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Opinion

Common Core and common sense

HB Letters

To the Editor: I have never written to the local paper until today and knew very little about Common Core until the SAU presentation at the end of January. As I researched Common Core, I couldn’t help but notice online videos of parents across America speaking at school board ...

Same-sex marriage should be legal everywhere

HB Letters

To the Editor: My name is Niko Martin, and I am a seventh-grade student at Hollis Brookline Middle School in Hollis. I am writing to you because I believe same-sex marriage should be legal in all parts of America. If I couldn’t marry the person I loved, I would feel like an outcast ...

Thank you to Hollis from Mason maple surgarers

HB Letters

To the Editor: Another maple season has ended and Mother Nature made it a bit difficult with all her snow and freezing temperatures, but 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 educate ...

Alternative to Common Core in Hollis-Brookline?

HB Letters

To The Editor: I have read with interest over the past several weeks letters to the editor that have vilified the Common Core state standards (CCSS). What has struck me is that for all the criticisms, there seems to be an absence of alternatives being set forth. When I hear rhetoric ...

The Merrimack Crimeline says thank you

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The Merrimack Crimeline says thank you to The Granite State Conjurors for their performances on April 12 at the sixth annual benefit for the K-9 program. The benefit was a success for the 65th year in a row. Crimeline would as like to thank the American Legion Post 98 for their ...

Thank you from Bedford Boy Scout Troop 5

Bedford Letters

Thank you from Boy Scout Troop 5 To the Editor: Thank you! On behalf of Troop 5 of the Boy Scouts of America here in Bedford, I want to say thank you to the entire Bedford community for supporting our annual yard sale at Peter Woodbury School on Saturday, April 5. This year’s ...

Dental bill support from Hollis state Sen. Peggy Gilmour

HB Letters

To the Editor: State Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, should be congratulated for her prime sponsorship of a bill (SB 193) that would examine the pathways to oral health in our state. The EngAGING NH board of directors supports this legislation because we believe there are many barriers to ...

Common Core looking like Obama Core

HB Letters

To the Editor: It’s getting easier to understand why concerned parents are increasingly pushing back against the Common Core agenda being imposed upon their kids. Academic standards would be dumbed down as independent thinking is squashed in favor of left wing, politically correct ...

Money talks

Cabinet Editorials

Here is an interesting dichotomy: Last month, many New Hampshire towns joined towns across the nation in voting to support the idea of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision. That ruling by the Court essentially ...

Colonial Garden Club of Hollis seeks projects in need of funding

HB Letters

To the Editor: The Colonial Garden Club, of Hollis, raises money through our annual plant sale and garden tours in order to provide scholarships, maintain town plantings and to help fund worthwhile community endeavors. We are presently seeking projects in need of funding. The projects ...

What happened at the Common Core forum in Hollis

HB Letters

To the Editor: Last week, Kat McGhee wrote a negative review of the yet-to-be-held forum on Common Core state standards (CCSS), claiming the panel was anti-CCSS and not fact-based. There were eight speakers invited six weeks prior to the event; five were pro-CCSS and three against. Four ...