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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Friends of Holliston Trails Announces $45,000 Matching Fundraising Campaign in Support of Blair Square Redevelopment Project

The town-appointed Blair Square Committee has been working with the community for the past four years to design improvements to Blair Square, intended to enhance the usability of the area. With the plan set, the Committee is identifying funding sources for the project.

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Nature’s Spring Beauty

We are pleased to present our readers with another photo essay from Malini Rao, a Holliston amateur photographer who captures nature so well. We hope you enjoy your “walk” around Holliston with Malini! Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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The Maternal Gift – A Poem

Mr. Doug Brown shares a poem in honor of mothers and the everlasting gift they give us.

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Library Trustees Meet

The Holliston Library Trustees met remotely Wednesday (5.4.22) evening, welcoming Mareourn Bo Yai (below Left), a resident who is running for the vacant Trustees’ position, opened as Bob Ostrow completes his term. Two members, Gwenyth Swain and Kristy Wiwzcar, are presently Trustees seeking re-election.

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Holliston Fire Chief Presents at National Conference

More than one hundred attendees gathered at the Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado from April 26-28 for the 26th Annual Colorado Risk Reduction Network Conference of the Rockies. This conference is known to feature speakers from across the US with a wide range of knowledge and information; designed to bring topics which empower Community Risk Reduction (CRR) professionals and similarly minded emergency responders and private industry leaders to become better risk reduction resources in the field.

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Read with Aesop’s:  May Selection

Throughout the month of May, our country celebrates the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on our culture and history. Here at Aesop’s, that translates into books!  This month, we invite you to read Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim and travel to twentieth-century Korea during Japanese occupation, World War II, and the rise of Communism.

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Holliston Young People Take to the Streets . . .

. . . for two good reasons! On Sunday, May 1st, the Holliston Youth Baseball Association hosted a parade as part of its opening day festivities. This annual tradition returned after a hiatus thanks to a pandemic. On Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be with You), Holliston students joined others across the Commonwealth on Walk, Ride, Roll to School Day. Below are some photos capturing these events.

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Calling All Gardeners

Finally, it’s that time of the year! Have you always wanted to try your hand at gardening? We have just t

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Select Board Bids Farewell to Principal Assessor Kathryn Peirce

The May 2, 2022, meeting of the Holliston Select Board (SB) was called to order at 7:02pm by Chair Tina Hein. The delayed start was to allow the guest of honor, Kathryn Peirce, Principal Assessor, to join the meeting via Zoom. Mrs. Peirce is retiring in May (just a few more days) and the SB wanted to pay tribute to her many years of dedicated service.

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of April 22 – 28, 2022

This week’s report summarizes the variety of calls that Holliston Fire handles during a ‘normal’ week.

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Governance Committee Update #2 – Arguments for Select Boards of 3 or 5 Members

Governance Committee Chair Sam Tyler shares a second installment related to Select Board size.

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Walking School Bus on “Star Wars Day – May the Fourth”

Walk to School on Wednesday with a police motorcycle escort.
Coffee and donuts too!

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