Local News
11 / 24 / 2015
  - 01:10:51 PM
Milford School Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay was chosen last night to be the next superintendent in Weston. He has accepted the offer and begins his new assignment July first. Tremblay has spent 18 years in Milford, the last eight as the head of the system. He said... Read more

11/19/2015 - 10:08:05 AM
Milford School Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay finds out tomorrow if he will be the next superintendent in Weston. He is one of two finalists. The other is from Ross, California. School Committee Chairman Danielle Black told WMRC that Tremblay's name was presented to... Read more.
11/19/2015 - 09:40:25 AM
WMRC has learned Hopedale Selectmen may be negotiating with Rockwell International, the owners of the Draper Field, to have them turn over the property directly to the Hopedale Youth Baseball Group. No other details are yet available. Selectmen have met in executive... Read more.
11/12/2015 - 09:44:17 PM
“I was absolutely stunned. This is the equivalent of winning the Super Bowl or the World Series, so I was in complete shock when they announced we had won the Station of the Year Award for a record 6th time. I can’t say enough about my staff, our listeners, and all... Read more.
11/12/2015 - 10:36:14 AM
Milford Police are seeking the identity of a man in his 50s that committed suicide this morning on Cedar Street by Route 495. A car parked nearby is registered to a Rhode Island resident. The man got out of his car around 7:30am, laid a blanket down and shot himself in... Read more.
11/11/2015 - 02:29:33 PM
A 49 year old Mendon resident has been charged with his fifth drunk driving offense. Kurt Weatherbee of Neck Hill Road was in an accident in Uxbridge that hurt the other driver. Weatherbee ran off after the head on crash and was apprehended by an Uxbridge resident and... Read more.
11/11/2015 - 01:53:45 PM
Rain may be covering the area today but even with that the Milford Water Company is maintaining its stage four use restriction, meaning no outside use is allowed. Manager Dave Condrey told WMRC the prohibition will stay in place at least into the spring of next year... Read more.
11/10/2015 - 09:55:13 AM
Hopkinton residents approved a $24.2 million new elementary school yesterday by a vote of 1,211 to 431 and a field house also won approval. The school's override okay will move the project along. It will be for pre-kindergarten to first graders. The state will... Read more.
11/10/2015 - 09:48:55 AM
Holliston Selectmen have been presented with a proposal for a marijuana cultivation or growing facility in the Hopping Brook Industrial Park off Washington Street. It would be on 200 acres that is up for sale. Marijuana growers are interested in the property. Selectmen... Read more.
11/09/2015 - 03:14:30 PM
Milford is looking for a zoning enforcement officer to succeed Lori Braza who is leaving. A complete job description is available on the town's website. All resumes must be in by today and selectmen will make the appointment on November 16th. Read more.
11/09/2015 - 02:26:08 PM
Milford recently sold property at 33 School Street it acquired in a tax lien case. An auction was held with a minimum bid of $105,000. Outstanding taxes of $101,825 were owed in the property. The successful bid was for $110,500 from a Westboro resident. He is a prior... Read more.
11/06/2015 - 11:19:27 AM
Milford Police responded to a report of an assault at a restaurant on Cedar Street last night which ended with the arrest of a Connecticut woman. this happened at about 6:30 last night at Wendy's with a caller telling police that her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend just... Read more.
11/05/2015 - 11:12:40 AM
Milford Regional Medical Center has launched the second phase of its service improvement initiative, and over the next two years will focus on reducing the readmission rate. Milford Regional is one of a select number of hospitals participating in the Community Hospital... Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:45:04 PM
Franklin's election was held yesterday. Voters chose town council incumbents Matt Kelly, Bob Vallee, Robert Dellorco, Tom Mercer, Peter Padula and Judith Pond Pfeffer and Glen Jones to serve them again. Also, long time Town Clerk Debra Pellegri, who retired from that posi Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:36:29 PM
Officials from Milford, Upton and Mendon will meet this week at the suggestion of Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray to Discuss how to reinvigorate the former, very successful, community development block grant program Milford had for many years that brought in... Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:11:43 PM
It now appears that Mendon Selectmen will receive an application for an adult entertainment business on Milford Street. Earlier this year the state supreme judicial court ruled in favor of the issuance of a liquor license for the business and ruled against the town. Now... Read more.
