Join WMRC's Ray Auger every Wednesday night for Smartphone Trivia and fun at Pepperoncini's, 201 East Main Street in Milford. The fun starts at 8pm. There's prizes for the top three teams. Play alone or bring some friends! Read more.
MILFORD - Only roughly 5,400 Milford residents, out of just under 28,000, came out to the polls yesterday to decide on the fate of future of "pot shops" in town. In the end, 56.3% of the voted decided against the idea. The vote came down, roughly, to a 700-vote margin... Read more.
MILFORD - For the second night in a row, Milford residents were asked to attend a community forum last night. This time the topic was Marijuana and the upcoming special town election next week to ban recreational pot shops and businesses from operating in Milford. After... Read more.
MILFORD - Milford Selectmen say following a very thorough due-diligence review of all matters surrounding the Town’s purchase of the Milford Water Company, the Board has concluded the purchase and ultimate control of the town's water supply is in the best interest of the... Read more.
MILFORD - The Special Town Election regarding the Marijuana Ban Ballot Question is Tuesday, September 19th. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Precincts 1 & 6 will vote at the Milford Senior Center, 60 North Bow St. Precincts 2 & 3 will vote at the... Read more.
The Milford Public School's Athletic Department and Wellness Staff expressed their appreciation to the Milford Board of Health and Republic Services, Inc. for their commitment and generosity in supporting the Scarlet Hawk Leadership Academy. Athletic Director Peter... Read more.
MILFORD - A Milford man is facing charges following a “road rage” car chase around a Burger King parking lot in Rhode Island where a teenage bicyclist escaped serious injury when he got caught in the middle. 57-year old Robert Brock of 27 Courtland Street is charged with... Read more.
MILFORD - A 10-year old boy was struck while riding his bicycle in Milford late Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened near the intersection of Spruce Street and Congress Street at around 4:45 yesterday afternoon. Rescue responded. Initially the young boy was... Read more.
MILFORD - If you’re a Milford resident and plan on voting in a Special Town Election next month, dealing with a Marijuana ban ballot question, you need to be a registered voter and today is the last day to register to vote. Milford residents will make their voice heard... Read more.
MILFORD - Residents of Milford who are not registered voters but would like to have their voice heard on the town's Marijuana ban ballot question next monthhave a week left to register. This can be done at the Town Clerk's Office with the deadline being next Wednesday... Read more.
MILFORD - The State Department of Public Utilities officially announcing the postponement of a public hearing on the Milford Water Company's petition for a general rate increase. The D-P-U sending out the notice on Friday suspending the effective date of the proposed... Read more.
MILFORD - A Milford man is facing several serious charges after Milford Police responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment building on Cedar Street last night. 24-year old Melvin Vazquez is facing three-counts of assault and battery on a police officer, three... Read more.
MILFORD - Milford Police and rescue responding this morning to a report of a vehicle off the road on Maple Street. Shortly before 6:30 this morning, the vehicle went off the road on Maple Street at Beaver Street by Waters Corporation ending up in a swampy area so the... Read more.
MILFORD - The company that is undertaking a 20 million dollar construction project, known as the Milford Crossing Plaza, says two more retailers have agreed to switch plazas moving from just a mile away. According to the Worcester Business Journal, RD Management says T.J... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absentee ballots are now available at the Milford Town Clerk’s Office for the April 4th Town Election. Voters who are unable to make it to their polling locations for the following reasons: Absence from the Milford during normal polling hours; or Physical disability... Read more.
MILFORD - The investigation of a report of a woman claiming she was assaulted back in December while walking on the Upper Charles-Milford Bike Trail has ended finding no evidence to substantiate that the incident occurred as alleged. The Milford Police Department... Read more.
MILFORD - If you were walking along Main Street in Milford this morning and found a 100 dollar bill you might think it’s your lucky day. Well, it’s not and you weren’t alone. Come to find out someone was leaving these counterfeit 100 dollar bills on the ground in the... Read more.
If you’re interested in running for town office in Milford you have one week to pick up nomination papers. At this time there are four contested races, meaning nomination papers have been returned with the necessary signatures and the candidate’s name will appear on the... Read more.
Milford - The State’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development will be in Milford tomorrow to meet with members of the Board of Selectmen and other town officials. Selectman Chairman Bill Buckley says Secretary Jay Ash will be here to talk about efforts to grow jobs... Read more.
Milford - Milford Police and the Town of Milford is possibly looking at it’s first drug overdose death of the new year. Milford police were called to the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Fortune Boulevard yesterday afternoon for a report of a male not breathing in one of the... Read more.
Milford - A Milford man is among ten men who are charged with sexual conduct for a fee. The result of a prostitution sting last week according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. 37-year old Matthew Waters of Milford, along with nine other men, were... Read more.
Milford - Milford Town Clerk Amy Neves says four more residents have returned their nomination papers and will have their names on the ballot for the Milford Town Election this spring. Jennifer Parson is seeking re-election to a three-year term on the School Committee... Read more.
