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COVID-19
07/07/2020 - 06:00:29 AM
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that on July 6, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. For the City of Boston, Phase III and the gatherings order will take effect on Monday, July 13. Read more.
07/02/2020 - 07:39:37 AM
Following Governor Baker’s reopening plan for the Commonwealth of MA, the Board of Selectmen announce Milford Town Hall will open to the public effective July 6, 2020. To ensure the safety and well-being of employees and the public, a number of changes have been... Read more.
06/04/2020 - 03:21:54 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The weekly list of the COVID-19 numbers for all municipalities in the State including now the total number of residents tested in each community, along with the number of positive cases resulting in the percentage of positive cases for each... Read more.
06/01/2020 - 02:43:19 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Medway Board of Selectmen will hear from a member of it's legislative delegation tonight, as the Board deals with several issues, related to the CoronaVirus outbreak. State Senate President Karen
Spilka will provide Selectmen with a COVID-19... Read more.
05/20/2020 - 03:17:41 PM
The Reopening Advisory Board has released new Sector Specific Protocols that describe policies, procedures and best practices that particular industries should follow to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Read more.
05/20/2020 - 03:12:59 PM
The Reopening Advisory Board has released new Sector Specific Protocols that describe policies, procedures and best practices that particular industries should follow to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Read more.
05/18/2020 - 12:55:09 PM
The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance. The goal of this phased reopening plan is to methodically allow businesses, services, and activities to resume, while avoiding a resurgence of COVID-19 that could... Read more.
05/11/2020 - 12:15:57 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Milford Public Safety officials will give the Board of Selectmen another update tonight, relating to the Corona Virus pandemic. The Annual Town Election in Milford is still more than a month away and as part of the COVID-19 update tonight... Read more.
05/08/2020 - 06:51:10 AM
Governor Charlie Baker announced on Thursday that Massachusetts golf courses would be allowed to open for operation while plans are being made to reopen non-essential businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. There are still many guidelines that courses must adhere to... Read more.
05/01/2020 - 01:05:03 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The State Department of Public Health is releasing the latest numbers of COVID-19 confirmed cases in every municipality in Massachusetts, with the report coming out yesterday revealing a big spike in the number of cases reported in Milford. The... Read more.
05/01/2020 - 12:31:36 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Board of Health will be holding an emergency meeting this afternoon with only one-item
on the agenda, the approval of an order requiring the mandatory use of facial coverings or masks in public places. The Board last week advised all... Read more.
05/01/2020 - 12:15:32 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - In the Town of Holliston anyone who needs to be outside of their home, and/or when entering an
essential business or residential or commercial building is now required to wear a face covering. At the Board of Health meeting this week, members... Read more.
04/30/2020 - 11:44:25 AM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Franklin Board of Health is the latest town to implement a mask advisory requiring employees at
essential businesses to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose, when interacting with the public and when staff can’t maintain a safe... Read more.
04/30/2020 - 06:07:43 AM
At an April 28 meeting of the Board of Health, the board voted to require anyone in Holliston who needs to be outside of their home to wear a face covering. Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Michael Cassidy, who is coordinating the town’s response to the... Read more.
04/27/2020 - 01:32:40 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Updates will be given today and tonight on the CoronaVirus when both the Milford Board of Selectmen and Board of Health are scheduled to meet. Milford Selectmen will once again be receiving updates from the Police and Fire Chiefs, along with... Read more.
04/22/2020 - 05:05:04 PM
The Town of Hopkinton is happy to report that it’s message to runners to refrain from coming to the start line in Hopkinton or attempting to run the marathon course on Patriots’ Day was well received. On Monday, April 20, instead of it all starting here, the start... Read more.
04/21/2020 - 03:41:40 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The State is getting ready to give it's weekly update tomorrow on COVID-19 data, for all cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Many towns keep it's residents updated more often, in Hopkinton and Bellingham, both towns sending out... Read more.
04/21/2020 - 02:43:03 PM
We reached out to the local business community and asked them to share their adjusted hours and practices during the COVID-19 situation. Please keep checking back for updates and continue to safely support local business during this difficult time. Read more.
04/21/2020 - 01:10:06 PM
Charles River Bank, located at 1 Hastings Street in Mendon, MA, is accepting monetary donations to benefit the Mendon Food Pantry. Checks can be made payable to “Friends of Mendon Elders” with “FBO Food Pantry” written in the memo line. These donations are used to... Read more.
04/20/2020 - 12:03:32 PM
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - In the month since the first COVID-19 death was reported Massachusetts on March 20, the viral disease has claimed the lives of 1,706 people here, state officials reported Sunday afternoon. The number of total cases now stands at 38,077... Read more.
