Opinion

Emotions and facts for sound reasoning

HB Letters

To The Editor: Within the past several weeks, we have had two letters and articles in the Hollis Brookline Journal that represent emotional responses to the issues of our days while omitting important realities. Emotions are important because they can tell us when something does not feel ...

Tabling chokes the voices of democracy

HB Letters

To the Editor: I share Normand Bleau’s disappointment to read the misrepresentations and accusations Representative Levesque makes in her letter to the editor in the April 4 issue of The Journal. I am also disappointed that at the recent three-night, record-turnout Hollis Brookline ...

Durable Alternative to CCSS

HB Letters

To the Editor: In last week’s Hollis Brookline Journal, Lynne Dougherty requested alternatives to Common Core state standards and expressed indifference for “local (parental) control of education.” I’d like to respond by recognizing that this issue ...

Let’s raise awareness to combat lymphoma

HB Letters

To the Editor: My name is Khushali Patel, and I am a seventh-grader at Hollis Brookline Middle School. I lost my grandmother in September 2013 to lymphoma, and it was heartbreaking. She slowly slipped away and the worst part was that it was a long process, so she was in pain until the end. I ...

Hollis Brookline Co-op meeting tried to quell free speech

HB Letters

To the Editor: I write today as a concerned citizen and taxpayer after experiencing the recent deplorable cooperative board annual meetings. I have never before seen such an orchestrated display to quell free speech and open discussion. On each of the “big” topics a line of ...

Merrimack Boy Scout Troop 401 thanks all

Merrimack Letters

Troop 401 thanks all To the Editor: On behalf of the members of Boy Scout Troop 401 and their families, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 8th Annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet, on April 5 a great success. ...

Milford Pride Town-wide Clean up Day on May 3

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On Saturday, May 3, please join the Milford Improvement Team and the Milford Masons in giving Milford a good outdoor spring cleaning. As the snow banks have receded, trash has reared its ugly head in our beautiful town. We will start the day at Keyes Field at 9 a.m. with ...

Thank you to Hollis from Mason maple surgarers

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Another maple season has ended and while Mother Nature made it a bit difficult with all her snow and freezing temperatures, we made it through. We would like to thank Thom Davies and Pete Smith from Beaver Brook for giving us the unique opportunity to expand our hobby and ...

Healthy business is a never-ending rediscovering process

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Never stop rediscovering! Today, small businesses are struggling and surrounded by economic doom and gloom, and business growth and business survival is critical to our entire nation’s economy. Today as consumers, we import more than we export and job loss from this ...

Former Wilton selectman, resident ‘tells it like it is’

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I am sending along this letter to the editor as Wilton’s oldest living former selectman for several reasons. My deep pride for my community. My wife and I still own property in Wilton, which is not large enough to raise beef cattle but is big enough for the both of ...

Harwood’s Farm Market starting up in Wilton

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Last week, some residents of Wilton, Lyndeborough, Temple, Amherst and Milford took the first steps in the creation of Harwood’s Farm Market, a food cooperative, which will be in Wilton but serve the entire Souhegan community. Energized by the Transition Town Network, ...

Thank you from the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

Cabinet Letters

To The Editor: The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all who attended the Veteran’s Benefit Auction on Friday, April 11. The auction was a huge success and we are pleased to make a sizeable donation to the Chaplain’s Emergency Relief Fund. A very ...

Crossing parental boundaries in Bedford

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: This week, seventh grade students at Lurgio were given a survey titled “Search Institute, Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes & Behavior”. This survey was optional and names were not to be included. There were about 158 questions that even my own son ...

Loved column on sidewalks and litter in Bedford

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Rapsis’ “Basically Bedford” column about the good and bad of sidewalks. I was particularly entertained by his musing on litter – the debris that seems to multiply as the snow banks recede and the trash talk ...

Help at Pulpit Rock April 26 in Bedford

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Saturday, April 26, will be the annual spring work day at the Pulpit Rock Conservation Area, with a rain date of Saturday, May 3. Please join us beginning at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on New Boston Road. Please bring gloves, trash bags, loppers and hand saws. Tasks include ...