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BECKER COLLEGE The following local students were named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Becker College in Worcester, Mass. FROM HOLLIS: Lauren Ledoux. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY The following local students graduated this spring from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. FROM ...

Fish and Game releases 2017 NH spring gobbler season results

CONCORD – Hunters harvested 4,482 turkeys in New Hampshire during the 2017 spring hunt. This is 600 more turkeys than the 3,882 taken in the 2016 spring season and the second highest harvest, surpassed only by the 4,550 taken in 2013. “Last winter was relatively easy for wild turkeys ...

Restaurant raises $112K for camp’s van, oncology session

CASCO, MAINE – Managing Partners from 17 Texas Roadhouse locations throughout New England, as well as six individuals from the Texas Roadhouse Corporate office in Louisville, Ky., visited Camp Sunshine for the Texas Roadhouse Oncology Session. Not only did the long-time corporate partner ...

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HB U11 clinches trip to regionals

Saturday, July 15 The Hollis Brookline Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars opened state tournament play in Nashua on Saturday with a 5-4 win over Londonderry. In the top of the first, HB set the tone with two great defensive plays. Jackson Goldstein doubled off a runner at home attempting to score on a ...

Martel wins 2nd State Am in 5 years

KEENE – It wasn’t easy, but making history rarely is. Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel held off Concord Country Club’s Matt Paradis for a 2 and 1 victory in the 36-hole title match of the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship on Saturday at Bretwood Golf Course. The triumph marks ...

HB Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars play well

Hollis Brookline Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars cruised into the Souhegan Valley Invitational playoffs recently with three strong wins. July 8 On Saturday, HB jumped on ConVal early and cruised to a 10-1 victory. Adam Connelly led the way with two hits, three stolen bases and pitched a perfect ...

U11 All Stars march into state tournament

HB U11 All-Stars opened Cal Ripken District play recently with two strong wins, avenging losses from last summer and qualifying the team for the State Tournament. July 1 HB knocked off Amherst 8-3 led by a strong effort on the mound and at the plate from Travis Lafontaine. Andrew Eckman and ...

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‘Un-American’ to let Affordable Care Act fail

To the Editor: We’ve reached a new low. Letting the ACA fail is not a strategy, it’s a temper tantrum. And it’s un-American. We’ve always been about innovation, solving problems and reaching creative compromises. We’ve often failed, but it’s unusual to just give up, take our ball ...

Thank you to all who made Strawberry Festival happen

To the Editor: The Hollis Woman’s Club Strawberry Festival chairpersons began planning for the June Hollis Strawberry Festival in January. There are three areas of the festival that the chairpersons have absolutely no control over: the weather, quality and availability of the strawberries ...

Board gets it wrong by nixing Brookline sidewalk project

To the Editor: Congratulations to the three Selectboard members who shamelessly gave Brookline residents the finger by surreptitiously cancelling the “TAP-2” sidewalk project overwhelmingly approved by the taxpayers they’re supposed to represent. They may have cost the town $580,000 in ...

Students, communities can help stop bullying in schools

To the Editor: Over 13 years I have felt most emotions that you can think of. But, it wasn’t until May 14, 2017 that I felt truly heartbroken. That day was when I found out what had happened to Hannah Bazemore. Although that experience was hard, I learned what bullying really was and that I ...

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Charles E. Woods Jr.

Charles (Charlie) E. Woods, Jr. passed away on July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. Charlie was born August 17, 1931 to the late Charles and Blanche (Hunter) Woods. He was a lifelong resident of Hollis, NH. He graduated from Hollis High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from ...

Edward Prescott McDuffee

Edward Prescott McDuffee, Esq. (formerly of Hollis, NH), Carlsbad, CA – died peacefully on June 22, 2017 at his home in Carlsbad, CA at the age of 93. Edward was born December 18th, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Lester and Gertrude McDuffee. Edward is survived by his three ...

Anna Marie (Sullivan Reed) Amidon

Charlemont, MA – Anna Marie (Sullivan Reed) Amidon, 93, of Charlemont, MA, formerly of Hollis, NH and Sebastian, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 7, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Her love of reading was eclipsed only by her love of story telling. Anna ...

Mary Ann (Lilley) Tirabassi

Mary Ann (Lilley) Tirabassi, age 78, passed away at D’Youville Senior Care, Lowell, Massachusetts on Sunday, June 11, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born November 14, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York to Emma V. (Moeller) and John J. Lilley II. Mary Ann attended Catholic ...