Local News
03 / 01 / 2016
  - 09:53:50 AM
Upton Selectmen tonight will meet with Police Chief Mike Bradley and Fire Chief Aaron Goodale to review changes proposed in their budgets for the new fiscal year including several capital items. The board will discuss their right of first refusal on 47 acres of land... Read more

02/26/2016 - 01:25:51 PM
Presidential Primary is March 1st. Polls open at 6:00am - 8:00pm at the Franklin High School Gymnasium on Oak St. The last day to vote Absentee is Monday, February 29, until 12:00 noon in the Town Clerks Office. If you are not sure you are a registered voter, what... Read more.
02/25/2016 - 03:52:13 PM
The Upton Board of Selectmen is now accepting scholarship applications from Upton high school seniors planning on furthering their education. The Town of Upton Annual Scholarship Policy the Board of Selectmen established in 2012 outlines the applicability and the... Read more.
02/24/2016 - 02:14:28 PM
Citizens for Milford invites all Milford residents to attend its third annual Candidates Forum, which will feature candidates in Milford’s upcoming town election. The Candidates Forum will be held Wednesday, March 16th in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary of the Assumption... Read more.
02/23/2016 - 10:40:54 AM
As many of you know, over February vacation we received some air quality results that showed concerns in two parts of the building at the Clyde Brown Elementary School. We immediately contacted the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health... Read more.
02/19/2016 - 01:21:44 PM
The Franklin Police Department announce the retirement of K9 Ehre. K9 Ehre served the town of Franklin for ten years. During his service K9 Ehre was involved in search and rescue operations for missing elderly and children. K9 Ehre responded to crimes and located... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 10:38:43 AM
Police Matrons are responsible for monitoring female prisoners while in the custody of the Milford Police Department. The position also includes searching female prisoners upon the direction of a police officer. Matrons are on-call and are contacted whenever the... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 07:30:00 AM
On Tuesday, February 16 at 10:05 PM, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on Westfield Drive. Upon arrival of public safety personnel, the sole occupant of the attached home had already safely evacuated and confirmed the building was... Read more.
02/16/2016 - 11:03:59 AM
Although a snow storm closed the school during National Wear Red Day on February 5, the wintry weather didn't stop students and staff at Blackstone Valley Tech and its School Based Health Center from celebrating the heart-healthy event. Read more.
02/11/2016 - 03:14:08 PM
Milford Selectmen last night voted unanimously to proceed with having a bus service come to town and seek a $75,000 grant to help defray the cost. Finance Director Zack Taylor will review the proposal and it will also go to the finance committee. The total cost is about... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 04:02:54 PM
A contractor's yard on Haven Street in Milford, operated by JEM Enterprise, Edward and Elaine Martin, has been shut down by a court decision. Two parcels of land were being used. Building Commissioner John Erickson alleged the property was being used illegally and the... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 01:55:33 PM
This year’s list of the safest cities in Massachusetts was released recently by SafeWise, a home security and safety company, and you’ll be happy to know that the WMRC listening area is home to 4 towns ranked in the top 20! Read more.
02/09/2016 - 03:53:00 PM
The Milford High School Foreign Exchange Program welcomed students from China last week and a special event was held over the weekend. Superintendent Doctor Bob Tremblay said the world language program, as well and the student exchange program with China, France, Italy... Read more.
02/08/2016 - 03:10:34 PM
We’re finally getting the winter that we were hoping to miss. With unseasonably warm weather recently, who could have seen this coming. But within a few days we’ve enough snow to start questioning that whole Groundhog’s shadow thing. With yet more snow on the horizon... Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:20:14 AM
A friendly reminder from our fire fighting friends in Holliston to please help to keep those hydrants clear of snow! Click here to see a diagram of how you can help keep hydrants clear so that in case of an emergency, fire fighters can move swiftly. Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:00:00 AM
Updated 12:40pm - Cancellations and closings , weather updates, traffic and more. Keep an eye out here, our social media outlets and on WMRC Daybreak for more information. The WMRC Storm Center is brought to you by Koopman Paint. Read more.
