Monday, June 30, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/30/14: 12 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Public Meeting Agendas] July 1, 2014 Yorktown Town Board Meeting Agenda

2) See Fireworks in County Parks this Summer

3) Ossining Town Board Work Session: Tuesday July 1st, 2014

4) The Latest Albany Democrat in the Hall of Shame

5) NYGOP Events Calendar

6)  Democratic Westchester Legislators and Community Leaders Call for Continuing Participation in Federal Block Grant Programs

7) Westchester BOL Majority Leader Borgia: Statement in Regard to Monitor's Housing Settlement Assessment Report

8)  The Book Club -/+1.. ! Sat. July 5th @ 8:30pm: The Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

9)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: A Digital Media Future

10) Yorktown Daily Voice: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Westchester
11) SENATOR GREG BALL RANKED, AGAIN, AS NEW YORK’S MOST INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR
12) SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND THANKSGIVING DINNER DATES
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On Friday, June 27, 2014 4:30 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote: July 1, 2014 Town Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN BOARD AGENDA
TOWN OF YORKTOWN
July 1, 2014
                                                           
PLACE:                                                                                               TIME:
TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION                                      6:00pm
        
         Please note that we will be at Teatown Lake Reservation.  For the address and directions,
           see below.  Also, the start time is 6:00PM.   
         
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
WELCOME ADDRESS -       Kevin Carter
                                                 Executive Director, Teatown Lake Reservation 
               
3.         MOMENT OF SILENCE
 
4          PRESENTATION  -    NYS Champion Lacrosse Team
                                            Yorktown High School
 
                                                 Pat Kibbe – Kids to Kids Exhni  
 
5.         REPORT TO THE TOWN FROM SUPERVISOR GRACE
               
6.         REPORTS FROM TOWN COUNCIL
                                                                                                 
7.         RESOLUTIONS FROM the June 3, 2014 Meeting
 
8.         COURTESY OF THE FLOOR
 
9.         PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed local law amending Chapter 300 concerning the
                                     keeping of fowl on residential lots of at least 40,000 sq. ft.
 
10.       ADVERTISING.
             Public Hearing:
·      Town Board Meeting – August 5, 2014 – Patriot Park   
·      Proposed local law amending Chapter 260, Article IV entitled “Installment Agreement for Delinquent Real Property Taxes, “regarding maximum term and required down payment. 
 
             Bid/RFP
·      Textile Recovery Program – Refuse and Recycling Department
                        Notice is hereby given that the Refuse and Recycling Department
in the Town of Yorktown is  interested in starting a comprehensive Textile Recovery
Program to reduce the municipal waste stream and lower the Town’s costs while
 providing its residents with a convenient and environmentally sound textile waste
disposal option.
  
11.         BID AWARDS
              Purchase of spare pump (s) for Hunterbrook Pump Station – Engineering Dept.
                                                                                 Bid #14-3
 
              Leak Detection Services – Water Department
             WHEREAS, the Yorktown Consolidated Water District sought bids, through the competitive bidding process, for professional leak detection services on the Town’s 174 miles of water main, and,
            WHEREAS, at 11:00 am on June 17, 2014 sealed bids for leak detection services were opened and read aloud, and,
            WHEREAS, one bid was received from New York Leak Detection Inc. in the amount of $19,500 for a comprehensive leak detection survey and an hourly rate for occasional on-call leak detection (limited scope) at $187.50 per hour. 
            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes Water Distribution Superintendent David Rambo to accept bid from New York Leak Detection Inc. of Jamesville, NY, 13078, sole bidder, for a comprehensive leak detection survey in the amount of $19,500 with  the option of two (one) year extensions and $187.50 hourly rate for occasional on-call service.  Funds for this service will come from the Water District budget SW.8340.0490 (Professional Services).
 
