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State Senate Report

By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie

Whether it’s on the mighty St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Sandy Pond, or any of the other many bodies of water that dot our region, there’s not much that’s better than casting your line on a summer day.

Not only is fishing a way of life here in Central and Northern New York, it’s also a major economic driver; helping to reel in $1.8 billion annually for our state.

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State Senate Report: Summer Reading Program

By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie

As the school year winds down, students are itching to get out of the classroom and dreaming of days spent having fun in the sun.

However, while the season might mean time off from school, it shouldn’t mean a break from the books.

It’s so important that throughout the summer months, students keep their minds sharp to avoid what’s commonly called “learning loss.” Helping to ensure students stay on track is the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.   Continue reading