Letter To The Editor
Rarely do I find politics a pleasant activity but I always make
an effort to cast my vote. This year, I am excited about
David Coursin’s candidacy for Northwood’s State Representative.
I know David to be a true moderate when making difficult
decisions. He is a person who genuinely cares about people
and the community where he lives. He engages in
discussions with people because he wants to understand how
others think about current issues. Dr. Coursin is new to
the political arena and that is especially refreshing. I
believe he wants to make sure that local towns and
municipalities in NH are not overly burdened by fiscal
priorities at the state level.
have known David Coursin since he moved to Northwood. I
know how earnest he is about assuring that dwindling resources
are equitably distributed. He cares deeply about the
quality of our public schools, our healthcare issues, the
environment, and public safety. Because David wants to
hear from his constituents during this campaign, I am certain he
will be an excellent home town listener in the future.
hope that you will join me by voting for David Coursin.
That said, the most important thing right now is for all of us
to get to the polls and vote. With all of the internal
strife our nation has experienced during the past several years,
it is critical that we all stand up for what we believe.
David Coursin is working hard to do his civic duty. We
need to do the same. Be part of the solution.
Letter To The Editor
wonderful, magical $18,000 gate that the selectmen decided the
highway dept. desperately needed to keep highwaymen and heathens
from stealing our trash, is now $1,038 over budget. I’m sure
that’s not where it will top off, but I’ll certainly keep you
Several people have suggested starting a pool similar to a
football pool, but the winner of this pool would be the person
who came closest to the date of the first break-down of our
wonderful, magical gate.
we taxpayers have so little say in what our selectmen do and how
they waste our hard-earned money, perhaps we should have a
raffle every week so we could use the money to do the things
that need doing to keep our town in better shape.
better yet, come election time let’s be careful who we vote for.
Maybe this time we can do a much better job than we’ve done in
another note, I’d like to know how many people feel that we
don’t need a town administrator. Wouldn’t an executive secretary
suffice? The board of selectmen hasn’t listened to any
suggestions or taken any advice from the last two we’ve had, so
why not save a considerable amount of money and get an executive
secretary that they can browbeat and not listen to? Maybe that
should be a warrant article this year.
hear Tammy’s coming back as temporary administrator and that the
board is planning to advertise the job in-house before putting
it in the paper so that it will be easier for her to apply for
the position full-time.
What more could they possibly do before we stand up and say “no
LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween With Its Third
Annual “Shocktoberfest,” A Month Of Scary Cinema!
Weekend’s Feature: 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead”
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 19 &
20), we screen the granddaddy of all zombie movies: 1968’s
horror masterpiece “Night of the Living Dead,” directed by
George A. Romero and starring a cast of unknowns who would
instantly become cult stars, including Judith O’Dea and Duane
plot of “Night of the Living Dead” is very straightforward.
Barbara (O’Dea) and her brother Johnny are visiting their
father’s grave and get attacked by a strange man. Johnny is
badly hurt, but Barbara manages to get away and barricades
herself in a nearby abandoned house. By this time, several other
ominous, shuffling figures have joined the original attacker and
are trying to break into the house. A man named Ben (Jones)
fights off the hoard and joins Barbara inside. He explains
what’s happening – that radiation has caused the dead to rise
from their graves and eat the living! Soon, Ben and
Barbara discover that there are other people hiding in the
house, including a teenaged couple and a family with a young
daughter who has been attacked by one of the undead. What will
happen to our survivors? Will they make it out alive?
While not the first zombie movie ever made -- films
featuring the undead have been around since the 1930s --
“Night of the Living Dead” is considered one of (if not the)
most influential horror films ever made, and laid down ground
rules for the zombie subgenre that are followed to this day.
(Example: the only way to kill a zombie is to destroy its
brain.) George Romero shot this film in 30 days for less than
$115,000. Many of the cast also served as crew, makeup artists,
production workers and even investors. It was a hit with film
goers, who had never seen anything like it. But many
critics really didn’t know what to make of this low-budget movie
that broke so many taboos, was brutal in its gory simplicity,
and featured a young, handsome and courageous African American
male as its lead. It was a lot to consider in 1968, and 50 years
later, “Night of the Living Dead” still has the power to shock
and terrify viewers. In 1999, “Night of the Living Dead” was
inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of
Congress, and made the American Film Institute’s list of the 100
most thrilling horror films of all time. It’s as classic as it
gets! So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for this
chilling, ghoulish freak show of a film.
Mark your calendars for our final Halloween treat:
October 26 & 78: 1964’s “Spider Baby”
Letter To The Editor
Tricks and No Treats
David Coursin wrote an editorial for the Concord Monitor titled
“Let’s Redefine What It Means To Be Pro-Gun.” In this editorial,
David creates an alternate reality where he labels himself, and
other gun control extremists, “pro-gun,” and then labels actual
pro-gun folks the “push back minority.” This is why David
continues to misrepresent himself as “pro-gun.” Make no
mistake, David is pro-GUN CONTROL.
David Coursin also wrote another editorial for the Concord
Monitor titled “Let The NRA Feel Our Strength” where he lists
twelve of his steps for his extreme gun control agenda.
Repealing constitutional carry, mandatory waiting periods,
registries for guns (as well as ammo and ballistics), stopping
reciprocity agreements and having credit card companies limit
their services on firearm and accessory purchases to name just a
few. This is extreme gun control.
is David hiding the truth? Why won’t he post his own editorials?
