Raymond Korny resigned from the Board of Health.

As of 10 am today August 18, 2010, Ray Korny is no longer a member of the Holland Board of Health.
Ray Korny resigned because the Board of Selectmen refused to issue an exemption which would allow Ray Korny to run the brush dump while serving on the Board of Health. Such exemptions were issued in the past on a regular basis but James Wettlaufer as chairman of the Board of Selectmen refused to issue such an exemption in Ray Korny’s case.
According to Ray, Chairman James Wettlaufer, in a very unprofessional manner, called Korny a liar and an idiot during a phone conversation.
Ray Korny was seeking to be elected for the position of selectman during this years election and will run against James Wettlaufer who’s term will come up next year.
Peter Frei

Posted on 18 Aug 2010, 10:56 - Category: Town Politics
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Another costly stunt by our re-elected Highway Surveyor Brian Johnson.

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The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined the Highway Department $12,000.00 for a Wetland Protection Act violation, read more»


Posted on 18 Aug 2010, 00:34 - Category: Town Politics
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News and Announcements.

August 28th, 2010:
Town wide tag sale starting at 8AM,
Library Book Sale Starting at 9AM,
Electronic Waste Collection at the School from 9AM to 2PM, and
Little League Car wash also at the school from 9AM to 2PM!
Hope to see you there!

Posted on 17 Aug 2010, 19:47 - Category: The Town Common
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Gregory Grenier died.

This afternoon, 49 year old Gregory J Grenier was found dead at his home, at 35 Heritage Drive here in Holland. He was a builder and died on a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Peter Frei

Posted on 15 Aug 2010, 20:54 - Category: The Town Common
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Part II of the May 3rd, 1957 Blaze.

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Gerry Germaine’s second part of his piece about the Blaze that destroyed the Holland Inn back in 1957. His piece features photographs never publishe before! Read more»

Posted on 14 Aug 2010, 21:25 - Category: Local History
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Speak out Holland! (no.17)

As every 6th of the month everybody is invited to go of topic here. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Comment about anything that is amusing you or about anything that is bothering you, but do it in a civilized manner! I will delete obvious lies and offensive comments. To read previous comments under this category, click on “Speak Out Holland” on the left of this blog under the heading “Categories.”
Peter Frei

Posted on 6 Aug 2010, 00:01 - Category: Speak Out Holland
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Voters of Holland, HOW DO YOU FIND THEM?

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Lynn Arnold and Fred Beaulieu above the law?? Read more»

Posted on 4 Aug 2010, 23:10 - Category: The Town Common
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Some Old-Timers remember the Blaze of May 3rd, 1957.

Historic-Structure-on-fire-here-in-Holland Gerald Germaine will write a series about historic events, places, and structures here in our beloved town. Gerald and Leslie Germaine are the owners of the historic Hisgen Farm. Leslie presently operates Hisgen House Bed & Breakfast, which is located on 78 Hisgen Road here in Holland.
Gerald, most call him Gerry, grew up here in Holland and left the town in 1971 to pursue his career as a real estate agent. Gerry was the Vice President of Relocation and Asset Management of Better Homes and Gardens Trust of New England. In 2005 he bought the historic Hisgen Farm and returned to the place he calls home.
The Hisgen House has a rich history and carries the name of a man, Thomas Louis Hisgen, who made a run for the White House back in 1908. Gerry is an avid historian and will share some of his knowledge and rare photographs of his collection with the readers of the Holland Blog.
His first piece is about one of the biggest fires ever that attacked a historic structure in Holland when Gerry was just five years old, read more»
Peter Frei


Posted on 30 Jul 2010, 09:49 - Category: Local History
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Make your party special!

Paul-with-one-of-his-Gyro-GymsPaul Minkley just bought his third Gyro Gym. Mounted on trailers, he will move one (or up to three) to your place to make your party special. If you live within 50 miles of Holland, Paul will spin you and your guests for 3-1/2 hours and all that for only $250 (for one Gyro Gym). Paul carries insurance if anything unexpected should happen (nothing did so far, but he is required by law to carry insurance).
Paul can be reached to schedule a date by email at paulsgyrogym@aol.com or by phone at (413) 668-7109.
Peter Frei

Posted on 26 Jul 2010, 06:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Live streaming video showing BP’s work on the bottom of the ocean in the Mexican Gulf.

Even so the BP oil spill is not local news, it will sooner or later affect us all. The scale of the catastrophic oil spill in the Mexican Gulf is beyond anybody’s comprehension.

Live video link from the ROVs monitoring the work 5,200 feet below the ocean.
Enterprise ROV2 (showing the leak between the 19” riser and the top hat cap, the best capture rate with this setup is about 17% at best): Please be aware, these are live streams and may freeze or are unavailable from time to time.
Peter Frei

Posted on 26 May 2010, 00:01 - Category: The Town Common
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Welcome Back!

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Herb Duggan is back! During tonight’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen, acting chief of the Holland Police Department Brian Haughey made a request to have Herb Duggan appointed to serve on the force as part time Police Officer.
Herb Duggan served the HPD before but unfortunately resigned last year to take a full time position serving the Police Department of West Brookfield. The selectboard of West Brookfield appointed Herb Duggan back on June 15, 2009 to serve on the West Brookfield Police Department.

I'm glad you are back in Holland, welcome back Officer Duggan.

Peter Frei


Posted on 13 Jul 2010, 20:42 - Category: The Town Common
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