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To the Editor: There are people whose job it is to sit around a table and think: How can we do something truly stupid, and make it harmful to the planet and to some real human beings while we are in the groove? A bunch …

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Submitted by Sidney Hall
Thank you from Hollis Strawberry Festival To the Editor: The Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club’s 68th Hollis Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 22, experienced a record crowd …
Friday, June 27, 2014
What’s the buzz about Common Core? Find out June 16 To the Editor: There has been a lot of discussion around Common Core state standards (CCSS). In Hollis Brookline SAU …
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thanks to those who participated in Memorial Day celebrations To the Editor: I have been organizing the Memorial Day Services as the selectmen-appointed Memorial Day Chairman for over 22 years. …
Friday, May 30, 2014
To the Editor: If you wish to change your political party registration in time for the next primary election, now is the time to do so. On Sept. 9, the …
Thursday, May 29, 2014
To the Editor: As someone working in the energy industry, I would sincerely appreciate the folks in Hollis establishing a thoughtful list of concerns for discussion versus being immediately against …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
To the Editor: As a parent, it is my responsibility to protect my children. Whose responsibility is it to protect New Hampshire’s forests, seacoast, lakes, mountains and wildlife? The White …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
To the Editor: The Friends of the Hollis Social Library will hold the annual Book Sale on May 10 at the Hollis Town Hall. This well-attended event opens its doors …
Thursday, May 1, 2014
To the Editor: Last weeks’ satirical letter by Mary Zore was hilarious. As a longtime satire writer, I especially liked her powerful use of irony. She criticizes two previous HBJ …
Monday, May 5, 2014
To the Editor: I write today as a concerned citizen and taxpayer after experiencing the recent deplorable cooperative board annual meetings. I have never before seen such an orchestrated display …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To the Editor: My name is Khushali Patel, and I am a seventh-grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I lost my grandmother in September 2013 to lymphoma, and it was …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To the Editor: In last week’s Hollis Brookline Journal, Lynne Dougherty requested alternatives to Common Core state standards and expressed indifference for “local (parental) control of education.” I’d like to …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To the Editor: I share Normand Bleau’s disappointment to read the misrepresentations and accusations Representative Levesque makes in her letter to the editor in the April 4 issue of The …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To The Editor: Within the past several weeks, we have had two letters and articles in the Hollis Brookline Journal that represent emotional responses to the issues of our days …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
To The Editor: I have read with interest over the past several weeks letters to the editor that have vilified the Common Core state standards (CCSS). What has struck me …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: It is most unfortunate that the Representative Levesque chose to personally attack my husband in her recent letter to the editor. Moreover, it is extremely troubling that …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: I have never written to the local paper until today and knew very little about Common Core until the SAU presentation at the end of January. As …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: My name is Niko Martin, and I am a seventh-grade student at Hollis Brookline Middle School in Hollis. I am writing to you because I believe same-sex …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: Another maple season has ended and Mother Nature made it a bit difficult with all her snow and freezing temperatures, but we made it through! We would …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: Have you ever driven past the Hollis Primary School and noticed the lovely Tee Pee that is set up every fall? This is a part of the …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
To the Editor: It’s getting easier to understand why concerned parents are increasingly pushing back against the Common Core agenda being imposed upon their kids. Academic standards would be dumbed …
Friday, April 11, 2014
To the Editor: It was very disappointing to read the misrepresentations and accusations in Representative Levesque’s letter to the editor in the April 4 issue of The Journal. First, she …
Friday, April 11, 2014
To the Editor: My name is AshLynn Hoey, and I am a seventh-grade student at Hollis Brookline Middle School in Hollis. My friend was diagnosed with cancer last year, and …
Friday, April 11, 2014
To the Editor: State Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, should be congratulated for her prime sponsorship of a bill (SB 193) that would examine the pathways to oral health in our …
Friday, April 11, 2014
To the Editor: The Hollis trails are closed for mud season to horses and mountain bikers. This is done to protect the trails from being torn up until they dry …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: I appreciated the letter from the Hollis woman in last week’s paper. She pointed out that there should be discussions and a study down about the tax …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: Last week, Kat McGhee wrote a negative review of the yet-to-be-held forum on Common Core state standards (CCSS), claiming the panel was anti-CCSS and not fact-based. There …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: Last week, a nonbinding vote was taken to reject Common Core state standards in the Hollis Brookline Co-op. We heard 20 minutes against CCSS and were cut …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: This is a letter to the people of Hollis, Brookline and Milford. In 1964, as a gift to their community, cousins Hollis Nichols and Jeff Smith founded …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In honor of National Public Health Week 2014, I would like to stress the importance …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: The Colonial Garden Club, of Hollis, raises money through our annual plant sale and garden tours in order to provide scholarships, maintain town plantings and to help …
Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Editor: In the recent election, the results for the two races for the Hollis School Board were extremely close. In the one-year position, no recount was requested. After …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the recent town election. I look forward to serving town residents as a library trustee for …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
To the Editor: I am writing today to celebrate a young woman who has become my inspiration and hero… When one learns that their mother has cancer, one can handle …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
To the Editor: Apportionment is too important and complex an issue to be decided emotionally. At the Cooperative School District meeting, we were presented with figures based on 100 percent …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
To the Editor: Common Core Forum for Understanding sounds good… But the impression that the Common Core Forum at the end of March will be “balanced” is misleading. The three …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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