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Northwood NH News

February 6, 2019

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Northeastern University is pleased to recognize Northwood resident Curtis Frye, a Northeastern University student majoring in Economics/Business Admin who was recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the fall semester, which ended in December 2018. 


In addition to achieving distinction through the dean’s list, this student is a member of the University Honors Program, which offers high caliber students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special interest on-campus housing, and participate in one or two honors courses each term. Invitation into the honors program is highly competitive and students must maintain a high GPA and strong commitment to campus leadership to remain a part.


To achieve the dean’s list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career. Each student receives a letter of commendation and congratulation from their college dean.





To the Voters of Northwood,

The support staff is asking for your support of our three-year contract. The support staff consists of paraprofessionals, secretaries, and custodians.  They are the backbone or support for the school. This contract as with many of the previous contracts has cleaned up some of the language, making it easier to understand for both administration and the staff. This contract also decreases the number of steps while increasing the rate of pay for the support staff.  The goal of the union and the school board is to retain current staff and make recruiting future staff easier.  The school board supports this contract on a 5-0 vote.


Please attend the deliberative session on February 7th at 6 PM at Northwood Elementary School and vote on March 12th at St Joseph’s Parish Center from 7 AM to 7 PM


Thank you,

Northwood Educational Support Personnel



Letter To The Editor


To the Editor,

Sad. All over Facebook are Northwood Citizens that feel the select board will do whatever they want on the safety complex with or without approval. This stems from the Northwood School Board bringing in all day kindergarten and a full time curriculum director even though the town voted overwhelmingly, No!


Not to worry. It will take 60% of the votes cast to pass a bond issue. It should not get 1 vote but there is a crazy group of spenders that are very active on social media. So,,,,get out and vote and vote no. On the land, there is a skunk in that woodpile. I smell it and will find it eventually. However, if 50% +1 vote no, and if it is not in the budget on a line then it’s no. For the first time in years I am going to vote no on the budget, then it’s in the graveyard.


We need to be the grownups and say no!


Timothy Jandebeur




Cold Weather And Tire Pressure Warning Lights

Submitted By Jim Grant

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It’s mostly a winter thing, when the temperature drops and that darn tire pressure warning light turns on.  You get out of your car, you look at the tire… they look ok. We are often asked WHY does this happen?  The explanation lies in this little rule of physics called the Law of Gas. For every 10 degrees of temperature change, the air pressure in your tires will change by 1 psi.  Temperature goes up, tire pressure goes up. Temperature drops, tire pressure drops.  If your tire pressure was set when the temperatures were around 50 to 60 degrees, then the temperature drops into the low 20’s, your tire pressure will drop by at least 3 psi.  Most (not all) passenger car tire pressure monitoring systems allow for a 10% drop in tire pressure before the computer will turn the warning light on.  With a little math you can understand that a 30 to 40 degree temperature drop is pretty close to that 10% of a recommended 32 psi tire setting. But there is another factor to consider, most of the time people check and set their tire pressure when the car has just been driven and the tires are warm.


Some time ago I wrote an article on tire heat created while driving.  My truck has a tire pressure display; it was a 17 degrees morning, the truck had sat all night and on startup the display showed both rear tires to have 53 psi.  My drive to work was 5 miles, 3 of those miles are on Rte 4.  By the end of the drive, the pressure in the rear tires was up to 55 in one and 56 psi, but mind you it was still 17 degrees out.  This means the air temperature in my tires actually changed about 30 degrees.  So if you set your tire pressure when the temperature inside the tire is at 90 degrees, and you set the pressure to 32 psi, what happens on a 20 degree morning?  More than likely, a tire pressure warning light!


The solution is actually pretty simple.  Most car manufacturers have a chart in the Owner’s Manual, and generally it equates to setting the tire pressure 3 to 5 psi higher than the normal recommended pressure in cold weather.  Note:  Having your tires filled with nitrogen gas will not make a difference;  the rules of gas still apply.  A good tire gauge and a little common sense is all you really need to have a tire pressure warning light that you can trust. 



CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest


On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6 pm in the Gerrish Gym, twenty Coe-Brown students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.


The CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. This event is free and open to the public. 



Celebrate The Academy Awards All Month Long On LRPA After Dark!

