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The Town Crier is on Vacation
Thanks for all your support over the years. We are on vacation through the

Upton’s First Night, Something for Everyone
Upton is planning to ring in 2014 with style and organizers of the town’s

Milford Holiday Services
Milford Holiday Services First Congregational Church of Milford 4 Congres

Upton/Mendon Holiday Services
Upton/Mendon Holiday Services Bethany Community Church 15 Cape Road, Mend

One Little Girl Makes Sure Her Sister’s Memory Lives On
Seven-year-old Hannah Murphy (left) from Milford and her cousin Natal

Local Food Pantries Looking for Donations After Holiday Season Too
Each year around the holidays, Food Pantry volunteers welcome with open arm

A Magical Christmas
Students at King Dance Academy in Milford will be seen on ABC-TV Chri

Upton Voters Reject Temporary Medical Marijuana Moratorium
Residents of Upton voted down a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana t

Library’s Mitten Tree Program a Warm Welcome for Many
In this 2011 photo, the decorated Mitten Tree in the Milford Town Lib

Hiring Town Administrator in the Works after Special Town Meeting Votes
Mendon is well on its way to hiring a new Town Administrator after resident

Fiscal Year 2014 Property Tax Rates Set
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has certified the town’s Fiscal Y

Special Help for Special Olympians
Nipmuc Regional High School Life Skills Teacher and head of the Speci

Mendon Votes Down Cumberland Farms Easement on North Ave
By a majority vote, Mendon voters said no to allowing an easement on North

Mendon’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: Celebrating 20 Years
Santa will be on hand at the Mendon Tree Lighting on Friday, December

Mendon and Upton See Big CPA Matches from State
Mendon’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) received some great news

Planners Favorable on Fortune Blvd. Medical Marijuana Center
By a 2-1 vote, the Planning Board decided to give the Zoning Board of Appea

Milford’s Santa Claus Parade Brings Out Many Traditions
Fire trucks, like these from Milford, will be decorated in holiday fi

Upton Men’s Club and Police Department Fund Portable Radios for Schools
(L-R) Upton Men’s Club representatives Brad Didio and Bob Drainvil

Breathing Secrets, Based on Ancient Indonesian Practices Free Tomorrow Only
Free Tomorrow Only Breathing Secrets, Based on Ancient Indonesian Practi

Scouting for Food is a Tradition in Mendon
Scouts from Troops 1 and 44, Pack 1 Cub Scouts, and other volunteers

Over $430,000 in Requests at the Mendon Special Town Meeting
Mendon voters will act on 43 articles on the November 19 Special Town Meeti

Two Nights of Twelfth Night at Milford High
Milford High School Theater Workshop members rehearse a scene from th

Honoring Those Who Served by Giving Back
Nipmuc High School students gather at the school on November 11 befor

Milford Says “No Dice” to Casino
By a 65 percent to 35 percent margin, Milford voters this past Tuesday gav

Library and Recreation Commission Projects on Upton Town Meeting Warrant
The Upton Board of Selectmen has called for a Special Town Meeting schedule

Mendon CPA Article Seeking to Purchase 97 Acres of Land
The Community Preservation Committee is sponsoring five articles on the Nov

Celebrating 100 Years for Temple Beth Shalom
Rabbi Sol Goodman spoke at the 100th Anniversary Celebration for Temp

Clough Art Teacher Named Exceptional New Art Educator
Clough Elementary School Art Teacher Alexis Kornblum (left) was named

Easement Considered on Mendon Town Meeting Warrant
An article has been placed on the November 19 Mendon Special Town Meeting w

School Committee Explores Establishing a Self-Evaluation Process
The Milford School Committee is exploring the possibility of establishing a

Mixed MCAS Results for Mendon Upton
The Mendon Upton Regional School District’s 2013 MCAS results included bo

Paul E. Curran–Photojournalist, Historian, Columnist, and now Author
Some people can tell stories and others cannot. Paul E. Curran is one of th

Casino Referendum Vote November 19
Milford’s voters will go to the polls 11 days from today to decide whethe

