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05 / 25 / 2016
  - 03:39:34 PM
With the Spring Flushing Program completed and the levels at the reservoir somewhat stable the Company is decreasing its Mandatory Water Conservation level from a Stage IV to Stage III effective June 1, 2016. This means that outside water use is restricted to hand held... Read more

05/24/2016 - 05:24:01 PM
The Milford Bus Transportation Plan received approval from town meeting members last night. The cost was reduced substantially after Representative John Fernandes secured $125 thousand to offset the first year of the service. The total annual cost is $250 thousand... Read more.
05/24/2016 - 05:19:28 PM
The Milford Youth Commission met last night to discuss the abrupt resignation of Director Sidney DeJesus and how to fill the vacancy. Assistant Director Jen Ward is considering taking over the lead role but has not made a final decision. The commission gave her... Read more.
05/24/2016 - 05:06:22 PM
There is major news out of Mendon today. Long time Public Safety Director Ernie Horn has announced his retirement after 31 years. Horn has served his community in many ways. He leads the area's accident reconstruction and fatality team encompassing 65 cities and towns... Read more.
05/22/2016 - 10:09:28 AM
President & CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, Siobhan Bohnson, recently tendered her resignation as she has accepted a position in the banking industry. Hired in January 2014, Ms. Bohnson has left an indelible mark on the 10-town Chamber. During her tenure... Read more.
05/17/2016 - 05:10:46 PM
Upton Selectmen tonight will recognize members of the police, fire and EMS departments for their efforts to provide public safety during two house fires. In particular, Police Officer Matt Rankins for his efforts at the fire on Hopkinton Road and his efforts to get the... Read more.
05/12/2016 - 02:56:57 PM
Franklin Town Councilors last night approved an increase in the trash and recycling fee. There is a $4 increase in the refuse fee to $204 and $184 for the small totter. Administrator Jeff Nutting said $140 thousand will be used from the surplus account to offset the... Read more.
05/12/2016 - 02:42:57 PM
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.
05/11/2016 - 03:39:09 PM
A house fire yesterday at 249 Village Street in Medway caused extensive damage. An elderly woman living in the home escaped without injury. The blaze began on a back porch and spread quickly. Several towns assisted Medway at the scene. Read more.
05/11/2016 - 03:35:55 PM
Milford Police Officer Nathan Hathway, who was injured this week at a construction site detail job, has been released from the hospital. He has been a member of the department for seven years. Doctors said they expect Hathway to make a full recovery from his injuries. Read more.
05/11/2016 - 02:52:48 PM
The annual Milford town report is available for distribution. The front cover is a pen and ink rendering of the National Guard Armory and newly renovated youth center that will have it's grand opening on Saturday. As always, the report honors those who have served... Read more.
05/11/2016 - 02:48:43 PM
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.
05/09/2016 - 09:40:29 AM
The Franklin Police Department, in partnership with the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts State Police, and more than 200 Massachusetts police departments, will take part in the national Click It or Ticket... Read more.
05/04/2016 - 05:32:31 PM
Incoming Milford Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre today announced that Dr. Matthew Joseph has accepted the position of Director of Information Technology, Digital Learning, and Innovation for the Milford Public Schools. He was a finalist for the Woodland Principal... Read more.
05/04/2016 - 05:28:26 PM
Incoming Milford Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre today announced that Mr. Timothy Kearnan has been selected for the position of Woodland Elementary principal. The position of Woodland Elementary principal is currently held by Mr. Craig Consigli, who was recently... Read more.
04/28/2016 - 01:18:48 PM
Michael Altavilla, an Electronics & Engineering Technology senior at Blackstone Valley Tech, has been selected as a semifinalist in the prestigious 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Altavilla, a resident of Mendon, is one of only 689 semifinalists selected from... Read more.
04/27/2016 - 02:42:00 PM
Franklin Town Councilors tonight will be asked to appropriate $60,000 for items related to the town's downtown improvement project. The funds will be used for banners, holiday decorations and American flags. In other business, a $25,000 donation to the Franklin Library... Read more.
04/22/2016 - 03:33:03 PM
The Bellingham DPW is waiting for bids for a crack sealing project on roads. The work will be done from June to August. This is a low cost preventative measure to keep water out preventing additional damage and the creation of pot holes. Streets have already been... Read more.
04/22/2016 - 11:13:41 AM
The Town of Milford will be fertilizing and doing weed control treatments on school and athletic fields on Friday, April 22, 2016. Along with this message, the Standard Written Notification will be posted on the Milford Public Schools website and posted in the high... Read more.
04/19/2016 - 01:47:24 PM
Milford Town Council Gerry Moody has cautioned the library board of trustees to ensure their meeting postings for open and executive sessions are handled properly. He noticed a meeting posting for April 7th to be in significant non-compliance with the open meeting law... Read more.
04/19/2016 - 12:01:27 PM
Incoming Milford Superintendent Dr. Kevin McIntyre today announced that he has narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Woodland Elementary principal down to three highly-qualified individuals. The position of Woodland Elementary principal is currently held... Read more.
04/18/2016 - 08:20:15 AM
Those interested in attending the race this year are also being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers and spectators. Read more.
