Letters to the Editor
> Welcoming the ‘new family in the neighborhood’
To the Editor:
While mowing the lawn near an embankment that leads to the woods, I was startled to see a little furry head pop up when I got near a couple of known sinkholes. At first I thought it was a neighbor’s cat, then realized it was either a baby fox or a bobcat.
I shut down the mower so as not to alarm it further, and began a staring contest. Neither one of us moved as we checked each other out.
After a few quiet minutes, a second little furry head popped up from the hole. I quietly exited to get my camera. Upon returning, I hid behind a tree to get closer to the hole. I waited patiently for the action to begin. Right on cue, both babies and the mother emerged from the hole. I then determined we had a new family of gray foxes in the front yard.
As mother fox left her kids to go off to hunt mice and chipmunks, the two babies stayed close to the safety of their den and looked concerned if their mother would come back. Once the two babies were comfortable Mom would return, they laid down in the green grass just outside their hole to enjoy the warm sunshine of the afternoon.
Every day since then we see the family emerge and similar daily activities take place. We are enjoying our "new family in the neighborhood."
Thanks for support of Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Bob Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund, we would like to thank all the sponsors, businesses and individuals who contributed to our fourth annual golf tournament that was held Saturday, June 4, at Amherst Country Club.
The generosity of all who contributed to the raffles was greatly appreciated.
Thank you also to all the golfers who participated at the tournament. The proceeds go toward scholarships to graduating MHS seniors, as well as various sports programs and student activities at MMS.
Bob was a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Milford Middle School who died unexpectedly in September 2012. Upon his death, we established the foundation in his memory to support middle and high school students of Milford.
Without the continued community support, the foundation would not be successful. Both Bob’s family and staff at Milford Middle School are very appreciative and grateful for all the support.
The fifth annual golf tournament will take place Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 8 a.m. at Amherst Country Club. Mark your calendars! We hope to see you all there again next year.
If anyone would like more information regarding playing in or donating to the golf tournament, please contact Kevin Ingram or Beth Crampton at Milford Middle School.
Kevin Ingram, Beth Crampton, Steve Erdody, Chris Erdody, Mark Evans
Amherst resident declares candidacy
To the Editor:
I am happy to announce that on June 1, I filed to run for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Without a doubt, I regard my prior House service as the greatest honor of my life.
I look forward to representing the people of Amherst with dedication and common sense. I share our community values and hope to be, again, a reasonable voice in Concord. I will address our mutual concerns and advocate for our town and its needs.
As ever, I am committed to building a vibrant economy, attracting jobs to our state, protecting our natural resources, respecting privacy and ensuring that all residents have access to high-quality education. I will act to improve government efficiencies. I will fight downshifting costs that increase local property taxes. In Concord, I will work tirelessly to find solutions to the problems our state faces through sincere debate, innovation and collaboration.
My devotion to Amherst and my commitment to its well-being are unassailable. My work, legislative, volunteer and community experience ensure that I will ably and effectively represent the people of Amherst.
As I embark on this campaign, I will make every effort to communicate with voters. I invite you to reach out to me at 672- 6540 with any questions or concerns.