Opening Up Doors through the Pages of a Book
First grade Memorial Elementary student Andrew Borst receives his new

Nearly 150 Tour New Water Treatment Plant
Neil Callahan of R.H. White Construction Co. (left) shows Bill Sanbor

Blackstone Valley Tech Celebrates Homecoming 2013
“Hype men” Michael Harris McGee (left) of Millville and James Con

Upton Town Library Seeking Funds for Mold Problem
An article on Upton’s November 19 Special Town Meeting is seeking $20,000

Updated Capital Improvement Plan Presented to School Committee
Milford Public Schools Facilities Manager Rob Quinn presented an update on

Mendon’s Bond Rating Improves
It was reported at a Mendon Board of Selectmen’s meeting that the town’

Selectmen Put National Grid Rep on “Hot Seat”
One of the double utility poles located throughout Milford

A Slam Dunk for Mendon Upton Schools
The MURSD All Stars faced off against the Harlem Wizards in a fun fam

Mendon Selectmen Sign Contract with Hiring Firm
The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed to sign a contract with Municipal

Opening Up Doors through the Pages of a Book
First grade Memorial Elementary student Andrew Borst receives his new

Changes Recommended for Route 140 Intersection
This chart from the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

Milford Scouting for Food Drive Hoping for More Donations
Scouting for Food Coordinator Leslie Jacobs is hoping this year’s food dr

Town Meeting Supports Appointing Town Treasurer
Milford Town Meeting Members spent a little over two hours this past Monday

Milford High School Hosts 1st Annual Homecoming
Alumni, students, and family members watch a Varsity Volleyball game

Mendon Upton Superintendent Presents Annual Plan
Superintendent of the Mendon Upton Regional School System, Dr. Joseph Marus

Mendon Police Station Completes Another Critical Phase
Photo: Volunteers lay piping for the new Mendon Police Station.

New Hope of Milford Brings Hope to Domestic Violence Victims
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Hope office in Milford at 291

Milford Community Parishes Dishing Out Meals to Hungry People
Volunteers from the St. Vincent DePaul Committee of St. Mary’s dish

Finance Committee Reviews Tentative Articles for Town Meeting
According to Schofield, the town currently has approximately $177,000

District Begins Discussion to Lower Athletic Fees
The athletic fees at Nipmuc High School were discussed during the October 7

Tremblay Updates Committee on Hospitality Management Program
An initial assembly with this year’s 10th grade students will be he

Upton Town Hall Committee Updates Selectmen
Renovations to the Upton Town Hall are progressing. This photo shows

Casino Supporters Have Their Say
Citizens for Milford’s Future Founder Michael Kaplan speaks at a pr

Upton Selectmen Extend Gravel Permit Additional 30 Days
The Board of Selectmen extended the South Street Realty Trust gravel permit

Foxwoods Requests December 9 Special Town Meeting for Zoning Change
Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC has requested that December 9 be the date for

Dr. Carl DiGregorio Named “Plains Man of the Year”
Dr. Carl DiGregorio is the 2013 “Plains Man of the Year”

Mendon Upton Multi Board Sets Money Saving Goals
Mendon Board of Selectmen Member Mike Goddard also suggested that the

February Town Meeting Eyed for $60 Million Woodland School Vote
A rendering of the site plan for the proposed Woodland School constru

Bicyclists and Drivers: Understanding the Rules of the Road
With the recent wave of fatal accidents involving bicyclists and drivers, l

Upton Board Hears Concerns Over Goss Pond Trail
During a September 17 meeting, Upton’s Land Stewardship Committee Chair M

Mendon Selectmen Discuss Easement for Possible Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms is looking to build gas station and convenience stor

New Milford High School Guidance Director is introduced
The new Milford High School Guidance Director Matthew Baione outlined his g

First Night Planners Share Details with Selectmen
During a September 17 meeting, the Board of Selectmen heard details concern

Casino-Free Milford Issues “Call to Action” on Referendum
Stacks of anti-casino signs were handed out at Casino-Free Milford’

