Local News
06 / 13 / 2017
  - 06:14:57 AM
MILFORD - Milford residents will vote on allowing recreational marijuana retail shops to operate in town at a special town election in September. Milford Town Clerk Amy Nieves says residents can take a look at the sample ballot question, it’s on the town website, and is... Read more

06/12/2017 - 08:53:55 AM
FRANKLIN - By Local Town Pages - A free talk by a prominent expert on immigration, Jessica M. Vaughan from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), scheduled to be held Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3402 on Pond Street on May 18, was abruptly canceled when the... Read more.
06/12/2017 - 07:35:48 AM
On Monday, June 12th at 6:30 PM, the Woodland PTO will be sponsoring the presentation of the film Screenagers. This is a FREE event and will be held at Woodland Elementary School. This film explores the impact of screen time on kids & offers solutions on how we can... Read more.
06/08/2017 - 08:43:11 AM
Charles River Bank (CRB) is proud to announce the addition of Clinton McHoul as Vice President/Director of Financial Services. McHoul provides his clients with expertise in retirement planning, education funding, business continuity planning, investments and insurance... Read more.
06/08/2017 - 08:35:53 AM
The following is a list of the 286 members of the graduating class of 2017 from Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. Students and their vocational technical programs are grouped by hometown and listed alphabetically by last name. Membership in the... Read more.
06/08/2017 - 08:33:32 AM
A total of 286 graduates were honored at the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School commencement ceremony on June 1, 2017. Held inside the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, MA, the ceremony featured spirited addresses from several... Read more.
06/08/2017 - 07:32:43 AM
MILFORD - On the 29th of May at the special communication of Montgomery Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Brothers of Montgomery Lodge performed a public Empty Chair Degree. The Empty, or Vacant, Chair Degree is a public ceremony that dates back to 1875, after... Read more.
05/31/2017 - 06:44:07 AM
MILFORD - Milford Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre today announced that Mr. Joshua Otlin has been selected for the position of Milford High School principal. The position is currently held by Mrs. Carolyn Banach, who was recently appointed as the principal of... Read more.
05/30/2017 - 09:44:30 AM
MASSACHUSETTS - Lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan has drawn national attention to lead-containing water pipes, including here in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Water Works Association, in a letter sent to the Milford Water Company and throughout... Read more.
05/30/2017 - 09:41:02 AM
MASSACHUSETTS - The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will take up a number of bills this afternoon including one sponsored by State Representative Carolyn Dykema of Holliston which promotes safe driving by teenagers. Representative Dykema is... Read more.
05/30/2017 - 09:37:33 AM
FRANKLIN - A resolution aimed at upgrading the town of Franklin’s street lighting system was approved and moved along by Town Councilors. A project that could save taxpayers about 75-thousand dollars a year in electricity costs. The proposal would authorize the town to... Read more.
05/28/2017 - 08:36:07 PM
Information for Memorial Day celebrations and remembrances for local towns. Weather may affect services in your area. Please refer to you town website with updates. Read more.
05/24/2017 - 07:55:02 PM
HOLLISTON - Holliston residents deciding on three-contested races during the annual town election yesterday and voting in favor of a question, prohibiting the operation of marijuana retailers. Residents voting to return to the School Committee Stacey... Read more.
05/24/2017 - 07:51:45 PM
UPTON – Thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation, the pursuit of additional education and training will be a bit easier for four Blackstone Valley Tech seniors. Luke Emery of Hopedale, Tom Hawkins of Upton, Tom Morin of Mendon, and Tim Welch of Upton were awarded individual... Read more.
05/23/2017 - 11:54:15 AM
On Memorial Day, May 29th, the Brethren of Montgomery Lodge of Milford will be conducting the Empty Chair Degree after the town parade. This is one of the few rituals in Freemasonry that are shared with the public. Everyone is invited to attend and witness this solemn... Read more.
05/17/2017 - 04:53:30 PM
MILFORD - It’s that time of year again when we’re all reminded about the importance of seat belt use. The Milford Police Department, in partnership with the State’s Highway Safety Division and some 200-police departments across the state, are all taking... Read more.
