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Hitch a ride to the voting polls Sept. 11

The Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC) is pleased to announce that the Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, aka “The Blue Bus,” will be providing rides to local voting locations on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Passengers must be pre-registered and call to schedule a ride by Wednesday, ...

Mum sales benefit HB field hockey team

The Hollis Brookline High School Field Hockey team is once again selling fall mums. They are gorgeous, half-bushel size, locally grown flowers approximately 30 inches in diameter, planted in wooden fruit basket Each one is $22. This year’s field hockey team includes more than 38 ...

Congregational Church of Hollis hosts vacation bible school

Showers and high humidity did little to dampen the exuberance and laughter of 72 children, teens and adults at the Hollis Congregational Church Vacation Bible School held from July 23-26. Activities included wood working, science, games, crafts, cooking, singing, dance, bells, skits and ...

Granite United Way announces promotion

STATE – Granite United Way proudly announces that Scoop Welch has been promoted to vice president of regional operations. In her new role, Welch will oversee area directors and area managers throughout Granite United Way and be the lead in the central region. She will also work closely with ...

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Souhegan shoots again for push to postseason

The second season of Robin Bowkett’s tenure as head football coach at Souhegan High commences this week. There is no talk of a sophomore slump or any kind of a step backwards. “Year Two of a culture and a system,” said Bowkett. “It has to make things a lot easier than in Year ...

Veteran Sabers anchor the offensive line

When you’ve invested as much time and energy to a specific craft, say in this case offensive line play, senior year takes on a whole new meaning. Souhegan’s Ries Grondstra and Vincent Bowman each have realized this could be it. The Sabers’ returning starting center and left tackle took ...

Numbers are down but optimism reigns

Coach Chris Lones is always about playing the hand he’s dealt. So when his Hollis Brookline High School football team came together for official practice for the first time this week, it was upbeat and fast-paced, even with the constant periods of rain. “Our numbers are lower than ...

Worcester Poly rower Fox earns prestigious honor

Worcester Poly Tech sophomore Brandon Fox of Hollis earned a spectacular honor recently. The Engineers’ rower was named a prestigious NERC All-Scholar Award winner. The NERC All-Scholar award recognizes the student-athlete from each program that holds the highest cumulative grade ...

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Vote to override SB 365 and SB 446

Thank you to Sen. Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Sununu of SB 365 and SB 446. The young people we encourage to stay in or move to New Hampshire and visitors are not attracted by the attractions that Nashua, Manchester and Concord offer. They are ...

Entrants sought for summer holiday card challenge

To the Editor: I’m baaaack! While I remain ever grateful to Hollis/Brookline response to last year’s Holiday Card Challenge, I’d like to up the ante and challenge our amazing community again. This year my goal is to collect 5,000 cards for each of the branches of our military; 25,000 in ...

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 ...

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Daniel C. Hatch

Daniel C. Hatch, 70, resident of Milford, NH, died on August 21, 2018 at Aynsley Place, Nashua, NH. He was born in Hanover, NH on November 24, 1947, a son of Earl and F. Eloise (Hall) Hatch. He graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1965 and Thomas College, Waterville, ME, where he met ...

John Kramarczyk

John Kramarczyk, husband of June Fallon Kramarczyk, peacefully passed away in his sleep on August 24, 2018 in his home in Nashua, New Hampshire following a lengthy series of illnesses. John was born on December 9, 1943 in New Haven, CT to John and Shirley Kramarczyk.  He was raised and ...

Patricia Alice (Flanagan) Ryherd

Patricia Alice (Flanagan) Ryherd passed away in Nashua NH on June 14, 2018 at age 85. She was recently surrounded by her family at a reunion with her children and their spouses, Cathleen & Robert Glynn, Eric & Cindy Ryherd, Michael & Debra Ryherd and her six grandchildren Kayleigh, ...

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 ...