Reminder to the residents of the Town
of Northwood, please make sure you have a green transfer station
sticker on your vehicle by March 1, 2016 or you will not be able
to use the transfer station facility.
Northwood Police Chief Glendon Drolet
and the Northwood Police Commission invite the public to an
information night being held on Thursday February 25th at 6 PM
at Coe-Brown in the multi-purpose room to provide information on
the police budget, and to receive your questions and comments on
Softball Baseball Association
Registration for the 2016 season of Northwood Softball &
Baseball is underway. Please go to
www.nsbanh.org and look
toward the upper right hand corner. Spring training starts March
19th for softball and March 20th for baseball and is included
with the registration fee. Player must be registered to
participate in spring training. Our next meeting of the NSBA
Board of Directors is Sunday March 13th, 6:30pm at the Northwood
Town Hall. The NSBA has opportunities for you to get involved.
Annual Town Reports are in! You may
pick up a copy at the town hall Monday-Friday 8-4.
Vote YES for
Over the past 10 years the tax rate in Northwood has increased
significantly while, for many of us, the ability to pay has
decreased. So it makes sense to look at what tools we
might use to improve the situation. RSA-162K, which gives
the town the ability to create development and revitalization
districts, is one of the tools we should consider. Towns
like Keene and Peterborough have used this tool and are very
pleased with the results. The NH Office of Planning and
Energy goes on record as saying “..the formation of districts is
equally IF NOT MORE valuable to New Hampshire’s smaller
By voting YES on Article #23 to adopt RSA-162K, we would give
Northwood the ABILITY to form development and revitalization
districts. Approval of article #23 does NOT mean that we
are actually forming or approving a particular district. Rather,
it means that we could begin a process that enables us to
propose our own unique districts that make sense to us as a
community. And each district plan, with all of its
specific components and provisions described in detail, would
then have to be reviewed and approved by a separate vote of the
town before it can be implemented.
It costs us nothing to look into using this tool and it has
great potential for benefit. So please give Northwood the
ability to consider all our options for reducing our taxes.
Please vote in favor of Article #23.
Respectfully submitted by your
Northwood Economic Development Committee
As a grandmother of three girls who
attended all-day kindergarten in Texas, Arizona, and Florida and
as an educator who has spent the last 26 of her 34 years
teaching young children, I am writing to support Warrant Article
When I entered the field of early childhood education, I was not
an advocate for all-day kindergarten. As I witnessed the
growth that my granddaughters made by attending kindergarten all
day and the demands placed upon their cognitive development, my
point of view changed regarding the necessity of children
attending kindergarten all day.
These same demands are placed upon Northwood’s kindergarten
students. Kindergarten is totally different than it was 20
years ago. Academic expectations have changed.
Curriculum has sifted-down. What was taught in first grade
is now taught in kindergarten. These children deserve to have
extended time in their kindergarten classes to learn as students
in other states in different areas of our nation and NH do.
This is the only way to assure that they will have a solid
foundation to meet the academic expectations they will encounter
as they leave kindergarten to spend the next 12 years in school.
Northwood School Paraeducator
Hal Kreider for
I am seeking a seat on the Northwood planning board because I
believe I can make a positive impact for our town. If
elected, my goal would be to ensure that applicants are treated
fairly and expeditiously throughout the entire planning process.
I would work to ensure that they receive the guidance and help
they may need in support of their application. I would
also work to expedite the completion of our master plan.
As a result of the other offices I hold in Northwood, my other
activities in town, my ability to learn and comprehend complex
rules/regulations, and my technical and engineering knowledge, I
believe I can work well with all parties involved in the
planning process. I would appreciate your vote to enable
me to serve Northwood in this role.
The Founding Fathers were fearful that
any government they established might grow too powerful and
threaten our freedom. Consequently, they created a separation of
powers among the President, Congress, and Supreme Court, as well
as a division of power between the federal government and the
states. They instituted a system of checks and balances.
They hoped the system they put in
place would result in limited government, where most decisions
affecting people would be solved at the local level by the
people who lived there. Power would be decentralized.
Is it possible to apply these
principles in the March 8th Northwood election? I think so.
If we vote to keep the democratically elected Police
Commission we will be opposing centralizing power (No on Town
Article #27). Likewise if we vote to continue electing the road
agent (No on Town Article #17).
If we vote to send the default school
budget to the Municipal Budget Committee we will be supporting a
system of checks and balances (Yes on School Article #12).
If we vote against a Matching Grant
Fund, we will be supporting local control by keeping national
and state regulation of Northwood schools at a distance. (No on
School Article #9) If we vote no on most items in order to keep
our taxes as low as possible, we will be promoting liberty by
reducing government’s claim on our labor and by limiting the
size, scope, and power of government.
And all that, I think, would have
pleased the Founding Fathers.
Theatre To Present The Fantasists And The Tempest March 3, 4 & 5
CBNA Theatre will present two short
plays, The Fantasists by Randy Wyatt and an adaptation of
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, on March 3, 4 and 5 at 7 pm
in the Gerrish Gym on the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy campus.
In the first selection, The
Fantasists, two young wizard-storytellers compete to become
Fantasists—honorable illusionists whose stories come to life. In
the stories there is a prince, an evil ice queen, a formidable
snow lion, a rambunctious sun wolf and the
Gnome-Who-Lives-in-a-Lake-but-Doesn’t-Know-Why. But as perky
Floriad and win-at-all-costs Somnia, forced to work together in
their final test, see their tale (hilariously) fall apart, it
will take every storytelling twist the acolytes know—and a few
smuggled in from their mentors—to get through this ultimate
battle of magic and storytelling.
The cast includes seniors David Coe,
Jessica Cooper; and Isaac Guzofski; juniors Arianna Jones and
Andrew Leas; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm,
Nina Laramee, Alex Mercedes, Cailinn Monahan, Julia Sommer and
Courtney Snow; and freshmen Braelin Ash, Mackenzie Flanders,
Olivia Roach, and Madison Rollins.
The other selection, The Tempest,
Shakespeare’s last play, combines elements of mystery, romance,
intrigue, broad comedy, magic, and music. A usurped duke named
Prospero and his now adolescent daughter have made an
almost-abandoned island their home, along with a fairy named
Ariel and a half-human slave, Caliban. Prospero uses magic to
conjure a storm to bring his usurping brother and his cohorts to
the island, with magical and fantastic results.
Included in the cast of this selection
are seniors Janais Axelrod, Damian May, Jared Neal, Emily
Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren
Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Kelsey Wallace; sophomores Kayla
Pollak, Alyssa Reiff and Allison Rose; and freshmen Brian
Downer, Ian Gollihur and Cooper Leduke.
The production is directed by faculty
member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby
Hume. Production stage manager is junior Kayla Cates.
Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and
seniors and are available after February 29, by calling 942-5531
ext. 237, by email - [email protected] or at
the CBNA main office. Tickets will also be available at the