Local News
03 / 19 / 2015
  - 02:55:05 PM
The basement of Mendon Town Hall will be renovated at a cost of $85 thousand. It will be used by the police department to get them out of the dilapidated trailers in the parking lot. The project will completely redo the area where the police were housed in the early... Read more

03/16/2015 - 04:49:07 PM
A 44 year old Bellingham man was apprehended by Hopedale Police disposing of some very bizarre and unusual items in a dumpster at Sacred Heart Church. Authorities said Christopher Walker of Box Pond Drive was observed dumping the material that turned out to be 25 gallons... Read more.
03/16/2015 - 04:42:36 PM
The Colella's Supermarket property on Main Street in Hopkinton has sold for $3.3 million. Cross Point Associates is the firm that made the purchase. They manage such stores as Hannaford's and Whole Foods. Read more.
03/16/2015 - 04:29:16 PM
The Mendon Upton School Committee holds a hearing tonight on the new budget of $31.8 million. Medway Selectmen tonight will approve a contract for a traffic study of the tri-valley design proposal in the amount of $9,500. Recommendations on warrant articles for the... Read more.
03/13/2015 - 10:50:35 AM
A 31 year old hopkinton man was arrested at his home yesterday by local, state and Connecticut State Police. Authorities executed a search warrant and apprehended Matthew Shuman of Walcott Street. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice as well as a criminal... Read more.
03/13/2015 - 10:01:37 AM
The last day for candidates in Hopedale's May election to take out papers is a week from today. Dan Iacovelli will run for selectmen. He is the only candidate so far. Selectmen Bob Burns will run for a new term on the Water and Sewer Commission. Lou Acrudi will run... Read more.
03/12/2015 - 02:39:28 PM
Mendon Selectmen are seeking bids for the renovations of the basement of town hall. A complete description of the work is available on the town's website. The budget for the project is close to $85 thousand. A mandatory pre-bid conference walk-thru will be held on... Read more.
03/10/2015 - 04:02:23 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Development Board tonight will review zoning bylaw amendments for the annual town meeting and schedule a public hearing. A streets program and draft policy will be discussed. The Upton Finance Committee meets tonight to review the new... Read more.
03/10/2015 - 03:23:38 PM
A call was received today at approximately 12 noon from a male party claiming threats of a bomb in the Franklin High School. Protocols were followed with appropriate Franklin Police and Franklin Fire personnel response, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 11:47:24 AM
Milford Police made a very significant drug arrest late last week that is sure to stem the flow of heroin into the area. Chef Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC his detectives worked with the office of District Attorney Joe Early's task force and Lowell Police to apprehend a 31... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 11:06:01 AM
The Town of Hopkinton and Holliston will use a grant they received to offer residents a clinician to help them deal with mental disabilities and emotional distress issues in the hope of keeping people out of the court system. The grant funded is good for three years. Read more.
03/09/2015 - 10:11:30 AM
Congratulations to Megan O'Donovan, a 7th grade student at Miscoe Hill Middle School in Mendon. Megan was awarded top honors by the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award this past Monday at the MURSD Committee Meeting. Megan was awarded not only the top middle... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 09:54:49 AM
New health insurance rates have been negotiated by the Milford Insurance Advisory Committee lead by temporary treasurer Kelly Capece. The rates are for health, dental and life insurance. Capece said Harvard Pilgrim wanted an increase of 24.5 percent. She said due to... Read more.
03/06/2015 - 02:58:02 PM
A Franklin man has been arrested in connection with a security breach this week at the Paramenter School in Franklin. 27 year old Christopher Pratt is charged with trespassing and disturbing a school assembly. He was buzzed into the building but walked down a hallway... Read more.
03/06/2015 - 02:50:16 PM
Medway Department of Public Service crews are working on a daily basis to address issues with roads that are directly attributable to the severe winter weather. Frost heaves and pot holes are prevalent all over town and these are being fixed as quickly as possible... Read more.
03/06/2015 - 02:44:29 PM
Holliston is looking for a new town administrator to succeed 30 year veteran Paul LeBeau who leaves at the end of June. Selectmen want a seasoned manager with strong leadership, organization and communication skills and someone who can direct, manage and facilitate a... Read more.
