Local News
03 / 05 / 2015
  - 04:37:32 PM
The State Supreme Judicial Court takes up the Mendon adult entertainment case today and will hear from attorney's for the Funaris who want to open a strip club but have been denied the important liquor license. A superior court ruled against the town on issues such as... Read more

03/04/2015 - 09:48:13 AM
Franklin school officials have distributed a picture of a man who entered the Paramenter Elementary School without a security check and managed to walk down a hallway unchallenged until a teacher confronted the man. He left without incident. A letter went out to parents... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 04:08:16 PM
The Mendon Taft Library Committee meets tonight to get an update on fund raising, the budget including the status of $50 thousand for energy efficiency improvements and donation materials. A parent survey and the new budget will be discussed when the Uxbridge School... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 03:44:10 PM
Medway Selectmen will support a meals tax. The article will be on the annual town meeting warrant this spring. The funds, about $150 thousand a year, would be used to reduce the town's post retirement account liability. Some of the new revenue would go into the free... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 03:38:39 PM
Millis Police are investigating an incident overnight during which a man was badly beaten. A woman called police saying that her friends was being attacked by four people at the corner of Main and Milliron Streets. The victim was med-flighted to a hospital with... Read more.
03/03/2015 - 02:45:30 PM
The Mendon Upton School Committee last night decided not to pursue having a joint town meeting for the school budget. Superintendent Doctor Joe Maruszczak had told WMRC he was opposed to the idea because it would be contentious and detrimental to future cooperation... Read more.
03/02/2015 - 12:27:59 PM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will open a special town meeting warrant. The session will be held on March 31st. Bellingham Selectmen meet tonight to make an appointment to the High School Principal Search Committee. Resumes are being sought and an appointment will be made... Read more.
02/28/2015 - 09:25:38 AM
The major renovations at the Milford Youth Center is underway and is on schedule. Chairman of the Building Committee, Selectman Brian Murray took WMRC's Ed Thompson on a tour Thursday and lots of work is being done on all three floors. The building is pretty much gutted... Read more.
02/25/2015 - 04:04:39 PM
The Franklin School Committee last night adopted a policy whereby principals may accept memorial donations in honor of a deceased student other than a scholarship. The policy was accepted on a unanimous vote. Member Trevor Clement was a vocal opponent of the policy... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:49:08 PM
The Franklin School Committee tonight will discuss the Park Test with Joyce Edwards and a district improvement plan. Snow day make up days will also be reviewed.

