David Chanatry

Central New York News
12:40 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Heroin Opioids The Latest Challenge Upstate

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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription device that can inject a fast acting antidote to heroin and other opioid drugs. It’s the latest response to a surge in opioid abuse. Heroin use has doubled between 2007 and 2012. It’s no longer just an urban street drug—it’s now common in small town America.

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12:35 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Another Church Shuttered In Mohawk Valley

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Lutheran Bishop Marie Jerge closes the last service for the Christ Lutheran church in Little Falls with its few remaining members in attendance. The dwindling number of church members might be a reason for its closing, but the religious veterans who have been attending for decades remember Christ Lutheran playing a huge part in their lives.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Long Evolution For Casino Gambling Ahead Of Tuesday's Vote

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On election day this Tuesday, if voters pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21tst state to legalize commercial Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn't always that way.

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3:52 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

David Chanatry: The American Chestnut Tree

The American Chestnut tree was once known as the king of the eastern forest. It grew more than 100 feet tall and six feet across, and accounted for a quarter of the timber in the woods. Its straight-grained wood was remarkably resistant to rot, and its nuts were a reliable source of food.  The Chestnut was wiped out by blight in the early 20th century, but now scientists in Syracuse think they’re close to bringing it back.

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