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Comments:Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 6:33 by Looks at details
Enlarge the picture of Haney as he approaches Frei to Assault him. The shirt says "Team Evil" How appropriate for Johnson to issue shirts to his workers.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 6:56 by John Q Public
Bri Bri Lie Lie
I would like to see Brians statement in writing as I did happen to notice the dude with glasses (Alex Haney) operating the heavy equipment on my road and mashapaug rd during the big snow storm. Is it common practice for you to lie to police during an investigation Bri Bri? Keep up the good work... Hahaha
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 7:37 by Not saying
I seen this guy operating the machine on my road too. I don't understand how Brian can say that this guy only worked at the school when he was seen all over town. I will report what I saw to the police but I'm not saying my name here out of fear of retaliation.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 7:48 by Not surprised at all
THUGS WITH GUNS !!!!!
THUGS are the norm for the Johnson Johnson Gang
Peter, Peter, Peter....You act so surprised to learn Johnson would put our community at risk needlessly. What I don't understand is, why Johnson's unqualified neighbor got the plum job of plowing our streets! Just because he is a friend of Johnson?
This unqualified THUG named Haney has a history. His son was under investigation for a string of burglaries in Holland and Haney whisked him out of town before the Police could get to him.
Haney's firearms were confiscated allegedly because he violated the laws pertaining to keeping firearms.
But none of that mattered to the leader of the Johnson Gang. Brian gave Haney the high paying position not because Haney could do the job ...but because Haney is willing to resort to violence on Johnson's orders. Johnson lied when he said Haney did not drive the town Loader on the road. How did the loader get to the school???? Did it fly? I have seen this thug several times using the loader on town roads. I saw him at Forest and Mashapaug, and also at Vinton and Mashapaug. All operators must have a hoist engineers license issued by the Department of Public Safety before using such equipment. Johnson suspends the law and regulations as he sees fit.
This TEAM of thugs running rampant in Holland has made our town a prime spot for Illegal activity. Johnson's good friend and neighbor getting "special treatment" from town officials is just one chapter of the corrupt saga that is our town government.
John Q, you can see the report in the article by clicking on the bold italicized word “report”
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 8:23 by out of work
It is sad to see what our town became under the leadership of Earl Johnson and James Wettlaufer.
If you are not willing to “look the other way” you are rejected at best by Earl's son Brian Johnson. I have a hoisting License in compliance with Chapter 146, Section 53, and have all the qualifications needed.
I sit here at home, trying to make ends meet and struggle to make my next tax payment while Brian hires friends who don’t have the proper license.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 8:24 by Isn't it amazing!
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 8:39 by Team Evil
His shirt should read "team ugly". Hahaha. What a tough guy. Loser
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 8:51 by FIREMAN WHO CARES
CRIMINALS WORKING FOR OUR TOWN
THIS IS NOTHING. DIDN'T BRIAN JOHNSON'S FATHER MR EARL JOHNSON AND WETTLAUFER APPOINTED THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO LATER WENT AROUND SETTING FIRES . QUITE THE TEAM WE HAVE ON THE TOWN PAYROLL.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 9:04 by Man willing
Hoping Goerge will want the job.
After we evict the bum, I'm hoping who I voted for the last election will still want the job.. Just to think there are so many capable and qualified people who want Brians job.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 9:24 by Disappointed
What A Shame
Let's see what Wetflower will do to get Brian out of this one since daddy Earl has been away, away, away out of town in a nursing home for a while. I hope Hollad doesn't lose CH Hgwy funds after the state finds out about this. Afterall the town just acuired grant money to repair our roads thanks to Kristen LaPlante's hard work.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 9:29 by Put me in the snow bank
Loader almost hit me.
I was driving down Mashapaug road when the front loader driven by the guy with the glasses came at me with part of the machine on my side of the road. If I did not drive into the snowbank i believe he would have run into me. How can our Official in charge of the highway department lie to a Police Officer who is conducting an official investigation? Isn't there some law against making false statements to law enforcement. I voted for this Official in the last election. I hope I have a choice in the next election for this position.I am sorry i did not vote for Mr Carling last time.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 10:20 by Retiree
Enjoing my Christmas Present
Still new to this Internet business, got a laptop for Christmas and try to catch-up.
Mr. Wettlaufer, are there not new requirements which took effect July 1, last year?
To be in compliance with the new Open Meeting Law, all meetings need to be posted in a conspicuous place accessible 24 hours. That's what I remember as having read in the news papers.
For the last eight days, a pile of snow up to three feet high and six feet deep block access to the board where meetings should be posted.
I can’t get rid of the feeling, Mr. Wettlaufer, that you are not a real friend of democratic principles.
Please hand Mr. Haney a shovel to dig out the board so I don’t have to clime a pile of snow to inform myself about upcoming meetings.
A note to Mr. Frei; I struggled with the security code and I assume others do too. Can't you change that?
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 10:31 by Ready for a change
Feel Let down
I'm extremely disappointed in Brian. Ignorance of the law is no defense but even if it was, taking care of friends ISN'T. I think any individual is aware that operating any kind of machinery whether is is on the public roads or on PUBLIC property is the same thing. There has to be tons of men out of work right now who WOULD qualify for the position. I thought Brian held himself to a different standard but I guess he doesn't. I think he's forgotten that as a town official his obligation is to the Town Of Holland, not to his friends and he owes it to the towns people of Holland to carry out his duties with regard to US, not his friends. It's mind boggling that he doesn't think someone is going to notice the activities of the workers in town and that he doesn't have to be responsible for his actions and poor judgement while he's at the helm of the Highway Dept. If this was a job in the private sector it would be reason for termination. I really feel let down. I think he is going to have a hard time looking anyone in the eye in town for a long time. I would be so embarassed if I were him. I hope when election time comes around next time that although that he may have enough friends in town to vote him in again, but that he also realizes in his heart that for the majority of people in town a change would be welcome. Haney isn't immune from ignorance either. He should be cited and fined for his reckless disregard for the law as well particularly when the photographic evidence is staring right at the police. Why wasn't fined particularly when the violation took place on Holland's most hallowed ground, our elementary school.
Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 11:44 by R u kidding me
Does anyone realize how much liability this opens the town up to? I think someone should make sure the towns insurance company gets a copy of this article. Peterson and Kennedy aught to do their jobs and make sure Brian is held responsible for endangering everybody in Holland! First Brian puts a machine in the LAKE without any permits costing the town $12,500 in fines and then he let's his unlicensed friends roam the streets in very dangerous equipment!!! Give me a break!!!
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 12:35 by BULLS EYE
I ENJOYED THE TITLE "THUGS WITH GUNS" FROM NOT SUPRISED AT ALL BUT i THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE ABOUT THE LAMOUNTAIN SHOOTING COMPLAINT
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 12:57 by Shooting
No ...all shooting that was subject of the false complaint against the LaMountains was legal and all firearm safety was being observed according to the officer on the scene. The thug who had his guns confiscated works plowing our roads without the proper license.
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 14:59 by knows (unfortunately) the Haney's
Lie for me and..
Alex, you lie for me,
and you can plow for me.
You and I hope for bad weather,
we, birds of a feather...
Snow on weekends works best,
overtime, good pay.. you know the rest!
I hope my daddy comes back,
because that Frei breaths down my neck.
His blog really bothers me,
but somehow I'm proud, its all about me!
I know I will get re-elected next time,
fu-- him! The last laugh will be mine.
Most people of Holland have no computer,
and the rest are like me and don't care about our future.
Life here in Holland is great,
Buddy, lets go plow and spread more hate!
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 18:26 by You also lie for Johnson
Hey Chris MacCooCoo
What does Johnson do for you to lie for him and spread his spin? You are a drunken sucubous. What's in it for you?
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 20:36 by Skipper
I believe that informed understanding gives us all the more reason to question the motivation of Johnson family members serving our Town, for to know some of their actions and conduct is to better understand the depth of corruption guiding these men.
Posted on 21 Jan 2011, 24:35 by Nicky
Wow, Chris McCooe is also corrupt? What a disappointment. To think I liked her. Just goes to show ya one never knows the truth that comes out sooner or later...... like the Johnson land theft. Too bad it took 20 yr. to be known. Now the devil's gettin his due....
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 13:32 by Christina Haney
i love my daddy<3
hello the town of Holland o how i do not miss you guys!!!! the things i read on here are so funny about my dad and uncle! haha does this town have anything better to do i mean really! you all need to get a f***ing life nd mind your ps nd qs thank youu ..have a wonderful f***ing dayy! and uncle brian trust me you will get re-elected without you this town would be shit... nd i love the "thugs with guns" comment hahaha why dont you lousy parents learn how to actually be a parent and maybe your kids wont be the "thugs with guns" because your statement is untrue when really its the kids in this town that make it an unsafe place so that is all, i have soo much to say but i am not wasting anymore of my time on you low life scumbags!!!! i love my daddy soo much and my uncle brian=) love always Christina Haney<3
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 14:16 by Curad
Operating Negligently So As To Endanger
Operating Negligently So As To Endanger
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 24 provides that anyone who operates a motor vehicle upon a public way negligently so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered is guilty of a crime. There are three essential that must be proved for you to be convicted of this offense. First, you must have operated a motor vehicle. Second, you must have done so on a public way or where the public has the right of access or where members of the public have access as guests. Third, operation must have occurred in a negligent manner so that it might have endangered the lives or safety of other people.
Massachusetts law holds that a person acts negligently when he does acts in a way that a reasonable person would not. This can happen by an affirmative act or by the failure to act when a reasonably prudent would do so. If by acting in that manner or failing to act in the appropriate manner you create an unnecessary danger to others or one that you could have avoided by acting appropriately you have can be found guilty of this crime. There does not have to be an accident for you to be convicted of this offense. Factors that are looked at in evaluating your conduct include the speed at which you were traveling, the manner of operation, the condition of your vehicle, the time of day, the type of road on which you were operating, weather conditions, the conduct of other vehicles or pedestrians and much more. Keep in mind that reckless operation can occur even on a deserted street. Intoxication can also factor into the case. Another driver’s actions are not relevant unless that driver was the sole cause of what happened.
A conviction of this offense carries a possible 2 year jail sentence.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 15:38 by Ethics Complaint
" Uncle Brian" has been lyin
You know what nepotism is? It is when an official hires a family member to do a job he or she is not qualified to do. This Haney Thug is no more qualified to operate the machine than Brian is to operate an Honor Committee. When Uncle Brian hired Daddy Haney it was an ethics violation sweetie... because Daddy does not have the license needed to LEGALLY operate the machine. What if he killed a car with children in it??? It is against the law to hire a relative who is lega;lly qualified to do the job over a non relative who is qualified. And Princess......you should watch your language or you will grow up to be a Thug just like your Daddy and your Brother. It is best for Holland that you are no longer here.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 18:20 by An old friend
This is stupid
I see things haven't changed in Holland one bit. Drama drama drama... It's what you guys THRIVE on. And the funny thing is every single one of you have shadows, but we all know it's best to point out others faults rather look at our own. Right?
