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.
Display Encourages People to Learn About Notable Female New Yorkers
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is on display at the Mexico Public Library, located at 3269 Main Street in Mexico. The display is available for viewing during regular business hours.
State Makes it Illegal to Sell, Possess Bath Salts and Other Substances
State Senator Patty Ritchie is praising Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health’s issuing of new regulations to crackdown on the synthetic drug epidemic that is sweeping New York State and the rest of the nation.
State Senator Patty Ritchie will host her second annual career and job fair on Wednesday September 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway St. in Fulton.
From corn-on the cob to just-picked berries; one of my favorite parts of the summer and fall is being able to shop for fresh food at my local farmers market.
And, as it turns out, it’s one of your favorite things too! Recently, I asked people in the Central and Northern New York regions to cast their vote for their favorite farmers market in my 2012 Online Farmers Market Survey. The response was overwhelming—and there definitely were some close calls.
Experts Answer Questions, Get Information Out to Public on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
Nearly 5,000 people joined State Senator Patty Ritchie Tuesday night, for a live telephone town hall on the dangers of “bath salts,” synthetic drug compounds that are at the center of a series of increasingly bizarre and deadly incidents across the region.