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Aphorism of the Month
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more rneed of masters. Benjamin Franklin
Want the Worst Nail Experience EVER? Then go
to Top Nails in Sturbridge next to Teddy G's and Winebuyers outlet. As a walk
in I don't mind a little wait. I was told a half an hour..... and waited just
about a half an hour. While waiting another walk in came in behind me and she
too was told a half hour. We were both set up for pedicures at the same
time..... but while her pedicure was started I sat for 43 minutes with my feet
in water that was too cold ( I asked for warmer but she still didn't get it
right) and no massage running. It was known that the woman who came in after me
cut me..... when the manicurist started her feet instead of mine she looked
right at me and said someone would be “right with me.” NOT FOR 43
MINUTES was someone right with me. I would have dried my feet and walked out
at about the 20 minute mark but they left me with no towels. The
“cutter” got soaked, trimmed, filed, massaged painted and was
anyone came to even start my pedicure which by right should have been ahead of
hers. When someone did come I asked for a pedi “on the house” they
said no. I explained that they took someone ahead of me, which is poor service.
They LIED and said she had an appointment.... yet I watched her walk in 8
minutes AFTER me. I heard her ask if they had time for a pedicure, JUST AS I
HAD DONE MINUTES BEFORE HER! The woman running the floor had even come over to
me during my 43 minute cold water wait to “thank me for my patience”
at which time I also told her it was poor practice and lousy service. I think
for my patience along with being cut in line costing me almost an hour of my
time while the cutter was already out the door I should have been offered a
complimentary pedicure or at least the full service option at the basic service
price. REAL SHITTY SERVICE! Top Nail is TOP FAIL!!! I went down the street
to the nail salon by BT smokehouse. They took me immediately, the water was
warm, the massager was on, they had the same color polish, they can paint better
flowers on your nail, AND.... AND, it was even LESS EXPENSIVE!
The Holland Trails Committee will be leading a Trail Ride on Saturday, October 6th (rain or shine). Meet at the kayak/canoe launch by the bridge on Pond Bridge Road in Holland at 9:30 for a safety check & minor adjustments by a mechanic from Bicycle Concepts. The ride is 10:00 - 12:00 and about 10 miles (options for a shorter ride), mostly on trails, though a small part will be on little-traveled public roads. Conditions: a few rough or sandy spots, but generally good. Helmets required.
For info: 413 245-7745
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 425,000 times (page views or hits). Back on January 30, 2011, I reported 400,000 hits. Shortly after that, I realized that the counter I included in the PERL script was counting in discriminatorily, the counter counted also hits from spammers and web-crawlers. I then disabled the counter. The 425,000 is the number from Google Analytics and shows actual hits from individual computers.
As always, 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 an encounter between a well-to-do kid and a few of NYPD's finest:
If you run LINUX, the video is at: http://youtu.be/3lKwkn6JT74
David Bunn's struggle to get justice continues; according to David Bunn, the FBI is finally looking into the, according to David Bunn, perjured testimony by agent / sergant Scott E Haley and former Chief of Police of Holland, Kevin Gleason,
I hope this note finds you well.
I have news, which although we may not like, does communicate the town’s position with respect the Volunteer Boat Patrol (formerly Harbormaster).
To the point, the town does not recognize, nor support, a volunteer patrol of the reservoir.
The Police Chief will not allow the appointment of a citizen appointee, as has been done in the past. The Board of Selectmen concurs with the Chief, as follows.
The Police Department has designated a reserve officer whose duty it will be to patrol the reservoir, providing law enforcement and public awareness information. Therefore, there is no longer the need for a volunteer patrol, especially with the liabilities exposed in today’s litigious society.
This is a departure from the past and our expectations. I ask for your patience as we move forward with this new role within the Police Department. If so moved, you may express your concerns in one of a few ways. You may contact me via phone or e-mail, the Board of Selectmen, the Chief of Police, or the Lake Oversight Committee.
Please continue to be the caring and vigilant neighbors that you are. For those of you who have volunteered, thank you for your service and your willingness to serve. Certainly, the reservoir has been safer because of you.
