Local News
01 / 20 / 2023
  - 07:10:14 AM
HOPEDALE - The Bancroft Memorial Library is pleased to share the news that our application for the Association for Rural & Small Libraries Sustainable & Resilient New England Libraries Grant has been awarded full funding in the amount of $10,000. The grant is... Read more

01/19/2023 - 08:10:36 AM
HOPKINTON — As the new year begins and the Hopkinton Emergency Fund continues to help residents in need of emergency financial assistance, the organization would like to highlight and recognize its partners, whose collaboration is crucial in helping the Fund fulfill its... Read more.
01/19/2023 - 08:02:59 AM
GRAFTON - The Town of Grafton has a couple of Community Outreach Meetings with issues that could affect you. The Select Board is holding one tonight with representatives from the Grafton and Upton Railroad. It’s at 7:00pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Grafton... Read more.
01/19/2023 - 08:00:58 AM
HOPKINTON - There’s another public forum next week about plans for rebuilding Hopkinton’s Elmwood School. It’s set for Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30-8pm at Hopkinton High. This week the Elementary School Building Committee got a look at some possible designs for... Read more.
01/19/2023 - 07:57:42 AM
FRANKLIN - The Town of Franklin is getting ready to retool the Open Space and Recreation Plan which will help inform decisions on optimizing, expanding and improving open space and recreational facilities in the Town from 2024 - 2031. To make sure residents get a say in... Read more.
01/19/2023 - 07:56:18 AM
MEDWAY - In a follow-up to a story we brought you last week, a 94-year-old Medway woman who was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Medway’s Main Street is expected to make a full recovery. The woman had to be flown to a hospital for treatment and the Daily News reports... Read more.
01/18/2023 - 08:54:18 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) recently awarded over $20,000 in grants to 26 applicants for programming in the arts, humanities, and sciences. This year’s grants will help fund events for residents of all ages, including nine musical performances... Read more.
01/18/2023 - 08:52:38 AM
FRANKLIN - Now that some of the fire hydrants are prettier, it’s time to spruce up some utility boxes around Franklin. The Franklin Cultural District is joining in the nationwide utility box art movement and calling on Franklin artists of all backgrounds, established or... Read more.
01/18/2023 - 08:48:05 AM
HOPKINTON - There’s more free public parking on the way for the Main Street Hopkinton area. The Hopkinton Independent reports on Tuesday the Town Manager confirmed lots are being built behind 25 and 35 Main Street and in front of the new Hopkinton Village Center homes... Read more.
01/18/2023 - 08:47:10 AM
MEDWAY - If you’d like to run for office in Medway, nomination papers for the May 16th Town Election are now available in the Town Clerks' office. Open seats and offices include one seat on the Select Board, one seat on the Board of Health, two seats on the School... Read more.
01/18/2023 - 08:43:42 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Fire Department has been awarded nearly $6,000 in grants toward their Student and Seniors Awareness of Fire Education or “SAFE'' Programs. Chief William Miller says they are getting more than $3,700 toward the student programs and more than... Read more.
01/17/2023 - 01:00:31 PM
HOLLISTON - Holliston company Biostage, Inc. says interim CEO David Green is no longer just interim but is really back in charge. If his name sounds familiar, Green actually founded the company, which makes treatment implants for esophageal cancer, back in 2008 and was... Read more.
01/17/2023 - 12:56:30 PM
FRANKLIN - The Franklin Cultural District Committee has received a $15,000 Cultural District Investment grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is looking for a project to fund. The Tri County Regional Chamber says last week the FCDC voted to earmark $7,000... Read more.
01/17/2023 - 12:54:04 PM
HOPKINTON - Plans are shaping up to put pickleball courts near Hopkinton’s Fruit Street Park. At their meeting last week the Parks & Recreation Commission got a look at revisions to an earlier proposal which had a projected cost higher than allocated by Town Meeting... Read more.
01/16/2023 - 06:36:48 AM
FRANKLIN - Six Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School students have been awarded 100-hour paid internships from the Work-Based Learning Alliance and Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The Engineering students participated in a 2022 STEM Week Challenge in... Read more.
01/16/2023 - 06:34:07 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton School District is reportedly holding off on some proposed cuts in special education instructors in next year’s budget. At Thursday’s School Committee meeting members instructed the superintendent to restore most of the proposed changes... Read more.
01/16/2023 - 06:30:32 AM
FRIDAY - The driver of a tractor-trailer that blocked a road in Franklin Friday has been cited. Franklin Police say around 12:20 pm the big rig driver tried making a u-turn on Beaver Street near Beaver Pond and got stuck in a muddy ditch off the side of the road... Read more.
