Please join us: Kids Ice Fishing Derby will be held by Northwood
Recreation Commission! Prizes and Winter Fun!!
enjoy a day on Harvey Lake. Parking is available at Northwood
Congregational Church. Bait will be supplied and some equipment is
available but please bring your own if you have it.
looking for experienced ice fishermen and women to volunteer their
time, ice fishing equipment and expertise.
and Hot Cocoa will be available courtesy of the Northwood
Congregational Church. Lunch items will be available for purchase.
Potluck and Presentation about the Big Woods, Jenness Pond Area, and
Beyond of Northwood will take place at the Northwood community
center in the Narrows on February 27, at 6 p.m.
the cheeriness of a neighbor get-together and learn more about the
natural world around you! Scouts welcome!
Letter To The Editor
not support the current version of the cost ($6M) for the proposed
Safety Complex. I wanted to clarify some misinformation that was
provided by the Budget Committee spokesperson (Mr. Chase) regarding
this complex. He mentioned that, “there was an excellent chance that
this project in a town of less than 5,000 would qualify for a USDA
(Dept. of Agriculture) federal grant of $500,000.”
Although we are a low-income community, we do not have a median
household income below 80% of the state metropolitan median
household income. Thus Northwood would not even qualify for a $1
federal grant. This can be verified by calling the USDA regional
office at 802-828-6080.
misconception was that the State Fire Marshal may condemn the Ridge
Fire Station and have it closed. I sent an email to the State Fire
Marshall and he responded that he was not aware of anyone from his
office planning to condemn or close the Northwood Fire Station.
comparison purposes Bow’s Public Safety Complex was originally
proposed at $7.2M but voters defeated it twice. Once the price was
reduced to $4.3 or by 40%, it finally passed in 2016. It is 24,000
square feet which is 50% larger than Northwood’s (16,000 square
Farmington’s Public Safety Complex was built in 2016 for $2.3M and
is 19,000 square feet. The construction company won a national
energy efficiency design award for this building. This type of
building should be replicated by towns in need of a Safety Complex.
This is truly a “best value” for its taxpayers.
warrant article passes, it will result in one of the largest town
tax increases in Northwood’s history. Please think of our senior
citizens and vote no on this. They should not have to decide between
food, heat or prescriptions.
Hadley, MPA, MBA, MS
Celebrate The Academy Awards All Month Long On LRPA After Dark!
Weekend’s Feature: 1939’s “Love Affair”
Throughout February, Lakes Region Public Access Television will
celebrate the Academy Awards with a month of Oscar®-nominated films.
This weekend, (February 15 & 16) we present the 1939 romantic
melodrama “Love Affair,” starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. In
“Love Affair,” two strangers — French playboy Michel Marnet (Boyer)
and American singer Terry McKay (Dunne) — meet aboard a
cross-Atlantic ocean liner and fall in love, despite the fact that
each are engaged to marry someone else. They agree to meet six
months later at the top of the Empire State Building. Fate, however,
intervenes, and their plan takes a different turn. If this plot
sounds familiar, it should be, as “Love Affair” has been remade
twice: in 1957 as “An Affair to Remember” with Cary Grant and
Deborah Kerr, and again in 1994 as “Love Affair” starring Warren
Beatty and Annette Bening. The original “Love Affair” was very
popular with both critics and moviegoers. The New York Times
described it as “ … an extraordinarily fine film … a glowing and
memorable picture.” 1939 is often hailed as one of the greatest
years in American film history, with the release of such films as
“The Wizard of Oz,” “Stagecoach,” “Dark Victory,” “Wuthering
Heights,” and “Gone with the Wind,” among many others. “Still, Love
Affair” received six Academy Award nominations: Best Actress,
Supporting Actress (a haunting Maria Ouspenskaya), Art Direction,
Screenplay, Song and Picture. “Gone with the Wind” walked away with
most of the awards, but “Love Affair” is bona fide classic that has
stood the test of time. So grab your popcorn and join LRPA after
dark for this romantic tale from the past.
your calendars as LRPA After Dark celebrates a month of
February 22 & 23: 1951’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Won: Best Actor)
& 2: 1952’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (Noms: Art Direction &
First of the season Ice Racing Session
Sponsored by the Saddleback Mountain Lions Club and the Northwood
Lake Ice Racing Assoc. (both of Northwood NH) for the benefit of “NH
Lions Camp Pride” which is a non profit special needs children’s
camp. We will be racing every Saturday morning, subject to the
ice and weather. All donations go to the camp. To verify racing call
Letter To The Editor
curious about how pure your water is? Which contaminants are
present in water samples collected from the private wells in
Northwood? How to find where the public water supplies are in
you like to know the quality in your own private well water?
Come listen to staff from the NH Department of Health and Human
Services, and Department of Environmental Serivices, who will
volunteer their personal time at the Northwood Private Well Drive
presentation on March 5th at Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.
also learn how to sample your water. Sample containers will be
available at Town Hall the entire week of the presentation.
Costs and instructions are included with the sample bottles.
Please read the instructions as the Town Hall staff cannot assist
drop-off date is March 12 at 5:00, at Northwood’s voting
location; alternately, bring the samples to the state lab at 29
Hazen Drive on your own.