Upton Historical Commission Community Partnerships
Shown in front of the newly completed shed in the Upton Heritage Park

Hospital Expansion Going Through Permit Process
Local engineers Guerriere & Halnon, Inc. prepared this site plan show

The Mendon Town Forest
An aerial view of the Mendon Town Forest off Millville Road. Google M

Opposition Voiced to Changing Trash Pick-up for Multi-Family Houses
Both the town’s Health Department and the Board of Health have received c

How Much Would the Casino Reduce My Property Taxes?
“How much will my taxes go down?” That’s one of the most common quest

Water Company Responds to Buy-out Suggestion
The Milford Water Company’s response to a discussion at the Board of Sele

Mendon Upton Schools to Pilot New Assessment Testing
The Mendon Upton Regional School District has been selected as a pilot dist

Buckley Criticizes Host Community Agreement
Before casting a series of “no” votes on September 9 on the proposed ho

Welcoming Milford Group; a Welcome to Many
It’s not easy acclimating to a new community. However, imagine the diffic

Possible Rabid Fox Charges at Mendon Officer
A Mendon policeman is receiving a series of Tetanus shots as a precaution a

Mendon Upton Schools to Pilot New Assessment Testing
The Mendon Upton Regional School District has been selected as a pilot dist

Consultant Adds to Casino Sewer Impact Study
Tata & Howard Inc.’s examination of the town’s sewage system show

Upton Celebrates Third Well Field
Upton Board of Selectmen from the left: Ken Picard, James Brochu, an

Ammendolia Honored as Mendon Senior of the Year
Mike Ammendolia was named Mendon’s Senior of the Year.

Sewer Use Rates Unchanged for Fifth Consecutive Year
The Board of Sewer Commissioners voted unanimously last month to leave sewe

Architect Picked for Youth Center Renovations
The Board of Selectmen has approved hiring an architect to perform design a

Selectmen Vote to Finalize Casino Host Community Agreement
Foxwoods Massachusetts provided this architectural rendering of its f

Higher Water Bills Starting This Month
The net result of the state Department of Public Utility’s (DPU) August 3

Red Rock Triathlon Challenge Another Huge Success
Upton Board of Selectmen from the left James Brochu, Robert Fleming,

Upton’s Capital Improvement Project Discussed
During an August 20 meeting, the Upton Board of Selectmen reviewed a prelim

Scioli’s Pizza Bar closing hours restored
Selectmen voted on August 5 to restore the regular closing hours for Scioli

High grades for Superintendent on performance review
Superintendent of the Mendon Upton Regional School District Dr. Joseph Maru

Selectmen Open to Expanding Solar Energy Commitment
The Board of Selectmen agreed at its August 5 meeting to review a proposal

Back to school for Mendon Upton students
Students board bus M9 headed to Clough Elementary School on August 27

Support for one gambling venue from one Chamber of Commerce
Two gambling venues are being proposed for southern section of Central Mass

Casino Plans, Host Agreement Changing
“I want Everett money,” declared Milford Selectmen Chairman William Bu

How Much Water Can Echo Lake Hold?
A “bathymetric survey” of Echo Lake conducted this summer fund th

New Trash Pick-up System May Soon Debut
The Board of Health is studying a proposal from Republic Services – the f

Been There, Done That
A group of incoming freshmen are given a tour of the building by volu

Casino host agreement: a work in process
Keeping its vow of making the process of reviewing the resort casino propos

Youngsters “round up” support for local food pantries
Children and volunteers pose in front of the altar at St. Gabriel’s

Youth Center Open House
Join us for our first Open House on Wednesday, August 28th from 6-7 PM at t

Milford H.S. ranked in top 50 Massachusetts high schools
When you do well, you like to spread the news. To that end, Milford High S

Upton Police join Mendon and other towns with Tasers
It’s been nearly a month since members of the Upton Police were equipped

Ammendolia named Mendon Senior Citizen of the Year
Mike Ammendolia It’s been nearly 30 years since Mike Amm

