Results of the Primary to fill Kennedy’s Senate seat.

A total of 177 voters made it to the town hall this past Tuesday. Out of the 177 voters, 115 were Democrats, 61 Republicans, and 1 Libertarian. Holland voters voted as follows:
Democrats: Capuano Michael E. 11 votes; Coakley Martha 72 votes; Khazei Alan 10 votes; Pagliuca Stephen 22 votes.
Republicans: Brown P. Scott 47 votes; Robinson Jack E. 14 votes.

Martha Coakley, Attorney General since her sweeping victory back in 2006 for that position, won the primary for the Democrats with 47 percent of the votes cast by the Democrats. On the Republican site Scott P. Brown, a lawyer and state senator, won the race with 89 percent of the Republican votes.
Peter Frei

Posted on 9 Dec 2009, 18:36 - Category: The Town Common
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Daycare-Center at the Highway Department?


Is our Highway Surveyor, Brian Johnson, now also running a daycare center or just babysitting his children while on the clock for the Highway Department? Read more»

This picture was taken at 11:30 AM on Monday, December 7, 2009.

Posted on 7 Dec 2009, 18:51 - Category: The Town Common
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Who is this man?

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The Holland Blog needs your help! Can somebody identify this suspect?

The video surveillance is showing the suspect as he trespasses the LaMountain Farm. The rest of the video will be released once the suspect who is accused of vandalizing farm property is identified. The suspect is probably living on Amber Road or somewhere close to Amber Brook.
Please call James LaMountain at 413 245 4502 or Holland Police at 413 245 0117 with any information.

Peter Frei

Posted on 7 Dec 2009, 00:01 - Category: The Town Common
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Missing Your Tax Bill?

Fiscal Year 2010 Tax Bills were mailed on November 5th and are due December 7th. A number of tax bills have been returned to the Town Hall. Some are marked “NO MAIL RECEPTICLE.” If you have not recieved your bill, Please call the Assessors’ office 413 245-7108, extension 106.

Posted on 1 Dec 2009, 17:50 - Category: The Town Common
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Burglary in Holland

Shortly after 6 am this morning, the house of 65 year old Richard Talbot on 6 Cove Road in Holland was burglarized. Mr. Talbot returned home to find a window broken and his door kicked-in. Mr. Talbot occasionally helps Dave at the Holland Market to carry newspapers into the building early Sunday mornings and has his morning coffee there at the Holland Market. A large sum of money was missing after the burglary. The door was damaged to the point that it broke the hinges of the door. The State Police are investigating.
Peter Frei

Posted on 29 Nov 2009, 17:42 - Category: The Town Common
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Sparky found a canoe


Sparky found this canoe floating in the lake. If it is your canoe, you can pick it up at 109 Sandy Beach Road in Holland. The canoe is a Gazette Canoe and was spotted this morning floating in the cove opposite Sparky’s house.
Peter Frei

Posted on 21 Nov 2009, 11:12 - Category: The Town Common
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Chimney Fire on Lake Drive

Chimney-fire-on-Lake-Drive For one house owner Friday the 13th, the third and final one this year, brought bad luck. Around 13:35 hours the chimney in the grey house shown in the picture cut on fire and members of the Holland and Brimfield Fire Department prevented the worst.
Beside the fire engine shown, three fire fighters arrived on the scene in their private cars equipped with emergency lights.
Peter Frei

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 21:26 - Category: The Town Common
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New Rule

Earlier today a commenter accused a town official of breaking the law without specifying what law the accused official allegedly broke or is breaking. From now on comments accusing anybody of breaking the law without specifying M.G.L. chapter and section, or MCR section, will be moved to the trash bin. If a commenter is launching such a serious allegation he better knows what he is talking about and is able to specify the alleged violation. The Holland Blog only requests from commenters the same standards as it applies to itself.
Peter Frei

Posted on 6 Nov 2009, 20:22 - Category: The Town Common
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Society’s obsession with sex.

I did get an anonymous phone call after I posted the comment defending Lamountain about having consensual sex with a teenager two weeks short of her 16th birthday. The (female?) caller seems to be upset that In my opinion LaMountain’s five year jail sentence didn’t fit the crime. The caller said that I’m as bad as James LaMountain. I can live with that, I prefer to be as bad as James LaMountain, I would object to being compared with individuals like Earl Johnson, James Wettlaufer, or many other town officials as James LaMountain doesn’t steal and/or lie, (remember Kevin Gleason?, or “Johnson-Landgate?”). Justice-Sonia-Sotomayor-with-Justice-Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the left, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the right.

Not many people do know that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court suggested in her report “Sex Bias in the U.S. Code,” to lower the age of consent from 16 years to 12, and did so 32 years ago! If I look at some of the 16 year old teenagers, they don’t look like children in need of protection to me. To me they seem to know what they want and are old enough to decide for themselves.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made the suggestion to lower the age of consent to 12 years on page 102 in her report to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. As always, the Holland Blog backs up its claims, just click on “report” or “page 102” to read Justice Ginsburg’s statement. Click on any other word written in bold/italic to follow the links!
Peter Frei

Posted on 5 Nov 2009, 13:05 - Category: The Town Common
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Teenage Girl kidnapped and assaulted on Amber Road.


The Holland Blog received another report about domestic violence in our community. The young lady in the picture was allegedly victimized by her own boyfriend and his father, read more»

Posted on 29 Oct 2009, 00:01 - Category: The Town Common
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Untitled (2)

The Holland Blog received another anonymous letter with two pictures (only one is shown as they are almost identical) by mail about irregularities in the Highway Department of our town. Brian Johnson is our elected Highway Superintendent and son of one of our elected selectmen, Earl Johnson. The Department is under the control of Brian Johnson. The Holland Blog has not altered the text or the picture, to read the letter and view the picture, click here»

Any information is welcomed and will be posted! All sources are kept strictly confidential.

Posted on 21 Oct 2009, 21:56 - Category: The Town Common
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