The person who said 'karma' was very right... But did any of you stop and think that this is maybe his karma? And how many karma points you think you got for trashing someone? No matter who is it, what they have done, it does not give you the right... Yet you always think it does... Maybe if you knew the entire story, the real story, you wouldn't be so quick to judge. Maybe not though, but no one ever knows because no one ever tries. Just like to sit back and squawk, and then wonder why things got so jacked up... I say Bravo my friends... Bravo indeed.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 18:43 by Peter Frei
You don't get it..
To "An old friend:"
You don't know the first thing about what it means to live in a civilized society. Shortly after your predecessors started to walk upright, they introduced rules. Living in a civilized society means every body lives by the same rules, including the Wettlaufers, the Johnsons, and the Haneys.
You also don't know the first thing about democracy. In a democracy, everybody has the right to voice his/her opinion, which you just attempted to do; but as usual, you are falling short of having an opinion or contributing new facts...
You wrote, "Maybe if you knew the entire story, the real story, you wouldn't be so quick to judge."
We have pictures, a Police officer was on the scene, we have an official Police Report, the police determined that Haney failed to have the license to operate the heavy Front Loader... these are the facts the piece does not judge anybody.
You are just trying to do damage control by implying there is some justifyable reason to operate heavy equipment on town roads and in the school parking lot without a licence.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 20:43 by 90% negative
Can i ask why this blog is 90% negative 10% positive and the positive is about things outside our town or outsiders that visit our town.I would like to say thank you to the Highway Dept. for doing a very good job keeping our roads safe this winter.Keep up the good work.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 21:00 by JimL....
I agree. Even tho I dnt get plowed I think the highway guys do a decent job plowing. We can fix all the street signs they knocked over later. They do have an inflated budget tho. And you guys shood wish that it was the same people posting displeasure with evil Earl and the gang but u know in ur hearts it's not. And 90 percent negative is about the rite ratio for the level of corruption in this community. Bout time others see it too. As far as a license to plow with the loader. I say if the guy is competent let him go. And I think the above 2 prior posts above are all by the same person doing damage control for " team evil". Sign yer name too bigmouth.
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 21:44 by Drug test for town employees
Equal Oppurtunity Employer
Isn't it amazing after doing a thorough fair and equal job searching for a perfect employee with all the qualifications Brian finds one living right next door. I wonder if he was able to pass the pre-employment drug screens also. I heard people have witnessed BJ smoking pot while ice fishing. Anyone else care to confirm?
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 21:58 by Geez I Hope not!
That might effect his ability to operate (heavy equiptment..)
Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 24:36 by watch dog
top it off
and top it off, Haney has a warrant for his arrest
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 7:04 by Kyle the pill popper
Little Girl with cojones
It is quite fitting that the only person who supports Haney or Johnson on this article who actually has the balls to sign their name is a little girl. Way to go young lady. Your daddy should be proud of your bravery and your loyalty even if it is mis-guided.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 7:18 by Stoned and working for Holland.
DRUG TEST FOR HIGWAY GANG
I think anyone who operates town equipment or drives town vehicles should be drug tested. They have too much opportunity to hurt people. To best protect the town our Selectmen should not only make testing a town policy they should also submit to it themselves. I hear Kyle is so involved with pills that he should be a pharmacist.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 9:46 by Drugs and Kyle in the same sentence?
Did I hear..
It's not only the pills Kyle is into we all should be worried about.. I hear he has his (nose) into something far worse.. But that's just hear say. Keep plowing that snow buddy! I also hear it's not just Kyle.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 10:28 by unknown00
good old tom-tom too....?
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 10:53 by Curad
I'd like to know
By An old friend
"Maybe if you knew the entire story, the real story, you wouldn't be so quick to judge"
I'm waiting for the REAL story. HANEY? JOHNSON? WETTLAUFER?
By Christina Haney
"I love my daddy soo much and my uncle Brian"
So they read this blog huh? Still waiting for the REAL story.
"why don't you lousy parents learn how to actually be a parent"
Why are grown men (Not too sure about that) using a child to defend them? What exactly do you base lousy parenting on?
"the things I read on here are so funny about my dad and uncle!"
The fact that you find this funny is a clear reflection of the parenting you've received.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 22:16 by Hill climbing fan who wishes he would stay away
more to complete the story
On www.myspace.com, Kimberly Cyr, or just Kim wrote, “I love Alex Haney III.”
The love didn’t last and it ended in domestic violence.
Brian Johnson, an expert in “milking the system,” allegedly helped Haney the III and Kim to enroll in the so called, Section 8 Rent Assistance-, or Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Alex A Haney collected for years $800 each month for renting his house to Kim and her son Stanley while living in the house himself with his two kids, Christina and Alexander IV. As far as I know, they both dropped out of high school.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 23:45 by curious1
thought this was about an unlicensed heavy equipment operator
I find it interesting that this started as an article about an unlicensed individual operating heavy equipment but has now turned into a bashing session of many others. How do any of you know that the highway dept. employees are popping pills or snorting anything? Have you seen this with your own eyes?
Posted on 23 Jan 2011, 23:54 by Peter Frei
A legitimate question..
That is a legitimate question. Please understand that residents are reluctant to go to authorities with some complaints, they still remember Gleason and there is this atmosphere of fear for retaliation. I found that most allegations in time get validated. Some of the allegations are so unbelievable that they couldn't possible be made up.
Who could have made up that Brian Johnson would hire his neighbor who does not have a hoisting license to drive the heaviest piece of equipment used to plow our public ways. As the comments brought to light, they are even related, and so much more.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 6:55 by Just Wondering
Are you sure
Peter, I'm not to sure they are related. I think the little girl just calls him "uncle Brian" because she's had to sit on his lap her whole life. Then again who knows....this is Holland
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 7:20 by Curious2
I think where this blog is headed with all this is to explain how bad all our highway bad boys really are.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 7:27 by Drug addicts running Holland?
