Local News
02 / 09 / 2016
  - 03:30:28 PM
The assistant school superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment in Uxbridge has been chosen as a finalist for the assistant superintendent's position in Hopkinton. Doctor Carol Cavenaugh is an adjunct professor at Worcester State and Lesley Universities... Read more

02/08/2016 - 03:10:34 PM
We’re finally getting the winter that we were hoping to miss. With unseasonably warm weather recently, who could have seen this coming. But within a few days we’ve enough snow to start questioning that whole Groundhog’s shadow thing. With yet more snow on the horizon... Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:20:14 AM
A friendly reminder from our fire fighting friends in Holliston to please help to keep those hydrants clear of snow! Click here to see a diagram of how you can help keep hydrants clear so that in case of an emergency, fire fighters can move swiftly. Read more.
02/08/2016 - 06:00:00 AM
Updated 12:40pm - Cancellations and closings , weather updates, traffic and more. Keep an eye out here, our social media outlets and on WMRC Daybreak for more information. The WMRC Storm Center is brought to you by Koopman Paint. Read more.
02/05/2016 - 01:55:30 PM
At its February 17 meeting, Medway Business Council will host Tom Gay, Clerk of the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board and representative to the Design Review Committee, who will present information on the recently updated Design Review Guidelines. The meeting... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:51:26 AM
The second of two visits by finalists for the school superintendents job in Hopedale took place yesterday. On Wednesday, Bridget Morriseau spent about seven hours meeting with staff, parents and students and touring around. On Thursday, Karen Marie Crevice visited for... Read more.
02/05/2016 - 10:27:58 AM
Hopedale Town Administrator Steve Sette told WMRC that a special town meeting will be called within the next few weeks to finance the engineering and repairs of the sidewalk on the Mill Building side of the Freedom Street Bridge. He said the bridge itself is fine and... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 06:10:52 PM
Hopedale Police reported recently that a resident was targeted by a telephone scam artist. The female caller posed as the man's granddaughter saying she needed $950 in bail money and then a man came on the line posing as a police sergeant telling the victim to get a... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 01:38:10 PM
A self-funded roof repair project at Blackstone Valley Tech has received both approval and praise from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). In its January 27 meeting, the MSBA approved Valley Tech's application for an Accelerated Repair Project to replace... Read more.
02/03/2016 - 10:41:08 AM
In January 2015, during a "Spotlight on Excellence" inaugural event at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, the newly sworn in Governor Charlie Baker told the Valley Tech student body that his administration would "work really hard to make sure... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 12:24:30 PM
Trustees of the Upton Library meet tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget and how to proceed now that a committee has decided not to have a joint council on aging building. The idea had been discussed for months but was deemed not practical at this point... Read more.
02/01/2016 - 11:15:27 AM
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will appoint a deputy fire chief. Chief Tom Diage will recommend that David McMorrow of Milford get the assignment. Daige told WMRC McMorrow has been with the department since 2001. He has been a shift officer and the town's fire inspector... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 04:06:53 PM
The two candidates for selectmen in Milford, incumbent Attorney Brian Murray and Milford School Committee Member Attorney Pat Holland, are getting ready to gear up their campaigns in the coming weeks. Holland holds a kick off event this Friday evening at the Hoboken... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 03:56:08 PM
A forum will be held in Medway tonight on developing the new walking trail segment. It will extend the trail from the high school to Adams and Lovering Streets. The overall vision and concept for the trail will be discussed as well as community preservation funds to... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 10:57:42 AM
Holliston Selectmen last week discussed the downtown traffic light improvement project. The board is proposing an article for the annual town meeting seeking funding to allow residents to decide if they want the lights to improve the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety... Read more.
