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May 13, 2015

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Are you thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next fall? The Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides a developmental program for three, four, and five year-olds of Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our morning programs. Call or email us soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to come for a visit! For information, please email at director Karen Andersen [email protected] or call her at the school at 942-7686.  Check out our Facebook page at or our website at




A children’s festival celebrating footsteps around the world.


Saturday, MAY 16

8:30 - 3:00

First Congregational Church of Barrington

710 Franklin Pierce Highway

Barrington, NH


Food, Games, Extra-Large Yard Sale and Plant Sale


*All proceeds go to all of the outreach missions represented.



Letter To The Editor


I believe that the job of an elected official is to represent the interests of constituents and the people of New Hampshire, and not to promote a political agenda. While proud to be a Democrat, I can rightly claim to have worked across the aisle to get results for constituents.


After two years of work I was able to get a traffic signal installed at the intersection of Routes 107/4. Prior to my taking the lead, Republicans in the district had been asked for years to deal with this dangerous intersection. None did. Since that light was installed there had not been one fatal accident at that intersection.


I was instrumental in getting road signs honoring Bob Johnson of Northwood and Joe Stone of Deerfield installed.


At the request of Constituents in Northwood and Nottingham, I sponsored legislation seeking to give communities control of their natural resources, and relative to large groundwater withdrawals.


At the request of constituents in Northwood, I sponsored legislation permitting abutters control of a dam at Jenness Pond.     


At the request of constituents in Deerfield, I sponsored legislation reclassifying Pleasant Lake as a Class A Lake.


At the request of a constituent in Candia, I sponsored legislation concerning home wine making and promotion of NH-made products.


At the request of the Deerfield Select Board, I sponsored legislation dealing with signing the town manifest.


At the request of a Deerfield constituent, I sponsored legislation seeking labeling of genetically engineered foods. I have cosponsored legislation with Republicans calling for cameras on state police, decriminalization of marijuana, town control over energy projects,  disclosure of the source of “model” legislation, transparency in campaign contributions, and legislation promoting service dogs.


I am particularly proud of cosponsoring legislation demanding stiffer penalties for  neglect and exploitation of the elderly and disabled.


Maureen Mann




Letter To The Editor


For my school civics project I had to choose which candidate to support in the District 32 election: Maureen Mann, or Yvonne Dean Bailey. As a 15 year old involved in politics, it seems obvious that Ms. Bailey would be my choice due to her young age, but this didn’t turn out to be the case. 


It’s my belief that Maureen Mann is the best person for the job of State Rep. Her track record clearly shows how she supports the community, and how she cares about the people she represents. One example of her constant support of education was her fight to protect teacher rights by supporting the evergreen clause. The clause allowed teachers to live on their old contracts while new ones were negotiated, so they would always have fair benefits. 


She’s a fierce defender of unions, a fact she solidified by voting against the Right to Work bill. This bill sought to eliminate fees paid by workers outside of unions to cover the cost of negotiating contracts they benefit from, an act that weaken the rights of all workers. She supports getting money-based corruption out of politics, a belief she exhibited by voting for a bill that called for an end to Citizens United, a ruling that allows floods of undocumented corporate donations into our government every election. She’s voted to protect infrastructure, the environment, taxpayers, and has done whatever she could to better the community. I know she would represent her district intelligently and compassionately.


Ella McGrail




Letter To The Editor


On May 19th, next Tuesday, there will be a Special Election for State Representative to fill the open seat in Rockingham’s 32nd District. I ask you to join me in supporting Yvonne Dean-Bailey in this election. We need a fresh voice up in Concord who will be a strong advocate for the most important issues facing our towns like local control of education, the prudent spending of tax dollars and the protection of our rights as a local community. 


Yvonne is a strong fiscal conservative who is willing to listen to the concerns of our community. She has worked hard to hear thousands of concerns from community members across the district and if elected she will continue to do the same. Her accessibility, work ethic and passion is unmatched by her opponent. Yvonne is the right choice on election day if you, like I, want an honest and principle leader who will fight taxes and wasteful spending and be a strong voice for Northwood up in Concord.


Please join me in supporting Yvonne Dean-Bailey on May19th. Every vote counts and she needs our help.


Rep. Bruce Hodgdon




Letter To The Editor

The Pride of Northwood


When I vote for Yvonne Dean-Bailey next Tuesday, it won’t be for the political-cartoon caricature depicted in some letters here and elsewhere. You know, the gum-chewing wannabe dupe of those sinister crony capitalists from other states, the ones who want to let our bridges crumble and our elderly starve.


No, I will be voting for an earnest, articulate, and compassionate young woman, wise beyond her years, yet eager to learn how to best serve her fellow citizens.


As a journalist this past year at Mt. Holyoke, Yvonne courageously took on the college establishment, repeatedly demonstrating her intellectual independence. She continued to stand by her principles despite intense peer pressure and even threats. This young lady is not one to follow someone else’s marching orders.


