More Bad News About The Unlicensed Operator Of The Town’s $200,000 Front Loader Hired By Brian Johnson.

Alexander Haney and his family is keeping the Holland Police Department and the Palmer District Court busy, multiple cases are on record and/or are filed against him.

There is one case where the Holland Police answered three calls in one day... read more»

Posted on 4 Feb 2011, 20:02 - Category: The Town Common
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Cable Committee Members Can't Be Bothered..

In case you tried to watch the televised selectboard meeting and there was none, there was actually a selectboard meeting but it was a NO SHOW for the members of the Cable Commission due to the weather! I just called the town hall and got the news form the town clerk, Kristin LaPlante.
Peter Frei

Posted on 1 Feb 2011, 19:33 - Category: Board Of Selectmen
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400,000 Page Views!

Time to celebrate.....
The Holland Blog went online for the first time at 13:30 hours on Saturday February 14, 2009. Today, at 21.51 hours, the Holland Blog was viewed 400,000 times (page views or hits).
I would like to share an interesting YouTube video with the readers of the Holland Blog to celebrate this special occasion. The video is about the Bugatti Veyron, the fastest production car in the world:

Posted on 30 Jan 2011, 00:30 - Category: The Town Common
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Do You Recognize the House Which is Plowed-out Here?

Heavy-Front-Loader-plowing-in-front-of-Earl-Johnson’s-house-on-Hisgen-Road.YES, you are right, the house is Earl's house on 10 Hisgen Road.
Unless the Johnson’s bought their own 21,000lb front loader, this looks like town equipment the Johnson’s use to do chores around the house...
Brian Johnson, our elected Highway Surveyor, will tell you that he filled the tank on his dime and that his father’s driveway is basically “town property.”
I wonder if he gets paid overtime because it is Saturday...
The picture was taken before noon today and per MMS transmitted to the HollandBlog by an anonymous I-Reporter.
Thanks! Keep sending them! (Click on image to enlarge!)
Peter Frei

Posted on 29 Jan 2011, 15:55 - Category: The Town Common
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Somebody’s Darling

I have had much on my mind lately about the American soldiers who continue to perish in Afghanistan and Iraq. I imagine that most people don't realize that already in 2011 between January 1 and January 20th twenty-five soldiers made that ultimate sacrifice. I believe that whether or not we philosophically support the wars, we can agree that the casualties should not be hidden.
I have produced a simple video that I hope you will consider using on your web site. I have taken an old classic American historic song about the sadness of the loss of our youth and with just a few pictures of a cemetery and soldiers' caskets I have included the names of those who have perished thus far in 2011.
You will find this non-political, and I did not include my name or my website in the video. Please look at it and consider if you would embed it on your site. I am hoping that if others find it worthy, they will consider passing a link on to others. Thanks, Peter.

Posted on 28 Jan 2011, 21:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Is our elected Highway Surveyor Brian Johnson losing it?

I had never any accidents with my car and in all my travels the car never needed any body work.
Now, at the speedometer reading of more than 140,000 miles, the car has a dent, read more»

Posted on 26 Jan 2011, 21:13 - Category: The Town Common
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Impressive 43¾” Catch at the 2011 Union Fishing Derby.


Just off the wire from a Holland Blog I-reporter; the proud owner shows his impressive 43-3/4 inch catch..

The Northern Pike is estimated to weigh in at 23lbs. For more and final details and list of winners
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Posted on 22 Jan 2011, 21:00 - Category: The Town Common
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Brian Johnson Hires Neighbor who doesn‘t have a License, to operate the town‘s heavy Front Loader.

Heavy-Front-Loader-dangerously-Roaming-the-narrow-ways-through-our-town It is a scary proposition that someone would drive a piece of machinery weighing 21,585 lb with speeds up to 25 mph through the narrow snow covered streets and around the Elementary School of Holland without training and proper license, read more»

Posted on 20 Jan 2011, 01:01 - Category: The Town Common
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The Mystery of Property Tax Assessment.

Picture-of-the-Mystery-House-near-San-Jose-before-the-Earthquake Have you visited the Mystery House in San Jose, CA? I bet this house is a nightmare to any assessor!

On an other note, I gathered more information for the readers to bring some light into another Mystery,
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Posted on 19 Jan 2011, 1:43 - Category: The Town Common
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ATT I-phone Customer Rip-Off

By coincident I discovered that charged me $9.99 for a subscription I never even heard of.
I called ATT and after a lengthy conversation with one of their customer reps I found out that third party vendors have “tricky” ways to get you to subscribe to their services. After more questioning of the rep, I found out that it is up to the customer to check his bill.
This website had charged me already for the third month.
ATT’s request for a refund went through right away. I found out that an instant refund is equal to admittance by the third party vendor that the charges are and were unjustified.
You may ask why ATT let this happen. ATT gets a commission from third party vendors. ATT only intervenes when there are too many complaints. How about that? The charges would be listed on your bill under “Mobil Purchases & Downloads: Communication Charges, Monthly Subscriptions.”
I checked into the service; you subscribe by choosing your cell phone carrier on their website, you enter your phone number and you then get a four digit number per MMS which you return. You then get 5 alerts per month. The “alerts” are “general news and news for sports, health, celebrity gossip and more...” and you get charged $9.99!!
Does that sound like any sane person would subscribe to such a service?? Be aware and check your cell phone bill! Please leave a comment if you are a victim too.
Peter Frei

Posted on 17 Jan 2011, 12:23 - Category: The Town Common
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If you venture out today, take pictures with your cell phone and email them to me to or SSM them to 413 245 4660 and I will post them here. Make a note whether you want your name with the picture or not. Thanks! Peter Frei
What-I-have-to-shovel-through-to-get-out-(10:24hours) Snow-drift-on-my-house-(11:11-hours) These-9-piggies-got-snowed-in-(2011-01-13-08:04-hours) My-railing-(18:39-hours) Hisgen-Road-only-road-without-power-lines-(15:35-hours) Home-sweet-home-(15:34-hours) No-comment-(15:40-hours) No-comment-(2011-01-13-07:29-hours) No-comment-(2011-01-13-07:33-hours) No-comment-(2011-01-13-07:36-hours)

Click on any picture to enlarge!

Posted on 12 Jan 2011, 8:30 - Category: The Town Common
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