Local News
11 / 23 / 2016
  - 06:25:55 AM
Kidde Corporation announced a recall of its Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. This type of alarm is hard-wired into a home’s electric power. These devices were sold through electrical distributors and home centers... Read more

11/17/2016 - 08:38:15 AM
Medway business owners are welcome to take a "brake" and join the Medway Business Council for a holiday breakfast at the new Direct Tire & Auto Service, 72 Main Street (Rt. 109) in Medway. The event will take place the morning of Wednesday, December 14th from 7:30-9 a.m... Read more.
11/16/2016 - 02:05:02 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center will host a blood drive Friday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. The blood drive, held in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be held in Milford Regional’s Physicians Conference Center on the ground floor of the main... Read more.
11/08/2016 - 12:48:12 PM
The annual Open House for parents, guardians, and prospective students will be held at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The evening is an opportunity to tour the campus at 65 Pleasant Street... Read more.
11/03/2016 - 08:53:36 AM
Just a reminder that the LAST Day to Early Vote is this Friday. Polling stations will be open at the Milford Town Hall for Early Voting for the remaining days between 8:30am-5pm. Read more.
10/25/2016 - 12:40:25 PM
Every year, Charles River Bank proudly participates in the Adopt-A-Family Program offered through the Salvation Army in Milford. We pledge to adopt between 40 and 50 children each holiday season. Bank employees, as well as our generous customers, are matched up with... Read more.
10/25/2016 - 12:38:50 PM
A long-standing tradition with Charles River Bank is the annual Food Drive. Every year during the months of November and December, the Charles River Bank branches set up donation tables in their lobbies for customers and bank staff to make food donations to the Medway... Read more.
10/20/2016 - 12:55:00 PM
The Bellingham Woman of Today and area businesses are collecting personal care items for the Medway House, a shelter for homeless families. Collection baskets will be in the following Bellingham locations from 10/24 to 11/5: Rockland Trust at 4 N. Main St., Dean Bank... Read more.
10/20/2016 - 11:51:21 AM
Milford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre welcomes the Milford community to a Dedication Ceremony for the district’s newest elementary school to be held on Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Woodland Elementary cafeteria... Read more.
10/19/2016 - 05:53:38 PM
The $1,041,640 Construction project to dismantle the Pearl Street Dam, renovation of the river banks, and improve street drainage will begin in early November. The dam is a liability. It is in poor condition making an untimely breach a real potential. In addition, as... Read more.
10/19/2016 - 05:50:03 PM
The participants of the 2016 WorldSkills General Assembly, co-hosted by Canada’s Skills Competencies Canada and the United States’ SkillsUSA, were treated to an All-American Barbecue including the American culture’s signature dessert: apple pie...
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10/19/2016 - 05:32:48 PM
The Franklin Town Council will be looking at a bylaw tonight that would prohibit the use of thin plastic bags at all retail stores in town. The initiative was presented to town councilors by the "Franklin Bag Ban Committee" made up of a group of seniors at Franklin High... Read more.
10/18/2016 - 06:41:27 PM
Traffic delays are expected to be minimal this week as work continues on the Route 109 Transportation Improvement Project. the drainage work along Main Street is continuing with crews working near the intersection at Winthrop Street. Weather permitting, this drainage... Read more.
10/18/2016 - 06:30:24 PM
A new state drug law is now in effect. It's part of a new substance abuse prevention law signed by the governor earlier this year. It's almost become a daily occurrence of police responding to possible drug overdoses. In fact, Milford Police had two such calls... Read more.
10/18/2016 - 06:19:49 PM
A reminder that tomorrow, October 19th, is the deadline to register to vote for the November 8th Presidentail election. The Milford Town Clerk’s Office will be open until 8pm. Early voting will begin October 24th and run until November 4th for all registered voters in... Read more.
