April 24th 6:30pm
the NALMC kiosk on Winding Hill Rd, Northwood.
Carloni, a wildlife biologist with the NH Fish & Game Department
will introduce us to the woodcock and lead us on a tour of their
habitat at Harmony Hill Farm. The woodcock have an exciting mating
ritual that we hope to witness. Bring your binoculars.
Amanda at 867-4433 or [email protected] for more
grader, Elijah Allen was inadvertently omitted from the Northwood
School Honor Roll, published in the April 1st issue of The Suncook
Valley Sun. Elijah made High Honors for 2nd quarter.
Letter To The Editor
lived in NJ for thirty years, I had never experienced community
before. It wasn’t a community kind of place. It was a “look out
for yourself” kind of place, and if your neighbor smiled or waved at
you, it could have you on edge for days, wondering what he/she was
Deerfield, people take care of each other. People care. And nobody
embodies that sentiment like Maureen Mann.
my family moved here in 2002, we have seen horrible floods, a
tornado, ice storms, tragic losses, and wonderful celebrations. As
I think back, Maureen Mann was there for all of them. Whether she
was comforting someone after the loss of a loved one, advocating for
her constituents, volunteering at the library, or serving chowder at
the Deerfield Fair, she was always there. Then, when she was done
doing those things, she usually went home and wrote an article about
it. And that had nothing to do with politics. That was just
Maureen being Maureen.
my daughter to know that one person CAN make a difference in the
world, so we have followed Maureen’s adventures together since she
was just a toddler. Maureen has served as a role model to both of
us. She made me want to give back to this community, and while I
now understand WHY Maureen works so tirelessly to help others, I
will never understand HOW she does it…which makes me wonder how
Yvonne Dean-Bailey is planning to have enough time to truly support
her constituents while attending an out-of-state college full time
and writing articles for
do not vote for a party in the upcoming special election. Vote for a
PERSON to be our voice in Concord. Maureen lives here. Maureen
owns a home and pays taxes here. She actually takes the time to
show up to vote (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/housevoting
and knows how her votes will affect the people who live in her
admirable that at 19, Dean-Bailey wants to run for public office,
but I will be voting for someone with more experience.
vote for Maureen Mann on May 19th.
van der Bijl
To The Editor
19th let’s elect a person who cares about the welfare of children,
college students, working men and women, the diminishing middle
class, the elderly, people on fixed incomes, veterans, healthcare,
including mental health, our states deteriorating infrastructure,
and the environment. Quite an order, but if we cast our vote for
Maureen Mann we could do just that. She would be an advocate for all
of us who seem to have lost our voice in the state house. She would
be the best State Representative we could possibly elect.
Signing For The Adventures Of Mother And Jasper
At Chesley Memorial Library April 18
Chesley Memorial Library Northwood, NH will be hosting a book
signing by Patrice Kilham of Deerfield, on Saturday April 18 at
10am. Kilham may even read a story, or two, from her recently
published book, “The Adventures of Mother and Jasper.”
The stories bring the true spirit of small town living alive. You
will join Mother and Jasper, and a cast of common, and not so
common, home town friends as they find their way through life’s
rocky roads. Jasper’s direct, New England approach to daily
obstacles and conflicts offer a hilarious perspective on “normal”
living. Mother, ever accepting, does her best to cope, but she is
not without a bit of spice and curiosity about life’s grand
wanted to write and have been telling stories for years. My goal has
always been just to make people laugh and enjoy life’s quirky
happenings. This will be great opportunity to introduce Mother and
Jasper to readers.”
volume was self published under the name Hamhill Press.
You can read more stories and find out about events and news at the
author’s blog at www.hamhillpress.blogspot.com
will be available for purchase at the signing. Payment by either
check or cash will be accepted. Contact the Chesley Memorial Library
at 942-5472 for further information.
To The Editor
10th, 2015 was a day of change. As I go around town, many have asked
questions concerning our future. Speaking only for myself I’d like
to try and answer you.
Selectman was voted in and our Town Administrator retired on the
11th, enough said. Change is not a bad thing and here is the plan
going forward. We are advertising for a Town Administrator. A
committee will be set up on the 14th comprising of three town
employees and two or three citizens. They will go through the
applications, interview, and bring to the Board two or three
candidates to be re-interviewed and a decision made. Many of you
have opinions from, we don’t need one, we only need a part time one,
to we need a full time one with at least a master’s degree in
every option is on the table, I will just say that there is much
that has not been happening in the last couple of years, again,
enough said. In addition, It bothers me that Northwood is stagnant.
