Thursday, March 14, 2013
We have a full menu listing for the new Hopkinton Square restaurant.
Looking to try something new? Head down to Bison Burger at Hopkinton Square for something you've never seen in Hopkinton or Holliston Before. Bison Burger opened in February, and since then readers have been asking where they can find a menu for the restaurant. The short answer is that they don't have a website yet (one is under construction at the moment). Here are a few pictures of the menu to help you decide what you want before you visit. Some ideas include:
Friday, March 8, 2013
One downtown business has all your needs covered.
With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner residents Irish for life and Irish for a day are looking to get their fill on traditional Irish fare. On top of the list is corned beef, a salt-cured meat, popular with cabbage or in soup. Holliston Superette is currently taking orders for two types of corned beef, grey (less salty, made without saltpeter) and red. The meat arrived earlier this week and deli workers are taking orders for the beef as it brines. Orders will be taken until March 16 but to make sure they don't miss out order yours today. The Superette is also selling Irish soda bread and scones for all of your St. Patrick's meal needs.
Friday, March 1, 2013
MedFlight responded to transport one male to the hospital.
At 9:03 a.m. the Holliston Fire Department received a call for medical response needed on Cross Street. Paramedics and Events EMS responded to Electronic Recyclers International on Cross Street. "Based on the injuries to the worker, the decision was made to transport him to a trauma center by helicopter," a release from Holliston Fire Chief Michael Cassidy said. MedFlight landed at the FEMA location on Washington Street at 9:29 a.m. and the Providence resident was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. According to scanner reports the male was unconscious and had suffered a head injury.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
With more than two feet of snow, residents are wondering where the town puts it all.
A Patch reader recently asked us the following question: "Where does the town put all the snow they remove from downtown and the schools?" In Hopkinton, the snow gets trucked down to Cedar Street where it is left. "That site is affectionately known as the "snow dump" because that is where we dump all the snow. We dump snow there from intersections, the center of town, and the school parking lots," DPW Director John Westerling said. According to Westerling the site has always been used for this purpose because of its convenience to crucial snow removal areas.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The winter moth is a pest that strips trees of their leaves and ultimately kills them.
You arrive home at night and there are dozens of them flying around your lights at the front door. They seem to be attacking the Christmas lights you recently hung too. What's with all the moths? These winter moths are in the midst of their annual mating season, albeit a bit late this year. Typically, it's November but the unusual warm temperatures this spring have them abundant in December. The adult winter moths emerge from the ground from now until January. The female moths climb trees and homes and wait for males to mate. The females are gray and because they are almost wingless, don’t fly. The tan-colored males can only fly in temperatures above freezing. Both males and females are nocturnal. After mating, females lay their eggs in …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Students in Hopkinton are enjoying a second day off after Huricane Sandy.
To many people Hopkinton fared pretty well compared to other towns in the area, but early this morning Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent Steven Hiersche made the decision to keep the schools closed for the day. "There were several roads in town that were impassable during the morning hours," Hiersche said. Although storm damage kept the total power outages for the town below 10 percent of NStar customers, there were also enough branches down near the school buildings to cause significant safety concerns. "We had branches on the wires at the Center School and the white house [central administration building] and we weren't sure when NStar would be able to get here," Hiersche said. Schools will be open again tomorrow. Middle school …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The annual Halloween tradition is growing across the area.
Your doorbell rings, you answer it and look around. There's nobody there and you think you've been ding-dong-ditched. Wait, is that a bag? Yes, and it's full of delicious candy and goodies. Ghosting has been around for more than a decade and is a tradition that has been growing across the MetroWest region. It's been reported to the police at least once already this year, but Patch is here to help you from getting ghouled. Ghosting is simple and can be fun especially in neighborhoods with a lot of children. To start, one person fills two bags with candy and a copy of the directions (see attached photo). That person then secretly leaves each bag on a nearby doorstop where the family gets to enjoy the treats before ghosting two more neighbors…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Have you seen the Rodenhiser Plumbing billboard on Washington Street? Several Patch readers wanted to know who moderates content.
If you've driven into Holliston from Milford, you may have noticed the billboard on Washington Street near the Holliston School for the Performing arts that asks, "Is your wife Hot?" The billboard is an advertisement for Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning and goes on to suggest that readers and passerby’s "Better get her A/C fixed." The billboard has been a conversation piece for people around town with several people commenting on the creativity of the advertisement. The billboard actually led one reader to ask who regulates the billboards in town so Holliston Patch found out. "Billboards are regulated by the Commonwealth and not the Town although we specifically prohibit new ones in the Zoning By-law," Town Planner …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Have you seen the covered up parking sign in front of Lost Art of Life?
Have you ever wondered what needs to happen for a business in a plaza to have a specific parking spot? What if that parking spot is surrounded by a busy restaurant, a nail salon and many other businesses? This sign outside Lost Art of Life said "Parking for Lost Art of Life Only; 15 Minute Parking." According to workers in the area, though, the sign wasn't printed properly. A solution is being worked on to free up parking for short-term visitors to the plaza who will not be spending an hour in one of the businesses.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The answers to a question about the auction of a fire truck one Holliston resident was looking for.
A few weeks ago, Holliston Patch received this email: I noticed the photo of Holliston's old Ladder 1, which was to be auctioned. Do we know who bought it and what will be done with it? Let me know if you find out. Thanks! Bob Palmer, Central St., Holliston. Bob, we did some digging, and we got this from Michael Cassidy, Holliston's Fire Chief. The disposition of the 1983 Maxim Aerial was previously authorized by Town Meeting. At one point, it looked promising for an interdepartmental transfer (another municipality purchasing it from us), however that fell through. Therefore, the next step is for us to auction it off by sealed bid. - Chief If you have a question about Holliston, feel free to email our editor at justin.saglio@patch.…