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Making the World a Better Place
Milford Girl Scout DaisyTroop 30402 led by Donna Cacciola and co-lead

The Gift of Giving
Using duct and imagination, l-r, Alex Sullivan, Chris Tulley, Travis

Grant Helps MYC Keep Young People Active
Jim Sanchioni, Milford Youth Center Director, shows off some of the s

Milford Schools Go Old School
As the New Year kicks off, Milford Public Schools plan to launch a new “O

Kurposka’s Resignation Announced at School Committee Meeting
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee will have to find yet another ad

New Assistant at Upton Senior Center
Jennifer DeLuca is the new Assistant to the Director at the Upton Sen

Upton will Vote on Sweetwilliam Farm on January 11
The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for January 1

Mendon Recycling Fees, Tax Rates, on the Rise
The Mendon Board of Selectmen approved an increase in recycling fees during

Bringing New Hope to Shattered Lives
During the hustle, bustle of the holiday season, when warm gatherings wit

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge donated $33 million to the Jimmy Fund
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge donated $33 million to the Jimmy Fund, exceedin

Mendon Gets Into the Spirit of the Holidays With a Weekend of Fun
(Left to Right) Angela Morano and sisters Lauren and Jillian Plumb we

Greater Milford Community Chorus Honors Retiring Director
During their holiday weekend concert series, the Greater Milford Comm

Center for Adolescent Health a Resource for Teens, Parents
Dr. Nupur Gupta Topics on the Center for Adolescent Health

Upton Resident Records Christmas CD
Upton resident Dan Cloutier developed a passion for music while in ju

Nipmuc Regional High School First Term Honor Roll
Nipmuc Regional High School First Term Honor Roll Grade 9 High Honors C

Holiday Kickoff with Gallery of Arts & Crafts
Over 800 people attended the Gallery of Arts & Crafts sponsored by Bo

Walden Woods’ Project Delayed
Plans by the developers of the Walden Woods condominiums off Cedar St. (Rou

Memorial Tree Honors Those Who Have Passed Away
Standing in front of the Memorial Tree at Draper Park, sponsored by t

MRMC Receives Achievement Award
Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) received the Breastfeeding Achieveme

A Tree for Your Living Room and a Wreath for Your Door
Get out the ornaments lights and tinsel, the members of Upton Cub Sco

Town Election Nomination Papers Available January 3
Nomination papers for any candidate interested in running in the April 4, 2

Youth Council Earns $3K in Grants
Members of the JAG Youth Council gather after their successful presen

English Language Arts: Curriculum Review
English Language Arts is one of the big pieces of the academic puzzle. It c

Stormwater Regulations Pass at Special Town Meeting
After a very lengthy discussion and a mere two votes, residents passed an a

Milford Girl Scouts Collect Over 1200 Coats
Members of Milford Girl Scout Troops 30586, 30149, 30567 and 30306 wh

Holiday Spirits Reign at the Jingle Bell Jamboree
Enjoying making glitter pinecones were, l-r, Drake Meurant, Denny McC

Moore Hosts Constituents for Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
Sen. Moore joins with constituents, and participants of the 65th Citi

BARTLETT’S SNOW VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE
Twenty two years ago a young, newly married wife casually said to her husba

District to Raise Lunch Prices in all Schools
At the November 15 Mendon Upton Regional School Committee Meeting, it was v

Sleigh Bells Rang: Were You Listening?
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa greets his fans as he makes his way into Milford du

MACC CWL MEETING THURSDAY
The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) will hold their monthly Connect

SANTA WILL COME BY TRAIN TO UPTON AND GRAFTON!
On Saturday, December 11, Santa Claus will take a ride through Grafton and

Residents Vote to Place Override Monies into School Account
It took a standing vote to determine whether or not Upton’s school overri

Twenty More Years
Just weeks after celebrating the Mendon Senior Center’s 20th Annive

Leaf Removal Program Growing
A Highway Department leaf removal vacuum truck dumps its load on town

Selectmen Approve Community Development Strategy
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on November 15 to approve

Holiday Fun this Weekend in Mendon
The holiday season will be welcomed in Mendon during the weekend of D

United Parish Food Pantry Sees Increase in Need
Just like so many food pantries across the country, the United Parish’s f

Milford’s Troop 4 Holds Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor
State Representative John Fernandes presents a citation from the stat

Sump Pumps Continue to Stymie Proposed Development
The continued use of sump pumps by residents of the University Drive area t

Having Fun Helping Others
Milford Daisy Girl Scouts, Ashley and Carly Haley, participated in t

Police, Water Company Warn About Scam
The Milford Police Department and the Milford Water Company are advising re

Milford Planning Board Denies Platinum Park
The Planning Board voted unanimously at its November 16 meeting to deny app

Sewer Board Enacts Flat Business Use Fee
Saying they were reacting to businesses complaining about high fees, the Bo

Spooktacular Night at Clough
Taking part in the Clough Monster Mash are, l-r, Olivia Madden, Ashle

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Sparky, affectionately called Engine 17 by the Milford Fire Departmen

Murray Lashes Out at EPA
The Board of Selectmen’s frustration with the federal Environmental Prote

Hiking on Wachusett
On November 6, Upton Cub Scout Den 7 took part in a 3-mile hike at Mo

Education Foundation Rocks and Rolls for $16,500
Camille Harvey, MUEF president, and Dick Ferrucci, emcee, urge those

Upton Fire and EMS Association in welcoming Santa at the Upton Fire Station
Please join the Upton Fire and EMS Association in welcoming Santa at

Selectmen Shift Tax Burden Slightly
Rudy Lioce, Jr., owner of Milford Woodworking, asked the Selectmen to

PARADE HONORS VETERANS
Veterans stand at the World War I monument during the Veterans Day Pa

Sen. Mike Moore Visited BVT Culinary Arts Students
Pictured, left to right, with State Sen. Michael Moore are Liam MacLe

Mendon Holiday Season Begin the First Weekend of December
During the first weekend in December, residents are invited to attend some

Mendon Senior Community Center Celebrates 20 Years
A group of ladies enjoy the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Mendo

Friends of Taft Library Coloring Page Prize Drawing
Attention kids age 12 and under! Stop in the Taft Public Library Children

Upton Town Officials Want to Improve Infrastructure
The Upton Board of Selectman recently discussed improvements to three major

Peter’s Market License Suspended for 12 Days
Selectmen voted unanimously at their October 18 meeting to suspend the beer

Teaching Citizenship
Selectman Brian Murray recently discussed how town government works w

Banquet Celebrates High Honors Students
Guest speaker Mara Crisafulli (right) sits with Superintendant Antoni

Mendon Residents Continue to Support Food Drive
Mendon Scouts and other volunteers help unload a car full of food and

Finance Committee Reviews Sewer Department Budget
The potential for new revenue flowing into the Sewer Department along with

Ramping Up to Eagle Scout
Tim Boyle receiving recognition from the Milford School committee for

Stormwater Bylaw to Come Before Mendon Voters
During Mendon’s November 29 Special Town Meeting, an article will be put

Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry Receives Donations
Students from Nipmuc Regional and Hopedale High Schools plus voluntee

“Hazard Mitigation Plan” Adopted
One of the maps in the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan details areas

Fire Safety Brought to School
As part of Fire Safety Month, firefighters from the Milford Fire Depa

MACC 21st Annual Auction Spectacular
21st Annual Auction Spectacular Saturday•November 20•6:30pm Myriad Ba

Samantha Chu Recognized for Academic Excellence
Sister and brother, Samantha and Alex Chu Samantha Chu see

Moore Named the 2010 Legislator of the Year
State Sen. Richard Moore is presented with the 2010 Legislator of the

Salvation Army Needs Donors and Volunteers
Carnith and Krystal Boring stand before the couple shelves in their m

Town Monitors Trash Recycling
In order to make sure the town does not pay excessive “tipping fees” fo

Localocracy – Top “Issues of the Week”
Localocracy – Top “Issues of the Week” The following questions ar

Murray Questions New Technology Position
Selectman Brian Murray sharply questioned the creation of the position of C

Town of Milford Winter Parking Ban
Milford’s winter parking ban is in effect December 1, 2010 through March

Local Girls Represent Mass 4-H at the Big E
Upton resident, Abigail Rapiejko, and Milford resident, Lillian Klose

Carla Cricones and Andrew Page
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Page Andrew Page, son of Janet and D

The Stepford Wives on Stage November 19-21st in Milford
Director/producer/workshop president Eliza McCoy (senior, left) direc

Everyday Math Questioned
As part of Superintendent Robert Tremblay’s goals for the 2010/11 school

$3-Million “Community Fields” Project Approved
By an overwhelming 123-14 vote, Town Meeting Members ended a 75-minute disc

School Committee Considering Interim Superintendent
Plans to hire an interim Superintendent of Schools to replace Antonio Ferna

