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Hollis emergency workers union OKs contract

HOLLIS – Both sides are happy. That’s what Town Administrator Troy Brown said about the two-year contract recently signed by the union that represents police, fire and communications employees in town. Final approval is dependent on voter support at Town Meeting later this ...

Winning public speakers

Jordan Remar of Hollis, left, and Ben Gambuzza of Pepperell, Mass., are finalists in the Eleanor Crow Public Speaking Contest held annually among the graduating class at Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass. Both boys are eighth-graders at the school. The contest winner will be announced at ...

NSO’s ‘Simply Great’ features Schepkin

NASHUA – The Nashua Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Sergey Schepkin on piano for Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Edmund M. Keefe Auditorium, 117 Elm St. The program, “Simply Great,” also will ...

Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

As the Girl Scouts of the USA enters its centennial year, the organization named one of the 10 nonprofits to Watch in 2012 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The premier leadership development program for girls was highlighted because Girl Scouting has a new national CEO, Anna Maria Chavez; is ...

Participants revving up for Adventure5k

MANCHESTER – Manchester’s first adventure race, Adventure5k is quickly approaching. More than 400 runners are already signed up to compete. Participants will challenge themselves by tackling a hilly 5K race filled with mud and obstacles at McIntyre Ski Area, at 50 Chalet ...

House of Glass

The Grebus home in Brookline glitters and glows with the creations of their artistan craft. During the week, Gary works as a software engineer and Colleen works as a nurse practitioner. But during their off-time on the weekends, the couple torches, molds and blows glass into colorful creations ...

Hollis school participates in national contest

HOLLIS – Letters, poems and essays penned by students at Hollis Upper Elementary School comprise more than 167 entries to this year’s “My Favorite Teacher Contest,” an annual project sponsored by Barnes & Noble. The school’s students in ...

Annual charity event returns

BROOKLINE – Three years ago, when the Brookline Volunteer Fire Department Association organized its first fundraiser to collect food and money to supplement the town’s welfare budget, it set modest goals. “We’d taken on a family at Thanksgiving and did ...

Library’s contributions tangible, intangible

For all the tangible contributions a library provides its community there are many intangible contributions that are hard to put a dollar value on. Let us first look at the tangible contributions as they pertain to the Hollis Social Library. Books, movies, magazines, and audio books are ...

Summer burning rules in effect in Brookline

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Fire Department announces that due to lack of snow, summer burning rules are in effect. Written permits are required for all outside fires. Also, always allow wood stove and fireplace ashes to cool before disposing of them in a tightly covered, metal ...

Town, school meeting listings

Hollis The Coop Annual Meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, March 5, at the Hollis Brookline High School gym. Hollis Town Meeting, Election Day, is 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the Lawrence Barn. Hollis Town Meeting/Budget Adoption is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at the Hollis Brookline ...

Hollis Boy Scouts help the community SHARE

Christine McQuilkin photo On Feb. 8, the 102nd anniversary of the birth of the Boy Scouts of America, two Hollis Troop 12 Boy Scouts delivered donated food to a food pantry called SHARE Outreach. Nick Franzini and Adam McQuilkin conducted a food drive and delivered six boxes of food. SHARE ...

Girl Scouts turn 100

MANCHESTER – March 12 marks the 100th birthday of the largest girl-serving educational organization in the country. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will celebrate 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character at its Girltopia Expo on Saturday, Feb. ...

Recipe: Corn Andouille Chowder

What exactly do you picture when you read the words “open space”? Do you see a group of horses grazing in rolling green pastures bordered by stacked stonewalls? Or fields of sweet strawberries and summer vegetables planted in perfect rows waiting for harvest? Maybe you ...

Volunteer at BAS for nine years

BROOKLINE – When you meet paramedic Bevin Brett at his Brookline home, you’ll probably notice his warm demeanor and soft New Zealand accent. The first thing you’ll notice, however, are two huge alpacas that greet visitors off the Brett’s ...

Find out who’s running in town elections

Here’s a complete list of who’s running in the March 13 town and school district elections: Brookline Town: ? Selectman, one seat, three-year term – John Carr. ? Town Moderator, one seat, two-year term – Incumbent Peter Webb. ? Town Treasurer, one ...

Plenty of events during winter break at BPL

For many Brookline children, school winter vacation means a well-deserved break from daily homework, bag lunches and getting up early, along with the occasional trip down south to escape the (usually) harsh New England winter. Luckily for those children and their families remaining in town, ...

Daddy’s girls

HOLLIS – If you drove by the Lawrence Barn last Friday night, you may have seen flashing lights and lots of pink and red through the windows from the sixth annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Dads in their suits and little girls in their best party dresses danced and frolicked in ...

Spanish Brass in Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will continue its 2011-12 season on Saturday, Feb. 25, with Spanish Brass, which has spanned the globe, performing eclectic musical programs from a repertoire of classical to contemporary pieces. The performance will be at 8 p.m. in ...

Local authors gather in Nashua for one night

NASHUA – Back in 2005, the Nashua Public Library found itself facing an unusual conundrum. So many local authors were contacting them in hopes of scheduling book signings and related events, they weren’t able to accommodate them all. Carol Eyman, the library’s ...