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RITCHIE CUTS RIBBON ON MIMI’S DRIVE-INN ADDITION

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently helped cut the ribbon on a new addition at Mimi’s Drive-Inn restaurant.  The restaurant is located on North 2nd Street in Fulton. 

October 19, 2012
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RITCHIE MEETS WITH OGDENSBURG’S NEW CITY MANAGER

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently stopped in to welcome newly appointed Ogdensburg City Manager John Pinkerton to City Hall.

October 19, 2012
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RITCHIE, GRIFFO, LITTLE ANNOUNCE $100,000 GRANT FOR FIRE TRAINING CENTER

Funding To Help 40 Volunteer Fire Departments Train New Recruits

State Senators Patty Ritchie, Betty Little and Joe Griffo announced they have obtained a $100,000 grant from New York State to help replace the aging fire training tower used to train St. Lawrence County’s volunteer firefighters.

October 18, 2012
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A SAFER, MORE SUCCESSFUL HUNTING SEASON

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While many people across the state are missing the sunny skies and warm temperatures, there’s another part of the population that’s welcoming the cool weather and shorter days with open arms: sportsmen. 

Hunting and fishing are two of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation in New York State.  In fact, nearly 700,000 New Yorkers, and more than 50,000 people from out of state take to our forests, streams and fields every season to take advantage of the wide variety of terrain and wildlife we have to offer.

October 16, 2012
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RITCHIE, CORRECTIONS CHAIR MEET WITH LOCAL SHERIFFS ON JAIL CROWDING

After Meeting, Lawmakers Tour Empty State Prison as Possible Solution to Problem

State Senator Patty Ritchie today hosted a meeting with the Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence County Sheriffs, along with the Senate’s top expert on corrections and prison issues, to discuss the problem of state parole violators who are crowding county jails, and costing local taxpayers millions of dollars in unreimbursed expenses.

Senator Ritchie and Senator Michael Nozzolio, longtime chair of the Senate’s Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee met for an hour with the Sheriffs before heading to the nearby, state-run Watertown Correctional Facility to tour two empty dorms that were recently closed down, and which the Senators said could be used to house the state inmates currently being held in the county lock-up.

October 15, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HOST SPECIAL MEETING ON JAIL OVERCROWDING

Corrections Committee Chair Sen. Michael Nozzolio, Sheriffs to Attend

Local and state leaders will join State Senator Patty Ritchie for a special meeting to address the issue of jail overcrowding on Monday October 15th at 12:00 p.m. in her Watertown office, located at the Dulles State Office Building on Washington Street. 

October 12, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS CENTRAL NEW YORK ‘HOMETOWN HEROES’

Medal of Honor Display Now Featured at Half-Shire Historical Society

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored Central New York veterans at a special reception for  her Hometown Heroes Medal of Honor display, which is now being featured at the Half-Shire Historical Society in Richland.

The traveling display—which was created as part of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln establishing the award—features the more than 45 local individuals who have received our nation’s highest military honor for their service in America’s armed forces. 

October 12, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS MILITARY VETERANS FOR PHEASANT HUNT

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently joined military veterans for a pheasant hunt at the Basswoods Lodge and Hunting Preserve in Rensselaer Falls.  The 3rd annual free event was sponsored by several area businesses.   

October 12, 2012
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RITCHIE CUTS RIBBON ON WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently joined wildlife enthusiasts for the ribbon cutting of the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust’s newly acquired Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary. 

October 12, 2012
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NEARLY 300 SENIORS ATTEND RITCHIE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Special Guest Aging Committee Chair Senator David Valesky on Hand for EPIC Q&A Forum

Nearly 300 Central New York seniors packed Fulton’s War Memorial on Thursday, taking part in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which was co-hosted by Assemblyman Will Barclay. 

Special guest Senator David Valesky, Chair of the Senate’s Aging Committee, was on hand at the event for a Q&A session on EPIC, the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors—including more than 10,000 in Senator Ritchie’s district—with the cost of their prescription drugs. 

October 11, 2012
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR THURSDAY

Q&A on EPIC Program Hosted by Sen. David Valesky, Free Lunch,

Entertainment by “Anybody’s Guess”

Seniors with questions about the state’s EPIC prescription drug program can get them answered at Senator Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, being held on Thursday October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway. 

Special guest Senator David Valesky, Chair of the Senate’s Aging Committee, will co-host a Q&A forum on EPIC, the newly restored program which helps low-income seniors—including more than 10,000 in Senator Ritchie’s district—with the cost of their prescription drugs. 

October 10, 2012
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CENTRAL NEW YORKERS MEET WITH SENATOR RITCHIE AT MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE EVENT

Oswego County residents looking for help in solving problems with state government were able to get assistance from State Senator Patty Ritchie at her Mobile District Office event, held recently in Sandy Creek. 

October 5, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS ‘SENIOR VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR’

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently honored two St. Lawrence County senior citizens for their years of service to their community.

Keith Robinson and Ann Marie Girard were honored at Senator Ritchie’s first-ever Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which was recently held in Ogdensburg.

October 5, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS SPELLING BEE CHAMP FROM ALEXANDRIA CENTRAL

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently presented Alexandria Central student Dylan O’Connor with a special Senate Resolution, honoring him for winning the New York State Regional Spelling Bee. 

October 5, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR OCTOBER 11TH

Special Guest on Hand to Answer Questions About EPIC Program

State Senator Patty Ritchie will host a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial, located at 609 West Broadway. 

At the event, seniors will have the opportunity to receive tips and tools for living a healthy lifestyle from 60 exhibitors.  A free lunch will also be served. 

October 4, 2012
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GOV. CUOMO OK’S RITCHIE BILL BOOSTING FUNDS FOR EEE SPRAYING

Oswego to Share in New $100,000 State Fund to Help Combat Disease Carrying Bugs

Governor Cuomo today signed legislation sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie, that boosts state payments to counties, including Oswego, to help in the fight against EEE, West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.The new law, S.7340, which was sponsored in the Assembly by Syracuse-area Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, provides up to $100,000 in additional state reimbursement for aerial mosquito control spraying over state land.

October 3, 2012
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SENIORS ATTEND RITCHIE SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

First Annual Event Held in St. Lawrence County

Seniors were able to get health and wellness tips Wednesday at Senator Ritchie’s first-ever St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

The event, which was held at Odd Fellows Hall in Ogdensburg, featured more than 60 organizations.

October 3, 2012
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RITCHIE PRESENTS LIBERTY MEDAL TO OSWEGO COUNTY TEENS INVOLVED IN WATER RESCUE

Senator Ritchie presented two Oswego County teens with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal Tuesday at Oswego High School, for their role in helping to save three people when their boat overturned this summer on Sandy Pond. 

October 2, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HOST MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE EVENTS IN OSWEGO COUNTY

Public Invited to Events in Sandy Creek, Volney and Fulton

In an effort to hear the concerns of her constituents, State Senator Patty Ritchie will host three Mobile District Events in Oswego County in the coming week.

October 2, 2012
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RITCHIE TO HONOR OSWEGO COUNTY TEENS WITH LIBERTY MEDAL

State Senator Patty Ritchie will award the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to two Oswego County sisters for their help saving three people when their boat overturned this summer on Sandy Pond. 

Julia and Michele Lavery will be awarded the prestigious Liberty Medal Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Oswego High School main office. 

October 1, 2012
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