Local News
08 / 17 / 2015
  - 11:21:30 AM
Blackstone Valley Tech School in Upton once again today is the first day of school in the area to resume classes after the summer vacation. Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick is beginning his 22nd year he said BVT has the state's longest school year calendar and the... Read more

08/17/2015 - 11:05:03 AM
Northbridge Selectmen meet tonight on a dog hearing for a canine owned by Kathy Heney of D Street. There have been three biting incidents with this dog. The third seriously injured a young boy. The Heney animal attacked another dog and when the young boy went to help his... Read more.
08/17/2015 - 10:46:22 AM
The Bellingham DPW continuously monitors water consumption and storage tank levels. They ask residents to be prudent with use of water during this weeks hot weather. Watering lawns and gardens during the sunniest and hottest part of the day is an inefficient use of... Read more.
08/12/2015 - 02:13:25 PM
Freshmen at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton report tomorrow for the annual barbecue for new students. Friday they have an orientation day and the first day of classes for all BVT students is Monday August 17th. ID badges are required for all students and staff... Read more.
08/12/2015 - 02:07:49 PM
The Milford Planning Board met last night but did not discuss the proposed concrete plant for East Main Street just beyond the Rte. 495 bridge. The site plan review has been postponed until a meeting on September 1st. The owner of the property is Fafard Real Estate... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:49:54 PM
Water system improvements continue to be made in Bellingham as the new treatment plant is put into service. Residents are reminded water use restrictions remain in place. Outside watering is allowed on your trash collection day only. No lawn sprinklers or automatic... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:27:54 PM
Mendon selectmen met recently with residents of the Crestview Drive area who were complaining about noise from the Mendon Twin Drive-in. Police Chief Ernie Horn said his department received a handful of complaints. Officers investigated and found no violations... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:15:01 PM
The investigation into a fatal fire in Mendon over the weekend continues by the state fire marshal's office. When firefighters arrived there was heavy smoke and flames pouring from the right side of the house and the front door was locked. Officer Chris Bettencourt... Read more.
08/06/2015 - 11:51:10 AM
A new Milford teacher contract has been finalized giving the educators a two percent pay hike in the first 2 years and 2 1/2 in the third year. Read more.
08/05/2015 - 10:19:59 AM
Lake Nipmuc in Mendon will be treated for nuisance aquatic vegetation on Monday. The beach will be closed and reopened next Tuesday. The water may not be used for drinking, cooking, irrigation, or watering of livestock until Sunday August 16th. Boating and fishing may... Read more.
08/05/2015 - 09:52:19 AM
Milford police arrested two people in connection with a continuing series of car break ins. Jonathon Cabral, 20, of Prospects Heights and 22 year old Zachary Grinnel of Irving Street in Millis are charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny under $250... Read more.
08/04/2015 - 12:38:06 PM
Mendon Selectmen last night endorsed a plan by public safety director Ernie Horn to have a canine unit. Officer Matt Pichel will be in charge of the unit. A $25 thousand dollar grant will be used to pay for the initial three years. Pichel will attend a 14 week training... Read more.
08/04/2015 - 12:30:48 PM
Milford police and EMTs responded to a call for a heroin overdose. The overdose happened last night at the McDonald's restaurant on South Main Street. The woman was in the bathroom and unconscious but breathing. Hypodermic needles were found at the business and removed... Read more.
07/31/2015 - 10:24:57 AM
A swat team was called to a home on Saddleback Hill Road in Bellingham last night after a man barricaded himself inside his house. He barricaded himself inside after a domestic dispute and threatened to injure himself. When the specialized team of officers arrived the... Read more.
07/30/2015 - 10:36:41 AM
The annual pan mass challenge bike ride for the Dana Farber Cancer Center Jimmy Fund is this weekend. A team of riders from the area willl participate from Sturbridge to Provincetown.Two of the volunteers are Mark Mann of Milford and Franklin Administrator Jeff Nutting... Read more.
