News

Seward: More education, prevention needed to battle Heroin use

Seward: More education, prevention needed to battle Heroin use

Photo: WHCU

State lawmakers have been holding hearings across New York about the sudden spread of heroin.

One was held Monday in Oneonta, with local State Senator Jim Seward taking part.

He says its clear New York needs expanded treatment opportunities, and more of an emphasis on education and prevention.

Seward also believes there should be increased insurance coverage for treatment.

The New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction plans to make recommendations by June.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

AP Olympics

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract.

in National, Sports

U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

olympics

Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

in Local

Ithaca Falls park designs up for discussion

photo: Pete Blanchard

The park will be put in after the Lake Street bridge reconstruction is complete.

in National

Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

chrysler

The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

in Local

Cuomo, Biden announce new technology venture for New York

cuomo

The pair announced Rochester and New York have been chosen to lead research in the technology of photonics.