HB Letters

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 ...

Support Article 1 at District Meeting

To the Editor: I am writing to ask Hollis and Brookline voters to please attend the Co-op District Meeting on March 23 at the HBHS gym, 7 p.m. (child care available), and to support the teacher contract (Article 1) on the warrant to be addressed that evening. Our middle school and high school ...

Help protect Hollis’ heritage

To the Editor: The heritage we received from prior residents of Hollis is not only a splendid rural landscape, but a place of community and collaboration. The Town Meeting is one of the primary events in which we engage as a community to collectively act to protect and enhance our ...

Explaining proposed teachers contract

To the Editor: I am writing to correct misinformation being distributed in our community and in letters to this publication regarding the proposed Hollis Brookline Co-op teachers contract for fiscal 2016-18. Although the contract includes many educational elements, critics have focused solely ...

Be respectful and have humility

To the Editor: I was appalled and saddened by the letter from Janet Hicks posted in a recent paper and that you gave a voice to those who propagate the message of hate and broad stereotyping. I applaud Ms. Ibrahim, who offered to introduce herself to her neighbors (us) knowing that people ...

Don’t close minds to differences, diversity

To the Editor: As I read the letter to the editor from Janice Hicks, Hollis, I wondered if we were sitting in two different rooms, listening to two different presentations. Celine Ibrahim gave an excellent presentation about the Islamic faith and the Quran. That there were apparent attempts ...

Cook-Off in Brookline was a great success

To the Editor: A big thank you to all contestants and guests who contributed to such a great event, the Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-Off. What a crowd we had! About 300 visitors packed the room where 14 professionals and amateurs brought the best chilis and soups we ever tasted. The event was so ...

Whalen seeks votes for school board

To the Editor: My name is Krista Whalen, and I am asking for your support to continue serving on the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District. The past four years, I have worked on the Co-op School Board and learned a great deal about our school district. As a parent and as a ...

Vote ‘Yes’ to save Birch Hill, Rocky Pond

To the Editor: On March 12 at the Hollis Town Meeting, the residents of Hollis have the opportunity to protect Birch Hill. This forested property of 354 acres, accessible from Federal Hill Road or Hayden Road, is the largest parcel of undeveloped land that has been presented by the Land ...

Brown seeks votes for office

To the Editor: My name is Elizabeth Brown, and I ask for your support as a candidate for the Hollis Board of Selectmen. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1996, and have spent my entire legal career practicing law in Delaware. Since 2003, I have worked for a general ...

Stop 14.4% tax increase, adopt SB2 voting

To the Editor: During the Hollis Brookline Co-op School District budget hearing on Feb. 18, the Co-op Budget Committee reported that Brookline's tax rate for the co-op will increase 14.4 percent if all warrant articles pass as written. As the former chair of the Co-op Budget Committee, a 14.4 ...

Vote to expand role of assistant director

To the Editor: I am writing to urge Brookline residents to support Warrant Article 10, which would make the Brookline Library's assistant director's position a full-time position. In the past 10 years, Brookline's population has grown significantly; in the same period, library circulation has ...

Vote to adopt SB2 for Hollis, Brookline

To the editor: I urge residents of Hollis and Brookline to support the petition warrant article to adopt SB2 voting. The common misperception is that SB2 will remove the ability to debate like we do today in Town Meeting. Nothing could be further from the truth. SB2 includes both a ...