Northwood NH News

July 26, 2017


Join in Celebrating the Life of Meg McGoldrick, of Northwood, who passed away Friday July 7, 2017.


An active community member Meg managed the Northwood Food Pantry, and Northwood Farmers’ Market (where she sold flowers).  Celebration on Friday Aug 18, 7 – 9pm at the Knights of Columbus, 52 Bradley St Concord, NH.  Wear bright / flowered clothing.  Optional - bring a story and/or flower(s) from your garden.





Northwood citizens,
It’s Bean Hole Bash time again. Mark your calendars, because on July 28th and 29th a lot of fun times will be happening right here in town.


Keep the flyer in this week’s Sun and get ready to enjoy small town USA. Of course the main event is the bean dinner on Saturday. The beans will be very tender after 16+ hours in the ground roasting.


At 6 pm on Friday night we will be have an auction. There is something for everyone including desks, office chairs, filing cabinet, an air hockey table, and so much more. We are still looking for more. If you have anything cluttering up your garage, basement or shed please donate it. We’ll pick it up. The money stays right here in town, going for good causes.


So, come to the auction and have some fun or donate to a good cause and help the community. Call me for donation pickup. 603-303-5224. Come sample the beans at the Northwood Bean Hole Bash.


Toot, toot,
Tim Jandebeur



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1950’s “D.O.A.”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (July 28 & 29) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1950’s’ dark and gritty film noir drama “D.O.A.,” starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton.


Told in flashback, “D.O.A.” introduces us to Frank Bigelow (O’Brien), a businessman visiting San Francisco for a carefree week of bachelor fun before he weds his fiancée Paula Gibson (Britton). O’Brien meets up with a group of salesmen and winds up in a wild, waterfront jazz bar, only to have a mysterious stranger switch his drink. O’Brien wakes up in the morning with the hangover of his life. Feeling worse and worse, he visits a hospital, where doctors give him tragic news: he has been poisoned with “luminous toxin” – and there’s no antidote. The poisoning must have been deliberate, but who could have done it, and why? With nothing to lose, Bigelow spends his next frantic days attempting to solve the mystery of this heinous act.


“D.O.A.” was based on the1931 German film “Der Mann, Der Seinen Morder Sucht,” a black comedy about a man who arranges for his own death but then regrets his hasty decision. When it was adapted for American audiences, director Rudolph Mate created a much darker and more chaotic world, filled with dive bars and dangerous people. “D.O.A.” features the talented (and underappreciated) Edmond O’Brien in one of his most memorable roles. The film was remade in 1988 starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. Critics and audiences heartily agreed: the original “D.O.A.” was definitely the best.  Jeff Stafford of Turner Classic Movies described it as “one of the most imaginative and frenetic entries in the film noir genre … “ and pointed out that it “ … works as both a detective thriller and as a bleak, nihilistic melodrama.” Judge “D.O.A.” for yourself! Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this unflinching thriller from the past.



Letter To The Editor
Suggestion #3


The dedicated reader will recall that Rock. 1 Rep. Brian J. Stone emailed me last month to request suggestions for “potential legislation for the next year that could benefit Northwood.”


Having suggested, in the last installment, that the Legislature fund kindergarten at the same level as Grades 1-12 – and not with keno money, here I would like to suggest that legislators re-visit the whole issue of the state’s contribution to school funding.


If you are over 40 and began to pay attention – at 20 – 20 years ago, you will recall the Claremont Case and the long and expensive struggle to get the governor(s) and legislature to accept more financial responsibility for school funding. First, it took years before the State Supreme Court ruled that when the State Constitution says that the State must “cherish” education, the State must back up the “cherishing” with money. Then more years went by as the legislature decided how much was an “adequate” amount.


Today, that amount is a little over $3,600/student, an amount that is profoundly INADEQUATE on its face when every district in the State is spending well in excess of $10,000/student.


Of course, this inadequacy is most felt by the same property-poor towns that brought the suit in the first place. This can be seen in the data presented in a recent Monitor article. Property-rich towns pay teacher salaries – on average - of $70,000 and up. Property-poor towns pay less than $42,000.


Northwood School comes in at $44,490, slightly ahead of Pittsfield at $41,459.


I think that it is time to re-visit what it means for the State to provide “adequate” funding to the school districts of New Hampshire, because $3,600 is not enough.


If you agree – or have other legislation of your own to propose – contact Rep. Stone at 724-1404 or


See you at the Bean Hole Bash.
Tom Chase












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