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.
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
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
Voters of Northwood,
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.
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
Northwood Educational Support Personnel
Letter To The Editor
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!
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.
to be the grownups and say no!
Cold Weather And Tire Pressure Warning Lights
Submitted By Jim Grant
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
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
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
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.
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
Celebrate The Academy Awards All Month Long On LRPA After Dark!
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
your calendars as LRPA After Dark celebrates a month of
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)
& 2: 1952’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (Noms: Art Direction &
CBNA Students Recognized For 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards
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.
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
Key – Shayla Ashley (Strafford)
Keys— Shayla Ashley (2) (Strafford), Meredith Gibson (Barrington),
Skye Loto (Northwood), Madison Rollins (Northwood), Eva Roy
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).
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
Letter To The Editor
Deliberative Session at which the Safety Complex proposal will be
considered approaches, I am wondering how we got here.
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.
is it that the Public Safety Committee was only formed this summer
and came forward with this proposal late this fall?
the can been kicked down the road? And who’s been kicking the can?
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
were the can kickers?
suggested in a previous letter, one was Tim Jandebeur, since
defeated but now inveighing against the project with his usual
was Rick Wolf. Also since defeated - possibly for spending
$25,000 to repair a backhoe that wasn’t worth that much in trade.
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
Obviously, we need some new Select Board members who won’t kick the
can down the road, AND a new Public Safety Complex.
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.