HB Letters

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...