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1. 2014 Celebrate Holliston at Goodwill Park

by Bill Tobin 8/20/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th Celebrate Holliston 2014 was a fun day for all, and weatherman cooperated too.

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2. Now Showing on HCAT

by John Cronin 8/19/17

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3. 8 Arch Bridge Committee Met August 15, 2017

by Paul Saulnier 8/17/17

The final plans and specifications for the proposed repairs and alterations to the bridge were reviewed by the committee with Town Administrator Jeff Ritter.

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4. Holliston Honors its Citizens of the Year FOR 2011

by Paul Saulnier 8/14/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th 2011. A break in the weather allowed Celebrate Holliston to go ahead, one week later than scheduled but still a great event. Always a feature of Celebrate Holliston is recognition of two residents who represent the best of the best. This year they are Craig Denman and Joanne Apesos.

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5. 2012 Celebrate Holliston: Opening Ceremony

by Paul Saulnier 8/13/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is scheduled for September 16th. Kathy Shore, left, and Theresa Lamkin are the power behind the scene for the biggest event of the year, Celebrate Holliston. Together they opened the day's activities by welcoming everyone and gave a special thanks to Bill Sheehan of Jensen Sheehan Insurance for his dedication to to the event from the very first CH many years ago.

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6. Citizens of the Year for 2013

by John "Choo-Choo" Shannahan 8/12/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on September 19th This is an encore presentation of the Citizens of the Year for 2013 Volunteerism took center stage Saturday morning, as Linda Ahronian and Mike Tyman were honored as Holliston’s Citizens of the Year for 2013 at Goodwill Park.

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7. Celebrate Holliston Parade - 2010

by Paul Saulnier 8/10/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th As paraders arrived at Placentino School on Woodland Street, it was John Shannahan's job to get them organized and on the road by 9:00 AM.

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8. Selectmen Meet August 7, 2017

by Paul Saulnier 8/8/17

Planes, trains and automobiles were on the agenda this night. The business of running the town went on despite the lack of veteran Selectman, Jay Marsden, who was on vacation.

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9. 8 Arch Bridge Committee Met August 3, 2017

by Paul Saulnier 8/7/17

Committee chair Jay Robinson reviewed the plans resubmitted by Gill Engineering in response to comments from the committee

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10. Celebrate Holliston Field Day - 2008

by Paul Saulnier 8/6/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th Remember When: Celebrate Holliston Field Day 2008 Field Day activities began at 10:00 AM with the singing of our National Anthem. Patty Osten listens to Selectman Andy Porter, as he lists the many reasons why Patty was chosen Holliston Woman Of The Year. Charlie Coles, a constant presence around the Senior Center, accepts his award as Holliston's Man Of The Year. Congratulations to both Patty and Charlie. You help make Holliston the great town that it is.

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11. Celebrate Holliston Parade - 2008

by The Publisher 8/6/17

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th Remember When: Celebrate Holliston Parade - 2008 Were you part of this Holliston tradition - either in the parade or on the sidelines cheering on the paraders? HollistonReporter.com was there to capture the memories.

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12. Holliston Cable Access Television Programming

by Don Cronin 8/4/17

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13. Wicked Pissed. New England’s Most Famous Feuds

by Press Release 7/30/17

Encore: From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries.

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14. Holliston Students Featured in New Theatre Company’s First Show

by Alycia Skerry 7/28/17

Holliston High School rising seniors Amanda Willis and Viraj Shriwardhankar will play featured roles in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” presented by a brand new Metrowest theatre company, Backstage Repertory Company (BRC). The show brings the beloved “Peanuts” to life in a colorful, life-affirming production which highlights the talents of young actors from the area.

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15. No more pencils, no more books

by Bobby Blair & Paul Saulnier 7/27/17

They can demolish the Flagg School but not the decades of memories of the kids who went there.

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16. Police Log for Week of July 16 - 22, 2017

by Paul Saulnier 7/25/17

Wake up little Suzy, wake up, and we'll have fun, fun, fun until Daddy takes the T-bird away.

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17. 8 Arch Bridge Committee Met July 18, 2017

by Paul Saulnier 7/22/17

Finalizing the design and setting the schedule were the topics of the meeting.

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18. Waushakum Live Steamers Take to the Tracks

by Paul Saulnier 7/21/17

A ride on the Waushakum train is truly Fun For All Ages.

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19. Eight Arch Bridge Commitee Met

by Paul Saulnier 7/14/17

Members of the committee met to review progress drawings for the proposed new bridge deck and railing systems submitted by the design consultant, Gill Engineering of Needham.

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20. Board of Selectmen 07/11/2017: Paint Gate and the Animal House

by Ben Kaplan 7/13/17

The Selectmen hosted a packed house at their weekly meeting on Monday night. Two trending issues in the town were the focus of the night’s discussion: the status of the animal nuisance complaints at 70 Lakeshore Drive and the state of Chamberlain St. in regards to the double-painted yellow lines.

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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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