Local News
08 / 15 / 2017
  - 08:18:05 PM
HOPKINTON - A Hopkinton man is facing several charges after leading Hopkinton Police on a short high speed chase early Saturday morning that only ended when the driver went down a dead-end road. 18-year old William Coles of 3 Penny Meadow Lane is charged with operating... Read more

08/15/2017 - 08:14:45 PM
HOPEDALE - The investigation of a reported shooting in Hopedale that turned out to be hoax is continuing today. Police in Hopedale and from a number of surrounding towns, including Milford and Mendon, responded to 44 Mendon Street Sunday night after a call from an... Read more.
08/15/2017 - 08:07:38 PM
FRANKLIN - The new Superintendent of Schools in Franklin says she was drawn to the town because of the school department, the community and opportunities available to students. Sara Ahern was invited to the recent Franklin Town Council meeting where she told councilors... Read more.
08/14/2017 - 08:11:06 PM
HOPEDALE - Hopedale Police and State Police responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Mendon Street late last night, however it’s been determined it was all a hoax. A 9-1-1 call, sometime around 10:30 last night, reported a 12-year old boy saying his mom shot... Read more.
08/14/2017 - 08:02:11 PM
HOLLISTON - The Holliston Police Department will welcome tomorrow a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission to begin examining various aspects of the department's policies and procedures as well as its operations and facilities. Holliston... Read more.
08/14/2017 - 07:58:26 PM
MILFORD - The State Department of Public Utilities officially announcing the postponement of a public hearing on the Milford Water Company's petition for a general rate increase. The D-P-U sending out the notice on Friday suspending the effective date of the proposed... Read more.
08/09/2017 - 03:06:50 PM
WHITINSVILLE - The Whitinsville Water Company is filing a petition with the Department of Public Utilities for a general rate increase which represents an overall hike of just over 25-percent. A typical residential customer in Whitinsville/Northbridge would see an... Read more.
08/09/2017 - 03:04:24 PM
MASSACHUSETTS - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says an additional 36-communities are now at moderate risk for the West Nile Virus bringing the total number of communities at moderate risk, to 59 across eight-counties. At this point no human cases of West... Read more.
08/09/2017 - 03:00:40 PM
BLACKSTONE - A Blackstone man is facing several drug charges after detectives executed a search warrant at the man's home early Monday morning. 38-year old Michael Pitler of Michelle Lane is being charged with two counts of possession of a Class “B” substance (Fentanyl)... Read more.
08/08/2017 - 05:59:45 PM
LOCAL TOWN PAGES - In a letter to Ashland families, School Superintendent Jim Adams explained, “In March, the School Committee considered a proposal brought forward by me, and officially passed a time range for Ashland Middle School and Ashland High School. The times were... Read more.
08/08/2017 - 04:19:16 PM
HOPEDALE - A Hopedale woman who volunteered to help transport nine cats from Sturbridge to Lynnfield Massachusetts, but never delivered the cats after taking possession of them, is now facing charges. Hopedale Police say as a result of the investigation, 27-year old... Read more.
08/08/2017 - 04:16:42 PM
UXBRIDGE - Uxbridge Police and Fire were dispatched to Elmwood Avenue last night for a report of a vehicle in the woods on fire. No one was injured. This was around 5:15 last night with Uxbridge firefighters putting out the fire and upon further investigation by police... Read more.
08/08/2017 - 04:14:18 PM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time they’ll consider the appointment of a Milford man as a special police officer. Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee says Brian Campbell has been employed for the past year as a public safety... Read more.
08/08/2017 - 04:10:44 PM
MILFORD - The Town of Milford is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Town Accountant whose responsible for developing and implementing the town's accounting system and procedures. Candidates need to send in a letter of intent, up to date resume and... Read more.
08/07/2017 - 03:59:14 PM
MEDWAY - Once again this week two crews will be out working along a stretch of Route 109 in Medway and motorists can expect delays. The Medway Transportation Improvement Project will have one crew continuing to install catch basins and connecting them to the main drain... Read more.
