Local News
04 / 15 / 2015
  - 04:12:24 PM
The plans for a new shopping plaza along route 109 in Medway, the Tri-Valley Commons, were presented to the planning and economic development board last night and the size of the project has been reduced substantially. These buildings will be constructed between an... Read more

04/13/2015 - 02:40:36 PM
The Franklin Downtown Partnership has set its 2015 dates for the Strawberry Stroll, Holiday Stroll, and Beautification days. The Partnership also announces its General Meeting dates and invites the public to attend and learn more about important changes coming to downtown... Read more.
04/13/2015 - 02:37:35 PM
Milford High School students enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Program have partnered with Atlas Travel and the Doubletree Hotel to bring area residents a free travel trade show to be held Wednesday, May 6th at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 11... Read more.
04/13/2015 - 02:35:42 PM
The Medway Business Council is proud to offer two scholarships to graduating high school seniors, who reside in Medway and plan to enroll in a business-related program at a four-year college or university. The “Peter J. Kenney Memorial Award” is presented in memory of a... Read more.
04/13/2015 - 10:38:16 AM
The funeral of Hopedale Selectman and Town Clerk Janet Jacaruso, who passed away over the weekend, will be held Saturday at 11am at Sacred Heart Church with calling hours Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buma Sergeant Funeral Home. She served as town clerk for a decade and was... Read more.
04/10/2015 - 10:10:23 AM
HMEA Inc. will be hosting its 14th Annual Independence 5k Run and Walk on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at EMC2 on Constitution Boulevard, Franklin. For over 13 years, this family-fun event has raised funds to support 3800 children and adults from ages 1 to 101 with disabilities... Read more.
04/09/2015 - 06:58:40 PM
The Milford School Committee received a comprehensive report on technology needs in all the schools in preparation for tonight's meeting. It was prepared by Whalley computer experts. The documents outline the needs and costs for Stacey, Brookside, Memorial and the high... Read more.
04/09/2015 - 06:51:05 PM
Milford Selectman Will Kingkade was sworn in yesterday by Town Clerk Amy Neves and resigned from the finance committee as he is required to do. A replacement for him on the Youth Center Renovation Committee will need to be made because he was the fincom's liaison... Read more.
04/08/2015 - 10:52:17 AM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford voters elected Will Kingkade as a selectmen for the next three years. He defeated Mike Visconti by a vote of 1,745 to 513. Will told WMRC now the work begins and he said a lot has changed for him over the years. For school committee, John... Read more.
04/08/2015 - 10:33:40 AM
A rabid fox was shot and killed by a resident of Hill Street in Northbridge after the animal attacked his son over the weekend. The fox went after 18 year old Nick Stanley. He pushed a caulking gun into the animals mouth. The fox then ran and chased Dana Stanley's... Read more.
04/08/2015 - 10:27:52 AM
Mendon selectmen this week approved the annual town meeting warrant. It contains 23 articles. Among the measures is an override for the two town school district with Upton and debt exclusions from the ongoing library project and a new highway truck. The library... Read more.
04/07/2015 - 03:50:23 PM
The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law effective April 7, 2015 that requires drivers to turn on their headlights and taillights whenever they turn on their windshield wipers. It also requires drivers to turn on headlights when visibility is less than 500 feet. Read more.
04/07/2015 - 02:40:11 PM
A man called Milford Police yesterday after his 11 year old son called him saying he was scared of his mother and that she was out of control. Police went to the apartment at the Pheasant Run Complex and found no problem. apparently the mother took the boy's XBox away... Read more.
04/07/2015 - 02:29:16 PM
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.
04/06/2015 - 04:00:52 PM
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.
04/05/2015 - 02:09:30 PM
Late Saturday afternoon WMRC reported that there may be a hostage and bomb threat situation at Hopkinton Library after a 911 call from an anonymous source claimed to have two hostages and a bomb in the library. That call came in at 5:30pm. Over the next 3 hours, roads... Read more.
04/02/2015 - 03:26:49 PM
A problem with the fire sprinkler system at the Keller-Sullivan School in Franklin last November caused $53 thousand in damage. Town council members last night voted to use the insurance proceeds to pay invoices associated with the damages at the school. Books, shelves... Read more.
04/02/2015 - 03:18:55 PM
A needed override for the Holliston schools has been put off for one year. The finance committee found $600 thousand in the town budget to supplement the schools to prevent the override and the loss of staff and programs. The override would have requested $1.1 million... Read more.
03/31/2015 - 09:57:21 PM
Citizens for Milford and the Milford Farmers Market are organizing Milford Beautification Day, an opportunity for area residents, organizations, and businesses to work together to beautify our community by picking up trash in downtown. Milford Beautification Day will be... Read more.
03/31/2015 - 03:17:33 PM
Three Holliston police officers were commended recently by Selectmen and Chief John Moore. The officers, Detective Sergeant Chad Thompson, Sergeant George Lurini and Patrolman Andy McCray were called to a home for a drug overdose. They quickly took control of the... Read more.
03/31/2015 - 03:11:01 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Milford town meeting members will be asked in May to make the tax collectors position appointed by selectmen rather than elected as it is now. Selectmen candidate Mike Visconti is against the move. Candidate Will Kingkade has his own feelings about this. Read more.
03/31/2015 - 03:03:41 PM
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.
03/25/2015 - 12:25:16 PM
On February 19, Medway Chief of Police Allen Tingley addressed Medway Business Council (MBC) members at the Thayer Homestead. Chief Tingley provided a variety of information related to public safety issues in Medway with a recap of some statistics for the past year... Read more.
