Meet the candidates and hear about their positions on October 18
at the Northwood Town Hall, starting at 7:00 pm.
winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries, set to face
off in the general election on November 6, will get a chance to
ask for support and participate in a question and answer session
Northwood will choose state representatives in Rockingham
District 1 (Northwood only) and District 32 (Deerfield, Candia,
Northwood, and Nottingham). The state senator for District 17
will also be elected, as will an executive councilor for
Candidates Night is sponsored by the Friends of the Chesley
Memorial Library and the Harvey Lake Women’s Club.
Please come and join fellow republicans and the Northwood
Republican Committee for an ice cream social and candidate meet
and greet on Monday, October 15th at 7pm in the Northwood
Community Center located at 135 Main Street. We will have our
local republican candidates on hand to meet and field
questions. The Northwood Republican Committee meets the second
Monday of each month at the Community Center. Please RSVP for
the ice cream social to
or text/call 603-344-2190.
Catamount Womenaid Hosts 5K on November 4 at the
Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount 5K, on Sunday, November 4,
2018 at 9 am, promises to be a fun time for all ages. The scenic
route at the Deerfield Fairgrounds includes dirt, gravel, and
paved sections, and is challenging enough for seasoned
runners--but is also perfect for walkers and families. A
children’s run for kids 8 and under is free. All proceeds
benefit Catamount Womenaid, a nonprofit that provides emergency
financial assistance to men, women, and children in Deerfield,
Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield and Strafford.
Register now at
www.catamountwomenaid.org. Online registration is $22 for
adults and $15 for children under 12 and ends on November 3. The
race day registration costs are $30 for adults and $20 for
children. The first 100 registrants will receive free hats.
Enjoy free refreshments, swag bags and post-race massages.
Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners and to
top racers in different age groups. Daylight savings time ends
on Saturday allowing for an extra hour of sleep. Parking is
close and easy; turn into the fairgrounds at the main gate at 34
Stage Road, Deerfield.
Generous local business sponsors make this event possible: Title
Sponsor Deerfield Veterinary Clinic; Start/Finish Line Sponsor
Northeast Delta Dental; and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Sponsors
East Coast Signals, Debbie Kelley at Verani Berkshire Hathaway
Realty, and Northeast Eye Care Associates.
Volunteers are needed. Contact
LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween With Its Third Annual
“Shocktoberfest,” A Month Of Scary Cinema!
This Weekend’s Double-Feature:
1953’s animated short “The Tell-Tale Heart” and 1959’s “A Bucket
It’s baaaaack! Throughout October, join Lakes Region Public
Access Television each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m.
for LRPA After Dark’s 3rd Annual “Shocktoberfest,” a scary
celebration of vintage horror films. This weekend (October 12 &
13), we serve up a horror double-feature. First, enjoy the 1953
short “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an animated adaptation of Edgar
Allan Poe’s classic story, chillingly narrated by James Mason.
This short was produced by United Productions of America, better
known to cartoon aficionados as UPA Studios. “The Tell-Tale
Heart” received an Oscar nomination for 1953’s Best Animated
Short Film. In 1994, the film was selected as #24 of the 50
Greatest Cartoons. Tune in and see why!
then move on to hipster-style horror, with 1959’s darkly comic
film “A Bucket of Blood,” directed by Roger Corman and starring
Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone. Walter Paisley
(Miller) is a busboy at San Francisco’s Yellow Door Café, the
hangout for a crowd of beatnik poets, artists and musicians. It
also attracts a pair of undercover police officers, looking to
make a drug bust. Walter is naive and talentless, but is filled
with blind admiration for this group and wants desperately to
belong. He particularly wants to impress Carla (Morris), an
artist on whom he’s developed an unrequited crush. No one,
including Carla, thinks he has any creative gift. They treat him
with open disdain, but that doesn’t change Walter’s mind. One
night, he goes home and works on a sculpture, only to be
frustrated with his lack of success. He accidentally kills his
landlady’s cat, which, after he recovers from his shock and
disgust, gives him a morbidly wicked idea. The next day, he
brings his newest work of art into the café – an incredibly
lifelike sculpture of a cat! Leonard De Santis (Carbone), the
café’s owner, proudly displays this piece of art, which earns
Walter the respect and praise that he was so eager to receive.
One night, after receiving a suspicious gift from an admirer, an
undercover detective follows Walter home, with tragic(!)
results. What’s an up-and-coming artist to do?