08/07/2017 - 03:52:16 PM
MILFORD - A Milford man is facing several serious charges after Milford Police responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment building on Cedar Street last night. 24-year old Melvin Vazquez is facing three-counts of assault and battery on a police officer, three... Read more.
08/04/2017 - 10:56:26 AM
MILFORD - The impact of Tuesday's storms are still being felt around the area. In Milford, as of last night, there was still water in the road on Maple Street by Waters Corporation where earlier in the day a Clinton man escaped injury after his car went off the road and... Read more.
08/04/2017 - 10:52:12 AM
HOPKINTON - Massachusetts State Police say a deadly wrong-way crash on Route 495 Northbound occurred around 5:40 this morning and at this time all-lanes are now open to traffic. Initially described as a multi-vehicle crash approaching Exit 22 the Mass Pike on Route 495... Read more.
08/04/2017 - 10:49:11 AM
FRANKLIN - The Franklin Police Department and the town’s Lifelong Community Learning Program are teaming up to offer a Citizen Police Academy, which is set to start in about a month. The purpose of the academy is to give residents a better understanding of what police... Read more.
08/04/2017 - 07:55:03 AM
MEDWAY - The contractor will continue installing catch basins and connecting them to the main drain line. A second crew will be doing full depth reclamation starting at Winthrop Street heading toward Pond Street. They will be grinding up the asphalt, grading and rolling... Read more.
08/03/2017 - 06:10:25 PM
MILFORD - Milford Police and rescue responding this morning to a report of a vehicle off the road on Maple Street. Shortly before 6:30 this morning, the vehicle went off the road on Maple Street at Beaver Street by Waters Corporation ending up in a swampy area so the... Read more.
08/03/2017 - 07:18:01 AM
MILFORD - As the Town of Milford continues to review the possible purchase of the Milford Water Company and while a hearing on a requested rate hike by the company before the Department of Public Utilities is about a month away, customers are being told the water... Read more.
08/03/2017 - 07:06:14 AM
MILFORD - The company that is undertaking a 20 million dollar construction project, known as the Milford Crossing Plaza, says two more retailers have agreed to switch plazas moving from just a mile away. According to the Worcester Business Journal, RD Management says T.J... Read more.
08/03/2017 - 07:02:19 AM
FRANKLIN - Franklin residents who may be interested in volunteering and serving on the newly established Cultural District Committee have until Monday to apply for the first round of appointments. The committee has been created to attract artists and cultural enterprises... Read more.
08/03/2017 - 06:56:21 AM
MILFORD - Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 2 in a surveillance trap set by Central Mass. Mosquito Control Program (CMMCP) in the southeast corner of town off Central Street. Working with the Milford Board of Health, spraying in the area is under... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 04:01:41 PM
MILFORD - Just two days left for any Milford resident who may be interested in filling a vacancy following the recent resignation of the town’s representative to the Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee. Arthur Morin has stepped down. Town Administrator Rick Villani... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:55:55 PM
FRANKLIN - Nomination papers will become available beginning this morning for the Biennial Town Election in Franklin. Town Clerk Teresa Burr says her office will have papers available for 21 town positions up for a vote in November. All nine town council seats and all... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:51:41 PM
STATE - A Whitman Republican will throw his hat in the ring tonight and challenge U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her seat in Congress in 2018. State Representative Geoff Diehl will formally launch his campaign tonight at six o’clock in his hometown of Whitman... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:41:02 PM
HOLLISTON and HOPKINTON - The Holliston and Hopkinton Police Departments are among a number of towns in the state taking part tonight in a nationwide event designed to build partnerships, strengthen relationships between neighbors and law enforcement and raise crime... Read more.
07/26/2017 - 11:25:49 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen has received notice from Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Superintendent Director/Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District of its desire to fill the vacancy occasioned by the recent resignation of Committee Member Arthur E... Read more.