01/16/2023 - 06:26:32 AM
MILFORD - Milford Police have made a couple of key arrests. The Department says following an extensive investigation conducted by Milford detectives and the Family Services Unit, Wednesday January 11 they arrested Nilson Araujo on allegations of indecent assault and... Read more.
01/13/2023 - 07:34:28 AM
HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller is pleased to announce that the Hopkinton Fire Department was awarded $3,781 for the Fiscal Year 2023 Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program and $2,077 for the Senior SAFE Program by the Massachusetts Department of Fire... Read more.
01/13/2023 - 07:28:15 AM
MILFORD/UXBRIDGE - The Shawna Foundation presents The Library Poetry Tour, bringing live poetry readings to the Milford Town Library and the Uxbridge Free Library quarterly throughout 2023. The readings will be held quarterly, hosted by Tony Brown, the winner of the 2022... Read more.
01/13/2023 - 07:25:48 AM
GRAFTON - A marijuana business is still being proposed for Westborough Road in Grafton and the town is hosting a Community Outreach Meeting about it. Haze Cannabis bought the property at 135 Westborough last year but the building needed significant renovation. When... Read more.
01/13/2023 - 07:13:26 AM
BELLINGHAM - Bellingham Fire Captain Neil Coakley has retired. Coming from a family of police officers and firefighters, Coakley started as a call firefighter in Medway but then joined Bellingham and advanced through the ranks from Firefighter to Lieutenant to Captain... Read more.
01/13/2023 - 07:01:50 AM
MEDWAY - A 94-year-old Medway woman is hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a car while she was in a crosswalk Thursday morning. Medway Police say she was flown to Boston Medical Center after the crash which happened around 730am on Main Street near... Read more.
01/12/2023 - 03:52:15 PM
FRANKLIN - After 165 years, the Franklin Library Association is disbanding. With its roots as the steward of the first public lending library in the nation, the Association is no longer needed with the Franklin Public Library well established. Last fall the members... Read more.
01/12/2023 - 03:49:40 PM
HOPKINTON - If you have an idea for a Hopkinton Town improvement you think should be in the Town Budget, now is your chance. This process is known as a Participatory Budget with a total of $100,000 set aside for residents or community organizations to submit projects... Read more.
01/12/2023 - 03:45:43 PM
MILFORD - Milford Public Schools 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration Packet Pick Up is set for Tuesday, February 7 at the Milford High School Cafeteria. It’s from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and a parent or guardian will be required to complete the first page of the packet... Read more.
01/12/2023 - 03:42:07 PM
UPTON - Upton Police are trying to identify a man in connection with an assault and battery investigation at Honey Farms that happened last Friday January 6. They have posted some surveillance pictures on the Upton Police Facebook Page and ask that if you recognize... Read more.
01/12/2023 - 03:37:14 PM
MILFORD - Milford is getting ready to search for a new police chief again, but this time with a committee. At a special meeting today, the Milford Select Board will put together a search committee that will include some residents, Town Meeting members, town staff and... Read more.
01/11/2023 - 10:00:59 AM
MEDWAY - The Medway Business Council is holding a “Coffee with a Cop” on February 8 and in this case it’s the Top Cop - Medway Police Chief Bill Kingsbury. The informal roundtable will focus on small business crime prevention and it’s an excellent opportunity for you... Read more.
01/11/2023 - 09:53:29 AM
HOPKINTON - Safer drinking water for Hopkinton is reportedly going to cost more than expected. Last year Town Meeting agreed that to avoid PFAS contamination Hopkinton would access the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply while also installing filters... Read more.
01/11/2023 - 09:14:40 AM
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Select Board is not yet sold on a regional emergency communication center with other towns. They didn’t vote on it last night, just discussed it, but the Hopkinton Independent reports their hesitations echoed concerns of residents at a... Read more.
01/11/2023 - 09:08:03 AM
MILFORD - Milford’s Downtown Revitalization Committee is hoping to get a state grant to update some downtown parks. Patch reports that in a letter to the Town Manager, committee member Mitch Ruscitti said Milford could be eligible for more than $1 million in grants... Read more.
01/09/2023 - 07:10:10 AM
MEDWAY - The Friends of the Medway Public Library are having a book sale in a couple of weekends. Friday, January 20 is a Friends-Only preview from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. although you are welcome to join or renew your membership at the door. Saturday, January 21 from... Read more.
01/09/2023 - 07:08:26 AM
MILFORD - Parents, Milford Police are inviting you to an online presentation about how to keep kids safe online. It’s being presented by the US Attorney's Office and Homeland Security on Wednesday, January 18. It will cover topics like Social Media, Digital Footprint... Read more.
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