As many as 1,000 people might be homeless in St. Lawrence County at some point each year, but there is no official homeless shelter here. ;Nobody wants it in their neighborhood,; said Jeffrey Reifensnyder, executive director of the Massena Independent Living Center (MILC). Also, in a county as huge at St. Lawrence, if only one shelter were built, it would be too far away to benefit most of the homeless, officials say.

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At least 31 people died from opiate or heroin overdoses in St. Lawrence County between 2010 and 2014 and the number appears to be rising. Records obtained from the state Department of Health through a Freedom of Information Request show that the annual number of opioid-overdose deaths doubled from five in 2010 to 10 in 2014. Numbers for overdose deaths in 2015 and 2016 were not available, but St. Lawrence County Department of Health officials confirmed in Feb. that a minimum of nine people had died form opiate or heroin overdoses in 2015. In Feb. of 2016, at least three people died from the same cause.

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