I think Brian smokes more than pot after witnessing his road rage conduct first hand. Tom did have heart problems which is an indicator of chronic cocaine abuse. Kyle is a mess and try's to get pills from many sources. If the highway gang insists these statements are not true then why do they refuse to take a drug test? Johnsons are masters at milking the taxpayer and I am not surprised Brian helped Haney with the welfare scheme for his GF to pay him with section 8 money while they were shacking up.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 8:46 by curious1
To Drug addicts running Holland, this sounds like more speculation to me, have you seen above mentioned individuals in possesion of drugs? You should have some proof before you start calling people drug addicts.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 9:13 by Duh
Drug test them
Maybe if they take a drug test like they should have to get such a dangerous job then we would know for sure. Most any job in the construction industry or any industry you have to pass a drug test. Even walmart requires a drug test and they don't drive huge machines down main roads.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 9:33 by curious1
They must have CDL's, right? Wouldn't that make them subject to random drug testing by the state?
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 10:00 by Nice try
Curious spin doctor
Curious is a person associated with or part of "team evil" who is trying to mis-direct the honest people of Holland. The state only drug tests CDL drivers if there is a wreck. The drivers are given notice when tested for their health cards. But let's clear this up once and for all. Drug test them All NOW.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 10:34 by curious1
not spinning anything
Nice try, If you notice, i was asking a question I didn't say they were drug tested, i wasn't sure. Oh and i'm not part of "team evil" lol. I just know I wouldn't want my name spread all over the internet being called a drug addict especially when there isn't any proof, I'm sure you wouldn't either.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 16:00 by Yes they do get random drug test
not a clue
All town employees with a cdl license get random drug test no matter what town.Not by the town but by the state so stop your bullshit lies about town employees.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 16:48 by curious1
That's what I thought
Thank you for answering my question.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 17:50 by Duh
Lies Lies Lies
The only drug tests the highway gang have ever taken were for their probation officers. You really want us to believe that the gang gets random drug tests? I will believe that just like I believe the guy running the front end loader has a heavy machinery license to operate. HaHaHa. I think I'll make an anonymous complaint tommorow and see if we cannot get the whole gang "randomly" drug tested.
Next you'll want us to believe the Holland Firefighters put out fires rather than light them. I bet you want us to believe that Earl selling land to his mother in law for next to nothing was all in the towns best interest !!!! What else do you want us to believe? Hahaha
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 17:59 by Enough already
Are you serious?
So not only are you accusing them of being drug addicts but you are also accusing them of being on probation? Do you have access to their alleged criminal records, I think not. Stop trying to tarnish the names of decent hard working people.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 18:04 by Peter Frei
Just setting the record straight..
According to the official D.D.111 report, the Johnsons never paid a dime for that land. The price shown on the deed was never paid. Not only that, the Johnsons did not pay any taxes on the property for a decade, not until James Foley was elected to serve on the Board of Selectmen. Cut and paste this link into your browser to read the official D.D.111 report:
As always, my claims are backed with documents.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 18:22 by Peter Frei
BJ a decent man??
To "Enough already," Brian Johnson is not "decent [and] hard working."
Decent people don't lie, try to criminalize the people who dare to expose their sinister and illegal activity.
A decent man does not call a resident inside the town hall "scum bag," "looser," and "white trash."
A decent man does pay for his garbage removal himself and does not burden the town with it.
A decent man does not subject the community to potential grave liability and danger by letting his neighbor drive a 22 thousand lbs piece of equipment without the proper license.
A a decent man does not lie to the State Police and the Holland Police in an attempt to have an innocent man arrested.
A decent man does not accuse another of violating the Wetland Protection Act but knowingly is violating it at every chance.
A decent man in his position would concentrate on maintaining the streets and ways of Holland and not on his (J)ohnson & (G)endrau Construction Company where he and his two buddies work on Fridays and, as I hear, sometimes on other days two.
I could go on and on..
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 18:34 by Enough already
I said decent hard working people
My comment was more geared toward the fact that everyone associated with him seems to automatically get a bad name on this blog. Drug addicts and criminals? Where is the proof?
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 18:49 by Peter Frei
Kyle Rutkowski threatened me over the phone anonymously. An investigation by the State Police traced the call to his cell phone.
Another anonymous call was traced to the Rutkowski residence. His parents, Michael and Holly, claimed that nobody was home at the time the phone call was made; they allegedly were out shopping, and "we leave the house open all the time, everybody could have come into the house and made that phone call," said Holly Rutkowski.
If the Rutkowski's do not longer want to work for the town, they will be very successfull as "story tellers!"
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 19:10 by Enough already
no one imparticular
I was refering to all the comments about the highwat dept. employees being drug addicts and criminals, those are serious accusations. So again I ask where is the proof?
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 21:13 by The proof..
The proof is in the drug test.
Someone call the DOT.. We could get all this figured out real quick.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 21:42 by no proof
its all lies
Mr. Frei, nice to see you are accepting comments again, can't wait to see how long mine lasts. So far no one who has accused these individuals has offered any proof. Mr. Frei, could you please explain how you got the state police to investigate your anonymous threatening phone call and trace said call without a subpoena?
