Editorial: Officials face problems, potential after inauguration

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“Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land. Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race or calling. May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who, under the concepts of our Constitution, hold to differing political faiths; so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy glory. Amen.”

Mayor Joseph M. Petty, the City Council and School Committee will be inaugurated Monday, Jan. 4, at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The quote above from Dwight D. Eisenhower, from his inaugural on Jan. 20, 1953, seems appropriate as a contentious 2015 yields to a 2016 full of potential unrealized and problems known and unknown.

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