Garrison School Board to Host Opioid Forum

Panel will convene March 28

The Garrison school board will host a panel at 7 p.m. on March 28 to discuss strategies for dealing with the opioid crisis. It will include Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith and D.A. Robert Tendy, David Gerber of St. Christopher’s Inn, Michael Piazza Jr., the county commissioner of mental health, Michelle Stringham of the Walter Hoving Home and Garrison School guidance counselor Michael Williams.

The panelists will describe the scope of the drug problem locally, trends in illegal drug use in the region, warning signs, community resources and strategies to combat the scourge.

“This event grew out of our collective shock and sadness over losses we have suffered,” said board president Raymond O’Rourke.

The school is located at 1100 Route 9D.

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