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LEARN ABOUT NEW YORK’S "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION" AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY


Senator Ritchie Encourages People to Visit Moving “Women of Distinction” Displays

People in Central New York will have an opportunity to learn about New York’s female leaders through a moving “Women of Distinction” display, featured at local libraries. 

June 29, 2012
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SEN. RITCHIE TO HOST NO-COST EEE HORSE VACCINE CLINICS THIS WEEK

Vaccine 90 Percent Effective Against Always-Fatal Disease in Horses

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced she’s sponsoring two, no-cost EEE vaccine clinics for horses this week.

June 25, 2012
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DON’T RISK RABIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

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Sunny skies, warm weather, and plenty of things to do.  For most people, summertime means spending a lot more time outside. 

While the camping trips, cookouts and beach days are all fun, it’s important that we know how to protect ourselves from the potential dangers that can be found in the great outdoors.

June 22, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL BOOSTS EFFORT TO FIND VACCINE FOR EEE

Directs State Health Leaders to Target “21st Century” Challenges

June 21, 2012
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June 21, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL WOULD STOP FUGITIVES FROM COLLECTING WELFARE

Bipartisan Measure Prompted by Oswego Case of Absconder Who Was on Welfare

June 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO LET ‘GOLD STAR’ MOMS KEEP PLATES

Measure Sparked by Case of CNY Woman Forced to Surrender Commemorative License that Honored Fallen Son

June 21, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL WOULD STOP FLEEING FELONS FROM COLLECTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

 

Would Require Checks on Felon Status, Parole Violation of Those Applying for Public Assistance

Senator Patty Ritchie today announced Senate approval of her bill that would prevent wanted fugitives from being able to collect public assistance.

June 21, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL TO EASE JAIL OVER-CROWDING PASSES IN THE SENATE

Would Allow Only 10 Days for Transportation of Parole Violators from County Jails to State Facilities; Save Taxpayer Dollars

June 19, 2012
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SENATE GIVES SECOND OK TO ‘MARK’S LAW’

Revised Bill Aims to Smooth Passage by Assembly

June 19, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL HELPS POLICE FIND LOVED ONES IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Online ‘Next-of-Kin Registry’ Could Mean Difference at Serious Accident Scenes

June 19, 2012
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PROPOSED NEW LAW HELPS SCHOOLS CRACK DOWN ON CYBERBULLYING

Would Require School Officials to Respond to Complaints; Receive Training on How to Identify and Stop Bullying

June 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES RITCHIE BILLS TO SUPPORT STATE’S CRAFT BREWERIES

Includes Measures to Increase Demand for Locally Grown Farm Products 

June 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES CHANGES TO ‘ROPES RULE’ THAT TIED UP VOLUNTEERS, WASTED TAX DOLLARS

Reforms Were Top Priority of Senator’s Mandate Relief Panel

June 18, 2012
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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

June 16, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE RECOGNIZES OSWEGO COUNTY SCHOLAR ATHLETE

Oswego High’s Drake Becksted Honored with a Formal ResolutionSenator Patty Ritchie recently honored Oswego High scholar-athlete Drake Becksted with a formal resolution in the Senate Chamber in Albany. During his four years in high school, Drake earned the rank of scholar-athlete, and also served as team co-captain and five year Most Valuable Player on the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.

June 16, 2012
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RITCHIE: NO WELFARE BENEFITS FOR SMOKES, BOOZE OR LOTTO

Sponsors Bill After Constituent Complaints About Misuse of EBT Cards

Senator Patty Ritchie today announced legislation to stop the use of taxpayer-paid EBT welfare cards to buy lottery tickets, beer and cigarettes.

June 15, 2012
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