Ritchie: Funding will clean Oswego County’s ‘other Great Lake’

Dredging News Updates – August 27, 2014 Share on facebook Share on email Share on favorites Share on print | More Sharing ServicesMore State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that she has secured US$200,000 in funding to help the City of Fulton and the Town of Granby in their work to dredge Lake Neatahwanta and […]

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$185K Earmarked For Local PTSD Programs

Two north country groups will be splitting $185,000 to help active duty military and veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other combat related illnesses. State Senator Patty Ritchie (R. – 48th District) announced Tuesday that she secured the funding. The money will be split between Watertown’s VETS Peer to Peer Outreach Center, […]

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Sen. Ritchie, FDRLO deliver 9,000 signatures in support of Fort Drum

FORT DRUM — State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, and the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization jointly delivered on Monday more than 9,000 signatures and dozens of resolutions passed by local municipalities in support of Fort Drum to Army leadership. “Fort Drum is the backbone of the north country, and in the months to come […]

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AFL-CIO backs Ritchie

The 2.5 million-member New York AFL-CIO has endorsed Patty Ritchie for State Senate. “Creating jobs and building a stronger future for working men and women of New York State has always been–and will continue to be–my top priority in the State Senate,” Senator Ritchie said. “I am grateful for the support and encouragement of the AFL-CIO […]

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On pill abuse: Sen. Ritchie grasps the need

Watertown Times Editorial Don’t horde pills: Events allow people to properly dispose of unused medications An event held last month for people to properly dispose of prescription medication resulted in more 150 pounds of pills being collected at the Ogdensburg Fire Hall. To gain a perspective on how many pills were dropped off, contemplate that […]

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Ritchie backed by law enforcement

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA), representing 1,200 law enforcement officers assigned to the State University Police, Environmental Conservation Police, State Park Police and Forest Rangers, has announced its endorsement of Senator Patty Ritchie. “The men and women of law enforcement are at the front lines, keeping our communities safe, and I […]

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Ritchie scores ‘A’ on gun rights

Senator Patty Ritchie has scored an ‘A’ rating from New York’s leading gun rights organization, the Shooters’ Committee on Political Education, or SCOPE. “I am proud of my record in support of our Constitutional Right to own and use firearms, for hunting, sports and self-protection,” Senator Ritchie said. “And I’m grateful for the support of […]

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With opiate abuse on the rise, Ritchie presents a safe way to trash unused meds

So walk over to the cabinet over your bathroom sink and take a look. Chances are, you’ve got at least one bottle of medication dusting over. But what to do with it? Well State Senator Patty Ritchie and Jefferson and St. Lawrence County law enforcement have partnered up to invite you to “shed your meds.” […]

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Stopping heroin abuse a ‘personal cause’ for Ritchie

State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie R-Heuvelton, has obtained $50,000 [in special state funding] that will help the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force fight heroin sale and use in the north country. Sen. Ritchie has made the growing heroin crisis in her district a personal cause. “Earlier this year, I held a forum on the heroin […]

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Ritchie takes part in military affairs task force

State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, was among the legislators who took part in a military-themed conference call, part of the Council of State Governments Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum held in Baltimore. Among the topics covered by Sen. Ritchie during the Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs were education for veterans and […]

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