Local News
03 / 30 / 2016
  - 12:03:53 PM
There have been rumors circulating around Milford recently about the closing of the Hannaford supermarket on East Main Street. Eric Bloom, the corporation's media manager, told WMRC there is no truth to the speculation and there are no plans to close the store. Stop... Read more

03/30/2016 - 11:57:20 AM
The Milford medical marijuana growing and dispensary business scheduled to begin operations later this year continues to move forward. Building Commissioner John Erickson told WMRC the firm is spending $3.8 million to renovate and retro-fit the building on Commercial Way.

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03/29/2016 - 11:58:47 AM
Upton selectmen meet tonight to receive a presentation by Colonial Power Company for an electricity aggregation program to help lower residents bills. Customers can participate in long term fixed rates and greener power supply options. No tax dollars are used for the... Read more.
03/29/2016 - 11:51:51 AM
The town of Medway will be installing new drains in the Lee Street area. This work is funded by a state grant to prevent flooding in the neighborhood. The work will take place in the existing roadway on Lee Street from Main Street, Route 9 to Growin Drive. The project... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:18:23 PM
Milford Police yesterday searched for a man who had threatened suicide and ran off into the woods in the Eben Street and Cormier Circle area. Mendon sent over their canine unit. The man was found using the fire departments thermal imaging device and brought to the... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:11:51 PM
Mendon Selectmen Rich Scofield told WMRC the board is looking at all legal means to fund the contract for Administrator Kim Newman. They gave her a 34% pay raise and needed $14 thousand to fund it for the rest of this fiscal year. Residents rejected the funds last week... Read more.
03/16/2016 - 10:45:01 AM
WMRC Breaking News - Bellingham Market Basket employee found a pressure cooker in a shopping cart in the plaza parking lot this morning. Many stores have been evacuated. Bomb squad is on the scene. Read more.
03/11/2016 - 10:42:44 AM
Chief of Police Stephan H. Semerjian is pleased to announce the hire of a new Franklin Police Officer bringing the Departments sworn police officer number to 46. After an extensive background investigation which included education, financial and personal character... Read more.
03/09/2016 - 02:22:15 PM
The Milford Finance Committee meets tonight to discuss the funding for the proposed bus route article that will be on the annual town meeting warrant. The budget for BVT and the Woodland School Project will be reviewed as well as the school budget and the use of iPads... Read more.
03/09/2016 - 02:01:45 PM
Faced with significant cost-hikes in health insurance and pension obligations, the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District initiated aggressive measures to decrease its proposed annual budget, including adoption of a new healthcare option, acquisition of... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:38:28 PM
The design of Medway’s business future was in the forefront at the Medway Business Council’s meeting at Restaurant 45 on February 17. Tom Gay, Clerk of the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board (PEDB) and representative to the Design Review Committee (DRC)... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:26:01 PM
Milford Police and Fire Department EMTs responded to two drug overdoses early yesterday morning within an hour of each other. One was on Pheasant Circle where a 30 year old was unresponsive and not breathing when they arrived. The drug Narcan was administered and the... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:21:53 PM
An independent law firm's investigation of Mendon Selectman Mark Reil and Administrator Kim Newman has been completed and is in the hands of selectmen and Public Safety Director Ernie Horn. WMRC has learned the report is 13 pages in length and Horn is now reviewing its... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 03:33:38 PM
Bellingham Police recovered $75 thousand worth of marijuana and arrested a resident after she had the drugs shipped to her business. 50 year old Kathleen Stoots is charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribution. A delivery firm noticed... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 10:08:30 AM
On Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 7 pm at the Milford Housing Authority’s Luby Avenue location, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) will launch the Milford site of their Ready to Read early literacy program. Since its start in 2014, Ready to Read has distributed a total of... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 09:53:50 AM
Upton Selectmen tonight will meet with Police Chief Mike Bradley and Fire Chief Aaron Goodale to review changes proposed in their budgets for the new fiscal year including several capital items. The board will discuss their right of first refusal on 47 acres of land... Read more.
02/26/2016 - 01:25:51 PM
Presidential Primary is March 1st. Polls open at 6:00am - 8:00pm at the Franklin High School Gymnasium on Oak St. The last day to vote Absentee is Monday, February 29, until 12:00 noon in the Town Clerks Office. If you are not sure you are a registered voter, what... Read more.
02/25/2016 - 03:52:13 PM
The Upton Board of Selectmen is now accepting scholarship applications from Upton high school seniors planning on furthering their education. The Town of Upton Annual Scholarship Policy the Board of Selectmen established in 2012 outlines the applicability and the... Read more.
02/24/2016 - 02:14:28 PM
Citizens for Milford invites all Milford residents to attend its third annual Candidates Forum, which will feature candidates in Milford’s upcoming town election. The Candidates Forum will be held Wednesday, March 16th in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary of the Assumption... Read more.
02/23/2016 - 10:40:54 AM
As many of you know, over February vacation we received some air quality results that showed concerns in two parts of the building at the Clyde Brown Elementary School. We immediately contacted the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health... Read more.
