Wildfire in Holland

We currently have a wildfire going on which is located south of Blodgett Road near Stevens Brook. There are conflicting information about the size of the fire. The fire is moving north and its size is about 4 to 15 acres. Fire Departments from the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Munson, Warren, and other towns are near the fire. The fire is remote and no road gets close enough to fight the fire with the trucks. Even the National Guard is on its way. Smoke was noticed as early as noon time and the Holland Fire Department was trying to locate the source immediately. I will update as soon as more news are available.

Posted on 27 Jun 2016, 16:45 - Category: The Town Common
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LAKE NEWS Important

1. Pancake Breakfast - Sunday June 14 - this Sunday from 8 am 11 am at Holland Community Center, come and support the Lake Preservation Fund and socialize with your friends around Town. Tell your neighbors, bring your family and friends. Call Janice Brigham for advance tickets ... 413 626 5216

2. MILFOIL TREATMENT on MA part of lake ... Wed June 17th ... PLEASE stay off the lake on the day and night of the treatment, by doing this the treatment will be more effective. This year we will be treating the little pond on South Basin off Forest Dr./Mashpaug. Thank you for extra donations that will fund this extra treatment. Notices will be posted around town. DO NOT USE THE WATER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES until date noted:
Drinking & Cooking 6/21, boating. fishing & swimming 6/18, watering of livestock 6/18 and irrigation 6/23/15
Connecticut will be treated at a future date and will let you know in advance. Thanks for your cooperation ... please stay off the lake for the day/night of treatment.

3. Save the Date: July 13 for the Public House Buffet .. Call Bev 413 221 3156 for tickets ... this is a great fund raiser for Lake Preservation and the food is great too.
Thanks,
Christine McCooe, (cell 508 361 3216)

Posted on 13 Jun 2015, 11:18 - Category: The Town Common
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Happy Holidays to All of You from New York's Finest...

The video is about an Ellen DeGeneres dare to dance behind people and how that went down with the NYPD's finest:


If you run a LINUX platform, the video is at: http://youtu.be/6sbCzXQsVoQ

Posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:45 - Category: The Town Common
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James & Heather Wettlaufer, not true!

I learned that Heather and James Wettlaufer attended (for the first time) the annual pan cake breakfast organized by the Hamilton Reservoir Association. The Wettlaufer's showed a picture they carried on their cell phones to everybody who would listen and claimed that it would involve me or the Holland Blog. The picture shows Earl Johnson's gravestone right next to one of James Wettlaufer's campaign signs. The Wettlaufer's downloaded the picture from the facebook page with the name 01521.com. I have neither anything to do with that facebook page, neither do I have anything to do with the picture. As far as I know, the facebook page was created and is maintained by James LaMountain. I also learned today that someone allegedly pored gasoline over Earl Johnson's gravestone. I denounce actions like that in the strongest terms. The fact that a jury found Brian Johnson's behavior to be, “extreme and outrageous and beyond the bounds of decency and intolerable in a civilized society,” does not give anybody the right to behave the same way towards the Johnson's. Heather and James Wettlaufer, I assume, didn't know any better and are excused as they must be under a lot of stress right now (and desperate).

Posted on 9 Jun 2014, 16:43 - Category: The Town Common
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Please Vote Today, Monday June 9!

This is an important Election, we need every vote! Wettlaufer and his supporters who have a financial interest in him being re-elected will go to the polls guaranteed!
Please do the right thing for a better future, for a better Holland.
Peter Frei

Posted on 9 Jun 2014, 13:45 - Category: The Town Common
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Wettlaufer's Board of Selectmen wasted $68,540.48 on unnecessary lawsuits and counting.

The Holland Blog obtained invoices in the amount of $68,540.48 Wettlaufer's BOS paid to attorney Sapirstein for unnecessary frivolous lawsuits, private lawsuits, appeals, and also defending Brian Johnson against a Criminal Harassment Prevention Order sought against him.
James-Wettllaufer-left-William-Hardy-right

Picture: Annual town meeting, May 27, 2014. James Wettlaufer, chairman of the Board of Selectmen sitting on the left; William Hardy, moderator, standing on the right.

The invoices can be viewed by the reader, read moreĽ

Posted on 7 Jun 2014, 23:28 - Category: The Town Common
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Holland Trails Committee Activities.

Meet at 8:30 at the canoe launch / trail head on Pond Bridge Road. The portion of the trail we will be working on has been scraped, the pavement pulverized, and grading completed. We will be applying the final surface of half inch process, basically a mix of stone dust and gravel. We need volunteers with tractors and dump trucks to do this work. Our next task is maintaining the existing trail with brush clearing, weed removal, etc.
Tools needed: a few shovel, rakes, loppers, trowels, and work gloves. Pizza will be provided!
Our next trail ride on October 19th. It is part of the Walktober celebration sponsored by The Last Green Valley. We will meet at the trail head on Pond Bridge Road. At 9:30 there will be a safety check & minor adjustments by a mechanic from Bicycle Concepts. The ride is from 10:00 - 12:00 with options for a shorter ride. It is mostly on trails, though a small part is on little-traveled public roads. Helmets are required. This is a great family activity!
Thanks,
Richard Haller Chairman Holland Trails Committee
hallerr@cox.net 413 245-7745


Posted on 9 Sep 2013, 20:51 - Category: The Town Common
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Trail Ride on Saturday, June 8th. 2013.

The Holland Trails Committee & Brimfield Trail Committee will be leading a Trail Ride on Saturday, June 8th (rain or shine). Meet at the kayak/canoe launch by the bridge on Pond Bridge Road in Holland.
9:30 safety & check & minor adjustments by a mechanic from Bicycle Concepts.
Ride: 10:00 - 12:00. About 10 miles (options for a shorter ride) mostly on trails, though a small part will be on little-traveled public roads.
Conditions: a few rough or sandy spots, but generally good. Helmets required. This is the 3rd ride we have sponsored. Come out and see what's been accomplished!
Thanks,
Richard Haller, Chairman Holland Trails Committee, hallerr@cox.net 413 245-7745

Posted on 30 May 2013, 21:23 - Category: The Town Common
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Holland Trails Committee is sponsoring a workday from 8:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, May 11th. Meet at the trailhead parking lot for Lake Siog Pass (20 Pond Bridge Road). Volunteers will spread gravel to complete the final surfacing of the trail. Meet at the trailhead parking lot for Lake Siog Pass (20 Pond Bridge Road). Spring is here, so letís get the trail ready for the first ride of the year!
Thanks,
Richard Haller, Chairman Holland Trails Committee, 74 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521, hallerr@cox.net 413 245-7745

Posted on 25 Apr 2013, 23:32 - Category: The Town Common
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Holland Trails Committee is sponsoring a workday from 8:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, April 13th. Meet at the trailhead parking lot for Lake Siog Pass (20 Pond Bridge Road). Volunteers will spread gravel to complete the final surfacing of the trail. Signs will also be installed to welcome and guide the public.
Meet at the trailhead parking lot for Lake Siog Pass (20 Pond Bridge Road). Pizza will be provided. Completed-section-of-Lake-Siog
The section of Lake Siog Pass shown in the picture was completed last fall.
For additional information, contact Richard Haller at 413 245-7745.

Posted on 2 Apr 2013, 23:28 - Category: The Town Common
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Winter Storm Saturn.

Here some pictures submitted by readers of the Holland Blog:
School-Bus-on-UnionThis is what our buses are driving on???
Vicky D.

Click on any picture to download large image! Do you want to see your picture here? Just email it to me...


Posted on 8 Mar 2013, 15:38 - Category: The Town Common
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