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Local Lore

1. Civics Sunday: Celebrate Holliston

by The Publishers 7/21/19

We continue our Civics Sunday series with news of our town's annual celebration. In the coming Civics Sundays articles, we will intersperse board / committee chair interviews with other items that make our community such a special place.

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2. A Walk on the Moon

by Paul Deschenes 7/20/19

Where were you when ...? Some historical events and personal milestones have more significance than others, as do certain anniversaries, such as 1st, 25th, and 50th. Two significant historical and personal events coincided/collided for me on Sunday, July 20, 1969. It was my first full day in the Army and an earthling walked on the Moon.

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3. Police Log for Week of July 7 - 13, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 7/16/19

Look on the bright side: some days loose dogs are a bigger problem in Holliston than drugs.

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4. Library Exhibits Senior Artists’ Watercolors

by Yvette Cain 7/14/19

Calling all friends, neighbors, and family! Artwork from Holliston Senior Center’s watercolor class is being exhibited in the downstairs meeting room of the Library now through August.

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5. Civics Sunday: A Holliston Tradition

by The Publishers 7/14/19

Today's Civics Sunday installment features a Holliston tradition that has been rekindled thanks to the efforts of three energetic women.

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6. Holliston In Bloom's Second Floral Display Award

by Paul Saulnier 7/11/19

Marie Elena Rich stands next to one of her two potted Mandevilla plants which frame the entrance to her home on Westfield Drive in Holliston.

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7. Police Log for Week of June 30 - July 6, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 7/9/19

Nine crashes last week, including two unusual hit & runs (or hits and run).

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8. Happy Birthday America

by Chris Cain 7/4/19

Here are some facts about the Fourth to help us celebrate our nation's independence.

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9. Police Log for Week of June 23 - 29, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 7/2/19

Wouldn't it be great if the uninsured, unlicensed drivers just crashed into each other and left the rest of us alone?

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10. Week #11: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 6/23)

by Ken Sawyers 6/26/19

Congratulations to Braggville on the 4-PEAT as they took down Kampersal, 12-1 in the ‘A’ championship game.

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11. Police Log for Week of June 16 - 22, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 6/25/19

Buster busted on Highland and this Framingham driver would have been better off without the help of a good Samaritan. Rail trail patrol

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12. Newcomers' Touch-a-Truck Fun for All

by Chris Cain 6/24/19

Debbie Colburn of the Holliston Newcomers Club greeted visitors at the entrance to the event. She reminded everyone that the Newcomers will be holding their 50th anniversary celebration at Goodwill Park on Tuesday, June 25th - weather permitting!

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13. It's Touch-A-Truck Time Again

by Press Release 6/20/19

Holliston Touch-a-Truck 2019; June 23, 2019; 9:30 - 1:00pm; Sam Placentino School Grounds

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14. MA Walking Tour Walks Through Holliston

by Chris Cain 6/19/19

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15. Week #10: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 6/16)

by Ken Sawyers 6/19/19

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16. Police Log for Week of June 9 - 15, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 6/18/19

Last week's lowlights include a rock party on Washington, a parade of one on Gretchen and one frustrated and creative driver solves the rush hour traffic problem down town (no he didn't shoot out the lights). Officers are taught to place a hand on the car as they approach. Why? Because if in the course of the stop the officer is murdered and the driver takes off, the officer's finger prints on the car will prove that he stopped the car.

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17. World War II Pilot Honored in Holliston

by Chris Cain 6/18/19

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18. Holliston In Bloom's First Floral Display Award for 2019

by Paul Saulnier 6/17/19

Mark and Linda Ahronian have created a garden paradise at 107 Concord Street. Mark stands in front of his Satomi flowering Dogwood tree.

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19. Old Ironsides Commemorates D-Day

by Paul Deschenes 6/15/19

Photos courtesy of Tom Blair On Friday, June 7th, hundreds of active duty military and veterans were invited to be aboard the USS Constitution for a turn around in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. A handful of members from Holliston's American Legion Post #47 were fortunate enough to be among those in attendance.

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20. 2019 MA Walking Tour Visits Holliston; June 17, 2019

by Press Release 6/15/19

A free concert will be held in the Holliston Library on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm.

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Articles with Most Comments on HR

One Year Ago: New Gun Shop in Town

by Bobby Blair

When HollistonReporter.com published this article about the new business in town, we were not prepared for the ensuing controversy. Have you run out of ideas for that perfect gift for Christmas? We logged well over 100 comments, both for and against, about a gun shop in Holliston.

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Pedestrian Struck

by Bobby Blair

December 24, 2015: HPD Media Release added.

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Break in at Holliston Firearms

by Paul Saulnier

Saturday, January 26, 2013. At approximately 7:30 AM, police responded to a call to 838 Washington Street about a break into Holliston Firearms.

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Open Letter to Dr. Jackson

by Jack Harper

Dear Dr. Jackson, We have three children at Placentino Elementary. Everyone I know says great things about the administration and the teachers at our extraordinary school. They have created a loving learning environment which make our children and other students anxious to be there every single day.

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Holliston Then and Now

by Bill Tobin

This article has been published in 2009 and 2013, and received many comments that are republished. Newcomers and old timers too appreciate our town then and now. Holliston has changed over recent years. Do you remember ... ... Izzy and Al's Restaurant? The Colonial Pharmacy? Walter's Dairy? The Mighty Midget? The Historical Society's old home? Joe's Barber Shop? Knowlton's Market ? The Edison Shop? Russell's Market? Aubuchon's? just to name a few.

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Town Hall Like You've Never Seen It

by Bobby Blair

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One Down, One To Go

by Paul Saulnier

After successfully crushing Bullard Memorial Farm's efforts to establish a solar farm in their neighborhood, Bullard Street residents have set their sights on ending shooting at the Holliston Sportsmen's Association.

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Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

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Marijuana Farm: an opportunity or liability?

by Mary Greendale

Last week, local resident and businessman Fran Colantonio approached Selectmen with a proposal to construct an indoor, fully secure 50,000 square foot marijuana farm on 200 acres in Hopping Brook Industrial Park.

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Mother and Daughter Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

Two people were struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk downtown Saturday afternoon

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