Local News
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.
11/06/2015 - 11:19:27 AM
Milford Police responded to a report of an assault at a restaurant on Cedar Street last night which ended with the arrest of a Connecticut woman. this happened at about 6:30 last night at Wendy's with a caller telling police that her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend just... Read more.
11/05/2015 - 11:12:40 AM
Milford Regional Medical Center has launched the second phase of its service improvement initiative, and over the next two years will focus on reducing the readmission rate. Milford Regional is one of a select number of hospitals participating in the Community Hospital... Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:45:04 PM
Franklin's election was held yesterday. Voters chose town council incumbents Matt Kelly, Bob Vallee, Robert Dellorco, Tom Mercer, Peter Padula and Judith Pond Pfeffer and Glen Jones to serve them again. Also, long time Town Clerk Debra Pellegri, who retired from that posi Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:36:29 PM
Officials from Milford, Upton and Mendon will meet this week at the suggestion of Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray to Discuss how to reinvigorate the former, very successful, community development block grant program Milford had for many years that brought in... Read more.
11/04/2015 - 03:11:43 PM
It now appears that Mendon Selectmen will receive an application for an adult entertainment business on Milford Street. Earlier this year the state supreme judicial court ruled in favor of the issuance of a liquor license for the business and ruled against the town. Now... Read more.
11/03/2015 - 03:34:09 PM
Hopkinton Police are continuing their investigation into two reports of children receiving toilet tank tablets while they were trick or treating in the downtown area Saturday night. Two parents, independently reported the incidents. Their children were between 6 and 14... Read more.
11/03/2015 - 03:06:48 PM
Holliston Police quickly apprehended those responsible for stealing three puppies valued at $1000 each from a kennel on Concord Street. The theft occurred over the past weekend. A tip lead authorities to a home in Plainville were the dogs were found. Detectives are... Read more.
10/30/2015 - 10:30:41 AM
A Milford man is being held without bail after he was found in Worcester with stolen handguns. 33 year old Michael Ostaski is charged with carrying a firearm without a license as a career criminal, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, receiving stolen property... Read more.
10/30/2015 - 09:38:14 AM
Upton Selectmen this week finalized the warrant for a special town meeting next month. The are 20 articles. Funds will be sought for fire department equipment, a vehicle for Town Manager Blythe Robinson, a vehicle for the animal control department, for a storage... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:16:18 PM
An Uxbridge man, 55 year old Dennis Cambell, was arrested last night by state police after making a false bomb threat at Logan Airport. He was apprehended on the plane after making the comment to other passengers that he had a bomb in his bag. The flight was delayed... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:06:22 PM
Once again Milford Police detectives continued their assault on the use and sale of illegal drubs by arresting two men from Lynn and Dorcester yesterday. They both face heroin trafficking charges. Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC last night that authorities seized heroin... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 04:00:38 PM
Hopkinton's Treasurer Collector Maureen Dwinnel is retiring after 27 years on the job. She served as a selectman for six years, five as a chairman. Her last day on the job is Thursday, December 31st. The position has been posted by the town. Resumes are due in by... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 03:55:14 PM
Mendon and Upton public safety officials conducted lockdown drills for students and staff at Nipmuc High and the Memorial School yesterday. Officials said everything went according to plan and the drills were successful. The exercise is designed to plan for trouble... Read more.
10/29/2015 - 02:57:41 PM
Milford Selectmen have been informed by Blackstone Valley School Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick of what he calls a significant increase on the town's enrollment for this year. He said the enrollment figures show the town has 173 students compared to 150 as of... Read more.
10/28/2015 - 01:05:41 PM
Milford Police continue to crack down on illegal use and sale of drugs in the area. Yesterday they arrested four people with the assistance of the Worcester Drug Task Force, State and Hopedale Police detectives. Timothy Kedski, 31, and Candace Blacksmore, 25, both of... Read more.
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