Rome en Audit faults Griffiss airfield development agency management <p>A state audit has criticized the management of the agency redeveloping the former Griffiss Air Force base in Rome.</p><p>The Authorities Budget Office is a state office overseeing economic development agencies. <a href="" target="_blank">The ABO audit</a> says the Griffiss Local Development Corp. took a “cavalier” approach to handling its funds.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:22:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58117 at A hard life: heroin use increases in region, strains services <p></p><p>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, and it’s no longer just an urban street drug; it’s now common in small town America.</p><p>For almost 40 of his 54 years, Jerry Jones has done drugs.</p><p>"At an early age, started with pot, drinking," Jones said. "It wasn't long after that where I started using other drugs, cocaine, speed, acid. I've done every drug under the sun."</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:42:11 +0000 David Chanatry 53920 at