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05 / 05 / 2015
  - 11:13:50 AM
The Bellingham DPW has imposed outside water use restrictions. There shall be no watering of lawns or gardens between nine and five o'clock. Hand held watering is allowed any day but not between those hours. Lawn sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems are allowed... Read more

05/05/2015 - 11:07:20 AM
A fire late yesterday afternoon caused considerable damage to Carbone's Restaurant in Hopkinton. There was damage to restrooms and smoke to the entire dining area. Firefighters from Upton, Ashland, Framingham and Marlboro assisted Hopkinton. The blaze began in a... Read more.
05/05/2015 - 10:58:26 AM
Brush fires are straining firefighting resources throughout the region. Ten acres burnt off Cedar Street in Milford yesterday. The blaze was about three quarters of a mile into the thickly wooded area where there is rough terrain. Read more.
05/05/2015 - 10:42:22 AM
Franklin Town Council members will hold a hearing tomorrow night for a beer and wine license for a new store to be located in the Big Y supermarket on East Central Street. The cost of the renovations to the store is listed at $250 thousand and the total cost is $502... Read more.
05/05/2015 - 10:31:34 AM
Upton Selectman Bob Fleming edged past challenger Frank Aniello in yesterday's election by 13 votes. Fleming received 585 votes to his opponent's 555. Tanna Jango will serve on the regional school committee for three years. She was unopposed. The next election is... Read more.
05/04/2015 - 02:24:03 PM
It's election day in Upton. Veteran Selectman Chairman Bob Fleming is seeking another term and is challenged by Frank Aniello, a member of the Capital Budge Committee. Fleming has served for 27 years. For the Regional School Committee, Tanna Jango is running for a... Read more.
05/04/2015 - 10:03:05 AM
Dr. Robert A. Tremblay, Superintendent of the Milford Public Schools, was named to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) in Framingham. The announcement was made at the United Way’s Annual Community Recognition Breakfast held April 9th at the... Read more.
05/01/2015 - 03:57:37 PM
Uxbridge and Northbridge Police are investigating the reported attempted abductions of young people. On Wednesday a juvenile was approached by a man in a car on Sutton Street. The man was in his 60s. Northbridge authorities said a similar incident took place yesterday. Read more.
05/01/2015 - 03:37:59 PM
The Milford Lions Club this week donated $35 thousand to the building fund raising campaign for the Milford Regional Medical Center. This gift is part of a $23 million effort toward a goal of $25 million. John Burns of the campaign said the hospital truly appreciates... Read more.
05/01/2015 - 11:00:38 AM
Mendon's annual town meeting is tonight. Residents will be the first to vote on the school override question. It goes to the ballot box on May 12th. Debt exclusions for the library project and for the purchase of a highway truck are on the warrant. Voters will be... Read more.
04/30/2015 - 04:32:19 PM
A 20 year old Milford man was arrested yesterday by Milford Police at the high school after entering the building with a box cutter on his person. Timothy Allen of Country Club Lane is accused of stalking, trespassing, carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds and... Read more.
04/30/2015 - 04:17:57 PM
Mendon Upton school officials and Upton Police spent the day yesterday meeting with students and parents after it was discovered that a ninth grader at Nipmuc High had a hit list containing 60 names of students, most of which were in his class. The pupils are from both... Read more.
04/29/2015 - 06:23:59 PM
A 9th grader at Nipmuc Regional High School was found with a 60 student hit list. Most of the students on the list are in this students class. School officials met with both students and parents today to discuss the situation. The 9th grader has been removed from school... Read more.
04/29/2015 - 03:54:40 PM
No Milford town money will be moved out of the Milford National Bank because of their decision to close their Main Street offices this week. Chairman Brian Murray had pushed for the move after the decision was announced but decided against the sanction. Read more.
04/29/2015 - 01:46:35 PM
The Upon Finance Committee holds its annual budget hearing tonight on the new package that goes into effect July 1st. The total is just over $20 million, a 9.2 percent increase over this year. The Mendon Finance Committee meets tonight to discuss a tax agreement, a... Read more.
04/29/2015 - 11:46:12 AM
The Milford Regional Medical Center Foundation officially acknowledged this week news of a $35,000 gift from the Milford Lions Club to support the hospital's building campaign. The gift is part of $23 million the capital campaign has already raised towards a goal of $25... Read more.
04/28/2015 - 03:36:40 PM
David Price, President and Owner of BrightStar Care of Milford/Worcester, announced today that, due to continued growth of the 5-year-old business, he has added a new staff member to his independently owned and operated private duty home care and medical staffing...

