Friends of Recovery Lobby for Treatment Funding

New York state politicians, Friends of Recovery advocates and individuals impacted by addiction stood outside the Capitol building in Albany to reform substance abuse by allowing the settlement funds from a 2019 lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which are currently lying in the state’s general fund, to be administered to recovery and treatment programs. An estimatedContinue reading “Friends of Recovery Lobby for Treatment Funding”

Mom Shares Story on International Bereaved Mother’s Day

New City resident Caren Sommerstein Schwartz never thought she would become part of a club of mothers who have lost their children to addiction. Her son Reid died of a fentanyl overdose in 2015 at the age of 24. He had been battling addiction to fentanyl and heroin for eight years at that point. ThroughContinue reading “Mom Shares Story on International Bereaved Mother’s Day”

Hudson Valley Reactions to George Floyd Verdict

(Updated April 21 at 9:24 pm) Hudson Valley-based politicians and students alike are reacting to a verdict that could be paradigm shifting. Yesterday, the highly anticipated verdict in the George Floyd murder case resulted in three unanimous convictions from the jury for all charges. While the aftermath of the case represents a possible shift inContinue reading “Hudson Valley Reactions to George Floyd Verdict”

Vigil for Crime Victims Reflects Unsettling Times

As the Orange County Crime Victims Vigil will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh, NY, Crime Victims Assistance Program head Cathy Fox shares her thoughts on the rise in crime rates nationwide during the pandemic. “I don’t really think there’s one thing you can attribute it to,” sheContinue reading “Vigil for Crime Victims Reflects Unsettling Times”