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Town Crier Holiday Decorating Contest Results
Pictured here is the Surrapine home at 54 Claflin Street in Milford

Missing Wood Stove
With the arrival of the cold weather and families cranking up their wood

Mendon Food Pantry hours
The Mendon Food Pantry is adding additional hours starting in Jan. It will

Town Crier Holiday Decorating Contest
The addresses are in – the judging will start tomorrow. For those peopl

Daisy Troop 11599
Girls from left to right: Ashleigh, Alyssa, Stacey, Molli, Annalise,

Milford, Mendon, and Upton residents help Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
Of the $35 million raised for cancer research by cyclists of the 2011

Opinions Vary on Impact of Congressional Changes
With the state’s congressional districts being redrawn to take into accou

Fired Coach Pushes For Meeting With Committee
At their December 1 meeting, the School Committee again discussed the recen

School Highlights
Clough: Clough families are invited to the Clough Family Movie Night at 6:3

Area Towns Going Gray
Forget about going “green.” Now that the baby boom generation has begun

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

New Polling Places for Some in 2012 Elections
This map shows the location and boundaries of the eight new voting pr

Gaming Law Passing Does Not Mean Casinos Next Year
Developers David Nunes and William Warner showed this rendition of a

Mendon Ambulance Funded for Remainder of Year
Thanks to the 48 residents who turned up at Mendon’s November 15 Special

Upton Railroad Question and Answer Web Page Created
Upton town officials are continuing efforts to help keep residents informed

Milford Welcomes Santa Back to Town
The man of the hour, Santa, waved to crowd as Milford welcomed him ba

Upton Town Meeting Approves Senior Work Off Cap and Fire Department Repairs
During a November 15 Special Town Meeting, Upton residents voted in favor o

Grant Awarded to Mendon Council on Aging
The Mendon Council on Aging has been awarded a $1,875 mini-grant from Commu

MCAS Status = Growth and Frustration
In a recent presentation to the School Committee, Superintendent Robert Tre

Mendon Voters Okay Meal Tax Increase and Rehire an Officer
Two of the 14 articles approved at Mendon’s November 15 Special Town Meet

4-H Dairy Goat Club Visits Ruggles Hill Creamery
Members of the local 4-H Club, Caprine Kids visited Ruggles Hill Crea

Goodman Eye Center Phone Number Correction
Goodman Eye Center Phone Number Correction Goodman Eye Center will

Town Wins “Doc’s” Adult Entertainment Lawsuit
A court recently upheld a Milford ZBA decision to deny Doc’s Sports

Celebrating Family, Especially Grandparents at Clough
Clough Preschool student Michael Webb gets ready to make a picture fr

Mendon-Upton Placed on the 2nd Annual AP® District Honor Roll
Mendon-Upton Regional School District is one of fewer than 400 public schoo

Two To Turn To for Help
They may be two distinctly different organizations, but they both share a c

Single Tax Rate Approved for Upton
The Board of Selectmen approved a single tax rate for the town for Fiscal Y

The Mendon Unitarian Church-1820
The majestic beauty and grandeur of the Fifth Meeting House reflected the p

O Christmas Tree!
Upton Boy Scout Troop 132 sold Christmas Wreaths on Saturday, Novembe

Mendon Tax Rate Increasing
The Mendon Board of Selectmen approved the recommendation of the Board of A

TTHMs Dropping to “Normal” Levels
As water treated with a new granulated activated carbon filter has begun ci

Mendon Upton Schools Plan Ahead for Snow
Mendon/Upton Regional School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Maruszczak presented

Valley Tech School Delay and Closure Information
The weather in New England is difficult to predict as the storms of the pas

Papuga’s Trial Date Set
Former Milford Water Company Manager Henry Papuga will go on trial on July

Young Thespians Provide the Visually Impaired a Wonderful Listen
From Left to Right are local performers Sean Waters, Shane Dougherty,

Multi-board Committee Focuses on Communications and Revenue
The Mendon-Upton Regional School Committee Members met with the Mendon and

Split Property Tax Rate Set by Board
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on November 14 to maintain the tow

Holiday Happenings this Weekend
The holidays are welcomed to Mendon and Upton this weekend. Get ready for t

State Reps Go Back to School
State Representative John Fernandes (D) – Milford, answered thought

Survey Indicates Substance Use Down at Milford Schools
According to the results of the 2010 Metrowest Adolescent Health Survey, bo

Local Food Pantries Continue to Rely on Donations
With the economy still struggling along, the food pantries in Upton and Men

Milford is Changing Leagues
Milford Athletic Director, Richard Piergustavo, informed the School Committ

Winter Overnight Parking Ban
The Milford Board of Selectmen has announced that the annual winter parking

Fired Coach Addresses Board
While the Milford School Committee allowed recently terminated football coa

Upton Postmaster Says New Job is Letter Perfect
Patrice Salvas is Upton’s new Postmaster. With the flur

Delivery Deadlines for Holidays Approaching
With the holidays right around the corner, local post offices are preparing

Potential Open Meeting Law Verdict from School Committee's Emails
In what may be a violation of the state’s Open Meeting law, School Commit

Long-Time Mendon Traditional Holiday Weekend Continues
For years, Mendon has held the long-time tradition of kicking off the upcom

New Life for a Rare Historic Barn
The red asphalt siding on the 19th century Cormier Woods barn is bein

Mazzuchelli Suing Anonymous Bloggers
Paul Mazzuchelli, Milford’s Public Health Director and an elected member

Mendon Honors its Own
World War II veteran Doug Taylor was 24 years old when he served in t

Upton Rededicates Veterans Monument
Selectmen Ken Picard and Jim Brochu with Eagle Scout Stephen Poirier

Federal, Local Officials Try to Reassure Residents on Upton Railroad Questions
Staff Director of the Hazardous Materials Division for the Federal Ra

Scams Against the Elderly
Elderly residents are being advised to watch out for scam artists who are t

Gibbs’ Owner Fined $200,000 for 2008 Leak
The owner of the now-closed Gibbs Oil Company service station located at th

Four School Committee Complaints Filed; More on the Way
Michael Goodwin Michelle Goodwin’s departure from the Me

Regional School Secession Committees Moving Forward in Mendon and Upton
Both Mendon and Upton will proceed separately with their own secession comm

Water Company Flushing Mains to Expel TTHMs
The Milford Water Company began flushing its hydrants on October 31 to rid

Honoring High Honors Students
Nipmuc sophomore Walter Esker accepts an award certificate from Princ

“Locker Room Incident” Discussed at Committee Meeting
School Committee member, Patrick Holland, expressed his concern at th

Consul: “There Needs to be Greater Support for the New Immigrants”
Beatriz Almeida de Stein, the Consul Ad Honorem of Ecuador in Boston, has w

Rock and Roll for Education Continues!
Pictured, l-r, are some of the movers and shakers who made the MUEF R

Marching in Boston
Members of Mendon Boy Scout Troop 1 celebrated Veteran’s Day this y

Scouting for Food, A Resounding Success
Volunteers of all ages helped sort food items for the Daily Bread Foo

Mendon Committee Looks at Town Coordinator’s Position
The Mendon Board of Selectmen is looking for residents to serve on a newly

Uniting Two Towns; A New Parish and A New Marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Michael DiGioia were the first couple married in the new

Supplemental State Budget Funds Railroad Crossing Repairs
The $169-million supplemental budget bill signed by Governor Deval Patrick

Mendon’s Gary Smith Has Public Safety Department’s Back
Mendon Area Real Estate owner Gary Smith (left) helped to raise the f

Upton Will Receive $32,560 in State Funding
State Rep. George N. Peterson, Jr., R-Grafton, is pleased to announce that

Upton Preparing for Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Season
In an effort to review the status of this year’s budget and begin prelimi

Pumpkin Stroll Winners
Benjamin Osmanovic and his family hold his prize-winning pumpkin judg

More Shortfalls Seen for Future School Budgets
The Mendon-Upton Regional School Committee met for the third time with repr

A Scary Meeting at Saint Gabriel’s
Members of Saint Gabriel’s Women’s Club dressed for Halloween, l-

High Achievers Chosen For State House Program
Left to right are: Noel Bon Tempo, William Mack, Natasha Jacobson, Ra

Mendon Takes Itself off State’s TIP List
A number of years back, Mendon was placed on the state’s Transportation I

Upton Secession Committee Likely to Disband
Unless several more Upton residents show interest in joining the newly form

Word Roots Pilot Program Is New at Stacy
Quick: What’s the meaning of “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconi

Albeeville: An 1800’s Mendon Village
The former Albeeville School located at the corner of Millville and P

Officials Outline Financial Recommendations
Milford’s “financial team” has produced a series of recommendations f

Upton Town Meeting to Address Road Acceptance and Senior Work-Off Program
The Upton Board of Selectmen recently approved a 13 article warrant for the

Plants of Magic, Plants of Life
Besty Williams shows of the decorative Thanksgiving basket she create

Highway Surveyor Details Planned Road Repairs
Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli has drawn up a list of repairs to 22 road

“Pharoah’s Melange” Breaks Fundraising Record!
Staff from Milford Regional’s Emergency Department gather to cheer

A Treat for the Eyes at Clough
Preschoolers at Clough School dress up and participate in the Hallowe

School Committee Updated on Fields Project
Design plans for the new MHS athletic fields include a football field

Milford Scouting for Food
Organizers hope that scenes like this from last year’s Scouting for

Mendon Seniors Helping One of Their Own
98-year-old Mendon resident, John Cappa, opens gifts for his new apar

Mendon Seniors Learn How to Prevent Falls
Students of the Blackstone Valley Technical High School (BVT) came to the M

Selectmen Approve Bugaboo License Transfer
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its October 17 meeting to tran

Mendon Supports Bill to Move Election Primaries to June
The Mendon Board of Selectmen voiced their support for a bill that would mo

Architectural Firm Approved for Upton Town Hall Renovation
Upton Town Hall The Upton Town Hall Renovation Committee c

Old and New Attractions are a Hit at Mendon Country Fair
L to R: Kristin and Brooke Deorsey and Isabella Miller had some fun c

Dean Bank Sponsors Pumpkin Contest
Dean Bank did their part to get local youngsters into the spirit of Hallowe

Business Basics at Student-Run Store
Stacy Middle School Special Needs teacher and Future Business Kids Cl

Resigning from the School Committee, Goodwin Alleges Board Misconduct
Upton member Michelle Goodwin resigned from the Mendon-Upton Regional Schoo

Kindness, Caring and Compassion
Clough Elementary Principal Janice Gallagher watches the Rachel’s C

Willie Filosa Named “Plains Man of the Year”
Willie Filosa Willie Filosa – a retired mailman and Pearl

Fire Chief Working to Make Restaurants Safer
Deputy Fire Chief Mark Poirier (left) stands with New England Steak a

Disappointing 2010 MCAS Results for Mendon Upton Schools
At the October 17 School Committee Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Marus

31-Article Warrant at Oct. 24 Special Town Meeting
Milford Town Meeting Members will consider 31 articles at the October 24 Sp

Food, Food and More Food at Valley Tech
Students watch a cooking demonstration during the Culinary Institute

Taft Public Library Hours Cut Again
Due to budget cuts, Taft Public Library officials have again cut the number

Honor Society Welcomes New Members
The Milford High School National Honor Society welcomed eight new mem

Sanchioni Accepted Responsibility
In a September 29 e-mail, then Youth Center Director James Sanchioni told P

Upton Board Approves New Guidelines for Distress Fund
The Upton Board of Selectmen approved stricter guidelines for residents to

General Wagner Honored at Ecumenical Breakfast
Ken Wood, president of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming Comm

Brothers Achieve Eagle Scout Rank
David Fleury (second from left) and Matthew Fleury became Troop 44

Proposal Would Limit Water and Sewer Increases to 2.5 Percent
An initiative to prevent communities from increasing their water and sewer

Papuga Pleads “Not Guilty”
Henry Papuga Henry Papuga, former manager of the Milford

Youth Center “Bailout” Planned
Following a series of meetings this month with the Board of Selectmen and t

Ready for Walkers and Bikers, New Section of Trail Opened
Ready to use the new section of the Upper Charles Trail following the

Students Rally for MHS AP Program
It’s not uncommon to see a high school pep rally supporting the home team

Progress Continues on Mendon’s New Police Station
The exterior of the new Mendon Police Station is complete The Friends

Good Times and Good Luck; Support Memorial School
The brains and brawn behind the Memorial PTO Casino Night were the or

Bracelets Sold in Memory of Matt Denice
These bracelets are being sold to honor Milford resident Mat Denice w

Walk Zone - A Hardship For Milford Mom
Milford resident, Gloria Linden, addressed the School Committee at th

Hackenson Named Mendon’s Senior of the Year
Tom Hackenson (center) stands with Selectmen Lawney Tinio (left) and

Daisies Help Make Upton a Better Place
Upton Daisy Troop 11320 recently planted flowers and spread mulch in

Get With the Lands Day
Mendon and Upton Girl Scouts participated in the recent Get with the

Town Meeting Passes Over Citizen’s Petition; Approves Articles
It took 17 residents a total of 10 minutes to open, vote on, and close the

Racing, Shopping and Reading Equal Upton’s 10th Annual Heritage Day
Samantha Kilcoyne and Willow Dunster work together to carry a large b

Mendon Town Hall Post Office Box Discontinued
The Mendon Board of Selectmen have decided to discontinue PO Box 2 as a mai

Mendon Residents to Vote on Restoring a Police Officer and Meals Tax at Town Meeting
During Mendon’s November 15 Special Town Meeting, residents will vote on

5.6% Decrease in Mendon/Upton School Enrollment
Although final counts were not official until October 1, preliminary number

Felicitaciones Clough Escuela!
Clough Elementary School wins the “School of Year” award from the

Money Matters Dominate School Committee Meeting
Discussions on present and future School District Budgets dominated the Sep

Planners Ask Selectmen About Downtown Apartments
The Planning Board earlier this month decided to put off pursuing a propose

Become a Youth Leader in Milford
The JAG/MYC Youth Council began their weekly meetings on Wednesday,

“Irene” Costs May be Reimbursed
The town’s costs of dealing with the aftermath of tropical storm “Irene

New Approach to Road Repaving
Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli is trying a new approach to road re

Milford to Host Spanish Students
Mi casa es su Casa; “my house is your house,” could be the unofficial m

Finance Committee Approves Youth Center Audit
The Finance Committee’s Executive Committee voted 4-0 on September 9 to i

Should the State or Milford Fix the Brookside Issue?
The failure of Brookside Elementary school to meet the state’s requiremen

Ecuadorean Officials Offer Condolences to Denice’s Family
People gathered outside Town Hall to protest illegal immigration befo

Thanks to Yanks Dinner
Some of the speakers at the head table: Rep. John Fernandes, Bill Moo

Superintendent Responds to Evaluation
School Superintendent, Robert Tremblay, fulfilled the next step in his annu

Committee Hears Status Report on Schools
At its September 15 meeting, the School Committee heard reports from severa

New Vendor for Upton Curbside Trash And Recycling
Effective October 4, residents using the town’s trash service will notice

32nd Annual Day in the Park
A little square dancing to the song, Cotton Eyed Joe, was one the man

Ribbon Cutting for Trail Expansion Set for Tomorrow
Participating in the fall cleanup of the Upper Charles Trail were fro

James Heron Appointed Deputy Police Chief
Milford Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin has appointed Sergeant James Heron

Sub-Committee Reports On Classroom Groupings
Is it better to to group students in a classroom based on their similar ski

Make Up Days and Planning Occupy the School Committee
Teacher Representative Marie Brigham opened the September 12 Mendon Upton R

Youth Center Payments Suspended
Town Accountant Zachary Taylor this week suspended payment of bills incurre

Dancing with Her Heart for over 80 Years
Rhee Gold, left, presents Georgia Deane with a Lifetime Achievement A

Taft’s Summer Reading Program Has a Happy Ending
Now that the school year is in full swing, the Taft Library staff is chalki

Horn to Volunteer as Interim Town Coordinator
Until a permanent Town Coordinator can be hired, Mendon’s Board of Select

Working to Build a Stronger Town-School Relationship
In an effort to build stronger relationships between the towns and the Scho

ONE RIDE FOR MY ONE WISH
The family of the late Tony Brenna, who with his wife, Virginia, foun

CASA Advocates for At-Risk Children
In the Spanish language, it means “home”, but for many young victims of

Mendon Firefighters Honor their Brothers on 9/11
The dedication ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial housed in the Mendon Fi

Driscoll Elected to Finance Committee
Upton resident Robert Driscoll was unanimously elected to serve as the newe

$2 Million Estimate for Milford Pond Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will take about $5 mill

Upton Man Becomes Milford’s New Postmaster
Though Ray Grenon officially became Milford’s new Postmaster in ear

Finally Back to School in Mendon and Upton
Julia (9) and Madison (6) Orff board the school bus headed for Clough

Cataldo In Place In Cohasset
B. J. Cataldo, Milford’s former Assistant Superintendent for Pupil

Zoning Board Approves New Route 140 Gas Station
An engineer’s plan shows the proposed gas station and convenience s

Town Officials Decry Proposed EPA Regulations
Town officials from Milford, Bellingham and Franklin met on August 24 to as

Irene’s Affects Lingered
Downed trees, the results of Irene’s inches of rain and strong wind

Donors Make Summer-Time, Beach-time in Mendon
It looked like a dismal season for Mendon swimmers this summer until

Selectmen Review Updated “Alternate Route” Plan
This diagram shows the original, complete “alternate route” that

School’s Start First-Day On-Time
Though it was a close call, there were no delays in the first-day-of-school

67th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) has served as a valuable forum fo

Maryann Hanley-Pereira Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Former State Senator, Louis Bertonazzi (R) introduces Maryann Hanley-

Finance Committee Split on Hiring Auditor for Youth Center
The Finance Committee’s Executive Committee deadlocked in a 2-2 tie at it

Superintendent’s Performance Rated As “Average”
Though he received ratings of “proficient” and “distinguished” in s

Celebrating a Record Tournament
At the Milford Regional Golf Tournament on August 31 this foursome to

Eagle Scout Project Brightens Upton Center
Soon-to-be Eagle Scout Cullen Farragher sits on a bench he helped bui

Mendon Hopes to Fill Town Coordinator’s Position in Future
With the Town Coordinator’s position now vacant, the Board of Selectmen b

Selectmen Appoint Rudden Mendon’s Disabilities Coordinator
The Board of Selectmen recently named Kevin Rudden as Mendon’s Americans

All Valley Tech LPN Grads Pass State Boards
Valley Tech is proud to announce that the first graduates of the school’s

Upton Selectmen Approve Railroad Committee
In an effort to satisfy the concerns of citizens, the Upton Board of Select

A Fantastic End to Mendon’s Summer Reading Program
Children and adults enjoyed The Dragon King put on by the Tanglewood

A Day at Fenway Park
Youngsters from the Milford Youth Center Summer Camp enjoyed their da

Selectmen Adopt New Regulations for Carnivals
Following residential neighbors’ complaints about a carnival held at the

The William T. Metcalf House: Home of Historians
This home at 15 Hastings St. in Mendon has been involved in the lives

Upton Park Has Come a Long Way
Upton resident George Patterson of the New England Antiquities Resear

Lending a Hand
Earlier this summer Mia Lockhead helped stock the Mendon Food Pantry,

Board of Health Discusses Trash Tonnage, Celiac Disease and Hospice Care
The amount of trash Milford residents are putting out for curbside pick-up

Dynamic Duo Entertains at Library
Professional musicians, Davis (Bates) & Roger (Tincknell) performed a

Irene Packs a Long Lingering Punch
A tree across Mechanic Street in Upton closed the road from Sunday mo

Memorial School Casino Night Fundraiser
Upton’s Memorial Elementary School has new energy behind the Parent Teach

Taylor Named New Town Accountant
Zachary Taylor Assistant Town Accountant Zachary Taylor wi

Library Program Is Magically Entertaining
Magician Jason Kallio, with the help of a “spinning wheel” prop,

Big Catch
Lifeguards may be off duty, but Summer is not over. Thomas Snow, 10

Milford Native Pursues His Passion
Michael Manoogian From Dolly Parton to Kenny Rogers, his l

Planning Board OKs Hickey’s Liquor Move
The Planning Board voted unanimously at it August 16 meeting to waive a sit

Cost Cutting and Reports Occupy School Committee
During the August 15 School Committee Meeting, School Superintendent Joe Ma

Faith and Fun at Vacation Bible School
Children and Volunteers pose in front of St. Michael’s Church in Me

A Summer Hit, "The Show" at ImperialCars.Com

DeBartolomeis Holding “Neighborhood Meetings”
Saying he is concerned about the neighborhoods surrounding Main Street, Sel

Taft Library Group is a Friend Indeed and In Need
The Friends of the Taft Public Library, a group of volunteers who hel

Upton Committee Preparing Sweetwilliam Property for Community Use
Now that Upton officially owns 60 acres of the Sweetwilliam Farm, the town

Retired General Wayne Wagner to be Honored
Kenneth Wood, president of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming Commit

Cycling through Mendon for a Cure
Mendon residents turned out to cheer on the cyclists taking part in t

Brookside Hosts C.I. Inventor’s Showcase
Brookside Elementary School’s cafeteria played host to Club Inventi

Governor Patrick Listens
Governor Deval Patrick stopped off in Milford on July 12 as part of a

A Wriggling Good Time at Taft Library
Taft Children’s Librarian Andrew Jenrich explains the rules of the

Upton to Receive Additional State Aid
Thanks to a Local Aid Reversion Amendment unanimously passed recently by th

MHS Welcomes New Director of Guidance
New MHS Director of Guidance, Career and Academic Enhancement, Peter

Mendon Honors Nonagenarians
Seniors aged 90 years and older were honored at the Mendon Senior Cen

Everyone’s a Winner at Upton Boat Race
Alyson and Catherine Casey get ready to take part in their first Card

High School to Provide Pathway to Lower Dropout Rate
Milford High School will initiate a new project, slated to begin in the fal

High School Athletic Field Work Started
Green Acres Landscape & Construction Co. Inc. of Lakeville began work

Helping Animals Makes Them Happy
Julie Cavanaugh (left) and Julie Watson pictured with three greyhound

Heritage Corridor May Become a National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a special resource study that

DEP Found No Violations During Water Company Inspection
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found no violations

A Well-earned Retirement
Former Memorial School Principal Francis “Andy” Anderson at his r

Anthony Francis Mussulli, Sr. Turns 100
Anthony Francis Mussulli, Sr. at his 100th Birthday party this summer

Water Company Under DEP Scrutiny
Almost two years to the day from when traces of total coliform bacteria wer

Mendon Receives Green Designation
Mendon was one of 21 communities recently named by Governor Patrick’s adm

Neverland Magic in Upton
Captain hook’s Pirates were Dianna Richard, Zach Shilale and Kael M

Murray Wants to Sue EPA
Horsley Whitten Group projected the Town of Milford would have to s

Using a Little Chalk and Lot of Imagination
Emily Croteau, age 6 ½ years old of Milford, was one of the youngste

One World, Many Stories, A Day at the Zoo
The Cinelli and Orff children wait with Taft Children’s Librarian A

Upton Board Looking for Volunteers on School District Secession Committee
Recently, the Upton Board of Selectmen approved the formation of a nonbindi

Erickson Named New Building Commissioner
John Erickson John Erickson – who has served as the town

Fed Lunch Program Reimburses Ten Cents More for School Lunches
While the 2011-2012 Federal School Lunch Reimbursement Program will offer i

Sump Pump Reconnection Program Begins
Mark Manoogian of CJM Construction fills in a trench where piping was

Mendon Senior Van Critical to So Many
When Mendon resident Dorothy Leighton had her heart attack a year ago, it w

Strega Nona, Children’s Classic Performed at Nipmic
Strega Nona, a classic children’s tale, was brought to life by the

Turtles, Tsetse Flies and Travelin’ Shoes
Leventhal incorporates facets of improvisational theatre and movement

Busy Season for Road Repaving
Armed with an extra, approved $200,000 in state Chapter 90 highway funds, H

Upton Soccer Field Dedicated in Honor of Two Hometown Boys
Cecelia Henderson, wife of the late Bob Henderson, and Scott Rivers,

Athletic Fees Eased at Nipmuc
A detailed discussion of a new athletic fee structure and funding for trans

Pan Mass Challenge Bike Ride Dedicated to Haley Walsh
Rebecca Grady Walsh pictured with her daughter Haley, who has been di

Mendon Library Trustees Looking into Purchasing St. Michaels
The Taft Public Library will be asking to the town to purchase St. Mi

New Superintendent Discusses Override Approval
A special School Committee meeting was held on July 19 to discuss the outco

Valley Tech Summer Enhancement Projects Maximize Internal Talent
Valley Tech incoming senior Dylan Peloquin a Carpentry student from B

Valley Tech Biology Students Visit Caliper Life Sciences In Hopkinton
Valley Tech sent 23 AP Biology students along with faculty (all in bl

Learning an Ancient Japanese Art
Isabella Defrancesco, left, and Ellen Dixon (both 9), show off their

Offering Support
Kevin Andrews, left, of Hannaford of Milford presents a check for $2

JAG/MYC Youth Council Award Two Mini-Grant Projects
One of the mini-grants awarded by the Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG) a

Patriots and United Way Team Up to Assist Tornado Victims
Multiple tornadoes swept through Western and Central Massachusetts on June

Mendon History: a New Home for a Grieving Widow
This home at 6 Hastings St. proved a refuge and family home for Anna

Smooth Jazz on a Summer Evening
The smooth sound of jazz floating through the soft air of summer even

Fernandes Honors Milford Police Lifesavers
Rep. John V. Fernandes, D-Milford, had the distinct honor of hosting

Gabriella Melnick of Upton 4-H Awarded the Standish Cup
Gabriella Melnick, center, of Upton, shown with the 4-H Standish Awar

Troop 44 Scouts Earn Awards
Troop 44’s Senior Patrol Leader Hunter Peterson bids on an item at

DEP Reinstates Water Company Fine
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined the Milfor

Correia Receives “Heritage Day of Portugal” Award
Alberto Correia (second from left) is seen at the Massachusetts State

Route 16 Traffic Signal Project Going Out to Bid
Long lines of traffic snaking through Milford could be mitigated in t

Memorial Students Learn About Recycling
Before the school year ended, students at Memorial Elementary Schoo

Upton Board Updated on Water Master Plan
The Upton Board of Selectmen met with Don Tata and Jenna Rzasa of Tata and

Recalling Another Time, Another War
Armando Kaizzi and his wife Annette. Before dawn, on Sai

Sewer Commission to Award Sump Pump Replacement Bid
The Board of Sewer Commissioners scheduled a meeting for this past Tuesday

Mendon Launches New Town Web Site
It’s been more than a year since Mendon’s Planning Board announced its

Taft Library Begins Summer Reading Program on a Magical Note
The first day of summer was a fitting day to launch the Taft Public Library

Selectmen Make Annual Board Appointments
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its June 20 meeting to make th

Middle School East Honors Award Winners
Scholastic Excellence winner, Aislinn Varney, reflected on the past s

Sweetwilliam, the Horse? Of Course!
Roger Lauzey, Coordinator of Equine Rescue and Training for the MSPCA

Bicyclists for ALS want More Cowbell in Mendon!
270 mile bicycle ride to end ALS travels through Mendon, making n

School’s Out for the Summer
Students saying goodbye to retiring Clough Principal Vin Rozen on t

Summer Reading Promoted at Memorial
Kindergarten student, Nathan Cameron, wore his “We (Heart) Mr. Ande

Sewer Commission Miffed at License Issuance
The Board of Sewer Commissioners is sending a letter to the Board of Select

Nipmuc Baseball History: 2001 Team Unexpected Champs
Not much was expected of the 2001 Nipmuc baseball team. The squad had gradu

Mendon Board Discusses Scenarios Should Override Fail
To a fairly packed room of town employees, School Committee members, and re

State DEP Conducts On-Site Visit at Railroad in Upton
Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protecti

Community Health Center Being Considered
A group of local organizations led by the Milford Regional Medical Center i

Both Override Articles Pass at Mendon Special Town Meeting
The majority of Mendon residents in attendance at the June 28 Special Town

Mendon Feeling Impact of Override Failure
During a June 15 meeting, the Board of Selectmen made some difficult decisi

Remembering Milford’s Forgotten Hero
Beloved by his peers, it is said that Alexander Scammell was the only

Sen. Moore Honors Stacy Middle School’s Jessica Kodys
(L-R) Superintendent of Milford Public Schools Robert A. Tremblay, 20

No “Big Y” for Milford?
Just over a year ago, Big Y Foods, Inc. of Springfield announced that it wo

Janice Gallagher
Janice Gallagher, the new principal at Clough School. Ja

Ann Meyer
Ann Meyer, the new principal at Miscoe Hill School. On Jun

Mary Anne Moran
Mary Anne Moran, the new Dean of Students at Nipmuc Regional High Sch

Honoring Those Who Have Passed at St. Mary’s
Speakers stand by the An Gorta Mor or The Great Hunger Monument in St

New Precinct Voting Map Approved
Selectmen approved a new, eight precinct voting map at their June 6 meeting

Joe Maruszczak
Joe Maruszczak, the new Mendon Upton Regional School Committee Superi

John Clements
John Clements, the new Nipmuc Regional High School Principal.

Fourth-Grader Earns Highest Honors
Woodland Elementary School fourth-grader, Alice Knowlton (l) is prese

Students Dig This Lesson
Seventh-grade students at Stacy Middle School take instructions from

Milford Getting Emergency AM Radio Station
Milford is getting a free RadioSTAT Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Stati

Singing Trooper a Success
The MRMC Auxiliary committee which planned The Singing State Trooper

Zoning Board Grants Two Requests
The Zoning Board of Appeals granted two requests for relief from the town

School Committee Recertifies Lower Budget Amount and Asks Towns to Look to the Future
The Mendon-Upton School Committee met for a special meeting on June 6. Fron

Valley Tech’s Culinary Students Learn to Cultivate in Upton
Blackstone Valley Tech junior James Berrini-Shaner of Milford (left)

School Committee Grapples With DNR Policy
It’s both a sensitive and uncomfortable subject, yet it’s one that need

Mendon Scouts Build New Pavilion to Celebrate 100 Years
During a cold and wet Saturday, Mendon’s Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ve

Upton Board Discusses Restructuring Code Enforcement’s Wages
In order to begin dialogue concerning Upton’s Code Enforcement Department

Mendon to Deal with Two More Override Votes
Due to the Regional District School Committee’s recent decision to recert

District Wide Meeting for Mendon-Upton Could be in the Near Future
Mendon voters will again be asked to pass a Proposition 2½ override for th

Mendon Becomes Greener
The 51 registered voters at the June 6 Special Town Meeting agreed that Men

Selectmen Grant Used Car Dealer License
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on May 23 to grant Fabio Silveira

Farewell to Carnith and Krystal Boring
Lieutenants Carnith and Krystal Boring will be leaving the Milford Sa

Apology for Memorial Day Roll Call Mix-up
The Upton VFW would like to apologize to all the families of the World War

Standing United for Survivorship
Special Guest, Uncle Sam (Dr. Naeem Tahir) poses with Dawn Kerivan, A

Supporting Our Troops
Members of Milford Cadette Girl Scout Troop 30567 (l-r) Melissa Braza

Valley Tech Hosts Artworks Exhibit
Max Sarnblad, a graduating senior from Blackstone Valley Tech’s Pai

Nipmuc Juniors Go to Boys State
Members of the Junior Class at Nipmuc Regional High School from Mendo

Nipmuc Graduates Hope to Follow Their Dreams
Graduate Patrick Nigro serenaded his classmates and guests with the s

Casino Developer Gives Funds to Town
Fulfilling a promise he made to the Board of Selectmen in mid-April, develo

Thanks to Donors, Mendon’s Town Beach Will Be Open this Summer
Thanks to the financial generosity of some local folks and the determinatio

Share Your Community with a Fresh Air Child
This summer, share the beauty of your community with an inner-city child wh

Absentee Ballots for Mendon Special Election
Absentee ballots will be available for the Special Town Meeting to be held

Voter Registration Deadline for Mendon Special Town Election
The deadline to register to vote in Mendon’s July 18 Special Town Electio

Garden Day in Upton!
These brave young girls hold the worms that made the compost in the b

Ready to Make their Way in the World, 270 Graduate from Valley Tech
Patricia M. O’Connell, Dean of Students at Valley Tech, delivers be

BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Countryside Health Care of Milford was all “a-flutter” as butterflies w

Paul Sharp Chosen 51st “Mayor” of Prospect Heights
Paul Sharp Paul Sharp grew up on Lawrence St., part of the

