Letter To The Editor
for David Coursin and Tom Chase
live in dangerous times that threaten our free and democratic
way of life. Extreme polarization, in no small part because of
social media, has cleaved honest, good-hearted neighbors into
opposing camps, based on rigid ideologies.
need candidates for public office who can find common ground
that unites us all. We need candidates who are thoughtful and
good listeners, willing to go that extra mile to find solutions
to the difficult problems that affect us all, no matter where we
stand on the political spectrum. We in the Northwood area are
blessed with two such candidates – David Coursin and Tom Chase –
who are running to be our representatives in adjoining local
districts. If elected, they can help calm political waters and
move us forward as a community and a nation.
LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween
Its Third Annual “Shocktoberfest,” A Month Of Scary Cinema!
Weekend’s Feature: 1964’s “The Last Man on Earth”
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,” our scary
celebration of vintage horror films. This weekend (October 5 &
6), we get the party started with 1964’s post-apocalyptic
vampire nightmare “The Last Man on Earth,” starring Vincent
Price and Franca Bettoia.
Richard Morgan (Price), a scientist, appears to be the sole
survivor of a mysterious plague that has ravaged mankind. This
disease has populated the world with zombie-like vampires who
hide during the day and roam the streets by night, thirsting for
blood. Morgan theorizes that he developed immunity to the
illness while becoming exposed to it in Central America many
years ago. His existence is grimly repetitive: by day, he scours
the streets for food and supplies, burns the bodies of the
victims, and seeks out vampires, killing them by driving wooden
stakes through their hearts. By night, Morgan barricades inside
his home to protect himself from hordes of the undead. One day
he sees Ruth (Bettoia), walking in the daylight. Morgan is
suspicious of her story of survival, but is so glad for company
that he takes her back to his home. There, she recoils from
garlic, a sign that she is a vampire. But Ruth explains that she
and some others have developed a serum that temporarily allows
them to keep the disease under control. Morgan has also been
experimenting with ways to find a cure. Ruth reveals that she
has been sent by her group to spy on Morgan. They are angry with
him, because when he has been killing the vampires, he has
inadvertently been slaughtering some of their own as well. Ruth
implores him to run, but as a scientist, he wants to stay and
try to help this group. Will Morgan be able to cure mankind?
“The Last Man on Earth” is based on Richard Matheson’s 1954
novel I Am Legend, a work that inspired this film and two
others: 1971’s “The Omega Man,” starring Charlton Heston, and
2007’s “I Am Legend,” starring Will Smith. All three adaptations
resulted in very different films. Matheson himself worked on our
film’s screenplay, and although he was reportedly unhappy with
the final result, he has stated that this version is the most
closely related to his novel. “The Last Man on Earth” was
underappreciated in its time, but has since become a cult
classic. While some critics felt that Vincent Price was out of
his element as the somber Dr. Morgan, others believed that he
imbued the character with exactly the right amount of
world-weariness, misery and frankly, boredom – the day-in,
day-out grind of Morgan’s mere existence is skillfully
portrayed. This rarely-shown film is a trick and a treat!
So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for this
post-apocalyptic gem from the past.
Mark your calendars for Shocktoberfest’s Halloween treats:
October 12 & 13: 1953’s animated short “The Tell-Tale Heart” and
1959’s “A Bucket of Blood”
October 19 & 20: 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead”
October 26 & 27: 1964’s “Spider Baby”
Northwood Congregational Church
Coffee House/Open Mic Afternoon on Sunday October 14,
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Northwood Congregational Church, 881 First NH Turnpike,
had so much fun in January that we want to do it again!
Church family, friends, and friends of friends of all ages and
abilities are invited to share their gifts of music and poetry
from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Northwood Congregational Church
fellowship hall. Each performer will be allotted five minutes or
so for sharing two songs or poems in each round. We will do as
many rounds as possible allowing for a lightning round at the
end of the day to perform one additional poem or piece of music
as time constraints permit. Coffee, tea, cookies and
other snacks will be provided.
Donations will be accepted but not necessary.
Letter To The Editor
Today I read letters concerning Candidate Coursin’s
position on gun control and I read two of the articles he
authored, as suggested by Cheryl Dean.
During the 1970’s most major media outlets editorialized that
guns should be banned and included statements that they had no
obligation to present the other side. So those who base their
views on mainstream media coverage are misinformed. Anyone
wanting to read studies supporting Ms. Dean’s views should go to
There you will find links to multiple peer reviewed studies by
Dr. John Lott that debunk most of the gun control groups claims.
is easier to keep your word count to less than 300 words when
you are making a list of proposals than it is to explain why
those proposals are not common sense or logical. So this letter
will only address a few of Dr. Coursin’s proposals.