This Weekend’s Feature: 1950’S “Panic In The Streets”


Throughout February, Lakes Region Public Access Television will celebrate the Academy Awards with a month of Oscar®-nominated films. This weekend, (February 8 & 9) join us for the action-packed and seldom-seen film noir “Panic in the Streets,” directed by Elia Kazan and starring Richard Widmark, Jack Palance (in his film debut), Barbara Bel Geddes and Zero Mostel. “Panic in the Streets” is a unique noir, dealing both with criminal activity as well as a potentially lethal city-wide illness – hence the “panic.” It was shot entirely on location in gritty New Orleans, giving the movie a gripping sense of realism that other film noirs, often filmed on a set, do not possess. Kazan, having already won the Oscar for “On the Waterfront,” made the most of his colorful location. The film’s scenes include abandoned lots, train tracks, back alleys, dive bars, flophouses and the like. The director also favored the use of locals, rather than Hollywood extras, to add authenticity to the film. “Panic in the Streets” won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Motion Picture Story), a category that eventually was renamed Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for two Writers Guild of America awards, was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Ten Films of 1950, and garnered Kazan the International Award at the Venice Film Festival that same year. In its review, The New York Times noted that “… Elia Kazan has directed [it] with a keen sense of appreciation for violence and suspense.” If you’re a lover of classic movies and of suspenseful noir, you owe it to yourself to see “Panic in the Streets.” Grab your popcorn and meet after dark for this rarely screened thriller from our cinematic past. 


Mark your calendars as LRPA After Dark celebrates a month of Oscar®-nominated films:


February 15 & 16: 1939’s “Love Affair” (Noms: Best Actress, Picture, Supporting Actress, Art Direction, Song and Screenplay)


February 22 & 23: 1951’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Won: Best Actor) 


March 1 & 2: 1952’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (Noms: Art Direction & Cinematography)



CBNA Students Recognized For 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards


A number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently recognized by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for young writers at CBNA who were mentored by English department faculty.


A panel of writers, teachers, and literary professionals selected their work as being among the best works submitted by New Hampshire teenagers. Students are judged against other entries in the following categories: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, persuasive essays, humor, science fiction and fantasy.  Of the more than 700 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:


Gold Key – Shayla Ashley (Strafford)


Silver Keys— Shayla Ashley (2) (Strafford), Meredith Gibson (Barrington), Skye Loto (Northwood), Madison Rollins (Northwood), Eva Roy (Northwood)


Honorable Mentions – Braelin Ash (Northwood), Hailley Brunner (Strafford), Alyssa Chalifour (Strafford), Carrie Colley (Northwood), Liby Downer (Strafford), Gabs Hendershot (Barrington), Seth Howard (Strafford), Kalli Linscott (Nottingham), Max Lupinacci (Barrington), Anya Marengo (Strafford), Sragvi Nomula (Strafford), Anna Principato (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (Northwood), and Joshua Warner (Barrington).


In May, all award recipients, including those whose work was selected as honorable mention, will be invited to attend the NH regional awards ceremony to be held at Plymouth State University. In addition, every piece of writing which received a gold or silver key or an honorable mention will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.



Letter To The Editor

How we got here


As the Deliberative Session at which the Safety Complex proposal will be considered approaches, I am wondering how we got here.

While visiting the Farmington Safety Complex with Chief Drolet last week, I asked him how long he had been advocating for this project.  He replied that he had been advocating and encouraging our elected officials to do something about our woefully inadequate fire and police facilities from the time he became chief EIGHT years ago.


So why is it that the Public Safety Committee was only formed this summer and came forward with this proposal late this fall?


Why has the can been kicked down the road? And who’s been kicking the can?


Some would suggest that with the Great Recession, the time was not right.  And the town was still paying off the school bond.  And nobody wants to put forward a significant expenditure when hoping to be re-elected.


So who were the can kickers?


As I suggested in a previous letter, one was Tim Jandebeur, since defeated but now inveighing against the project with his usual negativity.


Another was Rick Wolf.  Also since defeated - possibly for spending $25,000 to repair a backhoe that wasn’t worth that much in trade.


And also DJ Hodgdon, up for re-election, whose major claim to fame is convincing the Select Board to build a gate at the Transfer Station for over $17,000 - like the one he has at work - that still hasn’t worked.


Obviously, we need some new Select Board members who won’t kick the can down the road, AND a new Public Safety Complex.


What we don’t need is the loss of our police chief who has worked so hard on this project, or the loss of the officers he commands.


Tom Chase







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