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 21:48 by Sweden
Defamation of Character
I want to first off start by saying that allowing unlicensed operation of that front end loader was very much illegal for both involved whether it was the actual operation of the equipment or the fact that the person in charge knew the operator was not duly licensed to operate it, both should be charged for the offense's and dealt with accordingly whats wrong for one should be wrong for another, regardless of the last name. I don't believe people should be on here making allegations of drug use if they don't know for sure that the person(s) involved is actually involved in drug use. If you know something that should be brought to the table and investigated then report it to the local authorities, for people to sit in front of their computers and become keyboard warriors claiming that people have drug problems without proof holds no validity and means nothing. So until otherwise proven keep at the task at hand and make sure criminal charges are brought against those who have broken the law.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:00 by no proof needed
who needs a subpoena if the proof is in the pudding..
Next time I'm guessing Kyle will be smart enough to call from somewhere else.. It's his own fault.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:02 by Peter Frei
no lies from me..
Why would I delete your comment, it is a fair question. A court order is needed, or better WAS needed before October 26, 2001, when former president Bush signed the Patriots Act into law. But such a court order was only needed to wiretap a phone line of a suspect.
If you report a harassing/threatening phone call to the police, they will find out the name/number quick.
The number by the way, and I'm sure it is not in the phone book, was 774 289 3229. The date this happened was Tuesday February 12, 2008. The State Trooper’s name was Nuggent and his batch number was #3485. Do you want me to post a piece about it with pictures and official report??
Any other questions?
BTW did you notice that I'm among the very few who is posting with his name? It gives comments some validity, I don't need to hide behind an alias like you obviously have to...
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:08 by King Earl
Brian Johnson Rules
Leave Prince Brian alone. He was on the football team dontcha know. If the selectmans position payed as much as highway boss then we would give him that job. All in good time. This is a monarchy and the kings name is Johnson. The rest of you.......off with your head!!!
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:14 by ...Is that supposed to be like
Hahaaha now that's funny!
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:32 by Peter Frei
Why are you so upset
Is it true??
If it isn't true and you don't take drugs, why don't you file a criminal complaint in Palmer District Court for deformation of character. The Court will then subpoena the IP address(s) of the person(s) who posted the comments. You guys will be tested for drugs and witnesses deposed and the person(s) who made the claims found guilty if you are clean, and the allegations turn out to be false.
I sign my comments and I'm not responsible for other peoples comments. I wish everybody would sign their comments, however, in our town this is not possible because people have to fear to be retaliated against.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 22:56 by no proof
Im not upset at all
Mr. Frei is your last comment directed at me? I am not a drug user nor am I one of the accused therefore I don't feel the need to file a criminal complaint against anyone... plus that seems to be your forte.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 23:23 by Peter Frei
To "by no proof," my comment was directed to the individuals who are accused by some anonymous commenter(s) of taking drugs.
I don't know who you are; what I gather from your "forte" comment is that you think it is OK to operate a front loader around Holland Elementary School and along the ways of our community and that I should just (like you) accept the fact that Brian Johnson seems to think that laws and rules do not apply to him and his Highway Department of which he is the elected custodian.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 23:29 by no proof
I do not believe it is ok to operate heavy equipmet without a license, but I also don't think it is ok to accuse people of using drugs without anything to back it up with.
Posted on 24 Jan 2011, 23:48 by Once again
lets take some tests so the cry'n will end..
I think everyone should pee in the cup, This way we'll all know for sure.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 9:35 by Peter Frei
To "no proof," according to your comment, you seem to be in favor of the notion that a civilized world needs to live by a set of rules.
Where is your "forte" s**t in your comment (24 Jan 2011, 22:56) coming from? We need to live by the rules but when someone ignores them it is not OK to take legal action? You have a better idea? Or are you just pretending to be civilized?
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 10:07 by James L...
Peter you are wasting alot of time on someone who really is only posting for damage control by trying to use the guise of "fairplay" while to the other camp "fair" is a place where pigs get blue ribbons. The person does not even validate his posts by using his name.
HOWEVER...I remember our initial Twining Complaint about Kevin Gleason that was submitted a year before Gleason was forced to resign in shame. Earl Johnson a Selectman said our complaint was "Garbage" Wettlaufer said "consider the source" and they ignored the complaint and attacked the complainer. We ALL now know the Selectmen should have acted on the complaint. I had to pull some serious strings with a Commander in the State Police to even allow the investigation of Gleason to continue because the Johnson's and Wettlaufer continued to protect Gleason.
Also Who cares if Brian Johnson or anybody for that matter smokes pot while fishing..? What you smoke on your time or in your home is no ones business but your own. As long as he does not smoke at work or steal to support his habit who cares? I would say though that it is not pot influencing him or Kyle. It looks more like anger that has been enhanced into misplaced rage. This in and of itself is a symptom of the use of some chemicals and both street or prescribed medication can cause it. Couple that with the fact that we are pissing in their cornflakes by exposing their corruption and it can make for a volatile combination where someone could get hurt by their unabated rage.
I know with almost absolute certainty from a reliable source that some of the workers in the highway department are addicted to pills and use cocaine..I know some of them drink at PJ"S and resort to violence. I do not know that they do these things while working. Whether they should be working for Holland or not has already been decided by the voters who have determined these things are commonplace and accepted in mainstream America. I don't think testing is the answer as tests can be altered with drinks or someone else's urine in a balloon taped to your leg. The only way to know for sure is a hair sample. But is that the America we all want to live in?
