HB Letters

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 ...

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 ...