07/29/2015 - 10:51:59 AM
Milford School committee member, Pat Holland, criticized past efforts to improve technology, He said Selectmen must step up and approve a recommendation to have an impartial state agency assist with needed improvements. Holland said after the loss of four IT directors in... Read more.
07/28/2015 - 12:22:35 PM
The former Milford National Bank office on Main Street across from the post office is officially up for sale. The price tag is $`750 thousand dollars for the one story building with parking and a basement. Two vaults used by the bank until they closed the office in May... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 11:39:36 AM
The Milford Godfrey Brook repair project is underway. The owner of property at 27 Westbrook Street. Hopedale selectman chairman, Sandra Biaghetti, has complained about what will be done to her property when a row of trees over the proposed culvert are removed. She has... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 10:46:44 AM
A committee in Bellingham that will discuss a proposal to have the town take control of the New England Country Club Golf Course. This would be in turn for approving zoning changes so a developer could build housing on the property. Under the plan, the town would take... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 10:23:09 AM
The Bellingham DPW will be activating the new Wrentham Road water filtration plant. This will change the water direction that has been flowing and will likely cause discolored water. This will probably be the worst in the southern end of town. The staff will be flushing... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 10:17:40 AM
Milford Police removed 16 teenagers from the Shadow Brook Quarry over the weekend. Everyone is advised that quarries are dangerous places to swim and that they are off limits especially with hot and humid weather predicted this week. No trespassing signs will be posted... Read more.
07/24/2015 - 10:45:02 AM
Milford tree warden Chuck Reneau told WMRC national grid crews will be in town for the next four to six weeks. They will be trimming tree limbs over important electric transmission lines and major feeder lines. Reneau said this work removes overhanging limbs that could... Read more.
07/24/2015 - 10:21:33 AM
Milford Police administrated the drug Narcan and saved their lives to a Milford man and a Mendon man who overdosed on Heroin earlier this week. The Nasmal Mist has been used several times in recent months with success although there have been some deaths from overdoses... Read more.
07/24/2015 - 09:31:55 AM
Milford School Committee members received a report on technology from superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay. Member of Milford School Committee, Paul Holland, criticizing the way IT directors have been hired calling the process flawed. He said something is wrong... Read more.
07/23/2015 - 11:10:50 AM
The Medway school system is accepting applications for substitute teachers for the new school year. Applicants must be a college graduate and at least 21 years old. A resume and references should be sent to the superintendent's office. Read more.
07/23/2015 - 10:35:20 AM
Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton has been highlighted for it's excellence in a national report. The school is listed as a leading example of what it takes to prepare students for the demands of college and the 21st century. The report credits Valley Tech as a key player... Read more.
07/23/2015 - 09:39:16 AM
Milford police will summon two men to court after an incident last night. The incident involves a possible drug over dose. Authorities received a call about a driver and said the car stopped with two men slumped over in the vehicle. The caller put his car in front of the... Read more.
07/22/2015 - 12:32:52 PM
The Uxbridge planning board meets tonight to review the seven lot Woodland park development. They will also review the Cobbler's Knoll project consisting of 51 single family homes on Chocolog Road. The Rogerson crossing subdivision will also be reviewed. It will contain... Read more.
07/22/2015 - 12:20:36 PM
Two Holliston residents were arrested at their home. 28 year old Michael Geehan and 33 year old James Perry both from Fiske Street are charged with breaking and entering. They were also charged with larceny of over $250 dollars. Malicious destruction of property and... Read more.
07/22/2015 - 11:33:22 AM
Former Milford Geriatric authority member, Phyliss Ahearn was recognized yesterday at a breakfast in her honor at the Countryside Health Care Center. She served 11 years and was not reappointed after Bill Buckley and Will Kinkade voted for Tara Kennelly instead of Ahearn... Read more.
07/20/2015 - 11:03:27 AM
Medway Selectmen tonight will discuss a possible charge for additional recycling carts. They will accept a grant for $30 thousand dollars concerning water infrastructure planning and technical assistance. A contract for nursing services will be finalized at a cost... Read more.