04/16/2020 - 07:25:10 AM
Most of the country at this point has been fundamentally changed. We don't know yet what the new normal is going to be, but we do know there is no quick end in sight. So, now, we are all asked to stay home unless we are working essential jobs or seeking essential... Read more.
04/16/2020 - 07:03:50 AM
With the announcement of the postponement of the 2020 Boston Marathon to Monday, September 14, the Hopkinton Select Board is strongly urging runners to refrain from coming to the start line in Hopkinton or attempting to run the marathon course on Monday, April 20... Read more.
04/10/2020 - 04:09:59 PM
On April 7, 2020, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Town of Hopkinton Select Board unanimously voted to adopt several tax relief provisions recently authorized in State law. Specific changes include an extension of the due date for... Read more.
04/10/2020 - 02:32:00 PM
Millis Public Schools' Food Services is dedicated to ensuring all students receive breakfast and lunch during the COVID-19 Shut down. In order to ensure that ALL students’ nutritional needs continue to be satisfied during this closure, we are offering all families the... Read more.
04/09/2020 - 07:04:58 AM
During the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Milford Board of Health (BOH) is working diligently to protect residents’ health and manage local needs and concerns. To protect the public’s health and safety, the BOH is currently fulfilling the three core functions of public... Read more.
04/07/2020 - 11:39:23 AM
Effective April 8th we are temporarily discontinuing the collection of curbside bulky items. In order to protect the health and safety of their drivers, EL Harvey has informed the Town they will be temporarily discontinuing the collection of curbside bulky items... Read more.
04/07/2020 - 11:30:27 AM
HMEA's Residential Staff are essential healthcare personnel, working 24/7 to support more than 110 adults with disabilities living in group homes across Massachusetts, and they need your help to outfit staff and supported individuals with masks. HMEA is challenging our... Read more.
04/07/2020 - 11:27:06 AM
Hello this is Chief Gentile from the Bellingham fire department with some quick reminders to residents. My fire fighters will be here to serve the community; however, I do ask that if you require our assistance, please wear something around your nose and mouth... Read more.
04/07/2020 - 05:22:09 AM
At an April 6 meeting of the Select Board, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Michael Cassidy announced that as of Monday afternoon, there were a total of fifteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Holliston. Cassidy went on to explain that five of... Read more.
04/05/2020 - 01:05:17 PM
While Town Hall and municipal buildings are physically closed to the public, ​we are open for business.​ Many transactions can be completed online, and we are available via phone and email to assist during regular business hours. A full Town Directory can be ​found here​... Read more.
04/05/2020 - 12:35:53 PM
The Board of Selectmen announces its Neighbor to Neighbor assistance program to help town residents who are in need due to the negative social and economic effects caused by COVID-19. Neighbor to Neighbor is a coordinated effort of local community organizations such as... Read more.
04/05/2020 - 11:35:43 AM
Latest Bellingham confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:00am is nineteen. The identity of these individuals cannot be released. Public health officials will identify contacts of the case-patients and will notify these individuals of their exposure so that Read more.
04/03/2020 - 06:45:27 AM
If you are a business owner, community leader, or municipal economic development committee in Southern Worcester County and are looking for help navigating the many State, Federal or Local resources that have been rolled out in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, please... Read more.
04/02/2020 - 06:48:13 AM
Many of you have reached out to our community to see what you can do for us. We have a request. We are launching a drive to obtain cloth face masks for our associates. If you know of a local business or volunteer group making masks please put them in touch with us... Read more.
04/01/2020 - 06:36:24 AM
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester builds affordable and safe homes for local families and veterans in 42 cities and towns throughout MetroWest and Greater Worcester and is experiencing a difficult time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Habitat has two... Read more.
04/01/2020 - 05:46:04 AM
On Tuesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home... Read more.
03/31/2020 - 06:43:45 AM
The Select Board voted at its March 17 meeting to delay Hopkinton’s Annual Town Meeting to June 22, 2020. Additionally the board authorized the Town Manager and Town Counsel to draft proposed special legislation to delay the Town election currently scheduled for Monday... Read more.
03/30/2020 - 06:25:10 AM
Tri-Valley Elder Services is seeing an increase in referrals for new clients, as well as requests for additional meals for existing clients. With all of this, they have lost some of our volunteers, either because they are older or because they are concerned about... Read more.
