By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Finance Committee will hold a budget workshop session tomorrow with a full day of meetings planned with Department Heads who will present budget proposals for Fiscal year 2021. Fincom members will take the time to discuss any issues... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - State legislators, Municipal officials and local business and community leaders have bene invited to gather in Hopedale this morning for an announcement, coming from the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program. This is a competitive grant program... Read more.
The Hopedale Police Department is issuing a scam alert…if you use the app…VENMO. The scam uses the
same colors and fonts as the VENMO app…you’ll receive a text message telling you, your account is
about to be charged and if you want to cancel the withdrawal…you need to... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Water and Sewer Commission will hold another discussion tonight, dealing with the town's petition to intervene, in a proceeding before the Department of Public Utilities that would allow the Grafton Upton Railroad Company... Read more.
The Hopedale Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2019 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Proposals in the arts, humanities, and science that support projects such as exhibits... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Residents of Hopedale, during a Special Town Election yesterday approved an override question, allowing the town to assess an additional $430,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the Fiscal Year 2020... Read more.
The Scouts of Troop 1 Hopedale have completed another successful week of Summer Camp at Camp Resolute, located in Bolton, MA. Camp Resolute is one of three camps within the Mayflower Council, which includes both Milford and Hopedale. Scouts spent the week tenting at... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - It was a light turnout at the polls in Hopedale yesterday for the Annual Town Election with only one contested race and one open seat, in which a write-in candidate may be filling that town position. In the race for a five year term on the... Read more.
A middle-school aged team from Hopedale won first place at the state tournament for Destination Imagination on Saturday at WPI in Worcester, MA. The team, calling themselves “The Radical Whales 4.0” was made up of seven sixth- and seventh-graders. They had been working... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The winds have died down, however many across the state remain without power today. As a result of yesterday's high winds that toppled trees and knocked down power lines in almost every community. Wind gusts as high as 65 miles per hour did... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A business intending to locate in Hopedale and apply for an Adult use Marijuana Cultivator License from the Cannabis Control Commission, will be looking to the Board of Selectmen tonight, to move the process along. MACA Industries is seeking to... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A committee put together to help recommend changes and improvements to the town of Hopedale’s parks and recreational areas, is asking residents for their opinions. The Hopedale Recreational Field Ad Hoc Committee has created a survey a three-page... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Cities and towns are preparing to move forward with the local budgeting process, and the Department of Revenue is providing its best estimates for amounts of local aid and school aid the state will provide in fiscal year 2020. The DOR's... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A joint meeting will be held tonight in Hopedale when the Water and Sewer Commission will attend tonight’s Board of Health meeting. Members of both town panels, will be discussing several matters dealing with groundwater regulation. The Board of... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Town of Hopedale is requesting proposals for the curbside collection of trash, recyclable materials and bulk items. The current contractor is Republic Services and at this time the town is looking for a new three-year contract with one of the... Read more.
By MyFM’s Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Board of Selectmen will meet this afternoon, with one order of business to vote on, before moving into executive session to discuss a recent lawsuit that has been filed…as well as other matters, all involving the Hopedale... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Special Town Meeting will be held tonight and residents will have
six articles to vote on. Several articles deal with the transfer of sums of money to
provide for sufficient funding in various departments including an article to... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopedale Board of Selectmen will be reviewing a letter tonight on one area of impact to the town, as a result of the proposed Draper Falls urban renewal plan. The letter comes from the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners giving Hopedale... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Hopedale Police received a 9-1-1 call yesterday reporting a single motor vehicle accident involving a railroad bridge on Hopedale Street ultimately leading to charging the driver, identified as a Marlboro man 26-year old Daniel Grunow. Grunow... Read more.
HOPEDALE - On Saturday night, the 8th of September, tragedy struck when a man fell off of the Provincetown II ferry into the waters of Boston Harbor. The incident happened near the southwest side of Peddocks Island, where Hopedale Troop 1 was camping overnight. The ship... Read more.
If you’re a long-time Hopedale resident, or if your family hails from this awesome town, we want to hear from you! The Hopedale Women’s History Project is hoping to find documents from Hopedale families that will help us recreate Hopedale’s history from the point of view... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels-No reason is being given as to why a scheduled joint meeting tonight, between the Hopedale Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board, to discuss the future of the former Draper Mill complex has been postponed. The so-called Draper Falls Urban... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels-The Town of Hopedale’s annual drinking water quality report has been released citing several improvements to the system, to ensure the town provides the highest quality of water available. The report says in anticipation for high consumption the... Read more.
