Local News
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.
07/09/2015 - 10:32:21 AM
Silver Lake and the Jenks Reservoir in Bellingham will be chemically treated to control aquatic vegetation or weeds tomorrow. The lakes will be closed to all uses including, boating, swimming, and fishing. All these activities may resume of Saturday. Use of the water... Read more.
07/09/2015 - 10:03:08 AM
The state Supreme Judicial Court has struck down a Mendon bylaw that prohibited alcohol at a proposed strip club or adult entertainment business to be operated by the Funari's or show time entertainment. The Supreme Judicial Court clearly said the bylaw written by a... Read more.
07/08/2015 - 11:44:12 AM
The Medway design review committee and the planning and economic development board holds a meeting tonight to go over updated draft of design review guidelines. They will be completed this summer and implemented in the fall. The committee members want input from... Read more.
07/07/2015 - 10:39:36 AM
A medical marijuana cultivation facility in Medway could come to an industrial park on Mark Road near the Millis town line. A letter of support from the selectmen was approved on a unanimous vote last night and will be sent to the state department of public health for... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 12:34:01 PM
Theresa Corley left a local establishment, the Train Stop, in Franklin Massachusetts late on the night of December 4, 1978 and went with some others to the Presidential Arms Apartments on West Central Street (Route 140) in Franklin. She left the apartments where she had... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 10:26:46 AM
Milford Selectmen Will Kingkade will serve as the board's liaison to the personnel board. They work to refine the classification and compensation study that was rejected by Selectmen prior to the annual town meeting. Kingkade will also work with the finance committee on... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 10:03:29 AM
Medway Selectmen tonight will discuss hiring a consultant to assist with the proposed expansion of the execelon power plant on Summer Street. The board will accept a $17 thousand dollar donation from the friends of the Medway library. There will be a discussion about... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 09:53:21 AM
A Holliston man will be summoned to court by police in his town. He refused to turn on the utilities to a home he owns after a complaint from Daniel O'Rourke. He lives in Fiske Street. 28 year old Michael Geehan of the same address is charged with being a landlord... Read more.
07/02/2015 - 10:36:55 AM
A Milford man is facing charges following a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Beach and East Main Streets in Milford. 30 year old Segundo Celacaguana of 95 Congress Street is charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and... Read more.
07/02/2015 - 10:30:19 AM
Police in Franklin say the town is dealing with a major gas leak. It's a situation that's under control, but may take a few days to repair. The gas leak is along Forest Street which is closed to thru traffic from King Street to Stage Harbor. Franklin Police officers... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 12:35:12 PM
Milford Police were called to an apartment on Court Square yesterday for a disturbance. During the 911 call, yelling and a crying baby was heard in the background. 21 year old Hannolore Lagene and Yves Oville both from Court Square were charged with assault and battery... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 12:15:30 PM
The Bellingham DPW will be modifying well operations over the next few days as they take another step towards activation of the water filtration system. The Wrentham Road system is now in use for the first time in a month after it was redeveloped. Officials said the... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 11:51:17 AM
Mendon residents showed their support for the school system with Upton. They passed an override for $1.1 million dollars for the $31.8 million dollars new spending package. The final vote was 1,112 in favor and 893 opposed. Chairman of the school committee, Phil Dezutter... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 11:32:43 AM
Milford Police Officer, Rob Tusino, saved the life of a 51 year old woman last night. The woman last night over dosed on heroin at the La Quinta Inn on Beaver Street with the use of the drug Narcan. Narcan is available to all officers in their cruisers. The use of the... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 10:51:32 AM
A tractor trailer has overturned at Highland and Prentice Street in Holliston just after 10am this morning closing the streets indefinitely. It appeared to be carrying gravel but additional crews were called to assist clean-up after liquids were discovered leaking from... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 04:06:36 PM
Representative Jeff Roy of Franklin hosts a forum tonight on heroin and opioid issues facing his town and others. He said the goal is to establish a community coalition around the drug abuse and the successful model has involved the schools, police, medical... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 04:00:34 PM
Milford selectmen, on a unanimous vote, gave a warning to Prezo's Restaurant after they failed an alcohol compliance check last month. The owner said the bartender who served the police operative had been terminated. Chairman Brian Murray said over the years there has... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 03:55:25 PM
A new Milford teachers contract for the next three years has been approved by both the union and school committee. Chairman Mike Walsh told WMRC the educators will get a two percent pay increase in the first and second year and two and a half in the third year of the... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 03:52:42 PM
After three interviews last night, Milford selectmen hired Christopher Pilla of Marston Road in Whitinsville as the new town treasurer. Eight people applied for the position including four from Milford. Read more.
06/26/2015 - 01:53:19 PM
The Mendon Finance Committee recently elected Mike Merolli as the new chairman succeeding Chris Burke who is now a selectman. Brian Guzman will serve as vice chair. Chuck Scharnagle and former selectman Lawney Tinio were interviewed to fill an opening on the panel... Read more.
06/26/2015 - 01:49:27 PM
Road improvement work will be done soon on Cedar Street in Milford and Main Street near the hospital. Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli said the potholes that have been marked for fixing will be ground out and repaved. Read more.
06/25/2015 - 11:41:08 AM
The groundbreaking for the Mendon Taft Library project was held last night. The work on the library will begin right away. The Mendon library director, Andrew Jenrich, said even with all the electronic devices available and people's reading habits are changing. Jenrich... Read more.
06/25/2015 - 11:07:03 AM
Two payments in lieu of tax agreements will be negotiated by Mendon Selectmen for solar projects on Milford Street. The former Taft orchard property owned by the town and at the Miscoe Hill School after town meeting was approved last night. Both of the agreements with... Read more.
06/25/2015 - 10:55:20 AM
Stop And Shop and Hannaford's supermarkets will merge into one entity. This will create one of the largest supermarket chains in the country. Milford has both of the stores with Hannaford's on Medway Road and Stop And Shop in East Main Street. Read more.
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