Milford Town Clerk Amy Neves says no one came in to pull papers yesterday for the Town Election in April…after a number of residents made their intentions known on Monday and Tuesday, which has resulted in some contested races already taking shape. Neves says one... Read more.
Three more residents of Milford took out nomination papers yesterday, with one candidate already returning his papers. Jennifer Parson will seek re-election to another three-year term on the School Committee…while Edward Bertorelli is seeking one of the two-three year... Read more.
Medway police contacted Milford police last night, to inform them of a man who came into the Medway Police station, soaking wet, claiming he had fallen into an open manhole in Milford. Upon investigation by Milford police, the manhole in question was open and located on... Read more.
The Legion State Tournament will be coming to Milford this summer according to Milford Legion Head Coach Steve Divitto. Divitto joined WMRC’s “The Sports Buzz” on Saturday morning and made the announcement to hosts Matt Romeling and Tim Caouette. “I’m happy to announce... Read more.
Let's face it, a little exercise this time of the year is not going to going to kill you! And considering all the turkey, stuffing and pie you'll be consuming on Thanksgiving, you might want to get a head start on that calorie burning. Here's a list of local "turkey... Read more.
Early voting for the November general election will begin this month in Massachusetts and 36 other states including the District of Columbia. For most communities in the Bay State, including Milford, the voting begins three weeks. For the very first time all registered... Read more.
Milford Selectmen Chairman Bill Buckley tells WMRC's Ed Thompson that he plans to run for another term next year when his term is up. He believes there is more work to do and plans on making an official announcement in October. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual Milford town report is available for distribution. The front cover is a pen and ink rendering of the National Guard Armory and newly renovated youth center that will have it's grand opening on Saturday. As always, the report honors those who have served... Read more.
Milford votes today in all eight precincts. The contests are for selectmen between incumbent Chairman Brian Murray and school committee member Pat Holland. For school committee, Vice Chairman Joe Morias wants another term. The others are Scott Vechiolla, Jim Ligor... Read more.
There have been rumors circulating around Milford recently about the closing of the Hannaford supermarket on East Main Street. Eric Bloom, the corporation's media manager, told WMRC there is no truth to the speculation and there are no plans to close the store. Stop... Read more.
The Milford medical marijuana growing and dispensary business scheduled to begin operations later this year continues to move forward. Building Commissioner John Erickson told WMRC the firm is spending $3.8 million to renovate and retro-fit the building on Commercial Way.
The Brookside Parent Teacher Organization is hosting BROOKSIDE’S GOT TALENT! A Hollywood theme talent show featuring students attending Brookside Elementary School. The show will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00PM held at Stacy Middle School Auditorium. This is the... Read more.
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.
If you haven't experienced Depot Street Tavern in Milford yet then you are doing yourself a major disservice. Ray Auger asked Chef and Owner Adam Hicks about his recent People Choice win at Worcester's Best Chef Competition and what he thinks makes Depot Street so special. Read more.
On Saturday May 14, 2016, the Town of Milford will be celebrating its rich culture, history and community diversity at the first ever CELEBRATE MILFORD event. The celebration will take place in and around the Milford Town Park, including Memorial Hall, Stacey Middle... Read more.
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.
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.
Hopkinton Police arrested a Milford woman, she is being held under house arrest. Carolyn Sammarco, 57, is charged with her 5th drunk driving offense. At her arraignment, the judge was presented police dashboard camera video of the stop and arrest. Sammarco was arrested... Read more.
Milford Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin has recommended to selectmen that "no parking" signs during school events be posted on the westbound side of West Fountain Street between 18 and 26 West Fountain Street. HE said this will address the resident's concern regarding... Read more.
Nomination papers for Milford's annual April election became available this morning in the office of the Town Clerk Amy Neves. School committee member, Pat Holland, is challenging long-time Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray for his three year seat. Pat will took out his... Read more.
The investigation into the deaths of a Milford couple over the Christmas holiday from carbon monoxide poisoning continues. A faulty furnace is the suspected cause. The state fire marshal said there were no carbon monoxide or smoke detectors in the duplex. According to... Read more.
Milford Police investigated an accident last night at the intersection of Main Street and Route 140. A car, driven by Richard Warburton, 34, of Uxbridge slammed into a utility pole. He is charged with his third drunk driving offense as well as unlicensed operation... Read more.
WMRC has learned that a couple was found dead on Christmas afternoon in their duplex in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Milford. WMRC's Ed Thompson reports that the couple had not been heard from and family and friends grew concerned. That's when they were... Read more.
Milford School Superintendent Doctor Bob Tremblay will settle into a three year contract with the Weston School Committee after he was hired last month. Tremblay's current salary is $151,000. Beginning in July of next year he will be paid $205,000. In July of 2017 his... Read more.
Milford Police responded to a call reporting a two vehicle accident with injuries on Purchase Street late last night. Upon arrival it was determined to be a single vehicle accident into a pole. The driver was identified as Leandro DaSilva of Central Street in Milford... Read more.