10/12/2016 - 01:26:46 PM
The Blackstone Valley Tech community is always looking to help those in the district as a way to say “thank you” for supporting the school. This fall, the BVT National Honor Society (NHS) and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) chose to help neighbors both near and far. Read more.
10/07/2016 - 11:16:52 AM
Charles River Bank is proud to once again be a corporate sponsor Mendon Lions Country Fair that is being held this year on Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm at the fields of the Blessing Barn, 5 Hastings Street. The Bank’s booth on the fairgrounds will offer free... Read more.
10/05/2016 - 01:20:14 PM
Citizens for Milford is organizing a Candidates Forum to be held Thursday, October 20 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Church in Milford. The forum will feature both candidates vying for the seat being vacated by the current State Representative of... Read more.
10/05/2016 - 11:24:01 AM
“There’s a scratch right there,” said junior Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing student Ben Gardner of Upton as he inspected the sleek, charcoal grey Toyota Prius hybrid parked in the middle of the shop. “I could fix that easily if they’d let me.” Read more.
10/04/2016 - 10:41:23 AM
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.
09/27/2016 - 05:48:46 PM
A two-part free workshop will be held in Mendon beginning tomorrow dealing with understanding and responding to Dementia-related behavior. The workshop is being offered by the Alzheimer's Association to help family and caregivers identify strategies to help connect and... Read more.
09/27/2016 - 05:46:57 PM
The Medway Business Council is holding a "Meet The Candidate" event to allow area businesses and the community to meet and talk with the candidates seeking he seat currently being held by State Representative John Fernandes is Milford who is not running for re-election... Read more.
09/27/2016 - 05:18:42 PM
The Town of Holliston will implement new procedures at its recycling center, beginning this Saturday, aimed at restricting access to the facility to just Holliston residents and to make the center more financially self-sufficient. Window decals will be required for the... Read more.
09/27/2016 - 05:11:24 PM
The former Clara Macy Elementary School in Bellingham, which sits on a 15-acre parcel of land, will hopefully be going out to bid in about two months. at the Bellingham Board of Selectmen's meeting last night, members discussed the process to sell the land with the hopes... Read more.
09/21/2016 - 10:34:29 AM
On September 13, 2016, Taft Public Library held their grand re-opening in their newly constructed location at 29 North Avenue. Charles River Bank AVP/Mendon Branch Officer Ann Gonyea, President & CEO Jack Hamilton, and SVP/Customer Care & Relationship Development Ann... Read more.
09/19/2016 - 01:52:20 PM
UniBank is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its Hopkinton branch located at 87 West Main Street. To celebrate, the bank has announced an exciting program that will provide support to Hopkinton organizations. UniBank’s Hopkinton Community Giving program will run from... Read more.
09/15/2016 - 04:36:34 PM
Milford Police received a call from the security officer at a store on Medway Road reporting someone in the parking lot appeared to be going through the cars. When police arrived, the man was in the Kohl's department store. Police arrested 27 year old Korey Testa from... Read more.
09/15/2016 - 04:25:02 PM
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is announcing the state's second human case of West Nile Virus, affecting a 70 year old man from Norfolk County. This has prompted the town of Franklin to issue a public health advisory to remind it's residents that we remain... Read more.
09/13/2016 - 10:02:47 AM
Rob DeDominic, owner of The Tradesman in Milford and WMRC's Ray Auger present a check for $1500 for Milford Youth Football and Cheer to the cheerleading team at Milford High School on Friday September 9th. The money donated was raised from their annual Tradesman Labor... Read more.
09/07/2016 - 11:26:23 AM
Ann Sherry, Charles River Bank Senior Vice President of Customer Care and Relationship Development, presents a donation check of $1,000 to Medway Youth Football and Cheer’s President John Farrell, Treasurer Cheryl Richardson, and Vice President Matthew Applebaum, along... Read more.
