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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. 

August 4, 2012
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GOVERNOR SIGNS RITCHIE BILL TO STRENGTHEN SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS

Law Increases Reimbursement Cap for Districts from $30,000 to $60,000

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bill to strengthen soil and water conservation districts has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

August 2, 2012
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YOUR FAVORITE FARMERS MARKETS: THE VOTES ARE IN!

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.  

July 30, 2012
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A 'MOVING' EXPERIENCE

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.

July 27, 2012
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Senator Patty Ritchie's "Bath Salts" Town Hall

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. 

July 26, 2012
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AT YOUR SERVICE!

I rolled up my sleeves, put on a borrowed apron, and helped serve lunch to seniors at the annual summer picnic at Westcott Beach State Park on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012
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FIGHT THE BITE! MOSQUITO TREATMENTS, HORSE VACCINES STILL AVAILABLE

Third Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Oswego County

July 25, 2012
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NEARLY 5,000 JOIN SENATOR RITCHIE FOR TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ON “BATH SALTS”

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. 

July 24, 2012
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MEET THE MURROCKS

I'm visiting places you work, to better understand the challenges of job creation in Central and Northern New York.

Here I'm pictured at the Murrock family's organic dairy outside Watertown, Jefferson County.

July 23, 2012
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“WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” AT WILLIAMSTOWN LIBRARY

Learn About Notable Female New Yorkers

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.

July 20, 2012
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July 19, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS RITCHIE ‘ANIMAL FIGHT’ BILL

Gives Law Enforcement New Tool to Catch, Punish Abusers

July 19, 2012
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GOV. CUOMO SIGNS RITCHIE BILL TO SUPPORT WILDERNESS RESCUE GROUPS

Governor’s Signature Sets Standards 30 Years in the Making

July 18, 2012
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GOV. CUOMO SIGNS RITCHIE BILL TO BOOST CRAFT BREWERS

Cutting Taxes and Red Tape to Give NY an Edge in Growing Industry to Create Jobs 

July 18, 2012
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RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO HANNIBAL LIBRARY

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.    

July 12, 2012
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CUOMO: ‘THIS IS A NEW YORK THAT IS WORKING’

Governor Praises Ritchie for Two Years of Progress that Changed Albany 

July 12, 2012
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A Blue Ribbon for Ritchie from the Jefferson County Fair


Senator Patty Ritchie helped open the 2012 Jefferson County Fair on July 10, and got an added surprise when fair President Bob Simpson singled her out for her efforts to untangle a bureaucrat's snafu that threatened a smooth opening.

According to Simpson, Senator Ritchie's intervention saved organizers "thousands of dollars" and helped ensure another successful season for the fair, which is visited by tens of thousands of people from across Northern and Central New York.

Senator Ritchie is seen at the rear of this amateur video.

July 11, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES FREE MOSQUITO TREATMENTS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Recruiting 2,736 CNY and NNY Citizens in the Fight Against Deadly EEE Virus

State Senators Patty Ritchie, David Valesky, John DeFrancisco and Joseph Griffo, and Assemblyman Will Barclay today joined with county and local health officials to announce the availability to homeowners of free mosquito treatments to help stop the spread of the deadly EEE virus.

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE HAILS SIGNING OF NEW 'CYBERBULLYING' LAW


Will Help Protect Safety of Teens Targeted by Online and Neighborhood Bullies

July 9, 2012
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