Patty Ritchie http://wrvo.org en Ritchie wants state legislature to pass UTV bill http://wrvo.org/post/ritchie-wants-state-legislature-pass-utv-bill <p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:32:52 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56913 at http://wrvo.org Ritchie wants state legislature to pass UTV bill Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-commissions-expansion-oswego-plant <p>Novelis' aluminum plant in Oswego commissioned a new $200 million expansion, and created 100 jobs for Oswego County. The addition of two new production lines increased the company's North American capacity for producing aluminum sheet for cars by 240,000 tons.</p><p>Plant manager Chris Smith says the expansion features two new aluminum automotive sheet finishing lines, which will increase the company's ability to provide lighter material to address the automotive industry's need to improve gas mileage in the cars they produce.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:12:50 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46174 at http://wrvo.org Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant North Country farmers tell lawmakers regs too big a burden http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-farmers-tell-lawmakers-regs-too-big-burden <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Farmers and agricultural industry leaders in the North Country had the ears of state lawmakers yesterday in Watertown. The forum, hosted by State Senator Patty Ritchie, was one of 10 being held throughout the state on the topic of regulatory reform in a variety of industries.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:09:50 +0000 Joanna Richards 44432 at http://wrvo.org North Country farmers tell lawmakers regs too big a burden Sen. Ritchie wants 315 area code plan put on hold http://wrvo.org/post/sen-ritchie-wants-315-area-code-plan-put-hold <p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:32:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41271 at http://wrvo.org Sen. Ritchie wants 315 area code plan put on hold Ritchie defeats Tresidder in 48th state Senate district http://wrvo.org/post/ritchie-defeats-tresidder-48th-state-senate-district <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Incumbent Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie easily won reelection in the 48<sup>th</sup> district, covering Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. She beat Democrat Amy Tresidder by a more than two-to-one margin. Now, Ritchie looks ahead to tackling the economic issues facing the state. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:45:16 +0000 Joanna Richards 28727 at http://wrvo.org Ritchie defeats Tresidder in 48th state Senate district Ritchie, Tresidder face off in 48th district for state Senate http://wrvo.org/post/ritchie-tresidder-face-48th-district-state-senate <p>The race for state Senate in the 48th district – which includes Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties – pits incumbent Republican Patty Ritchie against underdog Democrat Amy Tresidder. Both women stress the need for state mandate relief for local municipalities and measures to boost the upstate economy, although the strategies they'd take for doing that differ.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:04:50 +0000 Joanna Richards 28584 at http://wrvo.org Ritchie, Tresidder face off in 48th district for state Senate Patty Ritchie on cost of housing state parole violators in county jails http://wrvo.org/post/patty-ritchie-cost-housing-state-parole-violators-county-jails <p>Right now, county jails – and ultimately, local property taxpayers – are footing the bill for housing state parole violators while they wait for the state to pick them up. State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-Heuvelton) has proposed a solution to the problem.&nbsp; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:12:22 +0000 Joanna Richards 27554 at http://wrvo.org Patty Ritchie on cost of housing state parole violators in county jails Debate: Amy Tresidder and Patty Ritchie on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/debate-amy-tresidder-and-patty-ritchie-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Except for a brief stint with Darrel Aubertine, the 48<font size="1"><span style="font-size:7.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font> State Senate district has been a Republican stronghold.&nbsp; Amy Tresidder is trying to upset that pattern this fall, and in this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations <span class="il">Grant</span> Reeher engages both Tresidder and the incumbent Senator Patty Ritchie in a debate-style conversation.</span></font></p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:31:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 27450 at http://wrvo.org Opponent accuses Patty Ritchie of using taxpayer dollars to campaign http://wrvo.org/post/opponent-accuses-patty-ritchie-using-taxpayer-dollars-campaign <p></p><div style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-bottom: 8px; margin-left: 8px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: normal; "> <pre style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; margin-top: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-bottom: 8px; margin-left: 8px; ">Amy Tresidder, the Democratic candidate running against Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie, is accusing the incumbent of misusing taxpayer funds to boost her campaign.&nbsp; </pre> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:50:43 +0000 Joanna Richards 26513 at http://wrvo.org Agriculture officials say horses should be vaccinated for EEE http://wrvo.org/post/agriculture-officials-say-horses-should-be-vaccinated-eee <p>The New York State Department of&nbsp; Agriculture is urging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile virus. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:43:04 +0000 Catherine Loper 26239 at http://wrvo.org Sen. Ritchie proposes solution to high county jail costs http://wrvo.org/post/sen-ritchie-proposes-solution-high-county-jail-costs <p>State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-Heuvelton) has made a proposal that she says will help ease overcrowding and lower costs at county jails.</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:17:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 25644 at http://wrvo.org Community meetings take aim at “bath salts” drugs http://wrvo.org/post/community-meetings-take-aim-bath-salts-drugs <p>Community meetings are popping up as fast as the bizarre stories surrounding a drug known as bath salts or glass cleaner. The drugs are sold in head shops and convenience stores &ndash; they are not typical bath products or window cleaners. Three meetings in Jefferson County this week aimed to address the growing drug problem.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:30:35 +0000 Joanna Richards 23233 at http://wrvo.org Community meetings take aim at “bath salts” drugs Horse vaccination clinics against deadly EEE virus to be held http://wrvo.org/post/horse-vaccination-clinics-against-deadly-eee-virus-be-held <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Last year the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis killed at least a dozen horses and a four-year-old Oswego County girl. This week, state Senator Patty Ritchie is hosting two clinics in the North Country where horse owners can have their animals vaccinated for free.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:46:45 +0000 Joanna Richards 21679 at http://wrvo.org Horse vaccination clinics against deadly EEE virus to be held Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE http://wrvo.org/post/forum-looks-ways-stop-spread-eee <p>More than a dozen experts and officials say they’re committed to stepping up the state and local response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis after the virus killed a child in Oswego County this summer.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:36:39 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8264 at http://wrvo.org Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE