Obituaries

Bellingham
10/10/2018 - 10:11:03 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Bellingham Board of Selectmen have announced plans to recommend the continuance of tonight’s scheduled Special Town Meeting. Residents will be voting next month on several articles, which are part of the warrant for the Special Town Meeting... Read more.
10/03/2018 - 10:19:59 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Construction work at a busy intersection on Route 140 in Bellingham near the Franklin town line, is beginning to pick-up this week and motorists can expect construction delays throughout the length of the project. The two and a half million... Read more.
09/24/2018 - 09:57:00 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Bellingham Finance Committee will meet tonight with several items on the agenda, dealing with articles on the warrant for the Special Town Meeting next month. In particular, FinCom Members will listen to a presentation and then discuss an... Read more.
09/21/2018 - 10:26:36 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Bellingham Police say as a result of a motor vehicle traffic stop one Milford man was arrested and another was issued a summons. 38-year old Luis Pillacella of 1 Purchase Street was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a... Read more.
09/21/2018 - 10:03:50 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A Blackstone man was taken into custody following a report of a disturbance at a home in Bellingham. Police arrested 57-year old Dino Dicristoforo of 18 Bridge Street, who's being charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property over... Read more.
09/20/2018 - 11:15:43 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A Rhode Island man was arrested yesterday and charged in connection with a scheme to embezzle over a million dollars from a Bellingham company. 34-year old Michael Tran of Woonsocket, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud... Read more.
09/18/2018 - 11:58:37 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A community outreach meeting for a proposed Marijuana establishment in Bellingham, is scheduled to be held tonight. The proposed Marijuana cultivator is anticipated to be located at 26 William Way in Bellingham. Under the list of applicants that... Read more.
09/14/2018 - 11:25:48 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Bellingham Police notifying residents of their town and those living in nearby towns of a driveway sealing scam and are asking for your help. These subjects scammed a South Bellingham resident in the past week and tried to scam another resident... Read more.
09/10/2018 - 10:46:48 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A community outreach meeting for a proposed Marijuana establishment in Bellingham, is scheduled to be held next week. The proposed Marijuana cultivator is anticipated to be located at 26 William Way in Bellingham. Under the list of applicants... Read more.
09/06/2018 - 10:05:10 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Bellingham residents now have the chance to review the articles, which will be part of the warrant for the Special Town Meeting, scheduled for October. There are 16-articles on the warrant including three-zoning by-law amendments, impacting... Read more.
08/31/2018 - 07:11:09 AM
There are so many wonderful events happening in our local area over the summer. Music in the park, movies in the park, festivals and carnivals, etc. Keep checking back to this page for updates on happenings in your area! Read more.
08/24/2018 - 02:08:24 PM
By Myfm's Rick Michaels - Several town department heads will make presentations before the Bellingham Finance Committee Monday night, most requesting money for equipment and vehicles. Bellingham Police Chief Gerry Daigle has some vehicle and equipment requests, Fire... Read more.
08/23/2018 - 01:24:59 PM
Starting Tuesday, September 4th E.L. Harvey & Sons will handle the trash and recycling service. You can expect little changes however these important changes you will need to take note. Your pickup day will remain the same, but the time your bins are emptied may change... Read more.
08/17/2018 - 10:40:29 AM
By Myfm's Rick Michaels - Bellingham Police conducted a motor vehicle traffic stop on South Main Street leading to charges being filed against the driver and passenger, both from Milford and from the same address. 42-year old Wilham Panciny of 34 Lawrence Street is... Read more.
08/14/2018 - 10:40:50 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Town of Bellingham is lifting the trash day only restriction on the use of outside water, once again allowing for the use of automatic sprinklers and lawn irrigation systems any day of the week. The only restriction is there is to be no lawn... Read more.
08/08/2018 - 11:00:32 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Bellingham Police Department is the latest police department to receive a spike in complaints from residents who have been called by individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scammers are targeting taxpayers... Read more.
08/07/2018 - 11:19:54 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The four candidates seeking to become the next State Representative for the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will gather tonight in Bellingham, for a Meet the Candidates Night, sponsored by the Bellingham Business... Read more.
08/02/2018 - 11:24:02 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels- The four candidates seeking to become the State Representative for the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will attend a “Meet the Candidates Night” next week sponsored by the Bellingham Business Association. Bellingham... Read more.
07/25/2018 - 11:24:26 AM
Story by The Town Crier - On June 19, Good Chemistry of MA held a “community outreach meeting” at the Bellingham Public Library, as required by the state legislature, to allow for public comment on their petition to grow adult/recreational-use marijuana at their existing... Read more.
07/18/2018 - 01:29:40 PM
Bellingham Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a burglary in progress in an apartment on Pulaski Boulevard, in the early morning hours on Monday. Resulting in the arrest of a Bellingham woman, 28-year old Ardena Watters of 41 Moody Street. Watters is being charged... Read more.
07/16/2018 - 01:44:06 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels-

The Bellingham Department of Public Works is instituting a total ban on outside water use, effective immediately. Compliance is mandatory for all water customers due to the warm, dry conditions. The town’s water tank has dropped below desirable... Read more.
06/28/2018 - 08:05:11 AM
Parking passes for Silver Lake Beach and Arcand Park are now available online. Residents are encouraged to purchase passes through the new portal. A temporary pass will be issued, which should be printed and placed on the dashboard while parked at the beach. This pass... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 09:05:47 AM
BELLINGHAM - After releasing its annual water quality report this week the Bellingham Department of Public Works and Sewer Division is informing residents about the latest test results from samples of water that were taken on May 31st. For the second consecutive quarter... Read more.
06/22/2018 - 06:13:11 AM
BELLINGHAM - The Town of Bellingham Department of Public Works has released its annual water quality report for 2017, the second full year of operations in which all water enters their $15.4 million dollar, town-wide filtration system. The report details the upgrades in... Read more.
06/19/2018 - 09:55:54 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham company that operates a medical use of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility will be hosting a Community Outreach Meeting tonight outlining its proposal to apply for Adult Use Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing licenses. “Good... Read more.
06/15/2018 - 05:54:52 AM
BELLINGHAM - A Bellingham company that operates a Medical Use of Marijuana Cultivation and manufacturing facility will be hosting a Community Outreach Meeting next week outlining its proposal to apply for Adult Use Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing licenses. Good... Read more.
05/08/2018 - 06:32:27 AM
BELLINGHAM - As the Annual Water Use Restriction went into effect last week Bellingham the town has two important wells that are currently out of commission prompting the town to urge residents to conserve water for another few days. The Bellingham Department of Public... Read more.
04/09/2018 - 11:40:36 AM
BELLINGHAM - Bellingham Town officials reminding residents of a road construction project, which gets underway today on Center street, between Cross Street and Fox Run Road. This is one of a few major road projects slated for this spring. Center Street will be down to... Read more.
04/04/2018 - 05:59:03 AM
BELLINGHAM - An elderly Bellingham man is being charged after Milford Police were called to Countryside Health Care for a report of a man with a knife. No one was hurt. 72-year old William Deroy is charged with two-counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon... Read more.
03/21/2018 - 03:26:01 PM
BELLINGHAM - The two-step process to ban Marijuana retailers from setting up shop in Bellingham will be completed when residents attend a Special Town Meeting a week from tonight. Bellingham Town officials sending out a notice to remind residents that after voting in a... Read more.
03/19/2018 - 08:28:21 PM
BELLINGHAM - The Bellingham Board of Selectmen will be getting a water quality update tonight as the town has been dealing with elevated levels of Trihalomenthanes in the town’s water supply. A by-product, when chlorine is used for disinfection. The town has been... Read more.
02/27/2018 - 07:50:12 AM
A 911 call to Bellingham Police reported a motor vehicle rollover accident on Farm Street which sent a male party to the hospital with injuries he suffered after being trapped in the vehicle. Upon arrival Bellingham Police discovered it was a three-vehicle accident... Read more.
11/01/2017 - 04:28:12 PM
BELLINGHAM - Residents of Bellingham are being asked to participate in a community outreach survey as the town undertakes an economic development initiative that will focus on promoting new development and redevelopment throughout the town. The Chariman of the Bellingham... Read more.
10/18/2017 - 03:37:22 PM
BELLINGHAM - Bellingham Police responded to a number of calls over the weekend at the Oakwoods Apartments off North Main Street with one call resulting in the arrest of a Bellingham man. 36-year old James Nickerson of 4 Kennedy Road is charged with vandalizing property... Read more.
09/29/2017 - 11:53:37 AM
BELLINGHAM - Residents of Bellingham will have 16-articles to decide on when they attend a Special Town Meeting scheduled for next month. A report done by the seven-member Finance Committee reveals recommendations of approval for two of the more costly articles... 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.
07/06/2017 - 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.
06/28/2017 - 02:57:51 PM
The Town of Bellingham has scheduled two “Family Outdoor Movie Nights,’’ which will be held on July 13 and July 20 at the Memorial Middle School baseball field. The movies, which will begin at dusk (approximately at 8:30 pm) will be shown on the town’s 20-foot screen... 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.
06/13/2017 - 06:21:52 AM
BELLINGHAM - There will be a special town meeting warrant tonight when residents of Bellingham make their way to out to vote. They will determine if the town of Bellingham would amend it’s zoning bylaws to allow for development of homes for age 55 and over on land around... 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.
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.
04/19/2017 - 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.
03/27/2017 - 08:39:07 PM
A developer proposing a new community for Adults 55 and over in Bellingham provided residents and town officials with some answers about the project at an informational meeting on Saturday. Ron Bonvie, of Bonvie Homes, is planning to partner with the owner of the New... Read more.
02/13/2017 - 12:18:07 PM
Nomination papers for Bellingham residents interested in running for town boards and committees in the annual town election will be available beginning today. Among the positions up for election in May, two three-year terms and two one-year terms on the Board of... Read more.
01/30/2017 - 10:11:42 AM
Bellingham - The Bellingham Board of Selectmen will take up the subject of the former Macy Elementary school property tonight after initial plans to sell the land drew some interest from developers who took out information on the property, but the town didn’t receive any... Read more.
01/19/2017 - 10:56:17 AM
Bellingham - Bellingham Police say two Attleboro men were arrested on drug charges after approaching their vehicle located in a parking lot. 24-year old Zachary Feetham and 21-year old Michael Feetham, both of the same address in Attleboro, are each charged with... 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.
06/23/2016 - 10:19:20 AM
Bellingham’s annual Independence Day Celebration will once again be held on July 4th with a concert at 5:30. Matt Zajac will be taking the stage at 5:30. Matt was recently awarded the Highest Honor at this years WMRC's Local Music Awards in May 2016 winning the coveted... 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.
06/07/2016 - 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.
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.
01/13/2016 - 03:09:30 PM
It's likely the Milford Water Company will begin purchasing 300 thousand gallons a day from Bellingham, now through the end of March, to Bolster sagging supplies caused by a severe lack of rainfall last year. Manager Dave Condrey has been planning for this for quite... Read more.
08/27/2015 - 11:04:38 AM
The Bellingham planning board tonight will review a solar array development plan, storm management permit, and landfill site on South Maple Street. A decision is due by the end of next month. A discussion will be held regarding victory packaging warehouse fencing changes... Read more.
08/19/2015 - 10:01:40 AM
A powerful thunderstorm with vivid lightning swept through Bellingham, Franklin, and other area towns yesterday afternoon. The thunderstorms caused some traffic delays because of the heavy down pours and a house hit by lightning on Hunter's Run and another home was... Read more.