Two New Troop 44 Eagle Scouts
Michael Biancucci of Upton (second from right) became Troop 44 – Me

A Riveting Story of Survival during the Holocaust
Dr. Cesare Frustaci On May 16, Milford Catholic Elementa

Town Meeting Approves Financial Articles
Town Meeting Members approved spending $113,000 to buy and demolish t

Milford High School Awards Night 2011
Students react to a moment of levity provided by Superintendent Rober

The Adams House in Mendon: 1860 - 1885
The federal style, red brick building at 10 Hastings St. built by Set

Memorial Day 2011 - Honoring Those Who Serve
Members of Milford Daisy Troop 11275 were just one the groups of Girl

Honoring Our Veterans: It’s Elementary
Sgt. Maria Wood of the Army National Guard was given the honor of rai

Mendon Pen Pals Meet
Clough fourth graders and their senior citizen pen pals met in the sc

Local Veteran Runs for a Cause
Pictured from L to R are Vice Commander of Upton VFW Joseph McMahon,

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Orientation 2011
Local students who will attend the Massachusetts Girls State Program

A Dazzling Display at the Nipmuc Fine Arts Festival
First Place winner for painting and fashion illustration Hannah Smith

Food Drive for Western MA
MACC Members & Friends, There will be a food drive to assist those affecte

Riding Through Mendon’s Past
Kristen Berthao’s 3rd grade class gets ready to board the trolley.

Selectmen Get Youth Center Update
The Milford Youth Center is housed in the old National Guard Armory o

Learning About Upton First Hand
Memorial 3rd grade students participating in a mock Town Meeting at t

Bylaw Changes and Septic System Program Part of Special Town Meeting
Bylaw changes, housekeeping transfers, and a low cost septic system upgrade

Building Stones from the Past
Anne Lamontagne, secretary of the Milford Historical Commission, hold

FUNdraising Behind the Wheel
Milford High School volunteers at the May 21, Drive One 4 UR School f

Great Weather for a Great Event: The Greater Milford Relay for Life
Co-chairs for the Relay for Life 2011 were, left, Bernadette Medeiros

Almost a Quarter of Milford Homes Don’t Recycle
The initial results of a month-long audit by the Board of Health show that

Camp Eggers Firefighter of the Month
Army Spc Daniel Lopez of Upton Upton resident, Army Spc.

Doing their Best for the Best Buddies Program
Jag/MYC Youth Council Members are presenting a check for $150, that t

Milford Gets a Rave Financial Review
The town’s financial auditor gave Milford a rave review for its 2010 fisc

Mendon Budget Passed at Town Meeting
Mendon voters passed a $12.1 million operating budget during the May 6 Annu

Voters say No to Merit Bonuses and More Vacation
Upton residents shot down an article during the May 5 Annual Town Meeting t

How Do You Spell?
Showing off their medals were the third grade Spelling Bee champions,

Casino Would Have to Find Own Water Supply
If a proposed resort casino complex ever comes to Milford, it would have to

Joan Scribner
Retiring Nipmuc Regional High School Principal, Joan Scribner.

Antonio Fernandes
Retiring Mendon Upton Regional School Superintendent Antonio Fernande

Cupcakes for a Cause
Julia Graves, left, and Sara Burnell made and sold cupcakes during th

Upton Approves Borrowing for Third Water Source
Just prior to Upton’s May 5 Annual Town Meeting, a Special Town Meeting w

Valley Tech Winners Headed to National Championships
One of the seven students from Blackstone Valley Tech representing Ma

Planners Look at Development, Preservation Areas
The Planning Board last month reviewed the town’s priority development an

Lasermania at Memorial School
Memorial School principal Debra Swain with a few students show off s

Mendon Budget Passed at Town Meeting
Mendon voters passed a $12.1 million operating budget during the May 6 Annu

Milford Congregational Church Inner City Mission
Preparing to serve lunch at Pilgrim United Church of Christ Dorcheste

Cedar Street Market License Suspension Upheld
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has upheld the town

A Special Night at Memorial School
Kindergarteners sing a Dr. Seuss song for their families on Specialis

Mendon Special Town Meeting Aims to Update Site Plan Review Bylaw
The Mendon Board of Selectmen has called for a Special Town Meeting to take

Selectmen Back Personnel Board on Raises
The Board of Selectmen voted on April 25 to support the Personnel Board’s

Model Airplanes Fly Above Hopedale Pond
John Holcomb, instructor for the Millis Model Aircraft Club, holds on

Mendon’s Proposition 2 ½ Override Fails; Two Debt Exclusions Pass
Selectman Lawney Tinio Unofficial figures show that Mend

ANGEL HAIR ALPACAS Open House
ANGEL HAIR ALPACAS welcomes the public to our annual open house and shear

Upton Open Space News
Patrick Nigro standing on the bridge he recently completed over Warre

Zoning Board Approves K of C Hall Renovation
An engineer’s plan submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals shows t

MPS—Looking for Internal Talent
During the April 28 Milford School Committee meeting the Milford School Com

Nissan Dealership Coming to East Main Street
The former 495 Toyota and Ira Toyota site at 320 East Main Street (Ro

Milford High School Third Quarter Honor Roll High Honors Honor Roll
SENIOR Annis, Heather Colleen Beaulieu, Jordyn Andrea Bolanos, James S

Mendon Override Amount to Change
Money and override issues again occupied the Mendon Upton School Committee

The Scrambled States of America
Pictured are the fourth grade students at Clough School who performed

High School Beefing Up Rule Enforcement
During the May 5 Milford School Committee meeting Milford High School Princ

Town Meeting Members Eye $79.3-Million Budget
Town Meeting Members will consider a $79.3-million operating budget for fis

Mendon Annual Town Election to be Held Tuesday, May 17
Mendon residents are reminded to head to the polls on May 17 to cast their

Lawney Tinio Running for Mendon Selectman
Incumbent Lawney Tinio is running an uncontested race for Mendon’s Board

Mark Reil Running as Write in Candidate for Selectman
Mark Reil is running as a write in candidate for Mendon’s Board of

8th Voting Precinct Coming in 2012
For the first time in 24 years, Milford will be getting a new voting precin

Stacy Students Compete at Mass Maritime Academy
Stacy Middle School students who participated in the MATE competition

Oliva’s Market Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Creator of Oliva’s famous antipasto and the bookkeeper that keeps t

Police Offer Tips to Prevent Thefts
The Milford Police Department offers the following tips to help prevent the

Memorial Student Wins Handwriting Contest
Devon Paine, center, won the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting contest this ye

Stretch Energy Code Aims to Make Mendon More Energy Efficient
Mendon may be one of approximately 70 communities in Massachusetts to adopt

LOOKING FOR A PLANT
Three generations of the McKellick-Bowen family—granddaughter, Ava

Police Launch Statewide Click It or Ticket Enforcement
As part of a nationwide effort to save lives, the Milford Police Department

Mendon Bylaw Will Establish Overlay District for Solar Facilities
A Zoning bylaw amendment to permit new, large scale, ground-mounted solar p

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Visits Memorial School
Author/illustrator David Biedrzcki explained how writes and illustrat

Arbor Day Celebrations Honor Many
Brownie Troop 30492 donated a tree to honor retiring principal Vin Ro

Mendon Opening Day is a Home Run with Players
Tony Sauter (center) accepts a plaque from Mendon Jr. Baseball Vice P

Loyalty Day Starts Upton Summer Sports
It was smiles all around as the local baseball teams marched in the

Mendon Town Meeting Likely Use Consent Calendar Motion
Mendon’s Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 6 and will begi

Lightning Strikes Twice for Middlesex County 4-H Juniors
Pictured are 4-H members, l-r, Abby Rapiejko (Upton), Lila Hovey (She

Mendon Residents to Vote on Four Overrides
A total of four Proposition 2 ½ overrides totaling approximately $2.17 mil

Area Youth Earn Religious Awards at United Parish of Upton
Youth receiving various religious awards from United Parish Church ar

A Fun Time–Collecting Eggs and Getting Wet!
The Hunt begins! Though the weather did not cooperate, m

Mendon Facing Shortfall Even if Override Passes
Even if Mendon’s $929,979 Proposition 2 ½ operational override passes in

An Agricultural Commission for Mendon?
Cattle enjoy the fields at the Vincent farm in the center of Mendon.

