Local News
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.
09/21/2015 - 03:58:00 PM
Hopedale Selectmen meet tonight when they will appoint Mario Sousa Jr as a full time police officer. He will begin his new assignment October 1st. The board will accept the retirement of Officer Wayne Minnichielli. He has served on the force for 26 years and leaves... Read more.
09/21/2015 - 03:55:40 PM
Milford police are investigating an incident early this morning after a resident of Kellet Drive said he was assaulted and robbed. Brian O'Sullivan, 38, or 19 Kellet Drive was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery and on a warrant. Read more.
09/21/2015 - 06:41:13 AM
When her cell phone rang on the morning of the Patriots season opener versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, the last person New Hope’s CEO Marcia Szymanski expected to hear on the other end of the line was Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Read more.
09/16/2015 - 04:29:21 PM
The Milford Planning Board approved a concrete plant for East Main Street near the residential area of Zain Ridge. Area residents strongly protested the plant at a precious meeting and the one last night. They are concerned about traffic, noise and environmental issues... Read more.
09/15/2015 - 04:31:27 PM
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.
09/11/2015 - 07:51:20 AM
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.
09/09/2015 - 07:37:18 AM
A Franklin man was shot in the leg yesterday afternoon after he poured gasoline inside and outside his home and threatened to sever a gas line in order to blow the School Street house up. Davis Thayer Elementary School was evacuated. They man was treated for injuries... Read more.
09/08/2015 - 09:28:43 AM
24 year-old Bryan Johnson who is accused shooting his own police cruiser and then communicating false information to the police and the community is currently under arrest. Johnson will be arraigned once his psychiatric evaluation... Read more.
09/02/2015 - 03:36:48 PM

From MSP News.com - Massachusetts State Police and several local police departments are investigating shots fired into a Millis Police Department cruiser at approximately 3 pm. on Forest Road in that town. The cruiser was struck by gunfire, then crashed and caught on...
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09/01/2015 - 11:36:38 AM
In what could be a precedence setting decision, Milford Selectmen last night, on a two to one vote, with Chairman Brian Murray dissenting, changed the voting locations of residents living in precincts four and six. Bill Buckley and Will Kingkade voted in the affirmative... Read more.
08/31/2015 - 04:10:44 PM
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.
08/31/2015 - 03:59:44 PM
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.
08/28/2015 - 09:40:06 AM
Holliston police are investigating a stabbing last night at Goodwill park. The victim was given first aid at the scene and flown by a medical helicopter to a Boston Hospital. The man has non-life threatening injuries. Read more.
08/28/2015 - 09:18:57 AM
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.
08/27/2015 - 11:55:54 AM
A 19 year veteran of the Franklin police department, Lieutent Thomas Lynch, is the towns new deputy chief. He was appointed by Chief Steven Semerjian and administrator Jeff Nutting. He was promoted to sergeant in the year 2000 and then lieutenant two years later. Lynch... Read more.
08/27/2015 - 11:04:38 AM
The Bellingham planning board tonight will review a solar array development plan, storm management permit, and landfill site on South Maple Street. A decision is due by the end of next month. A discussion will be held regarding victory packaging warehouse fencing changes... Read more.
08/26/2015 - 11:16:30 AM
The search is on for a new school superintendent in Hopedale. Pamela Smith, who served as pupil personnel services director, is handling the position until a decision is made. The decision is not expected to happen until this school year is over. Parents and residents... Read more.
08/26/2015 - 10:29:16 AM
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.
08/25/2015 - 11:58:22 AM
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.
08/25/2015 - 11:00:17 AM
Milford Police are investigating an extremely sad case of fraud. The woman, who will not identify, lives on Blanchard Road told authorities some one claimed to be holding her grandson hostage. She was scammed out of 4 thousand dollars. People are urged to be aware of... Read more.
08/25/2015 - 10:38:47 AM
The 9th Annual WMRC Radiothon for the Oliva Fund for Cancer yesterday raised $82,057 dollars. The broadcast went from 7 in the morning until 5:40 in the evening taking in contributions large and small. The contributions assist those going through the illness that has... Read more.
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