The Citizens for Milford group has purchased a special fir tree that will be planted in Draper Memorial Park tomorrow morning under the direction of Tree Warden Chuck Reneau. The nearly nine-foot evergreen will be planted in the section of the park that abuts the corner... Read more.
The murder of a Milford man, 34 year old Kevin Goncalves, over the weekend was the result of an ongoing feud. Authorities alleged Goncalves was shot in the chest and head multiple times by 34 year old William Hodges. Another passenger in the car was 25 year old Brendan... Read more.
Milford recently sold property at 33 School Street it acquired in a tax lien case. An auction was held with a minimum bid of $105,000. Outstanding taxes of $101,825 were owed in the property. The successful bid was for $110,500 from a Westboro resident. He is a prior... Read more.
Officials from Milford, Upton and Mendon will meet this week at the suggestion of Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray to Discuss how to reinvigorate the former, very successful, community development block grant program Milford had for many years that brought in... Read more.
A Milford man is being held without bail after he was found in Worcester with stolen handguns. 33 year old Michael Ostaski is charged with carrying a firearm without a license as a career criminal, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, receiving stolen property... Read more.
Maureen "Mo" Fabry took her passion for beer to a new level... brewing her very own beer. A local beer that is created by using local farms and ingredients to ensure freshness and to support the local economy. WMRC's Ray Auger sat down and talked with Mo about... Read more.
Milford's Zoning Enforcement Officer, Lori Ann Braza, has resigned her position. She will enter the private sector work force. Selectmen who make the appointment will begin posting a job description and will seek candidates to fill the vacancy to fill the vacancy in... Read more.
A 34 year old Medway woman was arrested by Milford Police after a call about an erratic driver. Desirea Phoutopolous of Holliston Street is charged with drunken driving, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, negligent operation, resisting arrest... Read more.
We have some talented youth in the local area here! Filmmaker Joseph Marcello is putting the final touches on his new movie Blue Crew and is premiering it on Monday October 26th at Central Tavern in Milford. WMRC's Ray Auger spoke to Joe about his new film... Read more.
Milford Selectmen voted last night for some substantial tax relief for residents and businesses in the wake of the town's excellent financial condition. The board will recommend using $2.8 million, the highest amount ever to lower the tax rate when it's set this fall... Read more.
Milford Selectmen tonight will discuss providing taxpayer relief in the wake of the town's excellent financial condition that includes $10.5 million in unencumbered funds, including $5.7 million in free cash and excess levy capacity of $4.8 million. The impact is for... Read more.
Milford is in the best financial shape it has ever been in with at least $15 million in stabilization and a new certified free cash amount of $5.7 million. A staggering amount and one which puts the town in an excellent position as it enters a special town meeting next... Read more.
The 34th annual Milford Plains reunion is Sunday and Dr. Richard Murray will speak about his father, Nobel Prize winner for medicine Dr. Joseph Murray and his family roots in the Plains section of town. He is the cousin of Selectmen Chairman Attorney Brian Murray. Dr... Read more.
The Third Annual Labor Day Weekend Bash at The Tradesman in Milford was celebrated with roaring success. On Sunday, September 6th hundreds flocked to the local bar, located on Route 140, which transformed into an outdoor concert arena. A state-of-the-art stage and sound... Read more.
Milford Selectmen last night went along with a proposal from Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin to change the annual winter parking ban allowing people to park on the street at any time unless a snow emergency is declared. Notifications will be made through WMRC and all social... Read more.
Now is the time to start thinking about renewing your membership for 2015. Our year runs from January through December. If your membership is due for renewal, a form is included with this newsletter. The Milford Town Library truly benefits from your continued support. Read more.
The new season of Milford Performs kicks off with a returning favorite and a new up-and-coming band Friday night on Milford TV. Join Bryant and Mikayla Hopkins as they talk to local entertainers about their projects and upcoming events. Plus live performances! Read more.
Yesterday several of our schools participated in an unannounced lock down drill. The teachers and students did an outstanding job and followed all of our internal safety protocols. It is customary to practice fire drills, bus evacuations, and all safety procedures... Read more.
Work on the Godfrey Brook at Main St. near Milford Regional Hospital is underway and will continue for approximately 1 month. Beginning on September 1, 2015 the following traffic management plan will be in effect: Between 6 AM and 6 PM on weekdays, one lane will be open... Read more.
Milford Selectmen tonight may vote to change the locations for residents voting in precincts four and six. There are 1,791 registered voters in precinct four and 2,108 in six. The cost to notify voters of the change would be approximately $3,300. This is not in the... Read more.
A statistician from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education crunched a few numbers recently and posted the top 100 school districts in Massachusetts. Out of 404 school districts, Milford landed at 91 (not too shabby). Medway landed at 63... Read more.
Milford Police detectives continue to investigate an apparent home invasion at a multi-family house on Chestnut Street yesterday afternoon. An uncle said he found his ten year old niece restrained to a chair with painter's tape. Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC the person... Read more.
