Local News
07 / 11 / 2018
  - 09:47:35 AM
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Planning Board will meet tonight with just one item under the heading of new business. Hopedale Selectman Brian Keyes will make a presentation giving an initial review of the Draper Falls Redevelopment Concept Plan, which comes with a price tag... Read more

07/11/2018 - 07:01:39 AM
In the final stage of the SkillsUSA competition series, Blackstone Valley Tech students proved their talent, dedication, and education is among the best in the nation as they earned three gold, one silver, and one bronze medals, as well as several top-20 placements at the... Read more.
07/11/2018 - 06:12:19 AM
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton Town Offices are in the process of moving back to Town Hall on Main Street, a move that is expected to be completed next Monday. Until that time town business will continue to operate out of 80 South Street. There’s also expected to be some minor... Read more.
07/11/2018 - 05:50:44 AM
MILFORD - Woodland Assistant Principal Lisa Kingkade has been named to a new position in the district by Milford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre and Special Education Director Lucy Jenkins. The newly-created position is Director of Social-Emotional... Read more.
07/10/2018 - 03:09:15 PM
After 18 days and several attempts to free the 12 boys and thier coach trapped in a cave system. Bringing to an end the three week ordeal that saw one former Thia Navy Seal loose his life. The remaining boys and thier coach pulled from the cave today have been taken to... Read more.
07/10/2018 - 09:09:01 AM
MILFORD - Milford Police attempting to serve a warrant for a Milford man wanted out of New York, ended up arresting two Milford residents yesterday afternoon. 33-year old Oliver James was taken into custody at his residence at about four o’clock yesterday afternoon on... Read more.
07/09/2018 - 05:05:23 PM
Congratulations to Holliston's Joe Morrill who recently picked up a series of medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA. Morrill, formally a track and field star, dead-lifted 391 pounds to secure two gold medals. He also picked up two silvers for... Read more.
07/09/2018 - 11:56:26 AM
WRENTHAM - State Police say a Middleboro man was killed on route 495 in Wrentham early Sunday morning as a result of a single-vehicle rollover accident. The vehicle being driven by 68-year old Chan Keoboonthanh was traveling southbound on Route 495 at about three... Read more.
07/09/2018 - 11:53:11 AM
MEDWAY - The Medway Board of Selectmen meets tonight and the agenda begins with a special recognition of a resident who was honored last month at the Statehouse as one of 130 unsung heroines from across Massachusetts. Mendy Tarkowski was nominated by State... Read more.
07/09/2018 - 11:51:09 AM
STATE - Beacon Hill officials say they are working hard on a budget agreement but that hard work has not paid off the way it has in every other state in the country. Massachusetts enters the second week of July as the only state in the nation without a fiscal 2019 budget... Read more.
07/03/2018 - 07:03:28 AM
MILFORD - To ensure Massachusetts ratepayers receive the benefit of recent federal tax cuts, the Department of Public Utilities has ordered 14 of the state’s regulated electric, gas and water utilities, including the Milford Water Company, to reduce their... Read more.
07/02/2018 - 09:49:32 AM
NORTHBRIDGE - The Town of Northbridge has approved a community solar farm to locate in the town with the members of the Planning Board expected to conduct site walks tonight, of the property where the large-scale Solar Photo-voltaic installation may be located. The... Read more.
07/02/2018 - 09:00:21 AM
MILFORD - The Cannibas Control Commission will meet this morning at which point members could issue two licenses to Sira Naturals in Milford and also issue the State’s first license for a retail marijuana establishment hoping to set up shop in Worcester County. Sira... Read more.
06/29/2018 - 06:11:38 AM
UPTON - Upton town officials are asking residents and business owners to complete a brief on-line survey to add their insight and local knowledge as work is underway on updating Upton’s 2012 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. As the planning process begins to guide local... Read more.
06/29/2018 - 06:06:19 AM
The largest law enforcement union in Massachusetts is endorsing a Mendon man running for a seat in the State Senate citing his support for local police and the issues that are important to them. The Massachusetts Coalition of Police (MassCop) is supporting the candidacy... Read more.
