Letter To The Editor
A Fifth Suggestion for our Republican
Health insurance is a gamble. Without it, you
are gambling that you’re not going to need it. But it’s also a
gamble for the health insurers who are gambling that the
premiums they collect will be adequate to cover the claims made.
In this period of health care turbulence, exacerbated by the
Republicans attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable
Care Act, insurers have hedged their bets by raising premiums to
cover the risk.
In an effort to stabilize the health
insurance market, NH Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny
proposed a “reinsurance” program – quoting from the 8/1 Concord
Monitor, “a pool of money via a $32 million assessment on all
insurers operating in NH, along with some federal money… This
insurance assessment, plus the federal funds… were expected to
help reduce premiums by a little over 7 percent.”
not enough of a savings for the Republican-controlled Joint
Health Care Reform Oversight Committee that rejected the idea on
a party-line 4-2 vote.
I would argue that with some insurance
premiums expected to increase 43% next year, small savings are
better than no savings at all.
I would encourage our
Republican Representatives to ask their Republican associates to
reconsider this decision, and to work with Commissioner Sevigny
to find other ways to control health care insurance – and health
care – costs.
As for me, I’m on a single-payer plan. It’s
called MediCare. It – and other reasons – makes me glad I’m 72.
Mark 209 Concert At Northwood Congregational Church, UCC
Direct from Nashville, award-winning Southern Gospel Quartet –
MARK209 – will delight audiences at Northwood Congregational
Church Sunday, August 13, at 4 p.m. The concert is free to
the public and a love offering will be taken.
The program is
part of MARK209’s annual August tour throughout New England
where they perform at more than 20 area churches, parks, and
Last summer’s tour saw them performing an
impromptu concert for both presidents Bush and their families at
their Compound in Kennebunkport, ME.
The blend of four
voices – often sung a Capella – is a joy to hear and a blessing
to all who see them and participate in a worship experience with
them. Congregations, wherever they sing, as they travel
from Maine to California in a 40 ft. diesel bus, are left
wanting more and usually result in an invitation to return the
following year. The quartet is committed to spreading the
gospel through four-part harmony and their concerts often
include taking requests for some of the old familiar hymns.
The afternoon promises to be an uplifting experience for an
audience of all ages.
This concert has been made possible by
generous donations from the following local businesses: Aqua
Specialties, LLC, Northwood; Renae Vater, My Avon, Barrington;
Halos Hair Salon, Northwood; and Revitalizing Touch Therapeutic
Massage, Northwood, Kat Magoon.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1963’s “The Terror”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (August 11 & 12) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1963’s horror-thriller “The Terror,”
starring a very young Jack Nicholson and a very seasoned Boris
“The Terror” was directed by Roger Corman, prolific
and influential producer of hundreds of “B movies,” all of which
were shot and produced quickly and inexpensively. Corman is well
known for his eye for talent, as he mentored many of Hollywood’s
top directors and actors, including Francis Ford Coppola (an
uncredited second director on this film), Martin Scorsese, James
Cameron, Ron Howard, Robert DeNiro, .. the list goes on and on.
“The Terror” is a polarizing film; some viewers love it, while
others – not so much. It has variously been described as “a
legendary mess” by writer Michael Weldon and “engaging chiller
nonsense” by critic Leonard Maltin.” Nicholson himself, who
claimed that he nearly drowned while making this film, called
“The Terror” “ … a lot of separate components pasted together
with Band-Aids.” Why not judge for yourself? Grab your
popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this Gothic gore-fest!
Letter To The Editor
You are most
likely aware by now that Northwood Transportation is no longer
in operation. The Northwood School District has entered into an
agreement with Dail Transportation to provide bus services for
our students to Northwood School and CBNA. However, at the
present time we do not have enough drivers to support the six
bus routes that we need. At the present time we will be starting
the year with three busses, running double runs.
that means that the routes will be longer and the pick-up drop
off times at both Northwood School and CBNA will be adversely
effected. We are hopeful that we will be able to provide the
full six routes by the end of October. The routes are now being
developed. Please refer to the Northwood School website and the
CBNA website for routes.
Our hope is that we can publish them
to the websites by August 14th or earlier. As always, if you
have further questions you can call Superintendent Dr. Robert
Gadomski at the SAU (942-1290). Thank you for your patience and
cooperation as we work to solve this difficult situation.