Northwood NH News

October 10, 2018


Meet the candidates and hear about their positions on October 18 at the Northwood Town Hall, starting at 7:00 pm.


The 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 with voters.


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 District 4.


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 Fairgrounds 


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 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 of Blood”


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!


We 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? 


“A 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


My mother used to say, “you can trust a thief, but you can’t trust a liar.”


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.


In 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 contractor.


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.”


His 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 out.


Replace him with Chris Roundy in Senate 17.


Tom Chase






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. 


He 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!


Rebecca Rule




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.


The 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. 


I 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. 


A 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.


David Coursin












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