The Milford planning board has received a proposal for the construction of a major three story medical office building of nearly two acres of land near the Milford Regional Medical Center at 364 to 366 Main Street. The facility is requesting a roof mounting a large... Read more.
For the second time in a week Milford police and fire rescue personnel responded to 75 Highland Street for a 22 year old man who had overdosed on drugs. He was not breathing at the time of the call. Also for the second time the homeowner, 83 year old Mary Ann Federico... Read more.
Franklin - Main Street between School Street and Emmons Street will be closed beginning at 7am this Monday August 24th and be completed by 12pm on Tuesday August 25th. In order to work on the Rail Road Bridge, the Rte 140 ramp to 495 southbound will be closed Friday... Read more.
The Milford transfer station on Cedar Street will be open today and through the weekend despite a fire the other day that destroyed a large shed. Health officer Paul Mazzuchelli told WMRC the building is used to store emergency preparedness materials. The shed was heavily... Read more.
The K-Mart plaza on Medway Road in Milford will be completely done over. The makeover is due to new tenants move in within the next few months. The zoning board of appeals recently approved an 80 foot sign that will be visible from Route 495 in both directions. The... Read more.
Milford Selectmen wants more information about a fundraising carnival to be held by the Milford Catholic Elementary School. The carnival will be at a former car dealership on East Main Street. Chairman attorney Brian Murray raised questions about parking, safety issues... Read more.
The Milford Regional Health Care Foundation yesterday announced an anonymous one million dollar for a dollar match challenge. The challenge is in support of the hospital's building program that is nearing completion. The matching challenge, when fulfilled will in sure... Read more.
The Milford Planning Board met last night but did not discuss the proposed concrete plant for East Main Street just beyond the Rte. 495 bridge. The site plan review has been postponed until a meeting on September 1st. The owner of the property is Fafard Real Estate... Read more.
A Mass planned for September 20th at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church in Milford will conclude the year-long anniversary celebration of “135 Years of Catholic Education in Milford and the 40th Anniversary of Milford Catholic Elementary School”. The Mass will be followed... Read more.
Milford police arrested two people in connection with a continuing series of car break ins. Jonathon Cabral, 20, of Prospects Heights and 22 year old Zachary Grinnel of Irving Street in Millis are charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny under $250... Read more.
Milford police and EMTs responded to a call for a heroin overdose. The overdose happened last night at the McDonald's restaurant on South Main Street. The woman was in the bathroom and unconscious but breathing. Hypodermic needles were found at the business and removed... Read more.
Milford School committee member, Pat Holland, criticized past efforts to improve technology, He said Selectmen must step up and approve a recommendation to have an impartial state agency assist with needed improvements. Holland said after the loss of four IT directors in... Read more.
The former Milford National Bank office on Main Street across from the post office is officially up for sale. The price tag is $`750 thousand dollars for the one story building with parking and a basement. Two vaults used by the bank until they closed the office in May... Read more.
The Milford Godfrey Brook repair project is underway. The owner of property at 27 Westbrook Street. Hopedale selectman chairman, Sandra Biaghetti, has complained about what will be done to her property when a row of trees over the proposed culvert are removed. She has... Read more.
Milford Police removed 16 teenagers from the Shadow Brook Quarry over the weekend. Everyone is advised that quarries are dangerous places to swim and that they are off limits especially with hot and humid weather predicted this week. No trespassing signs will be posted... Read more.
Milford tree warden Chuck Reneau told WMRC national grid crews will be in town for the next four to six weeks. They will be trimming tree limbs over important electric transmission lines and major feeder lines. Reneau said this work removes overhanging limbs that could... Read more.
Milford School Committee members received a report on technology from superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay. Member of Milford School Committee, Paul Holland, criticizing the way IT directors have been hired calling the process flawed. He said something is wrong... Read more.
Milford police will summon two men to court after an incident last night. The incident involves a possible drug over dose. Authorities received a call about a driver and said the car stopped with two men slumped over in the vehicle. The caller put his car in front of the... Read more.
Former Milford Geriatric authority member, Phyliss Ahearn was recognized yesterday at a breakfast in her honor at the Countryside Health Care Center. She served 11 years and was not reappointed after Bill Buckley and Will Kinkade voted for Tara Kennelly instead of Ahearn... Read more.
The Milford Portuguese Club Picnic ended with no problems. Just after one this morning Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC there were one thousand people in attendance for lunch and 12 thousand for dinner. There were no arrest or incidents just one 20 year old was taken... Read more.
A 14 year old boy was seriously injured when hit by a car yesterday afternoon. It happened in front of Oliva's Market on East Main Street. The boy was in and out of consciousness at the scene. He was taken to the hospital and a medical helicopter took to a Worcester... Read more.
A Worcester superior court judge has ordered that Dominic Cristino, 50, of Western Avenue remain behind bars after a dangerous hearing earlier this month. He will stay for at least another 120 days. Cristino faces a multitude of charges related to his own dispute with... Read more.
