Would you like to learn more about mason bees? Come to the
Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 19, at 6:00
p.m. and find out why mason bees are so important! With
the honey bee population on the decline, we need to find other
pollinators and the gentle mason bee just might be the solution.
Mason bees require much less attention than honey bees and the
cost to set up their habitat is minimal. The mason bee
presentation will be led by Master Gardener Ruth Droescher from
the UNH Extension’s Speakers Bureau.
Letter To The Editor
David Coursin – The Right Choice for Northwood State
may think I’m hopelessly biased in my support for David Coursin
as State Representative for Northwood, since he’s my husband.
But my 40 years in public life, as a member of town boards and
committees, and my extensive public policy work at the state and
federal level as Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against
Domestic and Sexual Violence, give me a solid base of experience
to judge who makes a good public official.
David Coursin has what it takes. He’s thoughtful, smart, and
respectful. He’s a careful listener and works to find solutions
to problems that can address concerns of people who might appear
to be on opposite sides. He studies issues carefully before
making judgments, weighing facts and the consequences of
different actions. He’s patient and thorough, qualities that
made him a successful doctor for 40 years. His experience as a
doctor also makes him well-qualified to address the need for
more effective mental health and substance abuse treatment
programs in our state.
David has already demonstrated how much he cares about being a
true representative of the interests of Northwood citizens. He’s
met with the Select Board, the School Board, the police chief,
the Northwood School Principal and the Superintendent of
Schools. He’s started an information and discussion series of
talks to bring information to the people of Northwood and hear
about your concerns. His first talk addressed the opioid crisis
and his next will look at the education funding system in NH.
you want to learn more about David visit his Facebook page
@DrDavidCoursin. Reach out if you’d like to talk with him – he’s
eager to hear what you’d like raised as an issue at the State
House so he can bring Northwood the solid, respectful and
successful representation it deserves.
Northwood School Board News
Summer 2018 Highlights
Greetings from the Northwood School Board! Over the summer, many
discussions took place regarding school safety. The school board
is considering the addition of an SRO (School Resource Officer)
and has already approved an engineering study to look at the
safety of the school entry vestibule. A presentation and public
forum discussing the SRO will be scheduled in the near future.
The public is encouraged to attend.
We’re very pleased to see the beautification of the school
landscaping that was completed by the Northwood Garden Club.
Many volunteers from the Northwood community worked hard in the
summer heat to landscape the school. DL Docko & Sons donated all
of the mulch and stone for the project and Cavaretta Gardens
donated many plants and flowers. A special thank you to all from
the Northwood School Board.
Did you know there are TWO opportunities to speak at every
school board meeting? Each individual seeking to address the
board is allowed three minutes in the beginning and end of the
meeting. We encourage members of the public and parents to
If you aren’t able to attend meetings, the minutes are available
on the school website and SAU 44 website. Meetings are also
videotaped and available on YouTube under Northwood New
Hampshire School Board.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 pm in
the school library.
new school year has just begun and we wish all the
administrators, teachers and staff a happy and smooth start to
the new year. Many of us have children in the school and were
feeling their excitement as we approached the first day back.
Here’s to a great year, everyone!
Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet
membership meeting of the Harvey Lake Watershed Association is
scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at
the Northwood Town Hall, Route 4, Northwood.
association sponsors the annual Lake Host program for Harvey
Lake and conducts water testing through the state’s Volunteer
Lake Assessment Program. Volunteers also conduct an organized
weed watching program to be on the lookout for invasive aquatic
Members will hear a report of the Lake Host season at the lake,
along with the results of our most recent water testing.
Members will also be asked to consider the future needs of the
Harvey Lake community, with discussion expected on the Kelsey
Brook dam, which was an issue this summer due to several large
rain events. Also scheduled is a discussion of the boat
ramp/beach area on Shore Drive.
association is a small group of volunteers consisting of lake
residents who were formed fifteen years ago to protect the
watershed of Harvey Lake, which consists of the 105-acre lake
behind Coe Brown Academy and the immediate area of the lake.
Those who use the lake or live nearby are invited to become
members of the association and may do so by attending the
more information, contact HLWA President Bob Charest at 892-3488
(text or voice) or by email at
Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club would like to thank all
who attended the Annual WaterCross @Lake Shore Farm in
Northwood. We hope you all had a chance to check out our food
trailer, it was a beautiful fall day and thank you for
supporting the event.
And, as a reminder our Clubs next monthly meeting is October 2nd
at 7pm, Lake Shore Farm, Northwood, remember we are always
looking for new members. It’s also that time of year for
trail work, our first day will be Sunday, October 14th, we meet
at the Northwood Mobil @ 8am. Please join us and find our what
it’s all about. Also, stay up to date on our activities via our
Letter To The Editor
was a great day at the polls last Tuesday, if only because the
drizzle ended, and the sun came out. But in addition to the sun,
so did the voters: 370 Democratic and 384 Republican ballots
were cast (not counting absentees).
This was especially gratifying to me, as a Democrat, because we
only have 710 declared Democrats on the checklist. So 370
represents over 50% participation, while the Republicans turned
out less than 38% of their 1030 registered voters.
This enthusiasm gap was noted at polling places across the
was also a great day because I won my primary, demonstrating
once again that it’s easy to win when one is unopposed! In fact,
because I am vying for the District 32 seat, I also won in
Deerfield, Nottingham and Candia.
David Coursin also won his (uncontested) race for District 1 -
the Republican side, in the most interesting contest of the day
IMHO, self-described “independent Republican” Joe McCaffrey
defeated incumbent Brian J. Stone, 228-140. It seems that
Brian’s social media “persona” caught up with him “bigly.”
This sets up an interesting race for November, about which I
will have more to say going forward.
Rockingham Co. House District 32