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.
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.
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.
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.
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.