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MONTPELIER | According to Rebecca Kelley, media aide to Gov. Phil Scott, members of the Vermont Opioid Coordination Council released their long-awaited progress report. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The North Country is no stranger to the tragedies that result from a pattern of opioid abuse in our area. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH | Opiates, overtime and school security dominated discussion of the faceoff between the contenders for Clinton County sheriff last week. Read more

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MONTPELIER  | “Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis” is an eight-part series highlighting the science of addiction as well as the cultural, social and economic challenges associated with addiction. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | Vermont Department of Health officials began warning people who use street drugs to seek a supply of the overdose “reversal” drug naloxone (commercially known as Narcan). Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Ongoing policy review of legalizing marijuana use in New York drew a thumbs down Monday in Essex County. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As the state continues to explore legalizing recreational marijuana, Essex County’s Board of Supervisors has begun to weigh in — but the Clinton County Legislature will likely wait for the state to offer guidance on the issue. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked state lawmakers to authorize funding for a study that will explore the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state. Read more

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While Vermont’s opioid crisis is far from under control, there is positive news about stamping out the epidemic of drug abuse and wasted lives, one person at a time. Read more

Editorials

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MIDDLEBURY | A bill legalizing recreational marijuana was passed by the Vermont Senate this week, after clearing the House earlier. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | On Nov. 1, former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (2003-11), was the keynote speaker at the annual Orange County GOP spaghetti dinner held in Randolph. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Opioid epidemic, your government at work. Have you ever heard of the “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act”? Read more

Letters to the Editor

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In honor of September being National Recovery Awareness Month, I recently spent a day meeting with people and organizations dedicated to helping those affected by the opioid crisis. Read more

Guest Columnists

The current opioid epidemic was caused by a deadly intersection of many factors: greed, fear, the quest to feel good, misinformation and legitimate efforts to treat acute and chronic pain. Read more

Community Columnists

Battling addiction and winning has been the hardest thing I have had to do. Read more

Community Columnists

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A national headline getting 2014 report in Rolling Stone dubbed Vermont, as “America’s capital of heroin”. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Programming designed to share personal stories, erase stigma Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Officials of the Town of Middlebury are asking residents their opinions about the legalization of marijuana, which contains a psychoactive drug consisting of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The head of Friends of Recovery New York will speak in Ticonderoga Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley is among those local law enforcement officials who feel unsettled about opening the lid on legalized marijuana in Vermont. Read more

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