04/15/2016 - 01:30:05 PM
What's the best way to say "thank you" for a life-changing high school experience? For seniors in the Blackstone Valley Tech Class of 2016, it's building a bridge, painting a library, and performing other acts of community service for the towns that support their... Read more.
04/14/2016 - 03:02:48 PM
This morning, Thursday April 14th, on WMRC Daybreak News, Massachusetts Representative John Fernandes was Ed Thompson's guest at 8am. Though they discussed many issues and topics, Representative Fernandes made a major announcement that you heard first right here on WMRC... Read more.
04/12/2016 - 02:22:38 PM
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.
04/11/2016 - 09:25:34 AM
A rash of bomb threats have been received this morning throughout the state. Confirmed threats in Ayer, Brookline, Cambridge, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leominster, Marlboro, Stonham, Wakefield and Medway. Some schools have been evacuated as a precaution like Medway High... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:52:41 PM
A report issued yesterday by the Disability Law Center of Boston alleges abuse and neglect at the Evergreen Center on Fortune Boulevard in Milford. The 13 page report has been obtained by WMRC. The investigation found a 17 year old student was injured by a staff member... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:40:53 PM
An Uxbridge High School Drama Club fundraiser designed to help an educators family in need has run afoul of state law and the $4,200 raised cannot be given to the family according to Superintendent Kevin Carney. The proceeds from a performance of a school play were going... Read more.
04/08/2016 - 01:29:36 PM
Upton Selectmen approved a solarize program. Last month a presentation was made by the green communities committee recommending that an application be submitted to join this program. 98 residents have already installed solar arrays on their homes. This new program... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 01:46:23 PM
April is Autism Awareness month. In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month: The Franklin Police Department has posted a new form on its website. The form is for first responders and is designed to assist them in a search or interaction with a person who is on the Autism... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 11:37:17 AM
A teacher at Nipmuc High School in the Mendon Upton District has been recognized with an excellence award. Ronald Cochran was honored as a Partner in Excellence Award for his work as a teacher of advanced calculus and computer science. It's his second time winning the... Read more.
04/06/2016 - 11:19:35 AM
Milford Selectman Chairman Brian Murray defeated Pat Holland in yesterday's election. Murray got 2,376 votes to Holland's 1,305. Milford voters returned Joe Morais to his seat on the school committee for another three years with 2,337 votes. Veteran Personnel Board... Read more.
04/05/2016 - 01:49:48 PM
Milford votes today in all eight precincts. The contests are for selectmen between incumbent Chairman Brian Murray and school committee member Pat Holland. For school committee, Vice Chairman Joe Morias wants another term. The others are Scott Vechiolla, Jim Ligor... Read more.
04/05/2016 - 12:45:51 PM
Superintendent of Milford Public Schools Dr. Robert A. Tremblay was recently selected by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to receive an award at their annual Business and Education Forum for his role in helping the Foundation accomplish their mission of... Read more.
04/01/2016 - 01:22:50 PM
With the impending weather coming… residents, voters, candidates need to be aware that our phones may go down on Tuesday. Our phone system is now internet based, so If there is bad weather we may lose our phones and internet. If anyone has questions about election day... Read more.
03/30/2016 - 12:18:51 PM
Milford Police were called out last night for an attempted suicide. The caller found her brother covered in self inflicted cuts to his arm and abdomen. The man took off on foot wearing only his underwear. Canine units from Mendon and Bellingham, as well as state police... Read more.
03/30/2016 - 12:03:53 PM
There have been rumors circulating around Milford recently about the closing of the Hannaford supermarket on East Main Street. Eric Bloom, the corporation's media manager, told WMRC there is no truth to the speculation and there are no plans to close the store. Stop... Read more.
03/30/2016 - 11:57:20 AM
The Milford medical marijuana growing and dispensary business scheduled to begin operations later this year continues to move forward. Building Commissioner John Erickson told WMRC the firm is spending $3.8 million to renovate and retro-fit the building on Commercial Way.

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03/29/2016 - 11:58:47 AM
Upton selectmen meet tonight to receive a presentation by Colonial Power Company for an electricity aggregation program to help lower residents bills. Customers can participate in long term fixed rates and greener power supply options. No tax dollars are used for the... Read more.
03/29/2016 - 11:51:51 AM
The town of Medway will be installing new drains in the Lee Street area. This work is funded by a state grant to prevent flooding in the neighborhood. The work will take place in the existing roadway on Lee Street from Main Street, Route 9 to Growin Drive. The project... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:18:23 PM
Milford Police yesterday searched for a man who had threatened suicide and ran off into the woods in the Eben Street and Cormier Circle area. Mendon sent over their canine unit. The man was found using the fire departments thermal imaging device and brought to the... Read more.
03/28/2016 - 03:11:51 PM
Mendon Selectmen Rich Scofield told WMRC the board is looking at all legal means to fund the contract for Administrator Kim Newman. They gave her a 34% pay raise and needed $14 thousand to fund it for the rest of this fiscal year. Residents rejected the funds last week... Read more.
03/16/2016 - 10:45:01 AM
WMRC Breaking News - Bellingham Market Basket employee found a pressure cooker in a shopping cart in the plaza parking lot this morning. Many stores have been evacuated. Bomb squad is on the scene. Read more.
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