Senator Ritchie Looking to Shape Farm Agenda for 2012
State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Senate Agriculture Committee are hosting two additional “Agriculture Business Forums” this week in Livingston and Suffolk Counties to gain insights and ideas to help strengthen New York’s farm economy and create jobs.
The forums are the second and third in a series that will help set the legislative agenda on agricultural issues for the session that begins in January.
With the nights turning a little cooler, you may be planning to enjoy an evening curled up in front of your fireplace or wood-stove. It’s one of the more enjoyable ways to spend a fall or winter night in Central and Northern New York.
Just keep in mind, between 2006 and 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 27,000 fires a year were traced to fireplaces and chimneys.
Local volunteers are using “Fire Prevention Week” to remind families to stay safe this winter, by inspecting your chimney or flue for leakage and blockage from creosote or other debris.
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.
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."
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.