Local News
04 / 22 / 2016
  - 10:26:09 AM
The 26th Annual Milford Senior Citizen Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is today at noon. Approximately 200 people will be honored for their service throughout the year. Joe Donaher and Jean Dudley will be honored as volunteers of the year. Special citations will be... Read more

04/19/2016 - 01:47:24 PM
Milford Town Council Gerry Moody has cautioned the library board of trustees to ensure their meeting postings for open and executive sessions are handled properly. He noticed a meeting posting for April 7th to be in significant non-compliance with the open meeting law... Read more.
04/19/2016 - 12:01:27 PM
Incoming Milford Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre today announced that he has narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Woodland Elementary principal down to three highly-qualified individuals. The position of Woodland Elementary principal is currently held... Read more.
04/18/2016 - 08:20:15 AM
Those interested in attending the race this year are also being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers and spectators. Read more.
04/15/2016 - 01:30:05 PM
What's the best way to say "thank you" for a life-changing high school experience? For seniors in the Blackstone Valley Tech Class of 2016, it's building a bridge, painting a library, and performing other acts of community service for the towns that support their... Read more.
04/14/2016 - 03:02:48 PM
This morning, Thursday April 14th, on WMRC Daybreak News, Massachusetts Representative John Fernandes was Ed Thompson's guest at 8am. Though they discussed many issues and topics, Representative Fernandes made a major announcement that you heard first right here on WMRC... Read more.
04/12/2016 - 02:22:38 PM
The Hopedale Friend of the Elders and the High School Politics Club will hold a candidates forum tomorrow night for selectmen, school committee and town clerk candidates. The event will be held in the Dennet Auditorium of the high school at 6:30pm. WMRC will hold a... Read more.
04/11/2016 - 09:25:34 AM
A rash of bomb threats have been received this morning throughout the state. Confirmed threats in Ayer, Brookline, Cambridge, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leominster, Marlboro, Stonham, Wakefield and Medway. Some schools have been evacuated as a precaution like Medway High... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:52:41 PM
A report issued yesterday by the Disability Law Center of Boston alleges abuse and neglect at the Evergreen Center on Fortune Boulevard in Milford. The 13 page report has been obtained by WMRC. The investigation found a 17 year old student was injured by a staff member... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:40:53 PM
An Uxbridge High School Drama Club fundraiser designed to help an educators family in need has run afoul of state law and the $4,200 raised cannot be given to the family according to Superintendent Kevin Carney. The proceeds from a performance of a school play were going... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:29:36 PM
Upton Selectmen approved a solarize program. Last month a presentation was made by the green communities committee recommending that an application be submitted to join this program. 98 residents have already installed solar arrays on their homes. This new program... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 01:46:23 PM
April is Autism Awareness month. In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month: The Franklin Police Department has posted a new form on its website. The form is for first responders and is designed to assist them in a search or interaction with a person who is on the Autism... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 11:37:17 AM
A teacher at Nipmuc High School in the Mendon Upton District has been recognized with an excellence award. Ronald Cochran was honored as a Partner in Excellence Award for his work as a teacher of advanced calculus and computer science. It's his second time winning the... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 11:19:35 AM
Milford Selectman Chairman Brian Murray defeated Pat Holland in yesterday's election. Murray got 2,376 votes to Holland's 1,305. Milford voters returned Joe Morais to his seat on the school committee for another three years with 2,337 votes. Veteran Personnel Board... Read more.
04/05/2016 - 01:49:48 PM
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.
04/05/2016 - 12:45:51 PM
Superintendent of Milford Public Schools Dr. Robert A. Tremblay was recently selected by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to receive an award at their annual Business and Education Forum for his role in helping the Foundation accomplish their mission of... Read more.
04/01/2016 - 01:22:50 PM
With the impending weather coming… residents, voters, candidates need to be aware that our phones may go down on Tuesday. Our phone system is now internet based, so If there is bad weather we may lose our phones and internet. If anyone has questions about election day... Read more.
03/30/2016 - 12:18:51 PM
Milford Police were called out last night for an attempted suicide. The caller found her brother covered in self inflicted cuts to his arm and abdomen. The man took off on foot wearing only his underwear. Canine units from Mendon and Bellingham, as well as state police... Read more.
03/30/2016 - 12:03:53 PM
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.
03/30/2016 - 11:57:20 AM
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.

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03/29/2016 - 11:58:47 AM
Upton selectmen meet tonight to receive a presentation by Colonial Power Company for an electricity aggregation program to help lower residents bills. Customers can participate in long term fixed rates and greener power supply options. No tax dollars are used for the... Read more.
03/29/2016 - 11:51:51 AM
The town of Medway will be installing new drains in the Lee Street area. This work is funded by a state grant to prevent flooding in the neighborhood. The work will take place in the existing roadway on Lee Street from Main Street, Route 9 to Growin Drive. The project... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:18:23 PM
Milford Police yesterday searched for a man who had threatened suicide and ran off into the woods in the Eben Street and Cormier Circle area. Mendon sent over their canine unit. The man was found using the fire departments thermal imaging device and brought to the... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:11:51 PM
Mendon Selectmen Rich Scofield told WMRC the board is looking at all legal means to fund the contract for Administrator Kim Newman. They gave her a 34% pay raise and needed $14 thousand to fund it for the rest of this fiscal year. Residents rejected the funds last week... Read more.
