Local News
09 / 01 / 2016
  - 06:04:54 PM
At just around 4pm today a pedestrian was struck and killed on Main Street, near So Bow, in Milford. The truck involved left the scene. WMRC has learned that the victim was Barbara Clements, known in town affectionately as Sarge for her many years involved with the... Read more

09/01/2016 - 02:01:53 PM
A Milford family, who lost their son five years ago when he was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by an illegal immigrant, stood with Donald Trump last night as he reiterated his hard-line stance for tackling illegal immigration... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 01:34:31 PM
Construction work on Freedom Bridge in Hopedale is expected to get underway in just about a week from now. Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette says the Rhode Island contractor that won the bid to do the work will have until November 20th to complete the project. The... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 10:49:23 AM
Charles River Bank recently donated $500 to the Mendon Police K-9 program. Nancy MacLeod, Assistant Branch Manager of Charles River Bank’s Mendon office, presented the donation to Officer Matt Pichel, who manages the K-9 Program in Mendon, and his German Shepherd K-9... Read more.
08/31/2016 - 12:04:16 PM
The town of Millville is celebrating its 100th birthday during the 2016 year As part of the Centennial Celebration, Millville will be hosting a family field day event on Saturday September 10th from 9am to 4:30pm. They are seeking local organizations to set up a booth... Read more.
08/17/2016 - 12:27:19 PM
On June 25th, 2016, local musicians in The Greater Milford Area Local Music Scene came together to raise much needed money for the Franklin Food Pantry at The Black Box located right next door to the pantry. Co-organizer Bill Donovan explains why he and co-organizer... Read more.
08/05/2016 - 08:38:02 AM
Firehouse Subs in the Franklin Village Plaza invites guests to help their local first responders beat the heat in exchange for a sub with the fifth annual H2O for Heroes bottled water collection drive. On Saturday, August 6, Firehouse Subs will provide one medium sub to... Read more.
08/02/2016 - 02:36:52 PM
Funding for several Milford projects will be back in the state budget after overrides of the Governor's budget vetoes. Representative John Fernandes and Senator Ryan Fattman said $50 thousand for the youth center, the same amount to help improve and do needed work at... Read more.
07/28/2016 - 10:08:17 AM
In recent weeks, the Town has experienced excessively high demands for water due to outdoor water use, while water supplies are extremely low due to drought conditions. As a result, a full water ban has become necessary to ensure that adequate water is available to meet... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 01:35:14 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford Regional) was awarded the designation as a 2016 Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Care by the Vermont Oxford Network. This nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals works together as an... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 12:53:59 PM
A mandatory water ban is now in affect in Franklin because of the current dry, drought-like conditions. Officials said in recent weeks that the town has experienced excessively high demands due to outdoor water use while supplies are low. The ban means no use of... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 12:45:16 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Committee tonight will once again go over the proposed expansion of the Exelon Power Plant on Summer Street. This is awaiting state approval. The construction involves two 100 mega watt combustion turbine generators on 13 acres of the... Read more.
07/21/2016 - 12:22:02 PM
Franklin School Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski will retire in June of next year. She has worked in education in various capacities for 32 years. Sabolinski said in a letter to the community by making the decision now it will allow the school committee time to recruit... Read more.
07/21/2016 - 12:14:47 PM
Hopkinton residents will soon get automated trash and recycling pickup. Residents will get two large containers at no cost. The truck driver will use a mechanical arm to hoist the containers into the vehicle. They will not have to get out of the truck. The recycling... Read more.
07/21/2016 - 11:55:33 AM
Hopedale Fire Chief Tom Daige gave a report to selectmen this week on his department's work for the second quarter of this year. Total incident responses were put at 275 of which 197 were calls for medicals, 171 people were taken to the hospital, 125 calls required... Read more.
07/20/2016 - 09:45:59 AM
Another year of impressive performances came to a close in late June, when students from Blackstone Valley Tech captured a total of 11 medals in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships. Considered the Olympics of vocational technical... Read more.
07/18/2016 - 11:34:28 AM
Milford Police and Fire Rescue personnel responded to four drug overdoses in the past few days. A 24 year old man from Highland Street was found breathing but unresponsive. A 47 year old woman from West Street was unconscious and given three doses of Narcan. One... Read more.
