GUILDERLAND — Five panelists at a heroin and opiate education forum on Wednesday agreed that the war on drugs is being lost and the biggest problems are with prevention and treatment.

“No community or neighborhood is immune,” said Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, who hosted the forum at the Guilderland Public Library, in her opening remarks. “Heroin abuse knows no bounds.”

Fahy said she had initially been hesitant to hold the forum, after library Director Timothy Wiles reached out, because, she said, of her “frustration at not having enough answers.”

Opinion

Learning about our culture, and teaching our youth their history, can help them to not only understand the past but shape a more humane society.

Guilderland

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New Scotland

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Sports

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Hilltowns

The musical comedy set in Ancient Rome will be performed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Nov. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and on the 23rd at 3 p.m.

Regional

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