Local News
06 / 23 / 2015
  - 09:48:50 AM
A large portion of Massachusetts, including the Greater Milford Area, is bracing for what petrologists are calling a "significant severe weather event" that is supposed to hit our area this afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail, severe thunderstorms and rain and... Read more

06/23/2015 - 09:48:02 AM
Amy Leone of Hopedale has been named an unsung heroine by the state commission on the status of women. Representative John Fernandes nominated Leone for the honor because of her work as a mental health counselor, her many humanitarian affiliations, and her endeavors on... Read more.
06/22/2015 - 10:23:21 AM
The second Mendon-Upton school override vote in Mendon is about a week away. The school committee wants the total 31.8 million dollar package for next year. The chairman Phil Dezutter told WMRC that he and his colleagues respect the recent negative vote by Mendon... Read more.
06/22/2015 - 10:08:41 AM
A proposed Village Center District for Mendon will be discussed by the planning board tonight. The board anticipates that development and redevelopment will take place on smaller lots of different ownership. The board also anticipates that there may be opportunities for... Read more.
06/19/2015 - 11:26:24 AM
Exciting times are in store this year as Charles River Bank (CRB), founded September 7, 1915 as Medway Co-operative Bank, celebrates 100 years of service to local communities. Beginning this spring and continuing through early fall, the bank will have special events and... Read more.
06/19/2015 - 11:14:03 AM
Today, Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) launched the Stop Addiction In Its Tracks public awareness campaign to educate parents about the warning signs of opioid misuse as part of the Commonwealth’s preventative strategy and... Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:48:57 PM
Kennedy-Donovan Center in Milford is in need of a Weekend Overnight/In Home Respite Provider. You would need to be able to provide overnight care within your own home for a 13 year old boy with autism. A minimum of two Saturdays per month are needed. Other overnights... Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:34:57 PM
Beautify Uxbridge will be entering into their 10th year of planting flowers in various areas within their community. They are always in need of volunteers to help maintain these areas. This includes primarily the watering of various flower pots. Read more.
06/18/2015 - 09:23:08 AM
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising events again in 2015. Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand... Read more.
06/17/2015 - 11:39:11 AM
Mendon firefighters battled a fire on George Street last night. The Norman Cox barn was destroyed and burnt to the ground. The flames and smoke billowed into the air for quite some time until the blaze was brought under control. The old barn caved in due to the fire... Read more.
06/17/2015 - 11:12:58 AM
The five day Fourth of July celebration in Franklin is all set to go. It will feature entertainment, specialty foods, carnival rides and a laser light show. Although the popular parade will be missing this year. Officials said it has been canceled because of the ongoing... Read more.
06/16/2015 - 10:34:31 AM
Milford selectmen made their annual appointments and reappointments last night. The only one not getting approval was former administrator, Phyliss Ahearn, who served on the Geriatric Authority. Read more.
06/15/2015 - 04:03:28 PM
Milford Police recently conducted alcohol compliance checks on 42 businesses licensed to sell alcohol. This included restaurants and package stores. Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin said Prezo's on East Main Street failed and served a beer to the undercover operative without... Read more.
06/15/2015 - 03:50:27 PM
Two huge, 120 foot long propane tank trucks are parked on Park and Congress Streets in Milford and have been since yesterday when the drivers were unable to make safe turns to get the tanks to the Grafton and Upton Railroad Yard in Hopedale. Police Chief Ti O'Loughlin... Read more.
06/11/2015 - 03:03:31 PM
Milford Police received several reports of car break ins yesterday. The incidents occurred on Cedar, Eben, High, Haven and Spruce Streets and Caroline Drive. Money, jewelry, a GPS, sunglasses, a laptop, briefcase and checkbooks were stolen. Residents are reminded to... Read more.
