Local News
11 / 04 / 2015
  - 03:11:43 PM
It now appears that Mendon Selectmen will receive an application for an adult entertainment business on Milford Street. Earlier this year the state supreme judicial court ruled in favor of the issuance of a liquor license for the business and ruled against the town. Now... Read more

11/03/2015 - 03:34:09 PM
Hopkinton Police are continuing their investigation into two reports of children receiving toilet tank tablets while they were trick or treating in the downtown area Saturday night. Two parents, independently reported the incidents. Their children were between 6 and 14... Read more.
11/03/2015 - 03:06:48 PM
Holliston Police quickly apprehended those responsible for stealing three puppies valued at $1000 each from a kennel on Concord Street. The theft occurred over the past weekend. A tip lead authorities to a home in Plainville were the dogs were found. Detectives are... Read more.
10/30/2015 - 10:30:41 AM
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.
10/30/2015 - 09:38:14 AM
Upton Selectmen this week finalized the warrant for a special town meeting next month. The are 20 articles. Funds will be sought for fire department equipment, a vehicle for Town Manager Blythe Robinson, a vehicle for the animal control department, for a storage... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:16:18 PM
An Uxbridge man, 55 year old Dennis Cambell, was arrested last night by state police after making a false bomb threat at Logan Airport. He was apprehended on the plane after making the comment to other passengers that he had a bomb in his bag. The flight was delayed... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:06:22 PM
Once again Milford Police detectives continued their assault on the use and sale of illegal drubs by arresting two men from Lynn and Dorcester yesterday. They both face heroin trafficking charges. Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC last night that authorities seized heroin... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:00:38 PM
Hopkinton's Treasurer Collector Maureen Dwinnel is retiring after 27 years on the job. She served as a selectman for six years, five as a chairman. Her last day on the job is Thursday, December 31st. The position has been posted by the town. Resumes are due in by... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 03:55:14 PM
Mendon and Upton public safety officials conducted lockdown drills for students and staff at Nipmuc High and the Memorial School yesterday. Officials said everything went according to plan and the drills were successful. The exercise is designed to plan for trouble... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 02:57:41 PM
Milford Selectmen have been informed by Blackstone Valley School Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick of what he calls a significant increase on the town's enrollment for this year. He said the enrollment figures show the town has 173 students compared to 150 as of... Read more.
10/28/2015 - 01:05:41 PM
Milford Police continue to crack down on illegal use and sale of drugs in the area. Yesterday they arrested four people with the assistance of the Worcester Drug Task Force, State and Hopedale Police detectives. Timothy Kedski, 31, and Candace Blacksmore, 25, both of... Read more.
10/28/2015 - 10:29:34 AM
Blackstone Valley Tech's annual Aging Well Assessment Day is a production of the BVT Post-Secondary Practical Nursing program, which established the event as a way for its adult-learners to practice real-life application of their nursing skills and theory. Each year... Read more.
10/27/2015 - 03:02:36 PM
The curbing will be placed on East Central Street from Cottage Street to Summer Street and Sidewalks completed by the end of next week (weather permitting). Paving will take place on Emmons Street, West Central Street and Summer Street at night later this week but most... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 04:28:37 PM
Milford Police have ratified their new three year contract with the town. A settlement was reached last Tuesday with a mediator after several months of tense negotiations. The deal gives police officers two percent increases in each of the first two years and two and a... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 04:21:27 PM
With the current weather pattern and the steady decrease in water levels at Echo Lake, the Milford Water Company has increased the use restrictions from stage three to stage four in order to prevent the levels from getting too low hindering the firms ability to recharge... Read more.
10/26/2015 - 03:51:05 PM
In partnership with Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., Blackstone Valley Tech will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of renovations on the Alternatives campus. Utilizing a $25,000 award from the SkillsUSA/Lowe's 2015 Campus Improvement Grant Program and... Read more.
10/23/2015 - 11:22:52 AM
MassDevelopment has issued a $4.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Dean College, a Franklin school that will use bond proceeds to buy Franklin Center Commons II, a 36,000-square-foot, three-story building at 17 East Central Street. The first floor of the building... Read more.
10/22/2015 - 04:28:08 PM
As part of its commitment to the community, UniBank has announced that a donation in the amount of $7,500 has been made to support the Community Harvest Project in their mission to provide hunger relief and build healthier communities in Central Massachusetts. Read more.
10/22/2015 - 04:21:45 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center’s new emergency department will be open to patients on Wednesday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 a.m., at which time the old emergency room entrance will close. The new emergency department is located in the Meehan Family Pavilion and the... Read more.
10/21/2015 - 02:40:44 PM
On Tuesday October 21, 2015 Milford Police Detectives along with the DEA Worcester HIDTA Task Force and the Hopedale Police Detectives Arrested Thomas DePaolo, Kimberly Heron for Distribution of Class A Drugs, Possession of Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute... Read more.
10/21/2015 - 02:34:40 PM
A forum will be held in Medway tonight on the proposed Exelon power plant expansion project for Summer Street. Town officials and experts on the project will be on hand to answer questions and present information. Selectmen this week approved a host agreement with the... Read more.
10/19/2015 - 04:01:16 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight will accept the resignation of Zoning Enforcement Officer Lori Ann Braza and begin the search for her successor. She worked in the building department for ten years. Resumes from qualified candidates are due by November 9th. Interviews will... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 11:01:16 AM
The fire at a historic building on Main Street in Upton remains under investigation but Chief Aaron Goodale said yesterday the cause remains undetermined but the two causes investigators cannot rule out are arson and electrical. The blazer is being investigated by the... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 10:42:31 AM
The admissions policy at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton will change with the new group of students seeking acceptance to the popular school. About 900 students from the 13 towns in the district apply each year with about 300 accepted based on several specific... Read more.
