Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Tue., Oct. 6
Serving the communities of Massena and Potsdam, New York
Related Stories

Out with the old, in with the new (yard signs)


State Sen. Patty Ritchie's re-election campaign has revamped its yard-sign design.
This is no trifling matter — the hook, my friend, the hook, is that it speaks to a larger truth.
In 2010, when she was the St. Lawrence County Clerk, the Heuvelton Republican used a license plate that said "PATTY" to illustrate disgust with New York state government (as a cash-grabbing measure, David Paterson's administration proposed requiring New York drivers to get new, orange license plates. County clerks, including Mrs. Ritchie, successfully fought that effort Her yard sign was modeled after the previous license plate version).
But an incumbent doesn't really have the "throw the bums out" weapon at his or her disposal. So the Ritchie campaign is going with a new catchphrase: "She looks out for us," the new yard sign says.
Mrs. Ritchie is running for re-election against Democrat Amy Tresidder, an Oswego County legislator.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
DCO on FacebookWDT on Twitter