Letter To The Editor
It’s still surprising to me how far they will go. But first, my
chainsaw tale of woe. The chainsaw won the war on Thanksgiving
morning. After five days in the hospital, five units of blood
and two big skin grafts, I got out Tuesday.
That night I crutched my way to a special meeting just to vote
on the school budget. I did not want to miss it. Three board
members bothered to show up to vote 1 for and 2 against. Not
liking that vote, the board, who ignored the vote of Northwood
residents and put in a full time curriculum director and
kindergarten, further dismissed Robert’s Rules and tradition and
at a later meeting voted again.
that later regular board meeting, the two of us that again voted
no had to listen to the chair of the Northwood Budget Committee
castigate us for voting no. Ms. Gunter had read a letter earlier
expressing her desire to adhere to the will of the people for
her no vote. Admirable.
Saturday’s presentation of the school budget to the budget
committee, I set myself up on the side, making four trips to get
an extra chair for my leg, a donut, and coffee. Gary, (thanks),
was the only one to help. So get the picture in your mind,
a 70 year old fart, sitting in a chair with his leg up on a
pillowed chair. This nurse, whose years of training to see to
the need of the hurt and suffering, came and hissed at me that
if I didn’t sit over there, she wouldn’t allow me to take part
in the proceeding. Yup, same chair. I smiled and said, thank
you. She never did see the leg, the chair or pillow.
have over 600,000 reasons why I did not vote for the budget.
There is plenty of time to talk about it.
Sox Invite Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Students To Submit
Applications For The 2018 Red Sox Service Scholarship
2017 New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarship recipients
recognized on field at Fenway Park.
the 8th consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox Foundation is
seeking submissions from inspiring senior students, who are
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the New England Red Sox Service Scholarship. The annual
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recognition during a special pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park.
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Red Sox Service Scholarship, presented by Jenzabar and sponsored
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Letter To The Editor
my New Year’s resolution I’m going to do all I can to see that
the transfer station runs as efficiently as possible. This means
we need to fix the things that are wrong and work to improve the
things that are going well.
need to know what the costs and revenues are before we can begin
to understand which programs are working well and which are not.
One thing that is not working is the plastic recycling program.
Now, before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I realize that
recycling plastic is the right thing to do, but the way we’re
doing it is not working. As anyone who’s been in the transfer
station and seen bags of household waste in the furniture or
demo bin knows. We need that second compactor for household
waste. This is not something that happens occasionally, it
happens quite often and needs to be addressed before spring when
there is an influx of use.
Many say it doesn’t matter, as it all costs the same. This is
not actually true, the furniture and demo don’t get hauled as
often as household waste and we also can’t get an accurate
record of tonnages and costs if we don’t keep these things
There are other ways to recycle plastic, one we need to pursue
is co-mingle. I will check it out! If anyone has any thoughts
let me know.
another note, the truck body is in place and the things we need
to get it ready for use will be ordered this week, so we can get
these programs set up. The change in location shouldn’t be much
of a problem as we have new signs to install to let everyone
know what goes where.