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NH Book Banks, Citizens Bank campaign to fight hunger

REGION – The New Hampshire Food Bank believes nothing could be the answer. Together with Gov. Chris Sununu and Citizens Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, launched the 2018 Nothing Campaign on April 6 at Market Basket in Londonderry. The ...

Hollis Brookline Middle School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Hollis-Brookline Middle School Honor Roll has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Hailey Arseneau, Lily Bazemore, Madeleine Boudreau, Nadia Caplan, Cheyenne Colbert, Abigail Coolidge, Mikayla Coolidge, Hunter Crea, Christina ...

Church announces new faith formation director

The Brookline Community Church is proud to announce that Lindey Shaklee has joined on as the faith formation director. Lindsey has an extensive background of non-traditional teaching including workshop and curriculum writing, and is currently working on her Master’s of Education ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

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Hollis Brookline High track teams step up at Pelham meet

The Hollis Brookline track teams took part in the Pelham High Invitational over the weekend with several fine performances turned in during the first big meet of spring. Lily Jackson took third place on the girls side in the discus. The sophomore sent the disc flying 104-feet, 9-inches on her ...

High hopes for HBHS tennis

The Hollis Brookline boys bring everyone back from a tennis team that reached the semifinals a year ago. Coach Jim McCann’s crew will be bolstered by some young talent, that will certainly push the regulars to be even better in 2018. That certainly bodes well. It might take a little time ...

Hollis Brookline High junior Menard relishes alpine crown

HOLLIS – The snow is dripping away here in Southern New Hampshire, but Hollis Brookline High School alpine ski champion Stephanie Menard isn’t about to hang the skis up just yet. “I think I’ve got at least two more weekends in me,” said Menard, who spent last weekend taking first in ...

Hollis Brookline girls struggle, advance

HOLLIS — A veteran coach like Bob Murphy understands he got away with one Tuesday night in the opening round of the Division II state playoffs. And his lone senior, co-captain Joanna Balsamo, certainly did too. “It’s a reality check,” said Balsamo of the No. 2 Cavaliers’ ...

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SB 2 is not for Hollis and Brookline

Why do some want the SB 2 form of town meeting versus the traditional town meeting? The benefits of SB 2 are always touted as allowing more people to vote on the town warrant articles because voting is conducted on election day. This is definitely a benefit. But, what is it that people can vote ...

Restore sustainable spending in schools

The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District has several warrant articles on this year’s warrant, that if approved will significantly increase property taxes for households in Hollis and Brookline. As the former Hollis Brookline Cooperative Budget Committee Chairman, I am very concerned ...

Vote NO on SB 2 in Brookline

On election day, March 13, at the bottom of Brookline’s town ballot, there will be a seemingly harmless question vaguely asking whether we want to adopt “official ballot voting on all issues.” Seems benign when you put it that way. However, what it means is ending our 249 year tradition ...

Thank you to Old Home Days organizers, attendees

To the Editor: Hi, I’m Sofia of Sofia’s Traveling Zoo. I first want to thank the Old Home Days committee for once again allowing me to present my animals at Old Home Days this year and for giving me double the space. A number of people told me mine was one of the busiest booths at OHD, ...

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Deanna E. Brede

FORT MYERS, FL –Deanna E. Brede, 80, resident of Fort Myers, FL, died on March 16 2018 at Shell Point Hospice, Fort Myers, FL. She was born in Detroit, MI on May 2, 1937 a daughter of Laurence and Esther (Isaacsen) Dienst. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Luther Memorial School ...

Gary Bent

TOWNSEND, MA – Gary “Carrot” Bent, 66, resident of Townsend, MA, died on December 29, 2017 at Apple Valley Center, Ayer, MA. He was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 21, 1951, a son of Clara (Creighton) Bent Connolly of Barton, VT and the late Leonard E. Bent. Gary was raised and ...

Richard B. ‘Dick’ Drisko

Richard B. “Dick” Drisko, 88, of Hollis, NH died September 21, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH after a period of failing health. He was born in Newton, MA November 25, 1928 the son of Harold P. and Ruth (Thompson) Drisko. He grew up in Wellesley Hills, MA and graduated ...

Bruce J. Ingraham

Ingraham, 64, resident of Ayer, MA died on September 13, 2017 at his home. He was born in Nashua, NH on May 2, 1953, a son of Carl L. and Hilda M. (Daniels) Ingraham. He was raised and educated in Brookline, NH and made his home in Ayer for the past 15 years. Bruce had been employed by Inline ...