HB Letters

Hollis voters asked to support Article 3

To the Editor: At Town Meeting in Hollis this year, Warrant Article 3 gives the voters the opportunity to purchase and permanently protect nearly 1 mile of shorefront and 140 acres on Rocky Pond. This beautiful, 64-acre pond is more than 1½ times larger than Silver Lake. It has remained ...

Unanswered questions from presentation

To the Editor: I am submitting below a letter concerning a lecture titled "Your American Muslim Neighbor" that was given on Feb. 14, 2016, at the Brookline Fire Station. "Your American Muslim Neighbor" I was very disappointed to find that Ms. Ibrahim gave ...

Vote in favor of SB2 for Hollis, Brookline

To the Editor: On Tuesday, March, 8 the voters of Hollis and Brookline will have the opportunity to vote to adopt SB2, which would allow for all-day ballot voting on the co-op school budget and bonds. Those of us who attend the co-op annual meetings recognize that they have become ...

Vote yes for SB2

To the Editor: This March on Election Day, registered voters can go to the polls, which are open for 12 hours, and cast their ballots for school board and town offices candidates. Voters who are out of town, traveling on business, working, etc., may request an absentee ballot and still ...

SB2 is not for Hollis and Brookline

To the Editor: Why do some want the SB2 form of town meeting versus the traditional meeting? The benefits 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 ...

Support ballot voting change for co-op

To the Editor: I am writing in support of a change to all-day secret ballot voting for the co-op district. This change is for adoption of Senate Bill 2. To date, 79 school districts in New Hampshire have switched to all-day ballot voting. Brookline and Hollis now comprise over 12,000 ...

Pink Ride exceeds donation goal

To the Editor: What a great day - sunny skies, winter weather, snow to ride and the 2016 Pink Ride. Thank you to all who joined us today at the Pink Ride, and a special thank you goes out to town of Hollis Selectman Vahrij Manoukian and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for also joining us. Sen. Ayotte ...

Hollis Democrats hold mock caucus

To the Editor: The Democratic Caucus of Hollis met on Jan. 26 at the Lawrence Barn. The topics of the evening were the New Hampshire and Iowa caucuses. The N.H. Caucuses were held on Jan. 30. Hollis sent three members as delegate nominees for the Democratic National Convention. Each Hollis ...

Don’t be afraid to extend helping hand

To the Editor: I have lived in Hollis for 18 years. I moved in when I was 50 years old. I often go to the transfer station once or twice a week. Over the last five years, I've become increasingly disabled with arthritis, but I still keep moving. I have noticed that when I go to remove my ...

Thanks for ‘magical and glowing evening’ at Hollis event

To the Editor: Every village is proud of its common, and Hollis has one of the prettiest in the state. On Saturday, Dec. 12, the town lit over 2,500 luminary candles to show off our beautiful Monument Square. Residents, friends and visitors walked and drove through our square to see the ...

Police lieutenant tenders resignation

An open letter to all Hollis residents and community members: It is with mixed emotions that I have tendered my resignation from the Hollis Police Department effective Dec. 20, 2015, after 14 years of service to the town. This decision comes as a result of accepting an offer to become the ...

Great loss to town of Hollis

To the Editor: Each time I drive past 64 Main St., Hollis, or Silver Lake State Park, it brings a smile to my face. And with that smile comes the face of Shirley Cohen, one of my fellow Hollis natives. When I was a youngster, I took Red Cross swim lessons at the park from Shirley and also ...

Thanks for helping someone in need

To the Editor: Far too often in today's society, only the bad news commands space in our media outlets. However, every once in a while, people do something that restores our faith in this society both now and in the future! My family's heartfelt thanks to all the students, faculty, staff and ...

Thanks for Red Ribbon Week participation

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our community partners in sharing the 2015 theme for Red Ribbon Week which is "Respect Yourself Be Drug Free." Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention campaign that began back in 1988 as a result of ...

Thanks for supporting Turkey Shoot

To the Editor: Thank you, Merrimack! Thanks to the support of many local Merrimack businesses and the many Merrimack rafflers who came out to have fun and win raffles, our sixth annual Turkey Shoot was a great success! We are now able to purchase the 3-D printer and printer scanner made here ...

Show cancellation prompts apology

To the Editor: For the past several months, the East Coast Marketing Group (ECMG) has been fundraising on behalf of the Merrimack Police Department's New England Police Benevolent Association Local 12. Donations are used to support various programs and charities throughout the year. As a ...

Thank you for supporting Scout supper

To the Editor: Hollis Troop 12 Boy Scouts hosted their annual spaghetti supper on Saturday, Nov. 7, and fed over 200 people. We would like to thank the community for joining us, and send along a big thank you to our sponsors and volunteers. Some of the funds from this fundraiser help to ...

Thanks for help with Scouting for Food

To the Editor: Scouting for Food was a huge success this year! The communities of Mason, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Brookline, Amherst and Milford generously donated more than 13,400 items of food and personal hygiene products that were distributed to Share in Milford and the Open ...

Thanks to ‘village’ for support during illness

To the Editor: As the saying goes, "It takes a village..." It has certainly taken an extraordinary community to help our family through diagnosis and treatment for leukemia. We cannot thank the entire southern New Hampshire area for its generosity and kindness since Chris' ...

Town of Brookline to hold holiday event

Dear Fellow Brookliners: I hope that this past year has been a happy and healthy one for you, and that it continues through 2016, which is approaching rather quickly. The Brookline Tree Lighting is scheduled again for Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. Donations for the lighting are appreciated. If ...