Local News
03 / 23 / 2017
  - 11:20:29 AM
HOLLISTON - The Holliston Board of Health will meet tonight and one of the items on the agenda will be a re-cap of the public hearing, held earlier this month, on the town’s tobacco regulations. Board of Health members are looking to change the minimum age when it... Read more

03/23/2017 - 07:33:47 AM
In a drive to return to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference for the fourth consecutive year, the Blackstone Valley Tech SkillsUSA Community Service Team has launched a new public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of stress reduction and... Read more.
03/15/2017 - 08:58:49 PM
The Town of Uxbridge is in very good financial condition with the town recently receiving a strong rating from Standard and Poors. Uxbridge Town Manager David Genereux has put together a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which totals just over 43-million dollars... Read more.
03/14/2017 - 08:35:26 PM
Stella made a mess on Tuesday dumping about a foot of snow on our area before turning to freezing rain late afternoon. Because of the messy conditions some schools will be playing it safe with a delay. Here's the full list... Read more.
03/13/2017 - 08:36:02 PM
HOPKINTON - The Director of Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton will appear in Framingham District Court today to face a criminal complaint. She’s charged with a felony count of animal cruelty. Louise Coleman says the charges against her and her dog kennel are unwarranted... Read more.
03/13/2017 - 08:31:13 PM
MILFORD - Milford Police responded to a call reporting a man passed out in a vehicle in front of a home an Alden Street last night. Upon arrival, Milford Police requested rescue respond for a possible drug overdose. As it turned out there was a male and a female in... Read more.
03/13/2017 - 07:18:55 PM
The Bellingham Woman of Today are planning an exciting new fundraiser, Get to Know Your Town Scavenger Hunt on Sunday May, 7. The hunt will take place at the town common with registration from 10-12. Teams of 3-5 people can register for a fee of $25 per team. Teams... Read more.
03/13/2017 - 06:29:12 PM
Absentee ballots are now available at the Milford Town Clerk’s Office for the April 4th Town Election. Voters who are unable to make it to their polling locations for the following reasons: Absence from the Milford during normal polling hours; or Physical disability... Read more.
03/12/2017 - 08:39:29 PM
The National Weather Service has expanded a Blizzard Warning to eastern Mass and inland to the Framingham area. We seem to be right on that line between Winter Storm Warning and Blizzard Warning. Regardless, we are looking at 12" to 18" of snow with high winds a snowfall... Read more.
03/10/2017 - 10:26:49 AM
HOLLISTON - There are still a few communities in the area where the minimum age for the sale of Tobacco products is 18-years old. Holliston is taking the next step in the process to make a change. The Holliston Board of Health scheduled a public hearing for residents to... Read more.
03/10/2017 - 10:22:17 AM
HOPKINTON - A public hearing will be held in Hopkinton next week to decide the fate of a dog kennel after a criminal complaint was filed yesterday against the Director of Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton. Louise Coleman of Sherborn is being charged with a felony... Read more.
03/10/2017 - 10:15:30 AM
MEDWAY - The new recreational Marijuana law provides communities with the ability to exercise some local control when it comes to the retail sale of “pot” and where these stores can locate and in Medway residents are being asked to share their questions and concerns... Read more.
03/02/2017 - 10:09:29 AM
FRANKLIN - A number of Capitol items were approved by the Franklin Town Council last night with the items for the most part being funded out of the town’s free cash which totals about three-point-six million dollars. Franklin town councilors approved money to purchase... Read more.
03/02/2017 - 10:05:59 AM
MILFORD - In just the past week a number of scams have been reported. The latest was yesterday in Milford where a caller to a home on Country Club Lane told the resident they owed back money to the I-R-S and were told to purchase Target gift cards and someone would be by... Read more.
03/02/2017 - 09:37:21 AM
MILFORD - The investigation of a report of a woman claiming she was assaulted back in December while walking on the Upper Charles-Milford Bike Trail has ended finding no evidence to substantiate that the incident occurred as alleged. The Milford Police Department... Read more.
