Kristin LaPlante: “I’M SO EXITED..”

Town clerk Kristin LaPlante’s efforts paid out. She tirelessly submitted repeatedly grant applications for different programs to save the town some money. Last year she received a grant for the recently installed security light in front of the Holland Elementary School.
Today she got the good news; the Patrick-Murray Administration Announced that Holland will receive $500,000.00 in Grant money. “I’m really glad that I was able to save the taxpayers so much money,” said Kristin LaPlante. The funds will be used to improve Sturbridge Road at the intersection of East Brimfield Road and Sand Hill Road.
Holland and Ashby are the two only towns in Massachusetts who got a $500,000.00 grant.
To read the Press Release issued by the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, click here! (588KB)
Peter Frei

Posted on 12 Jan 2011, 1:57 - Category: The Town Common
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Just one of Earl Johnson‘s corrupt actions will cost the community $21,870 every year, indefinitely!

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The quotation “The power to tax is the power to destroy,” comes from the words of DANIEL WEBSTER and those of JOHN MARSHALL, Justice of the Supreme Court.
In the landmark case, McCulloch v. Maryland, Justice Marshall opined: “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy.”
This is what Earl Johnson is trying to do; the Board of Assessors under Earl Johnson increased my taxes from $6,828.99 (FY2009) to $11,532.34 (FY2010)! What would you do in my situation? Unfortunately, I‘m not the only one who looses, read more»


Posted on 10 Jan 2011, 1:23 - Category: The Town Common
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Wales Town Hall; 2 Main Street New Address?

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Town of Wales plans to move their Town Hall to Main Street location; lack of parking, no access for the disabled and many more short comings of the current location is forcing the change, read more»


Posted on 6 Jan 2011, 2:23 - Category: The Town Common
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Nightly Search from the Sky.

Around 21:30 hours tonight, two residents called 911 and reported screams and the sound of breaking ice coming from the frozen lake down by the dam. Members-of-the-Holland-Fire-and-Rescue-Department-arriving-on-the-sceene First on the scene was a state Trooper followed by several members of the Holland Volunteer Fire Rescue Department only minutes later. Brimfield Ambulance and Holland Police followed.
The response time for all the emergency personnel that were called-in was impressive, and is actually all the time very short!
If someone would fall through the ice, seconds could make the difference between life and death. Immediately after their arrival, the mostly young men and women ventured out on the ice into the darkness in an attempt to locate the person(s) in need. However, nobody was found.
About half an hour later, a helicopter — I believe stationed in Westfield — arrived and scanned the north end of Hamilton Reservoir near the dam with its powerfull search light. As far is I could tell, nothing was found and the possibility that someone could have pretended to be in a life threatening situation was an upsetting thought.

Just three days ago, the emergency personnel were called to rescue a large dog.
Peter Frei

Posted on 5 Jan 2011, 23:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Taxed Enough??

Money-down-the-drain Is money tight in your household? Are you paying more than your fair share?
Sick of financing James Wettlaufer’s and Earl Johnson’s frivolous law suits?
Are you thinking about filing for Abatement?

If so, I have useful information for you,
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Posted on 4 Jan 2011, 02:02 - Category: The Town Common
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Holland’s Ice Not Safe Right Now.

Kyle-and-his-parents-Michael-and-Holly-Rutkowski-to-the-right-of-the-trailer-loading-rescue-equipment-after-the-rescue Above normal temperatures and rain is making the ice cover of our lakes unsafe.
Today, shortly after noon, a large Bullmastiff dog fell through the ice on Lake Siog, also called Holland Pond.
Holland Police and Holland Fire Rescue were called. The dog and his owner are fine.

Peter Frei


Posted on 2 Jan 2011, 16:01 - Category: The Town Common
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Holland's most Lavish Christmas Decorations of Private Residences.

Display-at-5-Mashapaug-Road Do you know where the most spectacular displays are located here in Holland? Find out»


Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 03:25 - Category: The Town Common
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Holland Grinch-Day.

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Today
(December 22, 2010)
is the thirtieth anniversary of the event that formed the legacy of one of Holland‘s former “leaders.”

December 22 is since known as

“Holland
Grinch
Day,”

in memory of this event.

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Posted on 22 Dec 2010, 01:52 - Category: The Town Common
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Medical emergency on 10 Hisgen Road.

Ambulance-at-intersection-Mashapaug-and-Sand-Hill-Road-at-14:44-hours Today, around 14:35 hours a medical emergency call originating from 10 Hisgen Road in Holland was received at the dispatch office. The residence is the Johnson residence where ailing former selectman Earl Johnson lives.
Pictured on the left, the Brimfield Ambulance at 14:44 hours rushing towards Exit 74 of I84 to proceed eastwards on I84 towards Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge where the Ambulance arrived at 14:59 hours.
Peter Frei

Posted on 6 Dec 2010, 15:54 - Category: The Town Common
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The Holland Sports Marina Auctioned Off Today.

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You may have noticed the sign announcing a public auction by Aaron Posnik & Co., Inc., at the former Holland Marina off Mashapaug Road.

The auction took place today and gives testimony of what is going on in the real estate market,
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Posted on 01 Dec 2010, 23:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Got Propane?

High-Grade-Gas-Service-facility-in-Stafford-Springs.
Are you heating your home with Propane? There is a local company that is little known but offers the lowest prices, read more»

Posted on 7 Nov 2010, 01:07 - Category: The Town Common
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