MHS Volleyball Doubleheader to Benefit ALS this Friday
MHS Volleyball Doubleheader to Benefit ALS this Friday The Milford High

What’s Cooking with Milford Students?
Milford Food Service Director and Chef Carla Tuttle demonstrates heal

District Pinewood Derby
Cub Scouts’ creativity was on display at the Milford Youth Center o

Board of Health Sets Goals
The Board of Health has approved a 10-point agenda that sets its goals for

Designing for the High School and the Future
Milford High School students who use the DataCAD software donated by

Mendon Residents Will Revote Nolet Property
During Mendon’s May 6 Annual Town Meeting, residents will see an article

Upton Bylaw Change for Late Water/Sewer Bill Charges
A number of bylaw changes are up for vote during Upton’s Annual Town Meet

Tuesday Golf League Forming
A golf league open to anyone over the age of 21 is forming to play at Shini

Dog Orphans Inc. Announces their 13th Annual Walk for Paws on Sunday, May 1, 2011
Contact: Ronald R. Morse Dog Orphans Inc. 90 Webster Street Douglas, MA

Milford’s Newest Eagle Scout
Among those attending Christopher Holtsnider’s Eagle Court of Honor

Milford Police Explorers Post Colors at Celtics Game
Milford Police Explorer Post No. 29 members Kevin Shaughnessy, James

He Can Dunk, But Can He Tie a Square Knot?
Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal learns how to tie a square k

Easter Services
Bethany Assembly of God 15 Cape Road, Mendon Pastor Phil McCutchen 508-4

These People—Schwartz and Bishop
Lloyd Schwartz, poet and critic, was this year’s guest at Milford P

Water Company Outlines New Notification Procedure
The Milford Water Company has provided the Board of Selectmen with a new pr

Increased School Costs and Pay Raises for Upton
Members of Upton’s Finance Committee continue working on the Fiscal Year

Service Cuts to Include Decreased Public Safety Personnel and Closing Town Beach
Town officials in Mendon continue to state that cuts in town services will

Greenleaf Garden Club Visits Boston Flower and Garden Show
Greenleaf Garden Club members attending the Boston Flower Show were f

Anything But a Hard Knock Life for Annie
The entire cast of the Nipmuc Regional High School Drama Club product

Mendon Residents to Vote on $2.16 million in Overrides at the Annual Town Meeting
In all, 27 articles will be voted on during Mendon’s May 6 Annual Town Me

Second Find Yourself Friday a Success
Melissa Braza adds to the Cell Phones for Soldiers collection box at

Milford Sewer Employee Retires, Rehired
Michael Brown, a full-time Sewer Department wastewater treatment plant oper

Learning How to Run the Commonwealth
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, center, recently welcomed Ni

Upton Inspections Beginning End of April
The Upton Assessor’s office will begin the second phase of a three-year i

New Youth Center Windows
All of the old wooden windows at the Milford Youth Center were recent

Kingkade Says Goodbye to School Committee
Will Kingkade and his son Caleb say goodbye to the Milford School Co

Pledge to the Congo
Milford Catholic Elementary School students gather with Father Salvat

Nipmuc Art Department wins Award for Excellence
Nipmuc Regional High School Art teachers, Alison Clish, Jessica Grady, and

Psychic Medium to Appear at Upton Town Hal April 15
Psychic Medium to Appear at Upton Town Hal April 15 Psychic Mediu

Milford Cub Scout Beats Shaquille O’Neal
Tiger Cub Scouts Connor McNamara (left), Mackenzie Enright (center) a

Buckley Blasts Water Company’s Notification Delays
The Milford Water Company exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL

Elisabeth and George Keith: 1770 Innkeepers
The former Keith Inn was located on the Middle Post Road in Mendon fo

Buckley Re-elected Selectman
William Buckley won his third term as Selectman in the April 4 Town E

Nipmuc Students Heading to DECA Internationals
Off to the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orland

School Committee Certifies an 8.47 Percent Budget Increase for FY 2012
In an effort to keep a level service budget, The Mendon-Upton School Commit

Milford Town Elections
Town election results

PART-TIME TOWN CRIER REPORTER NEEDED
Would you like to write for the Milford Town Crier? Town Crier Publications

Dean’s List
Michael Pinto of Milford, majoring in mechanical engineering, has been name

Mendon Voters Facing Several Debt Exclusion Votes
Mendon candidates continue to return their completed nomination papers for

Upton’s Election Contains Two Races and Debt Exclusion Vote
During Upton’s May 2 Annual Town Election, voters will decide on two race

James Brochu for Upton Selectman
James Brochu is running for the Upton Board of Selectmen

Jonathan Graves for Upton Selectman
Jonathan Graves is running for the Upton Board of Selectmen

Sure and Begorrah, What a Wonderful Night for the Youth Center
Enjoying themselves at the 2nd Annual Milford Youth Center St. Pat’

Milford Zoning Board Grants Two Variances
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted two variances at its March 10 mee

Sweetwilliam Farm For Sale Listed in Error
During the week of March 21, town officials were puzzled when it was brough

Mendon Departments May Have to Cut Budgets by 12.5%
Based on the latest figures, unless a $966,789 override passes in Mendon, t

Development Delayed by Native American Sites
The proposed Stone Ridge complex – containing 615,000 square feet of offi

Valley Tech SkillsUSA District Medal Winners
Valley Tech students recently took home 55 medals from the SkillsUSA

Nipmuc Senior Wins National Art Award
Nipmuc Regional High School senior Hannah Connolly wrote and illustra

Uranium Levels in Upton Private Well Water Declared Low
Upton was one of 116 towns in Central and northern Massachusetts that was t

A Concert for the School Committee
Music students performed a variety of works at the March 17 School Co

Last Lunch with Principal Rozen
Clough students enjoy the last Lunch with the Principal with soon-t

Valley Tech’ s Roof to be Repaired with State Funds and Savings
Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick announced that Valley Tech has re

Mendon Receives 2010 MIIA Wellness Program Award
Mendon town employees pictured here (left to right): Melissa Kakela-B

New St. Paddy’s Day Celebration-Get Your Green on for the Environment!
Lauren Scheuer of LaurenScheuer.com and the scratchandpeck.blogspot.c

Upton Recreation Commission Youth Theater presents: 'TV Land'
Upton Recreation Commission Youth Theater presents: 'TV Land' written by

Lt. Governor Thanks Sewer Department
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray (right) thanks Sewer Superintenden

Selectmen Grant Gas Storage, Liquor Licenses
Maine Oxy is building a new outside loading dock and storage area to

Paul Surapine Honored with Award
Pictured are Paul Surapine, center left, holding the Butch Moore awar

Christine Boyle for School Committee
Christine Boyle “A different perspective and a positive

Robert Lanzetta for School Committee
Robert Lanzetta “I am really passionate about education,

Rockin’ for Technology
The Mike Morel Band rocks for technology at a Parents Night Out spons

Moore Addresses School-Based Health Centers
Faculty and staff members of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Te

Lieutenant Governor Murray Goes Back to School
Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray participates in a Kindergarten class a

Two Contests on April 4 Ballot
Milford’s 15,700 registered voters have two contests to consider in the A

Taft Library Hires New Director
Carrie Grimshaw is the new Director of Mendon’s Taft Public Library

Brucato, Former MHS Principal, Files Discrimination Claim
Former Milford High School Principal John Brucato John B

Flamingo Watch in Milford
Milford High School Principal Michael Tempesta stands among the flock

Memorial Students Jump for a Cause
Double Dutch and old-fashioned jump rope filled the gym as Memorial S

Public Safety Commendations
Public Safety Dispatcher Rebecka LaPierre (left), Police Officer Robb

Students in the News
The following UMass Dartmouth students from Milford have been named to the

Mendon Boy Scout Troop at the State House
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, with members of Mendon Boy S

Mendon Finance Committee Discusses Override and Service Cuts
Mendon’s Finance Committee met on March 9 to discuss how it will present

Mendon Town Employees Agree to No Pay Increase
All Mendon town employees, including union, nonunion, salaried, and elected

Felicitaciones Graduados
Pictured are Spanish Immersion seniors at Nipmuc Regional High School

Board Pleased with Town Manager’s Performance
Blythe Robinson, Upton’s Town Manager Not quite a year i

