Local News
12 / 29 / 2015
  - 01:29:34 PM
The investigation into the deaths of a Milford couple over the Christmas holiday from carbon monoxide poisoning continues. A faulty furnace is the suspected cause. The state fire marshal said there were no carbon monoxide or smoke detectors in the duplex. According to... Read more

12/29/2015 - 12:56:14 PM
The annual street listing and census has been mailed to all households in Milford. Town Clerk Amy Neves urges people to verify that the information is correct, make any changes, sign the form and return it by mail or in person to her town hall office. All residents and... Read more.
12/29/2015 - 06:49:35 AM
It's hard to believe that just days ago we were traveling over the river and through the woods in shorts and tshirts and now we are experiencing our first mess of the season. Traffic is unbearable as of 7am and it will probably only get worse. Nothing but yellow and... Read more.
12/28/2015 - 02:20:26 PM
The Milford Water Company continues to closely monitor supplies at all of its locations, especially Echo Lake, their primary source. Manager Dave Condrey has informed the DEP of the situation and efforts to improve the daily pumping amounts to keep up with demands... Read more.
12/28/2015 - 02:12:53 PM
Milford Police investigated an accident last night at the intersection of Main Street and Route 140. A car, driven by Richard Warburton, 34, of Uxbridge slammed into a utility pole. He is charged with his third drunk driving offense as well as unlicensed operation... Read more.
12/28/2015 - 02:08:08 PM
A 57 year old Holliston woman, Karen Evers, who was hit by a car Christmas Eve in the downtown area, has died. Her funeral is Wednesday. A 53 year old Florida man who struck her has not been charged. Read more.
12/28/2015 - 02:03:16 PM
Upton Police are investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains in a wooded area. A hunter notified authorities. The case is being investigated as an unattended death by Upton and Massachusetts State Police. The remains were found in a heavily wooded area... Read more.
12/26/2015 - 08:19:31 AM
WMRC has learned that a couple was found dead on Christmas afternoon in their duplex in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Milford. WMRC's Ed Thompson reports that the couple had not been heard from and family and friends grew concerned. That's when they were... Read more.
12/16/2015 - 02:13:00 PM
Milford School Superintendent Doctor Bob Tremblay will settle into a three year contract with the Weston School Committee after he was hired last month. Tremblay's current salary is $151,000. Beginning in July of next year he will be paid $205,000. In July of 2017 his... Read more.
12/16/2015 - 01:45:35 PM
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.
12/14/2015 - 02:27:07 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight will award a contract for the installation of a new heating system at the former Purchase Street School. The building is now a daycare. The cost of the project is $11,850. The contract will go to a firm in Warwick, RI. In other business... Read more.
12/11/2015 - 01:41:18 PM
A grand finale to a celebratory year will take place in Hopkinton tonight as the town's year-long 300th anniversary will come to a close. Hopkinton residents will get the chance to look at video of all the events that were held all year. Unveiled tonight will be a... Read more.
12/11/2015 - 01:29:43 PM
The search process to find a new superintendent of schools in Hopedale moves into the next stage with the selection of the finalists, a list that will be formally presented to the school committee on Tuesday night. The superintendent screening committee has wrapped up... Read more.
12/09/2015 - 01:53:01 PM
Milford Police responded to a total of eight motor vehicle accidents yesterday. The most serious of which was an early morning, three car accident on Main Street that did result in some injuries. The drivers were a Milford woman, Jacqueline Torres, a Milford man... Read more.
12/09/2015 - 01:43:01 PM
The Holliston Board of Selectmen will discuss a medical marijuana proposal tonight and the conditions and terms of a host community agreement. Brighton Health Advocates is proposing to us a warehouse on Summer Street to grow medical marijuana. There would be no sales... Read more.
12/08/2015 - 04:00:40 PM
A gun buy-back program will be held this Saturday in Northbridge when Northbridge Police, along with the UMass Memorial Health Care Injury Prevention Center, will team up to help get guns off the street. The program is called Goods For Guns where gift cards will be... Read more.
12/08/2015 - 03:39:51 PM
The Milford Police Department is once again joining more than 200 local law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police, taking part in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization due to the increase in drunk driving related fatalities around... Read more.
12/08/2015 - 03:10:13 PM
Milford Police responded to a call reporting a two vehicle accident with injuries on Purchase Street late last night. Upon arrival it was determined to be a single vehicle accident into a pole. The driver was identified as Leandro DaSilva of Central Street in Milford... Read more.
12/08/2015 - 02:05:21 PM
The search for a new superintendent of schools in Hopedale continues all this week as the Superintendent Search Committee interviews semi finalists with members expected to select the finalists on Thursday. The semi finalists began meeting with the committee in... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 02:04:59 PM
Given the great weather, the contractor now wishes to continue work for a few more weeks. The plan is as follows, so initially there is minor disturbance with the sidewalk on Main St. First, Walsh will set light pole foundations. This will involve removing a small... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 01:36:42 PM
As a result of a two motor vehicle traffic stops Saturday afternoon, police in Mendon say the drivers of the two vehicles are facing charges. The first stop came in Bates Street after which a Marlboro resident, 26 year old Leandro Barbosa, was charged with possession of... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 01:30:35 PM
The Hopkinton Public Works Department wants to remind residents and anyone who uses Fruit Street that beginning today and all week, a section of the street will be closed to replace two falling culverts. The director of the Hopkinton DPW, John Westerling, says the... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 01:25:30 PM
A Rhode Island woman was placed under arrest after Milford Police were called to a hotel on Fortune Boulevard for a report of a female party passed out in her room. Paramedics and an ambulance was sent to the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott were they found 36 year... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 01:17:44 PM
A Bellingham man is facing drug charges following his arrest in Douglas over the weekend. 47 year old Thomas Cormier of Pulaski Boulevard is charged with possession of a class A substance, heroin, and the possession with intent to distribute heroin. The Blackstone... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 01:06:38 PM
Three Milford residents have been arrested and are facing similar drug charges. The arrests come as a result of an extensive investigation by Milford Police and a drug enforcement task force out of Worcester. 40 year old Nilsa Vega, her 19 year old son Santos Vega... Read more.
