Garrett Kunz of Northwood, majoring in mechanical engineering,
has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester at
Letter To The Editor
have never been as proud as I am now of my role in bringing SB2
to Northwood. SB2 will let us vote any way we want on the
proposed $8.5 million dollar Safety Complex in the privacy of a
voting booth, instead of a few deciding in a cold gym. I predict
that a record turnout will have their say.
Yes, after all fees including interest this will cost taxpayers
$8.5 million. It certainly appears that all of the work to get
to this point was done illegally. We have the legal right RSA
91-a:4 to have town business done in the light at legally posted
meetings, with minutes taken in a legal way filed in the legal
amount of time. Citizens have the legal right to attend those
do not know anything. No records were kept. I have a million
unanswered question on how in a mere 70 days the SC was able to
able to hold their first meeting and present to us a completed
package on a $8.5 million dollar safety Complex. Can’t be done.
Not possible. So who negotiated all of this? How many corners
were cut? How many laws were broken? Did their job go
wanting while town business was being done on the sly. We’ll
never really know. Not one record was kept. No video, no
minutes. The Facility Committee certainly appears to have been
purposely cut out of the loop. Why? Why 6M, 8.5M with interest,
when much larger towns all around NH can build for much less.
Farmington, just constructed for $2.34M. Legal issues, probably
needs a Judge. See my ad in this week's Sun.
Chesley Memorial Library News
Year, New Books!
your New Year’s resolution was to read more books, the Chesley
Memorial Library has you covered! You can see what has
been added to the library’s collection within the last thirty
days by visiting the library’s web site (www.chesleylib.com)
and clicking on the “Library Catalog” link. That will
bring you directly to the online catalog and you will see the
“What’s New” section with new books scrolling across the screen.
You can click on “See All” to view the books in list format and
even print the list if desired.
Please join us for Story Time Wednesday’s at 10:30am.
Picture books are read aloud for 20-30 minutes followed by a
simple craft. Please Note: We will NOT be meeting on Wednesday
February 27th and April 24th as these are school vacation weeks.
It is a time to gather with friends, visit and to check out new
books to take home each week. Please note that if school
is delayed or cancelled Story Time will be cancelled as well.
Call the library for further information, 603-942-5472.
Local writers — whether beginner, much published, or somewhere
in between — are invited to a free weekly writers’ workshop on
Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Chesley Memorial Library.
Sessions include group critique, writing exercises, and craft
discussion. Some participants may want to come early or stay
late for some quiet writing time. All genres welcome. Get
some writing done this year, learn from each other, and have
some fun, too! Local writers will take turns leading the group
National Puzzle Day
Tuesday, January 29 is National Puzzle Day. We will have a
variety of puzzles around the library so drop in and enjoy
putting a puzzle together with your friends and family.
There may be an app for that, but this is your chance to get
back to basics with a hands-on puzzle!
Come see the Abenaki Display at the library! Ms.
Desmarais’ 4th grade class at the Northwood School studied the
Abenaki Indians. The Abenaki were the original natives of
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. You will notice Abenaki
can be spelled Abnaki, Abanaki, or Abenaqui. Abenaki
Indians also call themselves Alnombak, which means “the people.”
One-On-One Genealogy Sessions
Discover your ancestors with Ancestry Library Edition and
HeritageQuest Online! Ancestry Library Edition is
available at the Chesley Memorial Library; HeritageQuest Online
can be used at the library and at home. Visit the
library’s web site (chesleylib.com) for
instructions on how to access HeritageQuest Online from home.
If you need help navigating the genealogy databases, join local
amateur genealogist Nancy Borman for FREE one-on-one genealogy
sessions (beginning-level instruction) using Ancestry Library
Edition, HeritageQuest, and other sources. Please email
Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule your one-hour session at a mutually convenient time.
Sessions will be held at the Chesley Memorial Library. If
you do not have email, call the library at 942-5472 and we will
forward your contact information to Nancy. Ancestry
Library Edition and Heritage Quest are both sponsored by the
Friends of the Northwood Libraries.
Celebrate a new year with your friends and neighbors at the
library…the weather outside might be frightful, but the library
is so delightful! The Chesley Memorial Library Senior Café
meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Come on in for a
chance to chat, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and sample some
delicious goodies while you visit.
you ready for some new Magformers? The Power Construction
Magformer Set has joined our library collection! We can
pull out the Magformers, LEGOs, and Brainflakes on demand so
just ask any staff member for a set when you are looking for
some creative play time. Research scientist Dorothy Singer
suggests that “promoting play contributes to early literacy
development by increasing attention span, memory, creativity,
and language and vocabulary skills. It also lays the foundation
for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and
problem solving.” We can leave your creations on display
until the next session so bring your family and friends back to
see your masterpieces!
Boston Museum Passes
Visit one of the museums in Boston! The library has passes to
the Boston Museum of Science, the Boston Children’s Museum, and
the Boston Museum of Fine Arts thanks to help from the Friends
of the Northwood Libraries. Each pass works a little
differently so call the library at 942-5472 for updated
information regarding passes. We can also provide you with
information on when to visit the Currier Museum in Manchester