If we do not grow, if we do not attract some business in the right
places, those of us here have to pay more and more as inflation
drives everything up. Check out meat prices. Roads are a big issue
told you before, I really appreciate living here in Northwood.
However, if I felt that everything was peachy keen, I would not have
asked to be on your School Board and Select Board. I was and
continue to be concerned with some directions and will do what I can
to change them. I solicit and appreciate your input, 303-5224 or
To The Editor
March, Northwood citizens voted overwhelmingly to “reject and
immediately discontinue” Northwood’s “participation in the Common
Core Standards and the Smarter Balance Assessments.”
year, then State Representative Maureen Mann voted for New
Hampshire’s continued participation in Common Core standards and
assessments. She did that by voting against a bill much like the
warrant article passed by Northwood’s voters. HB1508 would have
taken New Hampshire schools out of Common Core, but it was defeated.
Dean-Bailey, candidate for State Representive in the March 19th
special election, opposes Common Core. She says, “Parents and local
legislators know what is best for their children–not the federal
Memorial Library News
partnership with the Chesley Memorial Library in Northwood,
Nottingham’s Blaisdell Memorial Library is excited to host the first
of two biannual Writers’ Nights in 2015 at the Blaisdell Memorial
Library on Wednesday, April 15th from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
acclaimed local authors James Patrick Kelly (Nottingham) and Rebecca
Rule (Northwood) in this informal gathering to gain additional
writing inspiration! Discuss what you are working on, what you are
reading, where you are submitting your work, anything that captures
writers interested in learning more, feel free to contact either the
Blaisdell Memorial Library at 679-8484 or the Chesley Memorial
Library at 942-5472.
To The Editor
March of 2014 the voters of Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham
passed petition warrant articles directing their elected
representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to get money
out of politics.
recent article in the Concord Monitor about the primary election for
the Rockingham District 32 state representative seat, Nick Reid
reports that “Dean-Bailey was the only candidate to spend more than
$500 on the election, according to the secretary of state’s records…
She raised about $2,500 before March 11 and an additional $500
before March 25, using about $1,500 on mailers, $500 on yard signs,
$180 on postage and $180 on postcards, among other expenses… In
addition to her own expenses, a Virginia-based political action
committee called Liberty For All spent $1,318 independently of
Dean-Bailey on mailers.”
think of campaign finance reform we usually think of races for
Congress or governor, where millions of dollars are spent these
days. I must say that I really wondered why an organization from
Virginia spent over a thousand dollars in a state representative
primary race in NH. They describe themselves as “a federal
political action committee organized as a hybrid SuperPAC. We donate
directly to political campaigns and also raise unlimited
contributions for the purpose of independent political
founder is John Ramsey, a young man from Texas who inherited a
fortune from his grandfather and identifies as a libertarian.
you go to vote on May 19th, think about what having this much money
being spent in a state representative race means. We have 400 state
representatives. Most of them run on shoestring campaign budgets,
raised from their friends and neighbors. They have some incentive to
represent their districts. Who will Ms. Dean-Bailey represent?
To The Editor
the past few months, Northwood Fire-Rescue Department has been
demo-ing different brands of cutters and spreaders, also known as
“Jaws of Life.” These tools are primarily used in extricating
patients trapped in motor vehicle accidents.
current set of cutter and spreaders the department operates is 25
years old and do not perform on newer vehicle construction and
materials in them.
department will be purchasing a new set of cutters and spreaders
with the fire truck that was recently passed. After demo-ing these
different tools, members will be deciding what set is best for the
department and town.
Northwood Fire-Rescue Department would like to thank Northwood Auto
Salvage, Chuck Brown Alignment and Towing, and J&B Auto for
assisting the department in these recent trainings. They have
donated and assisted us by providing vehicles to train on, space at
their facilities, and their time. We also would like to thank all
our local business in the support they give throughout the year.
To The Editor
been my privilege this spring to volunteer as a coach for the
Coe-Brown boys lacrosse team. I’ve been helping with the goalies,
48 years after I played my last college game at that position.