DNA Results Point to Echo Lake as 2009 Water Contamination Source
DNA results now point to Echo Lake as the source of contamination to

Milford Scarlet Hawks Turkey Day 5K
The First Annual Milford Scarlet Hawks Turkey Day 5K , sponsored by the Mil

Clough Beautification Project
Since September, Mendon Daisy Troop 11029 has been working to clean u

An Autumn Day in Upton
Local photographer Harry Platcow of Milford captured the beauty of an

Veteran’s Benefits
Learn about your eligibility and VA benefits. The VA pays monthly disabilit

Passing the Torch from the Greatest Generation to the Next
This year, The National World War II Museum will mark November 11, Veterans

Nationally, the Top Holiday Greeters for the Troops
The Sgt. John W. Powers Post American Legion Auxiliary Unit #59, Milford wa

New Furnace at Glass Plant Fired Up
Verallia Milford Plant Manager Stefan Jean After being clo

Wreaths Across America
Third grade students at Milford Catholic Elementary School are collec

A Fun Way to Learn about Nutrition
Learning eating good food leads to a healthy body was the aim of the

Scouts Food Drive Critical for Some Mendon Residents
Once again, the Mendon Scouts are hoping they can count on the generosity o

My Message from 2010 Election
State Senator Richard Moore News analysts, bloggers, coffe

Community Working to Purchase New Mendon Senior Van
The road to a new senior van for Mendon may not be far off thanks to a rece

Upton Woman’s Club Fair
The Dried Flower Table sold fall flowers, hand painted flower pots, a

Reflected Beauty
The still waters of Hopedale Pond reflected the beauty of the surroun

Mendon Police Committee Holds Meeting Seeking Volunteers
Roland Boucher of Boucher Energy HVAC signed up to volunteer to help

Warrant Finalized for Upton Special Town Meeting
During an October 26 meeting, the Board of Selectmen finalized a 13-article

Mendon & Upton Kids Treated to Halloween Happenings
Three-year-old Madison MacLeod dressed up in her fairy costume for th

Upton Selectmen Say No to Land Purchase; Committee Attempts Separate Town Meeting
If the Open Space Committee can get enough signatures on their petiti

Huge Voter Turnout in Upton
During the November 2 election, the polls at Nipmuc Regional High School we

Many Republican Candidates Prevailed in Mendon on Election Day
Just like the rest of the state, Mendon had a high number of voters at the

MHS After-Prom Committee Restaurant Calendar Raffle
The Milford High School After-Prom Committee has kicked off its annual “L

Mendon Senior Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
Everyone is invited to the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Mendon

Upton Senior Tax Abatement
Applications being accepted for Upton senior citizens to work in various jo

MILFORD SCOUTING FOR FOOD
MILFORD SCOUTING FOR FOOD For The Daily Bread Food Pantry Sunday, Nov

Milford Election Results
Milford lost its “bellwether” status of voting for the winner in every

McCormick Honored by Boy Scouts of America
William McCormick of Upton has been named an honoree for the Spotlight on L

Mendon Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner
Mendon Veterans of all ages and branches of the service are hereby invited

Voters to Decide Six Statewide Offices November 2
On Tuesday, November 2, Massachusetts will hold its State Election to decid

Municipal Retirees’ Health Insurance Changes
Milford Selectmen endorsed the recommendation of its Insurance Advisory Com

Announcement Expected on Saint-Gobain Grant Request
Saint-Gobain Containers on National St. could be receiving a grant fr

Localocracy – Top Issues of the Week
The following questions are the top “Issues of the Week” for November

MELANGE RAISES OVER HALF MILLION DOLLARS FOR BREAST CENTER
Milford Regional Medical Center’s gala fundraising event “Melange” ki

Crop Walk Fills Milford Streets and Food Pantry Shelves
Well over 100 participants filled the sidewalks of Milford on Saturda

Milford Planning Board Supports Variance Requests
The Planning Board voted unanimously at its October 5 meeting to support th

Milford Public Schools Activities, Awards, and Events
Milford High School: The high school is sponsoring the 1st Annual “Stock

Milford Landmark Closing
After 45 years, the Dunkin Donuts franchise at 16 School St. is closi

Milford Selectmen Approve Liquor Licenses
Selectmen voted unanimously at their October 4 meeting to issue two new liq

Milford Lions Club Host Its 23rd Annual Car Show
Keenan Miller, aged 3, of Milford and Dan Ohannesian of Milford, dres

Being Prepared for the Blossoms of Spring
Members of several Milford Scout troops joined together to plant 150

DPU Sets Schedule for Milford Water Rate Hearings
The state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has set its schedule for pro

Milford to Renovate High School Athletic Field
Architect’s rendering of the renovated Milford High School athletic

Hopedale High Students Visit The Town Crier for Career Day
Every year, Hopedale Junior-Senior High School sponsors an event known as t

Milford Special Town Meeting Acts on 24 Articles
Milford’s Town Meeting Members acted on 24 articles at the October 25 Spe

Localocracy – Top “Issues of the Week”
The following questions are the top “Issues of the Week” for October 25

Neal and Wesley Join the MACC for Lunch
For local residents driving Route 16 in Mendon, October 22 held a rare sigh

Tremblay Sets New Goals
Superintendent of Schools, Robert Tremblay Having recent

Financial Articles on Milford’s Special Town Meeting Warrant
The warrant for next Monday night’s, October 25, Special Town Meeting co

Receive 10 Free Autumn Classics Trees
The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by giving you 10 free a

Milford High School Pasta Dinner
Pasta Dinner Hosted by the Senior Class of 2011 Come join us for dinner b

Wayside Trauma Intervention Remembers Victims of Abuse
The 11th Annual Candlelight Vigil was held at Wayside Trauma Interven

November 2 Election will decide Best Voting Community Honors
With only the upcoming November 2 election left in a six-cycle 2009-2010 el

Goddard Wins Mendon Selectman’s Seat
Michael Goddard has won Mendon’s Board of Selectmen’s race. On October

Milford Public Schools Activities, Awards, and Events
Milford High School: The high school is sponsoring the 1st Annual “Stock

Mendon Police Department Receives Reaccreditation
Members of the Mendon’s Police Department attend a ceremony to hon

Learning About Firefighting in Upton
Upton Fire House was open to the public on Saturday, October 9, to ce

CORRECTION TO ADVERTISEMENT FOR ERIC PETERSON FOR MENDON SELECTMAN
The Town Crier would sincerely like to apologize for an error they made in

New Police Station Making Progress
Much of the outside of Mendon’s new police station has been complet

ZBA Grants Three Requests
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously to grant two special pe

Planners Oppose “Green Communities” Zoning
The Planning Board is opposed to the town applying for a “Green Communiti

Selectmen Discuss Shutting Off Street Lights
As a budget saving measure, the Upton Board of Selectmen discussed the poss

Mendon Special Election Will Decide New Selectman
This is reminder to Mendon residents that a Special Election will take plac

Milford Sets Up Cable Access Corporation
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved an agreement at its September 2

Mendon Country Fair Relocation a Hit
A family feeds the cows from Mendon’s PWH farms Change c

Upton’s Heritage Day is Fun for All
Upton Scouts sold popcorn on the common during Heritage Day

Milford Resident Running in the Race Against Cancer®
Corey MacDonald of Milford is running to help beat cancer in the B.A.

Selectmen Miffed at EPA Engineer Selection
Selectman Brian Murray voiced displeasure at his board’s September 27 mee

Making Healthy Choices with Slim Goodbody at Clough
Ally Madden volunteering with Slim Goodbody at his Clough School pres

Healthy Futures for Milford Students
Memorial Elementary School 2nd grade students Colleen Buckley, Tesha

Planners Want to Discuss Downtown Apartments with Selectmen
The Milford Planning Board wants to meet with the Board of Selectmen to dis

Mendon Group Seeks Volunteers
Several months ago, spurred on by local businessman Kevin Meehan, a core gr

See Hopedale Through the Eyes of a National Park Service Ranger
The Little Red Shop Museum in Hopedale A walking tour of

Residents Gather for the Taste of the Towns
A plate of cookies and other pastries was one of the trays of treats

Residents, Officials Oppose Water Rate Hike Request
Town officials and residents gathered in Upper Town Hall on September 22 to

“Walk for the Cure” to Benefit St. Jude
Members of the Milford Chapter of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Researc

AP Scholars at Milford High
Twenty students at Milford High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in rec

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Unveils The People’s Choice Series
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, which is based in Milford, and just ce

Mendon’s Class of 1945 Celebrates 65th Reunion
Members of the Mendon High School Class of 1945 who gathered for thei

Selectmen Close Special Town Meeting Warrant
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its September 27 meeting to app

