Congratulations to Meredith Grady of Northwood, NH who has been
named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2012
qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point
average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time
students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at
least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be
eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits
during a semester.
author Buddy Fife (Growing Up A Country Boy) will hold a book
signing at the Chesley Memorial Library on Saturday, February 2.
Lynwood “Buddy” Fife was born in Deerfield in 1937 in a different
world from what we experience today. Read his book and learn about
his life on the farm and his experiences growing up. Join us at the
library to congratulate Buddy on his book from 10:30 am until noon;
light refreshments will be served.
CBNA SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE show has been cancelled.
Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club would like to thank all who
attended our Annual Vintage Race and Dance on Saturday, January
19th. It was a great day weatherwise, unfortunately not a lot of
snow, but it sure looked like everyone had an awesome time! We would
also like to thank all those who support us throughout the year,
especially our landowners. Remember we are always looking for new
members and check out our website at
www.northwoodcrankpullers.com for any upcoming events and trail
Coe-Brown Works To Benefit Victims Of Connecticut Crisis
right, CBNA FBLA members Ashlyn Correia, Regan Butler and advisor
Dr. Joanne Zylak sell baked goods to benefit victims of Sandy Hook.
wake of the Sandy Hook School national tragedy, Coe-Brown students
and faculty have been working hard to benefit the victims of this
awful event. Two projects were launched in response to the shooting.
The Coe-Brown FBLA decided to donate half of the profits from a
recent fundraiser and a mural of hearts with thoughts and prayers
for the victims was commissioned.
crisis in Newtown, CT, unfolded the FBLA chapter advisor Joanne
Zylak and the FBLA officers felt that it was necessary to help the
victims in some way. It was decided that half of the profits from
FBLA’s bake sale during mid-year exams would be donated to The
Caroline Fund. This fund aims to help the victims cope with the
horrific losses that they have endured. The bake sale was well
received and raised over $100 for The Caroline Fund.
second project was the brainchild of Coe-Brown’s School Nurse Laurie
Foster who said the idea came to her while on a run. Her idea was a
beautiful mural of hearts, each heart laden with thoughts and
prayers from Coe-Brown students to remind the victims of this
incident that we are all thinking of them. Mrs. Foster arranged for
this mural to be hung in the school that Sandy Hook students are now
Future Business Leaders Of America Coe-Brown Chapter Works On NH
State Officer’s Project To Help The SPCA
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Chapter of FBLA is collecting items
during the month of February to help the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, for a NH State FBLA Officer’s Project. The
FBLA chapter will be collecting dog food, cat food, paper towels,
pet toys, money to help defray the veterinary expenses, and any
other pet items to be donated to local animal shelters. Donations
can be left at the main office of CBNA in care of FBLA.
the Valentine’s Day month, don’t just think about a human loved-one,
but think about showing love to an animal by donating any of the
above items and/or adopting a pet today at your nearest pet shelter!
have any questions or want to leave a cash donation, please call Dr.
Joanne Zylak at CBNA 942-5531 ext. 255. Thank you for your support!
February 2, 2013, the voters in the Town of Northwood will meet at
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy to discuss the ballot that will be voted
upon on March 12, 2013. One of the items on that ballot will be a
petitioned article requesting the increase of five hours to the Town
Clerk/Tax Collector Deputy position, bringing that position up to
are a property owner responsible for paying taxes or you own a
vehicle, you have had an occasion to utilize the Town Clerk/Tax
Collector’s office. This office is not one that only a few residents
might use. It is an office that processes many items and is busy
generally all of the time. Along with vehicle registrations and
taxes, it also processes boat registrations, dog licenses, marriage
licenses, birth and death certificates. The issuance of transfer
station stickers is also handled in this office.
hours it is open have increased over the past few years so that it
is now open five days a week and one Saturday a month. It also
offers renewal registrations, dog licenses and vital records on line
or by mail. But now, because of the added number of residents and
vehicles in our Town, the time has come for this position to be full
time and rewarded as such.
consider this article thoughtfully when voting the ballot on March
12. Please feel free to stop by if you want additional information
that will enable you to make your decision.
Northwood Town Clerk/Tax Collector
this month, a petition warrant article was received at the last
minute seeking to cap the amount of local taxes raised to fund the
Northwood School budget to no more than 2% of the prior fiscal
year’s actual amount. Coincidentally, on January 14, the Concord
Monitor reprinted an op-ed piece from the Keene Sentinel entitled
“Tax Cap Troubles Are Guaranteed.”
article described how, after an identical tax cap measure had been
passed, the Newfound Area School District found itself facing a
“catastrophic” nearly $900,00 deficit. Without getting into the
details, the District was saved by an emergency, one-time
legislative fix, signed by Gov. Lynch on his last day in office.
Sentinel position is that “placing arbitrary and rigid caps on taxes
can be a dangerous move…. Setting hard and fast limitations on how
a governmental body can spend or raise money is shortsighted and in
the end, it’s far more likely to cause unintended problems than pose
on the Budget Committee, I have come to appreciate the hours and
hours and hours that our elected officials – both on the School
Board and on the Board of Selectmen – and those who serve under
them, devote both to the budgeting process and to the on-going
process of managing those budgets over the year. They perform this
task with diligence and care, seeking to balance the needs of the
town and its citizens and of the school and its students and staff
with the resources available to them.
that they are doing their best to hit what is, in fact, a moving
target. To tie their hands with an arbitrary tax cap - either for
the town or school – as they seek to respond to changing
circumstances and unforeseen challenges would seem to invite more
problems than it attempts to solve.
Northwood Budget Committee
To The Editor
here. That time when local politics in a small town such as ours
takes center stage for many of us. More than ever, elections have
consequences. For that reason alone all of us should get out and, if
we do nothing else, at least vote. It is important, though, that you
know the candidates. Mark your calender. There will be a candidates
night this year. It will be at Town Hall on February 27th, 7 pm.
Frankly, I won’t vote for candidates who won’t put themselves in
front of the public for scrutiny. This gives them one way to do
that. A new format is being discussed, we’ll keep in touch.
is another side of voting and that is the many decisions that
taxpayers need to make via warrant articles. Because of SB2 being
passed by you, every voter now has the opportunity to have a say in
a very short time in the privacy of a voting booth on all of the
issues. Big decisions will be made this year. Make sure that you
have your say. Make sure that you are informed.
those is the Warrant Article having to do with the teachers
contract. The teachers union agreed to allow the School Board to
present their entire wish list to you, the taxpayers, to make the
ultimate decision. Why? For two reasons. One, the gulf between us
was just insurmountable and two, the expense to mediate and
arbitrate is in the thousands and comes directly from the money to
educate your children. It is important that you know what they have
and what they want. Without editorial comment I intend to get you
that information in the coming weeks.