11/03/2015 - 03:34:09 PM
Hopkinton Police are continuing their investigation into two reports of children receiving toilet tank tablets while they were trick or treating in the downtown area Saturday night. Two parents, independently reported the incidents. Their children were between 6 and 14... Read more.
11/03/2015 - 03:06:48 PM
Holliston Police quickly apprehended those responsible for stealing three puppies valued at $1000 each from a kennel on Concord Street. The theft occurred over the past weekend. A tip lead authorities to a home in Plainville were the dogs were found. Detectives are... Read more.
10/30/2015 - 10:30:41 AM
A Milford man is being held without bail after he was found in Worcester with stolen handguns. 33 year old Michael Ostaski is charged with carrying a firearm without a license as a career criminal, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, receiving stolen property... Read more.
10/30/2015 - 09:38:14 AM
Upton Selectmen this week finalized the warrant for a special town meeting next month. The are 20 articles. Funds will be sought for fire department equipment, a vehicle for Town Manager Blythe Robinson, a vehicle for the animal control department, for a storage... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:16:18 PM
An Uxbridge man, 55 year old Dennis Cambell, was arrested last night by state police after making a false bomb threat at Logan Airport. He was apprehended on the plane after making the comment to other passengers that he had a bomb in his bag. The flight was delayed... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:06:22 PM
Once again Milford Police detectives continued their assault on the use and sale of illegal drubs by arresting two men from Lynn and Dorcester yesterday. They both face heroin trafficking charges. Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC last night that authorities seized heroin... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:00:38 PM
Hopkinton's Treasurer Collector Maureen Dwinnel is retiring after 27 years on the job. She served as a selectman for six years, five as a chairman. Her last day on the job is Thursday, December 31st. The position has been posted by the town. Resumes are due in by... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 03:55:14 PM
Mendon and Upton public safety officials conducted lockdown drills for students and staff at Nipmuc High and the Memorial School yesterday. Officials said everything went according to plan and the drills were successful. The exercise is designed to plan for trouble... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 02:57:41 PM
Milford Selectmen have been informed by Blackstone Valley School Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick of what he calls a significant increase on the town's enrollment for this year. He said the enrollment figures show the town has 173 students compared to 150 as of... Read more.
10/28/2015 - 01:05:41 PM
Milford Police continue to crack down on illegal use and sale of drugs in the area. Yesterday they arrested four people with the assistance of the Worcester Drug Task Force, State and Hopedale Police detectives. Timothy Kedski, 31, and Candace Blacksmore, 25, both of... Read more.
10/28/2015 - 10:29:34 AM
Blackstone Valley Tech's annual Aging Well Assessment Day is a production of the BVT Post-Secondary Practical Nursing program, which established the event as a way for its adult-learners to practice real-life application of their nursing skills and theory. Each year... Read more.
10/27/2015 - 03:02:36 PM
The curbing will be placed on East Central Street from Cottage Street to Summer Street and Sidewalks completed by the end of next week (weather permitting). Paving will take place on Emmons Street, West Central Street and Summer Street at night later this week but most... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 04:28:37 PM
Milford Police have ratified their new three year contract with the town. A settlement was reached last Tuesday with a mediator after several months of tense negotiations. The deal gives police officers two percent increases in each of the first two years and two and a... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 04:21:27 PM
With the current weather pattern and the steady decrease in water levels at Echo Lake, the Milford Water Company has increased the use restrictions from stage three to stage four in order to prevent the levels from getting too low hindering the firms ability to recharge... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 03:51:05 PM
In partnership with Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., Blackstone Valley Tech will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of renovations on the Alternatives campus. Utilizing a $25,000 award from the SkillsUSA/Lowe's 2015 Campus Improvement Grant Program and... Read more.