12.        VOLUNTARY BOARDS
              Resignation:
              Denise Savage – Board of Assessment and Review
                                                              
13.       RESOLUTIONS
Requests from the Engineering Department:
                                    Approve the Extension of the Sludge Removal &  Disposal Bid
                WHEREAS, the Town Board at its meeting of August13, 2013, awarded the bid for Dewatered Sludge Removal & Disposal for the Water Pollution Control Plant, Bid #13-04, to New England Waste Services of ME, and
 
            WHEREAS, the Town has the contractual option to extend the bid in one-year increments, up to a maximum contract term of three (3) years, and
           
            WHEREAS, the Town intends to extend this bid for a period of one-year, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT,
 
            RESOLVED, that the Dewatered Sludge Removal & Disposal for the Water Pollution Control Plant, Bid #13-4, is hereby extended for a one year period (8/14/14-8/31/15). 
                                
Requests from the Highway Superintendent
                                     Approve budget transfer
            Resolved, the Town Board approves the following budget transfers
$13,265.00 from D5130.403 to D5112.205 to purchase a stainless steel spreader and
$1,374.87 from D5130.403 to D5110.105 to cover overtime expenses..
 
 Request from the  Town Comptroller
                                       Approve budget transfer      
Be it resolved that the Town Board authorizes the following 2014 Budget Transfer for the Amazon Beach Park District in order to disburse payment for architectural design work to be performed to repair the foundation of the clubhouse
 
From:
AP.909            Fund Balance                                                   $8,400.00
 
To:
AP.7180.454   Property Improvements                                    $8,400.00
 
 
Requests from the Police Chief
                                    Accept a bid for a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria – Auctions
                                       International
                WHEREAS, on April 29, 2014, Auctions International, Inc.., the Town’s contracted auctioneer went live with an online auction featuring a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle Vin #2FALP71W74X102104 one of the town’s surplus vehicles, and
            WHEREAS, on June 9, 2014, Auctions International closed the bidding process for said Town Vehicle,
            WHEREAS, the Chief of Police with said vehicle in the auction has provided confirmation of acceptance of the bid price(s) as outlined below, NOW THEREFORE BE IT
            RESOLVED,  that the Town Board accepts the bid for the following vehicle in the amount shown:
                     Lot #1 – 2004 Ford, Crown Victoria, mileage 94,000 for $700.00
 
 
Requests from the Town Attorney
    Authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with Mohegan
    Manor
 
    Authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with Big Wave
      Productions, LLC for the outdoor movie.
                RESOLVED, the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to execute a contract with Big Wave Event Productions, LLC, PO Box 188, Roxbury, CT 06783 in the amount of  $3,750.00 to provide equipment and personnel (Big Surf Drive-In Mega System) to screen an outdoor movie on July 17th , 2014 or a mutually acceptable rescheduled date in the event of inclement weather.  Execution of the contract shall be subject to approval of the Town Attorney of the contract terms and contractor’s insurance certificates.
    
Requests from the Water Distribution Superintendent
 
                                     Authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with the
                                      NWJWW relating to fluoride.
            WHEREAS, on January 22, 2013, the Town Board adopted a resolution to move forward with repairing or replacing the fluoridation equipment.
            RESOLVED, the Town Board authorizes Supervisor Grace to sign an Intermunicipal Agreement (I.M.A.) between Northern Westchester Joint Water Works and the Town of Yorktown clarifying the obligations pertaining to the design and development of a fluoridation system.
                                     Modification of Bid Award
            WHEREAS, at the Town Board meeting held on April 29, 2014, the Water Maintenance Materials bid was awarded to lowest bidder in each category, with the award for item #’s 8/H10314, 12 and 13A going to low bidder Expanded Supply Products (ESP); and
            WHEREAS, the items shipped by ESP did not meet the specifications of the contract and were rejected by the Water Department; and
            WHEREAS, Water Distribution Superintendent David Rambo has recommended to the Board that the Town excuse ESP from performance of the contract as to items 8/H10314, 12 and 13A;
            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board excuses ESP from performance of the contract as to items 8/H10314, 12 and 13A; and
            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Town Board awards the portion of the bid for the provision of items 8/H10314, 12 and 13A to Vellano Brothers, the next lowest bidder for such items.
                                                               