08/17/2015 - 10:46:22 AM
The Bellingham DPW continuously monitors water consumption and storage tank levels. They ask residents to be prudent with use of water during this weeks hot weather. Watering lawns and gardens during the sunniest and hottest part of the day is an inefficient use of... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:49:54 PM
Water system improvements continue to be made in Bellingham as the new treatment plant is put into service. Residents are reminded water use restrictions remain in place. Outside watering is allowed on your trash collection day only. No lawn sprinklers or automatic... Read more.
07/31/2015 - 10:24:57 AM
A swat team was called to a home on Saddleback Hill Road in Bellingham last night after a man barricaded himself inside his house. He barricaded himself inside after a domestic dispute and threatened to injure himself. When the specialized team of officers arrived the... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 10:46:44 AM
A committee in Bellingham that will discuss a proposal to have the town take control of the New England Country Club Golf Course. This would be in turn for approving zoning changes so a developer could build housing on the property. Under the plan, the town would take... Read more.
07/27/2015 - 10:23:09 AM
The Bellingham DPW will be activating the new Wrentham Road water filtration plant. This will change the water direction that has been flowing and will likely cause discolored water. This will probably be the worst in the southern end of town. The staff will be flushing... Read more.
07/16/2015 - 10:26:44 AM
A move by three communities, Hopedale, Bellingham, and Franklin for federal funding under the community development block grant program has proven successful with the award of $894 thousand dollars. Hopedale and Bellingham joined up a couple of years ago and received... Read more.
07/09/2015 - 10:32:21 AM
Silver Lake and the Jenks Reservoir in Bellingham will be chemically treated to control aquatic vegetation or weeds tomorrow. The lakes will be closed to all uses including, boating, swimming, and fishing. All these activities may resume of Saturday. Use of the water... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 12:34:01 PM
Theresa Corley left a local establishment, the Train Stop, in Franklin Massachusetts late on the night of December 4, 1978 and went with some others to the Presidential Arms Apartments on West Central Street (Route 140) in Franklin. She left the apartments where she had... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 12:15:30 PM
The Bellingham DPW will be modifying well operations over the next few days as they take another step towards activation of the water filtration system. The Wrentham Road system is now in use for the first time in a month after it was redeveloped. Officials said the... 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.
06/03/2015 - 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.
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.
05/05/2015 - 11:13:50 AM
The Bellingham DPW has imposed outside water use restrictions. There shall be no watering of lawns or gardens between nine and five o'clock. Hand held watering is allowed any day but not between those hours. Lawn sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems are allowed... Read more.
04/23/2015 - 04:16:41 PM
The Bellingham DPW said today that a beaver dam that was completely blocking the road culvert on White Hall Way let go late yesterday and sent a huge amount of water down stream. Street flooding occurred on five streets and several resident's yards were flooded. The... Read more.
04/15/2015 - 04:41:26 PM
A former teacher in Franklin has been appointed as the new Bellingham High School principal. Lucas Giguere was named by Superintendent Ed Flurry. He was one of 30 applicants. Giguere served as an administrator and teacher in Franklin. He succeeds Peter Marano who is... Read more.
04/14/2015 - 10:40:03 AM
MANSFIELD 1, MILFORD 0

Milford was unable to come up with a run against Junior Maddie Letendre of the Hornets. Letendre struck out 11 Hawks for the complete game shutout. Ali Atherton pitched well also going six innings and allowing just one run with 2 strikeouts... Read more.
03/05/2015 - 09:20:57 AM
The Bellingham Blackhawks Girls Basketball team proved again last night that tournament experience counts as for the second straight season they advanced on to the Sectional Finals with a 42-35 win over Sutton. Senior Kristen Swain led the Lady Blackhawks with 12 points... Read more.
