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News Release

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2017

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Meeting with Mayor Ted Gatsas

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after meeting with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, to discuss Manchester’s response to the substance misuse crisis:

"Yesterday, I had a productive meeting with Mayor Ted Gatsas, officials from the city, and New Hampshire Drug Czar David Mara.  We worked to secure adequate funding to help ensure the immediate needs of the Manchester Safe Station program and Serenity Place and assuring the continuation of this critical partnership. Manchester's programming serves as a regional access point for thousands of people suffering from substance abuse disorder to immediate treatment and it is imperative that the state support these services.  Mayor Gatsas understands the needs of Manchester and what it takes as we battle this opioid epidemic.”

“I want to commend the Manchester Fire Department and all our emergency responders for their tireless work co-leading this initiative along with our non-profit community.  This initiative benefits not only the City of Manchester but the entire State of New Hampshire."

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