02/19/2016 - 01:21:44 PM
The Franklin Police Department announce the retirement of K9 Ehre. K9 Ehre served the town of Franklin for ten years. During his service K9 Ehre was involved in search and rescue operations for missing elderly and children. K9 Ehre responded to crimes and located... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 10:38:43 AM
Police Matrons are responsible for monitoring female prisoners while in the custody of the Milford Police Department. The position also includes searching female prisoners upon the direction of a police officer. Matrons are on-call and are contacted whenever the... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 07:30:00 AM
On Tuesday, February 16 at 10:05 PM, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on Westfield Drive. Upon arrival of public safety personnel, the sole occupant of the attached home had already safely evacuated and confirmed the building was... Read more.
02/16/2016 - 11:03:59 AM
Although a snow storm closed the school during National Wear Red Day on February 5, the wintry weather didn't stop students and staff at Blackstone Valley Tech and its School Based Health Center from celebrating the heart-healthy event. Read more.
02/11/2016 - 03:14:08 PM
Milford Selectmen last night voted unanimously to proceed with having a bus service come to town and seek a $75,000 grant to help defray the cost. Finance Director Zack Taylor will review the proposal and it will also go to the finance committee. The total cost is about... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 04:02:54 PM
A contractor's yard on Haven Street in Milford, operated by JEM Enterprise, Edward and Elaine Martin, has been shut down by a court decision. Two parcels of land were being used. Building Commissioner John Erickson alleged the property was being used illegally and the... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 01:55:33 PM
This year’s list of the safest cities in Massachusetts was released recently by SafeWise, a home security and safety company, and you’ll be happy to know that the WMRC listening area is home to 4 towns ranked in the top 20! Read more.
02/09/2016 - 03:53:00 PM
The Milford High School Foreign Exchange Program welcomed students from China last week and a special event was held over the weekend. Superintendent Doctor Bob Tremblay said the world language program, as well and the student exchange program with China, France, Italy... Read more.
02/08/2016 - 03:10:34 PM
We’re finally getting the winter that we were hoping to miss. With unseasonably warm weather recently, who could have seen this coming. But within a few days we’ve enough snow to start questioning that whole Groundhog’s shadow thing. With yet more snow on the horizon... Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:20:14 AM
A friendly reminder from our fire fighting friends in Holliston to please help to keep those hydrants clear of snow! Click here to see a diagram of how you can help keep hydrants clear so that in case of an emergency, fire fighters can move swiftly. Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:00:00 AM
Updated 12:40pm - Cancellations and closings , weather updates, traffic and more. Keep an eye out here, our social media outlets and on WMRC Daybreak for more information. The WMRC Storm Center is brought to you by Koopman Paint. Read more.
02/05/2016 - 01:55:30 PM
At its February 17 meeting, Medway Business Council will host Tom Gay, Clerk of the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board and representative to the Design Review Committee, who will present information on the recently updated Design Review Guidelines. The meeting... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:51:26 AM
The second of two visits by finalists for the school superintendents job in Hopedale took place yesterday. On Wednesday, Bridget Morriseau spent about seven hours meeting with staff, parents and students and touring around. On Thursday, Karen Marie Crevice visited for... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:27:58 AM
Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette told WMRC that a special town meeting will be called within the next few weeks to finance the engineering and repairs of the sidewalk on the Mill Building side of the Freedom Street Bridge. He said the bridge itself is fine and... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 06:10:52 PM
Hopedale Police reported recently that a resident was targeted by a telephone scam artist. The female caller posed as the man's granddaughter saying she needed $950 in bail money and then a man came on the line posing as a police sergeant telling the victim to get a... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 01:38:10 PM
A self-funded roof repair project at Blackstone Valley Tech has received both approval and praise from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). In its January 27 meeting, the MSBA approved Valley Tech's application for an Accelerated Repair Project to replace... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 10:41:08 AM
In January 2015, during a "Spotlight on Excellence" inaugural event at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, the newly sworn in Governor Charlie Baker told the Valley Tech student body that his administration would "work really hard to make sure... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 12:24:30 PM
Trustees of the Upton Library meet tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget and how to proceed now that a committee has decided not to have a joint council on aging building. The idea had been discussed for months but was deemed not practical at this point... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 11:15:27 AM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will appoint a deputy fire chief. Chief Tom Diage will recommend that David McMorrow of Milford get the assignment. Daige told WMRC McMorrow has been with the department since 2001. He has been a shift officer and the town's fire inspector... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 04:06:53 PM
The two candidates for selectmen in Milford, incumbent Attorney Brian Murray and Milford School Committee Member Attorney Pat Holland, are getting ready to gear up their campaigns in the coming weeks. Holland holds a kick off event this Friday evening at the Hoboken... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 03:56:08 PM
A forum will be held in Medway tonight on developing the new walking trail segment. It will extend the trail from the high school to Adams and Lovering Streets. The overall vision and concept for the trail will be discussed as well as community preservation funds to... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 10:57:42 AM
Holliston Selectmen last week discussed the downtown traffic light improvement project. The board is proposing an article for the annual town meeting seeking funding to allow residents to decide if they want the lights to improve the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety... Read more.
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