HB Letters

People In Glass Houses

In an interview with the weekly public radio show “This American Life,” Seth Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer serving as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and candidate for president, has criticized President-elect Donald Trump on his lack of ...

Will Marijuana Sales Set Us Free in New Hampshire?

On Behalf of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians (NH AFP) I speak in opposition of HB 481. As a family physician who currently, the commercialization of marijuana would adversely affect the health and safety of our most vulnerable population, children. While, the Academy supports ...

“Mulch Volcanoes” are killing region’s trees

Now that spring is finally here, landscape companies and homeowners are beginning their annual application of mounds of bark mulch piled high against trees. These “mulch volcanoes” can be seen everywhere - shopping malls, office parks, private homes, public spaces, etc. To see this ...

Required to post a bond

New Hampshire does not require insurance to drive, however, it is my understanding that if a driver has no insurance he or she is required to post a bond in case of accidents. The state however does not verify the posting of said bond. Since no social security card and hence I assume no ...

Feels like the President has “switched sides”

Our President has strong beliefs about Putin that “Benedict Arnold” would love: #1) Putin’s assessment that North Korea’s ballistic missile system is NOT capable of hitting the USA with a nuclear weapon......over his own Intelligence team, who said that North Korea CAN hit the USA ...

Americans Could Love Trump

I was crossing the Hudson to Nashua bridge in December and spotted a man asking for money. I thought to myself, I can help him. I pulled a $10 bill out of my wallet to give him. He walked to my car with great effort on his part. He looked me right in the eye and say “May God bless you.” I ...

Not just president of those who elected him

I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

It’s all about the apples in Hollis

When I was little, I lived my first seven years of my life with my mother and grandfather, Pop. Pop was an Italian immigrant, a naturalized citizen of the U.S. His sponsor family taught him carpentry as a means of earning a living and supplied him with all the tools he needed when he was ready ...

Bash incandescent bulbs and go LED

Go to the store today and purchase a pack of LED bulbs and replace perfectly working incandescent bulbs in your home and start saving money in just three months. As a bonus, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment. Yes, that’s right, removing a perfectly good incandescent bulb and ...

Take a step into Bedford’s history

To the Editor: Calling all history buffs, veterans, students and curiosity seekers! On Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Friends of Bedford Cemeteries will provide free tours of one of New Hampshire’s most fascinating sites: Back River Road Cemetery. Step into the 18th century and learn ...

‘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 ...