Yvonne is a hometown girl. Raised in Northwood from the age of 4, Yvonne attended and graduated from the Northwood School. She also atttended Coe Brown before moving on to Phillips Exeter, and she will be at UNH next year. Her mom and her grandfather live in Northwood.


Yvonne is the sort of person we would wish our young people to be: strong, thoughtful, optimistic. We’re lucky to have a candidate of her caliber seeking to be our state representative.


The citizens of Northwood will have a chance to display their pride in Yvonne at the polls on May 19th.


Michael Faiella




Northwood Recreation Update

Swimming Lessons


Northwood residents can register now for swimming lessons offered for free by the Recreation Department.  Lessons will are scheduled for July 6th – July 17th and July 27th – August 7th.  Day and evening lessons are available.  These lessons are for children 3 years old and older.  We are also offering a Parent-Child lesson for children 18 months – 3 years old, July 13th – July 16th. Register by June 29th. 


Visit for registration information and additional information about these programs.  Details can be found in our Brochure on the website. Or email the Recreation Department at [email protected] with questions.




NH Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Mann 


The New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans, representing more than 13,000 retirees, older Americans, and community activists throughout our great state of New Hampshire, endorses Maureen Mann for State Representative for Rockingham District 32, the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham.


Ms. Mann’s positions demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the quality of life for all New Hampshire citizens.  Her proven track record in the New Hampshire House and her unwavering dedication to economic and social justice have earned her the respect of her neighbors, constituents and our organization.   

We thank Ms. Mann for co-sponsoring HB 1555 during the 2014 legislative session.  This bill provides protection for elderly, disabled, or impaired adults, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment to exploit them in any financial manner.   Her continued advocacy, leadership and ability to work across the aisle in the New Hampshire State House will ensure that quality of life programs will be around for current and future generations.  Her involvement in her community, including cooking and serving meals to Deerfield seniors, being a library trustee and helping to start The Forum, a newspaper that has for 10 years provided local news to the four towns in Rockingham 32, has helped to make this area a better place to live.


In closing, our members support Ms. Mann’s candidacy because she has proved that she will work to protect the rights of all our citizens and to safeguard our environment. We congratulate her on earning our endorsement.


Lucy Edwards, President 

New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans



Letter To The Editor

Northwood’s Special Election on May 19


Next Tuesday voters in Northwood, Nottingham, Deerfield and Candia will have a clear choice when they go to the polls to vote to send a representative to Concord who will have our best interests in mind and not that of either the Tea Party or the Koch brothers.


During the last Congressional race, Yvonne Dean-Bailey’s protégé was Marilinda Garcia, who ran an unflattering campaign for U.S. Congress. Ms. Bailey was a field organizer for Ms. Garcia who had  strong financial backing from the Koch brothers. During her campaign a new political consulting firm was formed that had deep ties to the Koch brothers called Aegis Strategic. This firm was headed by former top executives at the Koch brothers flagship advocacy group, called Americans for Prosperity. Their first client was none other than Ms. Garcia. 


Several of the recent budget cuts made by the Republican-controlled House in Concord  effect our elderly citizens. Incredulously Ms. Bailey called this budget a ‘success’. One of the harshest cuts is to the ‘meals on wheels’ program which relies on volunteers to deliver meals to our most vulnerable citizens. There are over 1,730 elders age 65 and older that reside in these four towns. For many of these the only social contact they have during the week is when the volunteers drop off their meals.


The negative consequences of indiscriminate budget cuts to a cost effective meals program is inexcusable. Saying this is a successful budget is a slap in the face to our seniors. This program not only improves the lives of seniors, but it reduces Medicaid and health care costs and helps them to live a healthier, more independent life.


The clear choice is Maureen Mann. We need her voice back in Concord representing us and not the special interest groups.      


Jim Hadley




Letter To The Editor

Misinformation and Misrepresentation


Recently The Sun published a letter from Michael Faiella accusing candidate Maureen Mann of all kinds of voting atrocities. Having been a supporter, I was surprised and did some research.


He accused her of voting to allow the seizure of private property “for the purpose of private development or other private use” (HB 480—2009). He either misinterpreted or chose to misrepresent the actual bill. He left out the preceding wording which said “no part of a person’s property shall be taken by eminent domain …for the purpose of private development or other private use.”


He accused her of voting to allow lobbyists to sit on judicial rules committees (SB33—2009). Did he misread or mislead when the actual wording is “provided that no lobbyist or member of a law firm which employs a lobbyist shall be eligible to serve on any such commission, committee, board, or similar governmental entity including an advisory committee or commission, which has to do with the rules of court or rules of procedure relating to litigated matters.”


Again, he is selectively quoting.


He accused her of voting against allowing any member of the public to record any “public official while in the course of his or her official duties.” (HB 1550-2014). I’m not sure who wanted this bill as the House vote was a bipartisan 88 to 190 against the bill and an interim study committee recommended against it. Sometimes, bills are just bad. On the other hand she did co-sponsor a bill (HB1575-2014) requiring state police to wear a camera when interacting with the public.


