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Federal grant funds 500 boxes for placement in area businesses, restaurants, bars and organizations

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is expanding access to a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, with a program to make Narcan® available in area businesses, restaurants, bars and other places where people gather.

Funding for 500 red metal boxes containing two doses of Narcan® nasal spray was provided by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The boxes were introduced at the quarterly meeting of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force in November.

“This new program will make Narcan® available in the same way that a first-aid kit or an AED device would be available: for an emergency response to keep an overdose victim alive until medical help arrives,” said Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “Our goal is to get these boxes delivered and installed by the end of the year.”

“This program is designed to make Narcan® accessible for emergency use.” continued Dr. Burstein. “We have about a dozen other locations set up as Community Access Narcan® Sites for people to pick up a Narcan® kit for personal use, to carry with them or to keep in their home. They can also contact our office directly or come to one of our opioid overdose recognition training classes for a free kit.”

The boxes measure 6.5 inches x 4 inches x 7.5 inches, and are easily installed on a wall or cabinet. Interested businesses can apply to receive a box online or by contacting (716) 858-7695 or opiatetaskforce@erie.gov. When approved, the box can be installed in a visible spot that is accessible to the public or patrons. ECDOH asks that the box be checked often to see if it needs restocking. Restocking will occur at no cost to the business or site.

Erie County Department of Healthhttp://www.erie.gov/health

Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Forcehttp://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=opiate-epidemic-task-force

Application to become a Community Access Narcan® Site:  http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=application-form-becoming-community-access-narcan-site


Community Access Narcan® Siteshttp://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=community-access-narcan-sites


Buffalo & Erie County Crisis Services 24/7 Addictions Hotline: (716) 831-7007


Hilda Dylag

Hilda Dylag

September 22, 1935 – November 12, 2019

Hilda Dylag, 84 of Corfu, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (November 12, 2019) at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 22, 1935 in Depew, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Hilda Nagy Guenther.

She was employed by Pixley’s Market prior to her retirement and was a longtime member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Corfu. Hilda will always be remembered enjoying life, smiling, dancing, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. Hilda was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and bowler. She enjoyed walking every day and playing cards with family and friends. Hilda was well known for her generosity and love of sharing her placek and pierogi with family and friends.

She was the wife of the late Henry A. Dylag, who died May 18, 2014 and mother of the late Henry John Dylag; sister of the late Charles (Rose) Guenther, Jane (Richard) Trykowski, Donald (Mary Lou) Guenther, Jack Guenther, Thomas Guenther. Sister in-law of the late Richard Nunz .

Survivors include her children, Linda (David) Yohn of Corfu, Donald (Joan) Dylag of Indian Falls, Michael (Shelly) Dylag of Attica, Jane (William) Bergmann of Clarence and Robert Dylag of Corfu. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Siblings, Gail Nunz and Robert (Sandra) Guenther and longtime family friend, Rose Marie Janik.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Monday (November 18th) from 4-8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (November 19th), 10am at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu., NY. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered in her name to the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer Association, 6215 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14221 or at www.alz.org . Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY 14001. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.


DEC Adopts Regulations to Protect New York Deer and Moose from Chronic Wasting Disease

*Press Release*

Hunters Prohibited from Bringing Whole Deer, Elk, Moose, or Caribou Carcasses into New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC is adopting regulatory changes that will further protect New York’s wild deer and moose from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

“Chronic Wasting Disease poses a significant threat to New York’s deer and moose populations,” Commissioner Seggos said. “We don’t have CWD in New York, and we want to keep it that way. With these regulation changes, we are acting to reduce the likelihood that hunters or owners of captive CWD-susceptible animals may inadvertently bring the disease into the state.” Continue reading “DEC Adopts Regulations to Protect New York Deer and Moose from Chronic Wasting Disease”