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 10:13 by amanda
please click on the following link to answer the question about CDL drivers:
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 10:47 by NFB
Town of Holland
I have lived in this town my whole life and have loved it. Just recently I was told to go to this web site and read about our town. I am appalled to admitt I live in this town now. What is the matter with you people? Do you work? Have anything else to do in your spare time? And who controls this site? Mr.Frei? You should be ashamed of yourself and if I ever have the chance to meet you, I will tell you to your face. Why do comments disappear when they are about you? If everyone has so much to gossip about. MOVE!!!! You all should be ashamed of yourselfs. Are we in High school? If our roads were not being plowed everyone would complain. The highway Dept. does a fantastic job. And the roads are clear. Everyone should find something better to do with thier spare time and enjoy thier life while they can. Life is much to short for this petty BS. I am going to find out more about this web site and why someone that is the #1 gossiper has control of the time, and comments about people. This web site seems to be against peoples rights and contains slander that is pathetic. Like I said before if anyone has a problem with this town or certain persons MOVE!!! Again this web site is a joke and an embarressment to the town folks. If you want to gossip about people why can't any of you have the guts to go straight to that person? Everyone should grow up and live ther lives and not be so judgmental. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!!!!!
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 10:55 by Peter Frei
lets have lunch..
To "NFB," lets have lunch, I would love to meet you, you seem to be one of the typical ignorant "good old boys," who doesn't have a clue... and not the guts to sign his comment with his name!
You are a piece of work! Why don't you have your own blog if you don't like mine??
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 10:58 by Nybe
Nfb is a joke
More damage control by the corrupt ones. So lame so transparent. Frei should send his post to beyond the trash bin. Nice try team evil.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 12:01 by Christina Haney
seriously do you guys really not have anything better to do you thrive off of this drama like friggin feens! its disgusting! ya my dad may not be the most perfect fucking person in the world but then again are all of you? this is about my dad not being licensed to plow your streets this not an open book for the you the town of holland to come on here and put his whole entire life story on here this is not right and you call yourselfs adults and i garantee that 95% of you are people i have known my whole life and use to be freinds with my family at some point.. how would you like it if something happened to you and then the whole world came on here and used it as a way to fuckin gossip about your life and what you have been going through the past few years! i dont think you would like it very much...so before you go pointing fingers why dont you wash your own hands first take a step back look at yourself and look at your life you will realize you are not perfect just the rest of us! so please let this journal of my fathers life be done! thats all thanks...and yes you are right i am the only one who has the balls to put my name up here!...
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 12:13 by It's about corruption
Ok Princess .. This is about more then plowing. It is about the type of person and his character that our officials ( uncle Brian) hire to work in our town. The allegations of section 8 welfare fraud, domestic violence, firearms violations etc. Go a long way to show the type of people Uncle Brian hires. Many Children have had their lives destroyed due to the corruption practiced by the Johnson and other town officials. You grow up and be honest and ethical and show the world that your father is a good parent. Best Wishes youn lady.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 12:56 by newreader
I use to read a local newspaper but no longer. The Internet is how more and more people get their news.
The young lady who seems to be the daughter of Mr. Haney who operated the front loader without the proper license needs to understand that individuals who choose to work for the town and are paid with taxpayers money give up part of their privacy. Since the public is indirect the employer of such individuals, including Mr. Haney, the public has the right to know.
I do find the comment posted by NFB with the title Town of Holland appalling, his attack towards Mr. Frei misplaced and unjustified.
I do admit, the streets of Holland are plowed swift and perfect, we taxpayer pay a hefty price for this service and I expect nothing less.
A fantastic job, as NFB refers to the plowing by the HWD, should entail doing so with the proper licenses, care for public safety, and also with the proper care for the town's equipment.
The comment Mr. Johnson allegedly made, as I read here in a posting about the purchase of a new truck for $170,000, was not indicative of a man who would spend our money with reluctance or hesitation.
When Mr. Johnson asked the welder if the truck which had only 60'000 miles on the speedometer could be fixed and the welder's answer was no, Johnson's answer was allegedly,
"I was hoping to hear that."
I have a question to Mr. Frei, how are you covering operational expenses to run this site?
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 13:24 by Beat it
If you don't like the blog
Go start your own!
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 16:52 by smoker
smoke a bone
Hey Jim L. you and Brian Johnson should sit down make up and smoke a bone together and maybe there is something after all that you both agree on so lets try it.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 16:57 by Jim....L...
Poke out my eye.
I would rather poke out my eyes with a red hot ice pick.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 16:58 by smoker also
Lets get along
I think this will work.Good job smoker this might end the Brian, Jim fight and they will be smoking buddies.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 17:25 by cdl driver
cdl drug test
Thank you Amanda finally put an end to the people that don't have a clue because they don't have a cdl.BUt it is different for a cdl driver that works for a private contractor than it is for a municipal employee.A municipal employer with a cdl is drug tested randomly once they get a cdl.
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 18:25 by kyle
hey peter, suck my big fat polish dick
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 18:46 by Ur buddy
Hey Kyle. Go sniff some more lines
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 18:53 by Peter Frei
People need to know..
Kyle Rutkowski, comments signed with a name will not be deleted, the community will be surprised about the kind of language individuals working under Brian Johnson use.
Are you still at the Holland Highway Department? Having fun? Doing some drugs?
I do know that the taxpayers of Holland even pay a Cox High Speed Internet subscription for the HWD so you have access to the Holland Blog while you "work."
Posted on 25 Jan 2011, 20:55 by MW
I have a comment for NFB... Before you (as you wrote) "find out more about this website," I suggest you find out how to "SPELL CORRECTLY!!!" Your comment is full of spelling errors. You are ILLITERATE and need to go back to school....
Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 9:18 by This is sickening
Town pays Insurance cost & Pensions for private local business employees
J and G Construction is a Private Contracting Corporation doing business at the same address as Brian Johnson's House. The Directors and Most employee's of the private business also work for the Highway Dept. Brian Johnson, Kyle, and Scott G are all directors of the company. Health insurance benefits and pensions for the directors of this private business are paid for by the taxpayers of the Town of Holland.
