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Catch a performance of Center Harbor Town Band; you'll enjoy!

To The Daily Sun,

If you find yourself searching for something to do on a Friday night during the next few weeks, head over to the gazebo in Center Harbor at 7 p.m. and take in a performance of the Center Harbor Town Band.

Under the watchful eye and baton of conductor Carlos Martinez, celebrating his 10th anniversary of this talented musical group, and the beautiful setting of Lake Winnipesaukee in the background, you'll be humming and singing along to music of the past and present. From Broadway to sitcom show tunes, the Center Harbor Town Band serves up entertainment for the whole family.

The award-winning band, celebrating its 138th birthday, also on any given Friday evening offers guest soloists to engage the audience with both solo performances as well as sing-alongs for all to join in. This is a special slice of Americana that we dearly need in the troubling times we live in.

If you're looking for some entertainment on a Friday night at 7 p.m. over the next few weeks, some opportunity to do a little singing, or just want to sit back and savor the view, head over to Center Harbor and catch a performance of the Center Harbor Town Band. You won't be disappointed!

Vincent Martino
Braintree, Mass.

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Uniform Code of Military Justice is, in fact, a higher standard

To The Daily Sun,

I've been watching some of the recent House committee hearings regarding the Clinton email server controversy. Time after time, committee members ask if Hillary Clinton is being held to a different standard than everyone else. Specifically, several of the committee members have pointed to prosecuted cases involving active duty military members' mishandling of classified information. They cite a major so-and-so who did jail time for mishandling these types of information and ask if we, the American people are to believe that this major is to be held to a higher standard than everyone else.

Well, the fact of the matter is yes, he is held to a higher standard. That standard is known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Under that same code, a military member can be imprisoned for insubordination. I challenge anyone to cite an example of a private citizen facing any judicial process for mouthing off to their private sector boss. The same holds true for active duty military members' standard for the handling of classified information. The phrase "Loose lips sink ships" did not find its origins in the halls of corporate America. Military operations are universally more dependent on certain standards of discipline that far exceed that which is required or expected of any other profession.

Now, I am quite aware that Sec. Clinton was not acting in the capacity of a private citizen at the time of these mistakes, and these were indeed grave mistakes and she should be held accountable. But the standard she is held to does not include UCMJ prosecution. Frankly, I am more concerned with her false testimony to the State Department inquiry than I am about comparing her standard of behavior to that of a military member. The law is the law, and as a democratic republic we must both abide by and seek judgment under the laws of the land, and the UCMJ does not apply to this particular case.

Pat Furr

Laconia

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