03/30/2020 - 06:15:10 AM
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed that COVID-19 is spreading throughout the Commonwealth. All town buildings are closed to the public. Parks, Playgrounds and Playing Fields are closed... Read more.
03/30/2020 - 06:06:45 AM
The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the town of Upton has been confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). The Upton Board of Health working with MDPH was notified of the positive test results late Thursday evening... Read more.
03/30/2020 - 05:55:12 AM
The Baker-Polito Administration announced new COVID-19 public health emergency responses issuing new guidelines on travel and transportation, and offering further support for health care professionals and patients. Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito... Read more.
03/30/2020 - 05:15:31 AM
Latest Bellingham confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday, March 30 2020, 8:30am is eight. The identity of these individuals cannot be released. Public health officials will identify contacts of the case-patients and will notify these individuals of their exposure so that... Read more.
03/26/2020 - 09:32:37 AM
Milford Regional Urgent Care in Hopkinton, as well as some lab collection sites will be temporarily closed. The Hopkinton urgent care site will be closed beginning Friday, March 27th. This temporary closure also includes the lab location and radiology services offered... Read more.
03/25/2020 - 04:38:52 PM
The Bellingham Board of Health was notified of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bellingham. The identity of these individuals cannot be released. Public health officials will identify contacts of the case-patients and will notify these individuals of their exposure so... Read more.
03/25/2020 - 04:21:27 PM
COVID-19 is a public health threat that we have not seen in over 100 years. As you have heard on the news the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning solutions are in high demand and low supply. The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce reaching out to... Read more.
03/25/2020 - 04:12:20 PM
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools and non-emergency child care programs and steps to protect homeowners and low-income tenants from... Read more.
03/25/2020 - 06:02:07 AM
The Department of Public Works will not issue any permits for excavation within a public way, pending further notice. Permits may be issued for emergency repairs to existing infrastructure only.
Read more.
03/24/2020 - 06:55:24 AM
At a March 23 meeting of the Select Board, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Michael Cassidy confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the community. Cassidy indicated that the Holliston Board of Health was notified of the test result, and that Salmon... Read more.
03/23/2020 - 03:14:07 PM
Milford Water Company recognizes the increasing disruptions and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 virus as it evolves daily. Milford Water is committed to providing safe quality drinking water while ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, families... Read more.
03/23/2020 - 03:03:22 PM
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified the Franklin Board of Health today, March 22, 2020, that the Town has a positive COVID-19 case. The patient is in isolation. The Town of Franklin’s Public Health Nurse will monitor the patient's condition. This is a... Read more.
03/23/2020 - 10:20:16 AM
On Monday March 23rd at 10am, Governor Baker ordered all nopn-essential businesses to close or work remotely. He also asked that people absolutely stay at home as much as possible. Here is a list of all ESSENTIAL Services allowed to operate during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.
03/22/2020 - 10:06:19 AM
We just wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the things that makes Franklin such a great place to live, work, and visit. That is our shared sense of community. Helping our families, neighbors, and businesses as we all navigate this difficult time. We as the... Read more.
03/20/2020 - 04:14:27 PM
Shared by Ray's Automotive in Milford - The Massachusetts RMV is taking important additional steps following Governor Charlie Baker’s declaration of a State of Emergency the week of March 9th and to complement the work that has been underway Read more.
03/20/2020 - 04:06:19 PM
In an effort to slow the transmission of the virus the Select Board/Board of Health is issuing this communication to Town officials, residents, and others that may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19, also referred to as Novel Coronavirus. With rapidly evolving... Read more.
03/19/2020 - 03:28:40 PM
As COVID-19 shows no signs of slowing and many people (search "Spring Breakers COVID-19 on YouTube) continue to disregard the highly suggested practice of social distancing, it looks as if a possible nationwide "shelter-in-place" order could be... Read more.
03/18/2020 - 05:44:52 PM
In these unchartered waters dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to close the senior center in order to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus and protect our most vulnerable population, the seniors we serve. Read more.
03/18/2020 - 02:08:31 PM
This COVID-19 situation is sure taking its toll on the local economy. Small businesses are sure to feel the brunt of it in a very short amount of time. With people choosing to stay home, as suggested, our small business owners are scambling to come up with ideas to pay... Read more.
03/18/2020 - 01:58:06 PM
At this unprecedented time, I want to reach out and extend my heartfelt well wishes to you and your family. Everyone here at AAA Northeast is thinking of those who may be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), in addition to the healthcare workers who are on the front... Read more.