10/23/2015 - 11:22:52 AM
MassDevelopment has issued a $4.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Dean College, a Franklin school that will use bond proceeds to buy Franklin Center Commons II, a 36,000-square-foot, three-story building at 17 East Central Street. The first floor of the building... Read more.
10/22/2015 - 04:28:08 PM
As part of its commitment to the community, UniBank has announced that a donation in the amount of $7,500 has been made to support the Community Harvest Project in their mission to provide hunger relief and build healthier communities in Central Massachusetts. Read more.
10/22/2015 - 04:21:45 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center’s new emergency department will be open to patients on Wednesday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 a.m., at which time the old emergency room entrance will close. The new emergency department is located in the Meehan Family Pavilion and the... Read more.
10/21/2015 - 02:40:44 PM
On Tuesday October 21, 2015 Milford Police Detectives along with the DEA Worcester HIDTA Task Force and the Hopedale Police Detectives Arrested Thomas DePaolo, Kimberly Heron for Distribution of Class A Drugs, Possession of Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute... Read more.
10/21/2015 - 02:34:40 PM
A forum will be held in Medway tonight on the proposed Exelon power plant expansion project for Summer Street. Town officials and experts on the project will be on hand to answer questions and present information. Selectmen this week approved a host agreement with the... Read more.
10/19/2015 - 04:01:16 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight will accept the resignation of Zoning Enforcement Officer Lori Ann Braza and begin the search for her successor. She worked in the building department for ten years. Resumes from qualified candidates are due by November 9th. Interviews will... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 11:01:16 AM
The fire at a historic building on Main Street in Upton remains under investigation but Chief Aaron Goodale said yesterday the cause remains undetermined but the two causes investigators cannot rule out are arson and electrical. The blazer is being investigated by the... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 10:42:31 AM
The admissions policy at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton will change with the new group of students seeking acceptance to the popular school. About 900 students from the 13 towns in the district apply each year with about 300 accepted based on several specific... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 10:09:59 AM
It is likely the Medway School Committee will hire interim superintendent Armand Pires as the new leader of the system. He will now be evaluated internally as one of the candidates for the position. The search will continue for other applicants but Pires will be the... Read more.
10/14/2015 - 04:20:34 PM
Private donations in Upton raised $40,000 to purchase a new jaws of life rescue tool for the fire department. Cash donations and a bottle and can drive for the past year helped with the fund raising effort. A student at Blackstone Valley Tech, Andrea Matellian helped... Read more.
10/14/2015 - 03:57:42 PM
Milford's Zoning Enforcement Officer, Lori Ann Braza, has resigned her position. She will enter the private sector work force. Selectmen who make the appointment will begin posting a job description and will seek candidates to fill the vacancy to fill the vacancy in... Read more.
10/13/2015 - 11:58:45 AM
In the largest technology buyout ever, Dell Computer has agreed to buy EMC in Hopkinton for $67 billion. EMC has long been a strong force in Hopkinton and one of the state's largest companies employing 9,500 people. The impact locally won't be known for quite some time... Read more.
10/13/2015 - 11:50:25 AM
A 34 year old Medway woman was arrested by Milford Police after a call about an erratic driver. Desirea Phoutopolous of Holliston Street is charged with drunken driving, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, negligent operation, resisting arrest... Read more.
10/08/2015 - 03:17:24 PM
WMRC Daybreak Audio - A significant piece of legislation filed by Representative John Fernandes addresses the heroin-opiod crisis passed the house yesterday and now goes to senate. It deals with the drug Fentanyl. District Attorney Joe Early tells us more... Read more.
10/08/2015 - 02:51:58 PM
The Bellingham Planning Board will review the Bellingham Shores subdivision on Center and Cross Streets tonight. A pharmacy on Pulaski Boulevard and special town meeting articles for this month. Hopedale's special town meeting scheduled for next month has been moved... Read more.
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