Yorktown Councilman Wants To Step Up Fight Against Heroin

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Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy has called on state officials to begin funding programs to train local first responders in the use of the heroin antidote Narcan.
Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy has called on state officials to begin funding programs to train local first responders in the use of the heroin antidote Narcan. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy has called for the state to begin training and arming Yorktown first responders with the heroin antidote Narcan.

"The war on heroin is real," Murphy said in a statement. "I have heard countless stories of the young lives lost to this epidemic and many more of how heroin has ruined promising futures. As a father of three young children, my top priority has always been creating a safe community to raise a family. By training our first responders in Narcan administration, we as a community take a bold step toward ensuring the safety of our kids."

With approval, Yorktown will be sending participants to an upcoming training seminar hosted by state Sen. Greg Ball on Thursday, April 24.

The training, which will take place immediately following a roundtable discussion on the heroin epidemic, will be in partnership with the Harm Reduction Coalition.

Certified participants will be given a resuscitation kit that includes Narcan.

Those who would like to participate in the Narcan training and receive a free resuscitation kit that includes Narcan must RSVP to Ball's office by calling 845-279-3773 or email kgobins@nysenate.gov.

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The war on heroin is real. Regardless of who is running and not running something needs to be done about one source of the problem. The dealers. Are our DA's going soft? I know for a fact that one the the largest dealers who was caught back in October is walking around a free man.
I would like the Daily Voice to do some follow up reporting on how these dealers are punished.

He's getting ready to run for NYS Assemblyman. He's either behind the times or he abstains from voting. His consistent response is "I don't know enough yet about it, so I'll abstain". We're stuck with him for 4 years because the Republican party can't find decent candidates other then recycled do nothing officials that are only in seat for the benefits and a pension. Remember this when he runs again. Time for Term Limits! No Benefits and No pensions!!

Murphy that train left the station last week, better late then never, are you again running for a higher office?

Senator Ball has proven repeatedly he cant get it right when it comes to heroin and opioid problems in the state. He fails to see any connection between the poor pain care in nys and the problem with opioid diversion. He is essentially a hack for special interest groups doing more of the same-and with more of our tax dollars. Senator Ball- look in the mirror- that's where part of the problem lies- debate me openly in public on the issue= it doesn't look like I am running away- and by the way my record is much better then yours- and I don't get paid like you do.