Happy Fall from the Friends of Northwood Recreation! We are a
501(c)3 dedicated to raising funds for a public playground in
Northwood. Our Fall fundraiser is our Scarecrow contest! We give
you the burlap head and stakes for the body and you decorate the
rest! It’s $25 and 100% of the funds go toward the playground.
If you’d like to pick one up, they’ll be available at Town Hall
in Northwood Monday-Thursday. Ask for Recreation Director,
Sharon DeLuca. Contest starts October 1st. Check out our
Facebook page for more information
Hampshire Students Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships Help Coast Guard Children Pursue the Goal of Higher
Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit
organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast
Guard members and their families, announced today that it has
awarded a record-breaking 177 new scholarships in 2018. Combined
with two Fallen Heroes Scholars and three multi-year award
recipients, the Foundation will assist 182 students with
$500,000 dollars in support this year. In the 28 years of this
program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.1
million to more than 960 college-aged young adults to help the
families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher
Award recipient Cassandra Barnhart, daughter of SCPO Daniel
Barnhart, from Northwood, New Hampshire, will attend George
Washington University in the fall.
Award recipient Roy Gardiner, son of TCC Daniel Gardiner, from
Gilford, New Hampshire, will attend the University of New
Hampshire in the fall.
Award recipient Kayla Haynes, daughter of CMT William Haynes,
from Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, will attend Western
Carolina University in the fall.
Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of
enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the
United States Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired
“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard have
shown dedication to their studies and communities. The high
standards they’ve set for themselves are evident in the work
they’ve done,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard
Foundation. “We consider these scholarships not only an
investment in the personal ambitions of the next generation, but
also in the future of our country.”
learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support
its work, please visit
or call (860) 535-0786.
Letter To The Editor
When I found out that David Coursin was running for State Rep, I
was thrilled to think someone with his professional background,
integrity, energy and just all around friendliness would be
willing to serve. This is key, to realize all the men and women
in NH who participate as legislators are making a huge
contribution for almost no recompense as there is in other
states. David is a retired doctor, a member of the State Board
of Medical Reviewers, a compelling speaker. I met him when he
was hosting a monthly poetry event in Concord. I listen to
poets, who historian Howard Zinn said, are the truth tellers of
David is willing to educate us and to listen to us, as he did
last week when he created a forum about opiod addiction. He is
willing to look again at issues that are pending, such as school
funding. He gets that being a public servant means bringing
informed opinions to the forum as well as listening to
constituent response as he embarks on representing us in the
statehouse. He gets that we need to think not only about our
individual needs, but those of others, the community as a whole.
He gets that we need to have an identity as residents of New
Hampshire, not just Northwood. He gets my vote and I hope he
will get yours.
Attention All Law Abiding Gun Owners
you want to register your firearms with the government? Do
you want NH Constitutional Carry repealed? Do you want a waiting
period on all firearms purchases? Do you want to stop all
reciprocity carry agreements between states? Do you want credit
card companies to limit your ability to purchase firearms or
accessories? I don’t!
These are only a portion of a 12 step plan to infringe upon your
second amendment rights. This 12 step plan was devised by
David Coursin and will be implemented by David Coursin if he is
elected to be Northwood State Rep. You can read his whole
plan in its entirety in his Concord Monitor article titled
“David Coursin: Let The NRA Feel Our Strength.” Other anti gun
“must reads” by David Coursin found in the Concord
Monitor include “David Coursin: Nobody Can See Through The
NRA’s Blindfold” and “David Coursin: Let’s Redefine What It
Means To Be Pro-Gun.”
reminder… the NRA is the largest gun safety organization in the
world and it’s comprised of LAW ABIDING gun owners , some of
which are right here in Northwood.
would like to extend a big thank you to the following community
vendors for coming to the Northwood School Open House: Northwood
Recreation Department; PTA & End 68 Hours of Hunger: Fresh Picks
Food Company: Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America;
Friends of Northwood Recreation; and CBNA Student Representing
Diversity Book Club.
