The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a
Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm (275
Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, November 12th from 8 am to
3 pm. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Jeremy DeTrude @
603-833-7063. Space is limited so call early. And as always we
really appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new
Elks Lodge #1210
Wednesdays, except the 23rd of November,
we have FREE TRIVIA at 7pm. Smart phone required. Don’t have one? No
worries our host has extras. Prizes sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages.
Must be 21+ November 5, Third Annual Wash Shoe Tournament, 1-5pm.
$10 per person, Light refreshments, Cash bar, Must be 18+ November 6
, Breakfast begins every other Sunday. Buffet with eggs/omelets to
order. $8 adults, $6 Veterans & $4 Children 12 & under.
November 12, Join us for our Annual Feather Party/Meat Raffle, Many
turkeys, hams and other prizes to be won! $10 for 6 tickets. Other
raffles will be present this night as well. Come on out and try your
luck, 5pm -8pm. 21+ Any Questions, contact (603)736-8941.
Information Regarding Webster Park
As you may know, many of the trees at
Webster Park suffered heavy damage during a September “micro-burst”
which brought down scores of trees in a matter of minutes and
damaged even more.
Since the day of the event the park has been secured and areas of
highest concern are marked to restrict access. The Board of
Selectmen thanks Gary Perry for this work making the park safe and
useable for family and social events for the rest of the season.
As we look to the longer term safety of residents and visitors and
the health of the woods that add to the character of Webster Park,
the Board of Selectmen have consulted with Town and State Foresters
to determine both a short term and longer term solution for the
park. Their professional assessments state the damage
caused by the micro-burst was heightened by the less than robust
health of the trees prior to the weather event.
Their recommendations were consistent; that the Town considers a
long term plan for safety which will involve the immediate removal
of identified trees that have suffered damage, evidence distress or
have been compromised in other ways coupled with a replanting and
restoration program that will include a mix of tree species that
will serve the town well for many years. They also
include a strong recommendation for a longer term forest management
program that will help to preserve the park as a safe and beautiful
site for years to come.
In the weeks and months ahead there will be major logging operations
going-on that will limit public access to parts of Webster Park
during those periods. If you would like more information
regarding the Webster Park safety and restoration project, please
contact Gary Perry or Town Office.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom,
and Pittsfield, I’ve been hearing a lot of angst and disappointment
with various candidates in this election, so I have a suggestion for
everyone. Go to the polls on election day (Tuesday, November 8) and
start voting at the bottom of the ballot! Your votes for county
attorney, sheriff, and state representative are likely to have a
greater effect on your life than for president, and your vote counts
more. I’ve seen so many ballots where someone starts at the top and
loses interest halfway down – they’re wasting their votes for the
local officials, where they have the most impact. If you start at
the bottom, you’re likely to get further before becoming disgusted
Personally, I hope you keep voting up to
the governor’s line – a Republican governor will improve our results
in Concord, even if only because he won’t veto common sense
legislation (right to work, constitutional carry, even the state
budget) as the Democrat governors have. I also hope that he will
appoint commissioners who will be more transparent and more
I’m asking for your vote as state
representative in Merrimack District 29 (just above the county
offices!) If re-elected, I will continue to keep you informed of
what I do in Concord, and why I vote the way I do. I’m always
available to hear your concerns with the state government, or submit
legislation when needed.
Representative Carol McGuire
Library November Youth News
TEEN MOVIE “Captain America Civil War”
Friday, November 18th at 6:30pm. The movie is rated PG-13 and pizza
and drinks are included. Donations of chips and desserts are always
Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm
and Thursdays 3:30pm November themes include turkeys, Pilgrims,
Native Americans and Thanksgiving. Children listen to stories, sing
songs and do craft activities.
Infant Program Tuesdays November 8th and
22nd at 10:15am.
Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm everyone is
Toddler Time: New Day! Tuesdays at 10 am.
Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement
activities and a craft!
Letter To The
Candidate Hal Rafter’s take down of the
“American’s for Prosperity” pledge in the 10/19 issue of the SVS was
spot on. He clearly explains the fallacy of blind, anti-tax
claptrap and refuses to bow down to the billionaire Koch brothers.
Alas, Mr. Rafter is not running in my district where for years “free
staters” (outside agents sent here to subvert our state government)
have reigned. Naturally, my so-called representatives have
achieved a perfect score on this pledge from their sponsors.
Indeed, the only visible accomplishment during their tenure has been
converting a welcoming, scenic rest area on Route 4 into a
But don’t despair, there is hope. On November 8th, we can
restore local control, and with it community pride, by electing a
fine slate of home grown candidates. These include Mary
Frambach - a lifelong resident with deep roots in Epsom, Denis
Beaudoin – a near life time resident of Pittsfield and defender of
worker’s rights and David Coolidge – a small business owner for
decades from Allenstown. Three distinguished candidates, one
from each town, ready and able to represent the people of their
Letter To The
Kelley Ayotte voted to make it illegal for
Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada which are much less
expensive than in US. I take that personally as an offensive act.
The Republican Party has sought to delegitimize our twice elected
President Obama while thwarting every effort for productive change.
John McCain has promised a Republican Senate will not confirm any
Supreme Court nominees put forth by a President Hillary Clinton.
Many of us constantly receive emails from Alt Right factions with no
sources, no basis in fact. The Republican Party does not even know
what it is anymore.
Do you want to give Medicare the power to
negotiate drug prices as the VA does? Fair taxation? A Medicare
public option? Strengthened Social Security? Modernized
infrastructure? Debt free college for middle class students?
Continuance of Planned Parenthood? National security based in reason
rather than vagaries? Freedom from anarchy of “Free Staters”?
Vote for Democrats!
We would like to thank all the people who
donated to The American Cancer Society and The Dempsey Challenge.
Our flock of flamingos left on lawns were very successful! We
would also like to thank those who donated on Facebook, those who
came to our vendor bingo fundraiser, as well as our vendors, and
those who donated to our silent auction. We appreciated your
donations so much!
Our team of 25 walkers raised over $3,000 this year for the Making
Strides Cancer Walk in Concord. We were also able to donate
just under $1,000 for The Dempsey Challenge which was also in
October this year!
We would especially like to thank our families and friends for all
their love and support and the effort they put into their
fundraising. We do this so a cure can be found for our
children and grandchildren as well as yours, soon! We hope
research finds a breakthrough and no one ever has to hear a
diagnosis of cancer again.