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October 14, 2011
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October 14, 2011
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Letter from DEC

This is the letter from DEC Commissioner Martens in response to Senator Ritchie's EEE correspondence.

October 14, 2011
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Letter from Agriculture Commissioner

This is the response to Senator Ritchie's EEE letter to the state Agriculture Commissioner.

October 14, 2011
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State Health: 'We'll update our EEE response plan'

Copies of correspondence between Senator Ritchie and the State Health Commissioner.

October 14, 2011
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40,000 ALREADY HIRED THROUGH ONLINE WEB SEARCH

I'm committed to helping you find the job you want. Some 2,000 job-seekers have already found help through Job Fairs I've hosted in Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties.

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October 14, 2011
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STATE WILL LOOK TO STEP UP EEE EFFORTS

At Ag/Health Roundtable, Officials Pledge to Develop Comprehensive Plan to Protect New Yorkers

October 13, 2011
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CAPACITY CROWD FOR SENATOR RITCHIE’S HEALTH EXPO FILLS WAR MEMORIAL

Seniors Flock To Fulton To Learn About Services In Oswego County

Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo at the Fulton War Memorial Wednesday drew a capacity crowd.

The event offered seniors and their families free flu shots, cancer screening and an introduction to a variety of services, including health care, senior nutrition, fitness, even square dancing.

Over 50 exhibitors attended the one-stop event to learn about programs available to help them stay healthy,

October 12, 2011
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EEE ROUNDTABLE MOVES TO OSWEGO SCHOOL OFFICE

11 A.M. Forum Bringing Top Experts On Deadly Disease

The location of State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senate Roundtable on Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Thursday has been moved to the Oswego City School District Office at 120 East First Street.

The 11 a.m. forum, sponsored by the Senate Committees on Agriculture and the Senate Health Committee, was originally scheduled for the Oswego County Legislative Chambers. It was moved to provide more seating.

Top state and local experts on the deadly mosquito borne disease will discuss how New York State can better coordinate and improve efforts to monitor and control potentially deadly outbreaks of the disease in Central and Northern New York.

October 12, 2011
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Ritchie named a "friend" of agriculture

Farm Bureau Adds Senator to Its "Circle of Friends."

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie, who led the fight as Chair of the Senate Agriculture Bureau to preserve farm-saving programs, cut red tape and help grow family faming in New York, has been named to New York Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends."

October 11, 2011
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BEST KEPT SECRET: FALL FOLIAGE IN OUR BACKYARD

If you have ever taken a boat ride along the shores of Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands section this time of year, you understand why people from around the world travel to upstate New York to see the grand show that Mother Nature offers each fall.

While the Adirondack Mountains get the lion's share of attention as the place to watch fall foliage, our own region’s Tug Hill Plateau and our majestic river and lake offer a lesser known, but just as majestic view of the changing of the seasons.

October 11, 2011
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Senator Ritchie discusses St. Lawrence County sales tax

Senator Patty Ritchie was a guest recently on Ch. 7's morning show with Jeff Cole, and discussed calls for a higher St. Lawrence County sales tax. Some county leaders are proposing raising the sales tax rate, even though they already announced a new busget that doesn't rely ono added revenue. A sales tax increase would cost a typical St. Lawrence County family $140 a year in higher taxes.

October 11, 2011
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Channel 7 reports on Senator Ritchie's International Border Caucus

Senator Patty Ritchie recently hosted a visit by Candian Sen. Bob Runciman, and announced creation of a bi-nation, bipartisan caucus to address border issues like jobs, the economy, and the recent fishing dispute. Channel 7's Caitlin Cissne reports.

October 11, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State.

SUBJECT:    State and Local Response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and its Impact on Public and Animal Health in Central and Northern New York

PURPOSE:    To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State

WHEN:          Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Legislature Chambers of the Oswego County Office Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, NY     

October 13, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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BORDER CAUCUS IDENTIFIES ISSUES

The newly formed “International Border Caucus,” co-chaired by State Senators Patty Ritchie and Joseph Griffo and Ontario Senator Robert Runciman, discussed problems posed by delays at Northern New York’s border crossings for both Americans and Canadians.

“I am very pleased that our first organizational meeting of this international legislative group identified the problems everyday citizens and business people from both sides of the border are having when they visit each other’s countries,” Senator Ritchie said. “That’s the number one complaint I hear from the people I represent.”

October 7, 2011
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RITCHIE’S MANDATE RELIEF WORKING GROUP HOLD FIRST MEETING

Panel Looks for Ways to Reduce Burdens on Property Taxpayers

State Senator Patty Ritchie said her Mandate Relief Working Group, a team of local leaders who are tasked with finding unnecessary and wasteful state requirements that cost local taxpayers’ money, held its first session Thursday evening.

“Too often, Albany creates extra costs for rural areas because they are unaware of what their one-size-fits-all rules mean for upstate communities,” said Senator Ritchie. “This year, I made cutting the cost of government and reducing mandates a priority, and my Mandate Relief Working Group will help me accomplish this goal by attacking the problem from the ground level, finding waste, and rooting it out.”

October 7, 2011
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