Thursday, May 19, 2022

Kathryn Peirce – What a Treasure

On the eve of Kathryn Peirce’s last day as Holliston’s Principal Assessor, the Holliston Reporter stopped by to chat. Many at that time in their career would have told me to go away – not Kathryn (Kathy to friends). That courtesy and attention would seem to encapsulate the essence of Mrs. Peirce – both personally and professionally. It was a great pleasure to spend some precious time with her.

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Upcoming Public Discussions at Select Board Meetings

Town Administrator Travis Ahern shares the “coming attractions” at the next several Select Board meetings. This heads-up is to allow citizens to “Zoom” into meetings and stay up to date on key Town initiatives.

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HFD Quarterly Summary of Calls: Jan – March

Fire Chief Cassidy shares the summary of call types and other data for the first quarter of 2022.
Reminder: A Good Intent Call is a call from a concerned individual reporting a possible problem.

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Mail Carriers Collecting Food Items on Saturday

Leave non-perishable food items in a bag near your mailbox for pickup this Saturday by your mail carrier – help those in need.

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Town Meeting Takes Care of All Business in One Night

This is the first of two reports on the Spring 2022 Town Meeting. This report is the “short form” that tracks the actions taken relative to each of the 41 Articles on the Warrant. A more detailed narrative – with pictures will be posted on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of April 29 – May 5, 2022

Windy and dry conditions brought brush fires during this reporting period.

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Hopkins to Marshal Memorial Day Parade

Marked Tree Road resident Robert Hopkins has been selected by this year’s Memorial Day Committee to serve as the parade marshal for the annual Memorial Day Parade.

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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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Recycle Old Electronics AND Donate to Local Charities

An Electronics Recycling Event will be on Saturday, May 14th, in the St. Mary’s church parking lot from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. They’ll take a wide variety of electronic gear, such as computers, laptops, flat screen TV’s and monitors, blenders, alarm clock/radios, fans, lamps, hair dryers, irons, vacuum cleaners, CD players, DVD players, electric drills, digital cameras, GPS systems, cellphones, tablets, printers, gaming consoles, and more.

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Holliston Happenings: Week of May 8 – 14, 2022

Mother’s Day starts our busy week and then it’s Town Meeting that starts at 7:00pm Monday evening. A minimum of100 registered voters are needed to conduct the Town’s business. Childcare will be provided at the High School during Town Meeting night(s).

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Civics Sunday: Meet the Candidates – School Committee and Planning Board

Meet two candidates for election to the School Committee and one candidate for the Planning Board in this week’s edition of Civics Sunday.

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Holliston Governance Committee – Select Board Size – Update #3

Governance Committee Chair Sam Tyler shares more information regarding the number of members on a town’s Select Board.

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