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Let's keep N.H. 'Drug Czar' position funded past next 6 months

To The Daily Sun,

I was extremely pleased to see that the New Hampshire Legislative Fiscal Committee moved to accept funding from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to fund "Drug Czar" Jack Wozmak for the next six months. This position of senior director of Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health is crucial given the current heroin crisis.

I have known Jack Wozmak for over 10 years. He is more than capable of spearheading the statewide effort to combat the massive heroin epidemic.

The most recent statistics out of Manchester, New Hampshire reported 52 deaths due to heroin overdose with the possible trajectory of one hundred deaths in this city alone for the year. However, this is not only a citywide problem but also an issue in small towns all across the state.

During the 10 years that I was executive director of Headrest, Inc., eight years on the New England Drug Court Professionals Board, and now in my eighteenth year as Grafton County commissioner, I have witnessed firsthand that education, prevention and substance abuse counseling are crucial in this war against one of the state's greatest crises of our time.

Please encourage your legislators to keep this vital position funded beyond the next six months.

Michael J. Cryans
Grafton County Commissioner - District One

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First area-school Class of 1960 reunion to be held on August 12

To The Daily Sun,

Attention all local high school graduates from the Class of 1960. There are many of you out that have seen "See You at The Fair" Art Hariman.

Art has been the master of ceremony at the Sandwich Fair for more than 30 years. Art plays at the Common Man in Ashland every other Wednesday night. Art and I have been friends our whole lives. He is a lot older than I am. He was born in January and I was born in May. I try to attend every time he plays. His first date was July 15.

A lot of the Class of "60" from Concord, where Art graduated from always show up. Also that night friends he started school with in Ashland had some Class of "60" present. I was the lone Class of "60" from Meredith (Inter-Lakes).

On Art's next date at the Common Man Aug. 12th I am trying to organize a Class of "60" night. Everyone is invited, classes from Concord, Ashland, Meredith, Plymouth, Bristol, Belmont and any other class that would like to come.

Don't worry about looking old, I invited a couple of friends from the Class of "55" to use as decoys.

A lot of you played sports against each other. Just remember don't get bitter, only one team could win. Of course I always suspected the other team cheated when we lost ... and that would have taken a lot of cheating.

This should be a lot of fun, 55 years of memories and hopefully seeing old friends from yesteryear. See how many classmates you can round up and attend the first annual area class of "60" reunion. Maybe we can make this a yearly event.

I will round up some name tags with names and high school. As Art would say, "see you at the good old Common Man."

Give me a call 603-279-4930.

L. Michael Hatch

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