The Milford school committee meets Monday for a special session to discuss and review technology issues and how to move forward. Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay has been preparing a comprehensive report on all aspects of the issue. A recent report from consultant shows... Read more.
The long awaited and much anticipated Godfrey Brook repair project in Milford is underway. It began on July 6th. Town engineer Vonnie Reis told WMRC initial work on a sewer pipe between Westbrook Street and West Walnut Street is now being done. The major portion of the... Read more.
Veteran Milford town official and volunteer Phyliss Ahearn met with Selectmen this week. Ahearn express her dismay and concern at not being reappointed to the geriatric authority after 11 years of service. The vote was two to one with chairman Brian Murray supporting her... Read more.
Visit the newest McDonald’s in the Universe, right here in Milford, MA on Route 109 or off 495 at Exit 19. When you go thru their state-of-the-art, side by side, drive thru to get your order fast, maybe you’ll be driving in your new Nissan Sentra! That’s right, enter... Read more.
The Massachusetts Senior Farmers’ Market Program, coordinated through the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, provides a $25.00 coupon to low-income older adults, redeemable at farmers’ markets. This program is designed... Read more.
Summer means sun, fun and a little fresh yum yum! Our local area is flush with farm fresh foods! Listed below are all of the towns featuring, in most cases, weekly farmers markets to keep you healthy, full and supporting your local farmers and vendors. Read more.
Milford Selectmen Will Kingkade will serve as the board's liaison to the personnel board. They work to refine the classification and compensation study that was rejected by Selectmen prior to the annual town meeting. Kingkade will also work with the finance committee on... Read more.
A Milford man is facing charges following a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Beach and East Main Streets in Milford. 30 year old Segundo Celacaguana of 95 Congress Street is charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and... Read more.
Milford Police were called to an apartment on Court Square yesterday for a disturbance. During the 911 call, yelling and a crying baby was heard in the background. 21 year old Hannolore Lagene and Yves Oville both from Court Square were charged with assault and battery... Read more.
Milford Police Officer, Rob Tusino, saved the life of a 51 year old woman last night. The woman last night over dosed on heroin at the La Quinta Inn on Beaver Street with the use of the drug Narcan. Narcan is available to all officers in their cruisers. The use of the... Read more.
A new Milford teachers contract for the next three years has been approved by both the union and school committee. Chairman Mike Walsh told WMRC the educators will get a two percent pay increase in the first and second year and two and a half in the third year of the... Read more.
After three interviews last night, Milford selectmen hired Christopher Pilla of Marston Road in Whitinsville as the new town treasurer. Eight people applied for the position including four from Milford. Read more.
Road improvement work will be done soon on Cedar Street in Milford and Main Street near the hospital. Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli said the potholes that have been marked for fixing will be ground out and repaved. Read more.
Claflin Hill presents the WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand. Tuesday evenings throoughout the summer at Milford Town Park from 6:30 to 8:30. Rain date is the following Thursday. Join Claflin Hill and WMRC for a great night of entertainment and family fun! Read more.
Milford Police recently conducted alcohol compliance checks on 42 businesses licensed to sell alcohol. This included restaurants and package stores. Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin said Prezo's on East Main Street failed and served a beer to the undercover operative without... Read more.
Two huge, 120 foot long propane tank trucks are parked on Park and Congress Streets in Milford and have been since yesterday when the drivers were unable to make safe turns to get the tanks to the Grafton and Upton Railroad Yard in Hopedale. Police Chief Ti O'Loughlin... Read more.
The Milford Public Schools Summer Reading Committee will be distributing summer reading materials this week at all district schools. Milford Public School students, grades PreK-12, are required to participate in the summer reading program. Students in grades PreK-4... Read more.
The end of the fiscal year is a few weeks away and so far town departments in Milford have spent $66.3 million of the $87.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015. The schools have used $31.2 million of their $42.7 million appropriation. Public safety, $8 million of the... Read more.
The Jack Shanahan Band is a high energy mix of funky rock and roll. Covers and originals to please every listening ear. Jack will be at Central Tavern tonight starting at 9pm. Learn more about Jack and take a listen to his work... Read more.
Milford Police and Rescue responded to a call stating that a 2 year old boy had fallen out of a second story window. This happened at a home on Whitney Street at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. According to the Milford Police log, the 2 year old fell about 20 feet out... Read more.
Two Milford men are facing drug possession and distribution charges were arraigned in Milford District Court yesterday with both pleading not guilty. 21 year old Shyshone Holliday of East Walnut Street is charged with two counts of Class D drug possession and one count... Read more.
Two Franklin residents will be summonsed to court by Milford Police. Vanessa Sullivan, 18, of Sunset Road and Catherine Myers, 18, of Stone Ridge Road are accused of shoplifting. A 26 year old Milford resident was arrested in Holliston. Bernard Desouza of Water Street... Read more.
