Deer got lucky, Pickup Truck Driver hit Tree.

Around 8:30 this morning, Ted Beckner was driving towards the dam on Sturbridge Road with his pickup truck. Accident-on-Sturbridge-Road A deer jumped out of the woods in front of Ted’s pickup truck. Ted’s maneuver to avoid the deer got out of control and he ended up against a tree. Ted fortunately avoided an utility pole just by inches.
The State Police was on the scene directing traffic. The Holland Fire Department was assisting the recovery operation as well.
Fortunately nobody was hurt and Ted is carrying collision insurance on his truck.
Peter Frei

Posted on 6 Nov 2010, 10:19 - Category: The Town Common
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Hunting Accident in Wales.

This afternoon around 18:00 hours, a hunter allegedly shot a man with his bow and arrow. The victim allegedly bled heavily when the called ambulance arrived on the scene.
The accident happened near Mt Hitchcock Road on the Wales-Munson town line. The Life Flight Helicopter stationed at UMass-Worcester was unable to assist with the transport of the victim to the trauma center at UMass Worcester due to bad weather. The victim was transported by Ambulance to Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge instead.
The shooter allegedly fled the scene in a blue pickup truck. An arrest warrant was allegedly issued for his arrest. The name of the shooter must have been known to the police. The State Police is still investigating.
Peter Frei

Posted on 4 Nov 2010, 22:32 - Category: The Town Common
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Shelter, a Basic Human Need; the Flood of 2005.

It happened this day five years ago. Lack of leadership continiues to threaten the safety of dozens of members of our community, read more»

Posted on 15 Oct 2010, 21:46 - Category: The Town Common
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The Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday October 13, 2010 so that the employees may attend a funeral. The Town Clerks Office will be open from 2-4 PM and 7-8PM for voter registration. Wednesday the 13th is the LAST day to register to vote for the November 2, 2010 election.

Posted on 12 Oct 2010, 13:38 - Category: The Town Common
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Sheldon Snieder, or how he was known to his friends, Shelly Snieder, died.

I got a phone call this morning with the worst kind of news you can get, my neighbor Sheldon Snieder, or “Shelly” as everybody called him, passed away totally unexpected yesterday morning at his home in Longmeadow.
We became neighbors when Shelly bought the house in March of 2007. It is the house on 3 Pine Tree Drive, directly on Hamilton Reservoir, the house where Kenny Jones and earlier his father Sonny and even earlier Kenny’s grandfather lived.
It was Shelly’s second home. Shelly and his wife Dianne just moved their primary residence from Enfield to Longmeadow so they would be closer to their three grandchildren. Shelly loved to be in his lake house where he spent much of his time improving his house. He also loved to fish and to practice target shooting with bow and arrow. Sheldon-Snieder-with-his-boat-on-Hammilton-Reservoir
Picture was taken on July 25, 2010, at 7:59 am.

Just last year, he added a large screened porch to his house. He traveled all over the country on business and his car would have as many miles on the speedometer after one year as mine would have after 15 years.
Shelly was a good guy, always ready to lend a hand. Shelly, I will miss you and I’m still in disbelief...
Shelly was born in Winthrop MA, in 1944, he then moved to Revere. Shelly was the owner and managing partner of both Shelly Snieder Marketing and Shelly Snieder Rugs. He was an avid bass fisherman. Shelly was the glue of the extended Snieder family. He is survived by his wife Dianne (Barr) Snieder, his daughters Samantha Snieder and Bari (Anthony) DeMichele, his three grandchildren William, Benjamin, and Elizabeth, his brother Steven (Edna) Snieder, his sister Barbara (Leonard) Green, his six nephews Eric, Lee, David, Michael, Ricky, and Steven, his sister-in-law Jayne (Geoff) Berman, and his best friend Gene Rosenberg. Shelly's funeral will be Tuesday October 12th at 12:00 Noon at Sinai Temple at 1100 Dickinson St. Springfield, with burial in Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva will be at 135 Pinewood Dr. in Longmeadow with evening services Tuesday and Wednesday. Memorial contributions can be made to or to the charity of your choice. To visit the Guest Book, click here!
Peter Frei

Posted on 11 Oct 2010, 21:32 - Category: The Town Common
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Update, read the extensive State Police Reports!

Last Friday, October 8, 2010, the five arsonist suspects, three of which were appointed to serve on our Fire Department by James Wettlaufer, Earl Johnson, and Christian Petersen, appeared before a judge in the Hall of Justice on 50 State Street in Springfield.
A pre trial hearing was scheduled and the five suspects will soon face a grand jury.
The embarrassing names of the five alleged arsonists were removed from Holland’s and Brimfield’s web page of the Fire Departments.
The Holland Blog obtained the Arrest Reports from the State Police for its readers.
And, there are still unanswered questions, read more»

Posted on 10 Oct 2010, 08:52 - Category: The Town Common
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300,000 Page Views!

Time to celebrate.....
The Holland Blog went online for the first time at 13:30 hours on Saturday February 14, 2009. This past Monday, the Holland Blog was viewed 300,000 times (page views or hits).
I would like to share an amazing YouTube video with the readers of the Holland Blog to celebrate this special occasion:
This video was viewed over 56,000.000 times.

Posted on 10 Oct 2010, 08:08 - Category: The Town Common
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Tom Kenney; not just another Party Boat!


Tom Kenney is a leader, he is not a talker, he is doing what most people just talk about, read more»

Posted on 26 Sep 2010, 10:00 - Category: The Town Common
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Wales Fish & Game Club Annual Pork Roast.


Pictured on the right:
Fire where the potatoes were backed.

This afternoon, members and guests of the Wales Fish & Game Club met at their facility they call their own since 1949 for one of their annual events, read more»

Posted on 18 Sep 2010, 23:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Triple Flip on Leadmine Road.

Station-Wagon-that-flipped-over Just around 5:30 PM, when it started to rain, the driver of this car driving down Leadmine Road lost control and flipped three times. The occupants of the car refused Medical Treatment and were lucky to be able to walk away.
Peter Frei

Posted on 16 Sep 2010, 18:49 - Category: The Town Common
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Nine Year Old Child Rescued in the Woods of Holland.

Any parents worse nightmare was averted today after their 9 year old child became lost entering the deep woods of Holland near Amber Brook.
Rescue personal including an ambulance and the Holland Fire and Police Department used the recently maintained access road on the Huguenot Farm to drive almost a half a mile into the forest where the child was discovered and rescued . Officer Forcier of the Holland Police was on scene and stated he was glad the road was there or he did not think they would have located the missing child so quickly.
The town has been denying the farm legal access to use the road for over 3 years in bitter court battles. The road can be found on a map in the book titled “The History of Holland,” from the early 1900's. Today many Holland rescue vehicles were able to drive to the location of the missing child located near the road in the woods that the town says does not even exist. My heart smiles to witness such events.
Jim LaMountain, Huguenot Farmer.

Posted on 11 Sep 2010, 19:37 - Category: The Town Common
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