03/01/2017 - 06:25:19 PM
FRANKLIN - A substance abuse task force is being established in Franklin as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools Peter Light touched upon last night at the School Committee meeting. Light talked briefly about the task force and the need to have the schools take this... Read more.
03/01/2017 - 06:22:39 PM
MENDON - The town of Mendon is looking for residents who would like to serve as a member on the town’s Economic Development Committee. The Mendon Board of Selectmen will be holding an informational meeting tonight. Town Administrator Kimberly Newman says... Read more.
03/01/2017 - 06:19:09 PM
MENDON - The former owner of the Myriad Ballroom in Mendon is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Worcester for tax fraud. 63-year old Jon “Eddie” Rouleau was sentenced yesterday to one-year of probation and ordered to pay a fine of three-thousand dollars. Rouleau... Read more.
02/28/2017 - 06:09:52 PM
A young girl walked into the Milford Police Station yesterday afternoon saying she was a runaway from Vermont and would like to go to the hospital. Milford Police were able to quickly confirm she was missing and contacted the Department of Children and Families in... Read more.
02/28/2017 - 06:05:53 PM
ASHLAND - A commuter rail train hit and killed a teenager in Ashland late last night. A 17-year old boy was hit by an inbound train at about ten o’clock last night stopping trains in both directions on the Worcester-Framingham line. MBTA Transit Police were on the scene... Read more.
02/27/2017 - 11:30:52 AM
Officials from Milford Regional Medical Center and the American Red Cross celebrated the opening of a new Blood Donor Center at the hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 22. Following the ceremony, the first blood drive in the new dedicated... Read more.
02/23/2017 - 10:56:03 AM
Milford - A Milford man is in jail awaiting a dangerousness hearing, charged with stalking at least three-women and vandalizing their homes and cars after the women turned down his advances, all part of a ruse using an internet dating site. 37-year old Domingo Spinney... Read more.
02/23/2017 - 10:45:05 AM
Holliston - The committee put in charge of evaluating the best way to proceed with the design and restoration of the “8 Arch Bridge” in Holliston will meet again tonight. The five-member committee will be addressing any concerns from the Board of Selectmen, Conservation... Read more.
02/21/2017 - 12:00:45 PM
MILFORD - If you were walking along Main Street in Milford this morning and found a 100 dollar bill you might think it’s your lucky day. Well, it’s not and you weren’t alone. Come to find out someone was leaving these counterfeit 100 dollar bills on the ground in the... Read more.
02/21/2017 - 11:32:53 AM
MILFORD - The Milford Board of Selectmen are pleased to announce, through its new initiative with the State Community Compact Best Practice Program, the award of a Grant from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in the amount of $12,500.00 to upgrade... Read more.
02/21/2017 - 10:12:40 AM
FRANKLIN - The search is on again for a new Superintendent of Schools in the town of Franklin. This is the second search to find a replacement for the current Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski who retires at the end of the school year. The first search attracted almost... Read more.
02/21/2017 - 10:08:59 AM
MILFORD - The former K-Mart Plaza in Milford will possibly move another step forward towards a total redevelopment of the property when the issues comes up again during tonight’s Planning Board Meeting. The public hearing on the application of R-D Management... Read more.
02/21/2017 - 10:06:02 AM
UPTON - The Upton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time the board will hear from State Representative David Muradian who will provide an update on activities at the Statehouse and other matters that may be of interest to selectmen. Muradian, who represents... Read more.
02/17/2017 - 11:35:50 AM
The monitoring of water resources continues across the state and indoor water conservation continues to be a necessary practice for everyone. In a recent letter to the Milford Water Company, the State’s Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary, Matthew Beaton... Read more.
02/17/2017 - 11:32:39 AM
Milford - A Milford man wanted by Sturbridge Police for violating a restraining order and intimidation was taken into custody at his residence by Milford Police last night. 37-year old Michael Brown is charged with violation of an abuse prevention order, intimidation... Read more.