01/27/2016 - 10:39:07 AM
Milford Selectmen awarded the contract for new railings at the town hall. The low bid is from Iron Works of River Road in Uxbridge at $13,420. Two other bids came in from Lobissor Building Corporation of Milford and North Pond, LLP of Mendon. Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:34:15 PM
Mendon Selectmen will try again to hire a part time accountant before entering into an agreement with Uxbridge to rationalize the work. The pay range will be between $26 and $34.30 and hour for 18 hours a week. Uxbridge has agreed to the idea... Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:29:16 PM
A special meeting will be held in Milford Thursday evening to offer information to residents about a proposed bus route and to gather input on the idea. Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray and Harold Rhodes of the disability Commission have been working on this for several... Read more.
01/26/2016 - 03:03:23 PM
The Medway Planning and Economic Development Board will discuss the proposed Willows Adult Retirement Community tonight. It will be built on Village Street consisting of 227 units. In other business, zoning bylaw amendments for the May town meeting will be reviewed... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 04:48:41 PM
Milford selectmen tonight will discuss a move made by Bill Buckley to hold an executive session with Administrator Rick Villani. He has been unhappy with Villanni for several months and has criticized his decisions and performance and management style. Chairman Brian... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 12:16:20 PM
Milford Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers to serve as “Compassionate Companions” to ensure that patients at the end of life are not alone. “Compassionate Companions” is Milford Regional’s end of life comfort program and is based on the “No One Dies... Read more.
01/25/2016 - 12:08:15 PM
Milford's kindergarten parent information night and pre-registration night is planned for Wednesday February 24th at Milford High School form 6pm to 7:30pm. Children must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to attend kindergarten Read more.
01/23/2016 - 11:52:49 AM
So... forecast is all over the place depending on who you listen to. It looks like Jonas could bring as little at 1 to 2 inches or worst case scenario 3 to 5 inches. The Greater Milford area is on that weird weather line where it cargo one way or another. But it looks... Read more.
01/22/2016 - 09:38:14 AM
The Massachusetts Senate passed their bill Thursday prohibiting the use of hand held devices while operating a motor vehicle. A driver will now have to dial and speak using hands-free technology. Imputing data into a GPS system will also be prohibited. The current... Read more.
01/21/2016 - 07:21:05 AM
As you may have heard on the news, bomb threats have recently been made to schools around the nation. Milford High School received once such threat in the early morning hours. We are working with the Milford Police Department to assess the credibility of that threat... Read more.
01/19/2016 - 03:08:11 PM
We started the week with the first real snowfall of the season leaving behind an inch or two in some areas. As we work our way through the week, meteorologists are keeping an eye on a storm that could produce a significant amount of snow by the weekend. No real... Read more.
01/19/2016 - 11:15:40 AM
6:00-7:00 pm on February 3rd in auditorium at Milford High School to learn about the direction of standardized testing in the state of Massachusetts. Presenters will share information on the testing landscape, share resources, and answer any questions that you may... Read more.
01/15/2016 - 03:16:20 PM
Milford Personnel Board Member Jim Ligor has taken out papers for a seat on the Milford School Committee. Current member Joe Morias is seeking re-election. Scott Vecchiola and Mike Visconti recently took out their papers. Two seats are available. Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:35:43 PM
Milford Police detectives and the DEA and a Worcester task force initiated a multi-agency investigation targeting mid and upper level heroin traffickers operating in and around the Milford area and Metro West. As a result of the effort, police served multiple search... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:30:30 PM
Representative John Fernandes put forward an important opioid piece of legislation last year that was approved. Yesterday another bill was passed. Fernandes said he got a couple of amendments added including one that extends protective custody to substance abuse, not... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:13:01 PM
The Milford Board of Health has voted unanimously to increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years of age. This includes e-cigarettes. Health Officer Paul Mazzuchelli told WMRC the decision came after several months of researching and reviewing studies and... Read more.
01/14/2016 - 03:08:22 PM
Mendon Town Administrator Kim Newman has been given a pay increase by selectmen. The contract was signed in the last week or so. Newman's pay was $87,500 as of the end last month. She will now be paid $117,717 between now and June 30th and then $117,742 from July 1st... Read more.
