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Local Lore

1. Police Log for Week of January 6 - 12, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 1/15/19

Noisy sewage on Colonial, wet spot on Underwood and a Drugs on Wheels van stops for coffee at Dunks. Holliston's first auto and buggy repair shop

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2. It's All About Community

by Chris Cain 1/12/19

On Monday, January 7th, the Holliston Public Library hosted a Meet the Author session with local writer, Ted Reinstein, who 'edu-tained' (educational and entertaining - not always easy to do) the audience about his most recent book, "New England's General Stores.' The fact that Ted lives in Holliston made it possible for his co-author, and wife Ann Marie to join the fun.

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3. Police Log for Week of December 30 - January 5, 2019

by Paul Saulnier 1/8/19

Congratulations to Alex from Danbury, Connecticut, and Dennis from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Come again when you can stay longer.

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4. American Legion Celebrating 100 Years

by Bobby Blair 1/8/19

American Legion Post 47 color guard marches through the town square, circa late 30's, early 40's.

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5. Learn About New Englands General Stores --- Jan. 7th

by Press Release 1/5/19

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6. Police Log for Week of December 23 - 29, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 1/1/19

December 28th is designated CRASH DAY in Holliston

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7. Looking Back to Holliston in 1934

by Bobby Blair 12/30/18

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8. Greetings from Chester UK

by Tony Haslam 12/27/18

Originally published in December 2009 Greetings from Chester UK Having seen the pictures of decorated homes in Holliston, I took a few of the homes here in Chester for you to see. As a friend of Paul Saulnier (HR) I often read the Hollison Reporter and find it most interesting and am impressed with the Community Spirit that you folks show.

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9. Man A Fire Pit

by Press Release 12/27/18

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10. Fatima Shrine on Christmas Eve

by Paul Saulnier 12/26/18

Fatima Shrine on Christmas Eve Encore presentation of December 24, 2010 article. Walk the grounds of Fatima Shrine on any night, but especially on Christmas Eve, and experience the transformation.

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11. Police Log for the Week of December 16 - 22, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 12/25/18

Santa's sleigh was running on only five reindeer this year. As a result a long night but no speeding tickets.

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12. Police Log for Week of December 9 - 15, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 12/18/18

Santa just read the police log and has canceled all reindeer leave effective immediately.

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13. Looking Back at 2018

by Bobby Blair 12/16/18

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14. Police Log for Week of December 2 - 8, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 12/11/18

Where is it written that kids shouldn't lie down in the middle of road if they want to? This is America.

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15. Life in Holliston in 1926

by Bobby Blair 12/7/18

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16. Police Log for Week of November 25 - December 1, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 12/4/18

Holliston's own "Nessie" spotted in Factory Pond?

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17. The Much-anticipated Mudville Traffic Study is Here!

by Chris Cain 12/1/18

When I studied science in school (in addition to reading, writing, and 'rithmetic of course), the professor would say, "In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data." Holliston's Board of Selectmen must have gone to the same school because they wanted data before considering any traffic volume and speed mitigation strategies in Mudville. The McMahon group recently delivered their 104 page report to the Selectmen (and to the public via the town's website). https://www.townofholliston.us/sites/hollistonma/files/uploads/mcmahon_mudville_traffic_pattern_analysis_memo_2018-11-07.pdf Rather than having everyone read the entire report, below are some of the data presented in a 'did you know' format. Did you know the current speed limit on all streets in Mudville is exactly the same as on Route 16 in downtown Holliston - 30 mph. Looking at the compilation photo above, what might strike you - besides that there are no speed limit signs anywhere in Mudville?

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18. Make a Centerpiece at Bullard Farm

by Press Release 12/1/18

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19. Life in Holliston in 1974

by Bobby Blair 11/29/18

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20. Police Log for Week of November 18 - 24, 2018

by Paul Saulnier 11/27/18

Next year AJ should sell tickets and pop corn to his annual pre-Thanksgivng demolition derby at Outpost Farm. HPD is a collection point for toys again this year.

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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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