“(Overdoses) seem to appear in a cyclical fashion,” Anita Seefried-Brown, director of community prevention at Pivot and project director for the Alliance for Better Communities, said. “When that happens, we have to assume heroin is being adulterated with something even stronger. We have to assume fentanyl is in Jefferson County.”Read More
“Any cut is going to be severe, It’s a very concerning time,” Mr. Moore said. River Hospital currently provides all outpatient services at a financial loss; the strain of further loss of Medicaid funding may lead to loss of services.Read More
"Mrs. Gould’s movements scream one word, which describes how most people feel when talking about mental health: uneasy. She jokes that her family has always been “off the rocker.”'Read More
Following through on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign trail promises, Republican members of Congress began efforts to demolish the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday with a private meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence...Read More
"Questions were originally raised when Insights Forensic Counseling Inc. and Lucy’s House, which shared an office space in 120 Washington St. and were both run largely by Mrs. Colello-Poplaski, moved out.Read More
The state Department of Health said the goal of the new testing process is to “identify and eliminate” children’s exposure to lead in drinking water at school.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains there is no “safe” level of lead to be in children’s blood, as even low levels have been shown to irreversibly affect IQ and behavior.Read More
"There is new hope for substance abuse patients in the north.
Credo Community Center has begun an outpatient clinic that will offer the full range of medical treatment for opioid addiction, with the assistance and support of the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services."Read More
In her clerical collar as a newly ordained Episcopal priest, she headed to the front of the church to take communion with the others when the usher, her sixth-grade Sunday school teacher, stopped her in her tracks. “Oh, I’m sorry, DeDe, I don’t think so today,” the usher said...Read More
"Over the years, some north country rankings have fluctuated wildly, especially for physical environment, which has been measured in many different ways since the surveys began in 2011, including air quality and commute times."Read More