06/11/2015 - 02:55:52 PM
A hearing will be held in Medway tonight on the proposed Exelon Electric Generating Facility to be located on a ten acre site on Summer Street. If approved the facility would begin operations in 2018. The state siting board is holding the hearing to gather input on the... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 03:17:37 PM
Milford teachers, administrators and the entire staff, as well as the students, are being challenged to take a break from electronics from 7pm on June 16th to 7am the following day. It was the idea of Nursing Director Judy Dagnese. All devices such as cell phones... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 03:01:32 PM
Milford School Committee Chairman Mike Walsh told WMRC yesterday that he will continue to look into the incident at the high school involving graduating seniors who roamed the hallways and classrooms causing a disturbance and damage as outlined by member Scott Harrison... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 02:57:18 PM
A 54 year old man, who is a convicted arsonist, was arrested by Milford Police yesterday. John Wylie of Prospect Street was picked up on a warrant issued by the Worcester Superior Court Probation Department originating from the original charges of arson, breaking and... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:44:34 AM
The Milford Public Schools Summer Reading Committee will be distributing summer reading materials this week at all district schools. Milford Public School students, grades PreK-12, are required to participate in the summer reading program. Students in grades PreK-4... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:31:11 AM
The Mendon Upton School Committee meets tonight to review the current budget and discuss school choice projections for the next year. In other business members will review the new $31.8 million budget. Mendon Selectmen meet this evening to hold a hearing on a request... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:21:54 AM
Six Milford High School students and four chaperones are in China for a continuation of the foreign exchange program. Assistant Superintendent Doctor Kevin McIntyre is leading the group. They left Friday, landing in Beijing after a 13 hour flight. McIntyre said they... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:01:21 AM
Milford Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin visited Ed Thompson on Daybreak Monday morning to discuss a number of topics including Sunday's house fire in Milford and the recent windshief wiper law. Read more.
06/08/2015 - 09:40:10 AM
A fire at a home on Oliver Court in Milford was destroyed yesterday. The fire broke out around 9:20pm and was quickly reported by several calls to police. Authorities reported heavy fire coming from the garage and the house itself. Crews from Hopedale, Franklin... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 03:11:14 PM
Watering with Automatic Sprinklers is only allowed on your trash collection day between the hours 5 PM and 9AM. Handheld hose watering allowed at any time. Lawn Sprinklers and Automatic Irrigation System are allowed only on your trash collection day and only between... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 02:42:29 PM
Students at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton have the option to take four years of Spanish. Academic electives have been a major focus in recent years as part of the world language program. Over the past five years the program has introduced a placement exam for incoming... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 02:03:31 PM
The end of the fiscal year is a few weeks away and so far town departments in Milford have spent $66.3 million of the $87.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015. The schools have used $31.2 million of their $42.7 million appropriation. Public safety, $8 million of the... Read more.
06/02/2015 - 01:28:06 PM
A few months ago WMRC was contacted by a local charity that was raising money for a local child suffering from Leukemia as well as an anonomous family who was dealing with a similar situation. Fund raising events were planned by A 2nd Chance, a local organization who... Read more.
06/01/2015 - 12:10:08 PM
The Hopedale Memorial Elementary School Student Council will be collecting non-perishable food donations from May 26 – June 18. Donations will benefit Hopedale School District families over the summer who are experiencing financial hardship. Donations may be dropped in... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 12:10:04 PM
A $100 donation was made by the ERA Key Realty Milford office for the people of Nepal who have recently been struck by an epic earthquake. The death toll reached just over 7,000 people, a huge number of people in a country of just 28 million. They made the donation... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 11:22:29 AM
Milford Police and Rescue responded to a call stating that a 2 year old boy had fallen out of a second story window. This happened at a home on Whitney Street at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. According to the Milford Police log, the 2 year old fell about 20 feet out... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 11:09:51 AM
An Uxbridge man, a level 3 sex offender and big lottery winner, is scheduled to appear in Worcester Superior Court today. He's accused of child rape among other connected charges. 62 year old Daniel Snay is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 10:48:54 AM
The plan to run a high pressure natural gas pipeline through the towns of Franklin, Bellingham and Medway has been withdrawn for now. The announcement from the Spectra Energy Company, which owns the Algonquin Transmission Pipeline, came yesterday, hours before a state... Read more.
05/27/2015 - 11:38:39 AM
A town meeting is set for tonight in Bellingham when residents will decide on 26 articles that are on the town warrant. Among the bigger money issues is a request for money to fund a portion of the roof repair project for the South Elementary School. A project that the... Read more.
05/27/2015 - 11:25:38 AM
Residents of Franklin, Bellingham and Medway will have the opportunity again tonight to express their concerns about a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline that would run through those towns. Spectra Energy is seeking to transport gas from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... Read more.