She’s Too Young to Retire
Georgia Deane (“Miss Georgia”), owner of the Deane School of Danc

Susan Clark Named New Senior Center Director
Sue Clark is the new director of the Ruth Anne Bleakney Senior Center

Macchi Joins New MHS Administrative Team
Former Middle School East teacher, Brian Macchi, is the new Assistant

Skipping with the champs!
Boggs and Mancuso (center) show the Miscoe Hill Skippers correct doub

Guidance Issue/Memorial Ratio Addressed
Board Asks Tremblay to “Keep An Eye” On Guidance Issue After receivi

A wonderful day to be Portuguese!
Members of the Escola Portuguesa de Milford Clube de Instrucao e Recr

Borges Installed as 53rd “Mayor” of Prospect Heights
Manny Borges was officially inaugurated as the 53rd “Mayor” of

Tremblay receives high marks from School Committee
It was a very good year for Superintendent of Schools Robert Tremblay. That

New Director of Curriculum gives Progress Report
The School Committee, at the July 18 meeting, was presented with a detailed

Digging into imagination with clay
Children learned to make a clay pinch pot at a demonstration by Pied

Selectmen discuss casino foes’ recommendations
Members of Casino-Free Milford met with the Board of Selectmen on July 8 to

Selectmen meet with Foxwoods’ officials
After listening to members of Casino-Free Milford discuss their opposition

“King of the Konk”
On July 17 George “Tucker” Summers was inducted into the “Wall

Increased School Aid May Equals a Town Administrator in Mendon
Mendon may be half way to funding a Town Administrator’s position. Thanks

Upton and Mendon Residents Named Best in the Nation
Valley Tech senior Anthony Collari of Upton (front row, center) was a

Marcus Aldrich and Mendon’s Founders’ Park
A view of Founders Park which was the site of Mendon’s first three

Back to School Backpack Signups The Salvation Army 29 Congress St Milfor

Army Corps Moves Casino Location
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerns over protecting aquatic life in

Selectmen Waive Permit Fees for Woodland Project
In a brief meeting held on June 27, Selectmen Chairman William Buckley and

Selectmen Visit Neighborhoods Near Proposed Casino
Selectman Chair William Buckley (left, in dark shirt) and Selectman B

Jenrich Helping Library Turn a Page
Andrew Jenrich was named the new Taft Public Library Director.

Student/Teacher Ratio at Memorial Questioned
Meghan Hornberger, parent of a Milford student about to enter first g

Zoning Board Puts Conditions on Quarrying
The entrance to the Milford Stone Company’s quarrying operations on

Mendon Town Meeting Approves Tranfers
It appears 25 was the magic number during a STM meeting in Mendon. With a t

Complaints Heard On Fundraising Notices
At a recent meeting of the Milford School Committee, Board member, Donald Q

Final Water Rate Hike Request Arguments Filed with DPU
Final legal arguments were filed this month with the state Department of Pu

Spelling Bee Español
Sixth Grade Miscoe Hill student Kealani Peters spells a word in Spani

Young Poets Present Works at Barnes & Noble Slam
Red Cluster sixth-grade student, Joel Anderson, holds a copy of his

Mendon Continues to Deliberate Position’s Funding
Once again, funding a Town Administrator’s position was a topic of discus

Preschool Director Identifies Challenges
In a presentation to the Milford School Committee, at a recent meeting, Shi

Upton Forming New Green Committee
The Upton Board of Selectmen are moving forward with seeking a Green Commun

Manny Borges is Mayor-Elect of Prospect Heights
Incumbent Mayor Steve Gulino (left) welcomes Manny Borges of Stony Br

Nipmuc Receives Grant to Offer New STEM Pilot Program
During the June 17 Mendon Upton Regional School Committee Meeting, Nipmuc H

Summary of Annual Town Meeting Actions
Here is a summary of actions taken by Town Meeting Members at the May 20 A

Series of July Forums Planned on Casino Impacts Foxwoods Massachusett

Mendon Community Pitching in to Keep New Library Project Moving
Owner and broker of Mendon’s Millenium Realty Judy Leonelli, second