07/18/2016 - 11:28:08 AM
Milford Police arrested four people early yesterday morning after a man from Jefferson Street said two men were trying to kill him and attempted to get into his house. 24 year old Terrell Paniss of Tammit Road in Bellingham is charged with assault with a dangerous... Read more.
07/18/2016 - 11:15:42 AM
The annual Portuguese Picnic was held over the weekend. Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC this morning taht everything went off smoothly and there were no problems during the two day event. Yesterday, about 3,000 people attended the festivities... Read more.
07/18/2016 - 11:05:07 AM
Mendon selectmen and a new police station building committee will move forward with finishing the facility without a tax increase. The board decided not to use a debt exclusion for funding. Chairman Rich Scofield said the school override is still being felt by... Read more.
07/07/2016 - 01:50:06 PM
In honor of Jackie's life and her commitment to art, education, and community service, current and graduated members of the MHS National Art Honor Society made hundreds of paper flower petals. These petals were made available to mourners at the MHS vigil so they could... Read more.
07/06/2016 - 03:29:50 PM
Funeral arrangements for Jackie Gray of Milford are incomplete at this time. A candlelight vigil in her memory was held last night at the high school. Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre said counseling and a safe place from current and former students and faculty to... Read more.
07/06/2016 - 03:20:23 PM
Medway officials met last week with state transportation directors concerning the Route 109 improvement project. This year drainage will be installed, trees will be taken down and utilities moved. Next year the road will be widened and street lights and signals... Read more.
06/30/2016 - 09:37:58 AM
The Town of Bellingham is a member of the Norfolk Mosquito Control Project (NMCP) which is responsible for the monitoring of mosquito trapping and testing, as well as treatment through aerial spraying and on-site adult larveciding. Read more.
06/29/2016 - 03:24:18 PM
Medway Police Officers have completed an interactive course-scenario based on fire arms training in a specially designed trailer equipped with a state of the art computerized virtual reality course where each officer is faced with a number of different scenarios and must... Read more.
06/29/2016 - 03:14:33 PM
Two Milford High School seniors were honored with the Paul Seaver Youth Center Scholarships. Megan Jacques and Josh Andonian were recognized recently. This is the fourth year of the award in honor and memory of the late Paul Seaver who was the first chairman of the... Read more.
06/29/2016 - 03:02:52 PM
Two 17 year olds were arrested early yesterday morning by Milford police after they allegedly broke into Charlie's Mini Mart, the Pizza Palace and a beauty salon. Cash was taken at Charlie's and the entire cash register was taken from the beauty salon. The two thieves... Read more.
06/22/2016 - 04:09:54 PM
A third grade teacher at the Clough School in Mendon, Esther Williniski, has been recognized and honored with the district's Golden Apple Award for her creativity, determination and making a difference with her students every day.Superintendent Dr. Joe Maruszczak said the... Read more.
06/22/2016 - 11:12:03 AM
Casey Pool (41 Prospect St. Milford) is opening for the summer on Saturday, June 25th. We will be open Monday-Friday from 12pm-6pm for Public Swim and 6pm-7pm for Family Swim. Weekend hours will be 11am-6pm for Public Swim and 6pm-7pm for Family Swim. We close for the... Read more.
06/21/2016 - 04:30:37 PM
The e-coli water issue in Uxbridge has not yet been rectified, so the boil water order will remain in effect at least through tomorrow. Two clean tests of supplies is needed before the water will be deemed safe to use. Beginning at none this morning, bottled water was... Read more.
06/20/2016 - 10:48:30 AM
In a first for both the school and the longstanding competition, a team of Manufacturing Technology students from Blackstone Valley Tech recently swept the top four prizes in the 18th Annual Notch Pipe Welding Challenge. Organized by Notch Mechanical Constructors and... Read more.
06/20/2016 - 10:38:38 AM
There is a mandatory odd/even water ban in effect for Hopedale. Outdoor watering is restricted to handheld devices only on the odd/even schedule. Outside watering is completely prohibited between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Fire protection is at critical stages and... Read more.
06/13/2016 - 04:01:28 PM
The Board of Directors of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that an internal candidate was selected for its next President and CEO. Laura O'Callaghan of Northbridge, MA will assume the duties and responsibilities effective immediately following the... Read more.
06/09/2016 - 11:24:23 AM
On June 8, 2016 our water system was notified that a water sample collected on June 6, 2016 from Wrentham Road Well #11.2 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator. Fecal indicators are used to detect ground water sources that may be susceptible to fecal... Read more.
