Write-In Campaign Info

"Sign"width=200 James LaMountain is organizing a “WRITE-IN” campaign to replace some of the most notorious and corrupt town officials at the annual town election. The corruption is systemic at the town hall in Holland. Instead of checking each other they cover each other. The ousted Chief of Police Kevin Gleason is just a manifestation of the Problem. Spend some time reading posts on the Holland Blog and it will be an eye-0pener! Start with the post about the Johnson Landgate. Then read about the proposed Flying J truck stop and its devastating impact on our community and the myth that it will increase the tax base.
Instead of moving out, we fight back. Holland is a beautiful place already, lets unleash its full potential instead of letting a few ruining it. Click here to read more»

Posted on 10 May 2009, 06:13 - Category: Town Politics
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Officials still cover Chief Kevin Gleason

Every word in bold italic on the entire Holland Blog is a link, click on any to read the original document.
I do have knowledge that the State Police conducted an investigation about a larceny, implicating Kevin Gleason, around the time our Board of Selectmen, Earl Johnson, James Wettlaufer, and Christian Peterson promoted Kevin Gleason and trusted him with the safety of our community. I sent a letter and requested a copy of the report on the investigation under the “Freedom of Information Act.”
The answer letter written by Joan O’Brian from the Office of the Chief Legal Counsel, 470 Worcester Road, Farmington Ma 01702, is telling. The answer was written at a time Kevin Gleason was still the Chief in Holland. The letter insinuates that there is no limit to the cost that such a request could potentially incur. This of course is BS. Under the law, they have to supply me with copies at a cost of $1 per page. If they can’t find the report because they have a mess and are not organized it is their problem. Officials instead of checking each other they cover each other, it is a phenomena I witnessed throughout government, including all three branches. Our selectboard had many opportunities to oust Gleason. It is telling that it did not!
I try to find humor in everything; I could not do what I do otherwise. My answer letter to Joan O’Brian needs to be read with this in mind to be appreciated.
Some day I will have a copy of the report, I promise! I will thereafter add a piece about Kevin P. Gleason under his name to the “Who Is Who” section of the Holland Blog to bring closure to the Gleason saga. If you have knowledge of criminal conduct by Kevin Gleason, you can file a report with the FBI, click here to get to the website where you can file a tip!
Peter Frei

Posted on 9 May 2009, 12:34 - Category: Town Politics
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Police Chief Kevin Gleason resigned under duress.

The moral bankruptcy of our town government claimed its first victim in Gleason; criminal charges will allegedly follow, read more»

Posted on 4 May 2009, 23:48 - Category: Town Politics
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Sturbridge Voters Not As Smart As Holland Voters?

This is an intriguing question, find out for yourself by reading more»

Posted on 3 May 2009, 18:21 - Category: Town Politics
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Write-In Campaign Info

James LaMountain is organizing a “WRITE-IN” campaign to replace some of the most notorious and corrupt town officials at the annual town election, read more»

Posted on 30 Apr 2009, 22:13 - Category: Town Politics
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2009 Town Caucus Report

Last night, 44 voters attended the 2009 town caucus at the Holland Elementary School. Candidates for a total of 18 positions were proposed to be put on the ballot for the annual town elections to be held June 8, 2009, from 10:00 hours to 20:00 hours, read more»

Posted on 15 Apr 2009, 11:57 - Category: Town Politics
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Editorial on Tantasqua’s interim principal

As the readers of the Holland Blog may know, Tantasqua High School’s Superintendent Daniel G. Durgin hired a new interim principal, Michael P. Lucas. Lucas is replacing former principal Steven B. Bliss. Brent Abrahamson is following Daniel G. Durgin’s hiring of Lucas on his blog, click here to read his interesting editorial.
Peter Frei

Posted on 10 Apr 2009, 10:43 - Category: Town Politics
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Town officials read the Holland Blog

According to town clerk Kristin LaPlante, Linda Blodgett corrected the outdated meeting schedule that was posted on the town’s website. Thanks Linda for correcting the Meeting Schedule.
In the piece about the selectboard meeting of April 7, 2009, the Holland Blog pointed out that the meeting schedule gave the wrong days and times for selectboard meetings as posted. After less than 24 hours the wrong information was corrected.
Click here to see the page as it was before and click here to see it as it is now.
According to Kristin Laplant, the safety light in front of the Holland Elementary School will be fixed with grant money as soon as possible, see the piece ”Broken Light Safety Issue” by guest writer “A Concerned Citizen.”
Peter Frei

Posted on 9 Apr 2009, 11:19 - Category: Town Politics
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James LaMountain’s ad not approved

Although we share many believes about the corruption that goes on in the Townhall, we have strong disagreements how to bring change to Holland. I neither endorse nor approve James LaMountain’s half page ad that will appear in the Sturbridge Villager this week. I also did not pay for the ad either.
Peter Frei

Posted on 3 Mar 2009, 10:28 - Category: Town Politics
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Why this Blog ?

“The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). Truth is a comprehensive term that in all of its nuances implies accuracy and honesty. Truth is that which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence. Reality and truth in a perfect world are in harmony. Veracity is adherence to the truth: “Veracity is the heart of morality” Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895). To advance self-serving goals corrupt individuals create their own reality, thus are immoral. As a corrupt individual’s reality is not in harmony with the truth, he is also a liar.
For any community; to flourish it is imperative to be governed by leaders that serve the community and not themselves, read more»

Posted on 21 Jan 2009, 14:22 - Category: Town Politics
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A Truck Stop in our Community?

"ideling Communities throughout the US faced with the prospect of having to live with a truck stop near their homes go to any length in finding ways to prevent such predatory developments. Not so in Holland. The proposed Flying J truck stop will be located in the midst of a sensitive watershed area and a tributary brook to the Hamilton Reservoir without the possibility to hook up to a sewer system. The selectboard and planning board supported the proposal, and the unassuming voters agreed and reversed the wise decision that once declared the locus as special conservancy district. The truck stop will not bring the expected increase of tax-revenue for the reasons outlined in this report. Instead, the facility will have very negative impacts on the Environment, the Economy, on the social fabric of the community, and Traffic. It is not too late to stop the project which will benefit a few and hurt the entire community. While Flying J is under chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the voters have a unique opportunity to correct this tragic mistake and change the bylaws to prevent any truck stops from ever being built at that very sensitive site. But we have to act now, read more»

Posted on 3 Feb 2009, 12:08 - Category: Town Politics
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