Mendon Special Town Meeting Scheduled for June 27
A 16-article warrant has been finalized and signed by the Mendon Board of S

A Little Spring Music
Fifth grade students in the Miscoe Hill Chorus performed at the June

Selectmen Look at Treasurer, Collector Replacements
The Board of Selectmen plans to look at the question of how to best fill tw

Upton Town Hall Move Slated for June 21
Upton residents in need of Town Hall services will now be traveling to the

Marathon Response Detailed at Firefighters’ Memorial
Boston Firefighter Edward Kelly spoke of the first response to the Ma

New Water Treatment Facility in Operation
Manager David Condrey shows one of the computer-control panels in the

Foxwoods Unveils Casino Plans
Before hundreds of people gathered in the Milford High School auditorium, r

De Zutter New School Committee Chairman
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee held their annual Organizational

The MHS Class of 2013 Finds Their Way
Tossing their mortarboards into the air, the Milford High School Clas

Banach New Milford High School Principal
Assistant Principal Carolyn (Carrie) Banach. Contributed photo

The Upton Board of Health wishes to advise residents in Upton that we h

A Stunning Display of Artwork at the 2013 Nipmuc Fine Arts Festival
Nipmuc High School Senior Shannon O’Brien wins Best of Show at th

Milford Rotary Summer Swim Program
Registration for the Milford Rotary clubs annual RED CROSS swim program w

True to Themselves, 182 Graduate from Nipmuc
It was a mix of emotions as the 182 students who made up the Nipmuc R

270 Graduate from Valley Tech
All smiles at the Valley Tech Senior Award night are officers from th

Mendon and Upton Honor Their War Dead on Memorial Day
Memorial Day in Mendon The Town of Mendon held its annual Memorial

Mendon-Upton Multi Board Discuss Education Funding
Members of the Multi Board group met on May 29 to discuss the new 5-year St

Move From Block Schedule Impacts MHS Policies
In a presentation to the School Committee at the May 9 meeting, Milford Hig

Dress Code Enforcement Concerns School Committee
A presentation on handbook revisions and school improvement plans was

Selectmen Set Timeline for New Senior Center Director
The Board of Selectmen hoped to appoint a new Senior Center director by ear

Salvation Army Fundraiser Supports “Milford Strong”
Each year, Memorial Day observances offer an opportunity to pay tribute to

Ancient Greek Comedies to Benefit Boston One
The Miscoe Hill Youth Theater brought ancient Greek mythology to life in th

Trinity Episcopal Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary
The current Trinity Episcopal church building at the corner of Congre

Three Races to Be Determined in Mendon on May 14
May 14 is the Mendon Town Election and three races will be decided on that

Surface Transportation Board Denies Upton Petitioners Discovery
The Upton residents who filed a petition seeking a Declaratory Order from t

Voters at ATM Support Upton Town Hall Renovations
Upton’s Town Hall will undergo a $6.5 million renovation following

United Way Pleased with Youth Center Progress
The United Way of Tri County gave the Milford Youth Center a vote of confid

Arbor Day Activities Recognize an A-OK Guy, Dick Grady
Second Grade Clough Elementary Student Julia Mistretta acts as one of

Budget, By-laws Await Town Meeting Action on May 20
The $84.4-million Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget and several proposed by

Three Races to Be Determined in Mendon on May 14
May 14 is the Mendon Town Election and three races will be decided on that

Officers Honored at Annual Police Memorial
Officer Brian Cahill and Officer Robert Pavia were each recognized wi

Five Articles Seeking CPA Funding in Upton
Out of the 35 articles on Upton’s May 9 Annual Town Meeting, five article

Auger Wins and Milford Election Results
Incumbent Barbara Auger easily won re-election as Town Treasurer and newcom

Upton Budget Shows 1.8% Operating Increase
A draft of Upton’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget is showing a slight overall op

Upton Town Meeting Asking for Building Improvements and Capital Purchases
Improvements to both the Upton Police Station and the Upton Town Library ar

