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October 23, 2013

In Amesbury election, 'Pro' camp emerges

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Amy Sherwood said nobody in her group is implying that anyone is anti-Amesbury, and the name of the group was actually inspired by Pro Portsmouth, an organization that has existed in Portsmouth, N.H., since the late 1970s and is responsible for putting on annual celebrations like Market Square Day and Children’s Day.

“That slogan really resonated with me, and it certainly did great things for Portsmouth,” Sherwood said. “I think for us, it was something that said ‘I am for Amesbury.’”

Sherwood acknowledged that the group could be looked at as a political party, but she hopes it can become much more. For now the plan is to support affiliated candidates while highlighting businesses and events happening in town, and after the election she said the group would discuss what the next step would be.

“We really want to see Amesbury succeed, and that is probably our biggest wish for this town,” Sherwood said. “I don’t know what this will be in the future, but I hope we can talk about more than taxes around here.”

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