Bellingham's new budget is being put at $33.8 million for the next fiscal year. The schools will need... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:31:59 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Franklin School Committee recently discussed a policy for lasting memorials to students who have died. Under the agreement the district would accept memorial contributions other than scholarships if the principal agrees. Member Trevor Clement said... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:10:15 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford Selectmen discussed the decision by the Milford National Bank to close its Main Street office in May and how it's an insult to businesses and the continuing effort by the board to revitalize the business district... Read more.
02/24/2015 - 03:04:25 PM
The chairman of the Blackstone Valley School Committee, Joe Hall, told WMRC yesterday that he will seek a seat on the board of selectmen in Bellingham this spring. He took out papers for the position yesterday. He ran for state representative last fall against incumbent... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 04:45:13 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight mill award the contract for a new sound system for upper town hall to Ad-Tech at a cost of $27,477. $50 thousand was appropriated for the purchase. Administrator Rick Villani worked with town engineer Vonnie Reis and Finance Committee Member... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 04:27:11 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Mendon parent and school department critic Mike Watson continues his battle after he alleged Superintendent Dr. Joe Murscheck assaulted him last week at a meeting with a cardboard folder. Upton Police Chief Mike Bradley told WMRC he assigned a detective... Read more.
02/23/2015 - 03:57:20 PM
WMRC-First Class Radio is proud to announce that Frank & Wendy Saba have been selected as the recipient(s) of the 2015 Butch Moore “You Touched Upon My Life” Award. Butch Moore was a local singing legend that toured throughout Ireland, Europe, and the United States... Read more.
02/20/2015 - 10:38:42 AM
It has been a year of transition at New Hope, Inc. – the Attleboro-based nonprofit specializing in support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence – but February marks a new chapter in the storied agency’s history. Board President Patricia Barr announced a unanimous... Read more.
02/20/2015 - 10:10:42 AM
During 2014, the Medway Business Council became aware of several instances of challenges that some local businesses and proposed building projects had navigating the Town of Medway’s design review process. In an effort to strengthen communication between town officials... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 04:01:40 PM
Mending Upton School Business Manager Jay Beyer has answered parent Mike Watson, who has been sharply critical of the handling of the budget in the past and this year. Beyer said Watson used incorrect information and misrepresented the facts which is wrong to do. In... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 03:54:52 PM
The Jefferson Estates apartment complex in Bellingham evacuated on of their buildings yesterday after frozen pipes burst. 200 people were displaced. A sprinkler pipe burst flooding three floors and damaging 52 apartments. Officials said all utilities, gas, electric and... Read more.
02/19/2015 - 03:45:29 PM
Milford Selectmen are in favor of creating a finance department to be led by Accountant Zack Taylor. The concept goes to town meeting in May and then the state legislature. Town Council Member Gerry Moody drafted the document that, if approved, will allow for the...
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02/17/2015 - 01:39:43 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A Valentine's Day domestic dispute involving Hopkinton residents led to a violent shooting in broad daylight at The Holiday Inn Express in Milford on Saturday. Thomas Coburn III, 51, of Briarcliff Drive, fired several shots at Christian Nealon, of... Read more.
02/17/2015 - 01:35:06 PM
Today is the deadline for candidates for town wide office and town meeting members in Milford to return their nomination papers to Town Clerk Amy Neves. Friday was the last day to obtain papers and no one did. Papers must be returned by five today to get on the ballot... Read more.
02/17/2015 - 01:29:43 PM
Mendon Selectmen Chairman Mike Goddard will not run for reelection in the spring. He has served his position since 2010. Nomination papers for the May election become available in the Office of the Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko on Wednesday. Read more.
02/15/2015 - 05:57:01 PM
WMRC has learned that one of the men involved in the Valentine's Day shooting at The Holiday Inn Express in Milford is dead. Thomas Coburn III of Hopkinton was pronounced dead on the scene after an argument with Christian Nealon, also of Hopkinton, ended in shots being... Read more.
02/14/2015 - 04:50:02 PM
This new storm that started this afternoon is going to be a strong one. Not so much for accumulation, although we can expect anywhere from 8 to 12 inches, but for the high winds we'll see starting later Saturday evening. Steady snowfall this evening will make for... Read more.
02/14/2015 - 12:06:36 PM
Early on Saturday morning police were called to the Holiday Inn Express in Milford where a double shooting was reported. Sources tell WMRC that a lover's quarrel was the cause of the shooting. Allegedly a man confronted his significant other after learning that she was... Read more.
02/13/2015 - 03:11:20 PM
An Upton resident, Michelle Goodwin, is asking the regional school committee to explore the feasibility of expanding the two town district to include Uxbridge, Hopedale and Northbridge in the wake of massive budget increases being requested for next year. Goodwin said... Read more.
02/13/2015 - 03:06:38 PM
A 21 year old Milford man was arrested overnight by Milford Police. Quinn Moran of Spruce Street is charged with home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Authorities said a man was stabbed. Police searched an area around Princeton Drive... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:47:16 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Franklin Department of Public Works is educating residents about new trash and recycling regulations that go into effect in July regarding placing trash in recycling bins. It's against the law and communities found doing it will pay the price. Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:36:52 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A Mendon resident, Mike Watson, continues to express concern over build-ups of snow and ice on school roofs. He said in 2011, officials failed to tell the truth about the amount of snow saying it was six inches when after an inspection it turned out to... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 04:08:47 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Upton and Hopedale officials have agreed to a new contract whereby Upton provides safety dispatch services. The new three year agreement goes into effect in July. The town currently pays $18 thousand a year for the service and the increase will bring... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 03:56:20 PM
The Mendon Finance Committee met last night as they continue to create the new budget for fiscal year 2016. At the present time, the shortfall is $141 thousand plus another $250 thousand for snow and ice. This does not touch requests being made by department heads... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 03:44:59 PM
Two articles on a special town meeting warrant in Upton last night won voter approval. $80 thousand dollars from the town hall renovation project will be used to buy land across from the building. It will be used for parking. Residents ok'd the use of $8,500 in... Read more.
02/12/2015 - 03:18:32 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford Selectmen, the Finance Committee and others are working on improving technology that has lagged behind for years. Paul Blivess came on board last summer and has been working to improve the system. FinCom Chairman Mark Shane said extra personnel... Read more.
02/11/2015 - 03:25:16 PM
Upton's election season begins today. Nomination papers become available in the office of Town Clerk Kelly McElreath. All papers must be returned for certification by Monday March 16th.