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04/28/2015 - 03:19:38 PM
A section of Dilla Street in Milford was closed overnight after an accident. A car, driven by 29 year old Segundo Tamay of Water Street in Milford, knocked down a utility pole with several transformers on it. National grid was on the scene through a better part on... Read more.
04/27/2015 - 03:33:18 PM
Milford Selectmen meet tonight with temporary treasurer Kelly Capece to discuss bonding for the Woodland School Project and for Countryside Health Care, the Geriatric Authority. The bid for the $6.2 million borrowing for the Geriatric Authority will go to Fidelity... Read more.
04/27/2015 - 03:29:23 PM
A 24 year old Hopkinton man was killed in a motorcycle crash on North Mill Street in Holliston Saturday night. Michael Anderson suffered from severe injuries at the scene and died a short time later after being taken to a Boston hospital by a medical helicopter... Read more.
04/27/2015 - 03:16:47 PM
The Milford Police Department will receive a grant of half a million dollars for investigative work that led to the conviction of a former Waters Corporation manager. A Mendon man, Glen Dias, pleaded guilty in 2011 to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and money... Read more.
04/24/2015 - 02:15:15 PM
WMRC is promoting a charity event at Lord and Taylor in Natick to benefit Oliva Fund for Cancer Care on May 2nd. We are selling tickets for $5 to benefit the Oliva Fund which entitles you to 10-30% savings passes at Lord and Taylors next Saturday. Ticket sales will... Read more.
04/23/2015 - 04:44:04 PM
A 2nd Chance is hosting an EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER for a family in need! We have a local Milford Family whose mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer and has fallen on extreme hard times. On Saturday April 25, 2015, A 2nd Chance will be holding a fundraiser... Read more.
04/23/2015 - 04:16:41 PM
The Bellingham DPW said today that a beaver dam that was completely blocking the road culvert on White Hall Way let go late yesterday and sent a huge amount of water down stream. Street flooding occurred on five streets and several resident's yards were flooded. The... Read more.
04/23/2015 - 03:57:27 PM
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary this week with a special movie-themed concert Saturday night. The conductor and founder is Paul Surapine. He spoke with WMRC for a series of interviews about his successes and struggles. Tom Wesley of... Read more.
04/22/2015 - 02:35:14 PM
A certain fall from grace again for a former Milford police sergeant, Ed Pomponio. He admitted to sufficient facts for a guilty finding on a charge of obstructing justice and destruction of evidence while working as a police officer in Ashland. The judge ruled that... Read more.
04/22/2015 - 02:29:19 PM
Mendon voters will decide on a tax reduction agreement for a Hopedale firm that wants to move to Morrison Drive. A decision will come at the annual town meeting next month. The tax break would be for ten years beginning with a hundred percent reduction and then going... Read more.
04/22/2015 - 02:19:12 PM
Hopedale's annual town meeting warrant contains 24 articles. The session will be held in Tuesday May 19th. Article 23 seeks to appropriate $6.6 million for work required to construct improvements to the water treatment plant. The funds will be borrowed. The scope of... Read more.
04/21/2015 - 10:19:49 AM
The Town of Milford will be fertilizing and doing weed control treatments on school and athletic fields on Thursday, April 23, 2015. They are required to notify the public this is taking place. Along with this message, the Standard Written Notification has been posted on... Read more.
04/20/2015 - 05:52:46 AM
The Patriots' Day game will have an unusually early start time of 11:05 a.m ET. There's a good reason for this, though. According to BAA.org, Fenway Park will host the Boston Marathon's official post-race party, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. Read more.
04/16/2015 - 03:32:36 PM
Don’t miss a special roundtable forum on WMRC tomorrow morning from 9am to 10am presented by New Hope, Inc focusing on sexual assault issues. This roundtable is being done in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and is made possible by the community... Read more.
04/16/2015 - 02:57:15 PM
The hugely successful yearly event in Hopedale known as Hopedale Oktoberfest is calling it a day after 6 years in existence. Over the years the event has grown to include a beirgarten, VW show, the best in local music and family fun. Organizer and founder Tom McGovern... Read more.
04/15/2015 - 04:41:26 PM
A former teacher in Franklin has been appointed as the new Bellingham High School principal. Lucas Giguere was named by Superintendent Ed Flurry. He was one of 30 applicants. Giguere served as an administrator and teacher in Franklin. He succeeds Peter Marano who is... Read more.
04/15/2015 - 04:37:02 PM
Mendon Selectmen and the finance committee are considering a tax reduction agreement with a Hopedale firm that wants to move its hydraulic manufacturing business to Morrison Drive. A new building has a value of $4 million. If approved the company would receive a break... Read more.
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.
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