01/13/2016 - 03:57:36 PM
WMRC has learned a Milford High School assistant football coach and assistant behavioral teacher has resigned after an investigation into him having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student. Sources said the man started dating the 18 year old girl after... Read more.
01/13/2016 - 03:49:41 PM
Hopkinton Police arrested a Milford woman, she is being held under house arrest. Carolyn Sammarco, 57, is charged with her 5th drunk driving offense. At her arraignment, the judge was presented police dashboard camera video of the stop and arrest. Sammarco was arrested... Read more.
01/13/2016 - 03:31:22 PM
Upton Selectmen and the Upton Finance Committee meet tonight to discuss the strategy for the fiscal year 2017 budget preparation process. Officials will also review a memo to department heads and boards and committees and articles for a special town meeting will be... Read more.
01/13/2016 - 03:09:30 PM
It's likely the Milford Water Company will begin purchasing 300 thousand gallons a day from Bellingham, now through the end of March, to Bolster sagging supplies caused by a severe lack of rainfall last year. Manager Dave Condrey has been planning for this for quite... Read more.
01/12/2016 - 06:14:55 PM
Milford School Committee members discussed the feasibility of busing walkers, mainly for safety reasons. The cost to bus walkers and other factors may make it prohibitive. Currently 2,2000 students are bused to class. A new contract was signed last week for... Read more.
01/12/2016 - 08:56:08 AM
On Monday, at approximately 5:30pm, a cruiser for the Uxbridge Police Department was involved in a motor vehicle collision on Route 146 southbound. A Sutton police cruiser was in pursuit of a motor vehicle that was refusing to stop. The Sutton cruiser had followed... Read more.
01/11/2016 - 03:36:28 PM
Uxbridge Selectmen tonight will discuss regionalizing the accounting department with the town of Mendon. Members will vote their approval of the comprehensive waste water management project at the treatment plant. The Mendon Planning Board meets tonight to review a... Read more.
01/08/2016 - 01:26:57 PM
The Milford School Committee received one transportation bid for the next three years from the current firm, Vendetti Bus Company of Franklin. The bid is $4.1 million of $352 a day per bus. The bid is a competitive price compared to other rates set to begin July 1st... Read more.
01/08/2016 - 01:21:31 PM
Election activity continues in Milford. Yesterday, Cesare Comolli took out nomination papers to challenge Paul Pellegrini for his seat on the park commissioner. It's a three year term. Also, incumbent school committee vice chairman, Joe Maorias, took out his papers... Read more.
01/05/2016 - 03:33:44 PM
Milford Police Officer Rus Poisant was injured on New Year's day by a man he was attempting to help. Poisant answered a 911 call from a resident of Paula Road indicating there was a Hispanic male indicating another man was going to shoot him with a gun. Poisant asked... Read more.
01/05/2016 - 03:06:23 PM
Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray said that he will run for another term. He has served 15 years and is being opposed by school committee member Pat Holland. Murray is well known for taking on and tackling major projects including the construction of the senior... Read more.
01/04/2016 - 04:14:55 PM
Milford Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin has recommended to selectmen that "no parking" signs during school events be posted on the westbound side of West Fountain Street between 18 and 26 West Fountain Street. HE said this will address the resident's concern regarding... Read more.
01/04/2016 - 04:08:30 PM
Upton Selectmen will extend the current contract for DPW Director Vincent Roy when they meet tomorrow night. The board wants all contracts for department heads to renew on a fiscal year basis. In order to do this an extension is needed because the existing agreement... Read more.
01/04/2016 - 04:02:05 PM
Milford Selectmen tonight will go over new job descriptions for the zoning enforcement officer and facilities director. That position will replace the current maintenance supervisor. The positions duties and responsibilities have greatly increased over the years... Read more.
01/04/2016 - 03:45:54 PM
Nomination papers for Milford's annual April election became available this morning in the office of the Town Clerk Amy Neves. School committee member, Pat Holland, is challenging long-time Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray for his three year seat. Pat will took out his... Read more.
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