Patty Ritchie's Press releases

PTSD PROGRAM FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY VETS TO LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER

Senator Ritchie Secures Funds for Program Named to Honor “9-11 Vet” 

September 11, 2012
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RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO PULASKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Invites People to Learn About Women’s History in New York State

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is now on display at the Pulaski Public Library, located at  4917 North Jefferson St. in Pulaski.  The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.   

September 10, 2012
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MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYERS SIGN ON FOR RITCHIE JOB AND CAREER FAIR

Will Match Job-Seekers with Employers on September 19th in Ogdensburg

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State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she will host a Job and Career Fair on September 19th in Ogdensburg at the Odd Fellows Hall on Linden Street from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

September 10, 2012
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RITCHIE HAILS GOVERNOR FOR SIGNING BILL TO CLOSE CHILD PORN LEGAL LOOPHOLE

Legislation Makes the Viewing of Child Pornography a Class E Felony

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that a bill she voted in favor of to close a gaping legal loophole in New York State that makes it legal to view online child porn has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

“I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and for acting quickly to support a measure that would protect the children of New York State,” said Senator Ritchie. 

September 7, 2012
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1,300 SPORTSMEN PARTICIPATE IN SEN. RITCHIE’S 2012 SPORTSMEN’S SURVEY

Sportsmen Oppose Lowering Junior Hunting Age, Support ‘Gift Cards’ Used for Fees and Expansion of Crossbow Hunting

VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS BY CLICKING HERE

Sportsmen in New York State support an expansion of crossbow hunting, and a law that would require the DEC to offer “gift cards” that could be used to pay sportsmen’s fees and oppose lowering the junior hunting age, according to Senator Ritchie’s 2012 Sportsmen’s Survey. 

September 5, 2012
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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SENIOR YEARS

From picnics to parades, this summer I have had the privilege of meeting a number of our region’s senior citizens at events throughout Central and Northern New York.

At these events, one thing stood out.  Many of our area’s senior citizens are in their prime—still living very active lifestyles. 

August 31, 2012
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RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO CENTRAL SQUARE LIBRARY

Invites People to Learn About Women’s History in New York State

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is on display at the Central Square Library, located at 637 South Main Street in Central Square.  The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.   

August 30, 2012
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FIGHT THE BITE: HUNDREDS OF FREE ANTI-MOSQUITO TREATMENTS STILL AVAILABLE

Product Can Knock Down Disease-Causing Mosquitoes Before They Bite 

In the wake of our region’s first fatality from West Nile Virus, and following growing discoveries of the disease in counties across the state, Central New York lawmakers are reminding homeowners that hundreds of free larvicide treatments that can knock down mosquitoes are still available.

August 28, 2012
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RITCHIE APPLAUDS AUTHORIZATION OF ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HYDROPOWER CONTRACT

Will Help Support Economic Development, Job Growth in the North Country

State Senator Patty Ritchie is applauding Governor Cuomo’s authorization of a low-cost power supply contract that will help business owners cut down on expenses, create jobs and support economic growth in St. Lawrence County.

August 28, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE TAKES PART IN ‘DAIRY DAY’ AT THE GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR

Ritchie Visits Exhibits, Meets with Farmers, Agriculture Officials

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited the Great New York State Fair Monday, taking part in ‘Dairy Day.’

August 27, 2012
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SAYING ‘THANKS’ TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

They save us from burning buildings.  They are the first on the scene at motor vehicle accidents.  They go searching when our loved ones go missing.  They are the ones running towards danger when everyone else is running away. 

Too often though, we forget to say ‘thanks’ to the more than 150,000 volunteer firefighters, EMS, search and rescue teams and other emergency responders that serve across New York State.   

August 27, 2012
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CAN I SEND YOU A PICTURE FROM 'VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY'?

I have some photos from last week's Volunteer Appreciation Day in Cape Vincent that I would like to send to attendees.

Download the attachment below to view all the photos. Write down the number of the picture, and click this link to complete the order form.

Thanks again for attending Volunteer Appreciation Day.

I look forward to hosting an even bigger event next year, to say "Thank You" for all you do.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM.

August 27, 2012
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RITCHIE TEAMS WITH HISTORIANS TO HONOR ‘HOMETOWN HEROES’

Exhibits in Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence Counties Highlights Region’s Rich History of Soldiers Who Gained USA’s Top Military Honor

August 24, 2012
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RITCHIE GETS HIGH MARKS FROM TWO LEADING PRO-JOBS GROUPS

Unshackle Upstate, Business Council of New York State Give Ritchie Positive Reviews

State Senator Patty Ritchie has received high marks from the state’s two leading pro-jobs groups, Unshackle Upstate and the New York Business Council.

August 22, 2012
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MORE THAN 200 FIRST RESPONDERS, FAMILIES JOIN IN 1ST ‘APPRECIATION DAY BBQ’

Event Sponsored by Senator Ritchie Draws Volunteers

from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence County Departments

More than 200 firefighters, rescue, EMS and other emergency first responders and their families joined State Senator Patty Ritchie Tuesday, for her first-ever ‘Volunteer Appreciation Day’, held at Cape Vincent Recreation Park.

August 22, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE VISITS JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Senator Patty Ritchie visited Jefferson Community College recently, to tour the campus and learn about upcoming projects and developments being made at the college.

 

August 17, 2012
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RITCHIE APPLAUDS OGDENSBURG PEPSI—‘AMERICA’S TOP BOTTLER’


State Senator Patty Ritchie congratulated Ogdensburg Pepsi Cola Bottlers, the Wright family and the company’s employees for being chosen as the top North American distributor of the year.

“It’s a real tribute to a hard working North Country family that has built its success on a 70-year tradition of involvement and service to communities across St. Lawrence County,” Senator Ritchie said. “I am very pleased to see Ogdensburg Pepsi Cola Bottlers win a national honor, but everyone who knows this company recognizes that it’s owners and employees have played an important role for decades in the success of many community organizations, festivals and events.”

August 15, 2012
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GOING INSIDE “WHERE YOU WORK”

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

Over the past month, “going to work” has taken on a new meaning for me.  A bottling company, a manufacturer of paper products,  an organic dairy farm.  These are just a few of the places I have visited as part of my “Where You Work” tour; an effort to meet with local employers and seek ways to promote local job growth throughout Central and Northern New York.

August 13, 2012
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