J and G trucks are often seen at the highway department and if honor and ethics are a yardstick then one can only imagine what else the taxpayer is putting on J and G inventory.
Kristin Laplante is the bookkeeper for the Highway Dept and Selectmen's office as well as the town clerk. She is a good friend of the Johnsons and is the Towns only oversight against pilferage and looting of town property by J and G. employees running rampant through our town barn.
J and G client list is made up almost exclusively with companies and homeowners who need to go before Johnson for permits. They hire J and G and the permitting goes smooth as silk.
Just saying that the Johnson Land Grab and section 8 welfare fraud are only the tip of the iceberg to what the corrupt Johnson Family is doing to the hard working and honest taxpayers in the town of Holland.
Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 9:26 by all are intertwined
Kristins Husband also works for the Highway Department.. Potential Conflict?...?????? I say AUDIT AND INVENTORY THE HIGHWAY AND SELECTMANS BOOKS!!!!!!!!
Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 18:12 by Peter Frei
You know the rules..
To "no 1 important," just play by the rules and your comments will stay, it is that simple..
If you can read, you will be able to find comments attacking me and they are still up.
Yes, I'm in control of this blog and I will delete comments that include blatant lies, are not on topic (the "Speak Out Holland" posts posted every 6th of the month are the place to post any topic), are in the wrong place, include unjustified general attacks, include name-calling, accuse someone of breaking the law without mentioning the Chapter and section of G.L. that person allegedly violated.
If you would like your own blog, send an email to email@example.com, they are constantly looking for individuals who would like to maintain a blog. In your email, write "I would like to be a blogger" in the subject line of the email.
Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 18:59 by NO1 IMPORTANT
WELL IF YOU READ MY COMMENTS WERE WAS I LIEING I DIDNT ATTACK ANY1 ALL I DID WAS COMMENT ON HOW THESE PEOPLE ARE SO WORRIED ABOUT THESE PEOPLES PERSONAL LIVES MORE THAN THE MAIN SUBJECT AND HOW THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR COMMENTING TO HIS DAUGHTER AND SAYING HOW SHE MAYBE SAT ON HER SO CALLED NOT REAL UNCLES LAP AND HOW THEY SHOULD KEEP OUT THIS POOR EX GIRLFRIEND AND SONS BUSINESS OUT OF THIS DONT YOU THINK THAT IF SHE HAS BEEN IN AN SO CALLED NOT SURE IF REAL ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP SHOULD HAVE HER NAME BROUGHT UP IN THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT DRIVING A TRUCK WITHOUT A CDL LICENSE SHOULD HAVE TO SEE HER NAME PUT OUT THERE SERIOUSLY WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I NEVER SAID ANYTHING BAD OR WRONG ABOUT ANY1 TALKING JUST THAT PEOPLE SHOULDNT THROW OUT ACCUSATIONS WITHOUT KNOWING THE WHOLE THING AND THAT HAS ANY1 EVER NOT HEARD A STORY THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MANY HANDS AND VIOCES THAT THE STORY HASNT CHANGED AS IT GETS TOLD SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT THIS WAS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW YOU WAS ASSAULTED THE STORY HAS GONE SO FAR OFF THE TRACK THAT PEOPLE ARE JUST PUTTING THERE 2 CENTS IN ABOUT A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS AND HAVE FALLEN OFF THE REAL STORY SO WHAT WAS SO WRONG ABOUT THE OTHER COMMENT THAT I PUT UP THAT NO1 ONE IS PERFECT AND THAT EVERY1'S SH*T STICKS WELL IF THAT IS SO BAD MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE A BLOG IF YOUR GONNA CENSORE THINGS THAT BAD I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO STAY TO THE REAL PROBLEM AND STOP THROWING THERE TRASH AROUND AND THERE PERSONAL PROBLEMS WITH THESE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND IF THERE ALL SO CONCERNED ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WITH THERE COUNCEL MAN THAT THEY SHOULD ALL GO AND SPEAK UP AT A MEETING AND STOP VOTING FOR THIS GUY IF THERE NOT HAPPY CUZ THEY ONLY HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN SOME1 ELSE HAS ONE AND TAKE CARE OF THIS AND VOTE FOR SOMEONE THAT THEY THINK CAN DO THE JOB RIGHT AND NOT VOTE FOR FRIENDS OR PEOPLE THEY THINK CAN'T DO THE JOB CUZ I'M SURE HE GOT THE JOB FROM EVERYONES VOTES AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD DO SOME RESEARCH ON THE PERSON THEY VOTE FOR BEFORE THEY VOTE IF THERE SO UNHAPPY ABOUT THIS GUYS PERSONAL LIFE CUZ LAST TIME I CHECKED NO 1 IS PERFECTED AND HE DIDNT JUST SIT DOWN IN THIS CHAIR AND SAY I'M THE FIRST ONE TO SIT DOWN SO ITS MY JOB HE GOT THE JOB FROM THE VOTERS ... SERIOUSLY I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING WRONG OR BAD ABOUT ANY1 JUST THAT YOU ALL GAVE HIM THIS JOB AND MAYBE SOME1 NEEDS TO TAKE HIM OUT OF IT.. SO WHERE IS THE LIES OR THE NAME CALLING FOR THIS NOT TO MAKE IT UP. I JUST THINK THAT THEY NEED TO STICK TO THE PROBLEM AND KEEP OUT INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT CAN'T DEFEND THEMSELVES OR WON'T BECAUSE THEY JUST WANT TO STAY OUT OF IT CUZ THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL PROBLEM I FEEL BAD FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU BUT I ALSO FEEL BAD FOR THE ACCUSATIONS BEING THROWN AROUND ABOUT THESE PEOPLE I JUST THINK IT'S SAD HOW THIS WENT SO FAR OFF THE TRACK ABOUT THE CURRUPTION GOING ON IN THE POLITITIONS.. WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PROBLEM CUZ EVERY1 AND I MEAN EVERY1 ARE NOT PERFECT IN ANY WAY
Posted on 27 Jan 2011, 17:28 by Peter Frei
I was digging out my car around 3 PM when two guys drove by with a truck from the Highway Department dragging a plow over the bare snow free road. Thomas LaPlante, Christine LaPlante's husband, was sitting in the passenger seat...