03/16/2016 - 10:45:01 AM
WMRC Breaking News - Bellingham Market Basket employee found a pressure cooker in a shopping cart in the plaza parking lot this morning. Many stores have been evacuated. Bomb squad is on the scene. Read more.
03/11/2016 - 10:42:44 AM
Chief of Police Stephan H. Semerjian is pleased to announce the hire of a new Franklin Police Officer bringing the Departments sworn police officer number to 46. After an extensive background investigation which included education, financial and personal character... Read more.
03/09/2016 - 02:22:15 PM
The Milford Finance Committee meets tonight to discuss the funding for the proposed bus route article that will be on the annual town meeting warrant. The budget for BVT and the Woodland School Project will be reviewed as well as the school budget and the use of iPads... Read more.
03/09/2016 - 02:01:45 PM
Faced with significant cost-hikes in health insurance and pension obligations, the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District initiated aggressive measures to decrease its proposed annual budget, including adoption of a new healthcare option, acquisition of... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:38:28 PM
The design of Medway’s business future was in the forefront at the Medway Business Council’s meeting at Restaurant 45 on February 17. Tom Gay, Clerk of the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board (PEDB) and representative to the Design Review Committee (DRC)... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:26:01 PM
Milford Police and Fire Department EMTs responded to two drug overdoses early yesterday morning within an hour of each other. One was on Pheasant Circle where a 30 year old was unresponsive and not breathing when they arrived. The drug Narcan was administered and the... Read more.
03/07/2016 - 03:21:53 PM
An independent law firm's investigation of Mendon Selectman Mark Reil and Administrator Kim Newman has been completed and is in the hands of selectmen and Public Safety Director Ernie Horn. WMRC has learned the report is 13 pages in length and Horn is now reviewing its... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 03:33:38 PM
Bellingham Police recovered $75 thousand worth of marijuana and arrested a resident after she had the drugs shipped to her business. 50 year old Kathleen Stoots is charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribution. A delivery firm noticed... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 10:08:30 AM
On Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 7 pm at the Milford Housing Authority’s Luby Avenue location, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) will launch the Milford site of their Ready to Read early literacy program. Since its start in 2014, Ready to Read has distributed a total of... Read more.
03/01/2016 - 09:53:50 AM
Upton Selectmen tonight will meet with Police Chief Mike Bradley and Fire Chief Aaron Goodale to review changes proposed in their budgets for the new fiscal year including several capital items. The board will discuss their right of first refusal on 47 acres of land... Read more.
02/26/2016 - 01:25:51 PM
Presidential Primary is March 1st. Polls open at 6:00am - 8:00pm at the Franklin High School Gymnasium on Oak St. The last day to vote Absentee is Monday, February 29, until 12:00 noon in the Town Clerks Office. If you are not sure you are a registered voter, what... Read more.
02/25/2016 - 03:52:13 PM
The Upton Board of Selectmen is now accepting scholarship applications from Upton high school seniors planning on furthering their education. The Town of Upton Annual Scholarship Policy the Board of Selectmen established in 2012 outlines the applicability and the... Read more.
02/24/2016 - 02:14:28 PM
Citizens for Milford invites all Milford residents to attend its third annual Candidates Forum, which will feature candidates in Milford’s upcoming town election. The Candidates Forum will be held Wednesday, March 16th in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary of the Assumption... Read more.
02/23/2016 - 10:40:54 AM
As many of you know, over February vacation we received some air quality results that showed concerns in two parts of the building at the Clyde Brown Elementary School. We immediately contacted the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health... Read more.
02/19/2016 - 01:21:44 PM
The Franklin Police Department announce the retirement of K9 Ehre. K9 Ehre served the town of Franklin for ten years. During his service K9 Ehre was involved in search and rescue operations for missing elderly and children. K9 Ehre responded to crimes and located... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 10:38:43 AM
Police Matrons are responsible for monitoring female prisoners while in the custody of the Milford Police Department. The position also includes searching female prisoners upon the direction of a police officer. Matrons are on-call and are contacted whenever the... Read more.
02/17/2016 - 07:30:00 AM
On Tuesday, February 16 at 10:05 PM, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on Westfield Drive. Upon arrival of public safety personnel, the sole occupant of the attached home had already safely evacuated and confirmed the building was... Read more.
02/16/2016 - 11:03:59 AM
Although a snow storm closed the school during National Wear Red Day on February 5, the wintry weather didn't stop students and staff at Blackstone Valley Tech and its School Based Health Center from celebrating the heart-healthy event. Read more.
02/11/2016 - 03:14:08 PM
Milford Selectmen last night voted unanimously to proceed with having a bus service come to town and seek a $75,000 grant to help defray the cost. Finance Director Zack Taylor will review the proposal and it will also go to the finance committee. The total cost is about... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 04:02:54 PM
A contractor's yard on Haven Street in Milford, operated by JEM Enterprise, Edward and Elaine Martin, has been shut down by a court decision. Two parcels of land were being used. Building Commissioner John Erickson alleged the property was being used illegally and the... Read more.
02/10/2016 - 01:55:33 PM
This year’s list of the safest cities in Massachusetts was released recently by SafeWise, a home security and safety company, and you’ll be happy to know that the WMRC listening area is home to 4 towns ranked in the top 20! Read more.
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