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Politics

1. Civics Sunday: Voting Rights

by Chris Cain 8/25/19

Recently the Civics Sunday series explored what is required to become a naturalized U.S. Citizen. These individuals join all other U.S. Citizens in being responsible for sustaining our democratic nation. Below is the listing of citizenship responsibilities from an earlier Civics Sunday article. Today’s focus is on voting as it relates to Participate in the democratic process.

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2. Representative Dykema Hosts Senior Picnic

by Chris Cain 8/22/19

On Wednesday August 21st, our State Representative hosted her annual picnic for Seniors in her district: Holliston, Hopkinton, Southboro, and Westboro. The picnic was held in the very larger community room of the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton.

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3. Public Forum on the Green New Deal

by Press Release 8/20/19

US Senator Edward Markey and Congresswoman Katherine Clark will host a community town hall on the Green New Deal Resolution and solutions to fighting climate change. Wednesday August 21st; 6:30 pm; Framingham High School

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4. Civics Sunday: The Citizenship Test (Different Questions)

by Yvette Cain 8/18/19

We find ourselves experiencing yet another week when scheduling an interview with one of our elected board or committee chairs was not possible. We hope to be back soon with another edition of Civics Sunday: The Interviews. In place of an interview, we bring you a different selection of questions from the US Civics Test for citizenship. Based on feedback from the first set of questions, some readers were heading back to their history books! Let's see how you do this time.

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5. Civics Sunday: An Interview with Board of Assessors Chair Mary Greendale

by The Publishers 8/11/19

Our readers requested an “up close and personal” look at the operations of Elected Boards and Committees. Readers wanted to know not only what each entity does, but also how each makes decisions. The set of six questions created for our interviewees has been asked of each of the Chairs.

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6. Representative Dykema’s Annual Senior Picnic

by Press Release 8/10/19

Come join us on August 21st for a celebration of the senior citizens of the 8th Middlesex District with a barbecue lunch, DJ, games, and more!

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7. Inaugural Meeting for the Market-Affordable Housing Committee

by Yvette Cain 8/9/19

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8. Busy Meeting for the Select Board

by Matt Ristaino 8/6/19

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9. Civics Sunday: Interview with Library Trustees Chair Bob Malone

by The Publishers 8/4/19

Seeking opportunities to put his career skills and talents to work, Kevin Robert (Bob) Malone has found numerous volunteer outlets, fortunately for Holliston. We interviewed Mr. Malone at our home this past week and came to understand more specifically the ways the Library Board of Trustees operates and makes decisions.

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10. Civics Sunday: The U.S. Citizenship Test

by Yvette Cain 7/28/19

The U.S. Citizenship Test

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11. Select Board Discusses Improvements and Issues at Pinecrest

by Matt Ristaino 7/23/19

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12. Holliston Community Calendar - July 2019

by Chris Cain 7/22/19

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13. Congresswoman Clark’s Recent Efforts in Washington, D.C.

by Press Release 7/20/19

Recent press releases to the Holliston Reporter give details of Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s current efforts in Washington, D.C.

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14. Lowland St. Solar Project Approved

by Matt Ristaino 7/19/19

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15. Blair Square State Grant May Be Delayed

by Bobby Blair 7/15/19

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16. Select Board Approves Climate Change Program Report

by Matt Ristaino 7/9/19

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17. Civics Sunday: Interview with Finance Committee Chair Ken Szajda

by The Publishers 7/7/19

You, dear readers, voiced an interest in a more personal look at our town government boards and committees. We created a set of questions that we’re asking a member of elected committees and boards.

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18. Representative Dykema Announces July Office Hours

by Representative Carolyn Dykema 7/6/19

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19. Civics Sunday: Interview with Select Board Chair Mark Ahronian

by The Publishers 6/30/19

You, dear readers, voiced an interest in a more personal look at our town government boards and committees. We created a set of questions that we’re asking a member of elected committees and boards. Today we bring you the Select Board, through the voice of Mark Ahronian, Chair. We hope you enjoy these insights into this segment of your town government.

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20. Rep. Dykema Celebrates Massachusetts Pollinator Week with Students and Colleagues

by Representative Carolyn Dykema 6/26/19

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Articles with Most Comments on HR

One Year Ago: New Gun Shop in Town

by Bobby Blair

When HollistonReporter.com published this article about the new business in town, we were not prepared for the ensuing controversy. Have you run out of ideas for that perfect gift for Christmas? We logged well over 100 comments, both for and against, about a gun shop in Holliston.

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Pedestrian Struck

by Bobby Blair

December 24, 2015: HPD Media Release added.

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Break in at Holliston Firearms

by Paul Saulnier

Saturday, January 26, 2013. At approximately 7:30 AM, police responded to a call to 838 Washington Street about a break into Holliston Firearms.

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Open Letter to Dr. Jackson

by Jack Harper

Dear Dr. Jackson, We have three children at Placentino Elementary. Everyone I know says great things about the administration and the teachers at our extraordinary school. They have created a loving learning environment which make our children and other students anxious to be there every single day.

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Holliston Then and Now

by Bill Tobin

This article has been published in 2009 and 2013, and received many comments that are republished. Newcomers and old timers too appreciate our town then and now. Holliston has changed over recent years. Do you remember ... ... Izzy and Al's Restaurant? The Colonial Pharmacy? Walter's Dairy? The Mighty Midget? The Historical Society's old home? Joe's Barber Shop? Knowlton's Market ? The Edison Shop? Russell's Market? Aubuchon's? just to name a few.

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Town Hall Like You've Never Seen It

by Bobby Blair

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One Down, One To Go

by Paul Saulnier

After successfully crushing Bullard Memorial Farm's efforts to establish a solar farm in their neighborhood, Bullard Street residents have set their sights on ending shooting at the Holliston Sportsmen's Association.

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Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

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Marijuana Farm: an opportunity or liability?

by Mary Greendale

Last week, local resident and businessman Fran Colantonio approached Selectmen with a proposal to construct an indoor, fully secure 50,000 square foot marijuana farm on 200 acres in Hopping Brook Industrial Park.

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Mother and Daughter Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

Two people were struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk downtown Saturday afternoon

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