final 2018 meeting of the Northwood Democrats will be held in
the Community Hall in Northwood Narrows, Wednesday, Dec.
19, at 6:30pm. We will honor and celebrate candidate Dr. David
Cousin and campaign manager Grace Mattern’s victory in the
General Election with a pot-luck dessert reception. Bring a
dessert to share. Beverages will be provided.
Please RSVP to Tom Chase, Chair,
the Community of Northwood and its surrounding areas:
Thank you! With the recent tragic loss of our son Tyler
Metalious we experienced the greatness of the community we live
in. The tremendous amount of support in the form of meals,
gift cards and the GoFundMe page was only surpassed by the
outpouring of kind words, thoughts and prayers. Just to
know how much people care about us and how many people cared
about Tyler means the world to us. It’s impossible to
thank everyone individually which is why we chose this means of
showing our appreciation for what everyone has done for us
during this most difficult time. If we were to try to
thank everyone then we would surely forget to mention many.
So again, thank you everyone for everything you have done for
us. You are why this community is so great!
Kevin, Michelle, Austin, Abigail and Ryan
Northwood School Quarter 1 Honor Roll 2018-2019
Jocelyn Young, Principal and Mr. Adrian Alford, Assistant
Principal are pleased to announce the honor roll for the first
Grade 8 High Honor Roll
Megan Adams, Aiden Cox
Grade 8 Honor Roll
Caleb Adams, Carly Clemmer, Maximus Compton, Henry Devaney,
Jayden Hartigan, Pacey Labelle, Adam Ludwikowski, Allie
McGuigan, Conor Pease, Carl Peters, Benjamin Place, Tyler
Grade 7 High Honor Roll
Kyla Demontigny, Bailee DeTrude, Andrew George, Somer Loto,
Hannah Shortt, Holly Smith, Makennah Tatem
Grade 7 Honor Roll
Alyviah Blad, Andrew DeBello, Campbell Hartford, Maxwell Heigis,
Tabitha Hollinrake, Jaida Hurd, Michaela Linskey, Saere
McGuinness, Kiley Murphy, Kylie Prusia, Judith Quinney, Olivia
Swett, Chloe Walters
Grade 6 High Honor Roll
Serenity Brown, Eilah Crawn, Amy Demaine, Kailyn Harlow, Emili
Sheldon, Emily Valli
Grade 6 Honor Roll
Elizabeth Abernathy, Sophia Arroyo, Lillian Biron, Jeremy
Bisson, Austin Companion, Caleb Edgecomb, Jorgia Garrow, Carson
Hodgdon, Anthony Hoyos, Cameron Lee, Aiden McGuigan, Eli McNeil,
Natalie Mello, Isaiah Petrin, Mary Reardon, Ryan Rodler, Liam
Grade 5 High Honor Roll
Natalie George, Jackson Miller, Breanne Peters
Grade 5 Honor Roll
Carolyn Abernathy, Mylie DeMoss, Kahlan Gilbert, Gabriella
Grogan, Zoe Harlow, Evelyn Heppler, Kaitlyn Linskey. Dean
Loukola, Emma Mayo, Brayden McGrath, Meghan Murphy, Emma-Lee
Place, Kaiden Schultz, Colton Spinale
Last winter our woodstove seemed almost “dead.”
Found lots of creosote buildup...
fixed, thanks to Ted.
kitchen drawers were all out of line.
Just ask Ted - fixed!
Every drawer is fine.
Karl loves stacking wood; so do I.
almost six cords-
was here by our sides.
deck needed painting; and
Karl and I like to paint.
hot all summer, tho.
decided to wait.
“wanted” to help.
sure appreciate him.
Punky foundation needed “work.”
fixed everything again!!
replaced a broken window, insulated sky lights.
This guy is terrific. An my gosh, is he bright!!
When he visits (no labor) with Lily,
share special thoughts...
our nation’s wracked history, current events that are wrought...
With anger and angst and analysis, and scope.
Wilkinson, you’re our “go-to,” our mentor, our Hope!!!
Letter To The Editor
School Funding Idea
read with interest Jim Hadley’s recent letter comparing tax
rates in Northwood and Nottingham from 2011-2018. What caught my
eye was the fact that during that time, Northwood’s state
education tax rate had decreased 10% while Nottingham’s state
education tax rate decreased 11%.
could this be? A tax rate going down?
it turns out, the State’s annual contribution to locals schools
is set at $363 million by RSA 76:3. So the State Department of
Revenue Administration takes the total property value in the
state and divides it into $363 million to determine what the
rate should be.
And, as you would expect - and as is evidenced by the new
construction going on here and elsewhere in the state - the
total property value has increased over these seven years. So,
more property = lower rate.
here’s an idea. What if the state left the rate unchanged? It
would raise an extra $36.3 million to distribute to our
chronically underfunded schools.
This wouldn’t make much of a dent, but it would represent a
small step towards the state taking more responsibility for
providing an adequate education for the state’s children, as the
State Constitution calls for.
Let’s hope that our newly elected House and Senate look
seriously at education funding reform before the state gets
hauled into court again for “Claremont - Round 3.”