Local News
07 / 16 / 2015
  - 10:55:23 AM
Real estate and personal property tax bills have been mailed by the office of tax collectors. Terry Dias told WMRC 10,248 bills were sent out. This represents a dollar commitment for the first and second quarters of the year totaling $29.4 million dollars. Read more

07/16/2015 - 10:44:01 AM
The long awaited and much anticipated Godfrey Brook repair project in Milford is underway. It began on July 6th. Town engineer Vonnie Reis told WMRC initial work on a sewer pipe between Westbrook Street and West Walnut Street is now being done. The major portion of the... Read more.
07/16/2015 - 10:26:44 AM
A move by three communities, Hopedale, Bellingham, and Franklin for federal funding under the community development block grant program has proven successful with the award of $894 thousand dollars. Hopedale and Bellingham joined up a couple of years ago and received... Read more.
07/15/2015 - 11:52:13 AM
Veteran Milford town official and volunteer Phyliss Ahearn met with Selectmen this week. Ahearn express her dismay and concern at not being reappointed to the geriatric authority after 11 years of service. The vote was two to one with chairman Brian Murray supporting her... Read more.
07/15/2015 - 11:24:07 AM
Mendon Selectmen will be dealing with issues related to the operation of the drive in theater. This after complaints were lodged by residents of the Crest View Neighborhood. The major complaints are the noise from events including a recent concert, a Memorial Day weekend... Read more.
07/14/2015 - 04:35:16 PM
A new shopping plaza with two restaurants won approval last night from the Hopkinton Planning Board. It will be on West Main and Lumber Streets by Route 495 behind an existing plaza. The new complex will begin construction in the next month or so and take about a year... Read more.
07/14/2015 - 03:39:16 PM
Mendon Selectmen last night reviewed the State Supreme Court ruling from last week that told the board the town's bylaws prohibiting the sale of alcohol at the proposed strip club on Route 16 was unconstitutional and violated free speech rights. The board expects to get... Read more.
07/13/2015 - 11:37:26 AM
Mendon Selectmen tonight will discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling against the town. The ruling is concerning the proposed strip club liquor license and they will most likely decide how to proceed. The court said the towns bylaw prohibiting the issue of the permit was... Read more.
07/10/2015 - 12:09:20 PM
A 24 year old Northbridge Woman was killed in a two car accident on Route 140 Milford Street in Upton last night. Molly Anderson of Northbridge died at U-Mass Medical in Worcester. She was the driver of a vehicle and the other operator is listed as 63 year old Antonio... Read more.
07/10/2015 - 11:40:01 AM
The new state budget has funds included for local projects. Representative John Fernandes and Senator Ryan Fattman said yesterday the Milford Youth Center will get $50 thousand dollars, Hopedale will get $60 thousand dollars for public safety dispatch equipment and the... Read more.
07/09/2015 - 10:32:21 AM
Silver Lake and the Jenks Reservoir in Bellingham will be chemically treated to control aquatic vegetation or weeds tomorrow. The lakes will be closed to all uses including, boating, swimming, and fishing. All these activities may resume of Saturday. Use of the water... Read more.
07/09/2015 - 10:03:08 AM
The state Supreme Judicial Court has struck down a Mendon bylaw that prohibited alcohol at a proposed strip club or adult entertainment business to be operated by the Funari's or show time entertainment. The Supreme Judicial Court clearly said the bylaw written by a... Read more.
07/08/2015 - 11:44:12 AM
The Medway design review committee and the planning and economic development board holds a meeting tonight to go over updated draft of design review guidelines. They will be completed this summer and implemented in the fall. The committee members want input from... Read more.
07/07/2015 - 10:39:36 AM
A medical marijuana cultivation facility in Medway could come to an industrial park on Mark Road near the Millis town line. A letter of support from the selectmen was approved on a unanimous vote last night and will be sent to the state department of public health for... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 12:34:01 PM
Theresa Corley left a local establishment, the Train Stop, in Franklin Massachusetts late on the night of December 4, 1978 and went with some others to the Presidential Arms Apartments on West Central Street (Route 140) in Franklin. She left the apartments where she had... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 10:26:46 AM
Milford Selectmen Will Kingkade will serve as the board's liaison to the personnel board. They work to refine the classification and compensation study that was rejected by Selectmen prior to the annual town meeting. Kingkade will also work with the finance committee on... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 10:03:29 AM
Medway Selectmen tonight will discuss hiring a consultant to assist with the proposed expansion of the execelon power plant on Summer Street. The board will accept a $17 thousand dollar donation from the friends of the Medway library. There will be a discussion about... Read more.
