BERLIN — U.S. Rep. Anne Kuster (D-N.H.) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss her work in Congress and to hear concerns of North Country residents on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at White Mountains Community College. The town hall meeting is open to the public and doors will open at 6 p.m.

The meeting comes in the middle of a three-day visit to Coos County by Kuster.

Earlier on Thursday, Kuster will visit the Doorway at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin to discuss the center’s efforts to support substance abuse treatment and recovery in the North Country.

The site serves as one of the regional “hubs” in the state’s “hub and spoke” system for addiction and recovery. The 1:30 p.m. meeting will include hub officials, law enforcement and medical professionals. The visit is part of Kuster’s hospital and health-care listening tour.

Following that meeting, Kuster will hold a roundtable discussion with college leadership and faculty to discuss the Northern Border Regional Commission grant WMCC received to create an accredited testing facility for welders. Kuster wrote a letter of support for the funding. That meeting is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.

Kuster also has two events scheduled for Lancaster. She will hold a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 2:30 p.m. with UNH Extension to hear from environmental and outdoor advocates about climate change and their concerns about future impacts. The congresswoman will return to Lancaster Friday afternoon to tour the construction of the new Patient Care Center at Weeks Medical Center and discuss the opioid epidemic with leaders there.

Kuster is serving her fourth term in the House, representing the state’s second congressional district.

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