Upton Girl Scout Bridging
In June, 60 Girl Scouts from Upton took part in a Bridging Ceremony t

Ben Zacchilli Named “Plains Man of the Year”
Ben Zacchilli, the 2010 Plains “Man of the Year” Alfre

4-H Clubs for All Ages and All Interests
Busy coloring pictures of pets and farm animals during the 4-H Open H

Hopkinton-Milford Sewer Tie-in Approved
Acting on a request from state economic development officials, the Milford

Threat at MHS Handled Swiftly
On October 5 a Milford High School Sophomore was arrested for threatening t

Upton’s Fire Chief Bradford Retires
After more than 40 years of service in Upton, Fire Chief Michael Bra

Milford Town Crier Donates Pool Table to Milford Youth Center
Marilyn and Al Holman, owners and publishers of the Milford Town Crie

A Tour of Milford’s Past
This home at 42 Congress St., built B. D. Godfrey in 1854, is now a f

Milford Leaf Removal Program
Milford DPW Director Scott Crisafulli has released the regulations for the

Beautification Committee Sprucing Up Mendon Senior Center
A small and very dedicated group of volunteers is working hard to make cert

Upton Fall Special Town Meeting Scheduled
The Upton Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Tuesd

Peter Denton Honored as Senior Citizen of the Year
Senior Citizen of the Year Peter Denton arrives at his celebration lu

More Republican Ballots Pulled in Upton’s Primary
On September 14, Massachusetts held its State Primary and a total of 626 re

Problems Surface Again with High School Student Activity Account Audit
The September 16 Milford School Committee meeting included a presentation o

No “Punitive Action” on Turtle Tavern
The Board of Selectmen took no “punitive action” against the Turtle Tav

New Chief for Upton Fire and Emergency Services
Newly sworn in Upton Fire Chief Aaron “Ron” Goodale receives his

Mendon Voters say Yes to Stabilization Funding
Residents wait in line to check in and attend the Special Town Meetin

Cleanup at MYC
Members of Bethany Community Church of Mendon and Compassion New Engl

Tremblay Receives Evaluation
Superintendant Robert Tremblay During the September 16 Mil

After Months of Uncertainty, School District Budget Certified
After months of work including several failed and successful Proposition 2

Crosswalk to be Removed on Fountain Street in Milford
Selectmen voted at their September 13 meeting to remove this crosswal

Valley Tech Awarded Advanced Placement Grant
  Mass Insight Director of Advising and Enrollment Services John Sm

Touchstone Students Participate in Worldwide Peace Day
Pinwheels created by students at Touchstone Community School as part

Fuel Assistance
The Fuel Assistance program helps low income households defray the cost of

Planners Discuss Subdivision Change
Developer Dominic Afonso met with the Planning Board on September 7 to disc

Having Fun Raising Funds for Charity
Micky Ward (center) presents check and photo plaque to the Malewicz f

Mendon’s Class of 1945 Celebrates 65th Reunion
Members of the Mendon High School Class of 1945 who gathered for thei

Volunteer Hours Lead to IBM Donation
Kimberly McCarthy and her sons Michael and Patrick. McCarthy’s volu

Sweetwilliam Farm
The Open Space Committee will present a proposal for Upton to preserve Swee

Final Piece of Hopkinton-Milford Sewer Link Underway
Construction of a “meter pit” at the Milford/Hopkinton town line-the fi

Schools Look into Growing Class Sizes
With the class size numbers throwing the Milford School Committee for a loo

Milford Sets Up Cable Corporation
Milford Selectmen approved an agreement with the new Milford Community Medi

Milford Sets October 25 Special Town Meeting
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on September 13 to hold the annual

State Funding Helps Local Officials Explore An Expanded School District
Building on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to strengthen par

A Clean Sweep for the Environment
Congratulations to the Woodville Trailbusters 4-H Horse Club of Hopkinton f

ALDI Opens Today
The new ALDI Food Market opens today (September 24) at 225 East Main Street

Milford 6th Annual 5K Road Race a Success
Craig Fram was overall first place finisher in the Men’s Division.<

Building Owner Requests Downtown Apartments
The Planning Board decided at its September 7 meeting to gauge the Board of

Clough Welcomes New Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Teacher
Thais Lopez is the new Spanish Immersion teacher at Clough School.

A Beautiful and Successful Day in the Park
Members of Sacred Heart Church Hopedale , who participated in the Day

Voters Support Local Candidates in Quiet Primary
With just a little over 10 percent or 1,747 of Milford’s 16,586 voters tu

Upton to Join Blackstone Valley Economic Council
In an effort to give Upton a voice concerning economic growth among the com

Troop 44 Enjoys Summer Camp
Troop 44’s Brad Gidney shows off his marksmanship. Men

Back to School for Mendon-Upton School District
Olivia and Ally Madden of Mendon get on the bus the first day in the

Milford Pond Boat Ramp Completed
Construction of the new boat ramp allowing rowboats, canoes and kayak

September is “National Preparedness Month”
At Milford Fire Chief John Touhey’s request, the Board of Selectmen has p

Celebrating Upton’s Prehistory
As we celebrate Upton’s 275th year, it is fitting to place that historic

Lt. Gov. Comes to Milford
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray speaks to local officials gathered

Mendon-Upton School Committee Awaiting Outcome of Mendon Special Town Meeting on Monday
According to Mendon Upton Regional School Committee Chair Don Morin, the co

Memorial Hires New Third Grade Teacher
Heather Pinto may be a new teacher at Memorial but she certainly isn’t ne

Traffic Signal Project Gains Funding
The plan to revamp seven downtown Milford traffic signals to coordinate tra

Board to Meet with Turtle Tavern Owners
Selectmen deferred action for several months at their August 23 meeting on

Mendon Parks Department Honors Veterans
The Parks Department staff, local veterans, and members of the Grant

Another Vote Concerning School Budget Put Before Mendon Residents
The Mendon Board of Selectmen has called for a Special Town Meeting to be h

Milford Police Receives Two Grants
The Milford Police Department was awarded $5,000 in federal grant funding a

Sewer Line Completion; Revenue Near
With the long-discussed sewer connection with Hopkinton now nearing complet

Upton Bloomer Girls Celebrate 50 Years of Helping Others
The Upton Bloomer Girls celebrated 50 years of philanthropic work in

Residents Invited to Upton Fire Chief Swearing-in Ceremony
The Upton Board of Selectmen invites all residents to attend the swearing i

New Fino Field Lighting Hits Funding Snag
The Parks and Recreation Department’s plans to install new lighting at Fi

Selectmen Consider “Green Community” Program
The Board of Selectmen said last month that it would consider applying to o

Milford Sewer Rate Unchanged
The rate Milford residents and businesses will pay for their sewer use will

Milford Youth Football Weekly Results
Results from Sunday, September 12: Milford Tiny Mite (Red) battled Ayer

Mendon’s Jonathan Russell and the War of 1812
Jonathan Russell, diplomat and legislator, lived in this house at the

Mendon Recommends Taking Funding from Stabilization
During Mendon’s Special Town Meeting, to be held on September 20, the Fin

Engineer Recommends Intersection Improvements
A larger stop sign and stop ahead signs will be installed on Fruit St

4th Annual Thanks to Yanks Dinner Held on September 11th
The annual Thanks to Yanks dinner honors local service men and women who ar

Milford Native Executive Producer of MTV Series
Paul Coyne (second from the right) and his crew during a shoot at Col

DPU Sets Schedule for Milford Water Hearings
The state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has set its schedule for pro

DPU Delays Milford Water Rate Hike
Saying it has “determined that further investigation is necessary,” the

Eagle Scout Project Benefits Milford High
Tim Doyle oversees final touch-up painting on the new, handicapped ra

Welcome Back Milford Students
Milford High School’s new principal, Mike Tempesta started the open

Bullying Policy Becomes Procedure
With current statutory language fully integrated into the updated Milford P

Upton Selectmen Hear Pavement Management Proposal
During an August 24 meeting, the Upton Board of Selectmen heard a proposal

Mendon’s Country Fair Moving Back to Old Location
Pony rides are a favorite activity at the Mendon Lions Club Fair.

