State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including eight from Oswego County, at a special ceremony held last week at Ft. Drum.
In addition to recognizing veterans from Oswego County, the senator announced retired US Army Col. Michael Plummer of Jefferson County, founder of the “Adopt-a-Platoon” program, as the 2012 inductee to the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is — the job of protecting our freedom,” Ritchie said.
Oswego County Legislator Mike Kunzwiler wants an answer as to why members of the Democrat caucus did not receive the financial disclosure form required to be filled out by elected officials and appointed personnel.
Kunzwiler and the other Democrats said they received a letter from the county ethics board stating that the legislators disclosure forms had not been received and are due.
When Legislator Doug Malone attempted to address the absence of the form during Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee, he was not allowed to speak to the issue because it was not on the agenda (see related story).