Local News
08 / 03 / 2017
  - 07:02:19 AM
FRANKLIN - Franklin residents who may be interested in volunteering and serving on the newly established Cultural District Committee have until Monday to apply for the first round of appointments. The committee has been created to attract artists and cultural enterprises... Read more

08/03/2017 - 06:56:21 AM
MILFORD - Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 2 in a surveillance trap set by Central Mass. Mosquito Control Program (CMMCP) in the southeast corner of town off Central Street. Working with the Milford Board of Health, spraying in the area is under... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 04:01:41 PM
MILFORD - Just two days left for any Milford resident who may be interested in filling a vacancy following the recent resignation of the town’s representative to the Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee. Arthur Morin has stepped down. Town Administrator Rick Villani... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:55:55 PM
FRANKLIN - Nomination papers will become available beginning this morning for the Biennial Town Election in Franklin. Town Clerk Teresa Burr says her office will have papers available for 21 town positions up for a vote in November. All nine town council seats and all... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:51:41 PM
STATE - A Whitman Republican will throw his hat in the ring tonight and challenge U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her seat in Congress in 2018. State Representative Geoff Diehl will formally launch his campaign tonight at six o’clock in his hometown of Whitman... Read more.
08/01/2017 - 03:41:02 PM
HOLLISTON and HOPKINTON - The Holliston and Hopkinton Police Departments are among a number of towns in the state taking part tonight in a nationwide event designed to build partnerships, strengthen relationships between neighbors and law enforcement and raise crime... Read more.
07/26/2017 - 11:25:49 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen has received notice from Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Superintendent Director/Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District of its desire to fill the vacancy occasioned by the recent resignation of Committee Member Arthur E... Read more.
07/25/2017 - 06:20:45 AM
MILFORD - In this paid part-time position, you will facilitate and monitor after-school programs for children and teens at the Milford Youth Center. The Milford Youth Center will also be opening up six part-time positions that will be utilized for the After School hours... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:12:25 AM
MILFORD - The former postmaster in Blackstone and Jefferson, Massachusetts is sentenced for stealing approximately 31-thousand dollars from the U.S. Postal Service. 36-year old Carlitos Molina was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester, to two-years of... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:10:34 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday night. The board is expected to discuss a retail Marijuana-proposed amendment/by-law and the vacancy the town now has on the Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee following the resignation of Arthur Morin... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:05:01 AM
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton residents have been without their Town Hall for more than three-months now and for the past few weeks there has been phone line issues. But as of yesterday, just after four o’clock in the afternoon, those problems have been resolved. All Hopkinton... Read more.
07/21/2017 - 08:01:35 AM
MILFORD - According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, the Milford Regional Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in information technology. The survey examined how hospitals throughout the country are leveraging IT... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:55:07 AM
MILFORD - Milford firefighters were called to a structure fire on Mechanic Street yesterday morning where, upon arrival, there was light smoke coming from the roof, at the rear of the house. A box was struck for a working fire at 18 and a half Mechanic Street at around... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:45:28 AM
HOPKINTON - A Hopkinton man has drowned in a lake in North Carolina. 69-year old Jerry Meldon was swimming at the end of a dock when authorities say he went under and did not resurface. The death has been ruled accidental by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office who... Read more.
07/19/2017 - 07:42:23 AM
MILFORD - The man wanted in connection with the death of another man early Sunday morning on North Bow Street in Milford was arrested in New Jersey on a warrant for aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 44-year old Jusselo Dos Reis was taken into... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:48:39 PM
MILFORD - Beginning this morning in the Milford Town Clerk’s Office, residents who will be physically unable to vote at your polling location on the day of a special town election in September to vote on a Marijuana Ban Ballot question can pick-up an absentee ballot... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:34:41 PM
HOPKINTON - A Hopkinton man is sentenced in federal court in Boston for evading federal income taxes and defrauding the state of millions of dollars in connection with the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. 56-year old Raza Ali pleaded guilty to one count of... Read more.