05/17/2017 - 04:50:14 PM
MENDON - A new police station in Mendon was approved by voters during the Annual Town Election yesterday. By a 2-1 margin, Mendon residents approved the construction of a new Police Station at the site of the existing Fire Station building on Main... Read more.
05/17/2017 - 01:53:26 PM
FRANKLIN - Franklin Police gave an update on the search for a missing college student from Franklin earlier today, the search now moving through Day 4. Deputy Police Chief James Mill says the search on the Oak Street Extension side of the marsh in Franklin has been... Read more.
05/12/2017 - 01:04:52 PM
HOLLISTON - The Holliston Water Department is letting customers know that the town’s water system is not in compliance with the State’s drinking water standards as it relates to a couple of byproducts of the Chlorine disinfection process. This is NOT an emergency... Read more.
05/12/2017 - 12:46:54 PM
MILFORD - The push is on by parents to keep open the Milford Catholic Elementary School not just for next year, but for at least the next 3 to 5 years. Facing declining enrollment and the money needed to provide a quality education, The Chairman of the School Board, Mike... Read more.
05/12/2017 - 12:40:22 PM
FRANKLIN - The Town of Franklin is maintaining its strong Bond Rating at Double-A Plus according to the S & P Global Ratings which has determined the long-term rating on the town’s existing debt revealing the outlook for town is stable moving towards 2020. The Rating... Read more.
05/08/2017 - 06:14:44 PM
MILFORD - A Milford teenager was arraigned this morning after Milford Police responded to reports of a fight outside an apartment building on Green Street where two-men were stabbed, one of them has died of his wounds, the other is now fighting for his life. 19-year old... Read more.
05/08/2017 - 06:11:41 PM
MILFORD - The retail sales of recreational marijuana will be discussed tonight when the Milford Board of Selectmen meet and following the Planning Boards’ unanimous vote last week to move ahead with a proposed zoning amendment restricting where “Pot Shops” will be able to... Read more.
05/08/2017 - 06:09:06 PM
MEDWAY - Medway residents will have 49-articles to vote on tonight when the Annual Town Meeting gets underway. Among the articles requesting the most money will be article 13 from the Fire Department for self-contained breathing apparatus. The request is for 263... Read more.
05/05/2017 - 11:15:43 AM
MILFORD - The Milford woman who authorities believe was responsible for the death of a four-year old boy, who was it by a motor vehicle on Water Street in Milford on Easter Sunday, will be arraigned in Milford District Court this morning. 54-year old Melissa Knight is... Read more.
05/05/2017 - 11:09:44 AM
FRANKLIN - The town of Franklin will honor the father of public education in America with the unveiling of a statue bearing his likeness this weekend. Horace Mann was born in Franklin on May 4th, 1796. He was self-educated in the town using books supplied by Benjamin... Read more.
05/05/2017 - 11:03:39 AM
BELLINGHAM - A former Bellingham Selectman and resident of the town for more than 50-years will be honored on Saturday. Jerry Mayhew passed away in late December at the age of 80. A selectman for 21-years, having won election to the board six-times, he also served as a... Read more.
05/02/2017 - 06:35:23 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center recently honored the more than 500 volunteers who contribute their time and talents to support the patients and staff with a celebratory luncheon at the Hopedale Community House. The annual luncheon is an opportunity for department... Read more.
05/02/2017 - 06:30:31 PM
Ms. Carolyn Banach, Milford High School Principal, has accepted an offer to become the new principal at Framingham High School. Ms. Banach begins her new position in Framingham on July 1st. We want to wish Ms. Banach the very best in the future and thank her for the... Read more.
04/25/2017 - 06:44:02 AM
Schools in more than 150 cities and towns across the state tested water fixtures for lead and copper with 61-percent of the schools revealing lead and copper levels ”above” the action level. That triggers additional testing, education and treatment. As part of a... Read more.
04/25/2017 - 06:34:55 AM
BELLINGHAM - Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s Office, if you’re a Bellingham resident who wants to vote in next week’s Town Election, but will be out of town or you’re unable to get to the polls. Bellingham residents will be electing new... Read more.
