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May 20, 2015

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A Discussion Of Dementia


The Inn at Deerfield, a non-profit organization which specializes in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, presents a conversation with Greg O’Brien and Dr. Juergen Bludau on May 26, 2015 at 6:00pm.


The presentation will be held at the Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street, Deerfield, NH.  There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served.


For more information, please contact The Inn at Deerfield at 603-463-7002 or [email protected] .  RSVP encouraged but not required.  The Inn is an equal opportunity employer and provider.





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



CBNA Students Participate In Congressional Art Competition

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 Junior Ryu Kondrup’s award winning art works.


Twenty-two Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District.  These students are: from Barrington - Abigail Ahern, Alyssa Bussiere Olivia Drew and Jamie Pratt; from Northwood - Alexa Barnes, Hannah Herter, Julie Souryavong, Lily Hunt, Sadie Sabina, Erika Grand,        Megan Leduke, Audrey Getman, Jesse Ohrenberger, Billie Pingree, Veronica Swindell and Ryu Kondrop; from Nottingham - Gage Desrosiers and Andrew Lambert and from Strafford - Alandra Beaver, Hannah Eaton, Jacquelyn Stevens and Alexander Yonchak. The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00- 7:30 pm at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord. Based on his entries, junior Ryu Kondrup was awarded a scholarship to attend the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Pre-College Program. Congratulations to all.



Letter To The Editor

Words Without Knowledge


A letter writer to last week’s Suncook Sun implied that I deliberately misrepresented Maureen Mann’s voting record. He also said I “accused” her of what he called “voting atrocities.” So I went back and redid my research.


I found that the writer was clearly confused about Rep. Mann’s vote to defeat a bill that would have protected property owners from having government seize their property for private development. She did vote “yes,” but it was on a motion to kill the bill. She voted against property owners’ rights, just as I said.


She also voted for a bill that allowed lobbyists to sit on judicial rules committees, just as I said. The writer finds it suspicious that I omitted listing the conditions under which lobbyists are excluded. The fact remains, however, that it’s apparently just fine for lobbyists to sit on judicial committees--with certain exclusions--at least as far as Ms. Mann and the writer are concerned. Others might take a different view.


She also voted against allowing “any member of the public to record any public official in the course of his or her official duties,” just as I said. The writer’s defense is that some Republicans voted against it too, and besides, she co-sponsored a bill to require police to wear body cameras. So she did, but it’s still not the same as the bill she voted against.


Incidentally, why is reporting Maureen Mann’s voting record called “accusing” her? Also, if the writer thinks such votes to be “voting atrocities,” maybe he should reconsider supporting her.


In any case, I’d like to suggest that we avoid attributing dark motives to those we disagree with. Let’s stick to the issues. Personal attacks and hyperbole stifle the free and open debate so necessary in a democratic society.


Michael Faiella




Northwood Recreation Update

Summer Sports


The Northwood Recreation Department has a variety of sports camps and activities for all ages to choose from this summer. 


Bear Cub Lacrosse- This is an introductory program for boys and girls entering 1st – 9th grade. We will hold practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights through the summer.  Not only will we be teaching the children lacrosse skills and rules, but we will also be teaching parents how to coach lacrosse.


Soccer Camp – Soccer Camp is sponsored by the Northwood Recreation Department and run by the Seacoast United Soccer Club. This week long camp, August 10th – 14th is available to kids 4-13 years old. 


Summer Soccer Skills – This is a program run by volunteer coaches that is ideal for the child who would like another night of practice to work on his or her soccer skills. We are offering this to children entering 1st – 6th grades. The group will meet Wednesday evenings during the summer.


Adult Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball – Find 9 to 15 of your friends and register your team to participate in our adult softball league. Games will take place two nights a week during July and August.


Visit for registration information and additional information about these programs.  Details can be found in our Brochure on the website. Or call the Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209 with questions.



Letter To The Editor

Let there be light! 


By the time you read this, the District 32 election will be over, and I hope that the better Mann won.  Regardless of the outcome, the struggle for New Hampshire’s future will continue.  And with the Free State movement continuing to infiltrate our communities, the call for “less government” will continue. 


So to celebrate progress to date thanks to MORE government, and give the lie to their core premise that less government is good government, let us celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Act (REA) of 1935. 


On May 11 of that year, President Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the Rural Electrification Administration that implemented the provisions of the REA that offered federal loans to cooperative electric companies to install electrical distribution systems to serve rural areas across the U.S. 


Wikipedia tells us that “REA crews traveled through the American countryside, bringing teams of electricians with them.  The electricians added wiring to houses and barns to utilize the newly available electric power provided by the line crews.   A standard REW installation consisted of … a ceiling-mounted light fixture in each room and one outlet.” 


It sounds pretty minimal given our electrified lifestyles, but I’m sure it was a revelation.  And some of us got a taste of that pre-REA life during one of last winter’s storms. 


And while this example of government intervention may sound quaint, New Hampshire’s North Country continues to suffer economically from a lack of high-speed internet service, as it did from a lack of electrification 80 years ago.  And where does a solution lie to that problem? 


The good news is that this New Deal progress won’t be undone. While some may exercise their freedom to live off the grid – and in the dark in other ways as well, the rest of us don’t have to. 


Tom Chase 







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