YOU’LL PARTICIPATE AT
Submitted by Shelley Frost
Northwood Conservation Commission
To The Editor
mind being TC,s (Tom Chase) punching bag. I just consider the
source. He said, October Sun, that his mother told him that you
could trust a thief but not a liar. Overwhelming evidence forced him
to finally admit the truth.
look at a few of his issues with me. Kindergarten. I absolutely
believe that it would be beneficial to some children. But
devastating to others. Parents should choose. I believe you’re the
boss. You voted no five times to all day kindergarten. I voted no as
a board member. Father John did the town of Northwood and the Bean
Hole Bash harm. After a number of calls and letters to his bosses,
not one of which was answered, the Catholic Church did what it does,
they moved the problem. I have no regrets.
Regarding the safety complex; it is mired in so many broken state
laws and ignored town policies that I could write a book. We need
something, what, is the question. An 8.5 million final cost building
is ludicrous. Not shy, I am working on a letter as to what should
transpire to move this forward. I didn’t kick any can. In March of
2015 you voted 299 yes, 539 no to fund a safety complex expendable
trust fund. You’re the person paying the bills, you’re the boss.
To The Editor
Regarding plans for the Northwood Safety Complex, the childish
personal attacks leveled at Chief Drolet at the recent Deliberative
Session are as shameful as they are baseless, revealing far more
about the accusers than the accused, our widely-respected Chief of
our fellow citizens have volunteered their time and expertise over
many months to bring forward a sensible plan to finally correct
longstanding, serious deficiencies and code violations in our
current facilities, an issue that recent Boards of Selectmen have
studiously avoided. Imagine townspeople coming together to
work for the common good -- what a concept!
a big project that will require bond financing over 20 years, just
like our elementary school that we easily paid off several years
ago. A new code-compliant Public Safety Complex will of course
add modestly to our tax rate -- that’s the way it is here in the
Granite State -- but the initial increase (followed by yearly
decreases, just like the school bond) will be affordable to the vast
majority of Northwood taxpayers.
recently-retired widower now surviving on Social Security alone.
But I strongly support this project, and though I’m on a tight
personal budget, I will vote Yes on Article 3 to approve bond
financing for the Safety Complex. I urge all Northwood voters
to do the same when we convene at the polls on March 12.
to the Editor
reviewing my previous letters, there are some things I need to
week (2/6/19), I erroneously suggested that Rick Wolf had
participated in the Select Board decision to spend $25,000 repairing
our old dump truck when a new truck could be had for only
$26,000/year through a lease/purchase agreement. In fact, it
was DJ Hodgdon who participated in this 2018 decision - as well as
“Gate-Gate,” as I am calling the non-working $17,000 gate at the
had left the Select Board by then, but not before participating in
the decision to spend $17,000 on the repair of the town back-hoe,
that turned out to be worth only $15,000 in trade when the Select
Board finally “bit the bullet” to lease/purchase a replacement.
am sympathetic to the urge to repair rather than replace (I drive a
2001 Accord), I see these decisions as reflecting poor judgment, and
I will support other candidates for the Select Board in the March 12
another letter (1/16/19), I suggested that the town has “an
excellent chance ... to qualify for a USDA grant for $500K” for the
Safety Complex project. Further inquiries suggest that we
won’t qualify. The bad news/good news: as a town, we’re not
poor enough. Our median household income is too high.
borne out by some data I received from Tax Collector Savannah Audet.
She collected over $12 million in property taxes in 2018. Less
than 4% ($469,990) remained uncollected. If we were “poor,” as
some would have us believe, I would expect a higher rate of
Finally, our property tax base is growing. Drive up through
the Narrows and Catamount Road and you will pass three new houses
selling for (in order) $355,660, $357,000 and $349,900. That’s
time, this will spread the burden of the bond over a broader base,
and reduce your and my share. Whew!
To The Editor
Leadership for Northwood
running for Selectman because I believe Northwood will benefit from
new leadership. I have served for six years as your Town
and School Moderator, seven years on the Budget Committee, five
years on the Economic Development Committee and three years on the
Planning Board. I also serve on the board of directors for two
local non-profit organizations.
business sector, I was a manager for companies ranging in size from
small start-ups to large multi-national corporations. I would
like the opportunity to use my experience to make a positive impact
on Northwood. Your vote for me at the poll on March 12th will
Northwood-Robert Roger Brown, 95 of First NH Turnpike, Northwood
died February 1, 2019 at Mountain View Community in Ossipee where he
has resided for the past 3 years.
Zanesville, OH May 22, 1923 son of the late Charles Brown and
Madeline (Bender) Allen, he lived in New York for many years and
moved to New Hampshire in 1973.
WWII he served his country with the United States Army Airforce as a
worked for the New York Police Department retiring after 24 years.
In NH he was a Durham Police Officer in the Traffic Section at UNH
and the Northwood Police Dept. He also was a Security Officer
at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In his younger years he was
a Merchant Marine and a boxer.
Pre-Deceased by his wife Rosemary (Wilson) Brown, he is survived by
5 sons Michael Brown of New Sharron, ME, Allen Brown of Northwood,
NH, Daniel Olsen of Portsmouth, Kenneth Olsen of Tamworth, Robbie
Brown of Florida, a daughter Ronnie Miller of Florida, a sister
Dorothy Naughton of Pompano Beach, FL a nephew Walter John Allen,
several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
was a Parishioner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Northwood.
of Christian Burial was held Tuesday February 12 at St Katharine
Drexel Church, Alton, NH.
will be in the State of New Hampshire’s Veterans Cemetery, 110
Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is
assisting the family with the arrangements.
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