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On March 6, New Fairfield residents and visitors may see black balloons displayed around town. "Black Balloon Day" has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.  As with many things with the opioid epidemic, Black Balloon Day began with a family's' loss. Diane and Lauren Hurley began the day in remembrance of son-in -law Greg Tremblay who died of an overdose on March 6th 2015 when he was 38 years old.  New Fairfield officials say unfortunately the town is not immune to this crisis, and have lost members of the community to opioid overdose.  Residents looking to participate in the day should tie a black balloon to the mailbox to help raise awareness of the opioid crisis.

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