By MyFm’s John Wilbur- If Selectmen and other town officials have their way the old Draper Corp. factory will be booming with life once again, with a 50 million dollar price tag attached to the redevelopment plans. Plans that include more than 500 units of housing and... Read more.
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Planning Board will meet tonight with just one item under the heading of new business. Hopedale Selectman Brian Keyes will make a presentation giving an initial review of the Draper Falls Redevelopment Concept Plan, which comes with a price tag... Read more.
HIOPEDALE - The Hopedale Board of Selectmen will meet with the Finance Committee, Town Moderator and Town Counsel tonight to go over the articles dealing with the Fiscal Year 2019 budget which goes before residents at a Special Town Meeting tonight. Hopedale Selectmen... Read more.
HOPEDALE - Hopedale Selectmen have been working on putting together proposed cuts to the Fiscal Year 2019 spending package but it may not be enough to avoid an override. The amount of money the town can collect through taxes falls short of the funds that were initially... Read more.
HOPEDALE - A Special Town Meeting in Hopedale will take place in a couple of weeks to deal with the appropriation of funds and set the spending limits for most town departments for the Fiscal 2019 budget. If you’re not a registered voters, today will be the final day to... Read more.
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Water Department is implementing state mandated water restrictions on all non-essential outside water use effective immediately. These restrictions are required under the department's water management act permit becoming necessary due to low... Read more.
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Annual Town Meeting Warrant is available for review on the town website where residents will have the opportunity to go over the 20-articles they’ll vote on a week from tonight. Among the articles will be a request to appropriate two and a half... Read more.
HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Planning Board will conduct a public hearing tonight night to discuss a Zoning By-Law that will prohibit operation of non-medical marijuana retailers from locating in Hopedale in any zone other than Light Industrial and Industrial Zones with a... Read more.
By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Hopedale boy's and girl's track teams were in action on Monday as they took on Douglas. The boy's squad lost by a score of 83-51 while the girl's lost by a similar 80-53. Read more.
On the 10th of March, the Boy Scouts of Troop 1 Hopedale orchestrated a town-wide food collection to benefit the Milford Food Pantry. For the past several years, the Boy Scouts have been collecting canned and dried goods for Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford, MA, which... Read more.
Local Town Pages - Hopedale High’s athletic hall of fame is making a comeback this year. Bill Gaine, who’s in his second year as the Blue Raiders’ athletic director, made the revival of the school’s hall of fame high a high priority on his to-do list for 2018. And... Read more.
The towns of Milford and Hopedale are both holding household hazardous waste collection days this Saturday. Each town's Board of Health is sponsoring the chance for residents to get rid of their collection of hazardous waste. In Milford, items can be brought to the... Read more.
Cumberland Farms has rescheduled their Grand Re-opening to Thursday, October 26, 2017. Please join the Hopedale Friends of Music and the A Cappella Ensemble and the Chamber Wind Ensemble as they perform for the event at the Cumberland Farms in Hopedale between 2:30-3:30pm... Read more.
HOPEDALE - The investigation of a reported shooting in Hopedale that turned out to be hoax is continuing today. Police in Hopedale and from a number of surrounding towns, including Milford and Mendon, responded to 44 Mendon Street Sunday night after a call from an... Read more.
HOPEDALE - A Hopedale woman who volunteered to help transport nine cats from Sturbridge to Lynnfield Massachusetts, but never delivered the cats after taking possession of them, is now facing charges. Hopedale Police say as a result of the investigation, 27-year old... Read more.
HOPEDALE - Due to usage exceeding the departments pumping capability and our storage tank at critically low levels, the Hopedale Water Department is forced to implement a stage 3 water restriction. No outside watering will be allowed between 9am and 5pm. During all other... Read more.
After a 1-year hiatus, local Hopedale residents Robert Jackson and Adam Fumia are pleased to announce that HopedaleMovieNight, which screens free movies in the Hopedale town park, is returning for 2017 and is set to launch a full Summer season of movies. Residents of... Read more.
Nomination papers for Bellingham residents interested in running for town boards and committees in the annual town election will be available beginning today. Among the positions up for election in May, two three-year terms and two one-year terms on the Board of... Read more.
Hopedale - Residents of Hopedale will be attending a Special Town Meeting tonight to vote on four articles appearing on the warrant. The Board of Selectmen submitted an article to see if the town will vote to fund the operations of the Ambulance Department Budget... Read more.
