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1. House of Representatives Passes Marijuana Update, Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

by Press Release 7/23/17

“This bill upholds the will of the voters while working to ensure there are proper rules in place to minimize potentially harmful impacts to public health and safety,” said Rep. Dykema.

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2. 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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3. Rep. Dykema meets with local environmental advocacy group

by Ben Kaplan 7/19/17

Representative Carolyn Dykema met with members of the Holliston Green Working Group earlier last week for an open forum in the Gilman Room of the public library to discuss legislation and outreach in regards to Massachusetts’ renewable energy goals.

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4. Funding for MetroWest in Final 2018 Budget

by Senator Karen Spilka 7/16/17

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5. Board of Health Meeting 7/13/2017

by Matt Ristaino 7/14/17

The Board of Health held its meeting on Thursday, July 13th, and the main point of interest was, once again, the issue regarding farm animals at 70 Lakeshore Dr. This time, the Board decided on a firm course of action.

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6. 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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7. Economic Development Committee Met

by Paul Saulnier 7/11/17

Two members were present at the 8:00 AM start but it took until 8:40 AM to reach a quorum.

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8. Green Communities Forum on HCAT

by Press Release 6/29/17

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9. Board of Selectmen Meeting 6/26/2017

by Matt Ristaino 6/27/17

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10. Medical Marijuana Facility Approved To Go Forward

by Matt Ristaino 6/27/17

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11. Democratic Women Host Champagne & Chocolate Event

by Lisa Kaplan 6/25/17

Holliston—Approximately 40 women from Holliston and surrounding towns gathered Saturday, June 10 at the home of Ellen George in Holliston. The group enjoyed a sunny afternoon of champagne, chocolate desserts and a spirited discussion about women in politics, hosted by the Holliston Democratic Town Committee.

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12. Public Hearing Held on Animal Nuisance on Lakeshore Drive

by Paul Saulnier 6/23/17

June 22, 2017. The Board of Health requested the owner to appear at an open meeting to address the complaints of animals living at 70 Lakeshore Drive.

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13. Board of Selectmen 06/19/2017

by Ben Kaplan 6/22/17

This week’s board of selectmen meeting on Monday night continued the exploration of a few ongoing issues including the proposed medical marijuana growing facility at 29 Everett St. and interviewing more applicants for Town Counsel. Members of the Town Planning Board meet with the selectmen

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14. Board of Selectmen 06-12-2017

by Ben Kaplan 6/14/17

The Board of Selectmen met in Town Hall at their now regularly scheduled time of 7:30 on Monday nights and discussed a number of non-pressing issues as well as received updates on a few ongoing projects in the area.

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15. Board of Selectmen Meet 06/05/2017

by Ben Kaplan 6/7/17

This week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting started in a celebratory manner. Police officer Ken Belson was sworn in as a Sergeant of the Holliston P.D. by the board after going through an intensive interview process. Members of his family and fellow officers were there to congratulate him as he took an oath to continue to promote safety throughout the community.

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16. Fire & EMS Log: May 26 - June 1, 2017

by Chief Michael Cassidy 6/3/17

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17. WMRC-FIRST CLASS RADIO LAUNCHES NEW FM RADIO STATION

by Press Release 6/2/17

WMRC Expands Commitment to Community and Local Media with My FM 101.3

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18. Democratic Women to Host Champagne & Chocolate Event

by Lisa Kaplan 5/31/17

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19. Be Good

by Melanie Galeaz 5/29/17

Why didn't some people listen?

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20. Senate passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2018

by Senator Karen Spilka 5/28/17

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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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