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Doing nothing about Bristol Police Station is not resonsible option

To The Daily Sun,
After attending recent Bristol Selectboard meetings, I feel compelled to address the Bristol Police Department facility situation.

In my opinion, an effective and responsive police agency is an ever changing entity. In order to serve the needs and demands of the community that it serves, change is necessary.
Our police facility has become too small and has a deteriorating infrastructure. It no longer serves the needs of a modern law enforcement agency.
The lack of space in our present facility is a serious concern. The deficiencies need to be outlined in order to develop a new facility that would be the best fit  for our community.

How do we do that?

The challenge of planning,designing and constructing a new facility can be frustrating and expensive. We need to identify the problems that exist, look at the options that we have, choose the option that will resolve the problems, one that the town can afford and will provide a police facility that will serve our community for many years.

Doing nothing is not a responsible option for the town of Bristol.

Barbara Greenwood


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70th anniversary of atomic bombing of Japan will be observed Aug. 6

To The Daily Sun,

To commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Japan, members of the Concord community and several faith-based and activist organizations will hold an event to raise awareness of the current threat of nuclear war and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. This will take place on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Concord campus of New England College, 62 North Main St. in Concord. A light potluck meal will precede a panel discussion by community leaders, followed by a walk and vigil alongside the Merrimack River.

As has been done in the past, we will cast flowers into the river as we remember names of our bomb's Japanese victims. Bring flowers from home gardens, or purchased, or wild flowers like golden rod and Queen Anne's lace. We do this knowing the tragic use of nuclear bombs remains a real threat to life.

Co-sponsoring organizations include N.H. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee NH, NH Vets for Peace, Peace with Justice Advocates of United Church of Christ, Global Zero, and Social Responsibility Committee of Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester. Call N.H. Peace Action at 228-0559 for more info and suggestions for car-parking, car-pooling because of street construction in Concord.

Lynn Rudmin Chong

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