05/26/2015 - 03:30:26 PM
Two Franklin residents will be summonsed to court by Milford Police. Vanessa Sullivan, 18, of Sunset Road and Catherine Myers, 18, of Stone Ridge Road are accused of shoplifting. A 26 year old Milford resident was arrested in Holliston. Bernard Desouza of Water Street... Read more.
05/26/2015 - 03:17:46 PM
Funds to pay off winter storm bills was ok'd by town councilors in Franklin at a meeting last week. The Upton Planning Board will hold a hearing tonight on proposed modifications to the Cross Winds subdivision. Uxbridge Selectmen tonight will discuss property on Sutton... Read more.
05/26/2015 - 02:45:17 PM
Milford Selectmen Will Kingkade will meet with residents tomorrow night at 6:30 in town hall for constituent office hours. This is an opportunity to ask questions or express concerns about issues on a one on one basis with Kingkade. No appointment is needed. Will said... Read more.
05/26/2015 - 02:40:41 PM
Mendon Selectmen will consider awarding an all alcoholic liquor license to Southwick's Zoo at a meeting next month. A hearing will be held. Also, the General Store on Hastings Street is seeking a beer and wine license. Read more.
05/26/2015 - 02:10:15 PM
Faith Community Church’s Student Mission Team is hosting a huge Garage Sale/Plant Sale/Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, from 8am - 2pm at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards this summer’s... Read more.
05/26/2015 - 01:20:01 PM
Mendon Selectman Rich Scofield does his homework and thoroughly researches all scenarios and will make a comprehensive presentation to his colleagues tonight regarding the town's options on the school override and funding the $1.1 million required. Scofield emphasized to... Read more.
05/21/2015 - 10:08:20 AM
The Milford Godfrey Brook Repair Project received a financial boost from the state yesterday in the form of $250 thousand. Town meeting okayed the expenditure of funds this week at town meeting in the amount of $1.8 million. A grant for $800 thousand has been approved... Read more.
05/20/2015 - 11:11:19 AM
The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Captain Elizabeth Laquidara. Capt. Laquidara was born in Milford to Susan Arena and Pat Laquidara. She later graduated from Hopedale High School in 2001 and UMass Amherst in 2005. In 2006, she joined the United States Marine Corp... Read more.
05/20/2015 - 10:08:11 AM
At approximately 7:00am this morning, a Middle School East student was approached by a male with scruffy facial hair. He was wearing blue clothes and a red baseball cap. He was driving a brown, oversized pick-up truck with a yellow sign on the side. The student, out... Read more.
05/19/2015 - 04:38:52 PM
A 24 year old Milford woman was arrested by Milford Police yesterday on prostitution charges. Janna Tardif of Fountain Street is charged with sexual conduct for a fee and conspiracy. She was advertising on websites and met with an undercover officer where she agreed to... Read more.
05/19/2015 - 04:21:59 PM
Upton residents yesterday approved the Mendon Upton school override by a vote of 1,015 to 761. A difference of 254 votes. 36 percent of the town's residents cast a ballot on the important issue. Mendon defeated the question last week. The school committee meets... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 03:15:28 PM
The Holliston Business Association and the Holliston Arts Council in coordination with the Spring Festival is thrilled to bring you the first annual Holliston Porchfest 2015. All across the country, communities have been gathering to hear live music in their local... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 02:57:50 PM
There was a fatal accident on Route 495 in Hopkinton early early today near the Milford town line. Two people were arguing in a car and the driver pulled over to the left side of the highway. A man got out of the passenger side and was hit by a tractor trailer truck... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 02:46:32 PM
The new state budget includes funds for projects in three area towns. Representative John Fernandes told WMRC yesterday the Milford Youth Center renovation project will get $50 thousand. A similar amount was approved for improvements to Fino Field. Fernandes said... Read more.
05/13/2015 - 02:35:52 PM
Mendon's finance committee chairman Chris Burke defeated Chuck Scarnagle for a three year selectman's seat yesterday by a vote of 686 to 538. Burke told WMRC he is excited to take on his new role and will work hard to improve the town. He said he is disappointed the... Read more.
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