Southampton candlelight vigil held for opioid overdose victims

Those who gathered at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Saturday evening paid tribute to loved ones who lost their lives to opioid abuse.

Hundreds of candles — representing both the six people who died of opioid overdose in Southampton this year and 297 people who fatally overdosed from opioids in Suffolk County last year — glowed in the amphitheater of the park as more than 30 people attended Southampton’s second annual Candlelight Vigil.

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