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!

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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Speak out Holland! (no.22)

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 Jan 2011, 02:38 - Category: Speak Out Holland
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Wales Town Hall; 2 Main Street New Address?

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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James Wettlaufer threatened me:
“Keep doing what you are doing and you could get hurt..!”
A Reflection of 2010 and Award.

Yes, a reflection, a reflection on James Wettlaufer’s conduct and performance in the past year, and YES, an award too, read more»

Posted on 31 Dec 2010, 23:49 - Category: Worst Person
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What was YOUR best Christmas Present ever?

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Did you ever get a Christmas present that you still rememer to this day?
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Posted on 26 Dec 2010, 02:19 - Category: Editorial
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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.


(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


in memory of this event.

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Posted on 22 Dec 2010, 01:52 - Category: The Town Common
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