Milford Selectmen Will Kingkade will meet with residents tomorrow night at 6:30 in town hall for constituent office hours. This is an opportunity to ask questions or express concerns about issues on a one on one basis with Kingkade. No appointment is needed. Will said... Read more.
The Milford Godfrey Brook Repair Project received a financial boost from the state yesterday in the form of $250 thousand. Town meeting okayed the expenditure of funds this week at town meeting in the amount of $1.8 million. A grant for $800 thousand has been approved... Read more.
At approximately 7:00am this morning, a Middle School East student was approached by a male with scruffy facial hair. He was wearing blue clothes and a red baseball cap. He was driving a brown, oversized pick-up truck with a yellow sign on the side. The student, out... Read more.
A 24 year old Milford woman was arrested by Milford Police yesterday on prostitution charges. Janna Tardif of Fountain Street is charged with sexual conduct for a fee and conspiracy. She was advertising on websites and met with an undercover officer where she agreed to... Read more.
The Naional Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 23rd annual food drive this Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food... Read more.
Milford's finances remain in excellent shape as the annual town meeting approaches. So far $57.5 million has been spent out of the appropriation of $87.1 million for this fiscal year. School spending is a $26.2 million of their allotment of $42.7 million. Public safety... Read more.
The Milford Water Company has been recognized by the state DEP for outstanding service in the past year. The agency said the firm has put forth an extra effort for several years and has made significant upgrades to the treatment plant and operations. Manager Dave... Read more.
Milford’s favorite native son Chris Colabello made some considerable noise last night for his new team in just his second game back in the majors going 4-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI against the Yankees on Wednesday night. Toronto won the game 5-1... Read more.
TORONTO (AP) - The Blue Jays have selected the contract of utility man Chris Colabello from Buffalo and have optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to the Triple-A team. Toronto needed another outfielder after Danny Valencia sprained an ankle when he stepped awkwardly while... Read more.
Milford Firefighters dealt with a hazardous material situation yesterday on East Main Street by Medway Road. A utility pole and three transformers were knocked down when a car struck the pole. Oil leaked from the transformer onto the road and live wires were knocked... Read more.
Brush fires are straining firefighting resources throughout the region. Ten acres burnt off Cedar Street in Milford yesterday. The blaze was about three quarters of a mile into the thickly wooded area where there is rough terrain. Read more.
No Milford town money will be moved out of the Milford National Bank because of their decision to close their Main Street offices this week. Chairman Brian Murray had pushed for the move after the decision was announced but decided against the sanction. Read more.
A section of Dilla Street in Milford was closed overnight after an accident. A car, driven by 29 year old Segundo Tamay of Water Street in Milford, knocked down a utility pole with several transformers on it. National grid was on the scene through a better part on... Read more.
Milford Selectmen meet tonight with temporary treasurer Kelly Capece to discuss bonding for the Woodland School Project and for Countryside Health Care, the Geriatric Authority. The bid for the $6.2 million borrowing for the Geriatric Authority will go to Fidelity... Read more.
The Milford Police Department will receive a grant of half a million dollars for investigative work that led to the conviction of a former Waters Corporation manager. A Mendon man, Glen Dias, pleaded guilty in 2011 to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and money... Read more.
A 2nd Chance is hosting an EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER for a family in need! We have a local Milford Family whose mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer and has fallen on extreme hard times. On Saturday April 25, 2015, A 2nd Chance will be holding a fundraiser... Read more.
The Opening Day parade and ceremonies will be held on Sunday, April 26 (weather and field conditions permitting). This year's parade will start at Plains Park, not the Stop and Shop parking lot, and proceed along the walking path and into Rosenfeld Field. Parents, friends... Read more.
The Town of Milford will be fertilizing and doing weed control treatments on school and athletic fields on Thursday, April 23, 2015. They are required to notify the public this is taking place. Along with this message, the Standard Written Notification has been posted on... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford town meeting members will be asked in May to make the tax collectors position appointed by selectmen rather than elected as it is now. Selectmen candidate Mike Visconti is against the move. Candidate Will Kingkade has his own feelings about this. Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A bit of Milford's history faded away last night as long time selectmen Chairman Dino DeBartolomeis attended his last meeting. Prior to that he was welcomed to town hall by about 100 friends and family members as he said farewell and accepted the... Read more.
Some extra state highway money will be received by communities to help them fix roads damaged by the past winter. Milford gets $122 thousand, Mendon will receive $41 thousand, Hopedale gets $26 thousand and Franklin receives $140 thousand. The funds will be used for... Read more.
An accident occurred last week during the ongoing Milford Pond project when a small excavator fell through the ice and was partially submerged. The contractor has been working at the site off Cedar Street for a month. The operator of the machine traveled too far outside... Read more.
The State Supreme Judicial Court takes up the Mendon adult entertainment case today and will hear from attorney's for the Funaris who want to open a strip club but have been denied the important liquor license. A superior court ruled against the town on issues such as... Read more.
