HB Letters

Support change to all-day ballot voting for Hollis-Brookline co-op

To the Editor: I am writing in support of passage of a change to all-day secret ballot voting for the co-op district. This change would be for the adoption of Senate Bill 2. To date, 79 school districts in New Hampshire have switched to ballot voting. The time is right. Our two towns, ...

Hollis library trustee candidate asks for vote

To the Editor: Don’t forget to vote on Election Day and put an X next to the name Merle Eisman Carrus on your ballot. I am very excited about having the opportunity to be elected as a member of the Hollis Social Library Board of Trustees. It will be nice to get elected to the ...

Thanks for support of Ricard memorial tournament

To the Editor: The second annual Cam Ricard Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament, which was held in Brookline on Jan. 10, was an absolute success, with over 25 teams coming out to support the Cam Ricard Memorial Scholarship Fund. Overall, the tournament was able to raise over $1,800 to go toward a ...

Thank you for donations to Hollis VFW

To the Editor: In September 2014, our Hollis VFW Post wrote a letter to the editor explaining that our Post Relief Fund had been depleted and we were seeking some donations to fill a growing need we experience with helping veterans. Our post is rather small, and our members are not young. We ...

Correcting Hollis Brookline COOP apportionment misconceptions

To the Editor: I am Chairman of the Hollis Budget Committee and am writing to urge voters in both Brookline and Hollis to attend the January 12, 2015 COOP Special District Meeting and reject the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District apportionment formula recommended by the COOP School ...

Apportionment Response

To the Editor: In the Dec. 5 Hollis Brookline Journal, there were 2 letters to the editor that caught my attention about the COOP reapportionment issues that exist between Hollis and Brookline. The information was misleading. Referencing the letter that used a cup of coffee analogy, I would ...

Hollis reader supports paying per pupil

To the Editor: I am a huge advocate of Hollis schools and the co-op. I support more investment in our school facilities and our school budgets. I am hearing that the Hollis Brookline Co-operative School Board plans to put an article on the warrant for the March elections seeking a ...

Equal cost per student is cheapest, easiest path

To the Editor: If you think that Hollis residents are rich, just ask how many people have put money in the jar at the door for the school. We have been told to save for our retirement. But, how many of us have saved such a large sum of money that we are all set for retirement and can eat and ...

Thank you for supporting Hollis Boy Scout Troop 12

To the Editor: The Hollis Troop 12 Boy Scouts hosted their annual Spaghetti Supper this past Saturday, Nov. 15, and fed over 100 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 ...

Taylor wants to bring a new voice to Concord

To the Editor: My name is Gale Taylor, and I am running for state representative. If elected, I will focus on those issues that will strengthen the economy by supporting small businesses and reducing property taxes, helping students afford college and protecting worker’s rights and ...

Educators support Common Core

To the Editor: We believe in honoring and cultivating each student’s potential. As educators, we recognize that a quality education does not look the same for everyone. Each student comes to us with unique qualities, abilities and needs, and we work to honor and nurture those ...

NH needs Garcia, Brown in DC

To the Editor: As Granite Staters, we expect our members of Congress to represent New Hampshire interests first. In the case of Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Kuster, this is simply not the case. These two individuals are very closely aligned with President Obama and his failing agenda. During her time ...

Vote Republican to address education concerns

To the Editor: Are you tired of high property taxes? About 80 percent of property taxes are spent on education. Of these educational costs, approximately 80 percent go towards staff and administration salaries and benefits. Unfortunately, a significant amount of these educational costs are ...

Levesque applauded for furthering public health

To the Editor: The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) would like to publicly thank Rep. Melanie Levesque, who is among those in your area whose hard work this past year helped further public health in New Hampshire. The NHPHA (www.nhpha.org) is committed to strengthening the ...

Candidate believes in spending within means

To the Editor: Republican candidates up and down the New Hampshire ballot are using the tried and true “tax and spend” label to brazenly accuse Democrats of being reckless with our tax dollars. However, the last time Republicans held the House majority in Concord, they sent ...

What have incumbents delivered?

To the Editor: Like myself, many are inundated with political ad campaigns. The ones that really catch my attention are the negative ads, specifically from incumbents. If incumbents really want to serve another term, it should be based on their accomplishments. My read on these ads is simply ...

Vote for sensible leadership

To the Editor: There’s a place in my heart for every person in New Hampshire who goes to the poll and bothers to vote. We are all trying to do the right thing, aren’t we? Sen. Peggy Gilmour has the support of the N.H. Troopers Association, the N.H. Association of Social ...