03/18/2020 - 01:45:22 PM
In efforts to encourage social distancing recommendations, the Town of Franklin is closing ALL recreational facilities (parks, playgrounds, etc.) to the public. With growing concerns regarding COVID-19 it is of the utmost importance that we as a community distance... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 06:11:34 PM
Many local businesses are adjusting their day to day operations under the new COVID-19 state guidelines regarding large gathers. The following is a summary of what CommCan is doing as a company, and what it is seeing in terms of customer... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 06:01:51 PM
Yesterday was another beautiful totally cloudless “big blue sky” day out there and spring is definitely coming. Normally I would be sitting here at my desk getting ready for the “Next Big Thing” at CHSO, sending emails to musicians, doing administrative duties after... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 05:57:06 PM
Hopkinton Town Hall, Library, Senior Center, Parks & Recrecreation, and Department of Public Works are closed to Walk-In Business until further notice; all offices open for phone and email service. All updates and notices will also be posted ... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 05:52:50 PM
On Monday, March 16, the Select Board declared a State of Emergency in Holliston to support the community’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Although there have not yet been any presumptive or positive cases in town, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 05:34:30 PM
In these unchartered waters dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to close the senior center in order to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus and protect our most vulnerable population, the seniors we serve. Read more.
03/17/2020 - 05:14:40 PM
Town Officials and Emergency Management personnel continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency. Hopkinton’s Health Department is actively monitoring 24 residents, 3 are confirmed COVID-19 cases and 21 are under direct supervision with the... Read more.
03/17/2020 - 04:13:58 PM
The Board of Selectmen, pursuant to its general executive authority for the Town, consistent with the state of emergency declared by Governor Charles D. Baker, and after consultation with Milford’s Emergency Management Director and Health Agent, is closing Milford’s... Read more.
03/16/2020 - 07:07:08 PM
In response to national and state declarations of emergency to the public health threat of COVID-19, the Board of Selectmen in consultation with the Board of Health today have declared a local state of emergency. The Board of Selectmen at an emergency meeting held this... Read more.
03/16/2020 - 05:14:45 PM
The Board of Selectmen, pursuant to its general executive authority for the Town, consistent with the state of emergency declared by Governor Charles D. Baker, and after consultation with Milford’s Emergency Management Director and Health Agent is prohibiting on-premise... Read more.
03/16/2020 - 05:12:42 AM
There are many food relief programs in place to ease the burden of families in need in our local community. We're keeping a running list of these locations and efforts right here. If you know of any relief efforts not listed here please email raywrmc@gmail.com... Read more.
03/15/2020 - 06:46:28 PM
On Sunday evening Governor Charlie Baker ordered Massachusetts restaurants and bars to only offer delivery and take out only starting Tuesday March 17th through mid April. This ban does not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies. Read more.
03/15/2020 - 03:56:04 PM
Based on the Social Distancing Guidelines from the Hopkinton Health Department, in collaboration with the Hopkinton Emergency Management Group, and continued assessment of the local impact of COVID-19, the Hopkinton Public Schools, Hopkinton Public Library, and Hopkinton... Read more.
03/15/2020 - 02:46:09 PM
Residents please be informed that the over 1.3 Million square feet of municipal facilities (ie. Schools, Town Hall Building, etc.) are being sprayed every weekend with commercial grade disinfectant to help mitigate the spread of germs. This practice will continue for the... Read more.
03/15/2020 - 02:01:57 PM
Town Officials and Emergency Management personnel continue monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Municipal and Government Services are taking precautions to minimize the potential for person-to-person spread of the virus, also referred to as “community... Read more.
03/13/2020 - 05:56:12 AM
I am writing to provide an update regarding today’s early release and tomorrow’s cancellation. I will try and be concise as to what has transpired today, a timeline of what’s happening, and what the plans are moving forward. I would like to emphasize that each family... Read more.
03/12/2020 - 04:19:44 PM
If you have been notified that you may have had an exposure to a close contact or a presumptive positive COVID-19, the Hopkinton Health Department offers the following guidelines for clarification. Please note that the CDC would consider contact... Read more.
03/12/2020 - 03:40:10 PM
Following a call with the 30 clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. today announced that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at... Read more.
03/12/2020 - 02:58:04 PM
Woodland Elementary School in Milford was recently shut down for a deep cleaning after a member of the staff was self-quarantined after learning a family member was involved with the Biogen conference in Boston where COVID-19 cases topped 77 individuals. The staff member... Read more.
03/11/2020 - 05:23:57 AM
As the threat of COVID-19 becomes more of a reality the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is asking all Americans to practice common sense if symptoms occur and follow these steps to prevent further spreading of the virus. Read more.

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