An Alternative to Hospitalization for Mental Illness
An Alternative to Hospitalization for Mental Illness At times, people wi

Milford Building Owner Requests Apartments
The Milford Planning Board on September 7 said it would gauge the Board of

State Primary September 14
Once again, the political season is here and on September 14 thousands of M

Tobin Receives “Outstanding Teacher Award”
Outstanding Teachers: Marion Tobin (fifth from left) receives her “

Milford Youth Football Weekly Results
SEND US YOUR SPORTS SCORES The Town Crier is offering the

Upton Officials Finalizing Appointment of New Fire Chief
After a lengthy search and interview process, Upton is preparing to finaliz

Taft Summer Program Ends With a Class Act
Two volunteers from the audience help out with sounds effects during

Mendon Residents Pull Nomination Papers for Selectmen’s Run
As of August 24, four residents have taken out nomination papers for the Bo

Upton Kindergarteners Welcomed with a Play Date
Memorial School Principal Debra Swain reads to youngsters at the play

Summer 2010 in Milford
Paul Surapine, director of the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, talki

Milford Selectmen Getting Tougher on Liquor License Holders
The fallout from five package stores failing a July 1 police compliance “

Taft Library, Parks Hit Hard by Mendon Budget Cuts
Mendon will hold a Special Town Meeting on September 20 to ask voters to tr

Upton House Damaged by Fallen Oak
Kelly Eugster and Isaiah Crosby, who made the 911 call, watch as work

Milford Sewer Board May Widen Sump Pump Replacement Area
Getting few takers on its offer to have illegal sump pump connections to th

Milford Sewer Board Says “No” to Requested Hopkinton Changes
By a 2-1 vote, Sewer Commissioners said “no” on August 10 to the majori

Greenleaf Garden Club Visits Local Garden
Some of the blooms (left) in Greenleaf Garden Club member Candy Skoru

Peter Denton Named Senior Citizen of the Year
Peter Denton (dark shirt) takes part in a Lion’s event at the Mendo

GoGreen at the Upton Town Library Finale
Meghan Kane, third grader, holding up one of her Crayola melts that

Planners Consider Zoning District for Hospital
The Planning Board looked at a preliminary draft at their August 17 meeting

Mendon Wins Hopkinton Sizzler 11/12A Championship
Members of the Mendon team that won the Hopkinton 11/12A Championship

Boskin Recognized for Serving Town
Charlie Boskin was recently recognized by Selectmen for his 15 years

Selectmen Grant Thrift Store License
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its July 26 meeting to grant An

Wiggling and Squirming Their Way to Victory in Mendon
The 3rd Annual Taft Public Library Worm Race wiggled its way to the lawn be

Caffé Sorrento Gets OK for Outdoor Bar
Caffé Sorrento received permission from Selectmen to create an outsi

Selectmen Still Upset With EPA
Selectmen are maintaining their hard stance against the federal Environment

Troop 44 Color Guard at Fenway Park
“Today’s colors are being presented by Mendon Massachusetts Boy S

A New School and School Year for Michael Tempesta
Milford resident Michael Tempesta is ready to kick off his first sch

No Sewer Rate Increase Seen in Milford
Although they will take their official vote next month, Sewer Commissioners

Library Program Spoons Up Some Fun
A young volunteer helps the Spoon Man play his spoons during a progr

Two New Bridges Built by Local Boy Scoutsas Eagle Projects
Jeff Gruber on his bridge at the Howard Conservation Area. Marcella S

Masons’ Fair Huge Success
Jason Alger (Fair Chairman), Jeff Righter and Phil Evans cooked for t

Outside Water Use Banned
The level of the Milford Water Company’s Echo Lake reservoir in Hop

Mendon Scouts Enjoy Jamboree
Brian Sabin of Troop 44 was one of the 45,000 Scouts attending the cl

Beloved Teacher’s Assistant Retires
Pat Hall (bottom row, far right), who recently retired after 17 year

Milford Nine-Year Olds win State Title
Members of the Milford nine-year old All Star Team in no specific ord

Candidate for Governor Tim Cahill on Local Cable TV
Independent Gubernatorial Candidate and Massachusetts Treasurer Tim C

Spinning an Afternoon of Delight With Charlotte’s Web
Leah Fitzgerald portrayed Charlotte in the Upton Recreation Commissio

Digeridoo in Mendon
Lindsey Dank performed his show, Didgeridoo Down Under, which is an a

Milford Micros finished their season in 1st place
Milford Micros finished their season in 1st place in the South Divisi

Back to School at Milford’s Oldest Schoolhouse
Residents had a chance to visit the town's oldest schoo

Helping the Youth Center
Recently Hannaford’s of Milford donated water, fruit and snacks to

For the Love of Writing
Upton-resident Janet Goodfriend has used her writing skills not only

Mendon Highway Department Seeing Green with New Resurfacing Method
Hot-in-Place Recycling took place on George St. in Mendon last week.

Mendon Voters to Elect Selectman on October 19
The Mendon Board of Selectmen voted at their meeting on August 9, 2010 to h

Upton Board Hears from Development Council
Joseph Deliso, Chairman of the Blackstone Valley Regional Development Counc

Milford Pond Boat Ramp Nears Completion
A new boat ramp to allow rowboats, canoes and kayaks to use Milford Pond

Selectmen Give “Strong Warning” to The Tradesman
The Board of Selectmen gave the owner of The Tradesman a “strong warning

Colin Rooney - Upton’s Medical Miracle - Returns to College
Colin with some of his best friends and two brothers who supported hi

Montgomery Lodge Craft Fair and Music Festival
Montgomery Lodge Craft Fair and Music Festival Saturday, August 21st P

Milford Water Company issues Stage IV Water Ban
For Immediate Release Milford MA – August 19, 2010 Milford Wate

Sink or Swim at the Recyclable Boat Race
Erin Dugas and Lexi Shultz row their boat, My Llama Is Cooler Than Y

Happy 100th to Jeannette Shaheen!
Many happy returns are wished to Jeannette Shaheen of N

Three Mendon-Upton Youth Soccer Teams Compete at State Tournament
The Mendon-Upton Youth Soccer Association had a very successful spring play

Water Surcharge Approved
Beginning last month, Milford Water Company customers began seeing a $1.65

Brookside Teacher Recognized as Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
First grade special education teacher Shana Grogan stands proudly aft

BVT Football Looks to Pick Up Where it Left Off
Glenn Arnold It isn’t hard for Blackstone Valley Tech fo

Informational Meetings on the EPA Discharge Regulations
The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce and the 495/MetroWest Partnership woul

Governor Announces Milford Grant
Governor Deval Patrick came to Milford on July 8 to announce $33.6 mi

Polansky’s Music Makes Everyone Move
Four-year old Whitney Russo had her dancing shoes on during David Pol

Wheaton College Graduate Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Robert Manguso, Milford resident and Wheaton College 2010, was awarde

Lean, Green Clean-up Machine Visits Upton
Responding to Jay Mankita’s songs and lyrics, local youngsters took

Mendon Children Learn to be Wild About Whales
The children excitedly named each other’s whale tails.

Milford Water Company Restricts Use
As temperatures and water usage soared this summer last month, the Milford

Perry Named Assistant Superintendent
After five years serving as the Milford Public School’s Business Administ

Vacation Bible School
Some of the pirates enjoy their time on stage as part of the United P

Street Numbers Required in Mendon
Mendon residents are reminded that they must display their home’s street

Fifty Years of “Mayors”
The Prospect Heights Mayor's Association gathered in mid-July for its

Water Company Asking for 50% Rate Hike
The Milford Water Company’s distribution system encompasses approxi

Bikers Can Help Grant Wishes for Ill Children
Virginia Brenna While most people are looking forward to

So Much More than Reading at Milford Town Library
Many people associate the library with a quiet place to search out a book a

Greater Milford Area Offers Fresh Air Fun
Norton residents Nicole and Matthew Weise waited anxiously for their

Upton Girl Scouts Collecting School Supplies
Members of Upton Junior Girl Scout Troop 30164, pictured here as Brow

Mendon’s Taft Public Library Bursting with Books, Movies, Music, & More!
With twice as many items per square foot as the average library in Massachu

Lots of Locks – For Love
Kathleen 5, Kristina 7, and Kaitlyn Russo 9, of Upton with their lon

Bike Trail Work Underway
Work on Phase II of the Upper Charles Trail is continuing this summer, exte

Summer Readers Learn about Black and Blue Oceans
Youngsters work on an experiment during the Black and Blue Oceans pro

Chamber Opposes Proposed EPA Regulations
The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) has sent a formal letter of com

Bridging the Age Gap
Pictured, l-r ,are John Ahumada, Linda Sok, Todd Estabrook and Joanna

Jack and the Bean Stalk & The Two-Headed Ogre
Members of the University of New Hampshire theater troupe perform in

Upton Town Hall Renovation Committee Presents Preliminary Report
Upton Town Hall The Town Hall Renovation Committee present

Mendon Offers Residents and Businesses Adopt a Site Program
In an effort to help maintain and upgrade various areas throughout Mendon,

Annual Cardboard Boat Race Takes to the Water
Justine and Lucie Nicholson get ready to race their boat Two Peas in

Committee Presents Bleak Financial Outlook
According to Long Range Financial Planning Committee member Chris Felton, M

Mendon-Upton School Committee Votes Unanimously to Request a Joint Town Meeting
After many discussions, the Mendon-Upton School Committee voted unanimously

Robinson Settling in to Upton
Blythe Robinson is Upton’s first Town Manager. It’s b

Taft Library Provides Magical Afternoon
The Stupendous Mr. Magichead finally pulls a rabbit out of his hat.

