Due to new NHSA requirements, registrations are now done online
only via our website.
www.northwoodcrankpullers.com. Any registrations done prior
to 12/31/2015 will save $10.00. Any questions or concerns
please contact us via the website. Please be patient this
is a learning process for all of us.
It’s the Holiday Season and we must make sure the Northwood Food
Pantry has enough food to keep our whole community fed.
Please join us in a Food Drive Drive-Through on Saturday
December 12thfrom 9am to 12noon at the Northwood Transfer
Station/ Dump. We will make it easy for you as all
you need to do is drive up and we will collect your
non-perishable food donations ! You don’t even need
to get out of your car!
We will also have a Northwood Food Drive donation box at
Northwood Garage until December 12th for those that find
that more convenient.
The Northwood Food Pantry is in need of soups, canned tuna,
canned salmon, canned meat, granola bars, fruit cups,
peanut butter and nuts but any non perishable food donation is
Thank you in advance for your generosity! See you Saturday
AND SOUP LUNCH
Once again the ladies mission group would like to interest you
in buying your holiday pies at their Pie Sale on December 12,
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwood Advent Christian
Church (Route 107) 113 School Street, in the Narrows. They
will also be selling a nice homemade soup and cornbread lunch at
11:00. It will be a good opportunity for some friendly
conversation. Can’t wait to see you.
Letter To The Editor
While Nancy Heath was quick to inform readers of Ledbetter vs
Goodyear (SVS 11-18-15), she failed to tell the whole story.
Ledbetter vs Goodyear was actually a monumental case which paved
the way in strengthening the already existing Equal Pay laws.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was made law as an amendment to
the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ended the past statute
of limitations on each paycheck which had caused the reduction
in awards given to Lilly Ledbetter in her court case against
While Nancy says she experienced a pay and benefits cut while
working for an airline, this is not an example of Unequal Pay.
The airline had reduced pay and benefits to ALL flight
attendants. In fact, in 1980 19.3% of all flight attendants
were male. I was affected by a similar reduction of costs
a few years ago, which resulted in a dramatic cut in pay to
everyone in my department. It was simply a cost reducing
effort made to the whole department.
Our Equal Pay laws are strong and enforced and the Department of
Labor has made it easy to report all violations of Labor Laws
and reports can even be made anonymously. Reports
will result in an investigation of the employer. I have
been through this simply process all the way through to a
hearing and the results were fair and just.
It infuriates me to see presidential candidates making dishonest
campaign promises of equal pay, when we already have these
rights. Why aren’t these presidential candidates
educating women on their Equal Pay Rights and encouraging women
to stand up and report unequal pay? How many women
have fallen for this dishonest and radical campaign ploy?
Why are women being oppressed by dishonest presidential
candidates again, even after we won the Equal Pay rights we
Letter To The Editor
In his recent letter, Tim Jandebur avers that I am a socialist.
And, in fact, I am. But, then, so is he. And we have the
cards to prove it. And if you have a Social Security card,
you, too, are a participant in the government-run savings
system. And if you’re like me, when you hit retirement
age, you’ll be glad you are.
Just as you and Tim will be glad to
participate in the other great socialist program: Medicare.
The fact that this is democratic
socialism, i.e., brought about by democratic vs. totalitarian
processes, is a point for Bernie Sanders to expound upon.
Instead, I will join Tim in discussing
the role of the federal government in our schools.
In his letter, he places 35% of the
blame for “our educational system grossly failing” on the
What strikes me as he says this is that his own children may not
have received the education they needed were it not for the
federal government. On several occasions at and after
Budget Committee meetings, he has talked about the Special
Education services his three children received.
Does he really think that these
services would have been available if not for federal government
Last year, I supported the expansion of our half-day
kindergarten program to all-day. It would cost $100,000.
The voters defeated it. What does he think would happen if
each Special Ed child’s Individual Educational Plan came before
the voters? How many of his kids would have been funded?
While the federal government is not
always the answer to our problems, and sometimes even causes
some of them, in the area of disabilities, it has helped us to
do the right and just thing.
CBNA FCCLA Chapter To Host Parent’s Night Out
Attention all busy
parents needing to get some Christmas shopping done! Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders
of America) chapter will be hosting a “Parent’s Night Out”, on
December 12, 2015 from 4-7 pm at Cowabunga’s Indoor Playground
in Hooksett, NH. The members of FCCLA are qualified for
childcare, and are planning fun activities for all the children.