Youth Center Repairs Supported by Selectmen
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on April 8 to support Chairman Bri

Final Phase of Route 16 Reconstruction Underway
Federal, state and local officials gathered on Main Street (Route 16)

Selectmen Not Impressed by Foxwoods’ Presentation
The Milford Board of Selectmen was expecting specifics on April 8, but inst

Development Eyed for Beginning of Main Street
The beginning of Main Street could soon be altered once these buildin

CPA Funding Requests and Overrides on Mendon Warrant
On May 3, Mendon residents will be asked to vote on an array of money artic

Mendon Voters Face Two Overrides and Debt Exclusion
Funding a Town Coordinator’s position, a mosquito control program, and a

Mendon’s Finance Committee Presenting $14.5 Million Budget
Mendon’s Finance Committee has been putting the final touches on the town

Woodland Project Impacts District’s Capital Improvement Plans
In a report presented to the School Committee by Assistant Superintendent o

Mendon and Upton to Consider Electricity Program at May Town Meetings
Both Mendon and Upton Board of Selectmen have placed an article on their re

Races Set for State Primary and Upton Town Election
On April 30, residents of the Commonwealth will take their first steps towa

Celozzi Bids Farewell After 39 Years
Milford Town Administrator Louis Celozzi retired recently after servi

State Senator Michael Moore Sends Letter to Surface Transportation Board
In an effort to help some Upton residents be heard, State Senator Michael M

Architectural Firm Named For Woodland Project
School Committee Chairman, Patrick Holland recently provided the Board with

Mendon Voters Approve $128,000 in Transfers
Mendon residents approved $127,536.98 worth of articles at the March 19 Spe

Nunes Says Foxwoods Ousted Him from Casino Pitch
Just four days before FXC Massachusetts LLC – driven by the Foxwoods Reso

Foxwoods Taking Lead in Casino Proposal
FCX Massachusetts LLC – a company controlled by the Foxwoods Resort Casin

Mendon Cannot Act on Defeated Zoning By-Law for Three Years
Mendon residents voted down Article 17, Uses of Land and Structures, at the

Write-Ins will Decide Two Seats in Upton
It looks like two write in campaigns in Upton will decide who will sit on t

Milford Special Olympians Recognized by Board
Members of the Milford Special Olympics Basketball teams, along with

Upton Wastewater/Water Increases
The Upton Board of Selectmen reluctantly, but unanimously, agreed to increa

Mendon Resident Running for Cancer Research
On April 15, Lisa Ruggiero from Mendon will be running in the 117th Boston

Valley Tech Robotics Team Piques Interest of National Companies
Members of the BVT Team 61 Robotics Team at BAE Regional Tournament.

Three Races in Mendon’s Town Election
Mendon residents will have three races to decide during the May 14 Annual T

Traveling the World, Family by Family
First Grade Memorial Elementary School student Matthew Xu displays hi

Mendon Tax Bills Due May 1
Mendon residents are reminded that the 4th quarter real estate and personal

Sharing Fairytales in Spanish
Nipmuc High School tenth-grade student Sammy Brower reads to Jacob Se

Assessors’ Visits in Mendon
The Mendon Board of Assessors wishes to remind all Mendon residents and com

Mendon’s Motor Vehicle Excise Bills Processed
The Tax Collector and Assessor’s Office wishes to advise all motor vehicl

Milford Rotary to Host 7th Annual Wine, Craft Beer and Food Tasting Event.
Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy a great night with family and fr

Brookside Offers Morning “Stress-reliever” Exercise Program
Brookside Elementary Physical Education teacher, Dianne Pinto, create

Happy 90th Birthday Bea Schofield
Bea Schofield, center, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, gre

Thanks to Yanks Family Magic Show
Residents of all ages enjoyed the free family magic show featuring To

A Tropical Interlude at Blackstone Valley Tech
A Hawaiian Luau was the theme of the Blackstone Valley Tech Superinte

Grant and Award Among Good News at School Committee Meeting
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee received multiple pieces of “g