Green Demos
The Blackstone River Watershed Association will be showcasing four family-f

July 14, 1675: Mendon Under Attack
The stone marker is located at the corner of Providence Road and Hart

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Cyclists to Ride Through Mendon August 7
NEEDHAM, Mass. - On Saturday, August 7, more than 5,000 cyclists will ride

Mendon-Upton School Committee votes unanimously to request a Joint Town Meeting
After many discussions, the Mendon-Upton School Committee voted unanimously

MILFORD MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION ALERT
Milford Water Company – Effective immediately; due to the ongoing heat w

Mendon Says No to Second Override
Once again, Mendon residents voted down a Proposi

Milford Sets Water Use Restrictions
Citing “the ongoing heat wave and the excessive demand being placed on ou

Milford Selectmen Give Warning to The Tradesman
The Milford Board of Selectmen gave the owner of The Tradesman a “strong

Milford Middle School East - Term 4 Principal’s List
Kiana Alfaro Sarah Ante James Antonellis Michael Antonellis Alicia Anzi

Tremblay Begins Year Number Four
School Superintendent Robert Tremblay July 1 marks the sta

Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club Holds 3D Shoot
Joe Santos, (left), Gerry Lemire (center) and John Boulter (right) at

Science was “Egg-citing” for Miscoe Hill 8th Graders
Members of the Egg-streme Team, one of the companies formed by eighth

APPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNOR’S STATEWIDE YOUTH COUNCIL NOW BEING ACCEPTED
BOSTON – Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - Continuing the Patrick-Murray Adminis

Milford Annual Town Meeting Deals with Many Issues
Besides dealing with a $76.5-million operating budget, Town Meeting Members

Selectmen Sign Casino Agreement
The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 at its June 21 meeting to sign a memorandu

Eagle Scout Merit Badges Awarded
State Rep. John Fernandes, Christopher Baza, and Scoutmaster Jack Arm

Mendon Scouts Will Take Part in National Jamboree
Nearly 43,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders will soon be converging on Fort

School Committee Re-Certifies Same Budget from March
It’s been a roller coaster ride for the Mendon-Upton School district and

MACC Picnics at Little Red Shop Museum
Posing here is McGovern with one of the many auction items, a Waterco

Milford Sewer Board Tells Hopkinton “No”
Milford Sewer Commissioners voted at their July 7 meeting to deny a request

Governor Announces Milford Grant
Governor Deval Patrick came to Milford on July 8 to announce $33.6 mi

Milford ZBA Approves Caffe Sorrento Requests
The Milford Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously on July 8 to ap

NIPMUC REGIONAL ANNOUNCES 4TH TERM HONOR ROLL
Grade 9 High Honors Average 90-100 Haley Alexson Jessie Alibozek

Horribles Take Over the Streets in Mendon
Children discuss costumes at

Soft Breezes and Smooth Music
The 2010 Family Night at the Bandstand season opened on

Milford Police Department Receives Underage Drinking Grant
The Milford Police Department was recently awarded $5,000 in federal grant

Residents Pass All Articles at June Special Town Meeting
Eight articles were presented and eight articles were passed during Upton

Outdoor Watering Banned in Upton
Upton Town Manager Blythe C. Robinson has released the following alert. Due

Mendon Emergency Shelter Open
The Mendon Fire Department has opened the Mendon Senior Center, 62 Providen

The Threat of Wildfires in the Commonwealth
“The combination of high temperatures and warm breezes, following a very

Milford Water Surcharge Approved
Beginning in July, Milford Water Company customers will see a $1.65 monthl

New Upton Senior Van Ready to Hit the Road
Senior Center Director Jamie Gardner (far right) and Board of Selectm

7th Annual Upton Kids Pan Mass Challenge a Success
Starting line of the 7th Annual Upton Kids Pan Mass Challenge, as doz

Annual Milford Portuguese Picnic Set for July 17-18
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its June 7 meeting to a

Upton Men’s Club Fireworks Show was a Blast!
Residents from Upton and surrou

Upton Cal Ripken 10 Year Olds Heading to State Tournament
The 10-year old Upton Cal Ripken All-Star Baseball team, sponsored by Upton

Tinio Proposes Wage Freezes to Solve Override Funding Woes
During a Board of Selectmen’s meeting on June 21, Selectmen Chair Lawney

Bullying Policy Updated for Milford Schools
After heated conversation, three official readings, and a few conditions, t

Hopedale Flagpole Dedicated on Flag Day
Hopedale Junior Senior High School acapella group, l-

Upton Grandfather Trains for PMC
Gerry Cote of Upton, trains with his grandkids for his PMC ride!<

Kelly Miller Circus Rolls into Mendon
The Quimby Family of Mendon comes out to watch the Kelly Miller Circu

Upton and Mendon Selectmen to Meet
On July 13, the Mendon Board of Selectmen will attend the Upton Selectmen

Milford Questions Requested Water Company Surcharge
The Town of Milford has asked the state Department of Public Utilities (DPU

“An Inspiration as Usual”
Fighting her way through traffic, this Milford Special Olympian prepa

Neal, Other Officials Meet with EPA
U.S. Representative Richard Neal spearheaded a Boston meeting on June 28 wi

Yo! Mendon’s Reading Program Kickoff
John Higby of Yo-Yo People performs one of his many yo-yo tricks duri

Go Green at the Upton Town Library
Children and Young Adult Librarian Lisa Stratton registers youngsters

Casino Developers Show Updated Plans to Selectmen
William Warner (left) and David Nunes (center) were joined by Sean Re

Book Fair Kicks off Summer Reading
Fourth grade friends Kate Wimette, Emily Condon, and Morgan Lobisser

Milford Catholic Celebrates 6th Graders
The 6th grade class of Milford Catholic Elementary School celebrated

Milford Building Commissioner Finds Only Two Zoning Violations
Building Commissioner Anthony DeLuca reported finding only two violations o

Helping Keep Milford Clean
Members of the Milford Youth Center Council t

Bargains Galore at Town-wide Mendon Yard Sale
Jayden Bruneau, son of local resident Melanie Bruneau, enjoys playing

Anderson Receives Chamber of Commerce Award
Steven G. Anderson UniBank is proud to announce that Steven G. Anderson,

Hope in Bloom
On June 11, Hope in Bloom planted a garden at Milford Resident Claire

Town Meeting Keeps Stipends
Milford Town Meeting Members unanimously passed the $76.5-million Fiscal Ye

Books, Videos, CDs and More at Taft Library Book Sale
Taft Public Library, located in Mendon, hosted the Friends of Taft Pu

Miscoe Hill Chorus goes Platinum and Band gets Gold
The Miscoe Hill Chorus performs under the direction of Ann Marie Trem

Milford Celebrates the Annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday
Milford Fire Department Color Guard took part in the recent Firefight

Had Enough Tour Comes to Milford
Milford resident and member of the town Republican committee, Fred Sa

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life
When do you become a “Cancer Survivor?” This question was asked during

Mendon Troop 44 Hitting the Small Screen
Scoutmaster Michelle Lee is interviewed by a television crew for a sh

Elected Officials Protest Proposed EPA Regulations
The region’s Congressional delegation joined local businesses and state

Milford Sewer Commission Defers Hopkinton Request
With one of its members absent, the Milford Sewer Commission decided at it

Milford High School Student Receives Unibank Scholarship
Carolyn Grider (right), customer service manager of UniBank’s Milfo

Volunteers Honored at Milford Regional Medical Center
Those who received award pins for volunteering 1,000 hours or more in

Second Graders at Memorial School in Upton Journey to Ellis Island
Memorial School second grader Meghan Schrafft learning about immigrat

Milford Selectmen Sign Casino Agreement
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 at its June 21 meeting to sign a m

Milford Selectmen Make Annual Appointments
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted at their June 21 meeting to make annua

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Class of 2010 Awards and Scholarships
BVT Teachers’ Association Paul Sullivan Award: Debora Dias Central Mass.

