Local News
01 / 16 / 2015
  - 09:51:09 AM
The Bellingham School System has received a state grant of nine thousand dollars to be used to enhance safety and security designed to ensure students and staff are safe in the event of an emergency situation. The funds will be used to purchase two way radios so... Read more

01/15/2015 - 04:48:58 PM
Upton Selectmen are working on their annual job performanc evaluation for Town Manager Blythe Robinson.

The Mendon Zoning Board of Appeals holds two hearings tonight. One for 2 Stymast Drive and the other for 60 Uxbridge Road.

The Medway Schools Budget Advisory... Read more.
01/15/2015 - 04:19:42 PM
Milford Selectmen will ask Town Councilman Gerry Moody and the Planning Board to look into revising the town's bylaws regarding banners and signs. The Girl's Softball League had their banners taken down by Building Commissioner John Erickson because they are in... Read more.
01/15/2015 - 04:01:41 PM
The Upton Library Feasibility Committee continues its work of planning for a new facility and will ask residents about what they would like, offerings they now use and would like to see in the future. The library is now in the Risteen Building and more space is needed... Read more.
01/15/2015 - 03:51:08 PM
Holliston Selectmen were presented with a plan for a new building for the Parks and Recreation Department at a cost of $8.2 million. It would replace the existing Flagg School on Linden Street. The building would house the Parks and Recreation Department, Family... Read more.
01/15/2015 - 03:50:08 PM
The Milford Finance Committee has told department heads to prepare new budgets with zero increases at least until it's better known what the state budget and local aid looks like. This scenario would mean officials may have to incorporate any salary hikes for the new... Read more.
01/14/2015 - 10:20:49 AM
Former Senator Richard Moore of Uxbridge has applied for a job with the Obama administration as Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. The position covers all of New England. He is also seeking a position as President of the State... Read more.
01/14/2015 - 10:13:41 AM
The group, Citizens for Milford, will hold their first meeting of the new year tonight. Residents who are interested in working on various projects are encouraged to attend. Agenda items include a candidates forum for March. Anyone with ideas for projects will be... Read more.
01/14/2015 - 10:06:55 AM
The search is on internally in the Bellingham School System for a new superintendent. High School Principal Peter Marano and Special Education Director Rachael Lawrence will be interviewed by the school committee next week. Both candidates have extensive experience... Read more.
01/14/2015 - 09:58:47 AM
The Memorial School in the Mendon Upton School District has been hit with a very high number of flu like illness. Superintendent Doctor Joe Murscheck said 109 students out of 462 were out ill, a little more than 20 percent of the population. 11 staff members were out... Read more.
01/13/2015 - 03:02:51 PM
A briefing of local notes and news from our local towns for Tuesday January 13th. Read more.
01/13/2015 - 02:43:09 PM
Milford selectmen last night on a unanimous vote approved renewing the contract for Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin for another three years. It was set to expire on June 30th. O'Loughlin has worked here for 13 years. O'Loughlin deservedly received credit for working... Read more.
01/07/2015 - 12:34:11 PM
A Franklin developer, Roger Calarese, has submitted a proposal to purchase the town-owned Emmons Street property for half a million dollars. The minimum bid sought was $475 thousand. Calarese has been in the development business for thirty years and did two other... Read more.
01/07/2015 - 10:41:23 AM
Hopedale's new school budget reflects an increase of 5.2%. Superintendent Dennis Breen told WMRC that the total will be $11 million and represents a level service spending package. He said the final budget may include some additional personnel and or programs that the... Read more.
01/05/2015 - 02:34:24 PM
Milford employees will save a substantial amount of money over the next couple of months because they will be paying their health insurance premiums. Last fall selectmen were told auditors identified $1.5 million in surplus funds regarding health insurance when the... Read more.
01/05/2015 - 02:20:56 PM
A 59 year old man who fell through the ice at Hopedale Pond over the weekend will be ok after being quickly rescued by a nearby fisherman. The man was skating when he broke through and went into the frigid water. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Read more.
01/05/2015 - 01:57:04 PM
Milford spring election season officially gets underway today when nomination papers become available in the office of Town Clerk Amy Neves. There is one race so far between finance committee member Will Kingkade and former Zoning Board Member Mike Visconti... Read more.
01/05/2015 - 01:55:21 PM
Hopedale selectmen tonight will reorganize because Chairperson Janet Jacaruso will be out on medical leave for several months and will relinquish that post and her position as town clerk. She met with coordinator Steve Sette last week to discuss the matter... Read more.
01/02/2015 - 09:43:49 AM
A 23 years old Milford man arrested after an accident on Congress Street. Samuel Calarese of Pine Street is charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The car overturned in the roadway. Calarese fled the scene but was quickly apprehended. Read more.
01/02/2015 - 09:27:24 AM
Hopedale selectperson and town clerk, Janet Jacaruso, is out on medical leave for the next several months and will relinquish both positions during that time. She met with coordinator Steve Sette last week to inform him and her colleagues on the board will address... Read more.
12/30/2014 - 12:48:06 PM
Milford's excellent financial condition will no doubt play a major role in the coming months as teacher contract negotiations get underway. Some say it may be difficult not to give out higher than usual raises because the town is flush with cash. There is $15.6 million in Read more.
12/30/2014 - 12:45:53 PM
Milford, Franklin, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton and many other area towns have successfully negotiated a new trash tipping or disposal fee with Wheelabrator. It will save Milford $45 thousand in this fiscal year and more in the years to come. The new agreement goes into effect Read more.
12/30/2014 - 12:43:53 PM
Franklin Police are continuing an investigation into a robbery at a convenience store on Union Street. A man wearing a ski mask and brandishing a hammer threatened the clerk and demanded cash. The man left in a grey car and authorities are reviewing security camera's in... Read more.
12/30/2014 - 12:42:27 PM
Uxbridge Selectmen are planning for the construction of a new central fire station. Chief William Kessler said a site assessment has been done and now a schematic design and updated cost estimated will be prepared. $94,500 from the Taft Fund will be used to pay for this ph Read more.
12/30/2014 - 12:40:21 PM
The new tax rate in Northbridge was set recently at $13.38 per $1,000 of valuation. An increase of $.12. The total allowable tax is $19 million. The town kept the single rate. The town's excess levy capacity is $13 thousand. Read more.
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