03/06/2015 - 02:36:36 PM
A house on Blackstone Street in Mendon was destroyed by fire last night and the owner is facing charges. The house had been in foreclosure. A man was taken into custody by police after he initially prevented firefighters from getting near the home. He had to be tased... Read more.
03/05/2015 - 04:37:32 PM
The State Supreme Judicial Court takes up the Mendon adult entertainment case today and will hear from attorney's for the Funaris who want to open a strip club but have been denied the important liquor license. A superior court ruled against the town on issues such as... Read more.
03/04/2015 - 09:48:13 AM
Franklin school officials have distributed a picture of a man who entered the Paramenter Elementary School without a security check and managed to walk down a hallway unchallenged until a teacher confronted the man. He left without incident. A letter went out to parents... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 04:08:16 PM
The Mendon Taft Library Committee meets tonight to get an update on fund raising, the budget including the status of $50 thousand for energy efficiency improvements and donation materials. A parent survey and the new budget will be discussed when the Uxbridge School... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 03:44:10 PM
Medway Selectmen will support a meals tax. The article will be on the annual town meeting warrant this spring. The funds, about $150 thousand a year, would be used to reduce the town's post retirement account liability. Some of the new revenue would go into the free... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 03:38:39 PM
Millis Police are investigating an incident overnight during which a man was badly beaten. A woman called police saying that her friends was being attacked by four people at the corner of Main and Milliron Streets. The victim was med-flighted to a hospital with... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 02:45:30 PM
The Mendon Upton School Committee last night decided not to pursue having a joint town meeting for the school budget. Superintendent Doctor Joe Maruszczak had told WMRC he was opposed to the idea because it would be contentious and detrimental to future cooperation... Read more.
03/02/2015 - 12:27:59 PM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will open a special town meeting warrant. The session will be held on March 31st. Bellingham Selectmen meet tonight to make an appointment to the High School Principal Search Committee. Resumes are being sought and an appointment will be made... Read more.
02/28/2015 - 09:25:38 AM
The major renovations at the Milford Youth Center is underway and is on schedule. Chairman of the Building Committee, Selectman Brian Murray took WMRC's Ed Thompson on a tour Thursday and lots of work is being done on all three floors. The building is pretty much gutted... Read more.
02/25/2015 - 04:04:39 PM
The Franklin School Committee last night adopted a policy whereby principals may accept memorial donations in honor of a deceased student other than a scholarship. The policy was accepted on a unanimous vote. Member Trevor Clement was a vocal opponent of the policy... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:49:08 PM
The Franklin School Committee tonight will discuss the Park Test with Joyce Edwards and a district improvement plan. Snow day make up days will also be reviewed.

Bellingham's new budget is being put at $33.8 million for the next fiscal year. The schools will need... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:31:59 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Franklin School Committee recently discussed a policy for lasting memorials to students who have died. Under the agreement the district would accept memorial contributions other than scholarships if the principal agrees. Member Trevor Clement said... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:10:15 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford Selectmen discussed the decision by the Milford National Bank to close its Main Street office in May and how it's an insult to businesses and the continuing effort by the board to revitalize the business district... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:04:25 PM
The chairman of the Blackstone Valley School Committee, Joe Hall, told WMRC yesterday that he will seek a seat on the board of selectmen in Bellingham this spring. He took out papers for the position yesterday. He ran for state representative last fall against incumbent... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 04:45:13 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight mill award the contract for a new sound system for upper town hall to Ad-Tech at a cost of $27,477. $50 thousand was appropriated for the purchase. Administrator Rick Villani worked with town engineer Vonnie Reis and Finance Committee Member... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 04:27:11 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Mendon parent and school department critic Mike Watson continues his battle after he alleged Superintendent Dr. Joe Murscheck assaulted him last week at a meeting with a cardboard folder. Upton Police Chief Mike Bradley told WMRC he assigned a detective... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 03:57:20 PM
WMRC-First Class Radio is proud to announce that Frank & Wendy Saba have been selected as the recipient(s) of the 2015 Butch Moore “You Touched Upon My Life” Award. Butch Moore was a local singing legend that toured throughout Ireland, Europe, and the United States... Read more.