The cost is $10 which includes a $2 donation going towards the
FCCLA Chapter. Senior Alexis Arsenault is organizing the event
as her Senior Portfolio Project. Please RSVP as soon as possible
to either [email protected] or
Mandy Morales at (603) 942-5531 ext. 141.
CBNA Students Earning College Credits
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy has established a partnership with
Southern New Hampshire University through SNHU in the High
School, a dual enrollment program allowing high school students
to have the opportunity to earn college credits while still in
high school. Designated courses at CBNA have been aligned
to meet the same content, rigor and learning outcomes as that of
the University. The courses are taught by our high school
teachers who have met SNHU adjunct faculty requirements and have
been approved by the University. Presently, CBNA has four
teachers, Walter Damon, Amy Usinger, Mark Struthers and David
Zink-Mailloux, who are offering Calculus, Public Speaking,
Creative Writing, Anatomy and Physiology, and Environmental
Science through this program. More teachers and courses
are in the approval process.
In addition, Dr. JoAnn Zylak has completed the BizInnovator
Teacher Certification and is now able to offer juniors and
seniors college credit for Entrepreneurship through the
University of Iowa. BizInnovator is a comprehensive online
entrepreneurship curriculum that enables educators to teach the
entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging creativity, innovation,
critical thinking, and problem solving in preparing students for
success in their chosen career paths.
CBNA is also in the process of
allowing students to earn dual credit for classes through Great
Bay Community College.
The advantage for students
participating in these classes is that they are able to earn
early college credit at a savings of more than 90% off regular
college tuition. They also experience the academic requirements
of university level courses, and establish official college
transcripts that can be recognized and accepted by many other
colleges and universities.
Letter To The Editor
To the Editor,
Finally political correctness is
getting a much needed scrutiny. Good! If you can’t call
something what it is, if you can’t talk about something that you
should, you are being disingenuous and hiding your head in the
sand. I am going to bring two things to your attention, one now
and one next week that will not make me many friends.
I’m finding it impossible to trust any number that comes out of
central bookkeeping at our SAU. Horrible thing to say. However,
wildly changing financial statements, a $380,000 mistake last
year in the default budget, two columns for 28 pages in this
year’s budget all wrong ending in a $260,000 change and not
understanding simple accounting to name a very few things lead
me to feel this way. Here is a quote from our October 15th
meeting, “Tim had sent an email saying that the
increase/decrease and % change columns were wrong. I knew that,
however, I did not have time to fix it before the packet went
out.” Is that true? We were not alerted. Seven days before
receiving a corrected budget, also wrong. Filing the 14/15
school year end paperwork to the DRA after extentions and at the
very last minute has put Northwood in a position where we might
have to get a bridge loan until tax receipts start rolling in.
What I’m seeing is just the tip of the iceberg.
I informed the Board that I was going to bring this up and
invited a non-public session to discuss it. Watch the DVD of the
November 19th meeting. No one wants to hear about it.
History shows that in every instance of a difficult personnel
problem at the SAU and school in the last five years there was
no documentation, costing you hundreds of thousands. Nothings
Pamela A. Russell
September 28th, 1954 - November 27th,
2015 Pamela (Penny) Russell of Deerfield, NH, passed away in her
home unexpectedly on November 27th.
Originally from Napoleonville, LA,
Penny’s life’s work was spent helping others, first through
Riverbend’s Parent Child Center and later their adult services
program. Her greatest joy in life was her family, and she loved
nothing more than spending time with her 5 grandchildren. She is
remembered as a loving person who gave more to others than
herself, who loved children and was loved by them, and who
understood that such people make the world a better place. She
worked hard, loved easily, laughed often, and will be sorely
missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, John
Russell, of Deerfield; her brother, Jim Clement of
Napoleonville, LA; her best friend of 44 years, Dereth Dubuc of
Grafton, NH, her children, Sadie Winslow of San Juan, PR, Ben
Winslow of Tiverton, RI, Brian Winslow of Northwood, NH, and J.
Kirby Russell of Deerfield, and her five grandchildren, Cecilia
IrizarryWinslow, Norah Winslow, Mabel Winslow, Elijah WInslow,
and Miles Winslow.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to Riverbend Community Support Programs in Penny’s