14.       MONTHLY REPORTS – Building Department – May. 2014
 
15.       ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alice E. Roker
                                                                                                Town Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Yorktown
Date:   June 25, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                             2014 Yorktown Town Board
                                         SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE
 
 
JULY, 2014
July 1, 2014 – Televised Meeting at Teatown Lake Reservation – 1600 Spring Valley Road
                                   Meeting begins at 6:00PM
July 8, 2014 – Work Session at Town Hall – Meeting begins at 6:45PM
 
 
 
AUGUST, 2014
August 5, 2014 – Televised Meeting at Patriot Park (behind Town Hall)
                                   Meeting begins at 6:00PM
August 12, 2014 – Work Session – Meeting begins at 6:45PM         
 

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On Friday, June 27, 2014 5:14 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

Dear Neighbor,
One of the surest signs that school is out and summer has begun is the arrival of fireworks displays in our Westchester County parks each year.
Fireworks shows at Playland Park in Rye start off with a bang, with shows choreographed to music held every Wednesday and Friday night throughout July and August at 9:15 p.m. The shows begin July 2 and run through August 29. Admission is free for Westchester residents, and parking is $5 on both nights, $1 for senior citizens.
As a salute to Independence Day, special holiday fireworks accompanied by a great patriotic score, will also be held on Thursday and Friday, July 3 and 4, beginning at 9:30 p.m. each night on the pier. Parking is $5 on July 3 and $10 on July 4. On July 3, there is also a $15 Night Rides Admission Special from 5 p.m. until close. 
The City of Peekskill will be hosting their Independence Day fireworks celebration on July 4th at 9pm at the Riverfront Green Park, Ossining will host their celebration on July 3rd at Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park with a concert beginning at 7:30pm followed by a fireworks display at 9:15pm.  For more information on the event at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park, please call the Office of Recreation at (914) 734-7275.  For the event at Ossining’s Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park, call the Ossining Office of Parks and Recreation at (914) 941-3189.
The annual Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks will be held on Thursday, July 3, at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The event will feature entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a concert with great patriotic music by the Stolen Moments Band at 8 p.m., climaxed by a magnificent fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free, but carpooling is strongly advised.
For more information about Playland, go to RyePlayland.org or call (914) 813-7010. For more information about the Music Fest, go to http://parks.westchestergov.com/
Sincerely,

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On Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:24 AM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 TownofOssining.com

Town Board Work Session

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Municipal Building
16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor
Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session Agenda:
  1. Ethics Board- Progress Update: Stuart Kahan
  2. "Your Cop" Assignments and North State Road Road Noise Complaints: Lieutenant Nick Alongi
  3. Mobile Drug Testing USA - Comments and Questions
  4. Zoning Amendments for projected projects – Wayne Spector
  5. Parks Project Grant- Final Review
  6. Comprehensive Plan Review - Set Meeting Schedule: Sue Donnelly
  7. Review of Police Services RFP
Executive Session: Legal Advice
CGR Project Website - Evaluation of Potential Government Structures
 
 
 
Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Susanne Donnelly: sdonnelly@townofossining.com
Eric P. Blaha: blaha@townofossining.com
Geoffrey Harter: harter@townofossining.com
Kim Jeffrey: jeffrey@townofossining.com
Northern Wilcher: wilcher@townofossining.com
Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562.
You can view past Town Board Work Sessions from our online video archive.
Town Board 
Susanne Donnelly
Supervisor 
Eric P. Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey J. Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher
Council Member 


Town Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 30, 2014
Gabriella Rosa Inducted into New York Democrats Hall of Shame
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... Democratic Assemblywoman Gabriella Rosa was inducted in the NYGOP's Democrats Hall of Shame today.
 
In case you missed it late last week, Rosa pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple counts of fraud for lying to immigration authorities about her marital relationship, accepting illegal campaign contributions and making false statements to a federal bankruptcy court.   
 
NYGOP Chair Ed Cox said:
 
"What does it say about our state that we hardly bat an eye anymore when a Democratic legislator is indicted? Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman have allowed Albany Democrats' Culture of Corruption to flourish unabated. Rob Astorino and John Cahill will do what Democrats can't do: clean up corruption and restore New Yorkers' faith in government."
   
