Friday, May 16, 2014

Torrington Mayor: Register Citizen has ‘Sensationalized’ Local Heroin Issue

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) May 15, 2014

"Recently, Mayor Elinor Carbone met with an entrepreneur from Virginia. She was trying to convince the gentleman Torrington is a viable, attractive city to start, and grow, a business.

Not long into the meeting, the conversation turned to heroin. The business owner saw a deluge of articles in The Register Citizen about the city’s growing heroin problem, a total of nine confirmed heroin-related deaths and several overdoses last year, and wanted to know if the mayor’s perception of the issue was as dire as it was being portrayed.

'If all these future businesses are reading all the negative press, which isn’t just inherent to this community, it’s difficult,' Carbone said." Read more

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