and Phil Corso

HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison’s Bob Cipolla is a microcosm of what many Americans might think about the debt ceiling debates in Washington, D.C.

“I’m concerned that the politicians in Washington appear to be the Keystone Cops,” Cipolla said on The Daily Harrison Facebook page. “It’s sad and disgusting that the ‘two-party system’ has evolved into a forum for acrimony, finger-pointing and incompetence.”

As Democrats and Republicans continue to engage in a stand-off as the Tuesday deadline approaches to raise the debt ceiling, local officials say if an agreement isn’t reached by then, it could mean some dire consequences for local governments and their constituents.

July 31, 2011
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BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

“Trail to the Train” is One Step Closer to Reality for Amenia

Amenia, N.Y. – (07/28/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Town of Amenia today to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.

July 28, 2011
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BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR CONTINUES

 

Senator Ball’s Town Hall Tour Making Stop in Southeast Tonight!

Southeast, N.Y. – (07/28/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is continuing his Town Hall Tour tonight with stop in Southeast, N.Y. The presentation is an opportunity for Senator Ball to provide the town with an update following this year’s legislative session. Elected leaders and residents are encouraged ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities. The Town Hall Tour will be making stops in all 22 towns in the 40th Senate District. A full list of scheduled tour dates can be found at here.

July 28, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL TALKS TAXES, BENEFIT COSTS

Written by Matt Spillane

High property taxes and pension costs were two main points of discussion at the Lewisboro Library on Monday night, when New York State Senator Greg Ball discussed his political goals and concerns with the Town Board.

Financial issues were among several topics talked about at the board’s meeting as part of Senator Ball’s “Town Hall Tour,” which began with Lewisboro and will include all 22 towns in his 40th District.

July 28, 2011
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LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS ALBANY HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicked off his 22-stop Town Hall Tour at the Lewisboro Library Monday night telling the Town Board and audience members that this past year’s legislative session was highly productive.

“No one is a bigger critic of Albany than me,” said Ball, who represents the 40th Senate District, which includes both Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. “But think of what we accomplished this legislative session and with bi-partisan support. The progress we made in Albany this year was significant.”

July 27, 2011
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SPORTSMEN’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Senator Ball Kicks Off Advisory Committee for Sportsmen and 2nd Amendment Advocates

July 26, 2011 – A long time advocate for sportsmen’s rights, Senator Greg Ball has organized a Sportsmen’s Advisory Council, designed to field input and answer questions from local sportsmen. The Council, which consists of members from Dutchess, Westchester, and Putnam Counties, as well as leading advocates from throughout New York State, met tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Senator Ball’s district office located at 1441 Route 22 in Brewster,  N.Y. The Council is being chaired by NRA Member and Kent Town Councilman John Greene.

July 27, 2011
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PATCH: SEN. GREG BALL KICKS OFF TOWN HALL TOUR

By Christine Burroni

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C – Patterson) commenced his “town hall” tour at the Lewisboro Library Monday night, reviewing his last eight months in office while looking to the year ahead.

New York’s senator representing the 40th district promised “no gimmicks” and offered to help with local town problems from road conditions to education to taxes.

July 27, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

***Thurs, July 28th at 2:00 P.M.***

BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RAIL PROJECT

Amenia, N.Y. – (07/26/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is stopping by the Town of Amenia to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.

July 26, 2011
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LOHUD: SEN. BALL ON TOUR

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball plans to be in all 22 towns in his 40th Senate District this summer for a listening tour. His office is billing it as “It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the NYS Legislature, but were afraid to ask!”

July 26, 2011
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PATCH: SEN. GREG BALL KICKS OFF TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO MONDAY NIGHT

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicks off his Town Hall Tour tonight in Lewisboro.

Residents are encouraged to stop by for a legislative update from the senator, and ask any questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 26, 2011
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BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR

Senator Greg Ball Kicks-Off Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro

Lewisboro, N.Y. – (07/25/11) – From sky high property taxes to exploding pensions costs, elected leaders were armed with questions as Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) kicked off his Town Hall Tour in Lewisboro, N.Y.  The tour was designed to provide communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. Residents and elected officials were also encouraged to ask questions about issues facing New York or affecting their communities.

July 26, 2011
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LOHUD: MTA CHIEF JAY WALDER CUT COSTS, PUSHED INNOVATION

Written by

Ken Valenti

Jay Walder took over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the harshest economic times most people alive now have ever known.

It has been a tough time for the nation’s largest transit agency. The MTA relies in part on real estate tax, and one hit to the agency had come from the crash of the housing market.

July 25, 2011
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL TO BEGIN TOWN HALL TOUR IN LEWISBORO

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -  Area residents will have an opportunity to meet State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) when he launches his 2011 Town Hall Tour at the Lewisboro Library in South Salem on Monday. The tour will encompass a total of 22 towns.

July 24, 2011
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