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2014
Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)
 
 
Democratic Legislators and Community Leaders Call for Continuing Participation in Federal Block Grant Programs
 
White Plains, NY – Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL), local elected officials and various community leaders called today for the County’s continuing participation in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.
 
“For nearly forty years, Westchester County municipalities have been able to complete significant capital projects and run beneficial programs thanks to community development block grant funds delivered to us by the federal government,” said BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining). “It’s imperative that the County continues its participation in these block grant programs, to maintain our high standard of living here and to protect our taxpayers, too.”
 
Joining Legislator Borgia to speak at today’s press conference were two BOL colleagues, Pete Harckham (D-North Salem) and Ben Boykin (D-White Plains), along with NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Village of Ossining Mayor Bill Hanauer, Lindsay Farrell from Open Door Family Medical Center, Karen D’Attore from Interfaith Council for Action and Shawn Cribari from the Ossining Children’s Center.
 
Presently, BOL members have been working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and federal housing settlement monitor James E. Johnson in order to resolve the impasse between the County and HUD and help save federal grant funds earmarked for various Westchester municipalities—under the condition that the County affirmatively furthers fair and affordable housing. Last year, the County’s incompliance with the housing settlement resulted in Westchester losing its 2011 CDBG funds, the manner in which the federal government returns tax dollars to the local level. The County has since been given notice that the 2012, 2013 and 2014 CDBG funds are in similar jeopardy.
 
County Executive Rob Astorino has proposed that the County create its own block grant programs by bonding several million dollars a year. The application deadline for the next cycle of CDBG funding is fast approaching, and the Astorino Administration has announced it will not be participating in the application process.
 
“Staying with the block grant programs as part of the Westchester urban County Consortium just makes more sense,” said Legislator Harckham. “Borrowing for local infrastructure improvements and important programs that we’ve already paid for with our federal tax dollars is spending twice as much as necessary, and, in essence, a double tax.”
 
Legislator Boykin added: “The County Executive’s proposal to create his own so-called block grants with bonds is perhaps the worst idea from an elected leader I’ve ever encountered. Why should our municipalities, many which are struggling with tight budgets, pass up federal funds for projects that will benefit our residents and business owners?”
 
Last month, the BOL began to work with HUD and Johnson with a plan to complete the Analysis of Impediments (AI), as outlined in the stipulations of the settlement agreement between the County and HUD. Over the past four-plus years, the Astorino Administration has failed to produce an acceptable AI to HUD, balking at the responsibility to conduct an in-depth review of exclusionary zoning, as it may exist, which has prevented the furthering of fair and affordable housing across Westchester.
 
“It’s time for Westchester residents and business owners to know this important fact: that working with our federal partners to complete the housing settlement will protect our communities—and create good jobs, too,” said BOL Majority Whip Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon). “It’s time to resolve this conflict and ensure that, both short- and long-term, our seniors, veterans and young professionals can afford to live in Westchester.”
 
Between 2002 and 2010 Westchester received, on average, over $6 million in annual CDBG funds, benefiting nearly 40,000 people directly. (Source: www.HUD.gov.) Typically, CDBG funds go toward public facilities and improvements, housing rehabilitation, economic development loans, park rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, neighborhood facilities expansion and rehabilitation, employment training and senior services.
 
Within the 2012-2014 cycle of CDBG funds, dozens of projects and programs within the 36 towns, villages and cities that comprise the consortium are awaiting their requested grants. Train station stairway repairs, new sidewalks, a dental annex at a neighborhood health center, security cameras at a child care center, flood control improvements, refurbishing of parks and athletic facilities, roof replacements and emergency generators—all stand as part of the CDBG funds now in jeopardy.
 
“Normally, our municipalities would be applying for future block grants through the County government right now, but the Astorino Administration has sent letters to municipalities stating that Westchester County will no longer be managing the CDBG program,” said Borgia. “However, the CDBG Community Consortium was created through legislative act and can only be dissolved by the Board of Legislators. I’m confident that we can work together with our communities and the Administration to save this critical funding for the benefit of Westchester.”
 