02/05/2016 - 01:55:30 PM
At its February 17 meeting, Medway Business Council will host Tom Gay, Clerk of the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board and representative to the Design Review Committee, who will present information on the recently updated Design Review Guidelines. The meeting... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:51:26 AM
The second of two visits by finalists for the school superintendents job in Hopedale took place yesterday. On Wednesday, Bridget Morriseau spent about seven hours meeting with staff, parents and students and touring around. On Thursday, Karen Marie Crevice visited for... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:27:58 AM
Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette told WMRC that a special town meeting will be called within the next few weeks to finance the engineering and repairs of the sidewalk on the Mill Building side of the Freedom Street Bridge. He said the bridge itself is fine and... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 06:10:52 PM
Hopedale Police reported recently that a resident was targeted by a telephone scam artist. The female caller posed as the man's granddaughter saying she needed $950 in bail money and then a man came on the line posing as a police sergeant telling the victim to get a... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 01:38:10 PM
A self-funded roof repair project at Blackstone Valley Tech has received both approval and praise from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). In its January 27 meeting, the MSBA approved Valley Tech's application for an Accelerated Repair Project to replace... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 10:41:08 AM
In January 2015, during a "Spotlight on Excellence" inaugural event at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, the newly sworn in Governor Charlie Baker told the Valley Tech student body that his administration would "work really hard to make sure... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 12:24:30 PM
Trustees of the Upton Library meet tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget and how to proceed now that a committee has decided not to have a joint council on aging building. The idea had been discussed for months but was deemed not practical at this point... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 11:15:27 AM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will appoint a deputy fire chief. Chief Tom Diage will recommend that David McMorrow of Milford get the assignment. Daige told WMRC McMorrow has been with the department since 2001. He has been a shift officer and the town's fire inspector... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 04:06:53 PM
The two candidates for selectmen in Milford, incumbent Attorney Brian Murray and Milford School Committee Member Attorney Pat Holland, are getting ready to gear up their campaigns in the coming weeks. Holland holds a kick off event this Friday evening at the Hoboken... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 03:56:08 PM
A forum will be held in Medway tonight on developing the new walking trail segment. It will extend the trail from the high school to Adams and Lovering Streets. The overall vision and concept for the trail will be discussed as well as community preservation funds to... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 10:57:42 AM
Holliston Selectmen last week discussed the downtown traffic light improvement project. The board is proposing an article for the annual town meeting seeking funding to allow residents to decide if they want the lights to improve the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 10:39:07 AM
Milford Selectmen awarded the contract for new railings at the town hall. The low bid is from Iron Works of River Road in Uxbridge at $13,420. Two other bids came in from Lobissor Building Corporation of Milford and North Pond, LLP of Mendon. Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:34:15 PM
Mendon Selectmen will try again to hire a part time accountant before entering into an agreement with Uxbridge to rationalize the work. The pay range will be between $26 and $34.30 and hour for 18 hours a week. Uxbridge has agreed to the idea... Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:29:16 PM
A special meeting will be held in Milford Thursday evening to offer information to residents about a proposed bus route and to gather input on the idea. Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray and Harold Rhodes of the disability Commission have been working on this for several... Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:03:23 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Development Board will discuss the proposed Willows Adult Retirement Community tonight. It will be built on Village Street consisting of 227 units. In other business, zoning bylaw amendments for the May town meeting will be reviewed... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 04:48:41 PM
Milford selectmen tonight will discuss a move made by Bill Buckley to hold an executive session with Administrator Rick Villani. He has been unhappy with Villanni for several months and has criticized his decisions and performance and management style. Chairman Brian... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 12:16:20 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers to serve as “Compassionate Companions” to ensure that patients at the end of life are not alone. “Compassionate Companions” is Milford Regional’s end of life comfort program and is based on the “No One Dies... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 12:08:15 PM
Milford's kindergarten parent information night and pre-registration night is planned for Wednesday February 24th at Milford High School form 6pm to 7:30pm. Children must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to attend kindergarten Read more.
01/23/2016 - 11:52:49 AM
So... forecast is all over the place depending on who you listen to. It looks like Jonas could bring as little at 1 to 2 inches or worst case scenario 3 to 5 inches. The Greater Milford area is on that weird weather line where it cargo one way or another. But it looks... Read more.
01/22/2016 - 09:38:14 AM
The Massachusetts Senate passed their bill Thursday prohibiting the use of hand held devices while operating a motor vehicle. A driver will now have to dial and speak using hands-free technology. Imputing data into a GPS system will also be prohibited. The current... Read more.
01/21/2016 - 07:21:05 AM
As you may have heard on the news, bomb threats have recently been made to schools around the nation. Milford High School received once such threat in the early morning hours. We are working with the Milford Police Department to assess the credibility of that threat... Read more.
01/19/2016 - 03:08:11 PM
We started the week with the first real snowfall of the season leaving behind an inch or two in some areas. As we work our way through the week, meteorologists are keeping an eye on a storm that could produce a significant amount of snow by the weekend. No real... Read more.
01/19/2016 - 11:15:40 AM
6:00-7:00 pm on February 3rd in auditorium at Milford High School to learn about the direction of standardized testing in the state of Massachusetts. Presenters will share information on the testing landscape, share resources, and answer any questions that you may... Read more.
01/15/2016 - 03:16:20 PM
Milford Personnel Board Member Jim Ligor has taken out papers for a seat on the Milford School Committee. Current member Joe Morias is seeking re-election. Scott Vecchiola and Mike Visconti recently took out their papers. Two seats are available. Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:35:43 PM
Milford Police detectives and the DEA and a Worcester task force initiated a multi-agency investigation targeting mid and upper level heroin traffickers operating in and around the Milford area and Metro West. As a result of the effort, police served multiple search... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:30:30 PM
Representative John Fernandes put forward an important opioid piece of legislation last year that was approved. Yesterday another bill was passed. Fernandes said he got a couple of amendments added including one that extends protective custody to substance abuse, not... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:13:01 PM
The Milford Board of Health has voted unanimously to increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years of age. This includes e-cigarettes. Health Officer Paul Mazzuchelli told WMRC the decision came after several months of researching and reviewing studies and... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:08:22 PM
Mendon Town Administrator Kim Newman has been given a pay increase by selectmen. The contract was signed in the last week or so. Newman's pay was $87,500 as of the end last month. She will now be paid $117,717 between now and June 30th and then $117,742 from July 1st... Read more.
01/13/2016 - 03:57:36 PM
WMRC has learned a Milford High School assistant football coach and assistant behavioral teacher has resigned after an investigation into him having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student. Sources said the man started dating the 18 year old girl after... Read more.
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