The Medway Water and Sewer Commission meet tonight to discuss a possible sewer... Read more.
02/11/2015 - 03:14:45 PM
The Bellingham School Committee this week appointed High School Principal Peter Marano as the district's new superintendent. Over the past 16 years he has served in the guidance office, as an assistant principal and then principal. The other candidates was... Read more.
02/11/2015 - 03:05:34 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Upton Board of Health has ended its involvement with attempting to restrict the Grafton and Upton Railroad after a decision from a federal agency that says the railroad is exempt from any local control. Selectmen Bob Fleming read the correspondence... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 12:18:14 PM
The Upton Library Feasibility Committee will review potential sites for a new facility and discuss an owners project manager for the project.

The Medway Community Preservation Committee meets tonight to discuss town meeting articles and the rehabilitation of Choate... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 12:10:03 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A manufacturing bill sponsored by Congressman Joe Kennedy has been signed into law by President Obama. It will create a network of regional manufacturing institutes across the country to support domestic production, drive innovation and expand work force... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 12:05:05 PM
The Mendon Upton school budget is close to $32 million for next year, an increase of $2.1 million. It's driven by the strategic plan put forth by Superintendent Dr. Joe Murscheck. He went over salary issues at a recent meeting. Read more.
02/10/2015 - 11:57:03 AM
Schools in the area are in session today after yesterday's storm. Milford Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay told WMRC there is no consideration of cancelling any planned school vacations. He Said five days have been used and that number is always built into the calendar... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 11:49:26 AM
Milford Finance Committee Chairman Mark Shane is working with his members to formulate the new budget that begins in July. He continued last week to be cautious because of numerous issues.

The town has about $15 million in stabilization, $1.4 in free cash and excess... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 11:37:16 AM
The Mendon Upton School District will assess the snow and ice loads on all roofs after a plea was made for the inspection to the town's public safety director, Ernie Horn, by parent and activist Mike Watson. He expressed concern after several roofs and building... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 11:30:13 AM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Upton Selectmen and the Finance Committee are working on their new budget but said the final document won't be ready until early April. The school budget with Mendon is a cause for concern. Here's Town Manager Blythe Robinson and Chairman Bob Fleming... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 08:25:50 AM
At the January 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Town Manager and Finance Director presented the Capital Improvement Committee’s 10-Year Capital Plan. The CIC has not yet made a recommendation on the proposed $15 million new public works garage on Wood Street, which was... Read more.
02/10/2015 - 07:31:42 AM
Mother Nature just won't let up. Meteorologists are tracking a couple new systems heading our way. The first is expected to hit in just a couple of days. The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall for a 24-hour period beginning at 7am on Thursday. 4 to 6... Read more.
02/09/2015 - 02:57:28 PM
The new Mendon Upton school budget is close to $34 million. A hike of $2.1 million over this year.

The Upton Board of Library Trustees will discuss a joint construction program with the Council on Aging and the status of renovations to the Knowlton-Risteen building... Read more.
02/09/2015 - 02:49:47 PM
Milford will seek to have some of the cost of cleanup from the blizzard reimbursed through FEMA. Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli said that storm alone cost the town $200 thousand. It's likely Milford will ask for $167, 478 dollars in assistance. This includes snow... Read more.
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