Let's face it, a little exercise this time of the year is not going to going to kill you! And considering all the turkey, stuffing and pie you'll be consuming on Thanksgiving, you might want to get a head start on that calorie burning. Here's a list of local "turkey... Read more.
Construction work on Freedom Bridge in Hopedale is expected to get underway in just about a week from now. Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette says the Rhode Island contractor that won the bid to do the work will have until November 20th to complete the project. The... Read more.
Hopedale Fire Chief Tom Daige gave a report to selectmen this week on his department's work for the second quarter of this year. Total incident responses were put at 275 of which 197 were calls for medicals, 171 people were taken to the hospital, 125 calls required... Read more.
Plans are underway for the Day in the Park for Saturday, September 17 (rain date- Sunday, September 18). There will be live music, a juried art show, children's games and entertainment, craft booths, and food vendors. Applications to participate can be found on the... Read more.
There is a mandatory odd/even water ban in effect for Hopedale. Outdoor watering is restricted to handheld devices only on the odd/even schedule. Outside watering is completely prohibited between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Fire protection is at critical stages and... Read more.
State Representative John Fernandes has secured substantial funding for communities in his district as part of the new state budget. Representative Fernandes told WMRC he acquired $84 thousand for the Milford Police Department to establish a regional opioid outreach and... Read more.
Former Hopedale Selectman Lou Arcudi won a seat on the Board of Selectmen yesterday defeating incumbent Sandra Biagetti. He also serves on the Board of Health and on the Zoning Board of Appeals and will step down from both positions. Arcudi received 556 votes to Sandra... Read more.
The Hopedale Friend of the Elders and the High School Politics Club will hold a candidates forum tomorrow night for selectmen, school committee and town clerk candidates. The event will be held in the Dennet Auditorium of the high school at 6:30pm. WMRC will hold a... Read more.
Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette told WMRC that a special town meeting will be called within the next few weeks to finance the engineering and repairs of the sidewalk on the Mill Building side of the Freedom Street Bridge. He said the bridge itself is fine and... Read more.
Two candidates have emerged as finalists for the school superintendent job in Hopedale. Interim leader Pat Smith is not on the list. Those chosen include Bridget Morrisseau who is now the assistant superintendent in North Smithfield, RI. She has been a teacher and... Read more.
The Hopedale Board of Health has taken tough action regarding smoking and voted two to one to prohibit smoking on all town property including parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and swimming areas. This edict includes a no smoking ban at the country club. It is town... Read more.
Stop by this Hopedale Jr. Sr. High School classroom and what you find may surprise you. A student posting financial literacy facts on Twitter and creating letterhead and business cards. Another student creating a website and surveying staff members on financial advice... Read more.
WMRC has learned Hopedale Selectmen may be negotiating with Rockwell International, the owners of the Draper Field, to have them turn over the property directly to the Hopedale Youth Baseball Group. No other details are yet available. Selectmen have met in executive... Read more.
Hopedale Selectmen meet tonight when they will appoint Mario Sousa Jr as a full time police officer. He will begin his new assignment October 1st. The board will accept the retirement of Officer Wayne Minnichielli. He has served on the force for 26 years and leaves... Read more.
The search is on for a new school superintendent in Hopedale. Pamela Smith, who served as pupil personnel services director, is handling the position until a decision is made. The decision is not expected to happen until this school year is over. Parents and residents... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Hopedale residents overwhelmingly elected Tom Wesley of Dutcher Street to serve as their Selectman for the next three years in yesterday's election. He defeated park commission chairman Dan Iacovelli 273 to 60. Wesley is a former candidate for congress. Iacovelli has... Read more.
Hopedale Selectman Candidate Dan Iacovelli told WMRC that he is ready to serve if elected next month. He has been on the school committee, served on the finance committee and is currently a park commissioner. Read more.
The Hopedale Girls Tennis team blanked Notre Dame on Tuesday 5-0. Top players Aimee Figgins and Megan McLellan both won their matches in straight sets 6-0 and 6-0. Third singles Rachel Svemethy lost just... Read more.
Hopedale's annual town meeting warrant contains 24 articles. The session will be held in Tuesday May 19th. Article 23 seeks to appropriate $6.6 million for work required to construct improvements to the water treatment plant. The funds will be borrowed. The scope of... Read more.