Milford Resident Named Valley Tech Top Voke Student
Blackstone Valley Tech senior Baljinder Singh of Milford named Valley

World Thinking Day Celebrated
On February 27 approximately 100 Mendon/Upton Girl Scouts attended Wo

Read Across America Day— Like Being in a Dr. Seuss Book
At Memorial School, Librarian Karlyn Gale and Thing 1, The Cat in the

Possible Races Heating Up in Upton
The Board of Selectmen’s race may be heating up in Upton as nomination pa

Still No Races in Mendon’s Town Election
As of March 8, all Mendon elected offices up for re-election and for which

Milford’s Winter Snowfall: Almost 7 Feet
Snowfall in Milford from November through the end of February is just

Cataldo to Leave Milford
Milford Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services BJ Catal

Science Fair + “Good Guy” = Success For All
Chancy Gaudette, a Milford High senior, stood out as a ”good guy”

Milford Girl Wins International Merit Award
Ioana Rotaru of Milford was named a merit award winner in the 23rd An

Planners Review Downtown Apartment By-law Draft
Planning Board members recently reviewed an initial draft of a Zoning By-la

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Zachary Sonkin
Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Sonkin Jillian Beth Bennett, daughter

Crossing Over to Boy Scouts
Upton Cub Scout Pack 132 Arrow of Light recipients were, l-r, Kyle Je

Milford High School Honor Roll Correction
Milford High School Honor Roll Correction 2nd Term 2010 Honor Roll Ou

Family Fun Fair was Fun!
Zyggy Scott, 2, watches on as kids run, jump, and dance at the Milfor

Operation Girl Scout Cookies for Troops
Wondering what to do with all those Girl Scout cookies you purchased from t

Fitzpatrick Named Top Superintendent
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District Superintendent-

Selectman Candidates Present Views
“That Milford Show” host Al Correia (left) presented questions to

Chorus Welcomes New Director and Pianist
Wayne Ward joins the Greater Milford Community Chorus as a new pianis

Bonnell Defends Building Block Approach
Although at one point committee member Will Kingkade compared he and his si

Wishes Do Come True at Clough Elementary
Ally Madden, aka Snow White, holds the castle she made for the Fairy

Upton Reviewing Mailbox Damage Policy
Next winter, the town of Upton may have a new mailbox damage policy in plac

Rascal went missing from Walnut Street
"Rascal" is a 13 yr. old sable Sheltie who went missing from Walnut St., Up

OPEN HOUSE AT MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
NEWS RELEASE March 4, 2011 Mr. Michael C. Tempesta, Principal of

Get Dressed Up NOT Messed Up: 2011
Youngsters who took part in the Annual Get Dressed up NOT Messed Up F

Winter Toll Keeps Mounting
The toll from the winter of 2011 keeps mounting locally as the heavy

Remembering Rebecca’s Place Too
Rebecca’s Place Too recently closed and left Mendon center a much q

Upton Special Town Meeting Scheduled Prior to Annual
The Board of Selectmen opened a warrant for a Special Town Meeting that wil

Valley Tech’s Ashe Selected for Lead Program
Kathleen S. Ashe, RN, certified nurse educator (CNE) and practical nu

Bubble Mania: Comedy With a Drip!
Casey Carle explored soap bubble science with music and comedy that m

Residents Approve Purchase of Sander at Town Meeting
Thanks to the 50 voters who turned out for Mendon’s Special Town Meeting

Soup’er Bowl Drive
Residents of Atria Draper Place in Hopedale hosted a soup drive with

Water Company Seeks to Refinance Debt
The Milford Water Company has asked the state Department of Public Utilitie

Upton Native Promoted to Major General
Major General Steven N. Wickstrom New York Army National

Free Solar Panels Could Cut Mendon’s Utility Bill
If town officials have their way, six municipal buildings in Mendon will so

Two Contests on Milford Town Election Ballot
With three possible candidates failing to gather enough signatures of regis

Town Engineer Says Requested Truck Exclusion Won’t Fly
Town Engineer Michael Santora told the Milford Board of Selectmen earlier t

Pack 67 Honor Guard for Celtics
Boys from Milford Cub Scout Pack 67 are seen with the Boston Celtics

Language and Liability
The fairly brief Milford School Committee meeting on February 17 featured a

Dancing Arts Center Student Wins 2010-2011 Discus Award
Jill Laquidara of Upton and a Nipmuc Regional High School student has

Traffic Signal Project Accelerates
This diagram by traffic engineers Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc shows

Town’s Health Insurance Costs Rising
The premiums paid by the Town of Milford and its employees for their health

CHSO Receives Local Cultural Council Grants
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) has been the recipient of severa

Recycling and Conserving
On Thursday, January 27, Upton Cub Scout Den 12 took a trip to E.L. H

Selectmen, Finance Committee Agree on Changes
The Milford Finance Committee will be shrinking from 15 to 11 members and t

Hospital Receives Grant to Improve Access to Health Care
Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded a planning grant by The H

BVT First School Nationally to Get Instructional Tool
Clarimar Lavandier of Milford, a junior studying Auto Body Technology

Snowmen to Rival Frosty
This lovely hula snowman won Best Multi-holiday Celebration at the Me

“The Importance of CPR”
Milford Police Officer Robbie Tusino Milford Police Office

Support Growing for Downtown Apartments
Bob Clark, owner of the Thom Building (seen here), asked the Planning

Chili Cook-Off Warms Up Upton
The Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest sponsored by the Upton VFW was won

Garden Club Federation Offers Helping Hand to Massachusetts Scholars
Scholars from Milford and other Massachusetts communities can look to the G

Brown Gets Down to Business with MACC
US Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts spoke to area business leader

Local Cadet Achieves Academic Excellence
Cadet Andrew Mazzuchelli was honored for outstanding academic achievement a

Valentines for the Troops
Members of the Crafty Cats and Woodville Trailbusters 4-H clubs joine

Clough School a Spanish Award for Excellence Finalist
The Spanish Immersion program at Clough School has been notified it is a fi

Outstanding Citizenship Award Presented
A plaque citing Mendon as the winner of the Sen. Louis P. Bertonazzi

Milford Works to Meet Needs of All Students
During the report of Barbara Cataldo, the Assistant Superintendent for Pupi

Mendon Special Town Meeting to Decide Five Articles
Residents will vote on just five articles during Mendon’s Special Town Me

So Far all Upton Departments are Seeking Increases for FY 2012
With budget season in full swing, Upton Town Manager Blythe Robinson update

Bonnell Brothers Fundraiser for Burrillville Schools
ROLAND COMTOIS TO SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS WITH A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR T

Mendon Fire Department Awarded Grant
Members of the Mendon Public Safety Departments stand with Congressma

Nomination Papers Available for Upton Election
In all, 17 offices are up for re-election in Upton’s Annual Town Election

Selectmen Take No Action on Marchegiano Club Incident
The Board of Selectmen took no action last month after reviewing a police r

No Make Up Days Scheduled for Mendon Upton Schools
On February 17, The Mendon-Upton School Committee held a special meeting to

Schools Closed as Roofs are Cleared of Snow
Private contractors worked to help clear snow from the roof at Miscoe

Valley Tech Senior Receives Prestigious Scholarship
Dennis Asselin (left), Automotive Technology team leader at Blackston

Mendon Town Election Scheduled for May 17
On May 17, Mendon will hold its Town Election. Offices to be filled and the

Milford Selectmen Endorse United Way Campaign
Selectmen have unanimously endorsed the local United Way’s annual campaig

Reaching Beyond Milford
Bobby Gilmore of Milford pictured with Governor Deval Patrick as both

Mr. Brown Comes to Milford
Wearing one of his campaign trademarks, a brown barn jacket, U.S. Sen

Ebenezer Hayward, A Leader in Banking in the 1800’s
Ebenezer Hayward was a financial innovator in the business of banking. He h

Laughs Help Lighten the Load for Military Families
Magician Peter Vuono and a young volunteer discuss a trick to perform

Selectmen Oppose Holliston Truck Ban
Indicated by the “A,” South St. in Holliston is located off Route

Two Volunteers Needed
United Parish is seeking two leaders for Vacation Bible School (VBS) Summer

Tremblay vs. Snow
“You would think you have arrived when you are the person who’s calling

Warning to Veterans
A number of private groups are contacting veterans and asking for personal