Fortunately, the game hasn’t changed that much. And I can instruct
without demonstrating. After all, at one point in my so-called
career, I earned the nickname, The Sieve, when my team was 0-11-0 in
Lacrosse is a lot like hockey or soccer, except with “crosses” or
sticks: ten players attempt to move the ball upfield and put it in
the goal. Like those sports, it requires teamwork, with everyone
working together. To reinforce this point, we often end practice in
a team huddle with the call-and-response, “are you my brother’s
keeper?” “Yes, I am!” we reply in unison.
ethic, this value guides me in other areas of my life off the field.
I give time to committees and commissions – and teams – here in
town that serve the greater good. And where I can, I give money to
causes that do the same, like World Wildlife Fund.
“all for one and one for all.” Not “every man for himself.” And
when I hear some politicians call for “freedom,” I hear it as a
demand to opt out of our responsibilities to one another.
current House Republican budget cuts 25 beds at the VA hospital and
90,000 meals-on-wheels for seniors in the North Country. How does
that sit with you veterans and you seniors out there? And do you
want to send another Republican – however young and pretty – to
Concord to support this position?
day, you may need someone to say “I’ve got your back.” With lower
taxes come fewer services, and you may be stuck.
To The Editor
only is being a great representative advocating on behalf of your
district, but it is also ensuring your district and the towns within
your district have rights to effectively govern their own town. It
is ensuring that your towns have the liberty to create their own
taxation, run their own school systems and create their own policies
that best fit their communities.
not “downshifting”. This is ensuring that Northwood, Nottingham,
Deerfield and Candia have the abilities to choose which policies and
which schooling methods work the best for them.
one-size-fits-all system forced down the rankings by the state and
federal governments. Not only are state mandates in both education
and economic policy developed with only the biggest cities in mind,
but they leave out the voices of local community members who live
within the district and know what is best for the district.
I am a
candidate in the May 19th Special Election for State Representative
and I believe that the members of our own communities know what is
best for our towns. Not bureaucrats in Concord or in Washington DC.
a major issue my opponent and I disagree upon. For her past few
terms as a State Representative she has consistently voted against
local control especially in education. From homeschooling rights to
voting against parental rights for families whose students are in
the public schooling system.
someone who attended our local schools, I understand the unique
challenges our schools face and I understand the needs for parental
involvement. Education is a process that includes students, teachers
and parents. However, by her voting record, it seems my opponent
believes this equation fits more along the lines of students,
teachers and the federal and state governments.
To The Editor
letter is in response to Lucy Edwards’s weak arguments against
Yvonne Dean-Bailey. I am glad you were given the chance to be a
grandmother to two young men in today’s world of choice over life. I
agree, we do need more young and aware people getting involve in how
our country operates from town to the federal level. Just because
Ms. Dean-Bailey may not agree with you on your key issues, does not
mean she has come up short.
Hampshire cannot accept bloated liberal State budgets, increased taxation, and bloated government agencies
controlling local populations, a state income tax, which will not
reduce local property taxes (let’s be honest). You note
DOWNSHIFTING, well guess what, BOTH parties played that game over
the years. Both political parties have dug into the Highway Fund and
other Dedicated funds for years. If we keep voting the same people
back into office, guess what, you will get the same results, raided
Remember just this spring, Governor Hassan sharply cut
into the Human Services Account to prevent a budget short fall. I
never hear a complaint from your Democratic Party, the party of the
people they claim.
most college students, do not own homes, if they work, or buy
taxable items or eat out, and guess what, they have paid taxes!
Also, if you ask most renters, they will claim that they do not pay
property taxes. Therefore I assume you would discriminate against
them as they have no experience in owning a house either.
believe it is time for fresh ideas, just look at Maine; they are
turning their state around, because their past liberal policies have
I will be campaigning for Yvonne Dean-Bailey
as our next State Representative.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy - Quarter 3 Honor Roll
Headmaster David S. Smith Is pleased to announce the honor roll for
the third quarter.