12/07/2015 - 12:48:11 PM
Milford Police responded to a call that came in late yesterday morning. The caller reported she had found her relative deceased at the American Athletic Club on East Main Street. The deceased has been identified as a Florida Man and, as it turns out, a homeless man... Read more.
12/02/2015 - 12:30:41 PM
Superintendent Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick has released the following Commendation List for the first trimester of the 2015-2016 academic school year at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. Students are listed alphabetically by last name and are... Read more.
12/01/2015 - 04:19:39 PM
A judge yesterday sentenced Dominick Cristino of Milford to serve two to two and a half years behind bars after being found guilty of stalking Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin. A jury handed down the verdict. Cristino was sent to Walpole Prison initially where he will stay... Read more.
12/01/2015 - 04:10:53 PM
Milford Selectmen last night appointed Erica Robertson of Reade Street as the new zoning enforcement officer. It was an unanimous vote with Bill Buckley doing a complete turn around from two weeks ago when he was opposed to the appointment. Last night after Chairman... Read more.
12/01/2015 - 04:00:39 PM
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.
11/24/2015 - 03:52:15 PM
The Citizens for Milford group has purchased a special fir tree that will be planted in Draper Memorial Park tomorrow morning under the direction of Tree Warden Chuck Reneau. The nearly nine-foot evergreen will be planted in the section of the park that abuts the corner... Read more.
11/24/2015 - 03:41:03 PM
The murder of a Milford man, 34 year old Kevin Goncalves, over the weekend was the result of an ongoing feud. Authorities alleged Goncalves was shot in the chest and head multiple times by 34 year old William Hodges. Another passenger in the car was 25 year old Brendan... Read more.
11/24/2015 - 03:15:44 PM
Mendon Selectmen set the new tax rate last night at $17.25 for all property. The average home owner with property valued at $310 thousand will feel an increase in their bill of $557. For a $400 thousand home the hike will be $720. The overall town wide annual... Read more.
11/24/2015 - 01:10:51 PM
Milford School Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay was chosen last night to be the next superintendent in Weston. He has accepted the offer and begins his new assignment July first. Tremblay has spent 18 years in Milford, the last eight as the head of the system. He said... Read more.
11/19/2015 - 10:08:05 AM
Milford School Superintendent Dr. Bob Tremblay finds out tomorrow if he will be the next superintendent in Weston. He is one of two finalists. The other is from Ross, California. School Committee Chairman Danielle Black told WMRC that Tremblay's name was presented to... Read more.
11/19/2015 - 09:40:25 AM
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.
11/12/2015 - 09:44:17 PM
“I was absolutely stunned. This is the equivalent of winning the Super Bowl or the World Series, so I was in complete shock when they announced we had won the Station of the Year Award for a record 6th time. I can’t say enough about my staff, our listeners, and all... Read more.
11/12/2015 - 10:36:14 AM
Milford Police are seeking the identity of a man in his 50s that committed suicide this morning on Cedar Street by Route 495. A car parked nearby is registered to a Rhode Island resident. The man got out of his car around 7:30am, laid a blanket down and shot himself in... Read more.
11/11/2015 - 02:29:33 PM
A 49 year old Mendon resident has been charged with his fifth drunk driving offense. Kurt Weatherbee of Neck Hill Road was in an accident in Uxbridge that hurt the other driver. Weatherbee ran off after the head on crash and was apprehended by an Uxbridge resident and... Read more.
11/11/2015 - 01:53:45 PM
Rain may be covering the area today but even with that the Milford Water Company is maintaining its stage four use restriction, meaning no outside use is allowed. Manager Dave Condrey told WMRC the prohibition will stay in place at least into the spring of next year... Read more.
11/10/2015 - 09:55:13 AM
Hopkinton residents approved a $24.2 million new elementary school yesterday by a vote of 1,211 to 431 and a field house also won approval. The school's override okay will move the project along. It will be for pre-kindergarten to first graders. The state will... Read more.
11/10/2015 - 09:48:55 AM
Holliston Selectmen have been presented with a proposal for a marijuana cultivation or growing facility in the Hopping Brook Industrial Park off Washington Street. It would be on 200 acres that is up for sale. Marijuana growers are interested in the property. Selectmen... Read more.
11/09/2015 - 03:14:30 PM
Milford is looking for a zoning enforcement officer to succeed Lori Braza who is leaving. A complete job description is available on the town's website. All resumes must be in by today and selectmen will make the appointment on November 16th. Read more.
11/09/2015 - 02:26:08 PM
Milford recently sold property at 33 School Street it acquired in a tax lien case. An auction was held with a minimum bid of $105,000. Outstanding taxes of $101,825 were owed in the property. The successful bid was for $110,500 from a Westboro resident. He is a prior... Read more.
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