“The tough economic times that Westchester’s municipalities and not-for profits have faced over the last year have been softened some by Federal block grant dollars that pay for projects and programs that may have otherwise unaffordable to local taxpayers,” said Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the BOL Infrastructure Committee. “Renouncing the block grant process in favor of borrowing that will be saddled upon taxpayers in the future is bad public policy, plain and simple.”
 
Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh), chair of the BOL Community Services Committee, said: “The far-reaching effects of block grant dollars from federal program help strengthen our communities and pull us together to face the challenges ahead. They are contingent on the County’s responsibilities to move forward with affordable housing, which is both good governance and smart planning for the future. Abandoning the block grants will end up hurting all of Westchester, not just the communities where the funds are targeted.”
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2014
Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 | 914-419-5221 (cell)
 
Statement in Regard to Monitor’s Housing Settlement Assessment Report
White Plains, NY – Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) released the following statement today in regard to the new assessment report from the federally-appointed monitor James E. Johnson concerning the housing settlement between Westchester County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
“I appreciate the diligent efforts of Mr. Johnson and his staff in preparing this thorough analysis of the County’s progress in completing the terms of the housing settlement. By working collaboratively with the monitor and our local municipalities, we are moving forward in making sure the County successfully completes the housing agreement.
“I am grateful for the local officials and leaders for working with the County to clear the logjam around the final steps of the housing settlement. Let there be no doubts that by working collaboratively, we can complete the terms of the settlement and continue to provide housing for our seniors, veterans, young professionals and hard-working families in Westchester.
“The monitor’s report notes that the County needs to do a better job in promoting and educating our residents and local officials about affordable housing, and I could not agree more. County residents are not served by political posturing and reckless misinformation about the settlement. We must work together to create a positive vision for the county’s future that will benefit all Westchester communities.”
 
Additional news and photos available at www.westchesterlegislators.com/newsroom
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THE BOOK CLUB -/+1.

Luke FrancoLuke Franco

 

The Green Growler Tap Room presents:

The Book Club-/+1 !  

Saturday, July 5th starting at 8:30 PM

Luke Franco [in for John Hart], guitar

Don Falzone [as himself], bass

 Bob Meyer [still bald], drums & cymbals

Playing JAZZ !  

 
  368 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 862-0961  www.thegreengrowler.com/
 
 Come early. Come late. Catch some tunes and have a brew or two. Host Seana will welcome you!
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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
A Digital Media Future


 
Digital may be the future, but is it working now? No and yes. Information and education grow the richness in things, in our lives. We relate more easily to things we understand, and the sense of them that warms the heart and excites the mind is a uniquely qualifying experience. 
 
The grace and power of a horse comes easily to mind, but more powerfully so when in the presence of one as it manifests the intentionality of its mighty and mysterious form. The earth thunders under its racing hooves, as 1500 pounds of muscle and purpose whisks by.
 
This brief story provides a connection to the animal that is taken for granted without it. The missing ingredient is the story that makes the object come alive. Not coincidentally, it is the same for media advertising. And while it may entertain and evoke a spectrum of emotions, in the end it must sell. It must first warrant an interruption, engage, and deliver on a promise. 
 
When it does these things it succeeds ... at selling. And, this is done best through the story of the creative and word pictures that make connections to the viewer of them.
 
Advertising is, always has been, about content; but it is not the content that people seek. Advertising content is not what comes to mind when in position to be educated and informed. But, it is how we may learn about the things we do, eat, wear, and consider in a world with more information than we can manage effectively or stomach. And this is where digital media fails, and some of why traditional media continues to dominate our attention and our response to all things. 
 
A focus on "impressions" is, in the main, succeeding only at overwhelming us with information. And too much information causes blindness. We cannot see (experience) what we see for its value to us because there is too much of it. It excites the immune sensory system to overdrive. We no longer see what we're looking at.
 
