Northwood NH News

October 3, 2018


Letter To The Editor

Vote for David Coursin and Tom Chase


We 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.


We 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.


Signed by

Jean Stimmell

and Russet Jennings



LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween

With Its Third Annual “Shocktoberfest,” A Month Of Scary Cinema!

This 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.


Dr. 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, Northwood NH


We 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


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.


It 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 practical value. 


A 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?



Ron Thomas




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.


Tom 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 year. 


Why 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? 


We 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


Cheryl Dean



Letter To The Editor

Good Government


I 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 the afternoon.


The 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.


But 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 in 1933.


I quote from Wikipedia:

The 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.


I 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.


Tom Chase





Tyler Raymond Metalious

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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 sandwiches.  


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.


A 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 Northwood.


Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family of Tyler Metalious.












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