‘Shed the Meds’ Offers Safe Prescription Disposal

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. — North Country residents lined up to “shed their meds” Tuesday in Ogdensburg. State Sen. Patty Ritchie sponsored the event for residents to bring unused or unwanted prescription medicine in for safe disposal. Ritchie said the initiative allows residents to make sure nobody is misusing their old prescription medication. Pills in the house […]

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Governor Signs Ritchie Bill To Create St. Lawrence Wine Trail

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a measure into law which creates the “St. Lawrence Wine Trail.” The legislation was introduced by State Senator Patty Ritchie (R. – 48th District). She says the measure puts north country wineries on the map, create jobs and boost the economy. The new wine trail stretches more than 80 miles, […]

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Bricklayers back Ritchie

State Senator Patty Ritchie has been endorsed for reelection by the 1,500 hardworking families represented by the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union, Local 2. “The construction industry has been devastated by the past recession,” said the union leaders in their endorsement letter. “Members of the Senate have fairly supported important labor-related issues and helped make […]

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Ritchie endorsed by health workers

Senator Patty Ritchie has been endorsed for reelection by health care workers represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 1199. “I’m proud to stand up and fight to expand and protect our access to quality health care in the North Country and Central New York,” Senator Ritchie said. Senator Ritchie played a key role […]

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Ritchie adds $148K in funding to district libraries

State senator Patty Ritchie says she has secured $148,000 in special funding for libraries in the three counties in her district. Ritchie says the money will be used by the libraries largely for technology – buying or upgrading computers and purchasing E-books.  Ritchie says in some of her district’s more remote locations, internet access is […]

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Money obtained for marching bands

Pulaski and Oswego high school marching bands are receiving state money obtained through the help of state Sen. Patty Ritchie. Included in the funding is $5,000 for Pulaski High School to help it represent New York State in the National Fourth of July Parade in Washington D.C. Students — who spent a great deal of […]

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Ritchie delivers $40,000 to Oswego school’s anti-drug efforts

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $40,000 to restore anti-drug abuse counseling and education programs to all school districts in Oswego County. Recent budget cuts have eliminated anti-drug counseling in many local schools and the lack of programs, especially for young people, was one of the top issues identified at Senator Ritchie’s […]

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Ritchie Files Election Petitions with 3x Needed Signatures

Shows strong support for incumbent; Seeks Three Ballot Lines State Senator Patty Ritchie has filed petitions at the State Board of Elections containing 5,000 signatures in her support of her reelection. Senator Ritchie is seeking to appear on three lines—Republican, Conservative and Independence—on the Nov. 4 ballot. The signatures represent three times the number that Senator […]

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Grant Will Help O’Burg Port Attract More Business

Shallow waters at the Port of Ogdensburg are limiting the size and number of ships that can load and unload cargo at the main docking area. “We’ve got 600 feet of the port facility that we can’t reach with a vessel due to the shallowness of the river,” said Steve Lawrence, operations director for the […]

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March On! Ritchie helps school band get to DC parade

Pulaski, NY — State Sen. Patty Ritchie announced today that she has secured $59,000 in special funding to help support local high school marching bands throughout Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties. Included in the funding is $5,000 for Pulaski High School. The aid helped the school’s marching band make a trip to the National […]

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