02/17/2017 - 11:28:07 AM
Boston - There isn’t a city or town in the State that couldn’t benefit from upgrades to it’s roads and bridges and Governor Charlie Baker says he’s filing a bill to help municipalities pay for the cost of some of those repairs. Governor Baker says he’ll seek 200-million... Read more.
02/13/2017 - 12:18:07 PM
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.
02/13/2017 - 12:13:41 PM
The deadline for obtaining nomination papers for the annual Milford Town Election is by the end of the business day today. At this time, there will be five-contested races for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Chairman Bill Buckley is being... Read more.
02/13/2017 - 12:09:43 PM
A minor two-vehicle accident involving a Milford Police cruiser led to the arrest of Milford man yesterday who was eventually transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Agency, otherwise known as “ICE”. 48-year old Antonio Barbosa of 173 Main Street is charged with... Read more.
02/10/2017 - 10:27:34 AM
A powerful Noreaster has come and gone leaving us with more than a foot of snow while we had to deal with gusty winds and blowing and drifting snow and low visibility that made traveling very difficult. But most stayed off the roads. With widespread closings of schools... Read more.
02/10/2017 - 10:13:43 AM
Franklin - The agenda for the next Franklin Town Council meeting will include a public hearing on where storage facilities can be located in the town, a discussion on water use restriction and ban, plus action is expected dealing with a Marijuana Use Overlay... Read more.
02/08/2017 - 03:40:18 PM
A 911 call reporting a motorist who had fallen asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle was placed under arrest by Hopkinton Police. The driver, an Ashland man, 38-year old Scott Fitzgibbons, is charged with operating under the influence of liquor, a second offense, and... Read more.
02/08/2017 - 03:34:12 PM
After reviewing close to 60 applications from educators who wanted to become the next Superintendent of Schools in Franklin and whittling the list down to a final three-candidates, the search is about to begin all over again. One of the finalists dropped out of... Read more.
02/06/2017 - 05:05:18 PM
One of the top stories surrounding the one month old 190th Legislative Session continues to be the historic pay raises and the 18-millon dollar annual cost. The House and Senate approved the measure and the Governor vetoed the bill, but legislators had enough votes in... Read more.
02/06/2017 - 04:56:25 PM
Residents of Holliston will have a chance to review the completed design plans for the new traffic lights and how they’ll work through the downtown area at a public hearing coming up next week. The presentation will be done by McMahon Associates, the company hired for... Read more.
02/06/2017 - 04:51:25 PM
If you’re interested in running for town office in Milford you have one week to pick up nomination papers. At this time there are four contested races, meaning nomination papers have been returned with the necessary signatures and the candidate’s name will appear on the... Read more.
02/06/2017 - 04:47:47 PM
Nomination papers become available this morning in the Town Clerk’s office in Upton for the annual Town Election in May. Upton residents will be able to seek election to a number of town offices. There are vacancies on the Board of Selectmen, the Mendon-Upton Regional... Read more.
02/02/2017 - 06:27:37 PM
Milford - The State’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development will be in Milford tomorrow to meet with members of the Board of Selectmen and other town officials. Selectman Chairman Bill Buckley says Secretary Jay Ash will be here to talk about efforts to grow jobs... Read more.
02/02/2017 - 06:24:16 PM
Boston - Members of the House and Senate are set to hold formal sessions today. They will talk about and could take a vote on whether to override the Governor’s veto of annual pay raises for top legislators, statewide elected officials and judges. Republican Governor... Read more.
02/01/2017 - 11:17:47 AM
Boston - Amid the backlash from his sweeping immigration ban, President Donald Trump continues to defend his executive order while states, like Massachusetts, begin to take their own actions. Attorney General Maura Healy is expected to join a lawsuit challenging the... Read more.
01/31/2017 - 05:54:25 PM
A nervous, excited energy filled the hallways of Blackstone Valley Tech as 24 students dressed in the traditional all-white outfit of nurses assembled for the last time as Practical Nursing students. On January 25, the students in Blackstone Valley Tech’s Post-Secondary... Read more.
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