07/17/2017 - 03:08:17 PM
MILFORD - A Brazillian man, thought by Worcester County District Attorney's Office to have entered the United States illegally, is being sought in connection with the North Bow Street incident on Sunday morning in Milford where a body was discovered in a multi-family... Read more.
07/13/2017 - 06:06:20 AM
HOLLISTON - Holliston police along with State Police are investigating the cause of an accident that took the life of a Holliston teenager who died while riding his motorcycle. 19-year old Andrew Bennett was driving his bike Monday night around six o’clock when he... Read more.
07/12/2017 - 09:12:42 AM
NORTHBRIDGE - The investigation continues today into yesterday’s early morning fire at the Riverdale Mills Corporation in Northbridge. The State Fire Marshall’s office was at the scene on Riverdale Street and the initial investigation revealed no evidence that the cause... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:38:35 AM
NORTHBRIDGE - Firefighters were at the scene of an early morning fire at the Riverdale Mills complex in Northbridge as flames broke out around four o’clock this morning. Northbridge firefighters and crews from surrounding towns were able to knock down the flames before... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:36:16 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time the Town Manager will give the board an update on the new Town Hall location and how repairs are proceeding on the Hopkinton Town Hall. A water pipe burst on the third floor of the Town Hall and... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:31:13 AM
BELLINGHAM - The Town of Bellingham will once again be seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in the purchase and development of town-owned property, the former site of the Clara Macy Elementary School. This is the second request for proposals from... Read more.
07/11/2017 - 11:27:32 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Hopedale teenager is being charged following the report of a disturbance Sunday at the Rite Aid Pharmacy parking lot on Prospect Street in Milford. 19-year old Joseph Brigham is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. A call to Milford Police... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:24:12 PM
Bellingham - Bellingham Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives, assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, continue to investigate the drowning of a Rhode Island man at Lake Hiawatha in Bellingham on Tuesday. 42-year old Martin Armando Celado... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:20:56 PM
MASS - State Representative Brian Murray of Milford went before the Joint Committee on Education to testify in support of a bill to establish funds to provide for increases in English Language Learner programs in school districts across the state. Murray is the House... Read more.
07/06/2017 - 05:18:43 PM
UPTON - The Upton Department of Public Works will be holding a public hearing tonight on a water main replacement project. The Director of Public Works Vincent Roy says Upton residents are invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the Brooks Street water main... Read more.
06/29/2017 - 11:37:30 AM
MEDWAY - The Medway Board of Selectmen is reversing an earlier decision to charge residents 50 dollars for extra recycling carts. Medway is entering into a new contract with Waste Management for the 2018 fiscal year and is faced with 100 thousand dollars in new charges... Read more.
06/29/2017 - 11:33:43 AM
FRANKLIN - The Town of Franklin has released its latest Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI), which reveals the percentage of its housing stock, considered to be affordable by the state, is now at almost 12-percent. Franklin Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting says as long... Read more.
06/28/2017 - 03:29:40 PM
BELLINGHAM - Care and Relationship Development Ann Sherry and Assistant Vice President/Bellingham Branch Officer Michael Tuite presented Bellingham Board of Selectman Chairman Mike Soter and Town Administrator Denis Fraine with a donation of $1,000 to help offset some of... Read more.
06/28/2017 - 02:26:22 PM
MILFORD - Deadline to License your Dogs in Milford is June 30th by 5pm in the Town Clerk’s Office. Male & Female Dogs are $25. Spayed & Neutered Dogs are $6. AFTER Friday there will be an additional $10 late fee to license your dogs. Male & Female Dogs will be $35... Read more.
06/28/2017 - 02:09:57 PM
FRANKLIN - Franklin Police say a man and a woman, both from Franklin, have been identified as taking part in a robbery of a convenience store on Summer Street. A panic alarm at the DB Mart was hit Monday night with the store clerk telling police the store was robbed by two Read more.
06/28/2017 - 02:04:10 PM
MILORD - A public meeting will be held tonight in Milford giving residents a chance to go over information town officials have now released about the possible purchase of the Milford Water Company. The Milford Board of Selectmen continue to analyze the benefits of... Read more.
