Your Turn: feedback on teen’s suicide, methadone in jail & Ogdensburg’s finances
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The family of Riley Basford says the 15 year old was a victim of internet blackmail before he took his own life. They worry other teens have been approached by the same people who pushed Riley to his death:
The awareness has to be amped up for kids. There are new technology standards, but there isn’t a mandatory curriculum that teaches kids what to do in case of something like this.
Our country desperately needs good quality mental health care. There are just not enough providers.
A legal team is working to make sure a Watertown man has continued access to methadone treatment, which he receives for opioid addiction, when he’s held inside the Jefferson County Jail:
He has medical rights to treatment. It’s a constitutional right and it’s a basic human right.
He shouldn’t get anything. He did the crime, so no special treatment.
According to a well-known bond credit rating company, Ogdensburg’s finances are improving. Moody’s Investor Service upgraded the city’s bond rating:
Certainly, welcomed news and a solid vote of confidence from an outside agency!
At what cost to the city? Destruction of the fire department, recreation department, and elimination of support for the library...
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