MENDON - The Town of Mendon’s 350th Anniversary Celebration will culminate this weekend when residents attend a huge Block Party and attend a fireworks display. Admission is free, although there is small costs for the vendors, along with games and activities for the... Read more.
MENDON - Jennifer Ward of Mendon was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. Representative Brian W. Murray of the 10th Worcester District recommended Ms. Ward for this recognition because of her... Read more.
MENDON - A new police station in Mendon was approved by voters during the Annual Town Election yesterday. By a 2-1 margin, Mendon residents approved the construction of a new Police Station at the site of the existing Fire Station building on Main... Read more.
MENDON - The town of Mendon is looking for residents who would like to serve as a member on the town’s Economic Development Committee. The Mendon Board of Selectmen will be holding an informational meeting tonight. Town Administrator Kimberly Newman says... Read more.
MENDON - The former owner of the Myriad Ballroom in Mendon is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Worcester for tax fraud. 63-year old Jon “Eddie” Rouleau was sentenced yesterday to one-year of probation and ordered to pay a fine of three-thousand dollars. Rouleau... Read more.
Let's face it, a little exercise this time of the year is not going to going to kill you! And considering all the turkey, stuffing and pie you'll be consuming on Thanksgiving, you might want to get a head start on that calorie burning. Here's a list of local "turkey... Read more.
Charles River Bank is proud to once again be a corporate sponsor Mendon Lions Country Fair that is being held this year on Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm at the fields of the Blessing Barn, 5 Hastings Street. The Bank’s booth on the fairgrounds will offer free... Read more.
Charles River Bank recently donated $500 to the Mendon Police K-9 program. Nancy MacLeod, Assistant Branch Manager of Charles River Bank’s Mendon office, presented the donation to Officer Matt Pichel, who manages the K-9 Program in Mendon, and his German Shepherd K-9... Read more.
15 year-old Boy Scout Ben Tremblay is coordinating the landscaping of the new Taft Library in Mendon, which includes a pathway lined with personalized bricks that he is selling to fund the project. It's all part of his final project to receive Eagle Scout honors... Read more.
Mendon selectmen and a new police station building committee will move forward with finishing the facility without a tax increase. The board decided not to use a debt exclusion for funding. Chairman Rich Scofield said the school override is still being felt by... Read more.
A third grade teacher at the Clough School in Mendon, Esther Williniski, has been recognized and honored with the district's Golden Apple Award for her creativity, determination and making a difference with her students every day.Superintendent Dr. Joe Maruszczak said the... Read more.
There is major news out of Mendon today. Long time Public Safety Director Ernie Horn has announced his retirement after 31 years. Horn has served his community in many ways. He leads the area's accident reconstruction and fatality team encompassing 65 cities and towns... Read more.
State Representative John Fernandes has secured substantial funding for communities in his district as part of the new state budget. Representative Fernandes told WMRC he acquired $84 thousand for the Milford Police Department to establish a regional opioid outreach and... Read more.
An independent law firm's investigation of Mendon Selectman Mark Reil and Administrator Kim Newman has been completed and is in the hands of selectmen and Public Safety Director Ernie Horn. WMRC has learned the report is 13 pages in length and Horn is now reviewing its... Read more.
As I was VERY thankful for your contribution from previous years, it is with hope that you will consider donating again to our Troop’s annual “Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” at the Unitarian Church on Saturday, March 19th from 8:00AM to noon... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mendon selectmen met recently with residents of the Crestview Drive area who were complaining about noise from the Mendon Twin Drive-in. Police Chief Ernie Horn said his department received a handful of complaints. Officers investigated and found no violations... Read more.
The investigation into a fatal fire in Mendon over the weekend continues by the state fire marshal's office. When firefighters arrived there was heavy smoke and flames pouring from the right side of the house and the front door was locked. Officer Chris Bettencourt... Read more.
Lake Nipmuc in Mendon will be treated for nuisance aquatic vegetation on Monday. The beach will be closed and reopened next Tuesday. The water may not be used for drinking, cooking, irrigation, or watering of livestock until Sunday August 16th. Boating and fishing may... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen last night endorsed a plan by public safety director Ernie Horn to have a canine unit. Officer Matt Pichel will be in charge of the unit. A $25 thousand dollar grant will be used to pay for the initial three years. Pichel will attend a 14 week training... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen will be dealing with issues related to the operation of the drive in theater. This after complaints were lodged by residents of the Crest View Neighborhood. The major complaints are the noise from events including a recent concert, a Memorial Day weekend... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen last night reviewed the State Supreme Court ruling from last week that told the board the town's bylaws prohibiting the sale of alcohol at the proposed strip club on Route 16 was unconstitutional and violated free speech rights. The board expects to get... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen tonight will discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling against the town. The ruling is concerning the proposed strip club liquor license and they will most likely decide how to proceed. The court said the towns bylaw prohibiting the issue of the permit was... Read more.
The state Supreme Judicial Court has struck down a Mendon bylaw that prohibited alcohol at a proposed strip club or adult entertainment business to be operated by the Funari's or show time entertainment. The Supreme Judicial Court clearly said the bylaw written by a... Read more.
Mendon residents showed their support for the school system with Upton. They passed an override for $1.1 million dollars for the $31.8 million dollars new spending package. The final vote was 1,112 in favor and 893 opposed. Chairman of the school committee, Phil Dezutter... Read more.
