Letters

Thank you from the Amherst Lions Club

To the editor: 

      The Amherst Lions Club held our 10th Annual Car, Tractor and Truck Show on September 18 at a new location, Lowes of Amherst. This was our first in person event since Covid hit.  The weather was great and It felt so good to see everyone again and be seen!  We had a record 78 awesome classic and exotic vehicles represented at the show.  The spectators, car owners and sponsors enjoyed the show, and we appreciate all.  

      Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:   Lowes, Acura, Gurney's Automotive, Haywards Ice Cream, The Copy Shop, Patio Barn, Sun Rise Pre School, Sunny Valley Farms, Manchester VA, Budget Blinds and Pneutek, Inc. and to our Gold Sponsors: Rise Wealth Management, Walt's Service, Smoke Haus, Amherst Label Inc. and Cardoza Flooring.

      Because of their generous support, Amherst Lions will donate over $10,000 to local charities!

      To see the full list of winners, sponsors, and video of the event, go to our website at https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/amherstnh .  

      See you next year in August.  

 

Amherst Lions Club

King Lion Nate Jenson

Register to Vote

AMHERST – Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a session on Tuesday, November 9 from 10:00-10:30am at the Amherst Town Hall. Residents who would like to register to vote, change party affiliation or have any questions, please stop in to see us.

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Amherst Veterans Day Observance, November 10

Amherst will honor veterans on Wednesday, November 10 with ceremonies at the Souhegan High School gymnasium at 10:45 a.m.  The assembly is open to the public, veterans and students.  The Board of Selectmen and School Board will attend.  World War I was formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  The official holiday is November 11th.

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Opposing View to Executive Council Vote

To the editor: 

      I am shocked that the NH Executive Council voted against this money yesterday, but I suppose I should not be surprised that the Republican party flatly refuses the help of science and doctors in efforts to improve vaccination rates and engage in appropriate public health measures to slow this pandemic.  I read one of your colleagues even referenced "natural immunity"- although immunologists and other experts are in agreement that vaccines offer better protection than natural antibodies. Why are you so opposed to federal help in beating this virus?  I read we continue to rise in cases, and vaccinations are virtually stagnant here in NH.  Is this because our elected leaders are pedaling the misinformation from facebook and Fox news?  Our own attorney general's opinion on this was the acceptance of the money did not require vaccination mandates.

      I am a health care provider, and have seen the horrors of this virus.  While most people survive- a great number are left with long term consequences such as lung and heart damage, kidney failure, stroke, and brain issues.  This is especially concerning given the rising cases in the pediatric population with not fully formed brains. Do you even care if our hospitals are full of COVID cases and my husband or my children can not access care?  

      Can't we find leaders in our state who will LEAD and help us out of this mess?  NH is the ONLY state who has declined these dollars. I am strongly thinking we need new leaders at this time.  While I am an independent voter- I believe I will have to vote blue next time.

 

Respectfully,

Susan C. Abis 

Amherst

Governor Chris Sununu Statement Following Executive Council Vote

To the editor: 

      CONCORD, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the Executive Council voted to reject Federal COVID-19 grant funding:

“The people of New Hampshire know I call the balls and strikes as I see them, and today’s vote by members of my own party on the Executive Council was a total disservice to the constituents we serve," said Governor Chris Sununu. "The Attorney General and Department of Health and Human Services addressed all of the Councilors' concerns, and still they voted to send $27 million of our taxpayer dollars back to Washington instead of spending it here to help get our state out of this pandemic. The vote showed a reckless disregard for the lives we are losing while they turn away the tools our state needs to fight and win this battle against COVID.”

NOVEMBER 2021