Local News
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.
06/15/2015 - 04:03:28 PM
Milford Police recently conducted alcohol compliance checks on 42 businesses licensed to sell alcohol. This included restaurants and package stores. Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin said Prezo's on East Main Street failed and served a beer to the undercover operative without... Read more.
06/15/2015 - 03:50:27 PM
Two huge, 120 foot long propane tank trucks are parked on Park and Congress Streets in Milford and have been since yesterday when the drivers were unable to make safe turns to get the tanks to the Grafton and Upton Railroad Yard in Hopedale. Police Chief Ti O'Loughlin... Read more.
06/11/2015 - 03:03:31 PM
Milford Police received several reports of car break ins yesterday. The incidents occurred on Cedar, Eben, High, Haven and Spruce Streets and Caroline Drive. Money, jewelry, a GPS, sunglasses, a laptop, briefcase and checkbooks were stolen. Residents are reminded to... Read more.
06/11/2015 - 02:55:52 PM
A hearing will be held in Medway tonight on the proposed Exelon Electric Generating Facility to be located on a ten acre site on Summer Street. If approved the facility would begin operations in 2018. The state siting board is holding the hearing to gather input on the... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 03:17:37 PM
Milford teachers, administrators and the entire staff, as well as the students, are being challenged to take a break from electronics from 7pm on June 16th to 7am the following day. It was the idea of Nursing Director Judy Dagnese. All devices such as cell phones... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 03:01:32 PM
Milford School Committee Chairman Mike Walsh told WMRC yesterday that he will continue to look into the incident at the high school involving graduating seniors who roamed the hallways and classrooms causing a disturbance and damage as outlined by member Scott Harrison... Read more.
06/10/2015 - 02:57:18 PM
A 54 year old man, who is a convicted arsonist, was arrested by Milford Police yesterday. John Wylie of Prospect Street was picked up on a warrant issued by the Worcester Superior Court Probation Department originating from the original charges of arson, breaking and... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:44:34 AM
The Milford Public Schools Summer Reading Committee will be distributing summer reading materials this week at all district schools. Milford Public School students, grades PreK-12, are required to participate in the summer reading program. Students in grades PreK-4... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:31:11 AM
The Mendon Upton School Committee meets tonight to review the current budget and discuss school choice projections for the next year. In other business members will review the new $31.8 million budget. Mendon Selectmen meet this evening to hold a hearing on a request... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:21:54 AM
Six Milford High School students and four chaperones are in China for a continuation of the foreign exchange program. Assistant Superintendent Doctor Kevin McIntyre is leading the group. They left Friday, landing in Beijing after a 13 hour flight. McIntyre said they... Read more.
06/08/2015 - 10:01:21 AM
Milford Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin visited Ed Thompson on Daybreak Monday morning to discuss a number of topics including Sunday's house fire in Milford and the recent windshief wiper law. Read more.
06/08/2015 - 09:40:10 AM
A fire at a home on Oliver Court in Milford was destroyed yesterday. The fire broke out around 9:20pm and was quickly reported by several calls to police. Authorities reported heavy fire coming from the garage and the house itself. Crews from Hopedale, Franklin... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 03:11:14 PM
Watering with Automatic Sprinklers is only allowed on your trash collection day between the hours 5 PM and 9AM. Handheld hose watering allowed at any time. Lawn Sprinklers and Automatic Irrigation System are allowed only on your trash collection day and only between... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 02:42:29 PM
Students at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton have the option to take four years of Spanish. Academic electives have been a major focus in recent years as part of the world language program. Over the past five years the program has introduced a placement exam for incoming... Read more.
06/03/2015 - 02:03:31 PM
The end of the fiscal year is a few weeks away and so far town departments in Milford have spent $66.3 million of the $87.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015. The schools have used $31.2 million of their $42.7 million appropriation. Public safety, $8 million of the... Read more.
06/02/2015 - 01:28:06 PM
A few months ago WMRC was contacted by a local charity that was raising money for a local child suffering from Leukemia as well as an anonomous family who was dealing with a similar situation. Fund raising events were planned by A 2nd Chance, a local organization who... Read more.
06/01/2015 - 12:10:08 PM
The Hopedale Memorial Elementary School Student Council will be collecting non-perishable food donations from May 26 – June 18. Donations will benefit Hopedale School District families over the summer who are experiencing financial hardship. Donations may be dropped in... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 12:10:04 PM
A $100 donation was made by the ERA Key Realty Milford office for the people of Nepal who have recently been struck by an epic earthquake. The death toll reached just over 7,000 people, a huge number of people in a country of just 28 million. They made the donation... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 11:22:29 AM
Milford Police and Rescue responded to a call stating that a 2 year old boy had fallen out of a second story window. This happened at a home on Whitney Street at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. According to the Milford Police log, the 2 year old fell about 20 feet out... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 11:09:51 AM
An Uxbridge man, a level 3 sex offender and big lottery winner, is scheduled to appear in Worcester Superior Court today. He's accused of child rape among other connected charges. 62 year old Daniel Snay is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child... Read more.
05/29/2015 - 10:48:54 AM
The plan to run a high pressure natural gas pipeline through the towns of Franklin, Bellingham and Medway has been withdrawn for now. The announcement from the Spectra Energy Company, which owns the Algonquin Transmission Pipeline, came yesterday, hours before a state... Read more.
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