06/27/2018 - 09:00:39 AM
There will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts on July 1st, or for that matter in the foreseeable future. The reason? Although regulators expect to approve business licenses beginning on Monday there can be no legal retail sales until an... Read more.
06/27/2018 - 08:56:53 AM
UXBRIDGE - Work is winding down for the Uxbridge Fire Station Building Committee as members prepare to formalize plans for next month's open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. When Uxbridge Fire Chief William Kessler and members of the committee meet late today project... Read more.
06/27/2018 - 08:52:16 AM
BELLINGHAM - A 911 call to Bellingham Police sent officers to an address on High Street for a possible suicide attempt, however following an altercation, a Wrentham woman is facing charges and a Bellingham Police officer was injured. 32-year old Meaghan Galvin of... Read more.
06/26/2018 - 07:42:12 AM
In just about a month from today State Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland, who also represents Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and parts of Franklin, will assume the top post, becoming President of the Senate. Since winning a special election in 2001 Spilka served in the House... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 09:53:21 AM
MILFORD - The first annual Milford Fourth of July Parade will kick off on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00AM. The parade route will mirror the Milford Santa Parade starting next to Friendly’s Restaurant (109/16) and ending at the Milford Police Station. Forty parade... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 09:11:12 AM
MILFORD - The State’s first recreational marijuana business license was officially awarded yesterday afternoon to Sira Naturals of Milford which already grows marijuana for medical patients at their cultivation facility on Commercial Way. Sira Naturals submitted its... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 09:08:40 AM
MEDWAY - Medway Town officials are asking residents to review the draft of the town's Open Space and Recreation Plan ahead of a community forum on the topic coming up on Monday night. The goals and objectives of the original 2010 plan have been updated and refined as... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 09:05:47 AM
BELLINGHAM - After releasing its annual water quality report this week the Bellingham Department of Public Works and Sewer Division is informing residents about the latest test results from samples of water that were taken on May 31st. For the second consecutive quarter... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 08:59:32 AM
HOLLISTON - A Milford woman and a man originally from Hopedale, have been identified and arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Holliston bank eight months ago. The Federal Bureau of Investigation violent Crime Task Force and the Holliston Police Department... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 06:13:11 AM
BELLINGHAM - The Town of Bellingham Department of Public Works has released its annual water quality report for 2017, the second full year of operations in which all water enters their $15.4 million dollar, town-wide filtration system. The report details the upgrades in... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 06:05:33 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Planning Board is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the elected board whose members serve five-year terms. The term of office for the open seat will actually expire in May of next year at the Annual Town Election where the candidate... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 05:59:16 AM
MEDWAY - A Medway woman is a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 Class of Unsung Heroines. State Representative Brian Murray of Milford recommended Mendy Tarkowski for this special recognition because of her dedication in bringing the... Read more.
06/20/2018 - 05:50:02 PM
MILFORD - The Cannibas Control Commission appears ready to grant the State’s first legal marijuana business license to a cultivation facility located in Milford. Sira Naturals is set to become part of the Adult-Use Recreational Marijuana market at its Commercial Way... Read more.
06/20/2018 - 05:42:45 PM
MILFORD - Milford Police are investigating several acts of vandalism that occurred overnight and were discovered early yesterday morning. Two Milford High School students are facing charges. They are believed to be responsible for spray painting phrases on school... Read more.
06/20/2018 - 08:56:13 AM
BLACKSTONE - A Rhode Island man is facing charges after crashing his van into several cars in Woonsocket and then in Blackstone where he crashed head-on into a vehicle causing injuries to himself and the driver of the other vehicle. 59-year old William Halfelder was... Read more.
06/20/2018 - 06:27:48 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Water Company is announcing this week that water use restrictions will move to Stage II starting next month. The lack of rain during the spring has led the company to the Stage II Water Conservation Level and doing so earlier this year to hopefully... Read more.