Why won’t he post the speeches on extreme gun control he has
given with extreme gun control groups like Moms Demand and Gun
Sense? What else is David hiding?
real Northwood pro-gun community knows David is a gun control
extremist, he’s not fooling us with his “pro-gun” mask, don’t
let him fool you, it’s a trick not a treat!
A beautiful poem was written and artwork to depict the poem was
submitted by a 3rd grader at Northwood School.
Trunk Or Treat
Submitted By The Northwood Recreation Commission
Attention Northwood Residents! Trunk or Treat is on Saturday,
October 27th at 4 pm at the Route 4 Athletic Fields! We’re very
excited to see everyone’s costumes and decorated trunks. Our
Spooky Walk will be the Spookiest yet! We’re even adding a
daylight pumpkin walk for little ones.
Trunk or Treat has gotten so big that we kindly ask that if you
are NOT decorating a trunk, that you bring a bag of candy as
donation at the entrance. There will also be a box for candy
donations at the town hall if anyone not attending would
like to contribute. It would be greatly appreciated!
Without volunteers, we couldn’t pull off such a large event.
We’re still looking for parking attendants, help setting up and
breaking down, and spooky walk actors. Feel free to contact me
if you have any questions!
look forward to seeing you October 27th!
Letter To The Editor
of the great things about running for office is that people are
interested in what your opinions are.
of the more interesting surveys I received came from NHMRO - New
Hampshire Motorcyclists’ Rights Organization. They want to know
if I “support NH’s long standing tradition of freedom of choice
on the issue of wearing a motorcycle helmet.”
me answer that by saying that I fell out of a tree in 1991 and
shattered my knee cap. I had to travel for business a lot at
that time, and I became a big fan of the Americans with
what many of you take for granted - unless you’ve been
incapacitated - was fought in Congress when it was proposed by
two handicapped World War II veterans, Senators Bob Dole and
Daniel Inouye. Expensive government regulation was the cry.
Fortunately for you and me, it passed, and has made America a
more livable country.
I’m not opposed to government regulation, especially when it
supports clean air, clean water and workplace safety.
speaking of safety, let’s look at the helmet issue. Plenty of
research shows - and common sense tells us - that when the skull
hits the pavement, bad things result. But NHMRO’s slogan is “Let
those who ride decide.”
slogan: “Let those who pay have a say.”
all motorcyclists carried catastrophic medical insurance, I
would have no problem with them riding helmetless. But they
don’t, in many instances. And if they end up in a vegetative
state, we pick up the bill.
similar issue is the cost of rescues in the White Mountains.
Dumb hikers are billed for the cost of their rescue, unless they
buy a $25 Hike Safe card. Maybe we could do something like this
Candidate for Rockingham Co.
House District 32
Letter To The Editor
was surprised to find a false page on Facebook using the title
of my real campaign page. My page had to pass Facebook
scrutiny as a campaign candidate page with a confirmed email
address, so I didn’t understand how another one could appear as
a public, visible page.
page is entitled David Coursin for State Representative, but the
other differs by one letter. It’s entitled David Coursin “F”or
State Representative with an upper case “F” as the only
contains repeats of the well-worn misrepresentations about me
that have appeared around town and a defaced version of my photo
of me with my campaign sign. The only contact information
is an anonymous Facebook messenger address so I don’t know who
It’s a striking example of how political positions can be
attacked without any ownership by the perpetrator. It’s a
variation on attacks that appeared on my real campaign page by
individuals that kept repeating the same falsehoods, more and
more intensely, to a threatening point.
that case, I was able to moderate their negative impact on
honest discussion by reviewing comments. In the case of the
anonymous, false Facebook page, I can’t do anything personally
can do something about overcoming the negativity and intentional
misrepresentations it’s designed to spread. I’ll continue
to talk directly to as many townspeople as I can, knowing they
will make their own decisions. And voters in Northwood,
Republican, Democrat, and Independent, can do something about it
by rejecting this style of politicking in Northwood.
Opening Of New Trails In Northwood
Wini Young by a boulder on the
Boulder Loop trail.
Photo credit: Andrew Weeks
November 10 members of the Northwood Conservation Commission
will lead a hike through the new trails on the Guptill Lamprey
Pasture Conservation Area and the Coe-Brown Academy Mead Lot
conservation easement. Access to the trails is through the
Northwood Meadows State Park, so we will meet at the parking lot
there at 9:00am.The 101 acre Guptill Lamprey Pasture
Conservation Area was purchased by the town in 2011 using funds
from the Conservation Commission’s conservation fund.
Conservation commission members have been working on the trails
during the past year. Wini Young designed the routes for the six
loop trails off the old Guptill logging road, made signs and
blazed the trails and another member has done the cutting and
trimming with Wini and several volunteers adding their efforts
clearing and grubbing stumps. The trail system has many special
features including a boulder field, a majestic stand of pines, a
brook , Demon Pond, ledges topped by a stone wall, granite
outcroppings, a west view of Fort Mountain, a huge wolf pine
with 10 trunks, hemlock groves and an east view of Swains Lake
and the ridge beyond. All loop trails are short and easy. The
total hike of all trails will be five miles. Please see the map
posted on the town’s website. If you explore on your own, there
are maps posted in the trail system but it is always best to
carry your own. Trails are color-coded with signs at both ends
of each loop trail and all loop trails begin and end on the very
distinct Guptill Road. Be aware that wearing orange in the
woods is a wise precaution. Muzzleloader season for deer is
Nov.3 -13 and regular firearms season is Nov.14- Dec 9. in
the park and the new trail area.