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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!