04/20/2017 - 05:23:56 PM
FRANKLIN - A company which manufactures a solid “gel pack” that provides temperature control and protection for drugs and vaccines has opened up its’ new facility in Franklin. Cold Chain technologies was previously headquartered in Holliston designing, testing and... Read more.
04/20/2017 - 05:10:25 PM
WRENTHAM - Milford Police continue to conduct distracted driving traffic enforcement in a number of locations around town handing out several citations. Thanks to a state grant, like many towns, Milford is cracking down on drivers who have become distracted behind the... Read more.
04/19/2017 - 05:39:02 PM
MEDWAY - A Medway man entered a not guilty plea in Wrentham District Court yesterday where he was facing eight-charges for child pornography. 32-year old Michael Petrucci of 3 West Street is being held without bail. He’s accused of molesting and taking nude pictures of... Read more.
04/19/2017 - 05:24:19 PM
MILFORD - The on-going investigation into the fatal hit and run death of a young boy in Milford has led authorities to focus on finding two-other vehicles and the operators who were on Water Street late Sunday afternoon when four-year old Jonathan Loja was struck and... Read more.
04/19/2017 - 08:15:03 AM
BELLINGHAM - Hydrant flushing in Bellingham begins today. The crew will be starting in the Grove Street, Depot Street and Hartford Ave area working towards North Main and South Main Street. The flushing will be done during the daytime hours, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday... Read more.
04/18/2017 - 07:36:30 PM
FRANKLIN - We will know today how many of the approximately 24-thousand tainted cases will be dismissed as a result of the damage caused by a former state drug lab chemist and Franklin resident. Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying... Read more.
04/18/2017 - 07:32:56 PM
PRINCETON - A Worcester man is being held on ten-million dollars cash bail and charged with assault and attempted rape in connection with the death of Vanessa Marcotte, whose body was found in woods near the home she grew up in in Princeton last August. 31-year old Angelo C Read more.
04/12/2017 - 07:02:01 PM
MILFORD - The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) today announced this year’s Chamber and Community Award recipients. The awardees, which were selected based on their leadership, business acumen, entrepreneurship and community involvement, will be honored at the... Read more.
04/12/2017 - 04:40:27 PM
MILFORD - Milford Regional Medical Center received an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system. The Medical Center was one of 823 hospitals nationwide to... Read more.
04/12/2017 - 04:16:10 PM
FRANKLIN - The Legislative delegation that serves the town of Franklin will attend tonight’s meeting of the Franklin Town Council. State Senators Karen Spilka and Richard Ross, along with State Representative Jeffrey Roy, recently received a letter of congratulations... Read more.
04/12/2017 - 04:12:40 PM
Milford - A Milford resident called police early yesterday morning to report a break-in at his home and that he had just chased them out of his house. Milford Police were able to quickly arrest two Milford men, not far from the home, charging 38-year old Richard... Read more.
04/12/2017 - 08:32:10 AM
HOPKINTON - A vital link between Routes 85 and 135 in Hopkinton is now substantially complete and open for traffic serving as a by-pass and relief valve for Main Street and the congested downtown area. The Legacy Farms North road provides the foundation of the road... Read more.
04/12/2017 - 08:23:03 AM
The Committee on Marijuana, a legislative panel with the task of reviewing dozens of bills dealing with the regulation of recreational marijuana, held a public hearing in Shrewsbury last night. Among the questions posed to the lawmakers; what impact it would have on... Read more.
04/11/2017 - 09:35:00 AM
Elizabeth Giordano is a Wrentham, MA native who lost her life at the age of 24 in a fatal car accident caused by distracted driving in May of 2009. Whether she was waiting tables at the Colonial Blackington Inn and Café Assisi, attending classes at King Phillip Regional... Read more.
04/07/2017 - 01:35:44 PM
BOSTON - Two local lawmakers are supporting legislation that would commission a feasibility study to re-locate the Liberty Bell replica, which is currently situated on the front porch of the Massachusetts State House. Post 9-11 security measures around the grounds of... Read more.
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