Northwood School had a wonderful turnout at Open House last
night! Thank you to colleagues and families for making this such
a great event!!!
Young, Principal and Mr. Alford, Assistant Principal
Letter To The Editor
Shame on you, Cheryl Ann.
As some of you who travel Rte. 4 may have
noticed, Cheryl Ann Dean, the doyen of Northwood Republican
politics and mother of our former representative Yvonne, has
erected a sign in her yard. It is a mock-up of Dr. David
Coursin’s campaign sign with an added feature: GUN CONTROL
First of all, this is a lie. And anyone who has spent a few
minutes talking with Dr. Coursin about his views on gun safety
would recognize it as such. He is not an extremist on this - or
any other issue. Rather he is an informed and thoughtful person
who is seeking solutions to this and other public health issues
that we confront.
Second, these kinds of polemics serve only to further polarize
and divide an electorate that is already divided. We need
representatives who will address the challenges we face, not
politicize issues to divide us.
Finally, I must wonder how guilty by association the other
candidates, whose signs are in her yard, are by this display.
While some may wish to join her in this sentiment, others might
see it, rightly, as a “turn-off.”
Guns kill almost 100 people in America each day. Opioids are a
close second. We need solutions to these public health crises.
Not dumb signs. Take it down.
Candidate, Rockingham County
House District 32
Letter To The Editor
swap shop is open for business! Although it’s not completely
finished, thanks in large part to the board of selectmen, we can
Many thanks go to Bill
Johnson for doing the foam insulation, E-Z Docking Solutions,
John Tower, for the ramp and platform, the Rockingham County
House of Corrections Inmate Work Program, for the enormous
amount of work they have done, and the generous donation of
wallboard for the ceiling and walls. Many others have donated
time and energy as well. Rose has been a great help, above and
beyond, through all of this. There is still a lot to do, so I
will be calling the volunteers and there will be a sign-up
sheet, so sign up and join the fun.
many have probably heard, our new town administrator has
accepted a job elsewhere. She was treated very badly by the board of selectmen.
I often wonder who these selectmen think they are! Now what?
I’ve heard one selectman wants to hire a person who worked in
that position before, who, in my opinion, did a lousy job but catered to the board. That doesn’t sound like a
Something has to be done to fix this mess that we’re in. It’s a
long way to the March elections and a lot of damage can be done in that amount
of time. We need to seriously consider what we want for our town as we move
forward. Do we really want to continue in the same manner or do
we want to bring integrity and civility back to the board of
selectmen. In this day and age, respect for one another is more important than ever before. We need to be kind
to one another and this board doesn’t understand this.
Letter To The Editor
Listening Over Insisting
number of people in Northwood have expressed their concern about
the sign on Rte. 4 that calls me, David Coursin, candidate for
State Representative for Northwood, a “gun control extremist.”
Those who know me have contacted me personally and alerted me to
social media posts and a letter to the editor about the sign.
I’ve met several voters while campaigning who had seen the sign
and were confused by it after we talked about my thoughts on gun
ownership. They were confused because they hadn’t heard
anything extreme. I have been equally confused, as I don’t
consider myself to be extreme in any of my views. At times like
this, talking personally with the person involved has always
been the best way for me to understand the situation. That’s why
I knocked on Cheryl Dean’s door to talk to her about the sign in
talked for about an hour and a half. My sense was that we
walked the line of listening without insisting pretty well,
despite, as she said, disagreeing on almost everything. I
shared study results pointing to a significant agreement between
gun owners and non-owners about what I think of as sensible gun
ownership policies. She regards these policies as examples of
extreme gun control, thus the sign.
We’ve agreed that I would share those studies with her so she
could evaluate their reliability for herself. She
described considerable personal experience suggesting the
studies must be wrong, and I’ve asked her to share the studies
she knows about whose results support her experience.
encourage anyone with questions about my views on gun ownership
to contact me. My email is
or you can message me via my Facebook page @DrDavidCoursin. I
will certainly listen.