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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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August 13, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE TOURS STONE MILLS AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently visited the Stone Mills Agricultural Museum in La Fargeville for the organization’s “Meet and Greet” event. 

August 10, 2012
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RITCHIE HONORS OSWEGO HIGH GRAD FOR 13 YEARS OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently honored Austin DeMott, an Oswego High School grad for 13 years of perfect attendance.

August 10, 2012
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MEXICO PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS RITCHIE “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY

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.   

August 9, 2012
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RITCHIE PRAISES GOVERNOR CUOMO’S CRACKDOWN ON SYNTHETIC DRUGS

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.

August 7, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL OSWEGO COUNTY JOB AND CAREER FAIR

JOB SEEKERS: CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER

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.

August 6, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR TOUR OF REENERGY PLANT

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday for a tour of the ReEnergy Black River plant located on Ft. Drum.

August 6, 2012
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DREAMING OF OLYMPIC GOLD

Senator Patty Ritchie met recently with the parents of Mexico, NY's, Ann Jardin, as they worked to raise funds for their daughter's dream of being part of the US trap shooting team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

20-year-old Ann is an already accomplished shooter who has competed and excelled in the Empire State Games, among other competitions. The funds raised will ne used to pay for her training and other expenses.

 

August 4, 2012
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YOU'RE THE TOP!

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently visited Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers as part of her "Where We Work" tour, celebrating local employers, and seeking ways to promote local job growth throughout Central and Northern New York.

Senator Ritchie presented a cake to wish the third-generation family business good luck in a nationwide competition to name Pepsi's top distributors.

Pictured with the Senator are CEO Bonnie Winter Wright, GM Richard Wright, John Reed and Mike Looney.

The Ogdensburg company currently employs about 50 people in St. Lawrence County. 

August 4, 2012
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GOVERNOR SIGNS RITCHIE BILL TO STRENGTHEN SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS

Law Increases Reimbursement Cap for Districts from $30,000 to $60,000

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bill to strengthen soil and water conservation districts has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

August 2, 2012
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YOUR FAVORITE FARMERS MARKETS: THE VOTES ARE IN!

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.  

July 30, 2012
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LONG MAY IT WAVE!

I donated American flags to the Mt. Adnah cemetery in Fulton, and to the Village of Phoenix, in Oswego County. The flags had flown over the State Capitol in Albany, and will now wave proudly in our communities.

July 27, 2012
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A 'MOVING' EXPERIENCE

I attended the unveiling of the Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall in Mexico (Oswego County) Thursday, so named--I am now convinced--because of the effect it has on visitors. The Wall travels across the USA to honor those who served in southeast Asia, and I was proud to join with so many of those veterans at the unveiling.

July 27, 2012
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Senator Patty Ritchie's "Bath Salts" Town Hall

Senator Patty Ritchie, Anita Seefried-Brown of the Jefferson County Alcohol and Subatance Abuse Council, District Attorney Cindy Intschert and Oswego County Undersheriff Eugene Sullivan discuss the growing "bath salts" menace, and answer listeners' questions, on this Town Hall sponsored by Senator Ritchie. 

July 26, 2012
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OSWEGO HARBORFEST--25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

There will be plenty to do at this weekend's Harborfest in Oswego. I got to take an early tour of the festival, and presented an official proclamation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, which draws visitors from across Upstate NY looking for some fun and sun. With picture-perfect weather on tap, we are all sure to get both!

July 26, 2012
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AT YOUR SERVICE!

I rolled up my sleeves, put on a borrowed apron, and helped serve lunch to seniors at the annual summer picnic at Westcott Beach State Park on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012
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FIGHT THE BITE! MOSQUITO TREATMENTS, HORSE VACCINES STILL AVAILABLE

Third Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Oswego County

July 25, 2012
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NEARLY 5,000 JOIN SENATOR RITCHIE FOR TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ON “BATH SALTS”

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. 

July 24, 2012
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MEET THE MURROCKS

I'm visiting places you work, to better understand the challenges of job creation in Central and Northern New York.

Here I'm pictured at the Murrock family's organic dairy outside Watertown, Jefferson County.

July 23, 2012
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