03/02/2015 - 12:27:59 PM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will open a special town meeting warrant. The session will be held on March 31st. Bellingham Selectmen meet tonight to make an appointment to the High School Principal Search Committee. Resumes are being sought and an appointment will be made... Read more.
02/25/2015 - 09:24:19 AM
Bellingham’s quest to defend their Division 3 Central Sectional Title from a season ago got off to a good start last night with 58-26 blow-out win over Leicester. Senior star Kristen Swain logged a double-double for the Lady Blackhawks with 14 points and 10 rebounds... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:49:08 PM
The Franklin School Committee tonight will discuss the Park Test with Joyce Edwards and a district improvement plan. Snow day make up days will also be reviewed.

Bellingham's new budget is being put at $33.8 million for the next fiscal year. The schools will need... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:04:25 PM
The chairman of the Blackstone Valley School Committee, Joe Hall, told WMRC yesterday that he will seek a seat on the board of selectmen in Bellingham this spring. He took out papers for the position yesterday. He ran for state representative last fall against incumbent... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 03:54:52 PM
The Jefferson Estates apartment complex in Bellingham evacuated on of their buildings yesterday after frozen pipes burst. 200 people were displaced. A sprinkler pipe burst flooding three floors and damaging 52 apartments. Officials said all utilities, gas, electric and... Read more.
02/11/2015 - 03:14:45 PM
The Bellingham School Committee this week appointed High School Principal Peter Marano as the district's new superintendent. Over the past 16 years he has served in the guidance office, as an assistant principal and then principal. The other candidates was... Read more.
02/11/2015 - 11:07:04 AM
The Holliston Panthers girls basketball team qualified for the post season last night by picking up their 10th win of the season with a 51-32 victory over Bellingham. 1,000 point scorer Kylie Lorenzen had a double-double with 29 points and 16 rebounds... Read more.
02/09/2015 - 02:57:28 PM
The new Mendon Upton school budget is close to $34 million. A hike of $2.1 million over this year.

The Upton Board of Library Trustees will discuss a joint construction program with the Council on Aging and the status of renovations to the Knowlton-Risteen building... Read more.
01/22/2015 - 12:41:28 PM
Two candidates for the school superintendent's job in Bellingham will be interviewed tonight. High School Principal Peter Marano and Special Education Director Rachael Lawrence are vying for the position. They both have extensive experience in the system. The... Read more.
01/20/2015 - 11:26:02 AM
The following is a list of important dates regarding the Annual Town Election and Annual Town Meeting in the Town of Bellingham for the year 2015 as well as a list of officials to be elected. Read more.
01/19/2015 - 08:45:08 AM
The Bellingham School Committee will be interviewing two internal candidates tomorrow night as it looks to find a replacement for its current superintendent of schools who retires at the end of the school year. Bellingham High School Principal Peter Marano and Special... Read more.
01/16/2015 - 09:51:09 AM
The Bellingham School System has received a state grant of nine thousand dollars to be used to enhance safety and security designed to ensure students and staff are safe in the event of an emergency situation. The funds will be used to purchase two way radios so... Read more.
01/16/2015 - 08:59:36 AM
Tonight the Medway Mustangs basketball team looks to bounce back from a tough 69-46 loss at undefeated Westwood on Tuesday. The 5th place Mustangs host 2-8 Bellingham at Case gym with an expected tip of 6:30... Read more.
01/15/2015 - 09:37:30 AM
The Medway hockey team blanked Bellingham on Wednesday night 8-0. It was Junior Goaltender Mike Purnell’s 4th shutout of the season for the Mustangs. Medway peppered Bellingham goalie Josh Morse early and often and Morse finished the game with 44 saves in the loss... Read more.
01/14/2015 - 10:06:55 AM
The search is on internally in the Bellingham School System for a new superintendent. High School Principal Peter Marano and Special Education Director Rachael Lawrence will be interviewed by the school committee next week. Both candidates have extensive experience... Read more.
01/01/2015 - 01:23:18 PM
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