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Ritchie

One ‘Great’ Summertime Tradition

While summer is still in full swing, it is hard to believe that August and one of our state’s favorite summertime traditions is just around the corner. The 2019 Great New York State Fair is set to kick off Wednesday August 21 and will run through Monday, September 2. […]

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Ritchie

Honoring Those Who Serve

From the up-close look at the latest in military technology to the incredibly inspiring speech from new 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Commander Major General Brian Mennes, I could not have been happier with the impact my eighth annual ‘10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day’ at the State Capitol had on my colleagues. […]

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The Heartbreaking Truth About Lyme Disease

Recently, Robin Phillips, the mother of a high school student in Oswego County called my office, upset with the fact that the new New York State budget eliminated $1 million in important funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. As someone who has fought for years for support that has helped fight Lyme disease and raise awareness, I share her frustration. […]