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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.