06/19/2018 - 09:55:54 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham company that operates a medical use of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility will be hosting a Community Outreach Meeting tonight outlining its proposal to apply for Adult Use Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing licenses. “Good... Read more.
06/19/2018 - 09:13:26 AM
HIOPEDALE - The Hopedale Board of Selectmen will meet with the Finance Committee, Town Moderator and Town Counsel tonight to go over the articles dealing with the Fiscal Year 2019 budget which goes before residents at a Special Town Meeting tonight. Hopedale Selectmen... Read more.
06/18/2018 - 09:08:28 AM
When deciding to pursue a college education, one of the most important factors many students consider is the price. Tuition is only one of the bills students receive after accepting admissions offers. The cost of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies... Read more.
06/15/2018 - 08:51:55 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Public Schools and Milford Massachusetts Foundation for Education are partnering to develop a Hawk University. Hawk University is a forum that brings together parents and caregivers to learn from experts, educators and each other. Through classes... Read more.
06/15/2018 - 05:59:44 AM
HOPEDALE - Hopedale Selectmen have been working on putting together proposed cuts to the Fiscal Year 2019 spending package but it may not be enough to avoid an override. The amount of money the town can collect through taxes falls short of the funds that were initially... Read more.
06/15/2018 - 05:54:52 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham company that operates a Medical Use of Marijuana Cultivation and manufacturing facility will be hosting a Community Outreach Meeting next week outlining its proposal to apply for Adult Use Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing licenses. Good... Read more.
06/14/2018 - 06:01:19 AM
FRANKLIN - Misleading prescribers and consumers about the addiction and health risks of their Opioids, including Oxycontin, Attorney General Maura Healy announcing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceuticals of Connecticut. Healy says the complaint alleges Purdue... Read more.
06/12/2018 - 06:25:43 AM
HOLLISTON - The company with the contract to provide the trash and recycling pick-up in the town of Holliston released a statement about their service to the town where collections were behind schedule but should be back to normal today. Republic Services saying late... Read more.
06/12/2018 - 06:17:33 AM
MILFORD - A Milford man is facing several charges after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on East Main Street early Sunday morning and crashed into a pole going down an embankment and ending up in the woods. 31-year old Luis Salazar of 449 Main Street escaped... Read more.
06/12/2018 - 06:15:26 AM
MILFORD - On the 7th of June, 2018, Montgomery Lodge was pleased to announce three Scholarship winners for the 2017-2018 Masonic Year. Each year, Montgomery Lodge issues college scholarships to the children or grandchildren of its members. The scholarship winners are... Read more.
06/11/2018 - 08:21:39 AM
In celebration of all the great fathers, grandfathers and father figures, Direct Tire and Auto Service of Medway is proud to recognize local “Super Dads” at a special second anniversary event on Saturday June 16th (the day before Father’s Day) from 2-5 p.m.at their... Read more.
06/08/2018 - 06:42:27 AM
MILFORD - Milford Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the... Read more.
06/08/2018 - 06:30:56 AM
HOPEDALE - A Special Town Meeting in Hopedale will take place in a couple of weeks to deal with the appropriation of funds and set the spending limits for most town departments for the Fiscal 2019 budget. If you’re not a registered voters, today will be the final day to... Read more.
06/07/2018 - 04:53:51 PM
FRANKLIN - The Town of Franklin is one of the latest communities to go “Green” and this morning the town will officially be designated as a “Green Community”. In a letter from the State Department of Energy Resources to the Chairman of the Franklin Town Council, Matt... Read more.
06/07/2018 - 08:14:56 AM
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Water Department is implementing state mandated water restrictions on all non-essential outside water use effective immediately. These restrictions are required under the department's water management act permit becoming necessary due to low... Read more.
06/07/2018 - 07:39:06 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston on child pornography charges. 30-year old John Kalinowski was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark Wolf to five years in prison and five years of supervised release. Upon release... Read more.
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