Holliston Fire Department in Force

At the weekly Monday night HFD drill the department continued their readiness training. Several fire trucks and crews convened at the Holliston High School for practicing a variety of fire suppression skills under the direction of our two on-call Deputy Chiefs – Alan Greendale, Sr., and Michael Gulla.

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MathWorks of Natick Improves Our Trail

MathWorks of Natick, MA, a leading developer of mathematical computing software, worked on the Holliston Rail Trail for a day of volunteering. For the past several years this company has completed projects along the trail that enhance the usefulness and appearance.

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Seen any Snow Scouts Lately?

SnowScout scavenger hunt began this past weekend.  Cub Scout Pack 2 of Holliston has a scavenger hunt activity for all Scout and non-Scout families. 12 wooden SnowScouts matching the 12 points of the scout law were built and stationed around town during December.  

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Envision Future Holliston Committee Needs You

Envision Future Holliston Committee’s (EFH) surveys provide residents a way to have input to a future vision of Holliston.  Following the Spring 2021 Town Meeting, EFH sought your ideas with its first survey.  SURVEY #2 furnishes the Committee additional details about your thought of Holliston’s future. 

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Vision Becomes Reality

The drawing of a veterans’ monument honoring those deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars has become a tangible structure.
The formal dedication will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM.

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Let The Spring Flower Show Begin!

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Spring is a time for renewed life around town. Color pops out of everywhere. My unofficial survey asks, “What is your colorful sign of spring?” Is it forsythia, daffodils, pansies or another lovely that catches your eye?

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What’s Going On?

Have you noticed eight large, long rows of brown leafy stuff on Norfolk Street? On a cold morning, the long rows may be steaming.

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Veterans Monument Becoming a Reality

Holiston Reporter

On a small parcel of land near Blair Square, the long-anticipated Veterans Monument honoring those deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars is taking shape. Nowhere in town are these veterans recognized and appreciated for their service.  Ever since roughly 2008 the idea for such a monument has been bantered about, and the time for action has come.  Steve Napolitano, Ron Turcotte and Stan Feinberg took the nub of an idea and developed it into a buildable project. 

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The Carnival Is Back

Holiston Reporter

Holliston’s Lions Club Annual Carnival is coming back—July 7 – 10—after being delayed a year. All the rides, booths and great fun return to the Holliston High School grounds.
Note the menu update.

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The Many Lives of a Former Church

Holliston Reporter

Ever been told “Head on down that way until you come to where the old (fill in the blank) used to be and turn left?” This sometimes epitomizes finding your way around Holliston.

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Happy 95th To A Fellow Lion

Holliston Reporter

If you were in downtown Holliston on Sunday, January 17th, about one o’clock, you saw a parade of Holliston fire, police, Lions and VFW vehicles making joyous noise.

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The Finishing Touch on the Rail Trail

Holliston Reporter

The Holliston Rail Trail has a new, clear path through the once gravel parking area between Central and Church Streets. The newly paved parking area adjoins the clearly marked stone dust trail. The safety of walkers and bikers through this area is greatly improved. But it just didn’t happen. This was a great example of teamwork in action.

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New Installations Thanks to Friends of Holliston Trails

Holliston Reporter

Holliston Rail Trail has some awesome friends. While the pandemic slowed the Friends of Holliston Trails (FOHT) down this past spring, they are busy this fall bringing more amenities to trail users. They have purchased and installed equipment for three exercise stations with money received from two sponsors.

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Paying It Forward

Holliston Reporter

Ralph and Nancy Stover have lived in town for many years. Giving to others is a way of life for them: active member of the VFW, Altar Guild at St. Michael’s Church, adopting rescued dogs, and busy at the Senior Center. This alone has made for many friends.

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History Abounds on the Rail Trail

Holliston Reporter

Whether a history scavenger hunt or a random discovery attracts you, Holliston’s Rail Trail is both an historic and a tranquil place to walk, jog, and ride. Holliston’s development beside the former railroad is part of our heritage.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Holliston Reporter

Yes, Holliston built a “Field of Dreams.” The Town built a recreational rail trail that spans the length of the town from Milford to Sherborn. All 6.7 miles are traveled by walkers, strollers and bikers.

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