03/24/2015 - 02:52:38 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A bit of Milford's history faded away last night as long time selectmen Chairman Dino DeBartolomeis attended his last meeting. Prior to that he was welcomed to town hall by about 100 friends and family members as he said farewell and accepted the... Read more.
03/24/2015 - 02:43:07 PM
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.
03/24/2015 - 02:29:07 PM
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Senator Ryan Fattman, who defeated long time senator Richard Moore last fall, has taken a $15 thousand stipend for his new assignment as an assistant minority whip. During the campaign, Fattman decried and railed on Moore for taking the daily travel... Read more.
03/24/2015 - 02:21:59 PM
Milford Police arrested an alleged prostitute yesterday at a hotel. The 22 year old from Warwick, RI is charged with sexual conduct for a fee. Chief Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC his detectives look at websites such as Craig's List. The woman had been advertising her... Read more.
03/24/2015 - 01:54:19 PM
Mendon selectmen candidate Chuck Scharnagle told WMRC he will research the override issue for schools thoroughly before making a final decision on whether to support it but most likely will be opposed to it. He told WMRC he wants to look at every aspect of the request... Read more.
03/23/2015 - 04:52:51 PM
An accident occurred last week during the ongoing Milford Pond project when a small excavator fell through the ice and was partially submerged. The contractor has been working at the site off Cedar Street for a month. The operator of the machine traveled too far outside... Read more.
03/23/2015 - 04:43:44 PM
A race has developed in Mendon for the open three year selectmen's seat. Finance Committee Chairman Chris Burke took out papers a couple of weeks ago and now newcomer Chuck Sharnagle said he will seek the position. He is the chief information officer for the Mohegan... Read more.
03/23/2015 - 04:31:38 PM
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.
03/19/2015 - 03:12:29 PM
A 24 year old Holliston resident was arrested in Hopkinton. Taylor Davis of Winthrop Street is accused of larceny under $250 dollars, disturbing the peace and malicious destruction of property. Davis went on a vandalism rampage damaging mailboxes and dumping over trash... Read more.
03/19/2015 - 03:05:53 PM
There will be no override question on the annual town meeting warrant this spring in Northbridge. Selectmen dropped the idea this week as they formulate the new budget and the school committee works to make cuts in their new spending package. The committee is looking at... Read more.
03/19/2015 - 03:01:03 PM
The Town of Franklin has a beer and wine license available. Applications are available on the state's website. The form should be filled out and submitted to administrator Jeff Nutting no late than March 27th. It's likely the license will be awarded in April by the... Read more.
03/19/2015 - 02:55:05 PM
The basement of Mendon Town Hall will be renovated at a cost of $85 thousand. It will be used by the police department to get them out of the dilapidated trailers in the parking lot. The project will completely redo the area where the police were housed in the early... Read more.
03/16/2015 - 04:49:07 PM
A 44 year old Bellingham man was apprehended by Hopedale Police disposing of some very bizarre and unusual items in a dumpster at Sacred Heart Church. Authorities said Christopher Walker of Box Pond Drive was observed dumping the material that turned out to be 25 gallons... Read more.
03/16/2015 - 04:42:36 PM
The Colella's Supermarket property on Main Street in Hopkinton has sold for $3.3 million. Cross Point Associates is the firm that made the purchase. They manage such stores as Hannaford's and Whole Foods. Read more.
03/16/2015 - 04:29:16 PM
The Mendon Upton School Committee holds a hearing tonight on the new budget of $31.8 million. Medway Selectmen tonight will approve a contract for a traffic study of the tri-valley design proposal in the amount of $9,500. Recommendations on warrant articles for the... Read more.
03/13/2015 - 10:50:35 AM
A 31 year old hopkinton man was arrested at his home yesterday by local, state and Connecticut State Police. Authorities executed a search warrant and apprehended Matthew Shuman of Walcott Street. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice as well as a criminal... Read more.
03/13/2015 - 10:01:37 AM
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.
03/12/2015 - 02:39:28 PM
Mendon Selectmen are seeking bids for the renovations of the basement of town hall. A complete description of the work is available on the town's website. The budget for the project is close to $85 thousand. A mandatory pre-bid conference walk-thru will be held on... Read more.
03/10/2015 - 04:02:23 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Development Board tonight will review zoning bylaw amendments for the annual town meeting and schedule a public hearing. A streets program and draft policy will be discussed. The Upton Finance Committee meets tonight to review the new... Read more.
03/10/2015 - 03:23:38 PM
A call was received today at approximately 12 noon from a male party claiming threats of a bomb in the Franklin High School. Protocols were followed with appropriate Franklin Police and Franklin Fire personnel response, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 11:47:24 AM
Milford Police made a very significant drug arrest late last week that is sure to stem the flow of heroin into the area. Chef Tom O'Loughlin told WMRC his detectives worked with the office of District Attorney Joe Early's task force and Lowell Police to apprehend a 31... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 11:06:01 AM
The Town of Hopkinton and Holliston will use a grant they received to offer residents a clinician to help them deal with mental disabilities and emotional distress issues in the hope of keeping people out of the court system. The grant funded is good for three years. Read more.
03/09/2015 - 10:11:30 AM
Congratulations to Megan O'Donovan, a 7th grade student at Miscoe Hill Middle School in Mendon. Megan was awarded top honors by the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award this past Monday at the MURSD Committee Meeting. Megan was awarded not only the top middle... Read more.
03/09/2015 - 09:54:49 AM
New health insurance rates have been negotiated by the Milford Insurance Advisory Committee lead by temporary treasurer Kelly Capece. The rates are for health, dental and life insurance. Capece said Harvard Pilgrim wanted an increase of 24.5 percent. She said due to... Read more.
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