The Mendon Finance Committee recently elected Mike Merolli as the new chairman succeeding Chris Burke who is now a selectman. Brian Guzman will serve as vice chair. Chuck Scharnagle and former selectman Lawney Tinio were interviewed to fill an opening on the panel... Read more.
The groundbreaking for the Mendon Taft Library project was held last night. The work on the library will begin right away. The Mendon library director, Andrew Jenrich, said even with all the electronic devices available and people's reading habits are changing. Jenrich... Read more.
Two payments in lieu of tax agreements will be negotiated by Mendon Selectmen for solar projects on Milford Street. The former Taft orchard property owned by the town and at the Miscoe Hill School after town meeting was approved last night. Both of the agreements with... Read more.
Mendon fire department medical personnel were called to an incident yesterday, when a man fell about eight feet on Adare Road. Boston Med Flight was called and landed on Mowry Street to transport the man to the hospital. Read more.
The second Mendon-Upton school override vote in Mendon is about a week away. The school committee wants the total 31.8 million dollar package for next year. The chairman Phil Dezutter told WMRC that he and his colleagues respect the recent negative vote by Mendon... Read more.
A proposed Village Center District for Mendon will be discussed by the planning board tonight. The board anticipates that development and redevelopment will take place on smaller lots of different ownership. The board also anticipates that there may be opportunities for... Read more.
So many great things to do in the local area over the summer and one of those refreshing activities is relaxing and/or playing on the beach. Mendon is home to one of the best local beaches in the area. Check out all the great events coming up this summer! Read more.
The Mendon Upton School Committee meets tonight to review the current budget and discuss school choice projections for the next year. In other business members will review the new $31.8 million budget. Mendon Selectmen meet this evening to hold a hearing on a request... Read more.
Funds to pay off winter storm bills was ok'd by town councilors in Franklin at a meeting last week. The Upton Planning Board will hold a hearing tonight on proposed modifications to the Cross Winds subdivision. Uxbridge Selectmen tonight will discuss property on Sutton... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen will consider awarding an all alcoholic liquor license to Southwick's Zoo at a meeting next month. A hearing will be held. Also, the General Store on Hastings Street is seeking a beer and wine license. Read more.
Upton residents yesterday approved the Mendon Upton school override by a vote of 1,015 to 761. A difference of 254 votes. 36 percent of the town's residents cast a ballot on the important issue. Mendon defeated the question last week. The school committee meets... Read more.
Mendon's finance committee chairman Chris Burke defeated Chuck Scarnagle for a three year selectman's seat yesterday by a vote of 686 to 538. Burke told WMRC he is excited to take on his new role and will work hard to improve the town. He said he is disappointed the... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A house on Blackstone Street in Mendon was destroyed by fire last night and the owner is facing charges. The house had been in foreclosure. A man was taken into custody by police after he initially prevented firefighters from getting near the home. He had to be tased... Read more.
The State Supreme Judicial Court takes up the Mendon adult entertainment case today and will hear from attorney's for the Funaris who want to open a strip club but have been denied the important liquor license. A superior court ruled against the town on issues such as... Read more.
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will open a special town meeting warrant. The session will be held on March 31st. Bellingham Selectmen meet tonight to make an appointment to the High School Principal Search Committee. Resumes are being sought and an appointment will be made... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Mendon parent and school department critic Mike Watson continues his battle after he alleged Superintendent Dr. Joe Murscheck assaulted him last week at a meeting with a cardboard folder. Upton Police Chief Mike Bradley told WMRC he assigned a detective... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen Chairman Mike Goddard will not run for reelection in the spring. He has served his position since 2010. Nomination papers for the May election become available in the Office of the Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko on Wednesday. Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - A Mendon resident, Mike Watson, continues to express concern over build-ups of snow and ice on school roofs. He said in 2011, officials failed to tell the truth about the amount of snow saying it was six inches when after an inspection it turned out to... Read more.
The Mendon Upton School District will assess the snow and ice loads on all roofs after a plea was made for the inspection to the town's public safety director, Ernie Horn, by parent and activist Mike Watson. He expressed concern after several roofs and building... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Mendon Finance Committee meets tonight to continue their work on the new budget and go over spending requests by department heads. Selectman Rich Scofield told WMRC that finances are getting better... Read more.
The Mendon Community Preservation Committee approved the expenditure of $20 thousand to do an engineering study to improve the streetscape in the are of Maple and Main Streets. This would include installing sidewalks, crosswalks, curbing and handicapped accessibility... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen have signed a contract to have a classification and compensation study done on employees. The first step will be to create accurate job descriptions and then the study can determine if the person's pay is appropriate. Employees meet with the firm in... Read more.
The Mendon Board of Health holds a hearing tonight to discuss proposed tobacco regulations. The minimum legal sales for these items is 21. Under the proposed rules no individual cigars may be sold and no free samples of tobacco products will be allowed. All tobacco... Read more.
I would say to the residents of Mendon, please listen to the direction of Governor Baker and stay off the roads. Stock up on water and prepare for a potential long period of power outages. Grab a few games and a lantern to play with family while we wait out the storm... Read more.
A plan to move the Mendon Police Department into the basement of town hall and eliminating the trailers is expected to be done by the end of April. The cost of renovating the basement would be about $80 thousand with half to come from town budget and the other half from... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen meet tonight to discuss the elimination of the police department trailers. The town's purchase of the Pearson is up for discussion. In other business the board will discuss budget requests and review a special town meeting warrant for March.
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.
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.