Thursday, September 16, 2021

Different Night – Select Board Still Fills Its Agenda

The Select Board switched it up this week and held its meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Chair Tina Hein called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. First on the agenda was an update from Fire Chief Michael Cassidy.

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The Town’s ARPA Steering Group Continues Reviewing Requests

The Town’s ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Steering Group continued reviewing requests it has received from Town departments, committees, and entities for funding from Holliston’s $4.4 million appropriation. Mr. Ahern convened the meeting at noon on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Ahern noted that member John Cronin would be absent from this meeting.

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Trails Committee Discusses Recent Flooding on the Rail Trail

The Holliston Trails Committee met recently. Chair Robert Weidknecht called the remote meeting to order at 7:00pm. Several items were on the committee’s monthly agenda. Three requests for rail trail improvements from the ARPA funds designated to Holliston were discussed and will be used to illustrate the how requests flow through the Town’s approval / deferral process.

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When It’s Hot – Get the Ice Cream Out!

Holliston’s Finest served up refreshing ice cream with all the toppings to the residents of Mission Springs on Wednesday, August 25th.

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of August 13 – 19, 2021

A very busy week for the ambulance crews with 10 calls just on Saturday, August 14th – more than on Friday the 13th!

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Bd. of Health Seeks Public Input on Mask Policy

At the Board of Health meeting NEXT Tuesday at 7:00pm, the Board is seeking community input. The meeting will be accessible via Zoom and phone.

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Holliston Happenings: Week of August 22, 2021

Holliston is getting back from vacation and activities are returning – while being safe. The Select Board meets on Thursday this week.

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School Committee Discusses Draft of Face Mask Policy

The Holliston School Committee met remotely on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, with virtual public participation. Chair Cynthia Listewnik opened the meeting at 7PM. Minutes from several prior meetings were approved by roll call vote: Oct. 29, 2020, Dec. 3 and 10, 2020, and June 17, 2021.

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A Delightful Version of The Lion King

On Friday, August 20, I had the pleasure of watching Roberta Weiner’s Prana production of The Lion King, Jr. It was the last day of camp, and this was the dress rehearsal, so much excitement was in the air. 

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Fall Fair Headlines Senior Center September Activities

The Senior Center Annual Fall Fair is only a few weeks away. Items may still be donated through the end of August. Bakers are needed to supply the Cake Sale. Volunteers are always welcome to help prepare for the Fair or to work at the Fair on September 11th.

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ARPA Steering Group Reviews Three More Organizations’ Requests

The ARPA Steering Group on Wednesday at Noon to review requests from Youth & Family Services, the Library / Library Trustees, and the Senior Center / Council on Aging.

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Holliston Youth Selected for Laver Cup Boston Ballkid Squad

Caroline Cosgrove from Holliston has been selected following an intensive recruitment process as one of 30 Massachusetts kids between the ages of 12-15 to be part of the Laver Cup 2021 Boston Ballkid Squad. She participated in a grueling training session on Friday, August 13 at Longfellow Tennis Club in Natick, going through a series of training exercises, focusing on their agility, endurance, coordination, ball skills, balance, speed and teamwork—all attributes essential to make it to the Laver Cup Ballkid Squad.

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