06/28/2017 - 06:36:47 AM
MILFORD - After years of troubling water issues, the Town of Milford made an investment in studying the benefits of purchasing the privately owned Milford Water Company (MWC). The goal was to understand the financial and administrative feasibility of owning and operating... Read more.
06/28/2017 - 06:08:19 AM
HOPEDALE - Due to usage exceeding the departments pumping capability and our storage tank at critically low levels, the Hopedale Water Department is forced to implement a stage 3 water restriction. No outside watering will be allowed between 9am and 5pm. During all other... Read more.
06/27/2017 - 12:49:37 PM
Local Town Pages - Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project personnel will be in Holliston on the following dates to investigate residents’ complaints about mosquitos: July 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26... Read more.
06/27/2017 - 12:29:10 PM
MILFORD - Milford Police and Fire departments, along with State and Hazmat officials, responded to a home on Columbus Avenue Saturday night where they believed there was possible dangerous materials located in the home. Columbus Avenue was shut down to all traffic as the... Read more.
06/26/2017 - 12:32:48 PM
MEDWAY - The Route 109 Transportation Improvement project in Medway continues this week as we head to the July 4th long holiday weekend. The contractor says there will be one crew continuing to install drainage along Main Street/Route 109. This type of work has been... Read more.
06/23/2017 - 11:00:03 AM
MILFORD - It came as a surprise to many motorists and prompted a few calls to Milford Police yesterday morning saying the Fiske Mill Bridge renovation project was apparently getting underway with a detour in place. Something that wasn’t supposed to begin until Monday... Read more.
06/23/2017 - 10:56:33 AM
MILFORD - Milford Police were called to the Milford District Courthouse twice within a half hour yesterday afternoon. The first time for a disturbance which led to the arrest of a Worcester woman. 35-year old Sara Calmen is charged with domestic assault and battery on a... Read more.
06/23/2017 - 10:51:50 AM
MENDON - Jennifer Ward of Mendon was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. Representative Brian W. Murray of the 10th Worcester District recommended Ms. Ward for this recognition because of her... Read more.
06/21/2017 - 03:29:05 PM
MILFORD - The decision has been made to close the Milford Catholic Elementary School ending almost 140-years of catholic education in Milford. The announcement came in the form of a letter released yesterday morning by the Chairman of the School Board, Mike Walsh, who... Read more.
06/21/2017 - 03:26:30 PM
BLACKSTONE - A Blackstone man is being held without bail after entering a not-guilty plea at his arraignment in Worcester Superior Court yesterday on a murder charge in the death of his father. 49-year old Glen Armstrong was also committed to a hospital for 60-days of... Read more.
06/21/2017 - 03:21:56 PM
MILFORD - A design public hearing to review plans to improve safety and the flow of traffic at the intersection of Routes 16 and 140 in Milford was held between state officials and residents last night. The State Department of Transportation is preparing for the start of... Read more.
06/19/2017 - 07:08:05 PM
On the 15th of June, 2017, Montgomery Lodge was pleased to announce four Scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 Masonic Year. Each year, Montgomery Lodge issues college scholarships to the children or grandchildren of its members. The scholarship winners are selected... Read more.
06/19/2017 - 09:55:27 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen will meet tonight. The timing comes after the Milford Water Company made it official that it's seeking an almost 30 percent hike over existing water rates. On Thursday, the Milford Water Company made the request to the Department... Read more.
06/19/2017 - 09:50:02 AM
A commission to study development challenges experienced by municipalities along the Route 495 Metrowest corridor will meet this morning in Westboro with a deadline to make recommendations in a report to the legislature by the end of the month. The commission was... Read more.
06/15/2017 - 04:07:34 PM
BELLINGHAM - Bellingham residents looked over an increase of around five percent and then approved a spending package for the town that totals 55-point-eight million dollars for the next fiscal year. At the Annual Town Meeting, residents went over a total of 22-articles... Read more.
06/15/2017 - 04:02:24 PM
MILFORD - The Milford School Committee will meet tonight at which time members will get an update from the town's Legislative Delegation, discuss a Solar project from a Hopkinton company and look at a cafeteria price increase for the next school year. State Senator Ryan... Read more.
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