Budget Marathon Comes to a Finish for New York

Posted: April 6, 2020 in Business, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Taxes

An Op-Ed from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)             After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate and Gov. Cuomo finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2020-21 budget. Due at midnight on Wednesday, April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, once again appropriating billions […]

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds in Carmel

Posted: September 22, 2019 in Community, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Public Safety

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of the Shed the Meds event he hosted in Carmel on September 21st at the Carmel Town Hall. Seven bags worth of unwanted medication were collected and will be safely disposed of by the Carmel Police Department. The event was co-hosted with Drug Crisis in our Backyard, Carmel Town Hall, and the Carmel Police Department. “Thank you to Drug […]

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds in Yorktown

Posted: September 10, 2019 in Community, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Public Safety

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of the Shed the Meds event he hosted in Yorktown on Monday, September 9 at the Jefferson Village Activities Center which collected over 100 pounds of unwanted and expired medication. The event was co-hosted with Alliance for Safe Kids, Drug Crisis in our Backyard and […]

Training to save lives: Senator Murphy & Assemblyman Byrne sponsor free naloxone training event

Posted: October 13, 2018 in Community, Drug Crisis, Health

Carmel, NY – Everyone knows someone whose life has been devastated by drug addiction. In 2016, more than 42,249 people in the United States died of opioid overdoses, an average of more than 115 deaths per day. People between the ages of 25 to 34 have accounted for the most opioid deaths – 10,732 – […]

BYRNE JOINS MURPHY, YORKTOWN OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Posted: July 21, 2018 in Community, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Public Safety

Murphy’s Drug Take-Back Program Has Kept Thousands of Pounds of Prescription Drugs Off the Streets   Yorktown, NY – Nearly three-fourths of all drug overdose deaths in the United States are now caused by opioids – that includes common prescription painkillers found in the home as well as heroin and potent synthetic versions like fentanyl. […]

YORKTOWN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PROPERLY DISCARDING MEDICATION

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Community, Drug Crisis, Health, In the News, Public Safety

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents unloaded more than 200 pounds of unwanted prescription medications last week as part of the annual “Shed the Meds” event in Yorktown organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy. Jefferson Village in Yorktown was the latest stop on Murphy’s district-wide tour, which began in Mount Pleasant on July 31. Two weeks ago, […]