Cheryl Nunamacher is courageous to speak of her son’s opioid addiction, helping to mute the stigma. Her experience shows us that better coordination is needed among the professionals — police, judges, probation officers, and rehab counselors — who are in the front lines fighting drug addiction and the crimes that often go with it.

Letters to the Editor

The month of September has been very busy for our Helderberg Ambulance squad. We answered 48 calls with 30 transports to local hospitals.

John Ostrowski, Guilderland

Amy Lauterbach Pokorny, chairwoman, Farms and Artisans Tour, Helderberg Hilltowns Association

Brian Hunt, superintendent, Voorheesville schools

Sandra L. Kisselback, Berne Historical Society

Fatima Shama, Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund

Dennis Barber, chairman, BKW Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

James M. Gaughan, Altamont Mayor 2005 to 2017

James M. Gaughan, Altamont Mayor, 2005 to 2017

Judy Kimes, publicist, New Scotland Historical Association

Amy Lauterbach Pokorny, chairwoman, Farms and Artisans Tour, Helderberg Hilltowns Association

Trisha Zigrosser, Altamont Elementary School

Pastor Wendy Cook, Helderberg Lutheran Church, Berne