Patty Ritchie's Constituent stories

Terrence L. Roche

Throughout his 26 years of military service Col. Terry Roche commanded at every level from platoon to Garrison and posts from Buffalo to Paris and Korea, with wartime service in Vietnam. 

Col. Roche was Garrison Commander when the announcement was made in 1984 that Fort Drum would be the home of the 10th Mountain Division. He was instrumental in the planning and initial execution of the $1.2 billion construction project and the rapid expansion of the installation support services needed to man, equip and train to combat readiness, 10,000 light infantry soldiers. 

May 20, 2013
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Rhonda Lyn Roethel

Rhonda Lyn Roethel has worked behind the scenes for many years to make the Greater Ogdensburg community a better place to live. Currently employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, she co-founded America 1 Realty, is a partner in NAC Logistics and co-owns Hotzenmore LLC. 

A prominent participant and leader in many organizations, Ms. Roethel is always willing to lend a helping hand. She is a member of the Lisbon Town Planning Board, Pro Musica; a group that helps St. Lawrence County Toys for Tots, she plays percussion and vocals with New York State Fiddle Champion Don Woodcock, is active with Ogdensburg’s Ogtoberfest Committee and has been an active fundraiser for the International Seaway Festival. 

May 13, 2013
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Michael Plummer

Colonel Michael Plummer served in the Army for over 31 years, in various assignments throughout the US and overseas. Most notably, he served in the Vietnam War, as Chief of Staff for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg North Carolina, and oversaw 15,000 soldiers as Assistant Division Commander at Ft. Drum. As part of a planning cell tasked with finding a home for a new light infantry division, Plummer played an important role in bringing the 10th Mountain Division to Northern NY. He retired from the Army in 1991, he received a number of accolades for his service, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

May 18, 2012
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Jan Rebeor

Jan Rebeor is a lifelong resident of Oswego County. A retiree from Ed Vayner & Associates, she graduated from Oswego High School and obtained her associate’s degree in business from Central City Business Institute in 1961.

In the spring of 1999, Mrs. Rebeor received a diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer, which she credits with changing her outlook on life. She appreciates and enjoys every moment that she has with her husband, children and grandchildren. According to Mrs. Rebeor, she is “trying now to live the life I’m living, giving what I can back to the community I live in, and being out there enjoying people.”

May 15, 2012
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Battle of the Bulge Veterans

Oswego County “Battle of the Bulge” VeteransThe Oswego County “Battle of the Bulge” Veterans helped beat back Hitler’s Ardennes Offensive during the winter of 1944-45. By all accounts, the war in Western Europe was winding down when the Nazis mounted a surprise gambit along the Belgian frontier that Winston Churchill called, “undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war” – and its bloodiest, with 89,500 casualties.

June 9, 2011
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Karen Y. Richmond

Karen Y. Richmond has served children, teens, and families of New York’s 48th Senate District for nearly 30 years. The executive director of the Children’s Home of Je­fferson County (CHJC) since 1997, Mrs. Richmond joined the agency in 1983, serving first as a bookkeeper and later as finance director. Under her guidance, the organization’s sta­ff and programs have undergone tremendous growth. Over the past 14 years, the staff ­ has expanded from 40 to 150 employees, and the annual number of clients served from 200 to 2,000.

May 11, 2011
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Volney Elementary School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Volney Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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Madrid-Waddington Central School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Madrid-Waddington Central School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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Wilson Elementary School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Wilson Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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