Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Senator Schumer says "Thank you North Country!"

Senator Schumer's Shows
Strong in Jefferson

Senator Charles Schumer came to the Crystal Restaurant in Watertown today to thank volunteers for the huge numbers that Jefferson County pulled for him in last November 2nd General election. Flanked by Assemblywoman Addie Russell, Sheriff John Burns, County Treasure Nancy Brown and Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham Senator Schumer showed why the people of the North Country said loudly…Chuck’s our guy!

It was a packed house and all there were impressed with chuck and his ability to answer the tough questions of the day. He wasn’t shy in his words and he vowed to work day and night to make sure the North Country is heard in Washington.

It was clear by the end of the meet and greet that Senator Schumer understands what makes the North Country tick. From making sure our military and military families are taken care of to shoring up education and job growth the Senator answered all the all questions and made sure that everyone had a chance to talk with him one on one.

A great time was had and we were so proud to be able to highlight the needs of the North Country in such a historic setting as the Crystal Restaurant.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

News Flash...Don't Sue When Your Ahead!!

Ritchie (through Albany Lawyers) Slows the Count
on election that trends her way! WHY?!
Action Could Cost Thousands to Tax Payers
Action was taken on Sunday for mysterious reasons...read on....

Ritchie Files Lawsuit in 48th District Election

The Valley News
by Carol Thompson

New York State Senator-elect Patricia Ritchie has filed a lawsuit against the election commissioners in the three counties representing the 48th District and Senator Darrel Aubertine.

The lawsuit seeks to preserve Ritchie’s rights under state Election Law to provide for court review of all ballots, including all emergency ballots, absentee ballots, affidavit ballots, special ballots, federal ballots and military ballots, if necessary.

She requested the court designate Oswego County as the venue for the proceedings, if her petition is granted.

The lawsuit is dated Sunday, Nov. 14, and was filed as an “emergency lawsuit,” according to Oswego County Board of Elections Commissioner Dick Atkins.

“This action is being brought outside the ordinary hours of business of the court and specifically the clerk’s office,” the petition states.

Ritchie is represented by Paul DerOhannesian of Albany.
To read more click HERE
First seen on NEWZJUNKY

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Statement from Senator Darrel Aubertine

“I am extremely grateful for the support I’ve received over the years and the opportunities I’ve been given to serve the people of the North Country for eight years and Central New York for the past two and a half years. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished working together across political divisions and I wish Senator-elect Patty Ritchie well in serving the people of Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bill Owens Volunteer Thank You Party

A great time was had tonight at Bistro 108 for the after election thank you party in honor of all the volunteers that worked so hard in getting the Congressman back to Washington. A great cross section of the community was at the Bistro tonight and from what we could tell Congressman Owens has a big following in Jefferson County.

It was a packed house tonight at 108. Chairman Hennessey said “After spending so much time together Knocking doors and making calls during the campaign it’s great to have everyone back together again.”

Congressman Owens expressed during the meet up his thanks for all the hard work and dedication his volunteers gave to the campaign. He noted that without the hard work from all in the room this election could have had a very different outcome.

As he heads back to Washington, Congressman Owens will continue to fight for issues that most effect families across the region. He stated that economic development, border security, education and a host of other issues will be his main focus.

The Jefferson County Democratic Committee would like to thank everyone that worked so hard for the Congressman and our region. The Owens team proved that with hard work and determination great things can happen. That’s just what happened on November 2nd

Thank you!!

If you’d like to find out more on what you can do to help the Congressman Owens as well as the Jefferson County Democratic Committee you can email us HERE, Check out our Face book page HERE or you can call the office in Watertown at (315) 788-4590 and someone will get back to you.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Buying “American” Just got Easier

How many times have you said to yourself “God I wish I could by products made in America.”? We’ll look no further. The North Country Democrat was doing some long needed winter cloths shopping today and found Herb Philipson’s located (click HERE) in the Price Chopper Plaza and “Tractor Supply Co.” (click HERE) in Watertown had products that had the “Made in America” and “Assembled in America” proudly displayed on various items.

I have to say that we were really were impressed with the style’s and the price. You can find various hats that were priced in the $4 to $10 range that were really nice. In fact, there were so many styles that it took some time for the kids to pick which one they liked the most. The Snow boots also came in a number of styles that the kids were drawn to. Price range for the boots ran anywhere from $50 to $65 and were rated to handle the harsh winter that we’re accustomed to here in the North Country.

We ask that you frequent the Watertown Herb Philipson’s and Tractor Supply Co located on Arsenal St. in Watertown. When you please express to the store manager that you like having U.S. made products in the store and that you’ll shop there again for that reason. Buying U.S. made products is very important. The only way to increase the likely hood of having these products in stock is to voice your opinion that this is important to you and your family. It’s is to me and I know it is to you.