The Blackhawks struck for four runs in the 8th inning to score an 8-7 extra inning win over Hopedale. Danielle Sarno hit an RBI triple and Kelley Corbitt added hit a 2 run double as part of the 4 run 8th. Corbitt also blasted... Read more.
The hugely successful yearly event in Hopedale known as Hopedale Oktoberfest is calling it a day after 6 years in existence. Over the years the event has grown to include a beirgarten, VW show, the best in local music and family fun. Organizer and founder Tom McGovern... Read more.
Upton Selectmen tonight will discuss the needed school override and funding requirements. The Hopedale School Committee meets tonight. There is no agenda for the session posted on their website. The Holliston Finance Committee will review fiscal year 2016 budgets and... Read more.
Hopedale Selectmen have postponed their meeting scheduled for tonight out of respect to Chairperson and Town Clerk Janet Jacaruso who passed away Saturday. She had stepped down from both positions last fall for medical reasons. Jacaruso was instrumental in trying to get... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A special town meeting will be held in Hopedale tonight at the Dennett Auditorium at the high school at 7pm. Residents are urged to attend. There are five articles to be discussed. Read more.
Some extra state highway money will be received by communities to help them fix roads damaged by the past winter. Milford gets $122 thousand, Mendon will receive $41 thousand, Hopedale gets $26 thousand and Franklin receives $140 thousand. The funds will be used for... Read more.
Hopedale residents have a contest for selectmen in May. Tom Wesley of Dutcher Street told WMRC yesterday that he will return his nomination papers today to be on the ballot. He said in the coming weeks he looks forward to engaging residents on conversation on matters of... Read more.
The last day for candidates in Hopedale's May election to take out papers is a week from today. Dan Iacovelli will run for selectmen. He is the only candidate so far. Selectmen Bob Burns will run for a new term on the Water and Sewer Commission. Lou Acrudi will run... Read more.
The Blue Raiders outlasted tournament Cinderella #13 seed Douglas last night 51-41 to advance to the Central Sectional Finals for the second straight season. Sophomore Brian Espanet was outstanding with 21 points and 13 rebounds... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Hopedale School Superintendent Dennis Breen is out on medical leave for an undetermined time period. Pamela Smith, Director of Pupil Personnel Services will take his place for the time being. Read more.
Congressman Joe Kennedy will hold constituent office hours tomorrow in Hopkinton and Hopedale. He will be at the high school in Hopkinton from noon to 1:30 and at the Hopedale fire station from 2:15 to 3:45 to meet with residents. Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The 2014-2015 Season has been a transition year for the Milford Scarlet Hawks as they welcomed in new Head Coach Paul Seaver and many new faces to the team. Nine of the 14 players on the Milford roster are underclassman and several of them have had... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The 3 and 7 Milford Scarlet Hawks have come a long way since last season. Monday night Milford exceeded last years win total as they improved to 4 and 7 with a 55-47 victory over Hopedale. Hopedale fell to 4 and 7 in the Dual Valley League. Senior... Read more.
Come and see some spectacular 5th and 6th grade students perform as all of your favorite 'Aladdin' characters!! Each performance is roughly 60 minutes and is followed by a brief reception where you can meet the fabulous cast!
Performances are Friday and Saturday... Read more.
Hopedale's new school budget reflects an increase of 5.2%. Superintendent Dennis Breen told WMRC that the total will be $11 million and represents a level service spending package. He said the final budget may include some additional personnel and or programs that the... Read more.
Draper gym was electric on Monday night as the Blue Raiders soared past previously unbeaten Sutton 54-44 in Dual Valley Conference action. With the win Hopedale improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Brian Espanet made several of the key plays that led to the... Read more.
A 59 year old man who fell through the ice at Hopedale Pond over the weekend will be ok after being quickly rescued by a nearby fisherman. The man was skating when he broke through and went into the frigid water. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Read more.
Hopedale selectmen tonight will reorganize because Chairperson Janet Jacaruso will be out on medical leave for several months and will relinquish that post and her position as town clerk. She met with coordinator Steve Sette last week to discuss the matter... Read more.
Hopedale selectperson and town clerk, Janet Jacaruso, is out on medical leave for the next several months and will relinquish both positions during that time. She met with coordinator Steve Sette last week to inform him and her colleagues on the board will address... Read more.
Milford, Franklin, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton and many other area towns have successfully negotiated a new trash tipping or disposal fee with Wheelabrator. It will save Milford $45 thousand in this fiscal year and more in the years to come. The new agreement goes into effect Read more.