Advertising must sell, though it can entertain and evoke emotion at the same time. But it must sell to succeed. And to sell it must tell a story; one that is worthy of our attention, engaging in the way that it relates to us and our experience and understanding of things, and it must credibly explain how it will deliver on the promises it makes. Advertising may buy its right to share a reader's time and space, but it must do so respecting the viewer's need to be educated and informed of substance.
 
If all things are advertised it follows that all things are valuable to someone. To be among them requires that it (advertising) relate to our experience by the creative magic of storytelling. And this is what digital media, for its focus on impressions that come so easily, the inveigling of the ease in things that corrupts, does so poorly. It stabs into cyberspace for lack of focus on the feeling, knowing, and uniquely made individual.
 
Digital media has created a multitude of so-called "impressions," which are looked at but not seen, then bundled them for sale to advertisers as though valuable assets. They are not, and the buying public has made that clear. Creative and copy storytelling is the human experience through the magic in both. It is this that, when it seems worthy to viewers, makes a sale possible. 
 
Digital media must get to this place to warm the flicker of countless "pages" and encourage the invitation of viewers to its enormous volume of content. "All that glitters is not gold," and people (buyers) have made this clear by voting with their money; the reason the Internet compares poorly at 5.9 percent to traditional media conversions of retail sales.
Frank Rich is founder and CEO of Encore PrĂ­st International, an organizational development company that helps individuals and organizations reach their full potential through the practice of effective business fundamentals. You may reach him at fjrich@encoreprist.com, or by phone at 866/858-4EPI. To read all ROIs in their entirety, go to Business tab at Town Link.
 
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Yorktown Daily Voice: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Westchester
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL RANKED, AGAIN, AS NEW YORK’S MOST INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR
 
Albany, NY – 06/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has been ranked as New York’s most “Independent Republican Senator” by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). According to NYPIRG, a student-directed research organization, Senator Ball displayed the most independent voting record of his Republican colleagues in the 2014 legislative session.
“I am honored to be named the most Independent Republican Senator by the NYPIRG report. I think most people are well aware of my tendency to break ranks and shake things up in Albany,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Texas has it right by keeping the legislature part time and out of the Capitol as much as possible, only holding session every other year. Voting 'No' in New York is typically a very safe bet.”
The 2014 NYPIRG study shows that the Republican Conference voted with Majority Leader Dean Skelos 98.37% of the time, while Senator Ball was most likely to break ranks with his own party, voting with the Majority leader only 88.14% of the time. The Republican Conference voted with Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein 98.15% of the time, while Senator Ball voted with Klein 88.00% of the time.
In 2012 and 2013 Senator Ball was named the New Yorkers most “Independent Senator” by NYPIRG. The New York State Conservative Party also twice named Senator Ball New York’s “Most Conservative” Senator.
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
Josef Bachmeier
Communications Director
NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND THANKSGIVING DINNER DATES
 
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Brewster, NY – 06/30/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that both the 4th Annual Veterans Hall of Fame and 4th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner will take place this fall.
 
Over the past three years, Senator Ball has worked with the community to host a Veterans Hall of Fame and Thanksgiving Dinner to honor and thank local veterans for their service.
 
“I am very excited to announce that the Veterans Hall of Fame and Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner will be back again this fall for the 4th year. These are my favorite events that I look forward to each year. I hope to continue hosting both of them for years to come,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Seeing the smiles on the veterans’ faces is truly rewarding. I urge anyone who wants to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country to assist us in planning these major events.”
 
The 4th Annual Veterans Hall of Fame will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Mahopac Falls Elementary School at 100 Myrtle Avenue, Mahopac, NY 10541. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm and the ceremony will start at 6:00 pm.
 
The 4th Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Putnam County Golf Course, located at 187 Hill Street, in Mahopac, NY. We will have seatings at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Reservation check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
 
Senator Ball is seeking donations and volunteers to make both of these events possible. To get involved or RSVP, please contact Senator Greg Ball’s office by calling (845) 279-3773, or by e-mailing mgallipa@nysenate.gov. Please remember that reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis, so make your reservation as soon as possible.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
 
Josef Bachmeier
Communications Director
NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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