Local News
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.
08/21/2015 - 10:05:57 AM
WMRC has learned the controversy over the location of a carnival fundraiser for the Milford Catholic Elementary school maybe resolved. WMRC has been told it will move from East Main near Hamilton Street to the former K-Mart plaza on Medway Road away from any residential... Read more.
08/21/2015 - 08:10:13 AM
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.
08/20/2015 - 12:12:35 PM
Work on the railroad bridge in Franklin will be done over the next few days. The Route 140 ramp to Route 495 South bound will be closed tomorrow through Monday. Traffic will use Grove Street to King Street as a detour. Read more.
08/20/2015 - 11:46:45 AM
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.
08/20/2015 - 11:16:19 AM
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.
08/19/2015 - 11:08:36 AM
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.
08/19/2015 - 10:35:48 AM
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.
08/19/2015 - 10:01:40 AM
A powerful thunderstorm with vivid lightning swept through Bellingham, Franklin, and other area towns yesterday afternoon. The thunderstorms caused some traffic delays because of the heavy down pours and a house hit by lightning on Hunter's Run and another home was... Read more.
08/17/2015 - 11:21:30 AM
Blackstone Valley Tech School in Upton once again today is the first day of school in the area to resume classes after the summer vacation. Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick is beginning his 22nd year he said BVT has the state's longest school year calendar and the... Read more.
08/17/2015 - 11:05:03 AM
Northbridge Selectmen meet tonight on a dog hearing for a canine owned by Kathy Heney of D Street. There have been three biting incidents with this dog. The third seriously injured a young boy. The Heney animal attacked another dog and when the young boy went to help his... Read more.
08/17/2015 - 10:46:22 AM
The Bellingham DPW continuously monitors water consumption and storage tank levels. They ask residents to be prudent with use of water during this weeks hot weather. Watering lawns and gardens during the sunniest and hottest part of the day is an inefficient use of... Read more.
08/12/2015 - 02:13:25 PM
Freshmen at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton report tomorrow for the annual barbecue for new students. Friday they have an orientation day and the first day of classes for all BVT students is Monday August 17th. ID badges are required for all students and staff... Read more.
08/12/2015 - 02:07:49 PM
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.
08/10/2015 - 03:49:54 PM
Water system improvements continue to be made in Bellingham as the new treatment plant is put into service. Residents are reminded water use restrictions remain in place. Outside watering is allowed on your trash collection day only. No lawn sprinklers or automatic... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:27:54 PM
Mendon selectmen met recently with residents of the Crestview Drive area who were complaining about noise from the Mendon Twin Drive-in. Police Chief Ernie Horn said his department received a handful of complaints. Officers investigated and found no violations... Read more.
08/10/2015 - 03:15:01 PM
The investigation into a fatal fire in Mendon over the weekend continues by the state fire marshal's office. When firefighters arrived there was heavy smoke and flames pouring from the right side of the house and the front door was locked. Officer Chris Bettencourt... Read more.
08/06/2015 - 11:51:10 AM
A new Milford teacher contract has been finalized giving the educators a two percent pay hike in the first 2 years and 2 1/2 in the third year. Read more.
08/05/2015 - 10:19:59 AM
Lake Nipmuc in Mendon will be treated for nuisance aquatic vegetation on Monday. The beach will be closed and reopened next Tuesday. The water may not be used for drinking, cooking, irrigation, or watering of livestock until Sunday August 16th. Boating and fishing may... Read more.
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