I just wonder what the purpose is dragging a plow over already plowed asphalt and why doing so requires two high paid employees of the Highway Department.
Don't you guys have anything better to do?? How about shoveling snow around the notice board for public meetings in front of the Town Hall and listening to what people complain about?
Posted on 1 Feb 2011, 21:28 by knows (unfortunately) the Haney's
Christina, it seems to be a family thing, the thing with operating without a license.
Remember how you got caught driving without a valid drivers license in Charlton? Does your family think that all of you are above the law?
Is this why you get along with the Johnson's and why you do it so well??
Posted on 2 Feb 2011, 12:18 by Peter Frei
To Grade Or Not To Grade..
I think we all agree, the Highway Department is doing a good job plowing our roads and ways, lets not forget that.
I also believe that we have an extraordinary situation with the many snow storms in short order; the situation may justify "stretching the rules" somewhat.
It is Brian's and other town officials attitude and character I personally take issue with.
While his buddies are allowed to operate heavy expensive pieces of equipment without the proper training and licenses, his opponents and individuals critical of his conduct as town official are being jerked around are being sued or forced to sue because they have their rights denied.
I learned that another of his hired men, John Folger, was allegedly operating one of the heavy yellow town trucks without a valid CDL license.
I never met John Folger and do not know him. Brian Johnson claims that Folger never operated equipment he was not licensed to operate. Johnson made the same claim about Haney and we know that this is not true.
CDL License holders and Brian should be aware that the Mass. Appeals Court recently ruled that Massachusetts Police Officers can stop CDL vehicles to conduct random inspections which include Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) checks. See Commonwealth v. LeBoeuf (Decided October 8, 2010). Normally, police officers must have reasonable suspicion that a driver committed a motor vehicle violation in order to stop the driver. However, when it comes to CDL vehicles, the rules are different. The court recognized that "Trucks operate twenty-four hours a day and the officers must, necessarily, have the authority to conduct these administrative inspections at any time." These so-called administrative safety inspections can consist of not only a safety check of the CDL vehicle, but also a check of the CDL Driver’s license, medical certificate, and log book.
The Appeals Court determined that the random suspicion-less stops of trucks are permitted because the trucking industry is highly regulated and drivers must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
In this case the CDL driver had a suspended driver’s license and he was arrested for the crime of Operating After Suspension. He argued that the random stop of his truck by a Framingham Police Officer was illegal. The court disagreed and ruled that Massachusetts police officers have the right to stop any CDL vehicle at anytime, even if the driver has not committed a traffic violation. This decision may lead an increase in random stops of CDL vehicles by police officers throughout Massachusetts. Drivers caught operating CDL vehicles without a proper license may be subject to prosecutions and additional license suspensions.
Posted on 2 Jul 2011, 14:11 by news reader
Brian Johnson cleaning up his act??
Is Brian Johnson cleaning up his act by hiring drivers with the proper licenses?
In the latest Sturbridge Villiager, page 4 of the Classified Section, issue June 29, 2011, he is accepting applications for one Driver/Operator, and one Driver/Laborer.
The ads claim, "The Town Of Holland Is An EOE."
I assume the "EOE" stands for "Equal Opportunity Employer."
Brian, does that mean that from now on you grant equal opportunities to all applicants which don't have the proper licenses and would fail a CORI background check, or does it mean that from now on you don't need to be a neighbor/friend/criminal/unlicensed operator to be considered?
Posted on 13 Jul 2011, 11:17 by former resident
I wonder how the town, with its stretched fiscal budget, intends on hiring 2 more highway department employees..... Did someone quit or lose his job? Or are we now capable of getting blood from stones?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 7:39 by Can u tell us
Peter.. What happend on the 26th?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011, 7:55 by Peter Frei
Johnson's attorney, Tani Sapirstein filed a request for a continuance on the hearing of my request to sanction her.
She argued that it would make more sense to have my request heard by Judge Sabrina Wega as she was the one presiding over the hearing on my motion to dismiss Brian Johnson's civil suit against me for damages.
The continued hearing would be held next time Judge Sabrina Vega will be on the bench in Palmer District Court, which will be August 17.
I opposed her motion to continue arguing that it would be imperative to have the hearing before Judge Sabrina Vega would make a decision on my motion to dismiss, as Sapirstein's false statement of fact in her opposition to my motion to dismiss could prejudice me. Sapirstein signs her motions and pleadings under the attorney's oath which puts the presumption on her side that what she is signing is true.
Justice Patricia Poehler stated that I should have more confidence into Judges decision, judges would do extensive research before making a decision. My answer to her statement was that Sapirstein would not be doing what she is doing if it wouldn't work.
Sapirstein got her way and the hearing on my request to sanction Sapirstein is continued to August 17.
My hope is now that Judge Vega will not make a decision on my motion to dismiss before the hearing on August 17.