The major renovations at the Milford Youth Center is underway and is on schedule. Chairman of the Building Committee, Selectman Brian Murray took WMRC's Ed Thompson on a tour Thursday and lots of work is being done on all three floors. The building is pretty much gutted... Read more.
Check out Milford TV's video from the Milford/North Attleboro hockey game! Tied at 2-2, only 30 seconds into overtime, Drew Wilde collects the puck on the far boards, swings inside to make a perfect pass to an alert Alec Gilliat, giving Milford their FIRST ice hockey... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford Selectmen discussed the decision by the Milford National Bank to close its Main Street office in May and how it's an insult to businesses and the continuing effort by the board to revitalize the business district... Read more.
Milford Selectmen are in favor of creating a finance department to be led by Accountant Zack Taylor. The concept goes to town meeting in May and then the state legislature. Town Council Member Gerry Moody drafted the document that, if approved, will allow for the... Read more.
Today is the deadline for candidates for town wide office and town meeting members in Milford to return their nomination papers to Town Clerk Amy Neves. Friday was the last day to obtain papers and no one did. Papers must be returned by five today to get on the ballot... Read more.
A 21 year old Milford man was arrested overnight by Milford Police. Quinn Moran of Spruce Street is charged with home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Authorities said a man was stabbed. Police searched an area around Princeton Drive... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford Selectmen, the Finance Committee and others are working on improving technology that has lagged behind for years. Paul Blivess came on board last summer and has been working to improve the system. FinCom Chairman Mark Shane said extra personnel... Read more.
Greg Schwartz, a Milford Special Olympics athlete from Medfield, will run in this year's Boston Marathon. He has been a Special Olympic athlete with the Milford program for over 12 years. Greg's story, like many Special Olympics athletes, is one of perseverance and... Read more.
Milford will seek to have some of the cost of cleanup from the blizzard reimbursed through FEMA. Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli said that storm alone cost the town $200 thousand. It's likely Milford will ask for $167, 478 dollars in assistance. This includes snow... Read more.
Milford selectmen will continue to work on improving the town's technology infrastructure with the hiring of a second support technology support technician and creation of a network administrator. There were 44 applicants received and that number was narrowed down to... Read more.
The Milford Board of Health is reaching out to businesses. Health Officer Paul Mazzuchelli said this is a way to keep in touch, educate and inform food service establishments about issues affecting them. Paul said it's a way to develop a good relationship with those... Read more.
The Milford Senior Citizen Tax Relief Committee met last week and decided to seek town meeting approval this spring to reduce the age eligibility from 68 to 66 years of age. Those eligible get a break on their property taxes saving them hundreds of dollars. Read more.
A Milford man who had been indicted on child pornography charges hung himself in his home on Village Circle. 45 year old George Holtsnider was arrested last year and charged with possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and several counts of... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford has prepared a comprehensive report to the EPA on the controversial storm water permit issue and recently hired a consultant to assist in preparing the final document that will be submitted to the agency by the end of the month. Town engineer... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A ground breaking for the new Milford Woodland School will be held next month and construction will begin soon after that so the building that will house 985 students and staff will be ready by the fall of next year. The town's cost is $34 million with... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Milford School and Finance Committees meet tonight to review the new spending package at $42.2 million, an increase of $1.2 million over this year, or 3.1 percent. Staff salaries account for $34 million, an increase of $984 thousand and... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Milford School Committee meets with the Finance Committee tomorrow night to review their new spending package that stands at $42.2 million, an increase of $1.2 million over this year. FinCom Chairman Mark Shane said he wants departments to be prudent... Read more.
Milford school administrators and teachers are preparing for the transition of Middle East students to their new buildings. Fifth graders go to Woodland and Eighth graders go to Stacey when the new Woodland School opens in the fall of 2016.
Representative John Fernandes recently cosponsored an important rules change in the house which requires that role call votes for the full committee be recorded and published. He said this amendment dramatically opens up the committee process and will publicly announce... Read more.
Milford and area highway crews were out all night cleaning up after yesterday's storm. Workers plowed, sanded and salted in an effort to clear the roads. WMRC's Ed Thompson talked to Milford Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafullo about the use of liquid to enhance the use... Read more.
The blizzard that hit the area this week will be costly for communities and hit their snow removal budget hard. In Milford, Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli told WMRC the initial estimate is at $200 thousand. He said he hopes the federal FEMA agency chips in to ease... Read more.
Milford Police were called to the Tedeschi's Convenience Store on Main Street around 2:30 this morning for a reported stabbing. It turned out that the 26 year old man stabbed himself in the chest. He was bleeding profusely and left a trail of blood from his apartment... Read more.
I would say to the residents of Mendon, please listen to the direction of Governor Baker and stay off the roads. Stock up on water and prepare for a potential long period of power outages. Grab a few games and a lantern to play with family while we wait out the storm... Read more.
Milford School Committee Chairman Scott Harrison has been in contact with Health Officer Paul Mazzuchelli concerning the board's efforts to hold TB clinics and screenings for students who may not have the proper immunizations. Paul and Chairman Ken Evans spoke about this... Read more.