07/20/2015 - 10:19:13 AM
The Milford Portuguese Club Picnic ended with no problems. Just after one this morning Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC there were one thousand people in attendance for lunch and 12 thousand for dinner. There were no arrest or incidents just one 20 year old was taken... Read more.
07/20/2015 - 10:00:28 AM
A 14 year old boy was seriously injured when hit by a car yesterday afternoon. It happened in front of Oliva's Market on East Main Street. The boy was in and out of consciousness at the scene. He was taken to the hospital and a medical helicopter took to a Worcester... Read more.
07/17/2015 - 10:36:53 AM
A Worcester superior court judge has ordered that Dominic Cristino, 50, of Western Avenue remain behind bars after a dangerous hearing earlier this month. He will stay for at least another 120 days. Cristino faces a multitude of charges related to his own dispute with... Read more.
07/17/2015 - 10:21:06 AM
The Milford school committee meets Monday for a special session to discuss and review technology issues and how to move forward. Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay has been preparing a comprehensive report on all aspects of the issue. A recent report from consultant shows... Read more.
07/16/2015 - 10:55:23 AM
Real estate and personal property tax bills have been mailed by the office of tax collectors. Terry Dias told WMRC 10,248 bills were sent out. This represents a dollar commitment for the first and second quarters of the year totaling $29.4 million dollars. Read more.
07/16/2015 - 10:44:01 AM
The long awaited and much anticipated Godfrey Brook repair project in Milford is underway. It began on July 6th. Town engineer Vonnie Reis told WMRC initial work on a sewer pipe between Westbrook Street and West Walnut Street is now being done. The major portion of the... Read more.
07/16/2015 - 10:26:44 AM
A move by three communities, Hopedale, Bellingham, and Franklin for federal funding under the community development block grant program has proven successful with the award of $894 thousand dollars. Hopedale and Bellingham joined up a couple of years ago and received... Read more.
07/15/2015 - 11:52:13 AM
Veteran Milford town official and volunteer Phyliss Ahearn met with Selectmen this week. Ahearn express her dismay and concern at not being reappointed to the geriatric authority after 11 years of service. The vote was two to one with chairman Brian Murray supporting her... Read more.
07/15/2015 - 11:24:07 AM
Mendon Selectmen will be dealing with issues related to the operation of the drive in theater. This after complaints were lodged by residents of the Crest View Neighborhood. The major complaints are the noise from events including a recent concert, a Memorial Day weekend... Read more.
07/14/2015 - 04:35:16 PM
A new shopping plaza with two restaurants won approval last night from the Hopkinton Planning Board. It will be on West Main and Lumber Streets by Route 495 behind an existing plaza. The new complex will begin construction in the next month or so and take about a year... Read more.
07/14/2015 - 03:39:16 PM
Mendon Selectmen last night reviewed the State Supreme Court ruling from last week that told the board the town's bylaws prohibiting the sale of alcohol at the proposed strip club on Route 16 was unconstitutional and violated free speech rights. The board expects to get... Read more.
07/13/2015 - 11:37:26 AM
Mendon Selectmen tonight will discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling against the town. The ruling is concerning the proposed strip club liquor license and they will most likely decide how to proceed. The court said the towns bylaw prohibiting the issue of the permit was... Read more.
07/10/2015 - 12:09:20 PM
A 24 year old Northbridge Woman was killed in a two car accident on Route 140 Milford Street in Upton last night. Molly Anderson of Northbridge died at U-Mass Medical in Worcester. She was the driver of a vehicle and the other operator is listed as 63 year old Antonio... Read more.
07/10/2015 - 11:40:01 AM
The new state budget has funds included for local projects. Representative John Fernandes and Senator Ryan Fattman said yesterday the Milford Youth Center will get $50 thousand dollars, Hopedale will get $60 thousand dollars for public safety dispatch equipment and the... Read more.
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