Candlelight remembrance to remember International Overdose Awareness Day

Goshen. The intention of Saturday's global event is to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

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| 28 Aug 2019 | 04:18

As part of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council requested permission from the Goshen Village Board to host a candlelight remembrance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Village Square, 33 Park Place, Goshen.

The intention of the global event is to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. In addition, it’s meant to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury because of drug overdose.

Family members, friends, and those affected by drug overdose from all over Orange County are invited to come together in one place to receive comfort and support from one another and renew efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.

The Goshen Village Board approved this request by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County at its Aug. 26 meeting.

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The village board authorized the mayor to execute a 2019 County of Orange Community Development Block Grant Municipal Agreement for water system improvements at Bruen Place and St. James Place.The village was awarded $200,000, but through the hard work of Lanc and Tully engineering, the village was awarded an additional $100,000, totaling $300,000. “This is a very important water main project for the village," saidVillage Mayor Mike Nuzzolese.
To fill vacated positions, the Village of Goshen Police Department will be increased by two new full-time police officers: Jeremy M. Harter and Mark S. Mauro. Each will receive an annual salary of $64,606, pending satisfactory completion of pre-employment paper work and physical and psychological testing. The appointment includes a maximum probationary period of 18 months.
Trustee Anthony Scotto said discussion has begun regarding the construction of bathroom facilities at Erie Street Park. According to Mayor Nuzzolese, as a joint town and village project, both boards will meet at the park soon for planning.
Trustee Pete Smith acknowledged the Goshen police department on "their interaction at Limonello in eliminating another illegal pharmaceutical business” from the village."