HB Letters

Thanks for supporting Hollis, Brookline police departments

To the Editor: I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone on behalf of myself, my committee - Rebecca Joslyn, Peg Teichman, Audra Copeland, Barb Longfellow, Pam Mudgett, Michelle Knowles, Keith Carlson, Jon Tate, Tara Koski, Michael Richard, Susan Sylvestrie, Daryl Pelletier and Haley ...

Candidate values health, education

To the Editor: Are you frustrated with this election? Are you thinking of not even voting? I hear you. I've been involved in this election for almost two years. I saw all 17 Republican presidential candidates and all five Democratic presidential candidates, some multiple times. I strive to be ...

Consider ‘best candidate’ Nov. 8

To the Editor: In what has become the most divisive election in our lifetimes, voters are faced with two choices as to who will occupy the White House for the next four years. One being the winner of the Republican primaries, during which he outpolled 17 other candidates, convincing the ...

Vote Levesque, Taylor for state rep

To the Editor: Brookline and Mason have two dedicated, hard-working, highly qualified candidates for state representative in Melanie Levesque and Gale Taylor, and I am proud to support them both. Melanie is a small business owner, who is deeply involved in her church and our community. She ...

Candidate wants less government

To the Editor: I'm John Lewicke, candidate for state representative for Brookline and Mason. I ask for your vote on Nov. 8. I believe individuals, not government, should make most choices. We must end abuse of individual rights by government and by corporations wielding government power. We ...

Consider candidate’s voting record

To the editor: Here are some facts that illustrate a disturbing voting record of Democrat candidate Melanie Levesque (Brookline) when previously in the New Hampshire Legislature: Levesque supports Common Core, despite the fact a vote was taken in March 2014 at the annual SAU 41 meeting with a ...

Support Republican ticket in election

To the Editor : Presidential candidate Donald Trump is the only nominee in 20 years who understands that first, the United States has a severe unemployment crisis; second, our trade and regulatory policies are driving it; and third, we are a nation that exports employment and imports ...

Support Weeks for Executive Council

To the Editor: I am writing in support of the candidacy of Dan Weeks for Executive Council representing District 5, which extends along New Hampshire's southern border from Nashua nearly to Vermont. Dan is a thoughtful thinker who patiently listens to varying views while understanding the ...

CARA makes difference in drug problem

To the Editor: The opioid addiction epidemic is the single biggest issue facing New Hampshire today. Last year, more than 400 people died in New Hampshire from drug overdoses and countless more have had their lives ruined by addiction. Since the beginning of 2013, drug overdoses in New ...

Veterans team up with Brookline farmer

To the Editor: Cheryl Thompson, program manager at Harbor Homes' BAE Independence Hall, a 26-apartment veteran housing facility located in Manchester, is passionate about helping her residents be their most healthy, prosperous and productive, which naturally includes eating well. During the ...

Ayotte ‘a very productive senator’

To the Editor: It is my privilege to strongly endorse Kelly Ayotte for another six years as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire. I've carefully followed all her efforts to represent me and my fellow residents. She has done a great job and is well respected by fellow senators from both parties. ...

Retiring teachers thank community

To the Editor: We would like to thank the community, our students, parents and fellow staff members for our many years of teaching at Hollis Brookline Middle School. We are grateful to have worked with so many wonderful students who are excited about learning. As we retire from this chapter ...

Ayotte’s colleagues should follow her lead

To the Editor: Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much. This is why it is so important that we have leaders like Kelly Ayotte in the Senate to bring people together to find solutions. I have been very impressed by Kelly Ayotte's response to the attacks in Orlando. Her initial reaction ...

Friends thank everyone who helped make library book sale successful

To the Editor: The Friends of the Hollis Social Library held their most successful annual book sale on May 10 at Hollis Town Hall and realized $3242.50. The Friends would like to thank Laurel Lang, Joni LaBombard and Ann Russell, who used their great experience of library book sales to lead a ...

Hollis to hold Memorial Day ceremony

Hollis to hold Memorial Day ceremony To the Editor: Attention, all Hollis residents, businesses, groups, organizations, schools and clubs. The Hollis Memorial Day ceremony is an evening ceremony at the Hollis Town Common. All participants and attendees should assemble at 5 p.m. at the Town ...

Thanks to community after house fire

To the Editor: We would like to thank the Hollis-Brookline community, the Captain Samuel Douglas Academy parents and staff, and the Hollis and Brookline fire departments for their generous support, thoughts, prayers and professional service after our house fire on Jan. 17. We moved to ...

Student raises awareness about pandas

To the Editor: Hello! My name is Hayden Wink, I am a seventh-grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I am sending this email so you can put it into your great newspaper to help spread awareness about the poaching of red pandas. These adorable animals are vulnerable and soon to be ...

Horses deserve to have rescue farms, not sent to slaughter pens

To the Editor: My name is Emma Armstrong, and I am a grade 7 student at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I am sending this email to raise awareness towards the mystery of what happens to racehorses that reach the end of their careers, or simply horses that just don't get the love and affection ...

Seek reputable sources for information

To the Editor: Recently, there have been several letters to the editor discussing Islam. Regardless of how a person feels about an individual, a people group or religion, the most important part of having a meaningful discussion is having reputable data, and I'd like to share some helpful ...

Comparing teachers’ salaries to industry

To the Editor: Hollis and Brookline voted to increase co-op teachers' salaries by 6 percent over two years. The reason: equalize the elementary school and co-op pay. We were given stats: 100 percent graduation, 94 percent college, teachers working diligently at substandard income and personal ...