Blackstone Valley Tech Class of 2010 List of Graduates
The following is a list of the graduating members of the Class of 2010 from

Mendon Town Meeting Hopes to Fund Two Eliminated Positions
Article 6 on the Mendon June 23 Special Town Meeting warrant is requesting

Nipmuc Regional High School Graduation Scholarships
Class Of 2010 June 5, 2010 1. One $50 Savings

Upton Override Passes
Upton residents wait in line to cast their vote during the June 8 Spe

Summer Reading Goes Green
Andrew Jenrich, Children’s and Young Adult Librarian at the Taft Pu

Mendon Selectmen Proposing Meetings with Upton Town Officials
Shortly after Selectmen Lawney Tinio was appointed the new chair of the Men

REAC Announces Sustainability Award
The Milford Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (REAC) would like to announ

Mock Accident Makes Big Impression
Milford firefighters help Rachel Thimble, a student who participated

PHOTO ALBUM OF MILFORD CASINO DEVELOPMENT
Traffic going to and from the proposed Crossroads Casino would use ne

2010 Upton Police Fishing Derby Results
June 5, 2010 Lindsey Ferreira almost touches the 13 and 7/8 inch c

Fireman’s Sunday Observed for the 109th Time in Upton
Members of the Upton Fire Department line up during Firefighter Sunda

Regionalization with Hopedale Schools Goes Forward
The Regionalization Sub-Committee chaired by Don Morin of the School Commit

Milford Receives Grant from Renewable Energy Trust Fund
The Milford Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (REAC) is proud to announce

Fifth Annual Benefit Earth Bash
Visitors can enjoy a rare glimpse of zoo life after hours at the fifth annu

The Stars of Senior Night
GRAD Senior Night Birthday girl, Stephanie Coyle singing Astonishin

Milford Submits Formal Protest to EPA
The Town of Milford has filed an 11-point comment to the federal Environmen

Milford Selectmen Reviewing Casino Agreement
The Milford Board of Selectmen is expected to sign a “memorandum of unde

Upton Celebrates 275th Anniversary with Massive Parade
Upton celebrated its 275th anniversary with a huge parade down Main Street

Maple Farm Sanctuary
Jim and Cheri VanderSluis with one the goats that now calls Maple Far

“You Were All Milford Children”
The Class of 2010 gathers on the stage during Awards Night at Milford

Fourth Graders at Clough Meet Their Pen Pals
Pen Pal correspondents, Ruby, aka Beverly Mathewson, on the left, and

Annual Mendon Strawberry Festival Set for June 19
It wouldn’t seem like the beginning of summer without Mendon’s traditio

Milford ZBA Approves Special Permit
The Milford Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted on June 10 to grant Thomas

Milford Annual Town Meeting on Monday
Milford Town Meeting Members will consider a 39-article warrant when the An

Milford Police Explorers Tops in Competitions
Milford Police Explorer Post #29 was recognized as the “Best Post

Upton Selectmen Announces Scholarships to be Awarded
During the May 18 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the Board announced it wo

Milford High School Gives Awards to Juniors and Seniors
Milford High School gave the following awards to Junior

Milford High School Scholarships Awarded to Graduates
Photo by Al Correia James Henry Acquafresca: Angelo J.

Milford Building Commissioner Finds Only 2 Violations
Responding to a letter sent by the Milford Planning Board last month to th

Annual Milford Portuguese Picnic Set for July 17-18
The Milford Board of Selectmen Monday night approved licenses for the annu

Bruce Steps Down From ZBA
Jonathan Bruce For the first time in 23 years, Jonathan

Anti-bullying Experts Offer Tips
Peter Sanchioni The state’s new anti-bullying legislat

Upton Special Town Meeting Scheduled for June 15
Upton Selectmen have called for a Special Town Meeting to take place on Tue

Being Prepared
Congratulations to the Webelos 1 Scouts from Mendon, who earned the

Upton Selectmen Shelve Purchasing Sweetwilliam Farm
During a May 25 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, members of the Open Space C

Override Passes in Upton
Upton voters passed and Prop 2 1/2 tax override question in the amount of $

Garden Day
Shelley Trussell of Hartford Farm Garden Center. Lisa Stratton photo<

Baseball Youth Stepping Up to the Plate to Raise Funds
Many of the players who marched in Mendon’s Opening Day parade wil

How Do They Do That?
Trebuchet Accuracy Winners were Team Kiss (L-R): front row Mike Harri

Thirty-four Teachers to be Cut in District if No Override
Meeting on May 24, the Mendon Upton Regional School Committee began to deal

Hospital Auxiliary Scholar
Tesha Szczypinski, from Milford, was awarded the Milford Regional Med

Business Owners Protest EPA Stormwater Regulations
Business and property owners from Milford, Bellingham and Franklin told fed

Friends of Taft Public Library Book Sale Postponed
The Friends of Taft Public Library are postponing their Annual Book Sale on

Upton: A 275 Year Legacy
Upton’s Town Hall decked out for the 275th celebration.

Upton Override Vote June 8 Annual Town Meeting Continues June 15
Upton voters will go to the polls on June 8 to decide on a $812,044 Proposi

Tons of Pennies for Lions Eye Research
Three tons of pennies collected by local Lions Clubs were counted and

Water Company Seeks Third Drought Surcharge
The Milford Water Company is asking the state Department of Public Utilitie

A Revitalized Founders Park Dedicated in Mendon
As part of the Memorial Day Festivities in Mendon the recently restor

State Health Commissioner Visits Milford
State Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach at the Milford Youth C

Low Response to Sump Pump Offer
The Sewer Department said there has been a low response to its no-cost offe

Police Explorers Win “Best Post”
Milford Police Explorer Post #29 was recognized as the “Best Post

Milford Planners Hear Back from Building Commissioner
Building Commissioner Anthony DeLuca has responded to the letter sent by t

School Committee Approves Level-funded Budget
The School Committee voted to adopt a $36,654,630 budget for Fiscal Year 20

Mendon Celebrates Memorial Day
Veteran Doug Taylor attends his 6

Upton Selectmen Approve Public Safety Appointments
During the May 4 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Police Chief Michael Bradl

State’s First Public Law School Has Milford Roots
Shortly after the announcement of the formation of the UMass School o

Milford Remembers Veterans with Memorial Day Parade
Nicole and Shawn Haggerty, with children Jocelyn and Dylan, from Worc

UPTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Veterans March through Lakeview Cemetery Upton held thei

Congressional Aides Listen to Local Officials
Aides to U.S. Senator John Kerry and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal met wit

Milford Submits Comments to EPA
Milford has filed an 11-point comment to the federal Environmental Protect

Milford Emergency Notification System Tested
At 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, Milford Police Chief Tom O’Loughlin se

Milford Senior of the Year—A Man of Many Talents
It was smiles all around as Stanley Nalewajko was awarded to the key

Mendon Town Meeting Passes Bylaw Amendments
Two separate bylaw changes that were sponsored by the Planning Board were p

Soliciting Bylaw Passes at Upton ATM
Persons or organizations engaged in soliciting or peddling in Upton will no

Roof Installed on Congress Street Water Tank
A crane prepares to hoist the new roof off the ground.

Upton Graduate Featured Speaker at Dean College Graduation
Chris O’Reilly of Upton was one of the speakers at the Dean College

AmeriCorps Week Grant Assists Milford Youth Center
The Milford Youth Center, in affiliation with the Juvenile Advocacy Group (

Smoking Banned in Private Clubs
The Board of Health voted this month to ban smoking in all private clubs an

Chamber Joins Fight Against EPA Regulations
The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is joining with selectmen in p

Making Recycling and Reusing Fun
Caption: Joshua Hyden demonstrates how is robot made of recycled mate

Sen. Richard Moore at Greater Milford Business Alliance
The Greater Milford Business Alliance (GMBA) recently hosted State Sen. Ric

Fun at Family Dinner
Caption: School Superintendent Robert Tremblay and his sons Samuel (c

Milford Police Takes Part in Statewide Click It or Ticket
Massachusetts drivers and passengers should always wear their seat belts or

Festival of Cultures Enjoyed at Stacy
Caption: 7th grader Meghan Roy helps 7 year old Christopher Mason w

Mendon Council on Aging Gives Thanks to Volunteers
Caption: A group of volunteers enjoy an afternoon of refreshments and

A Number of Articles Passed Over at Upton Annual Town Meeting
Until the results of the $812,044 Proposition 2½ Override ballot question

Milford Selectmen Review Municipal Cell Phone Use Policy
The Board of Selectmen took under advisement at its April 26 meeting a prop

Milford Town Officials Debate Spending “Philosophy”
With an estimated $1.7 million in funds projected to be available if the Fi

Psychiatric Emergencies: Managing the Crisis
Psychiatric Emergencies: Managing the Crisis Every day, in every major

Mendon to Hold Special Town Meeting May 24
Caption: CPA moneys will be requested at the May 24 Special Town Meet

Milford Parents Detail Daughter’s Bullying
The Milford School Committee’s May 20 discussion on updating an anti-bul

Upton Override Passes First Hurdle
A Proposition 2 ½ override for $812,044 passed by majority vote during the

FEMA Flood Recovery Aid Continues to Rise in Bay State
State and federal recovery efforts following severe flooding in large areas

Whitinsville Christian Middle School Honored as a Top School in Massachusetts
The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has honored

Scouting Volunteers Honored
Caption: Matthew Fitzgerald and Amy Boone received “Spark Plug” a

Annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday
The Annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday will be held June 6 at 8:15 a.m. at

Birds and Blooms at Garden Club Meetings
Caption: Joyce Bakshi, a guest speaker for the Greenleaf Garden Club,

Six Articles Passed at Upton Special Town Meeting
Prior to the start of the Upton Annual Town Meeting on May 6 at Nipmuc Regi

The Race is ON!
Saturday, May 21 Mendon, Hopedale and Milford are hosting the Ragnar Relay.

