Category: News

Fentanyl linked to Capital Region overdose spike

5/22/2020 Columbia County has had 20 overdoses since March 16 and one fatality, Greener Pathways Program Director Carl Quinn said. In 2019, the statistics for the same time period were one overdose and two fatalities. Greene County has had 25

Access to anti-overdose drug Narcan widened

4/30/2020 As overdose numbers in the Twin Counties continue to spike amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Greener Pathways announced a new way to access the anti-overdose drug Narcan. “What we run into with some of the people is that they’re not

Experts: Rise in overdoses linked to COVID

4/22/2020 The second overdose spike alert this month was issued for Columbia County, where one fatality occurred, and after three non-fatal overdoses occurred Monday afternoon in Valatie. “The 911 calls came in almost exactly……

Overdoses spike in Greene County

April 17, 2020 Overdose statistics in the Twin Counties in the second week of April are about double the norm, Greener Pathways Program Director Carl Quinn said, as Greene County…..

EDITORIAL: Five minutes can mean a lifeline

April 7, 2020 Two developments, one over the weekend and another in the works for days, clearly demonstrate the interdependence of people in Greene County and Columbia County in these pernicious times. In Columbia County, overdoses suddenly….

Overdoses increase in Columbia County

4/6/2020 Columbia County health officials issued an overdose spike alert on Monday in response to an increase in non-fatal overdoses over the weekend. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused……

COVID-19 threatens peace of mind

3/26/2020 As Twin County residents say goodbye to life as we know it for the foreseeable future, our new reality is having an impact on our psyche, experts say. Many employees are ……

Overdoses in Greene County spike, health department says

2/17/2020 The number of overdoses in Greene County is on the rise, according to an alert from the Greene County Public Health Department. “We have seen a spike in the…..

Top 10 Stories of 2019: Number 1 – Report: Millions of legal pain pills sold

12/31/2019 The opioid epidemic has been widespread across the nation over the past decade or so, and the Twin Counties have not been immune. A database maintained by…..

Opioid deaths in New York decrease, county deaths stay the same

12/11/2019 After years of prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in New York has finally decreased. For the first time in a decade, the state saw…….