07/06/2015 - 09:53:21 AM
A Holliston man will be summoned to court by police in his town. He refused to turn on the utilities to a home he owns after a complaint from Daniel O'Rourke. He lives in Fiske Street. 28 year old Michael Geehan of the same address is charged with being a landlord... Read more.
07/02/2015 - 10:36:55 AM
A Milford man is facing charges following a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Beach and East Main Streets in Milford. 30 year old Segundo Celacaguana of 95 Congress Street is charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and... Read more.
07/02/2015 - 10:30:19 AM
Police in Franklin say the town is dealing with a major gas leak. It's a situation that's under control, but may take a few days to repair. The gas leak is along Forest Street which is closed to thru traffic from King Street to Stage Harbor. Franklin Police officers... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 12:35:12 PM
Milford Police were called to an apartment on Court Square yesterday for a disturbance. During the 911 call, yelling and a crying baby was heard in the background. 21 year old Hannolore Lagene and Yves Oville both from Court Square were charged with assault and battery... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 12:15:30 PM
The Bellingham DPW will be modifying well operations over the next few days as they take another step towards activation of the water filtration system. The Wrentham Road system is now in use for the first time in a month after it was redeveloped. Officials said the... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 11:51:17 AM
Mendon residents showed their support for the school system with Upton. They passed an override for $1.1 million dollars for the $31.8 million dollars new spending package. The final vote was 1,112 in favor and 893 opposed. Chairman of the school committee, Phil Dezutter... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 11:32:43 AM
Milford Police Officer, Rob Tusino, saved the life of a 51 year old woman last night. The woman last night over dosed on heroin at the La Quinta Inn on Beaver Street with the use of the drug Narcan. Narcan is available to all officers in their cruisers. The use of the... Read more.
07/01/2015 - 10:51:32 AM
A tractor trailer has overturned at Highland and Prentice Street in Holliston just after 10am this morning closing the streets indefinitely. It appeared to be carrying gravel but additional crews were called to assist clean-up after liquids were discovered leaking from... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 04:06:36 PM
Representative Jeff Roy of Franklin hosts a forum tonight on heroin and opioid issues facing his town and others. He said the goal is to establish a community coalition around the drug abuse and the successful model has involved the schools, police, medical... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 04:00:34 PM
Milford selectmen, on a unanimous vote, gave a warning to Prezo's Restaurant after they failed an alcohol compliance check last month. The owner said the bartender who served the police operative had been terminated. Chairman Brian Murray said over the years there has... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 03:55:25 PM
A new Milford teachers contract for the next three years has been approved by both the union and school committee. Chairman Mike Walsh told WMRC the educators will get a two percent pay increase in the first and second year and two and a half in the third year of the... Read more.
06/30/2015 - 03:52:42 PM
After three interviews last night, Milford selectmen hired Christopher Pilla of Marston Road in Whitinsville as the new town treasurer. Eight people applied for the position including four from Milford. Read more.
06/26/2015 - 01:53:19 PM
The Mendon Finance Committee recently elected Mike Merolli as the new chairman succeeding Chris Burke who is now a selectman. Brian Guzman will serve as vice chair. Chuck Scharnagle and former selectman Lawney Tinio were interviewed to fill an opening on the panel... Read more.
06/26/2015 - 01:49:27 PM
Road improvement work will be done soon on Cedar Street in Milford and Main Street near the hospital. Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli said the potholes that have been marked for fixing will be ground out and repaved. Read more.
06/25/2015 - 11:41:08 AM
The groundbreaking for the Mendon Taft Library project was held last night. The work on the library will begin right away. The Mendon library director, Andrew Jenrich, said even with all the electronic devices available and people's reading habits are changing. Jenrich... Read more.
