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.
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.
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!
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.
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” display has moved to the Williamstown Library, located at 2877 County Route 17N in Williamstown. The display is available for viewing during regular business hours.
The traveling display, which will be featured at Oswego County libraries through October 8th, provides an opportunity for people to learn about New York’s female leaders, both past and present.
Display Encourages People to Learn About Notable Female New Yorkers
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” display has moved to the Hannibal Free Library, located at 162 Oswego St. in Hannibal. The display is available for viewing during regular business hours.
Senator Patty Ritchie helped open the 2012 Jefferson County Fair on July 10, and got an added surprise when fair President Bob Simpson singled her out for her efforts to untangle a bureaucrat's snafu that threatened a smooth opening.
According to Simpson, Senator Ritchie's intervention saved organizers "thousands of dollars" and helped ensure another successful season for the fair, which is visited by tens of thousands of people from across Northern and Central New York.
Senator Ritchie is seen at the rear of this amateur video.
Recruiting 2,736 CNY and NNY Citizens in the Fight Against Deadly EEE Virus
State Senators Patty Ritchie, David Valesky, John DeFrancisco and Joseph Griffo, and Assemblyman Will Barclay today joined with county and local health officials to announce the availability to homeowners of free mosquito treatments to help stop the spread of the deadly EEE virus.