02/20/2015 - 10:38:42 AM
It has been a year of transition at New Hope, Inc. – the Attleboro-based nonprofit specializing in support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence – but February marks a new chapter in the storied agency’s history. Board President Patricia Barr announced a unanimous... Read more.
02/20/2015 - 10:10:42 AM
During 2014, the Medway Business Council became aware of several instances of challenges that some local businesses and proposed building projects had navigating the Town of Medway’s design review process. In an effort to strengthen communication between town officials... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 04:01:40 PM
Mending Upton School Business Manager Jay Beyer has answered parent Mike Watson, who has been sharply critical of the handling of the budget in the past and this year. Beyer said Watson used incorrect information and misrepresented the facts which is wrong to do. In... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 03:54:52 PM
The Jefferson Estates apartment complex in Bellingham evacuated on of their buildings yesterday after frozen pipes burst. 200 people were displaced. A sprinkler pipe burst flooding three floors and damaging 52 apartments. Officials said all utilities, gas, electric and... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 03:45:29 PM
Milford Selectmen are in favor of creating a finance department to be led by Accountant Zack Taylor. The concept goes to town meeting in May and then the state legislature. Town Council Member Gerry Moody drafted the document that, if approved, will allow for the...
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02/17/2015 - 01:39:43 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A Valentine's Day domestic dispute involving Hopkinton residents led to a violent shooting in broad daylight at The Holiday Inn Express in Milford on Saturday. Thomas Coburn III, 51, of Briarcliff Drive, fired several shots at Christian Nealon, of... Read more.
02/17/2015 - 01:35:06 PM
Today is the deadline for candidates for town wide office and town meeting members in Milford to return their nomination papers to Town Clerk Amy Neves. Friday was the last day to obtain papers and no one did. Papers must be returned by five today to get on the ballot... Read more.
02/17/2015 - 01:29:43 PM
Mendon Selectmen Chairman Mike Goddard will not run for reelection in the spring. He has served his position since 2010. Nomination papers for the May election become available in the Office of the Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko on Wednesday. Read more.
02/15/2015 - 05:57:01 PM
WMRC has learned that one of the men involved in the Valentine's Day shooting at The Holiday Inn Express in Milford is dead. Thomas Coburn III of Hopkinton was pronounced dead on the scene after an argument with Christian Nealon, also of Hopkinton, ended in shots being... Read more.
02/14/2015 - 04:50:02 PM
This new storm that started this afternoon is going to be a strong one. Not so much for accumulation, although we can expect anywhere from 8 to 12 inches, but for the high winds we'll see starting later Saturday evening. Steady snowfall this evening will make for... Read more.
02/14/2015 - 12:06:36 PM
Early on Saturday morning police were called to the Holiday Inn Express in Milford where a double shooting was reported. Sources tell WMRC that a lover's quarrel was the cause of the shooting. Allegedly a man confronted his significant other after learning that she was... Read more.
02/13/2015 - 03:11:20 PM
An Upton resident, Michelle Goodwin, is asking the regional school committee to explore the feasibility of expanding the two town district to include Uxbridge, Hopedale and Northbridge in the wake of massive budget increases being requested for next year. Goodwin said... Read more.
02/13/2015 - 03:06:38 PM
A 21 year old Milford man was arrested overnight by Milford Police. Quinn Moran of Spruce Street is charged with home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Authorities said a man was stabbed. Police searched an area around Princeton Drive... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:47:16 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Franklin Department of Public Works is educating residents about new trash and recycling regulations that go into effect in July regarding placing trash in recycling bins. It's against the law and communities found doing it will pay the price. Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:36:52 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A Mendon resident, Mike Watson, continues to express concern over build-ups of snow and ice on school roofs. He said in 2011, officials failed to tell the truth about the amount of snow saying it was six inches when after an inspection it turned out to... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:08:47 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Upton and Hopedale officials have agreed to a new contract whereby Upton provides safety dispatch services. The new three year agreement goes into effect in July. The town currently pays $18 thousand a year for the service and the increase will bring... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 03:56:20 PM
The Mendon Finance Committee met last night as they continue to create the new budget for fiscal year 2016. At the present time, the shortfall is $141 thousand plus another $250 thousand for snow and ice. This does not touch requests being made by department heads... Read more.
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