Milford voters will have a contest for school committee in April. Yesterday Scott Vecchichiola of School Street too out papers to challenge incumbents Chairman Scott Harrison and Vice Chairman Mike Walsh as well as Building Commissioner John Erickson. There are now... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The 2014-2015 Season has been a transition year for the Milford Scarlet Hawks as they welcomed in new Head Coach Paul Seaver and many new faces to the team. Nine of the 14 players on the Milford roster are underclassman and several of them have had... Read more.
Holliston Selectmen meet tonight to review budgets for technology, veteran services, building department and zoning board. The board also meets with Police Chief John Moore, Fire Chief Mike Cassidy and DPW Director Sean Reese.
Milford school officials continue to plan... Read more.
The Milford School Committee has received a comprehensive report on how to improve technology and it will be reviewed tomorrow night. A plan for upgrades between now and 2017 has been prepared. Staffing is the single largest cost consideration the committee will be... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The 3 and 7 Milford Scarlet Hawks have come a long way since last season. Monday night Milford exceeded last years win total as they improved to 4 and 7 with a 55-47 victory over Hopedale. Hopedale fell to 4 and 7 in the Dual Valley League. Senior... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen meet tonight to discuss the elimination of the police department trailers. The town's purchase of the Pearson is up for discussion. In other business the board will discuss budget requests and review a special town meeting warrant for March.
Residents of Milford will be coming together this week to show their support for their police department in what is being called a simply a rally to support Milford Police. Peter and Claudia Scandone say, although the rally comes in the wake of recent protests against... Read more.
Milford Selectmen will ask Town Councilman Gerry Moody and the Planning Board to look into revising the town's bylaws regarding banners and signs. The Girl's Softball League had their banners taken down by Building Commissioner John Erickson because they are in... Read more.
The Milford Finance Committee has told department heads to prepare new budgets with zero increases at least until it's better known what the state budget and local aid looks like. This scenario would mean officials may have to incorporate any salary hikes for the new... Read more.
The Milford boys and girls swim teams took care of Canton yesterday. The lady Scarlet Hawks bested the Bull Dogs 90-80. Allie Piergustavo took the 50 and 100 freestyle while Alex Lanciesi won the 100 backstroke... Read more.
The group, Citizens for Milford, will hold their first meeting of the new year tonight. Residents who are interested in working on various projects are encouraged to attend. Agenda items include a candidates forum for March. Anyone with ideas for projects will be... Read more.
Joan L. (Graves) Lomonaco, 81, of Milford, passed away January 3, 2015 at the Genesis Healthcare in Milford. She was born in Lynn MA, daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude (Snow) Graves and lived Lynn before moving to Milford many years ago. Read more.
Milford selectmen last night on a unanimous vote approved renewing the contract for Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin for another three years. It was set to expire on June 30th. O'Loughlin has worked here for 13 years. O'Loughlin deservedly received credit for working... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - On Tuesday January 6th, The Sharon Eagles improved to 4 and 3 while knocking the Milford Scarlet Hawks down to 2 and 6 as they took the 68-49 victory. Milford entered the game without 2 of their top players, Junior Guard and Captain Dwight Anderson... Read more.
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The Milford Regional Medical Center Foundation officially recognized this week news of a $100,000 leadership gift from The Evergreen Center in Milford to the hospital's building campaign. The gift is part of $22 million the capital campaign has already raised... Read more.
The Milford boys’ basketball team is back in action tonight to take on Sharon. Both teams are 1-3 in Hockomock Davenport Division. However Sharon has the better overall record at 3-3 while Milford is 2-5. Ton Nappi has your call from Milford gym at 6:20. Read more.
Milford employees will save a substantial amount of money over the next couple of months because they will be paying their health insurance premiums. Last fall selectmen were told auditors identified $1.5 million in surplus funds regarding health insurance when the... Read more.
Milford spring election season officially gets underway today when nomination papers become available in the office of Town Clerk Amy Neves. There is one race so far between finance committee member Will Kingkade and former Zoning Board Member Mike Visconti... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - Milford Girls got a big win Friday night against Canton to improve to 3 and 2 on the season. Even though they are a slightly younger team, The Milford girls have come a long way since last season. This season Milford went in with key contributor... Read more.
A 23 years old Milford man arrested after an accident on Congress Street. Samuel Calarese of Pine Street is charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The car overturned in the roadway. Calarese fled the scene but was quickly apprehended. Read more.
Milford's excellent financial condition will no doubt play a major role in the coming months as teacher contract negotiations get underway. Some say it may be difficult not to give out higher than usual raises because the town is flush with cash. There is $15.6 million in Read more.
Milford, Franklin, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton and many other area towns have successfully negotiated a new trash tipping or disposal fee with Wheelabrator. It will save Milford $45 thousand in this fiscal year and more in the years to come. The new agreement goes into effect Read more.