Bucket of Blood” is one of director Roger Corman’s most beloved
movies, and has rightly earned its place among classic B horror
films. Not only does it satirize the sometimes stuffy,
pretentious world of art, it also has been hailed as Corman’s
sly commentary on the film world. He made this movie in five
days on an almost non-existent budget. Many critics, especially
those in Europe, hailed the film as a marvel, and began to
recognize Corman as a truly important filmmaker. The irony is
delicious, and so are the high-camp horror hijinks. It’s not to
be missed! So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for
this double feature horror fest from the past.
Mark your calendars for these coming Halloween treats:
October 19 & 20: 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead”
October 26 & 78: 1964’s “Spider Baby”
Letter To The Editor
Cases in Point
mother used to say, “you can trust a thief, but you can’t trust
Aside from the nonstop discussion of our current President’s
untruthfulness - and that of his Supreme Court nominee - other
politicians have recently been caught in lies.
Kansas, Republican Congressional candidate and “adventurer”
Steve Watkins claimed “heroic leadership” when a earthquake
shook Mt. Everest during an expedition in 2015 - only to have
the expedition outfitter say that they just sat in their tents
as the mountain shook. Then the Kansas City Star reported that
while Watkins claimed to have started a company and built it
from scratch, in fact he joined an existing company as a
Earlier the year, CNN carried a story about Melissa Howard:
“Diploma controversy leads Florida state house candidate to
suspend campaign.” She had claimed to have a degree in marketing
from Miami (OH) University and posed with a copy of her diploma
to prove it, only to have the university say that she had never
graduated and that the diploma was a forgery.
This reminded me of John Reagan’s first run for Senate in 2012
when, in his bio in The Suncook Sun, he claimed to have
graduated from the Albany Business College (true) and the
College of Financial Planning in Colorado. I checked and found
that since the latter only offers short training course and
doesn’t grant degrees, he couldn’t have “graduated.”
current bio corrects this lie, but his duplicity should be
noted. Especially as he continues to claim to be a “tax fighter”
when he is, in fact, a TAX SHIFTER, as I have repeatedly pointed
Replace him with Chris Roundy in Senate 17.
Dear Northwood Voters:
David Coursin has thrown his hat into the ring to be the state
representative for Northwood. I know David as a person of
strength, integrity, and conviction. I like him and respect him.
He has the rare quality of being able to listen, really listen,
to different points of view, weigh pros and cons, and figure out
what makes sense.
will listen to his colleagues in the legislature — Republican,
Democrat, Libertarian — and he will treat them with respect.
More importantly he will listen his Northwood constituents and
treat us with respect. David has said, and I absolutely believe,
he will legislate in the best interests of his community. Our
community. We may disagree among ourselves on some issues, but
we’re still neighbors, with more in common than not. I think
David Coursin has the wisdom to seek and find that common
ground. Northwood is uncommonly lucky to have a man of his
calibre willing to represent us in Concord. He will do us proud!
Letter To The Editor
Despite misleading claims, I am not a “gun control extremist.” I
support the Supreme Court’s 2008 Second Amendment ruling,
protecting individual rights to own firearms. I don’t want this
landmark ruling to be undermined. I am “pro-gun owner” and
“pro-gun,” having enjoyed hunting and target-shooting with
family and friends.
This ruling protects hunting traditions, family legacies and our
ability to defend ourselves. I don’t want these endangered.
2008 ruling, authored by Justice Scalia, also affirmed that
law-making bodies may limit gun ownership in a variety of ways.
This section of the ruling supports owners and non-owners
working towards ownership policies to protect us from those who
are dangerous to themselves or others. Owners and non-owners
want these protections. I do, too.
have no “12 step plan.” In one OpEd, I listed issues to choose
from for those who wanted to be more active in creating safe
ownership policies. They could pick one that stirred their
interest and work with owners and non-owners towards measures
protecting us from the dangerous. In another OpEd, I described
advocacy for “onerous gun bans” as extremist.
I’ve presented my position to dozens of citizens in the last
couple weeks, regardless of their party affiliation. Most
thought I was reasonable and advised me to publish this so
others could hear my position, some because they agreed, some
because their perspective was changing as they learned about all
parts of Scalia’s majority opinion.
growing number of owners and non-owners support safe gun
ownership policies. The most common are universal background
checks for all gun sales, waiting periods, and a minimum age for
purchase that doesn’t limit under age purchasers who’ve had
military or police weapons training. Open-minded
discussion of these policies is reasonable, not extreme. Vote
for me on November 6, if you agree.