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Help Wanted: Join Senator In Sending Christmas Cheer To Troops

Dating back some 175 years, the tradition of sending Christmas cards to family and friends around the world has become one of the most important ways we let the people we love and care about, know that while they may not be in our immediate presence, they are still with us. As the home of the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed division in the entire United States Army, our brave men and women in uniform are often deployed far away on the holidays, or perhaps they or a veteran are recovering in a hospital. […]

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Staying Warm This Winter

When the weather turns colder, it leaves many in the troubling position of deciding to pay for heat or pay for other necessities, like food or medication. It is critical for all of us here in New York State to let our family, friends and neighbors know there is help. Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) are now being accepted. […]

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Helping Seniors Enjoy Healthier Lives

Every fall, I am fortunate enough to host a series of health and wellness fairs for our region’s senior population. These fairs feature local health-based businesses, organizations and agencies all offering various wellness checks, health tips and even free flu shots. Our community groups also pitch in, with local students making lunches to give to seniors, free of charge. […]

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World-Class Fishing On Lake Ontario Setting Records

Thanks to some record breaking fishing this summer, the rest of the country is taking notice, too. Lake Ontario is the place to catch that once in a lifetime, trophy fish. Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shared some data showing that recreational fishing for trout and salmon on Lake Ontario has been “outstanding” along the entire New York shoreline. […]

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Senator Ritchie’s Community Spotlight: The Frederic Remington Art Museum In Ogdensburg

Not that long ago, I hosted a special event at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. It attracted more than 30 U.S. and Canadian leaders from both sides of the upper St. Lawrence River to share ideas on how we can strengthen our already tremendous relationship. It was also a chance for me to show off the museum and its amazing artwork to those who can help spread its story. The works of Frederic Remington are a true North Country treasure. […]

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Working Together For A Fun, Safe School Year

It is hard to believe another summer is drawing to a close. Now, as we prepare for fall, families across our region are gearing up for another school year. As a mother and grandmother, I know there are certain steps that can be taken to ensure the first day, and the rest of the year, go as smoothly as possible […]