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Hockomock Area YMCA recognizes community leaders

The annual meeting of the Hockomock Area YMCA was held on May 15 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham where several community leaders were recognized. Award winners included Donna Spigarolo, SAFE Coalition, Blair Deeney, Madison Jankowski, Tanner Cross, Sam Melo, Jay Barrows and CVS Health.

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Franklin: SAFE coalition to host Narcan, CPR training

FRANKLIN - A local group dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic will host a training session next month on life-saving, and overdose-reversing, techniques.

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Islanders marshal forces to fight opiate addiction

A town-meeting-size crowd filled most of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center on Monday night to take a collective stand against the rising and increasingly lethal tide of opiate addiction on the Vineyard.

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Franklin: Life-saving techniques taught at event

As part of a larger effort to combat the opioid epidemic in the area, public safety officials on Wednesday provided life-saving training to help overdose victims.

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What’s with all the #2069 signs?

They are not Mass DEP permit numbers, or advertisements for a new website, but rather a message from a Wrentham faith community and a Franklin support organization to bring attention to the opioid crisis that has been a prominent concern in Massachusetts and across the nation.