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Talent show supports 2020VisionQuest

The Hollis Upper Elementary School held a talent and craft show in April with fourth, fifth and sixth graders sharing their musical talents on the high school stage. All of the proceeds raised were to support 2020VisionQuest, a local Nashua organization founded by Randy Pierce. Randy, who ...

Joan Cudworth receives environmental stewardship award

EPSOM – New Hampshire the Beautiful presented Hollis resident Joan Cudworth, manager of the town’s transfer station, with the fourth annual Environmental Stewardship Award on May 23, in Manchester, at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association annual conference and expo. The award ...

Real estate agent awarded green designation

HOLLIS – Lisa Schmalz, a sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, have been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Schmalz, a Hollis resident, ...

Hollis native receives academic honor

HOLLIS – Jonah Chazin, of Hollis, received the Student Activity Award from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at the annual Senior Awards Reception on Friday, May 19. This award recognizes students who make strong contributions to College and ...

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Cavs fall in semis

By ANDREW SYLVIA Correspondent NASHUA – Pinkerton defeated Hollis Brookline 3-1 in the first week of the boys volleyball season, and now in the final week of the campaign as well, earning a victory in the NHIAA Division I boys volleyball semifinals at Nashua North on June 8. The Cavaliers ...

Local girls lax team finishes undefeated

The Hollis-Brookline Youth Lacrosse 12UB (fifth and sixth grades) girls team went undeafeated this season. On Sunday, the Cavs went on to win the championship with a 7-6 sudden-death overtime triumph over Exeter. Amanda Gardinier scored the winning goal in the extra period. Bella Haytayan ...

HB reaches Final 4

HOLLIS – Hollis Brookline needed five sets and then some to finally extinguish Goffstown and continue its state title defense. The Cavaliers, down 2-1, got an outstanding fourth-set performance from Jonathan Brackett to keep them in it and an amazing closing performance from Nick Wood, who ...

Derryfield cruises past HB boys lax

NASHUA – Hollis Brookline brought a 12-game win streak into Wednesday’s Division II boys lacrosse semifinal at Stellos Stadium. The momentum wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the buzz saw of undefeated, defending champion Derryfield. The second-seeded Cougars scored the first six goals and ...

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Hollis Rep: Constituents, testimony determined vote on SB 66

To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor. I am a Hollis representative who when elected represents all people of Hollis. Regarding my vote on the fetal homicide bill, all of the constituents I heard from except one asked me to vote against this bill, ...

School vouchers bad for property value

To the Editor: I have sometimes heard taxpayers in Hollis and Brookline complain that “I don’t have any children so why should I pay for a school system?” The answer that any taxpayer can understand is: “Because good schools increase property values!” Hollis and Brookline property ...

Turncoat Gargasz has got to go

[SB Law 66]Turncoat Gargasz has got to go To The Editor: State Representative Carolyn Gargasz is serving her ninth term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Republican. Recent action by Gargasz opposing the Fetal Homicide Law , that protects pregnant women and their unborn ...

Crimeline says thank you

To the Editor: To The Granite State Magicians for their performances on April 8 at the ninth annual Benefit for the K-9 program. Crimeline would as like to thank the American Legion Post 98 for their cooperation in the event. Thanks also to the businesses and residents who donated items for the ...

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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 ...

Barbara L. Buker

Barbara L. Buker, 83 a longtime resident of Merrimack, NH passed away on Friday May 12, 2017 at her home after a protracted battle with heart disease and was surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1933 a daughter of the late Morillo E. Post and Gladys P. (Greenier) Post Brown. Barbara ...

Raymond Kranz

Raymond Kranz, 69, of Merrimack passed away on Friday May 12th, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after his courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born in Queens, NY on February 21, 1948 to the late Joseph and Frances (Cappo) Kranz. He was a graduate of Sewanaka High School ...

George E. Doyle Jr.

George E. Doyle, Jr., 68, of Merrimack passed away on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at Bedford Hills Center in Bedford after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Bronx, NY on November 17, 1948 to the late Evelyn Jane (Cockrill) and George E. Doyle, Sr. George was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the ...