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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.   

August 27, 2012
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CAN I SEND YOU A PICTURE FROM 'VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY'?

I have some photos from last week's Volunteer Appreciation Day in Cape Vincent that I would like to send to attendees.

Download the attachment below to view all the photos. Write down the number of the picture, and click this link to complete the order form.

Thanks again for attending Volunteer Appreciation Day.

I look forward to hosting an even bigger event next year, to say "Thank You" for all you do.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM.

August 27, 2012
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CAN I SEND YOU A PHOTO FROM VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY?

I have some photos from last week's Volunteer Appreciation Day in Cape Vincent that I would like to send to attendees. Please take a look at the images above, then click the link and tell me which picture you would like me to send to you.

Thanks again for attending Volunteer Appreciation Day.

I look forward to hosting an even bigger event next year, to say "Thank You" for all you do.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM.

August 27, 2012
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RITCHIE VISITS YOUNG READERS AT OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently visited the Ogdensburg Public Library, to read to young library patrons during its summer children's reading program.

August 24, 2012
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RITCHIE TEAMS WITH HISTORIANS TO HONOR ‘HOMETOWN HEROES’

Exhibits in Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence Counties Highlights Region’s Rich History of Soldiers Who Gained USA’s Top Military Honor

August 24, 2012
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HEROES OF OUR HOMETOWNS

Channel 7's Katie Alexander reports on my new Hometown Heroes exhibit featuring 15 of the 45 area residents who have received the USA's top military decoration for valor--the Medal of Honor.

The exhibit is taking place at the Jefferson County Historical Society, the St. Lawrence County Historical Society, Madrid's Heritage Days, and coming soon to Oswego County.

See the full display now by clicking here.

August 23, 2012
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RITCHIE GETS HIGH MARKS FROM TWO LEADING PRO-JOBS GROUPS

Unshackle Upstate, Business Council of New York State Give Ritchie Positive Reviews

State Senator Patty Ritchie has received high marks from the state’s two leading pro-jobs groups, Unshackle Upstate and the New York Business Council.

August 22, 2012
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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.

August 22, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE VISITS JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Senator Patty Ritchie visited Jefferson Community College recently, to tour the campus and learn about upcoming projects and developments being made at the college.

 

August 17, 2012
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RITCHIE APPLAUDS OGDENSBURG PEPSI—‘AMERICA’S TOP BOTTLER’


State Senator Patty Ritchie congratulated Ogdensburg Pepsi Cola Bottlers, the Wright family and the company’s employees for being chosen as the top North American distributor of the year.

“It’s a real tribute to a hard working North Country family that has built its success on a 70-year tradition of involvement and service to communities across St. Lawrence County,” Senator Ritchie said. “I am very pleased to see Ogdensburg Pepsi Cola Bottlers win a national honor, but everyone who knows this company recognizes that it’s owners and employees have played an important role for decades in the success of many community organizations, festivals and events.”

August 15, 2012
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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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