06/25/2015 - 11:07:03 AM
Two payments in lieu of tax agreements will be negotiated by Mendon Selectmen for solar projects on Milford Street. The former Taft orchard property owned by the town and at the Miscoe Hill School after town meeting was approved last night. Both of the agreements with... Read more.
06/25/2015 - 10:55:20 AM
Stop And Shop and Hannaford's supermarkets will merge into one entity. This will create one of the largest supermarket chains in the country. Milford has both of the stores with Hannaford's on Medway Road and Stop And Shop in East Main Street. Read more.
06/25/2015 - 10:41:43 AM
A home on Washington Street in Franklin was damaged due to a fire yesterday morning. The cost of the damage is about $200,000. When firefighters arrived there was smoke and flames coming out of the basement and the first floor of the house. It took crews about an hour to... Read more.
06/23/2015 - 11:16:45 AM
As damaging storms move out of the Midwestern United States, the potential is great for severe weather in Massachusetts today. When severe weather and thunderstorms threaten, the American Red Cross reminds people to prepare by... Read more.
06/23/2015 - 10:23:53 AM
Mendon fire department medical personnel were called to an incident yesterday, when a man fell about eight feet on Adare Road. Boston Med Flight was called and landed on Mowry Street to transport the man to the hospital. Read more.
06/23/2015 - 09:48:50 AM
A large portion of Massachusetts, including the Greater Milford Area, is bracing for what petrologists are calling a "significant severe weather event" that is supposed to hit our area this afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail, severe thunderstorms and rain and... Read more.
06/23/2015 - 09:48:02 AM
Amy Leone of Hopedale has been named an unsung heroine by the state commission on the status of women. Representative John Fernandes nominated Leone for the honor because of her work as a mental health counselor, her many humanitarian affiliations, and her endeavors on... Read more.
06/22/2015 - 10:23:21 AM
The second Mendon-Upton school override vote in Mendon is about a week away. The school committee wants the total 31.8 million dollar package for next year. The chairman Phil Dezutter told WMRC that he and his colleagues respect the recent negative vote by Mendon... Read more.
06/22/2015 - 10:08:41 AM
A proposed Village Center District for Mendon will be discussed by the planning board tonight. The board anticipates that development and redevelopment will take place on smaller lots of different ownership. The board also anticipates that there may be opportunities for... Read more.
06/19/2015 - 11:26:24 AM
Exciting times are in store this year as Charles River Bank (CRB), founded September 7, 1915 as Medway Co-operative Bank, celebrates 100 years of service to local communities. Beginning this spring and continuing through early fall, the bank will have special events and... Read more.
06/19/2015 - 11:14:03 AM
Today, Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) launched the Stop Addiction In Its Tracks public awareness campaign to educate parents about the warning signs of opioid misuse as part of the Commonwealth’s preventative strategy and... Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:48:57 PM
Kennedy-Donovan Center in Milford is in need of a Weekend Overnight/In Home Respite Provider. You would need to be able to provide overnight care within your own home for a 13 year old boy with autism. A minimum of two Saturdays per month are needed. Other overnights... Read more.
06/18/2015 - 03:34:57 PM
Beautify Uxbridge will be entering into their 10th year of planting flowers in various areas within their community. They are always in need of volunteers to help maintain these areas. This includes primarily the watering of various flower pots. Read more.
06/18/2015 - 09:23:08 AM
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising events again in 2015. Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand... Read more.
06/17/2015 - 11:39:11 AM
Mendon firefighters battled a fire on George Street last night. The Norman Cox barn was destroyed and burnt to the ground. The flames and smoke billowed into the air for quite some time until the blaze was brought under control. The old barn caved in due to the fire... Read more.
06/17/2015 - 11:12:58 AM
The five day Fourth of July celebration in Franklin is all set to go. It will feature entertainment, specialty foods, carnival rides and a laser light show. Although the popular parade will be missing this year. Officials said it has been canceled because of the ongoing... Read more.
06/16/2015 - 10:34:31 AM
Milford selectmen made their annual appointments and reappointments last night. The only one not getting approval was former administrator, Phyliss Ahearn, who served on the Geriatric Authority. Read more.
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