Friday, January 6, 2023

A Fond Farewell!

HDTC Celebrates the Amazing Barbara Gardner!


Holliston Dems gathered at our December meeting to celebrate longtime Democratic leader Barbara Gardner. Barbara served Holliston and surrounding communities from 1986 to 2001 in the Massachusetts Legislature and has been an active member of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee. Barbara will be leaving the chilly east for new adventures in balmy California. Former State Rep for the 8th Middlesex District Carolyn Dykema and others shared warm memories. Check out the video below!



Sunday, November 13, 2022

Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate Change: Focus on Holliston

Ever wonder why there is a national weather report as part of each evening's nightly news these days?  These days climate change is a widely accepted fact, now that we see stronger storms, floods and fires than ever before.  This is truly an existential threat.


Progress is being made at the worldwide level: COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began in Egypt this month.  You can see it at the national level: Biden's Inflation Reduction Act - passed in August - allocates almost $380 billion toward clean energy and climate-related issues.  You can see it at the state level: the Massachusetts legislature in August passed the Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind Act.  And you can see it at the town level:

Holliston has an Electric Aggregation Program that provides competitively low electric rates and recently had a solar and clean heat program.  Holliston has also expanded their textile recycling and discount purchasing of rain barrels.


All of these steps will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and methane that ends up in our atmosphere.  We need to stop using fossil fuels by electrifying our cars, our homes, and our businesses. Our electrical grid will need to be expanded to make this possible.


Insulating your home, installing triple pane windows, solar panels, and air-source heat pumps are all options that have been taken by some Holliston residents to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  EVs are now owned by 5% of car owners, a tipping point that signals clear acceptance of a new technology.


Let your Select Board know you value green choices.  Let your state legislators know you expect clean, reliable and affordable electricity.  Let your Congress people know it's up to them to stop subsidizing fossil fuel companies and instead support wind, solar and battery power.


Let’s all work together to provide a green future where we will have a healthy planet for future generations. 


Joan Levinsohn

Rich Rosenberry


Holliston 2022 Election Results

2022 Mid-Term Elections - Holliston Results

HDTC congratulates all the winners in the 2022 Mid-term elections! We especially want to congratulate our own DTC member and former chair,James Arena-DeRosa, on his win to be the next State Representative for our district, the 8th Middlesex. 

Massachusetts Democrats flipped the Gov./Lt. Gov. seats from red to blue and made history electing Maura Healey the first woman to the corner office in Mass., and one of 2 first Lesbian governors in the country. Holliston's incumbent representatives held on to their seats, and Democratic newcomers on the ballot prevailed to win theirs as well.

Refer to Boston Globe or other reliable news sources for additional results from around the country.



CANDIDATE & OFFICE
PREC. 1
PREC. 2
PREC. 3
PREC. 4
TOTAL






GOVERNOR & LT GOVERNOR 





Diehl and Allen

616

488

494

543

2141

Healey and Driscoll

1233

1210

1037

1256

4736

Reed and Everett

37

34

32

33

136

Write-In

5

1

1

4

11

Blanks

2411131462
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






ATTORNEY GENERAL





Andrea Joy Campbell12081159101712144598
James R. McMahon, III6615445185902313
Write-In20316
Blanks44413945169
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






SECRETARY OF STATE





William Francis Galvin13281268110813175021
Rayla Campbell5174094084511785
Juan Sanchez41433749170
Write-In20002
Blanks27242433108
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






TREASURER





Deborah B. Goldberg12821250109412864912
Cristina Crawford4143233293741440
Write-In1358935
Blanks206166146181699
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






AUDITOR





Anthony Amore6895595376262411
Diana DiZoglio1025100686710103908
Gloria S Caballero-Roca42453141159
Dominic Giannone, III2320223095
Daniel Riek44294444161
Write-In41005
Blanks88847699347
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS





James P. McGovern12581219107612654818
Jeffrey A. Sossa-Paquette5964774525162041
Write-In11417
Blanks60474568220
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






COUNCILLOR                     





Robert L. Jubinville11721141101511744502
Dashe M. Videira6345034775602174
Write-In11136
Blanks1089984113404
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT    





Karen E. Spilka14641356122914485497
Write-In41292550145
Blanks4103593233521444
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT          





James C. Arena-DeRosa
12621225105912594805
Loring Barnes6084844675402099
Write-In01113
Blanks45345050179
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






DISTRICT ATTORNEY              





Marian T. Ryan14081303118713995297
Write-In38242444130
Blanks4694173664071659
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






SHERIFF





Peter J. Koutoujian14121282119813885280
Write-In37252534121
Blanks4664373544281685
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






Question 1 - 4% tax on income over 1 million





Blanks36564759198
Yes9129358159643626
No9677537158273262
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






Question 2 - dental insurance regulations





Blanks47695775248
Yes13771308116113325178
No4913673594431660
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






Question 3 - changes to retail alcohol sales laws





Blanks66887290316
Yes8898417398343303
No9608157669263467
TOTAL
19151744157718507086






Question 4 - obtain drivers license without proof of lawful presence in U.S.





Blanks39524965205
Yes1069103489010594052
No8076586387262829
TOTAL
19151744157718507086