HB Letters

HBHS Robotics Team 1073 grateful for support

To the Editor: I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to each and everyone in the Brookline and Hollis community for their overwhelming support of the Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST Robotics team as they brought their successful season to a close by qualifying for and attending the ...

Adopt pets from shelters

To the Editor: My name is Hallie Bardani and I am a seventh-grade student at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I believe that adoption from shelters can help with how animals are treated. I have had two cats, and a dog in my life and have known many others, but I noticed one thing with shelter ...

Stop mistreating chickens

To the Editor: I am Morgan from Hollis Brookline Middle School’s seventh grade. At home, I have seven chickens, consisting of six hens and a rooster. Keeping these chickens have made me really care about the species. When I saw the news one day, I was absolutely horrified at the conditions ...

Adopting dogs, cats from shelters is best

To the Editor: My name is Kelsey Chen, and I attend school at Hollis Brookline Middle School. Did you know that each year, 2.7 million animals are killed due to not enough space in shelters? This is because people are buying their animals from stores and breeders instead of saving dogs from ...

Bullying must be stopped

To the Editor: Hallways, buses, classrooms, after school activities. These are places that I, William Bird, a seventh grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School, have seen bullying occur. Every day, I see people being bullied. It has happened to me and to other students and it will continue to ...

Animals should not be euthanized

To the Editor: My name is Natalie Coutu and I am a seventh grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School in the neighboring town of Hollis. I am writing to inform you about the amount of helpless animals dying every year from euthanization. Recently, my family fostered a dog that was a rescue from ...

Kids deserve participation awards

To the Editor: My name is Allie Wood, and I am a seventh grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I love to be outside, but I especially love to play sports. When I was younger, I was rewarded with medals of participation when I would play soccer, and to me, I thought of these awards as tokens ...

A special thanks to Sen. Avard

As a forester based in southern New Hampshire, I would like to thank Sen. Avard for co-sponsoring and supporting Senate Bill 129 – NH’s Clean Energy Jobs Act. New Hampshire has been using wood chips from forest thinnings, land clearing and landscaping to generate electricity for over 30 ...

Thank you for a successful meeting

To the Editor: On March 4, I had the pleasure of conducting the annual GFWC-NH Merrimack District meeting at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. Nashua. The GFWC-NH Merrimack District represent GFWC-NH Woman’s Clubs in Brookline, Candia, Hollis, Hudson, Lyndeborough, Manchester, ...

CAST invites public to ‘Generation Found’

To the Editor: Join Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) on Thursday, April 6, at the Amato Center in Milford as we view “Generation Found.” The documentary was created by Greg Williams, award-winning producer of “Anonymous People.” This is a story about hope for young people and ...

Bill would protect rights of transgender people

On Feb. 9, the New Hampshire House tabled a bill that would have protected rights of a vulnerable group of citizens. HB478 would have given transgender individuals protections that a majority of citizens already possess, but the bill was tabled due in part to Keith Ammon, James Belanger, John ...

Citizen works to keep Hollis’ Blood Road clean of litter

Each day Blood Road in Hollis has a wide range of walkers: some with dogs, others with strollers, still others with a phone in their hand. One daily walker is different. Her name is Nancy and she carries a plastic bag from the east to the west end of Blood Road. By the time this daily ritual is ...

Levesque a candidate for school board

“I am running for school board because I believe that all children deserve a quality education. As a proud resident of Brookline, I am impressed by the fact that Hollis and Brookline are among the top five schools in New Hampshire. I want to keep them that way by supporting our schools and ...

Hollis, please vote no on Amendment 1

Tuesday, March 14 is town Election Day. The ballot has eight amendments to the Hollis Zoning Ordinance. Your vote on these amendments set the rules on how and what you and your neighbors can do on your property. The first amendment is a reduction in the maximum size of a solar system from 1 ...

New Hampshire Heroes seeks more volunteers

Americans who would be willing to offer a few hours of their time to do what they can for our returning wounded heroes. The only qualification is a desire to help those who have given so much for our country. Volunteer some of your time with the New Hampshire Wounded Heroes, Inc. as we show our ...

Now is the time to help young victims

I am urging you to take the challenge today to become involved in protecting the rights and welfare of children in our state who are victims of abuse and or neglect. Many blame DCYF and our Legislature for the appalling number of these cases on court dockets today. Recently, it has been in the ...

Local woman remembered as volunteer, friend

I want to remember a woman who was an example of what it means to be a community member. Anni Hurley, who died last week, was not born in this country, but she was a willing volunteer when called to help out. For years, she served at the Strawberry and Apple Festivals. She loved her adopted ...

Find a cause to support, get involved and be active

On Jan. 21 I attended the women's march in Boston with my daughter and her friend from college. A record number of people came out to support a variety of issues and concerns. But they were united by the belief that every Americans voice should be heard. Many of my friends marched in ...

Exclusions from White House website causing scare

As soon as Donald Trump was sworn into office as president, the White House website deleted federal policy regarding people with disabilities. I guess that is not that much of a surprise considering the fact that Trump openly mocked the physical disability of a reporter at a campaign event ...

Horse ‘n Hound thankful for a year of good tidings

While reviewing 2016, Horse 'n Hound Physical Therapy is thankful for a year of good tidings. The clinic has settled into the Hollis community and has had a productive fourth year. With each renovation and upgrade, we are proud to beautify the northern entrance into our town. We opened our ...