HB Letters

Hollis Strawberry Festival: Sweet time despite rain

To the Editor: The Hollis Woman's Club and the Hollis Town Band held their annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 28, at Hollis Brookline Middle School. Many first-time attendees did not let the rain outside dampen their spirits. Patti Tures mentioned how well the band sounded. Phyl­lis ...

Hollis Brookline seventh-grader discusses breast cancer awareness

To the Editor: My name is Emma Burbridge, and I'm in the seventh grade at Hollis Brookline Middle School. In 2014, my mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the scariest moment of my life. From that moment on, the house was filled with phone calls about seeing a certain doctor in ...

Held hostage to ‘bridge fuel’

To the Editor: Energy independence used to mean not being reliant on foreign oil. Today it has a new meaning: independence from large corporations trying to control our fate for their own personal gain. For the past year, southern New Hampshire has been plagued with the threat of a natural ...

Be there for Flints Pond

To the Editor: With warmer weather upon us, another request comes to those of you who fish, paddle, take pictures or eat your lunch at Flints Pond to get involved with the Flint Pond Improvement Association. We ask for your help because year after year, the community depends on a small group ...

Thanks from Hollis Brookline Life Of A Cavalier Club

To the Editor: The Hollis Brookline High School Life Of A Cavalier Club would like to thank the organizations that provided their support and monetary donation for the schoolwide walk held on May 21. The walk was a huge success in creating an awareness for this year’s national ...

Thanks for help with Hollis roadside cleanup

To the Editor: With the annual Hollis roadside cleanup now in the rearview mirror, the Hollis Conservation Commission extends a heartfelt thanks to the many people and organizations that participated in that worthy event. For many years now, the Hollis Conservation Commission has sponsored ...

Thanks to Scouts for helping with Brookline elm project

To the Editor: Brookline resident Helen Fenske initiated Brookline’s Elm Street Project about 10 years ago in an effort to return the stately elms to the streets of Brookline. As part of that effort, the local Scouts have helped to raise two generations of tiny elm saplings into ...

Brookline has info packet for new residents

To the Editor: On behalf of the Brookline Economic Development Committee, I would like to welcome new residents and their families to Brookline! The Economic Development Committee has developed tools and ways to better communicate with businesses and residents. Welcome packets have been put ...

Keep tuition affordable to keep students in NH

To the Editor: It is imperative that our N.H. legislators keep our in-state tuition reasonable for our N.H. students. Graduates are more likely to stay in the state and help grow and sustain our economy. Sadly, we are last in the entire 50 states of America in terms of the funds that we ...

Thanks for Brookline General Store story

To the Editor: My name is Susan Collins, and William Batte is my brother, the oldest of the seven of us. My nephew, Bill’s son, got your article about the Brookline General Store to my mom and all of us. The store holds a very special place in our hearts. I am thrilled to see a nice ...

Hollis trails closed during mud season

To the editor: Mud season is here, and the trails are closed to horses and mountain bikes until they are dry and firm. We expect the trails to be closed for up to four weeks. The town has done this in the past few years, and it has been successful in keeping the trails from being damaged by ...

Thank you to two good samaritans

Thank you to Good Samaritans To the Editor: Thank you to the two young ladies from Brookline who gave me a ride back to my car Saturday. I was forced off the road by (another) driver. I sprained my ankle, and bruised my elbow and knee. I was limping back down the road and these two young ...

Brookline Recreation thanks community for successful fishing derby

To the Editor: On behalf of Brookline Recreation, we would like to thank all who helped make this year’s fishing derby a success. This includes Jerry Farwell for clearing the parking lot and beach front, allowing safe access to and from the lake. Bingham Lumber and Paul from N.H. ...

Time for Hollis?Brookline school board reapportionment

To the Editor: The recent change made to the budget apportionment formula for the Hollis?Brookline Co-op School District is a small step in the right direction. Moving from an apportionment formula that was 100 percent average daily membership (ADM) to a new formula that is 95 percent ADM and ...

Hollis Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club thanks volunteers

To the Editor: The Hollis Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club, with over 800 members this winter, would like to thank all the volunteers who have done such a wonderful job maintaining and grooming all the multi-use trails in and around Hollis. With the huge amount of snow from late January ...

Support of skating in Brookline appreciated

To the Editor: As spring finally starts to make its presence felt, I would like to thank the many people who contributed to another successful season of skating at Brookline’s community rink. The effort started with Jerry Farwell and his crew moving the liners and warming shed into ...

Reapportionment for Hollis, Brookline co-op school board, budget committee

To the Editor: The recent change made to the budget apportionment formula for the Hollis?Brookline Co-op School District is a small step in the right direction. Moving from an apportionment formula that was 100 percent average daily membership (ADM) to a new formula that is 95 percent ADM and ...

Pink Ride reaches $20,000 donation goal

To the Editor: On Feb. 7, close to 87 sleds and over 100 participants attended the 2015 Pink Ride at Silver Lake State Park in Hollis. For those of you who have not heard of the Pink Ride, here is a brief description: “The Pink Ride is a fundraising snowmobile ride and event that ...

Time has come for Hollis, Brookline to adopt SB2

To the Editor: I believe that SB2, also referred to as “The Official Ballot Act,” is a concept whose time has come. Voters in Hollis and Brookline will have the opportunity to vote at the polls on (March) 10 to change the way we vote on HB Coop issues. The budget, bond ...