09/02/2016 - 09:55:29 AM
Atria Draper place in Hopedale is hosting a 15th anniversary remembrance of 9/11 on Sunday September 11th at 9am at their assisted living community on Hopedale Street. Hopedale officials will be speaking throughout the ceremony that will also feature musical and vocal... Read more.
09/02/2016 - 09:48:41 AM
The Upton Board of Selectmen says a fall meeting will take place in November, a week after the presidential election. All the town boards and committees have been notified to submit articles by the end of the month. And if any citizens would like to place an article... Read more.
09/02/2016 - 09:44:43 AM
The investigation will continue today in the fatal hit and run accident on Main Street in Milford late yesterday afternoon. Ed Thompson speaks more on the Milford woman who was killed, a woman known to many in town... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 06:04:54 PM
At just around 4pm today a pedestrian was struck and killed on Main Street, near So Bow, in Milford. The truck involved left the scene. WMRC has learned that the victim was Barbara Clements, known in town affectionately as Sarge for her many years involved with the... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 02:01:53 PM
A Milford family, who lost their son five years ago when he was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven by an illegal immigrant, stood with Donald Trump last night as he reiterated his hard-line stance for tackling illegal immigration... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 01:34:31 PM
Construction work on Freedom Bridge in Hopedale is expected to get underway in just about a week from now. Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette says the Rhode Island contractor that won the bid to do the work will have until November 20th to complete the project. The... Read more.
09/01/2016 - 10:49:23 AM
Charles River Bank recently donated $500 to the Mendon Police K-9 program. Nancy MacLeod, Assistant Branch Manager of Charles River Bank’s Mendon office, presented the donation to Officer Matt Pichel, who manages the K-9 Program in Mendon, and his German Shepherd K-9... Read more.
08/31/2016 - 12:04:16 PM
The town of Millville is celebrating its 100th birthday during the 2016 year As part of the Centennial Celebration, Millville will be hosting a family field day event on Saturday September 10th from 9am to 4:30pm. They are seeking local organizations to set up a booth... Read more.
08/17/2016 - 12:27:19 PM
On June 25th, 2016, local musicians in The Greater Milford Area Local Music Scene came together to raise much needed money for the Franklin Food Pantry at The Black Box located right next door to the pantry. Co-organizer Bill Donovan explains why he and co-organizer... Read more.
08/05/2016 - 08:38:02 AM
Firehouse Subs in the Franklin Village Plaza invites guests to help their local first responders beat the heat in exchange for a sub with the fifth annual H2O for Heroes bottled water collection drive. On Saturday, August 6, Firehouse Subs will provide one medium sub to... Read more.
08/02/2016 - 02:36:52 PM
Funding for several Milford projects will be back in the state budget after overrides of the Governor's budget vetoes. Representative John Fernandes and Senator Ryan Fattman said $50 thousand for the youth center, the same amount to help improve and do needed work at... Read more.
07/28/2016 - 10:08:17 AM
In recent weeks, the Town has experienced excessively high demands for water due to outdoor water use, while water supplies are extremely low due to drought conditions. As a result, a full water ban has become necessary to ensure that adequate water is available to meet... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 01:35:14 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford Regional) was awarded the designation as a 2016 Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Care by the Vermont Oxford Network. This nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals works together as an... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 12:53:59 PM
A mandatory water ban is now in affect in Franklin because of the current dry, drought-like conditions. Officials said in recent weeks that the town has experienced excessively high demands due to outdoor water use while supplies are low. The ban means no use of... Read more.
07/26/2016 - 12:45:16 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Committee tonight will once again go over the proposed expansion of the Exelon Power Plant on Summer Street. This is awaiting state approval. The construction involves two 100 mega watt combustion turbine generators on 13 acres of the... Read more.
07/21/2016 - 12:22:02 PM
Franklin School Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski will retire in June of next year. She has worked in education in various capacities for 32 years. Sabolinski said in a letter to the community by making the decision now it will allow the school committee time to recruit... Read more.
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