Mr. Faiella was clearly providing misinformation, not information.


Hal Rafter




Letter To The Editor


To the editor:

Throughout the Primary and the General elections for the Rockingham 32 Special Election for State Representative, I have worked as hard as possible to hear the concerns of residents throughout the community. I’ve knocked hundreds of doors, listening to the concerns of voters throughout the district. Because at the end of the day, that is what is most important. Listening to your constituents and translating their concerns up to Concord.


On my yard signs you’ll see “Represent NH” rather than “State Representative”. I chose this slogan because I believe that the purpose of being a State Representative is to represent your district and the views of your district. Not to partake in party politics.


Throughout talking to hundreds of community members, our community is concerned about taxes, the economy and the loss of local control. If you choose to support me on May 19th, you will be voting for a fiscal conservative who will seek to represent the community and work to bring local control back to our towns. The people who live in our communities, who understand the everyday, local issues should be making policy decisions. Not bureaucrats in Washington or Concord.


On May 19th I would appreciate your support. I will work hard for this community, just as I have throughout my campaign. I hope to have your support on election day to help bring a fiscally conservative and accessible, fresh voice to Concord.


Yvonne Dean-Bailey




Letter To The Editor


To the Editor;

Common sense concern for the labeling of GMO food is one of the issues Maureen Mann has worked for as a legislator. The quality of our lakes, public water source and air quality is important to all of us. Maureen’s skill and experience will help protect these important  resources. Our beautiful environment here is at risk and we need someone to protect it. 


Meg McGoldrick




Letter To The Editor


Instead of discussing vital local and state issues in her campaign for State Rep, Ms. Dean-Bailey has offered the voters only a faithful recitation of national Republican policies that serve powerful out-of-state interests.  If she’d deign to step down from her privileged Ivory Tower for even an hour to volunteer at a local food pantry, she’d see the pain and shame of hard-working parents who can no longer feed their children adequately.


We have real problems here in small-town New Hampshire that are crying out for real solutions.


That’s why I’m voting for Maureen Mann on May 19th.  Unlike her opponent, Maureen has a generous heart, and can think for herself.


Ted Wilkinson




Letter To The Editor

YDB on May19


On May 19th I am excited to be casting my ballot in the Special Election for State Representative for Yvonne Dean-Bailey. Yvonne represents a new generation of leadership that we need in Concord. Her commitment to local control, limited government and responsible spending differs from her opponent’s proven big spending record. Yvonne has worked tirelessly to try and talk to as many voters as possible and to hear their concerns.


Yvonne’s motto is “Represent New Hampshire” and it is quite suitable. Her principles are of limited government, local control, individualized education and constituent service.


Throughout her campaign, Yvonne has worked her way around the district to hear as many concerns as possible and now she is ready to act. Join me in supporting Yvonne on Election Day, you can be assured your vote is going for an exciting candidate who will work hard for the district. 


With two, nearly opposite candidates--it is important that you vote in this election. A vote for Yvonne is a vote for low spending.


I ask you to join me in supporting Yvonne Dean-Bailey on May 19th.


Sen. John Reagan




Letter To The Editor


The problem I have with Yvonne Dean-Bailey is the libertarian ideology she believes in.  She’s been endorsed by and aligns her thinking with the NH Liberty Alliance, which was created by the Free State Project. These libertarian organizations were formed in NH over 10 years ago, and since that time have been impacting the State Legislature and NH residents in many ways. These organizations and Ms. Dean Bailey support the recently passed House version of the State Budget. They also strongly support the recently passed bill to get rid of requiring a permit in order to carry a concealed weapon, despite the fact that 70% of NH residents are against this.


I watched the Senate Public Hearing on the NH House passed Budget this week, when 500 people filled the State House for over 7 hours. Those I heard spoke clearly and eloquently about how the Budget would hurt the State’s most vulnerable citizens through significant cuts to social services, would fail to fund the Renewable Energy fund, would fail to provide funding to support tourism in NH, and much more.


On her website, Ms. Dean Bailey talks about New Hampshire being consistently ranked as one of the best states to live in and raise a family. She also says she understands the importance of bringing jobs to New Hampshire.  But her libertarian ideology is slowly but surely turning NH into an unappealing place for businesses and residents. Our roads and bridges are failing, and many rest areas are closed. Our energy is expensive and we don’t have sure funding to create alternative sources. We’re failing more and more to provide adequate social services for our elderly and disabled residents, when the needs for those services are increasing. And the guns are everywhere.


Victoria Parmele




Northwood Family Dental Center Announces Digital X-ray Integration


Northwood Family Dental Center is proud to announce the integration of digital x-rays in to their dental practice.  The digital radiograph system was specifically chosen for Pediatric Dentistry because of the small sensor size that makes it easier for children to have radiographs taken.  Adults will appreciate the small sensor size also.  Other benefits of digital X-rays include lower radiation exposure, faster processing and ease of transferring records to insurance companies or specialists.  If you should have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact them at 603-942-5541.






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