Riddle (no.4)

We have not done a riddle in a long time.
This riddle is trying to solve the mystery of Brian Johnson’s way of setting his priorities, read more»

Posted on 4 Jun 2010, 02:30 - Category: The Town Common
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Meet the two candidates for the seat on the Board of Selectmen.


In case you missed the debate between the two candidates, Michael P. Kennedy and Rayomnd Korny, the Holland Blog was there and offers its readers the video of the most interesting debate; the first one ever in our town’s history as far as I know.

Kennedy surprised with his answer to the question whether he favors or opposes the proposed truck stop, read more»

Posted on 3 Jun 2010, 03:40 - Category: Town Politics
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Memorial Day Celebration 2010.

A picture perfect day and superb organization made another Memorial Day Celebration special, read more»

Posted on 1 Jun 2010, 2:18 - Category: The Town Common
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Remembering our heros who served our country.

Flags-along-Sturbridge-Road As every year around this time, last boat docks are installed along the shores of Hamilton Reservoir and boats get launched, campaign signs are scattered around town, the smell of barbecue is in the air, and the flags are back adorning Brimfield, Mashapaug, and Sturbridge Road.
If you assume that the Town of Holland is installing the flags along Brimfield Road and Sturbridge Road, you are mistaken.
If you like to know who is doing it for all to enjoy, click here!
The yearly parade will start at 10:00 a.m. at the monument by the Elementary School. Be there earlier as the procession forms around 9:45 a.m.
The parade will go to the cemetery for a ceremony. After the ceremony, paticipants then walk over to the Senior Citizen Center for refreshments. Everybody is encouraged to participate and bring (store-bought) refreshments.
Peter Frei

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Posted on 29 May 2010, 10:08 - Category: The Town Common
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Truck on fire at Exit 74 of I 84.


Around 9:20 this morning, a Ford pickup truck cought on fire and burned out of control.

A state trooper was there only 5 minutes later. At the time I left, the truck was still on fire. An explosion blew a smal fireball to the left of the truck while I was taking pictures.

The fire departments of Holland and Sturbridge were called.
Peter Frei

Posted on 28 May 2010, 09:42 - Category: The Town Common
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Nancy Talbot running for reelection for the tax collector position to hold four hour seminar at the senior center.

If re-elected, Nancy Talbot will show her gratitude for the voters trust by conducting a four hour seminar at the Senior Citizen Center.
The seminar is planned for Wednesday June 16, 2010, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The date was chosen to honor Earl Johnson’s birthday, Earl is a close friend of her. Earl will assist Nancy in answering tricky questions if his health will allow him to attend.
Nancy Talbot was accused by a resident of Holland to have been involved in a questionable land-deal.
In a recent interview with Christopher Tanguay from the Southbridge Evening News, Nancy realized that there are some lingering questions in the community stemming from the incident and decided to be proactive and root-out all suspicions. “The land my son purchased was not in tax title,” Nancy said to Tanguay and further stated, “Not only was it not in tax title, it was not even delinquent and it wasn’t going into tax title.”
Actions are louder than words; To clear her name once and for all, she will have the opportunity to show (and teach others) how her son was able to buy the building lot at the peak of the real estate boom for only $100!
The conveyance recorded in book 17,317 on page 311, carrying the number 35,509 took place on May 29, 2008. Deric’s deed is recorded at the Registry of Deeds on 50 State Street in Springfield in book 17317, page 311. To view the deed, click here!
Once Nancy is reelected I will ask her and Earl whether they are interested and will then organize the seminar. Place will be limited, please reserve your space by emailing me, thanks!
I hope she and her mentor are as thrilled as I am, I can’t wait...
Peter Frei

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Posted on 28 May 2010, 00:57 - Category: The Town Common
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Annual Town Meeting of 2010.

Earl Johnson attended the last annual town meeting as selectboard member; James Wettlaufer is not credible any longer; and Christian Petersen joined his two colleagues in their quest to promote a project that would have violated not less than 16 provisions under the bylaws or other rules and regulations.
However, the voters of Holland used sound judgment and dared not to follow the advice of their “leaders,” and do it right. The disabled and seniors deserve it, read more»

Posted on 27 May 2010, 00:01 - Category: Town Politics
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Don't miss the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING tonight, Tuesday May 25, at 7:00 p.m. sharp!

A-frame-house-unfinished-for-the-last-25-yearsThroughout the day, I will gather information and will post it here and add as the day progresses, so check back if you can. If you don't like the way our town is run, be there tonight and voice your opinion! Certain articles on the town warrant need your attention, here is what I gathered so far:

Article #3, #4, and #5 seek authorization by the voters to authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant easments and to enter into a lease agreement to lease the 2 acre town owned property to HAP, Inc. in order to acommodate the proposed low income housing project for seniors.
The voters have a last chance to force HAP and the town government to find a better solution for the project.
If the voters vote YES on article #5, the project will be built, if the voters vote NO, the project can not be built at the proposed site.
YES Votes on article #3 and #4 will just make it easier to realize the project but are not necessary for the project to go forward.
There has been strong opposition by several residents towards the project's realization on the proposed side as the 2 acre parcel does not allow the construction of the Project,
To read more about article #3, #4, and #5 click here!»

Peter Frei

Posted on 25 May 2010, 13:15 - Category: Town Politics
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A new name with familiar faces; Jean and Karen go separate ways.

The-new-logo The-old-abandoned-logo
Rumors that Jean Sullivan and Karen Wallace went separate ways first made the round about three weeks ago.

Now it is official, Jean Sullivan launched her new company, SULLIVAN & COMPANY, REAL ESTATE. Read more»

Posted on 24 May 2010, 10:18 - Category: The Town Common
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Some pictures of yesterday‘s 5k race.

There is always something going on in Holland, read more»

Posted on 24 May 2010, 00:01 - Category: The Town Common
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Team HOYT’s opening for the season, book signing, and more!

Dick Hoyt and his son are a busy duo, tomorrow, Sunday May 23, Team Hoyt will participate on the Holland Elementary School’s 5K race starting at 10:00 a.m. There will also be a kids 50 yard dash as well!
The-“Team-Hoyt’s-Fisnish-Line”-sign-will-be-up-again-soon Hoyt's drive in restaurant on 154 Mashapaug Road will open next Friday, May 28. On Saturday, May 29, Rick & Dick Hoyt will sign their two new books at their Team Hoyt’s Finish Line Restaurant from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Dick Hoyt will celebrate his seventieth birthday on Tuesday June 1! But he is not slowing down, the father son duo recently published two new books - their first is “Rick's Story - The Story of Rick Hoyt” - written by Sherrie Ninteau. This is the inspiring and touching story of Rick Hoyt, written for children, to teach them about disability awareness. Their second book is “Devoted - The Story of a Father's Love for His Son” - written by Dick Hoyt with Don Yaeger. The story, told through the eyes, voice, and feelings of Dick Hoyt, shares in detail the events which created the inseparable bond between him and his son Rick.
Peter Frei

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Grand Opening, June 12th!

Posted on 22 May 2010, 19:34 - Category: The Town Common
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