Jim (President of the Hamilton Reservoir Association)
The town’s repeated attempt to deny the LaMountain’s, farmer status failed for the third time when Honorable Justice Cornelius Mortiarty II rejected the town’s request again back on April 21, 2010.
You would think that the Board of Selectmen under James Wettlaufer got the message after the third time, but they didn’t. Wettlaufer and the rest of the selectboard appealed the ruling of Justice Mortiarty to the Appeals Court of the Commonwealth which issued its ruling in the matter on June 26, 2012,
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.”
Seniors, over 60, interested in the property tax work-off program need to apply or re-apply for jobs available after July 1. Forms are available at the Senior Center or the Selectmen's office. Click here, to read the list of the jobs available.
(Those who have worked in the program before must apply again.)
On Saturday June 2nd 2012 Back of The Pack Productions (www.botpp.org) will host the first annual Tornado Alley Relay from Monson Ma to Charlton Ma, following the path of June 1st 201 Tornado. Teams of 6 runners will rotate running the 7 mile course to benefit communities devastated by the tornado. All race proceeds will be equally divided among the affected towns. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Deb Williams, BOTPP President and Race Director: email@example.com or call 413-427-1492.
Friday June 1, 2012, Back of The Pack is hosting a pasta dinner at Sturbridge Coffee House form 5-7pm for $5.00. All proceeds will be added to the Tornado Relay proceeds.
CJ Bunn a guest on the THC Show on UNregularradio.com discusses the Easthampton Drug Task Force raids and Town of Holland, MA, harassment of his family as well the corruption related to local police and Police Confidential Informant and convicted pedophile, Gerald Battistoni, who is the chief suspect in the murders of Molly Bish and Holly Kristen Piirainen.
Listen to “A heinous injustice against Bunn family by Easthampton Drug Task Force, Massachusetts.”
The Planning Board is holding a hearing for bylaw changes on Tuesday February 28th at 7pm. A notice was mailed to everyone in Holland. Sending out a postcard of the meeting is all the town officials are required by law to do. If you want to know what the proposed bylaw changes are, you have to go to the town hall and ask for them. It is about 20 pages....OF VERY SCARY CHANGES THEY WANT TO MAKE!!!
Many of the proposed changes GO AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAW!!!! For example, the Planning Board wants to extend the time they have to make a decision about permits.... in short, they have created a way to delay making a decision by keeping their time clock from ticking down simply be keeping the meeting on a topic open (tabling it until next month... then the month after that....and the month after that too....) MGL says 60 days, and the clock starts ticking when YOU (the taxpayer) files your request! DON'T LET THEM CHANGE THIS!!
There is a change they want to make about the requirement to list abutters.... In some cases they want to WAVE the requirement to list all the abutters! WHAT? And keep secrets? Or keep thing HUSH HUSH for your friends??? Come on.... the law needs to apply to EVERYONE, not everyone EXCEPT YOUR FRIENDS!
Another proposed change is to make MANY of the currently ELECTED positions into APPOINTED POSITIONS!!! YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!!??? If people don't show up for this meeting the town government that you have, which is SUPPOSED to be a DEMOCRACY is going to become a DICTATORSHIP overnight!! It doesn't even make sense to change elected positions into appointed positions, all that does is give the Select Board ABSOLUTE POWER. What if the Select Board is CORRUPT? We as voters SHOULD NOT, under any circumstances< give up our power to choose as many officials as we can!!!
In addition there is also a bylaw change that wants to make it even easier for the same people to serve on multiple boards. BAD IDEA!!! Nepotism is rampant enough here in Holland. This idea is a DISASTER! Let me say that again... A DISASTER!!!! You would be eliminating the little bit of of a oversight that exists!! If the tax collector is on the assessors board too..... think about how easy it would be to send yourself a tax bill for a mere $100.... and then you pay (to yourself, because you are tax collector too) your mere $100.
Really..... there are a myriad of horrors that the Planning Board is trying to PULL on this community.... WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY!
PLEASE COME TO THE MEETING ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28th at 7pm IN THE TOWN HALL AND VOTE!!! ASK QUESTIONS AND VOTE!!!!! DON'T LET THIS TOWN TAKE EQUITY AWAY AND BULLDOZE YOUR RIGHTS!!