The legislation was sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) to honor fallen White Plains police officer Michael Perry, who died in the line of duty.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday that designated a portion of Route 119 in White Plains as the Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway.
Brewster, N.Y. – (08/05/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Town of Patterson Recreation Center today to present a $100,000 check to the center to be used toward air conditioning and flooring upgrades. The money, secured by Senator Ball through a state grant, will allow the center to move forward on badly needed infrastructure upgrades.
KATONAH, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will host a hearing later this month at the Katonah Village Library’s Garden Room that will examine the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing in New York.
Ball represents the 40th Senate District, which includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.
Michael Perry Memorial Highway Becomes Law in New York State
Brewster, N.Y. – (08/04/11) – A bill honoring a Hudson Valley hero who died in the line of duty is now on the books in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Ball, Castelli Michael Perry Memorial Highway bill (S1477A/A1427A). The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), designates State Route 119 in Westchester County as the Michael Perry Memorial Highway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.”