Northwood NH News

September 29, 2010


Free Lunch and Fellowship

What a good idea! Thank you Norma Heroux. Seventeen people enjoyed the soup and corn bread, brownies and ice cream on September 15 at the Northwood Congregational Church. We had such a good time that Lucy Silva has offered to provide lunch on Wednesday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Future lunches are planned for October 20 and November 17. Come and join us.

There is still time to join the fun at the Chesley Memorial Library’s Lapsit and Story Time programs! Lapsit Story Times are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for children eighteen months through three years of age; Story Times are held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for children three through five years of age. Registration required. Call Lynne at 942-5472 for more information.


Northwood Recreation Update

The Northwood Recreation Department is offering ABC Music and Me, taught by Miss Kim. Jumping Beans is the theme. Travel to the imaginary Amazon Rain Forest. Learn about some Spanish instruments and people while listening to music, dancing and hearing a story about a boy named Diego and his love of instruments. Class will meet on Thursday, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1:00 -1:45 at the Northwood Community Hall. This class is designed for children 3-5 years old.  Register by September 30th.  Cost is $20/family for both Northwood Residents and Non-residents. Register in advance with the Recreation Department. Registration forms and additional information can be found online at



Northwood Lake Drawdown

The Northwood Lake Watershed Association received a notice from The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) of the annual fall drawdown of Northwood Lake. The Northwood Lake dam is owned and controlled by the DES.

On October 9th, approximately 250 to 300 cubic feet per second will be released into the the Little Suncook River from the Northwood Lake Dam in Epsom.

Release will start at, or near, 8AM each day and stops will be replaced by 4 PM the same day. It usually takes about 3 weeks to drop the lake 6 feet. DES reminds people that canoeing and kayaking have inherent risks, and paddling Northwood Lake and Little Suncook River is at the paddlers own risk.

Lake drawdowns are conducted each fall to reduce winter ice damage to shoreline properties and to reduce spring flooding. Drawdowns also give property owners an opportunity to conduct any necessary repairs to their waterfront property, provided they first secure a permit from the DES Wetlands Bureau at (603) 271-2147. Generally, lake levels are allowed to return to the normal full lake level in the spring.

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This information came from a member of the NH Legislature.

Budget Deliberations during 2009 showed a number of things:
1. Justices got a 5.5 percent raise.
2. All court staff got a 5.5 percent raise.
3. Justices who commute often get paid money to travel from their homes to their courtrooms. Last -  year this was lowered a bit  perhaps because state employees did receive a raise percentage that was much higher than other workers in NH.
4. The Judicial Branch had $3 million ADDED to their budget by the legislature in 2009.
5. Additionally, a separate fund with a separate revenue stream was established by the legislature to purchase computing hardware and infrastructure hardware.

Data to support items 1 -5 can be find in written files from the House Finance Committee which are kept in the state house.

THEN the Governor asked for a cut. The Judicial Branch fired back by reducing court hours and taking their case to the public by delaying cases. Does this sound like NH doesn’t have enough money?

Are we going to get another Claremont suit asking the courts to decide they don’t have enough money and thus an order to fund them as we did in Education?

We have all seen how more money has brought us lower scores.

Harriet Cady



Harvey Lake Woman’s Club
Submitted By Jean W. Lane

On September 13, thirteen members traveled to the Currier Art Museum in Manchester. Many had not been to the newly renovated facility. All enjoyed the experience, especially the photography exhibit “The Human Spirit.”

September 14, the Club sold sandwiches, goodies and baked goods at the primary election. Thanks to all who made this venture a great success.

Tuesday, October 5, is the club’s annual Guest Night. The dinner will be a potluck meal at 6 p.m. at the Northwood Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Program for the evening will be a sing-a-long by Ruth Bencal. Start thinking now of your own favorites. Members are encouraged to bring guests. This supper is open to the public.

Dues for 2011 will be accepted at this meeting.

Our next comfort pillow workshop will be held on Friday, October 8, from 9a.m. to 12 noon at the Northwood Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. If you would like to bring a bit of comfort to women recovering from breast cancer surgery, you are invited to join the HLWC women in their semi-annual event. If you have an interested in serving the community, we invite you to join us.

HLWC is a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs. For more information, contact Ginny Rogers, President, at 942-5580.




As I run for a seat in the NH legislature, I am following in some very productive legislators’ footprints. Our state is doing much better than just about any other place in the nation as we come out of the Great Recession. NH Democrats have made a big difference in our lives over the past 4 years.

Here are a few of their accomplishments:
• Supported NH businesses with a Research and Development tax credit.
• Created New Hampshire Working to help workers and companies recover from the recession by avoiding layoffs, expediting return to work, and providing training to help workers get new jobs.
• Increased the NH minimum wage for the first time in 10 years.
• NH is rated the safest and one of the healthiest states to live in.
• NH is the best place to raise a family according to the Annie E Casey Foundation, which does surveys on this measure.

There are lots more. NH’s unemployment rate is 40% below the rest of the country and our bond rating is excellent, which means the state can borrow at low interest rates, saving a lot of money in the long run. Having worked for a financial services firm I know how important that rating can be. That good rating is the result of well-crafted management in hard times.

If we can continue this kind of fiscal management as the country comes out of the recession, we will have put the state in a good position to meet the challenges of the future. I would appreciate your vote on Nov. 2nd so that I can join the other Democrats in the legislature to continue moving in the right direction, forward.

More at my blog NO GOING BACK

Lucy Edwards




Dorothy S. Lincoln

Northwood -  Dorothy S. Lincoln, “Dottie”, 84, of First NH Turnpike, passed away on Sept.18, 2010, at the Dover Rehabilitation & Living Center.

Dottie was born on Jan. 4, 1926 in Teaneck, NJ, the daughter of Albert and Emily Struckmann.

Her greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Northwood.

Dottie was a beloved mother to her children; a daughter, Judith Mills and husband Phillip of Barrington; two sons, David Lincoln and wife Christine of Cape Coral, Fl, and Steven Lincoln and wife Theresa of Rochester NH; a beloved grandmother to seven grandchildren: Kelli Palmer and husband Brad, Chris Calvo and wife Malisa, Ryan Ryder and wife Tracy, Alexandra Griffin and husband Chris, Samantha Mills, Samantha Lincoln, Victoria Lincoln; a great grandmother to Greg Paradis, Corey Paradis, Ashley Longver, Hannah Palmer, Julia Calvo, Lucas Ryder, Ayden Griffin, Grayson Griffin, Jacob Ryder.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, John N.  Lincoln; and her son, John N. Lincoln Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or

A funeral service was held on Sat., Sept. 25, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Northwood with Rev. Patricia Ketzler, officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Purdy Memorial Chapel, Lee, NH.
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