07/25/2017 - 06:20:45 AM
MILFORD - In this paid part-time position, you will facilitate and monitor after-school programs for children and teens at the Milford Youth Center. The Milford Youth Center will also be opening up six part-time positions that will be utilized for the After School hours... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:12:25 AM
MILFORD - The former postmaster in Blackstone and Jefferson, Massachusetts is sentenced for stealing approximately 31-thousand dollars from the U.S. Postal Service. 36-year old Carlitos Molina was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester, to two-years of... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:10:34 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday night. The board is expected to discuss a retail Marijuana-proposed amendment/by-law and the vacancy the town now has on the Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee following the resignation of Arthur Morin... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:05:01 AM
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton residents have been without their Town Hall for more than three-months now and for the past few weeks there has been phone line issues. But as of yesterday, just after four o’clock in the afternoon, those problems have been resolved. All Hopkinton... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:01:35 AM
MILFORD - According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, the Milford Regional Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in information technology. The survey examined how hospitals throughout the country are leveraging IT... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:55:07 AM
MILFORD - Milford firefighters were called to a structure fire on Mechanic Street yesterday morning where, upon arrival, there was light smoke coming from the roof, at the rear of the house. A box was struck for a working fire at 18 and a half Mechanic Street at around... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:45:28 AM
HOPKINTON - A Hopkinton man has drowned in a lake in North Carolina. 69-year old Jerry Meldon was swimming at the end of a dock when authorities say he went under and did not resurface. The death has been ruled accidental by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office who... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:42:23 AM
MILFORD - The man wanted in connection with the death of another man early Sunday morning on North Bow Street in Milford was arrested in New Jersey on a warrant for aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 44-year old Jusselo Dos Reis was taken into... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:48:39 PM
MILFORD - Beginning this morning in the Milford Town Clerk’s Office, residents who will be physically unable to vote at your polling location on the day of a special town election in September to vote on a Marijuana Ban Ballot question can pick-up an absentee ballot... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:34:41 PM
HOPKINTON - A Hopkinton man is sentenced in federal court in Boston for evading federal income taxes and defrauding the state of millions of dollars in connection with the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. 56-year old Raza Ali pleaded guilty to one count of... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:08:17 PM
MILFORD - A Brazillian man, thought by Worcester County District Attorney's Office to have entered the United States illegally, is being sought in connection with the North Bow Street incident on Sunday morning in Milford where a body was discovered in a multi-family... Read more.
07/13/2017 - 06:06:20 AM
HOLLISTON - Holliston police along with State Police are investigating the cause of an accident that took the life of a Holliston teenager who died while riding his motorcycle. 19-year old Andrew Bennett was driving his bike Monday night around six o’clock when he... Read more.
07/12/2017 - 09:12:42 AM
NORTHBRIDGE - The investigation continues today into yesterday’s early morning fire at the Riverdale Mills Corporation in Northbridge. The State Fire Marshall’s office was at the scene on Riverdale Street and the initial investigation revealed no evidence that the cause... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:38:35 AM
NORTHBRIDGE - Firefighters were at the scene of an early morning fire at the Riverdale Mills complex in Northbridge as flames broke out around four o’clock this morning. Northbridge firefighters and crews from surrounding towns were able to knock down the flames before... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:36:16 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time the Town Manager will give the board an update on the new Town Hall location and how repairs are proceeding on the Hopkinton Town Hall. A water pipe burst on the third floor of the Town Hall and... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:31:13 AM
BELLINGHAM - The Town of Bellingham will once again be seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in the purchase and development of town-owned property, the former site of the Clara Macy Elementary School. This is the second request for proposals from... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:27:32 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Hopedale teenager is being charged following the report of a disturbance Sunday at the Rite Aid Pharmacy parking lot on Prospect Street in Milford. 19-year old Joseph Brigham is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. A call to Milford Police... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:24:12 PM
Bellingham - Bellingham Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives, assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, continue to investigate the drowning of a Rhode Island man at Lake Hiawatha in Bellingham on Tuesday. 42-year old Martin Armando Celado... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:20:56 PM
MASS - State Representative Brian Murray of Milford went before the Joint Committee on Education to testify in support of a bill to establish funds to provide for increases in English Language Learner programs in school districts across the state. Murray is the House... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:18:43 PM
UPTON - The Upton Department of Public Works will be holding a public hearing tonight on a water main replacement project. The Director of Public Works Vincent Roy says Upton residents are invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the Brooks Street water main... Read more.
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