Patty Ritchie's posts related to Local Government

I NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR ‘MARK’S LAW’

Ritchie Urges Citizens to Sign Petition to Support Firefighters, First Responders

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RITCHIE PRAISES NYC PLAN TO ‘BUY LOCAL’

Might of Big Apple Purchasing Power Would Be Boon to Upstate Farmers

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HONORING THE NORTH COUNTRY'S PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT DRUM

Senator Ritchie Joins Local Leaders to Sign the “Army Community Covenant”State Senator Patty Ritchie joined Army, national, state and local leaders for the signing of the “Army Community Covenant,” at a ceremony held at Watertown’s Salmon Run Mall.Created in 2008 by the Secretary of the Army, the Army Community Covenant program was designed to foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families. Today’s Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony symbolized our community’s commitment to our local military here at Ft. Drum

SENATE PASSES CHANGES TO ‘ROPES RULE’ THAT TIED UP VOLUNTEERS, WASTED TAX DOLLARS

Reforms Were Top Priority of Senator’s Mandate Relief Panel

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SENATE GIVES SECOND OK TO ‘MARK’S LAW’

Revised Bill Aims to Smooth Passage by Assembly

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GOV. CUOMO SIGNS RITCHIE BILL TO SUPPORT WILDERNESS RESCUE GROUPS

Governor’s Signature Sets Standards 30 Years in the Making

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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.

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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.   

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ON THE RECORD: SENATOR RITCHIE DISCUSSES IDEAS FOR MANDATE RELIEF

Senator Patty Ritchie was interviewd on WRVO Public Radio on her idea to provide additional mandate relief for local taxpayers by addressing the problem of state prisoners currently being held in local county jails.

Senator Ritchie has written to the Commissioner of Corrections and Community Supervision to ask that he use underfilled state prisons, such as the Watertown Correctional Facility at Dry Hill, to hold state parole violators who are being housed in overstocked county jails in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

RITCHIE, CORRECTIONS CHAIR MEET WITH LOCAL SHERIFFS ON JAIL CROWDING

After Meeting, Lawmakers Tour Empty State Prison as Possible Solution to Problem

State Senator Patty Ritchie today hosted a meeting with the Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence County Sheriffs, along with the Senate’s top expert on corrections and prison issues, to discuss the problem of state parole violators who are crowding county jails, and costing local taxpayers millions of dollars in unreimbursed expenses.

Senator Ritchie and Senator Michael Nozzolio, longtime chair of the Senate’s Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee met for an hour with the Sheriffs before heading to the nearby, state-run Watertown Correctional Facility to tour two empty dorms that were recently closed down, and which the Senators said could be used to house the state inmates currently being held in the county lock-up.

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