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Ulster County wants to cut opioid deaths in half

Ulster County wants to cut opioid deaths in half

Among the most significant changes is a proposal to introduce “Medication Assisted Treatment” to the Ulster County Jail. MAT programs, which include the use of opioid substitutes like methadone and Suboxone have been proven effective in reducing deaths from opioid overdose and reducing addicts’ dependence on street drugs. But, until recently, corrections officials have almost universally resisted their introduction into jails and prisons.

What happened to legal weed for New York?

What happened to legal weed for New York?

In a historic legislative session last month, New York lawmakers passed a long-bottled flood of progressive bills covering everything from early voting to rent control. But legalized recreational marijuana failed to make the cut, despite support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and strenuous efforts by Democrats in the state’s two houses.

Kingston woman helps lead drive to unseal adoptees’ birth certificates in New York State

Kingston woman helps lead drive to unseal adoptees’ birth certificates in New York State

Every January, state lawmakers convene for their annual legislative session accompanied by lobbyists for everything from banning cat declawing to new gun control measures. For 13 of those sessions, Kingston resident Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy has showed up to push a proposition at once both simple and controversial — a law that would allow adoptees to have the same access to their birth certificates as any other New Yorker.