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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has joined the cities of Schenectady, Albany and Troy in filing litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers seeking to hold them accountable for the opiate epidemic. Read more

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ALBANY | State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) are calling for the “Recovery in Jobs Act” to be included in the 2019-20 state budget. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Four area residents have been sentenced for their roles in a heroin distribution ring. Read more

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On Nov. 14, the Vermont Eagle published an article announcing my citation for operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY - As reported in my Sept. 27 State House Headliners column, federal opposition to Vermont immigration policies has cost Vermont police an estimated $2.8 million in withheld drug-crime fighting U.S. Department of Justice grants. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A six-day jury trial concluded on Monday with the conviction of a Plattsburgh woman accused of conspiring to distribute heroin as part of a drug trafficking ring that shuttled narcotics from Annapolis, Maryland to Schenectady... Read more

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

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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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PLATTSBURGH | Two Plattsburgh men have been detained on charges related to a robbery of 50 bags of heroin at the Rip Van Winkle Motel. Read more

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RUTLAND | Terrance G. Mitchell and Andrea L. McCullough were arrested by officers of the Vermont Drug Task Force in the city of Rutland last week. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Teachers in the Ticonderoga Central School District got to hear from an expert on opiate addiction recently. Read more

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As Vermont prepares for the July 1 legalization of “personal possession” of marijuana and next year’s looming legislative battle over full commercial cultivation and sale, there’s more bad news about the impact of marijuana use on suicide and traffic Read more

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BRANDON | Brandon Police officers responded to two drug overdose calls in one day last month. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Elise Stefanik has co-sponsored a series of bills designed to combat the entrenched opiate epidemic. Read more

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SALISBURY | On Nov. 16, at approximately 8 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Three Mile Bridge Road near the Salisbury and Middlebury town line after observing a motor vehicle violation. Read more

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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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