10/16/2015 - 10:09:59 AM
It is likely the Medway School Committee will hire interim superintendent Armand Pires as the new leader of the system. He will now be evaluated internally as one of the candidates for the position. The search will continue for other applicants but Pires will be the... Read more.
10/14/2015 - 04:20:34 PM
Private donations in Upton raised $40,000 to purchase a new jaws of life rescue tool for the fire department. Cash donations and a bottle and can drive for the past year helped with the fund raising effort. A student at Blackstone Valley Tech, Andrea Matellian helped... Read more.
10/14/2015 - 03:57:42 PM
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.
10/13/2015 - 11:58:45 AM
In the largest technology buyout ever, Dell Computer has agreed to buy EMC in Hopkinton for $67 billion. EMC has long been a strong force in Hopkinton and one of the state's largest companies employing 9,500 people. The impact locally won't be known for quite some time... Read more.
10/13/2015 - 11:50:25 AM
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.
10/08/2015 - 03:17:24 PM
WMRC Daybreak Audio - A significant piece of legislation filed by Representative John Fernandes addresses the heroin-opiod crisis passed the house yesterday and now goes to senate. It deals with the drug Fentanyl. District Attorney Joe Early tells us more... Read more.
10/08/2015 - 02:51:58 PM
The Bellingham Planning Board will review the Bellingham Shores subdivision on Center and Cross Streets tonight. A pharmacy on Pulaski Boulevard and special town meeting articles for this month. Hopedale's special town meeting scheduled for next month has been moved... Read more.
10/06/2015 - 12:23:47 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the $54 million building expansion project. Named the Meehan Family Pavilion, this is Milford Regional’s largest expansion to date – a 78,000 square-foot addition that... Read more.
10/06/2015 - 10:41:51 AM
Hopedale Selectmen last night made a major decision not to change the lease and taxes paid by the country club, in essence backing their board of assessors even after club officials said the property is not worth the $6.6 million it's assessed at. The vote to make no... Read more.
10/06/2015 - 10:23:37 AM
Milford Selectmen, as expected last night, voted unanimously to give taxpayers the largest tax relief amount ever of $2.8 million when the new rate is set next month. Finance Director Zack Taylor made a presentation and told the board he would recommend $2 million but... Read more.
10/05/2015 - 01:20:09 PM
A fire early yesterday morning, that has been deemed suspicious, destroyed a large abandoned building on Main Street in Upton. When the first crews arrived the entire building was engulfed in flames and smoke. It's believed the blaze was set because there were several... Read more.
10/05/2015 - 12:18:11 PM
The Milford Police Department recently did liquor license compliance checks on 16 stores that sell alcohol. All passed the test refusing to sell to a 21 year old police operative. 28 restaurants were also checked with only one, Casa Brazil, on Main Street, failing by... Read more.
10/01/2015 - 03:20:20 PM
The Milford Police Department is reminding residents that the department will be conducting it's annual night time firearms training sessions this week, weather permitting. The next training session will be taking place tonight and Saturday night starting at 4pm and... Read more.
10/01/2015 - 03:12:35 PM
An Upton woman will not be seeing any jail time despite stealing more than $100 thousand in social security benefits and giving false information on applications to receive other state benefits. 64 year old Patricia Kwiatkowski had pleaded guilty to stealing public... Read more.
10/01/2015 - 02:58:07 PM
The Milford Regional Medical Center's $54 million building and expansion project, which broke ground early in 2014, celebrated the progress with a ribbon cutting ceremony today, with an open house slated for Sunday. The vice President of Clinical and Support Services... Read more.
10/01/2015 - 02:47:50 PM
Police in Franklin arrested two men from Rhode Island. The result of a motor vehicle traffic stop. The driver, 59 year old Randy Daignault of Woonsocket, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license while his passenger, 46 year old Raymond LaPearle... Read more.
09/29/2015 - 01:36:56 PM
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.
09/28/2015 - 02:26:26 PM
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.
09/28/2015 - 01:45:10 PM
The Mendon Upton School Committee meets tonight to discuss the PARK and MCAS tests, the fiscal year 2016 budget, district action plans and Miscoe Hill athletics and an extra curricular program. The Upton Joint Library and Council on Aging Feasibility Committee meets... Read more.
09/28/2015 - 01:35:25 PM
A fresh look at Milford's historic town meeting may be done in the coming months. Jose Costa and Reno Reluzio will discuss the enhancement initiative with selectmen tonight. The study will cover issues ranging from the physical facilities of the meeting hall, the manner... Read more.
09/23/2015 - 12:57:17 PM
Franklin Town Council members tonight will approve using half a million dollars from the hotel tax and $101,500 from the sale of land on West Central Street to complete the second floor project at the senior center. Members previously approved spending one million... Read more.
09/23/2015 - 12:38:12 PM
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.
09/23/2015 - 12:17:19 PM
Medway Police say that a routine investigation at a home on Legion Avenue Monday resulted in the seizure of a stockpile of illegal firearms and a few homemade explosives for which the bomb squad was called in to remove. Handguns, riffles and shotguns, as well as... Read more.
09/22/2015 - 04:35:49 PM
Milford Police charged the same three people twice within an hour early yesterday morning after a report on a fight on Luby Avenue. John Hayes, 41, of Christopher Road in Holliston is charged with assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and threatening to commit... Read more.
09/22/2015 - 04:25:59 PM
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.
09/21/2015 - 04:01:53 PM
Milford and area State Representative Attorney John Fernandes was honored last week by the Boston Bar Association with the distinguished Legislator of the Year Award. The organization said Fernandes has been the force behind many positive changes while serving in the... Read more.
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