Welcome to "What We Learned," in which we run down the five most important stories from the past week on Patch.
This week, we learned that rain can't dampen a long-awaited celebration, that the town's older residents share many of the same concerns as their younger counterparts, that developers have cut back on the size of the Bullard Street solar farm they want to build, and that the Holliston football team is heating up as the season moves into the heart of the schedule.
1. IMAGE GALLERY: Holliston Celebrates. Under threatening skies and on a soggy field, Holliston got its delayed celebration on last weekend and our pictures prove a good time was had by all.
2. Selectmen Listen Up at Senior Center. Selectmen took Town Hall for a road trip and got an earful from more than a dozen older residents, who expressed concern about traffic, school budgets and the rising cost of living in town.
3. Bullard Solar Project Scaled Back. The developers have cut the size of the proposed solar farm by 20 percent, a move that could mean it no longer needs Conservation Commission review and approval.
4. Chiefs Won't See Personnel Files. It was debated at length, but in the end, the Board of Selectmen decided to keep the files out of the hands of the area police chiefs who will screen applicants for the soon-to-be-vacant lieutenant position in the HPD.