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Better to try for remedy & possibly fail than to do nothing at all

To The Daily Sun,

Last Wednesday, at the request of the governor, both houses of the Legislature convened for a special session in Concord to approve the establishment of a joint bi-partisan drug task force designed to address the opioid epidemic here in New Hampshire. There were those in support as well as those who questioned the efficacy of such a measure. Ultimately, both houses agreed that it was better to try and possibly fail in search of a remedy rather than to do nothing at all.

As expected, there are many different viewpoints with respect to tackling this issue head-on. Here in Laconia, police officer Eric Adams has given law enforcement statewide a template in which family interdiction and accountability has yielded positive results. Others have suggested a more confrontational approach to the users themselves, with a special emphasis on stiffening penalties for the dealers.

Whichever viewpoint we may individually embrace, there are are two absolutes going forward. First, people are dying at an alarming rate, many of whom are under 30. Second, there is no broad panacea that will single-handedly solve this problem.

Rather, the achievement of solutions will be an ongoing work in progress predicated on keeping an open mind and a tenacity of purpose to be shared by all those affected and/or involved in this crisis.

State Rep. Peter J. Spanos
District 3, Finance Committee

Laconia

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Hillary is best qualified to deal with complexities of the office

To The Daily Sun,

If I ask myself, "what is the most important issue facing our country today," what measurement should I use? As a senior citizen, I am fortunate to have health care. Will my children and grandchildren have that available? Will Social Security be solvent, college affordable, gun safety a requirement, equality in all arenas a given?

I am enthusiastic that I have the opportunity to support a candidate for president who is best qualified to deal with the complexities of the office. And though it is a bonus, that fact that she is a woman is not the reason I support Hillary Clinton. She has developed relationships with foreign leaders as Secretary of State and First Lady, worked with domestic partners in the Senate, and demonstrated dignity and respect in times of difficulty. These are many of the reasons Hillary is my choice for the Democratic nominee for president.

Intelligence is a strong prerequisite for the presidency, and her skills in applying that knowledge are just as important. The way Hillary stood strong and articulate with firm resolve for eleven hours as the House Representatives questioned her demonstrates her ability to remain cool under extreme pressure.

At a time of constant exposure, first appearances count. Boisterousness is not considered a plus. We are scrutinized nationally and internationally on a daily basis. Hillary Clinton is the most able to lead us going forward. I hope you will vote for her on Primary Day.

Nancy Donahue

Campton

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