New 4-foot Bike Law

As part of An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, Mass DOT was required to post signage across the Commonwealth to spread the word about the new 4-foot passing law that went into effect on April 1, 2023.  Massachusetts is the 36th state to define passing of at least 3 feet.

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Local Reporting by Local People

As our tenure comes to an end on Tuesday, we have been asked to recap our Holliston Reporter experience – both for the Town’s history, and as encouragement to all Holliston newcomers to jump right into the community’s life.

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New HHS Principal David List—Building Relationships

In only his third week as Principal of Holliston High School, David List is busy meeting with students, teachers, parents, and members of the community to gather their thoughts and begin building relationships.  In his introductory letter to parents, List wrote, “It is a privilege to be part of a community that values education and fosters a nurturing environment for growth and learning.” 

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Better the Second Time Around?

Chris and I met with Mark Ahronian prior to his Friday night shift at the Lion’s Club Annual Carnival.  Recently elected President of the Club, Mark is excited to note that this is his second go-round as President—the first time was in 2006-7.  He excitedly noted, “No one has ever been President twice!”

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Communication Is Key to Alfred

A flurry of activity followed the Town Elections, as Dan Alfred resigned from the Finance Committee to assume his place as newly elected member of the School Committee.  Only the week prior, the Holliston Federation of Teachers (HFT) reported a vote of no confidence in the Superintendent.  During its June 1 meeting, the School Committee voted to appoint Alfred its new Chair.

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Youth Advisory Committee Meets

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) meeting was called to order by Chair Matt Putvinski at 7:03 PM, on Monday, May 8, 2023. April meeting minutes were approved and will be available on the Youth and Family Services website.

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Tina Hein Encourages Questions and Conversations

Tina Hein reserves time prior to her weekly Select Board meetings to chat with residents.  On any Monday evening at 6 PM, residents are encouraged to meet Hein in the comfort of the Upper Town Hall conference room (also accessible by elevator).  Hein invited me to visit with her recently, and I found her to be encouraging of questions and open to any conversation topics and direction.

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