5 Things: Commuter Rail Accountability, Suicide Prevention
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Celebrate Holliston: Did you enjoy the celebration on Saturday? Tons of residents showed up at Goodwill Park and many even took pictures. Check out the Celebrate Holliston User Gallery here and be sure to add your photos.
2. Help Prevent Suicide: Hopkinton resident Liz DeMore is going to be participating in Out of the Darkness Community Walk to help support suicide prevention. DeMore, who's oldest child Dan committed suicide in 2011, has set a personal goal of $1,000 but with your help she can meet and exceed that amount. If you would like to donate to the Out of Darkness Walk to help DeMore, click here.
3. Letter to the Commuter Rail: Last week Rep. Dykema and others sent a letter to the Mass DOT asking for more accountability in the upcoming commuter rail contract. “Reliable and well managed commuter rail services are key to our economy in Massachusetts and particularly in MetroWest. I hear from constituents all the time who tell me that we have a long way to go in providing the level of service that we all expect,” Dykema said. Read the whole letter about the commuter rail contract here.
4. Patriots Score: In case you missed the finale to last night's game, the final score wasn't decided until the final seconds. The game was close with the Patriots winning until a field goal by Baltimore barely made it through the uprights with 2 seconds on the clock. Final Score: Patriots 30 Ravens 31.
5. Pet of the Week: Meet Atlas, he’s a sweet greyhound-mix who is a bit shy. He’s been waiting a while for a home and the folks at Greyhound Friends would love to see him get adopted. Atlas is a handsome brindle mix that loves to be around people and other dogs. He was an owner surrender in Kentucky and is very gentle with people. Atlas is young, playful and affectionate. We think he would respond very well to basic training. You might recognize Atlas' name from the site, in May he took a jaunt around town for a few days after escaping. His ideal home would have a securely fenced yard and lots of supervision so he can adjust to his new life safely. If you're considering Atlas, please call the kennel and talk with Louise.