06/08/2016 - 03:23:38 PM
Spectra Energy is proposing to build a high pressure 16-inch gas pipeline to go through Milford as part of the West Boylston Lateral line in its Access Northeast project. In the interests of informing the public about this proposed project, there will be a pipeline... Read more.
06/07/2016 - 09:36:03 AM
The Town of Bellingham's contractor will begin work starting Tuesday night June 7th at 9 PM. Work area will move each night, but is generally between North Main Street and the Walmart Plaza intersection. The hours of operation will be 9 PM to 5 AM... Read more.
06/02/2016 - 04:28:15 PM
Milford Representative Attorney John Fernandes led the fight yesterday for passage of the transgender legislation that passed by a vote of 116 to 36. It would prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations and allow them to use bathrooms and... Read more.
05/31/2016 - 03:28:34 PM
The Holliston Police Department has received state certification from the State Police Accreditation Commission. It's a self initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession by... Read more.
05/31/2016 - 02:54:17 PM
A home on Adams Street in Holliston was destroyed by a fire Saturday night. On arrival, crews found the home fully engulfed in fire with all occupants out and accounted for. Firefighters knocked down the bulk of the blaze shortly after arrival and helped the owner... Read more.
05/31/2016 - 12:12:07 PM
Blackstone Valley Tech's Dental Assisting students recently gathered to say "thank you" to the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) for its generous donation of a dental examination chair valued by the MDS at roughly $10,000. Donations from private partners like the MDS... Read more.
05/27/2016 - 10:24:47 AM
It has been announced by Milford Veterans Agent, John A. Pilla, that the annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday May 30th, 2016. Assembly of divisions will take place at 9:30am in the Stop and Shop parking lot adjacent to the 99 Restaurant. Step-odd will be at... Read more.
05/26/2016 - 03:23:48 PM
Every year the Town of Bellingham hosts a fun-filled 4th of July celebration and this year’s event will feature even more exciting entertainment and activities. 2016 marks Bellingham’s 20th anniversary of hosting this family oriented celebration of our nation’s... Read more.
05/25/2016 - 03:39:34 PM
With the Spring Flushing Program completed and the levels at the reservoir somewhat stable the Company is decreasing its Mandatory Water Conservation level from a Stage IV to Stage III effective June 1, 2016. This means that outside water use is restricted to hand held... Read more.
05/24/2016 - 05:24:01 PM
The Milford Bus Transportation Plan received approval from town meeting members last night. The cost was reduced substantially after Representative John Fernandes secured $125 thousand to offset the first year of the service. The total annual cost is $250 thousand... Read more.
05/24/2016 - 05:19:28 PM
The Milford Youth Commission met last night to discuss the abrupt resignation of Director Sidney DeJesus and how to fill the vacancy. Assistant Director Jen Ward is considering taking over the lead role but has not made a final decision. The commission gave her... Read more.
05/24/2016 - 05:06:22 PM
There is major news out of Mendon today. Long time Public Safety Director Ernie Horn has announced his retirement after 31 years. Horn has served his community in many ways. He leads the area's accident reconstruction and fatality team encompassing 65 cities and towns... Read more.
05/22/2016 - 10:09:28 AM
President & CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, Siobhan Bohnson, recently tendered her resignation as she has accepted a position in the banking industry. Hired in January 2014, Ms. Bohnson has left an indelible mark on the 10-town Chamber. During her tenure... Read more.
05/17/2016 - 05:10:46 PM
Upton Selectmen tonight will recognize members of the police, fire and EMS departments for their efforts to provide public safety during two house fires. In particular, Police Officer Matt Rankins for his efforts at the fire on Hopkinton Road and his efforts to get the... Read more.
05/12/2016 - 02:56:57 PM
Franklin Town Councilors last night approved an increase in the trash and recycling fee. There is a $4 increase in the refuse fee to $204 and $184 for the small totter. Administrator Jeff Nutting said $140 thousand will be used from the surplus account to offset the... Read more.
05/12/2016 - 02:42:57 PM
State Representative John Fernandes has secured substantial funding for communities in his district as part of the new state budget. Representative Fernandes told WMRC he acquired $84 thousand for the Milford Police Department to establish a regional opioid outreach and... Read more.
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