Milford Finance Committee Responds to Selectman Inquiry
The Finance Committee has responded to four questions posed to it in Februa

Cheerleaders Win at Virginia Beach
The Cheer Excitement All Stars (CES) received a bid to compete in a Nationa

Mendon Override Defeated by 11 Votes
A total of 1,692 registered Mendon voters defeated the Proposition 2½ Over

Mendon Upton Teachers Approve Partial Wage Freeze in FY 2011
After many discussions between the administration and the Mendon-Upton Teac

The Newest Members of the National Honor Society
Caption: The color guard stands before the newest inductees to the Mi

Planning Board Wants “Prompt Enforcement” of Zoning Violations
The Milford Planning Board last night voted unanimously to send the Board

Towns Unite for EPA Grant
Town officials from Milford, Bellingham and Franklin decided last month to

Spelling with Pride
It was a linguistically interesting morning on May 1 as Milford students in

DPU Narrows Water Company Probe
The State Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued an interim ruling

Clough Principal Wears Pajamas to Celebrate Reading
The students of Clough School had a challenge. If they could read 2,500 boo

Senator Michael Moore Discusses State’s Financial Woes with Upton Selectmen
Not surprisingly, State Senator Michael Moore, D. Millbury, painted a bleak

Planners to Look at Noise Levels
The Milford Planning Board agreed at its April 20 meeting to let Town Plann

Police Memorial
Caption: Detective Jay Ball spoke at yesterday's Police Memorial cere

Sticking to the Facts: Mendon-Upton Regional School District Finances
To the Editor I am writing to respond to some of the misinformation about

Scouts Hoping to Raise Funds for Mendon Pavilion
Caption: A sketch of the pavilion, Mendon Boy and Girl Scouts hope to

Upton 275th Anniversary Merchandise for Sale
The Upton Police Station, Fire Station and Millhaus Apartments, the final t

Library Bench Dedicated to Leo Curran
The Friends of Milford Town Library formally turned over a bench made of M

Congress Street Water Tank Repairs Underway
Caption:Work continues on fixing the Milford Water

Business Owners Protest EPA Stormwater Regulations
Business and property owners from Milford, Bellingham and Franklin told fed

39-Article Annual Town Meeting Warrant
Milford Town Meeting Members will face a 39-article warrant when the Annual

Girl Scout Sunday
Caption: On March 7, the Girl Scouts of Mendon celebrated Girl Scout

South Main Street Fire Station Sold
Ending years of back-and-forth on zoning issues, the Board of Selectmen has

Lt. Governor Encourages Cities and Towns to Regionalize
Building on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to cities and

Spring Cleaning along the Milford Upper Charles Trail
Caption: Two volunteers help cut away the grass encroaching on the pa

Upton Troop 132 Scouts Visits WTAG
On April 21, members of Upton’s Boy Scout Troop 132 visited radio station

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Caption: Nipmuc High School graduate Kevin Hadfield has been successf

No Hopkinton Sewer Tie-in Yet
The Town of Hopkinton hand-delivered a check for $1.2 million to the Sewer

Bargains for Booklovers
Bargains abounded at the Spring Book Sale held by the Friends of the Milfor

Federal Disaster Assistance
Federal Disaster Assistance applications are due May 28 for homeowners, ren

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Upton State Forest
Caption: A vintage picture of a building at the CCC camp at the Upton

Low Response to Sump Pump Offer
The Milford Sewer Department last night said there has been a poor response

Nobel Laureate Visits Nipmuc
Dr. Jerome Friedman, Nobel Prize Winner from 1990 in physics visited with a

Michael Ammendolia Running Unopposed for Mendon Board of Selectmen
Caption: Incumbent Michael Ammendolia is running an unchallenged race for t

A Special Night at Memorial School
Caption: Second graders dancing their Pink Glove Dance in the Gymnasium.

Milford Selectmen Continue to Fight Stormwater Mandate
Milford selectmen last night continued to protest the federal Environmental

Upton Loyalty Day Parade
Caption: Upton ballplayers of all ages enjoyed marching in the town’s Loy

Mendon Annual Town Election and Override
Mendon’s Annual Town Election ballot is set and on Tuesday, May 18, regis

Upton Override Special Election
During an April 27 meeting, the Board of Selectmen approved a June 8 date f

Mendon Adult Entertainment License Ok’d
Before a room full of concerned residents, the Mendon Board of Selectmen un

The Greenleaf Garden Club Blooms!
Members of the Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford have recently participated

Upton’s Brett Nasuti Given JFK Making a Difference Award
Caption: Brett Nasuti accepts his Making a Difference Award and shake

Override and Pay Freezes at Mendon ATM
The Mendon Finance Committee presented the Board of Selectmen with a Fiscal

Nipmuc After Prom Party Open to All Juniores and Seniors
UPTON: The Nipmuc High School After Prom Party Committee invites all Nipmuc

Mendon-Upton Regional School Committee News Release
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - At the May 5, 2010 meeting of the Mendon-Upton Reg

What can a flea do?
Caption: It’s amazing what a flea can do. With the proper training,

Incumbents Prevail in Upton
It was the incumbents all the way during Upton’s Annual Town Election, wh

Breen Resigns as Mendon Selectman
Effective immediately, David Breen has resigned from the Mendon Board of Se

Robots Rock Valley Tech
In a school where hands-on experience defines education, The Shifters have

Mazzuchelli Takes the Reins
Paul Mazzuchelli was unanimously voted Chairman of the Milford School Commi

Buckley Details Seven Priorities
Selectman William Buckley, unanimously named chairman of the Milford Board

Team BobKat Rides Again
Caption: 2009 Team BobKat photo-Bob Henderson, Linda Gazoorian, Scot

Milford Students Participate in Art in the Valley
The 4th Annual Art in the Valley student art exhibition was held on April 9

Milford Selectmen Support Exploring Last Phase of Bike Trail
Caption: The Milford Upper Charles Trail Committee created a large graphic

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Franz Wright
National Poetry Month was celebrated in a special way at the Milford Town L

Milford ZBA Approves New Gas Station Canopy
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously at it April 8 meeting t

Children and Alcohol: A Sobering Thought
Most fifth and sixth grade children in our community are not using alcohol,

Two Races Slated for Upton’s May 3 Town Election
Voters will be the deciding factor in two races taking place during Upton

Milford Sewer Department to Pay Water Bill
On Sunday, March 14, a Jionzo Road resident called the Sewer Department in

Milford Selectmen to Meet with Restaurant Owners
The Board of Selectmen is calling the owners of the Turtle Tavern on Main S

Milford Planners Endorse New “Office Residential” Zone
Town Meeting Members will be asked to create a new “Office Residential”

Valley Tech Undergoes Coordinated Program Review
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School next month will

Planning Board Supports Zoning Change for Supermarket
The Milford Planning Board voted 4-1 at its April 6 meeting to present a fa

DEAN BANK LETS COMMUNITY CHOOSE WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Wayne A. Cottle, President of Dean Bank announced that the Bank will be hos

DPU Narrows Milford Water Company Probe
April 27, 2010 The State Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issue

Selectmen Urge Restaurant Owners to Do More
April 27, 2010 The Milford Board of Selectmen last night urged the owne

Historical Happenings in Milford
The Milford Historical Commission is planning three upcoming events. The Qu

Numbers Count for Milford World War II Vet
The numbers came up for Joseph Manella of Milford more than 65 years ago, b

Milford Finance Committee: Reduce Elected Officials’ Stipends
The Finance Committee voted at its April 14 meeting to recommend that the B

Can You Hear Me Now?
The Milford Planning Board recently agreed to let Town Planner Larry Dunkin

Selectmen to Fight EPA’s Charles River Stormwater Mandate
The Board of Selectmen vowed at their April 12 meeting to fight a new manda

NRA Grant Awarded to Maspenock Rod and Gun Club
Maspenock Rod and Gun Club members David Gregoire and Manny Snyderman we

International Festival at Milford High School
Every year, the teachers of the four foreign languages taught at Milford Hi

Meaningful Miles = Healthy Kids
Caption: Milford students, teachers, parents and administrators participate

Girl Scout Cookies Hit the Road
The Girls Scouts of Junior Troop 30147 donated cookies to the Milford Meals

Local Companies Donate Exterior Lighting for Milford Youth Center
Hundreds of Milford boys and girls are now enjoying evening activities at t