12 – Highest Honors
Conrad, Sarah Curtin, Bryan Ekstrom, Caitlin Foley, Aurora Goodwin,
Megan Leduke, Kyle Nelson, Benjamin Porter
12 – High Honors
Samantha Beaupre, Ronald Berry III, Willden Butler, Natasha Canty,
Ariel Clachar, Dylan Clark, Douglas Clifford, Tyler Comte, Rachel
Dallaire, Gregory Doane, Nicole Durell, Emma Easler, Logan Eighmey,
Brianna Ferreira, Audrey Getman, Molly Gibson, Kendall Goodwin,
Erika Grand, Alexander Hafez, Hannah Herter, Katheryn Huckins,
Bianca Ketenci, Garrett Kunz, Andrew Lambert, Ashley LeBlanc, Austin
Leith, Elizabeth MacEachern, Hannah Mausteller, Lauren Montgomery,
Gaelyn O’Dwyer, Jessica Ohrenberger, Amanda Riley, Cassandra Rogers,
Anthony Russo, Haley Ruth, Sadie Sabina, Kassandra Southwick, Nicole
Torosian, Alexander Yonchak, Luke Zollman
12 – Honors
Barnes, Liam Corless, Kyana Currier, Tyler Doiron, Olivia Drew,
Hannah Eaton, Jeremy Fenerty, Aisilyn Guivens, Brianna Hanson,
Zachary Huot, Jacob Jackman, Mason Jimino, Allison Jones, Samuel
Langdon, Bailey Leclerc, Ryan Levy, Lacey Locke, Marielle Pomerleau,
Colton Rush, Veronica Swindell, Kate Tomaszewski, Cameron Watson,
Hannah Wiley, Zachary Wood
11 – Highest Honors
Kayleigh Bounds, Christie Clause, Megan Elwell, Ryu Kondrup, Jolene
Levesque, Katherine Martel, Maria Rainey, Julie Souryavong, Henry
11 – High Honors
Allen, Hannah Arroyo, Chloe Bettencourt, Molly Boodey, Hannah
Carlson, Jared Carlson, Randall Daniels, Elisabeth Danis, Bailey
Docko, Cheyenne Gardner, Lavender Goodwin, Rosemary Goodwin, Taylor
Goodwin, Maria Pia Hachem, Claire Hammond, Daniell LaFlamme, Cameron
Lamarre, Brooke Laskowsky, Cortney Lewis, David Lovlien, Bianca
Nardi, Brianna O’Connor, William Ohrenberger, Hayley Pierce, Billie
Pingree, Ashley Reiff, Julie Renner, Zachary Rheaume, Carter
Rollins, Holly Roman, Meredith Roman, Jake Scarponi, Kristina
Seavey, Cole Short, Henry Smith, Megan Spainhower, Abigail Turcotte,
11 – Honors
Anderson, Callie Brochu, Michaela Cirillo, Laura Cozine, Casey
Davies, Erin Docko, Sydney Fisher, Christen Gallant, Tayla George,
Brittany Guillemette, Arianna Gunderson, Michael Haddock, Nicole
Hodgdon, Tyler Holman, Daphne Jordan, Samuel Koskela, Damian May,
Jason Palmer, Blake Peterson, Mackenzi Prina, Kayleigh Sherman,
Andrew Shultz, Liam Taylor, Daven Thorne, Sydney Wilson
10 – Highest Honors
Barnes, Taylor Baxter-Orluk, William Girard, Joshua Hall, Amanda
Lee, Donald MacCallum, Rebecca Masison, Mallory Perron, Allison
Pratt, Abigail Zollman
10 – High Honors
Adcock, Brody Ashley, Elizabeth Bisson, Amanda Bolduc, Kayla
Boucher, Joel Boulanger, Colin Cain, Donovan Corless, Damarah
Cormier, Emelia Cronshaw, Davio DeLuca, Abigail Devaney, Sadie
Donnelly, Abigail Dupuis, Shane Fillion, Sheridan Gancarz, Marissa
Gast, Jillian Gordon, Alexander Gray, Carter Greig, Leah Grove,
River Groves, Emily Hughes, Tristan Jardon, Arianna Jones, Jackalynn
Joy, Catherine Langdon, Caroline Lavoie, Samuel Lupinacci, Jordan
May, Sophia Menjivar, McKenzie Moehlmann, Michael Mulligan,
Gwynevere Norris, Steven O’Donnell, Cassidy O’Dwyer, Gareth Owen,
Katlyn Palumbo, Zackary Pine, Caitlyn Pitre, Tanner Richards,
Zachary Richards, Samantha Roche, Tatum Santos, Thomas Sheehan V,
Mason Shoup, Nicholas Shutt, Jacob Snow, Patrick Thurston, Emery
Travers, Kylee West, Noah Wojtkowski, LilyGrace York
10 – Honors
Barnard, Emily Barnes, Cassandra Barnhart, Matthew Brown, Kate
Clinch, Kassandra Crosby, Joseph Guptill, Morgan Labrecque, Arianna
Maker, Chelsea McCallion, Sarah Murphy, Anne-Marie Peacock, Jordain
Pierce, Mikayla Prina, Katie Rankins, Shannon Riley, Shawn Spenard,
Shaun Stevens, William White
– Highest Honors
Barnes, Sandra Black, Paul Colson, Sarah Dupuis, Isabelle Lupinacci,
Ahna McCusker, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Victoria Sheridan,
– High Honors
Arnold-Fuchs, Haley Arnold-Fuchs, Emma Arsenault, Maxim Begin,
Taylor Bettencourt, Grace Blake, Suzannah Buzzell, Emily Cunningham,
Domminique Depianti, Jackson Douglas, Emma DuBois, Derek Elwell,
Isabelle Feenstra, Aidan Fillion, Sydney Gast, Julia Greene, Jordan
Haddock, Hannah Halka, Joseph Hebert-Morello, Brady Johnson,
Nina-Marie Laramee, Olivia Lee, Emily Lentz, Jacob Lorden, Shemrey
Lussier, Abigail Mathison, Alexander Mercedes, Cailinn Monahan, Eric
Nelson, Jadelyn Newport, Margaret Norman, Scott Norwood, Maxwell
Nowak, Kayla Pollak, Catrina Purington, Nathaniel Schroeder, Garrett
Skidds, Kiley St. Francis, Drew Stevens, Hailey Stevens, Madeline
Baratier, Ryan Bevins, Erin Boodey, Timothy Bowen, Jaelyn Brooks,
Orion Clachar, Sarah Doiron, Jocelyn Gagnon, Spencer Goad, Samuel
Godwin, Sydney Ho-Sue, Trevor Massingham, Michaela McAllister,
Eleanor McDonough, Michael McKinney, Tyler Metalious, Amaya Newport,
Shania Patten, Nicole Rogier, Samantha Schroeder, Scott Spenard,
Devin Sullivan, Evan Tanguay, Ander Wensberg, Faith Wilson
To The Editor
Dean Bailey is running for election as Representative in a Special
Election May 19, in the towns of Northwood, Deerfield, Nottingham
we already know her opponent has been a vote for more spending
rather than for ways to follow the Constitution, it is important for
those who want a frugal voice in government and one who will be
looking to spend wisely. Since the debts we keep incurring by
Representatives who think it’s okay to pick the pockets of future
generations with their votes to curry favor with the liberal left
has set us up for debt, why vote for someone who will incur that
for Yvonne Dean-Bailey is a vote to assure the citizens of
Rockingham District 32 will not be set up for more debt or worse and
income and sales tax.
please vote May 19th for Yvonne Dean-Bailey at your towns’ local
G. DeTrude, born to Claud and Martha in Beverly Massachusetts on
September 26, 1928. On April 1, 2015 surrounded by family and
friends at his home in Northwood, N H. he moved on to his eternal
survived by his wife of 67 years Lois (Knowlton), children Randy,
Lori, Bruce and John, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1
great great grandchild, nieces, nephews, and countless friends and
passionate love of family and a desire to be a good neighbor to
those around him is Bill’s greatest legacy. Hard work and
determination marked the several businesses that he developed, all
achieving product and service of admirable quality. Bill had many
interests including horseback riding, classic and antique cars,
boating and holding parties at his sanctuary on Bow Lake.
was involved in the Masons and Lion’s Club. Bill and Lois wintered
in Florida and he was a deacon in the United Church of Sebastian and
the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC.
spouse, child, family, friend or acquaintance, we are all blessed
and privileged to have shared life with such a man as this.
of formal services, family will gather to remember Bill and comfort
one another. At Bill’s request there will be a celebration of his
life this coming summer which will be announced in advance. All who
knew him are welcome to join us for this wonderful event.