As a longtime Townsend resident, I often enjoyed taking my young sons to Pearl Hill, where they learned to swim, and Damon Pond, where being old enough to jump off the stone abutment was a special achievement. With my grandchildren, I have walked the Life Course behind Hawthorne Brook Middle School. My husband and I are frequent cyclists on the Nashua River Rail Trail. We are proud of the pretty part of the world we live in, and want to see it treasured and maintained for generations to come.
That’s why I am voting for Gene Rauhala for state representative. I know he will be a strong, protective and proactive voice for this region and its many natural resources. As the cool, calm moderator of many Townsend town meetings, as president of the Townsend Historical Society, and as an attorney with experience advocating for the more vulnerable among us, he has proven he is worthy of our trust and confidence.