Places in the Heart Ends Claflin Hill Tenth Season
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) brings it’s Tenth Anniversary

Serving in the Pacific
At age 17, Francis Bouthiette of Upton went on a two-year cruise in the Mar

Upton Special Town Meeting on May 6
Prior to the start of Upton’s Annual Town Meeting, a Special Town Meeting

Schools Support $594,272 Override for Mendon
The Mendon-Upton School Committee met on April 5 to discuss what Propositio

Residents Voice Concerns at Public Hearing
A public hearing was held on the evening of April 5 concerning an adult ent

MIT Recruits Valley Tech’s Cassidy
Maria Cassidy, a highly distinguished senior within Blackstone Valley Regio

Planning Board Bringing Bylaw Changes to Annual Town Meeting
Mendon residents will vote on two articles concerning bylaw amendments duri

Mendon Selectmen Support $594K Override
The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to place a $594,272 Proposition 2

Upton Town Meeting Warrant Still Under Discussion
As of April 12, the Upton Board of Selectmen was still determining which ar

Schools Increase Awareness During National Autism Month
With April being National Autism Month, teachers Kathy Deschenes at Nipmuc

Mendon Finance Committee Working on Budget Options
Members of the Mendon Finance Committ-ee met on April 7 to discuss differen

Upton Fin Com Continues Work on Budget
The Upton Finance Committee continues to work on the Fiscal Year 2011 budge

Massachusetts Lions Honor Valley Tech’s Hennessy
Blackstone Valley Tech’s Alyssa Hennessy (center) poses with Leo Club

12 Articles on Upton Warrant Request Bylaw Changes
During Upton’s Annual Town Meeting, residents will vote on 12 different b

New Monetary Articles on Annual Mendon Town Meeting Warrant
While most of 24 articles on Mendon’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant appear

Not Monopoly but Uptonopoly
Testing their local knowledge, Upton residents spent much of March 27 playi

Giant Hopscotch in Mendon
Kealani Peters, a fourth grade student at Clough School in Mendon and her m

Mendon Senior Center Volunteer Appreciation
The Mendon Senior Center will hold a Volunteer Appreciation event to thank

Hoop Dreams
The Milford 6th grade girls travel basketball team recently won the Metro W

Buckley Named Chairman
Selectmen William Buckley was unanimously named chairman of the Milford Bo

Selectmen to Fight EPA’s Charles River Stormwater Mandate
The Milford Board of Selectmen vowed last night to fight the federal Enviro

Speed and Excitement at Milford Pinewood Derby
Speed, excitement and visits from local dignitaries all marked the daylong

Certified SHINE (Medicare) Counselors Needed
The SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) program helps senior

Upton Men's Club Auction
The action was fast and the laughs were contagious as many friends from U

Milford’s Biggest Snowman Contest
So close - Brody Goding won by just a few inches! Brody’s snowman was a t

Syracuse Wins MYC March Madness
Standing in front of their brackets for the Milford Youth Center first Annu

Voters Elect Town Meeting Members
Besides voting for 19 town-wide offices, voters at the Milford Annual Elect

Milford Town Clerk News
Town of Milford Resident Cards Kindergarten registration has begun

Milford Rotary Hosts Beer, Wine, and Food Tasting April 9
The Milford Rotary Club will hold its Fourth Annual Wine/Micro Beer and Foo

Troop 2 Wilderness Weekend and Open House
Demonstrations of fire building, camping and outdoor cooking were all part

Big Y Supermarket Coming to Milford
Big Y Foods, Inc. of Springfield announced this week that it will be the an

Annual Milford Town Election Results
Annual Milford Town Election Results

New Troop 44 Eagle Scout
Tim Rudden of Mendon (second from right) celebrated his 17th birthday last

Troop 44 Explores Past and Future
Mendon’s Troop 44 Boy Scouts explored the past and the future at two rece

Together, a Valley Tech Team Helps Patients and Others
More than 1,000 books collected at local churches for patients and their fa

Massachusetts Banker Serves as ICBA Secretary
Wayne A. Cottle, president and CEO, Dean Bank, will continue to serve as se

Awesome Antiques in Upton
The Upton Historical Society treated members and friends to their annual vi

Two Local Valley Tech Students win Honor
Chelsea Mathieu of Upton and Alyssa Hennessy of Mendon received the Common

Jump Rope for Heart Health
Upton’s Memorial school kids kicked up their heels and jumped their littl

Magic Show Supports Veterans
On Sunday, March 7,Thanks to Yanks in conjunction with he Bellingham VFW an

Top Five Reasons to Donate Books to the Friends of the Milford Town Library Spring Book Sale
When cleaning out closets, bookcases and rooms in the next few weeks please

Upton and Mendon's Biggest Snowman Contest
Upton & Mendon’s Biggest Snowman Contest Thanks to all of our gre

Financial Crime Investigators Meet in Milford
Financial crime investigators from banks and law enforcement agencies acros

Board of Health Raises, Lowers Fees
The Milford Board of Health voted to raise three fees and lower another at

Milford Finances Rated Highly
The town’s auditor gave Milford’s finances and financial controls high

Late March Storm in Upton
Photographs by Upton Resident David Studley East Street a

Selectmen Nix Casey Pool Acquisition
Selectmen agreed this month to pass on the state Department of Conservation

State to Fund Expanded Route 16 Road Design Project
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will spend $378,000 to compl

Quinsagamond Community College Campus Coming in Phases
A satellite branch of Quinsigamond Community College will be coming to the

Shopping Center Planned for South Main Street
A new shopping center anchored by a 59,000 square-foot grocery store is bei

A Time to be Counted
It is time to stand up and be counted. The

Milford Firefighters Judge Poster Contest
Firefighters Michael Curley and Sean Meehan of the Milford Fire Department

Milford Goes to the Polls on Monday, April 5
Milford residents will go to the polls on Monday, April 5 for the Annual To

DEP Wants to Limit Water Company Pumping
Restrictions being imposed by the state Department of Environmental Protect

Holiday Worship Services
MILFORD HOUSES OF WORSHIP CENTRO DE FAMILIA Y ADORACION-FAMILY WORSHIP C

After Prom Flamingos Flock in Milford
If you happen to notice a flock of flamingos in your neighborhood, chances

Greater Milford Business Alliance Announce 2010 Officers
The Greater Milford Business Alliance (GMBA), a local networking and referr

Milford Youth Upgrading Fitness Program at Youth Center
Congratulations to the members of the Youth Council at the Milford Youth Ce

Upton Resident Runs to Beat Cancer
On April 19, Dawn Pischetola from Upton, will be running in the 114th Bosto

Council on Aging Grants
State Rep. John V. Fernandes, D-Milford, recently announced that the Massac

Teen Drinking Presentation at MHS on March 24
Toren Volkmann, co-author of the memoir, From Binge to Blackout: A Mother a

Parent Workshop on Responsible Use of the Internet
The Memorial School Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring a presentatio

Contests for Town Meeting Members in Two Milford Precincts
Besides a contest for Selectman, Library Trustees and Constables on the Apr

Valley Tech Services More Students With Creative Financial Measures
Even with eight straight years of increases in overall student enrollment,

Tom McGovern Receives James “Butchie” Moore Award
At the March 10 Milford Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Tom McGovern was

Evangelidis Announces Run for Worcester County Sheriff
State Representative Lew Evangelidis, R. Holden, held a press conference ou

Don’t Close the Book on Libraries
While the Commonwealth isn’t closing the book on library funding next yea

Buzzing with Knowledge
Questions about sports, geography, science, movies, fiction, pop culture an

Mark Binder Tells a Story at Nipmuc
With silly stories and funny tales, storyteller Mark Binder entertained an

Public Hearing for Mendon Zoning Changes
The Zoning By-Law Review Committee would like to remind Mendon residents th

Nipmuc Hockey in the Playoffs!
On February 17, the Nipmuc Ice Hockey team did the improbable. In just thei

Planning Board Allowed New Hearing
The Planning Board voted unanimously at its February 2 meeting to allow the

Town’s Health Insurance Costs Rising by 8.9%
The town’s health insurance costs for employees will be going up by 8.9 p

Selectman’s Contest Tops Milford Ballot
Three contests will be featured in the Milford Annual Town Election on Mond

Milford Fire Department to Receive Federal Grant
U. S. Senator John Kerry, D. Mass., and Congressman Richard Neal, D. Spring

Selectman’s Contest Tops Milford Ballot
Three contests will be featured in the Milford Annual Town Election on Mond

Framingham Chapter of DAR Presents Good Citizen Awards
The Framingham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its

Soaring to the Music
The Colonial Brass Band, a component of the United States Air Force Band of

Claflin Hill Fills Town Hall with “Songs of America”
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra continued it’s 10th Anniversay Season Cel

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