Christina Toala Memorial Scholarship
An Upton attorney is joining the ranks of individuals and businesses that p

Find Yourself Fridays at Milford Youth Center
Youngster at the inaugural Find Yourself Friday sponsored by the Juve

Miscoe Students Participate in Project 351
Kurt Robakiewicz of Upton and Samantha Chu of Mendon participated in

Town Hall Renovations Recommended
After carefully reviewing various options, the Town Hall Renovation Committ

Cub Scouts, Start Your Cars!
The lineup of cars. Good sportsmanship and pride in crafts

Milford School Roofs in Good Condition
With the increased public interest in the condition of school roofs due to

Upton’s New Fire and EMS Chief Bringing Change
Ron Goodale was sworn in on September 20 as Upton’s new Fire and EM

January’s Snowfall: One for the Record Books
The town’s snow dump on Asylum Street is getting full from all of t

Creating a Place to Help those in Need
The Milford Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) has donated a new food stora

Volunteers Needed for Patient Comfort Programs
Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford Regional) is recruiting volunteers

February 28 Special Town Meeting Scheduled in Mendon
A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 28, that wil

Mendon’s Terry Palmer Shines in the Face of Adversity
Mendon Board of Selectmen Administrative Secretary Terry Palmer stan

Budget Process in Early Stages
Following a hotly contested budget process for fiscal year 2011, the Mendon

International Peace
The Milford Lions Club participated in Lion’s International Peace P

Thar She Flows!
On September 22, 2000, the towns of Milford and Hopkinton signed an “Inte

Upton May Divide into Two Voting Precincts
Due to its increase in population over the last decade, Upton Town Clerk Ke

Milford Sewer Department May Probe Mains for Illegal Connections
The Board of Sewer Commissioners is considering buying a special video came

Blackstone Valley Tech Announces Commendation List
Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick has released the following

Upton Men’s Club and Nipmuc Impact Team Collect for Salvation Army
Upton Men’s Club President Frank Aniello and his wife Dana manned a

Nipmuc National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Members of the Nipmuc National Honor Society during the recent indu

Cameron Hopkins, Milford’ Newest Eagle Scout
Cameron B. Hopkins Cameron B. Hopkins of Milford was prese

Strip Club Appeal Court Date Scheduled
Neighboring Mendon isn’t the only town dealing with a court case involvin

MHS Drop Out Rate Discussed
Not just the theme of after school specials, high school dropouts continue

Improving Government is Worth $10,000!
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, together with the non-profit Pione

Local Girl Achieves Dream Victory
Congratulations to Abigail Rapiejko of Upton on achieving her dream.

Milford High SADD Receives Grant
Milford High School SADD members includes: L-R: Alaina Henkel, Julie

DPU Weighs Water Rate, Complaint Settlement
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is weighing two prop

Moore Nominates Milford Resident as Senate Clerk
The Honorable Clerk of the Senate, and Milford resident, William F. W

Food Pantry Donation
The Mendon Food Pantry recently received a generous $750 donation fro

Trash, Recyclables Tonnage Declines
The amount of household waste Milford residents throw out has been on a ste

Deputy Chief Marino Retires Today
Deputy Police Chief Ron Marino After a 36-year career with

Milford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
The new board of officers for the Milford Regional Medical Center (

Mendon Transportation Available
The Mendon Senior Center Van is available for Mendon residents age 60 and o

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures Worth a Thousand Notes
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures Worth a Thousand Notes.

Challenging Times for Milford Hospital
Frank Saba, CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center, Inc. makes a poin

Outside Water Ban Eased
Following December’s heavy rainfall and the amount of snowfall in Decembe

Milford Has Region’s Top Snow Plow Drivers
Milford Highway Department workers William Palmer (left) and James Ch

New Principals Announced at December 20 Meeting
Janice Gallagher was named the new Clough School Principal.

Toys for Tots
The Milord Youth Center held its second annual Toys for Tots drive th

Helping the Milford Food Pantry
In November, Milford Daisy Troop 11369 collected and donated over 10

Valley Tech School Committee Approves Anti-Bullying Plan
Following well-planned and focused committee meetings, public forums, and r

Lake Nipmuc Association Sponsoring Ice Out Contest and Fishing Derby
Standing with Old Man Winter are members of the Lake Nipmuc Associati

Framingham Chapter of DAR Presents Good Citizen Awards
Pictured at the DAR Good Citizens Award are back row, l-: Margaret My

Find Yourself Fridays
The Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG), a program of Wayside Youth & Family Supp

Miscoe Teacher Wayne Phipps Retiring after 44 Years
Retiring Miscoe Hill English Teacher, Wayne Phipps Seventh

Preliminary Cemetery Plans Brought Before Selectmen
Mendon resident Gary Smith began preliminary discussions with the Board of

Upton Looking Into Outsourcing Ambulance Transport Collections
Upton Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief Aaron Goodale wants t

Community Input Sought Regarding School Superintendent Position
Meeting on January 10, the Mendon Upton Regional School District Committee

Meeting Postponed
Due to the dangerous weather conditions forecast for tomorrow night, Friend

Hopedale Declines to Regionalize with Mendon-Upton School District
In a lengthy 24-page report, which was discussed at the January 10 Mendon U

Upton Residents Will See Tax Bills Increase
Upton’s new tax rate has been set and approved for Fiscal Year 2011 at $1

Upton Buys Open Space on Sweetwilliam Farm
Upton voters purchased 60 acres of the Sweetwilliam Farm located on t

Mendon Highway Department Awarded Grant for Emergency Response Trailer
Mendon Highway Surveyor Alan Tetreault stands in front of the Highway

State Sen. Dick Moore Announces S.A.F.E. Grants
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, is pleased to announce on behalf o

Friends of Upton State Forest Clarify Fundraising
The Board of Directors of Friends of Upton State Forest wants our members a

Mendon’s Renaissance Man of the 1800’s
The former home of Dr. John Metcalf located at 3 Hastings St. in Mend

Bridge Building Eagle Project from Troop 132
All the helpers who assisted in building a bridge for Patrick Nigro

Mendon’s George Family: 1815 - 1943
The George Family home at 28 Main St. in Mendon. The Geo

Upton Buys the Farm
By a mere three votes, Upton residents passed an article during a January 1

YES! WE ARE HAVING A SNOWMAN CONTEST
Brody Goding, age 5 stands with the winning snowman from 2010 that

Stacy Works to Make Fundreds of Dollars
Stacy Middle School Art Teacher Patty Salomon, and fifth grade studen

Caring for Seniors at Memorial School
Two Upton senior citizens have their meal served to them at the Memor

Saint Michael’s Women’s Club Sends Gifts to Troops
Enrico and Pat Ghelli delivering the boxes and boxes of Treats for Tr

The Common Language of Music
Mendon resident and Claflin Hill musician Doug Weeks (top row, 2nd fr

Grandparents go to School at Clough
Preschooler Nathan Walsh enjoy time with his grandparents, Christophe

Tools of the Mind Curriculum for Preschoolers
The Mendon Upton Regional School District is holding its preschool enrollme

Stacy Students Attend World Leadership Forum
Alec Salamone (left) and Zack Tamagni of Milford attended the People

Sen. Dick Moore Encourages You to Get a Flu Shot!
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, in the very capable hands of

Seventy Valley Tech Seniors Qualify For State Honor
Seventy members of the Class of 2011 at Blackstone Valley Regional Vo

The New Year Brings the New St. Gabriel’s Parish
Construction of St. Gabriel’s Parish will continue through the wint

Local Businessman Creates Holiday Display at South Station
Mendon’s Eric Peterson of Eric Peterson Landscaping stands in front

Upton Men's Club Rings the Bell for Salvation Army
Upton Men's Club Rings the Bell for Salvation Army. On the Saturday bef

God and Country Program Offered at United Parish
God and Country Program Offered at United Parish All youth in 1st throug

Great Results from Holiday Food Drive
WMRC's Frank Peterson, WMRC's Dickie Ferrucci, President of the Daily

Discovery Hike on January 9, 2011
Press Release December 21, 2010 Join us for a Discovery Hike on January

Toys for Tots Success...Thanks.
Mendon Photo: Members of the Murphy Insurance Mendon Office Staff s

The New Miracle of Chanukah, Fire on Ice
The Chabad Center at 34 Cedar Street (Route 85) in Milford celebrated

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