Handgun sales to those under 21 were restricted for those under
21 by the 1968 Gun Control law because at the time those between
18 and 21 were not considered adults. Thus Congress figured that
they would not be voted out of office by a tidal wave of angry
voters. Denying a constitutional right to any honest citizen
strikes me as extreme.
Multiple studies have demonstrated that those holding carry
licenses commit fewer crimes as a group than law enforcement
officers as a group. There is no data suggesting that permit
reciprocity leads to interstate homicides or crime. Dr.
Coursin’s proposals concerning carry permits are thus of no
public registry of the owners of semi auto firearms, just like a
public registry of carry permit holders provides thieves with
targeting information. Isn’t that extreme?
Letter To The Editor
Shame On Those Looking To Infringe On Our Rights
Make no mistake, we have two left wing candidates running in
Northwood for State Representative who are looking to infringe
on your rights.
Chase recently used his first amendment right to write letters
to the editor disparaging me for using MY first amendment right
to put up a sign in my yard exposing a candidate I believe
is hiding his agenda. Is it possible that Tom believes
women don’t have the same rights as he does to free speech?
Unfortunately, that candidate, David Coursin, appears to
be hiding his extreme agenda behind a veil of moderacy. He
claims to be “pro-gun” and a supporter of “gun safety.”
This could hardly be further from the truth. In fact, he
is pro gun CONTROL and supports radical gun control groups
like Moms Demand, teaming up with them on gun control speeches
at progressive, left wing gatherings. He also has
written several editorials in the Concord Monitor, one in
particular in which he includes his 12-step agenda for extreme
gun control. In those editorials, he also rails against an
actual gun safety group who provides hundreds of essential
and common sense gun safety classes right here in NH every
aren’t Dr. Coursin’s gun control articles and
speeches on his candidate’s page? This is essential information
for voters. Why is he hiding it? What else is he hiding?
need honesty and transparency and I am happy to provide
the links to all of his editorials and information that I
have mentioned above. Please email me at
Letter To The Editor
spent most of Thursday at the Deerfield Fair, taking tickets as
a volunteer with the Northwood Congregational Church crew in the
morning and staffing the Rockingham County Democrats booth in
morning was great, as the sun rose and took the chill off.
People were uniformly friendly, polite, good-humored and patient
as we scanned their tickets and welcomed them to fair. The
afternoon wasn’t bad either. In spite of the Kavanaugh hearings
roiling Washington, folks who wandered by our booth were mostly
more interested in fried dough and Pat’s apple crisp than
politics. I did get called a jerk by a man who didn’t want ANY
of his money going to fund education. When I asked who had paid
for his, he walked away.
what I liked best was (another) visit to the Deerfield Fair
historical display that is housed in the only remaining building
that was built on this site by the Civilian Conservation Corps
quote from Wikipedia:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief
program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for
unemployed, unmarried men... The CCC was a major part of FDR’s
New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to
the conservation and development of natural resources in rural
lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. The CCC
was designed to provide jobs for young men and to relieve
families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great
Depression in the United States.
encourage you to read the full entry.
Ronald Reagan popularized the notion that government is the
problem, not the solution. While I will grant that there are
times when this is true, there are also times when it’s not. The
challenge is to pick and choose wisely.
Tyler Raymond Metalious
Tyler Raymond Metalious, 18, of Northwood NH passed away
Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He died in a car accident.
He was gone way too soon. He was born in Concord, NH on
March 14, 2000. His favorite pastimes were playing soccer
and spending time outdoors hiking and camping.
Tyler was predeceased by his unborn sibling; his
step-grandfather, Bernard Luebkert; his great grandmother, Rose
Blad and numerous other family members.
Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family.
Especially his younger siblings. He attended Coe Brown
Northwood Academy and was extremely fond of Pepa’s tuna fish
Members of his family include his mother, Michelle Luebkert and
her husband, Kevin; father, Nick Metalious; Grandparents, Roger
and Shirley Blad, Sandi Truscott, Christopher Metalious, Suzanne
Luebkert; brothers, Jordan, Austin and Ryan; one sister, Abigail
Luebkert; aunt, Ginger; uncle, Mark and many other aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends who were like family to Tyler.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 3,
2018 10:30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 180 Loudon RD Concord.
A committal service will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of
Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared
https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the family of Tyler