How Do Milford’s Property Tax Bills Compare?
Each year, Assessor Administrator Priscilla Hogan uses state Departme

Selectmen Hire Chicago Law Firm to Assist in Casino Review
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on March 4 to hire the Chicago law

Water Company Rate of Return Too High
Two experts hired by the town to assist its argument against the Milford Wa

MHS Training Exercise Simulates Armed-Intruder Scenario
A hooded, armed-intruder makes his way into Milford High School. The

Common Core State Standards Overview
An overview of the new Common Core State Standards and what they will mean

Two School Committee Members Not Seeking Re-election
Two members of the Mendon Upton Regional School Committee have announced th

Selectman Interviewing Casino Legal Advisors
The Board of Selectmen was scheduled this week to interview the Chicago law

Generating Interest in Tech Careers
Students in Jason Morley’s sixth-grade math class at Stacy Middle S

Electronic Access for Parents Being Piloted at Miscoe Hill
Miscoe Hill School is currently piloting a new system for parents to receiv

And Now ... H-e-e-r-r-e-’s R.J.
On the set of the Milford TV show Talk Show With R.J. Sheedy, which p

Kevin Meehan Honored by Ford
Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford Motor Company Board of Directo

Villani Named New Town Administrator
Newly appointed Town Administrator Richard Villani is pictured during

Controversial Training Exercise Set for MHS
It’s received both kudos and complaints, but the Milford School Committee

Helping the Mendon Senior Center
A variety of activities are now going on to help support the Mendon Senior

Hawkes Says New Position is a Perfect Fit
Mendon’s new Town Treasurer/Collector Linda Hawkes. Lind

Upton Recipient of Community Innovative Grant Funding
Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Sh

Town Election Changed to Special State Primary Date
Milford’s Town Election is being moved from April 2 to coincide with the

March 19 Mendon Special Town Meeting to Vote on Five Bylaws
The Mendon Board of Selectmen has called for a Special Town Meeting to take

McElreath Again Seeking Town Clerk’s Office
Upton Town Clerk Kelly McElreath is again running for the Town Clerk’s of

Newcomers Taking Out Nomination Papers in Mendon
An interesting Town Election could be shaping up in Mendon as a few newcome

Selectmen Approve Updated Police “Rules and Regulations”
The Board of Selectmen this month unanimously approved a set of revised “

Upton Ponders Changes to Cemetery Responsibilities
Members of Upton’s Cemetery Commission came before the Board of Selectmen

Community Development Office Moving on March 1
To save money, the town’s Community Development department will re-locate

The Ripple Effect – Bringing Service to the Community
Miscoe Hill School students taking part in Project 351, a statewide v

Woodland Project Manager Meets With Board
The School Committee was introduced to a Jeff Luxenburg, a representative f

77 Registered Sex Offenders in Milford
Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin says there are 77 registered sex offenders

2013 Upton Scout’s Pinewood Derby
Members of Upton Pack 132 look over the competition during the 2013

Leading with Their Hearts
Clough Elementary School fourth grade students Jacob Newton, Ethan Le

Q&A With David Nunes on his Casino Proposal
Editor’s Note: David Nunes announced earlier this month that Foxwoods Res

Two Races in April 2 Town Election
With the deadline to submit nomination papers for the April 2 Milford Town

New Mendon Library Building Committee Gets to Work
It’s been approximately three months since Mendon residents voted to supp

Central District Festival Musicians
Pictured left to right are the Nimpuc Regional High School students w

They’ve Got Talent!
Miscoe Hill students Kyle Bernero, Nick Anderson, and Kevin Konieczny

Moment of Silence for Paul Seaver
The passing of Milford resident and former Milford High athletic coach Paul

Holy Angels Church Maybe Temporary Upton Town Hall
After hearing a number of parents voice strong concerns about Upton Town Ha

Grant Will Expand Van’s Transportation Services
In this April 2012 officials are shown with Mendon’s new Senior Van

Mendon Town Election Season Begins
There may be snow on the ground, but it won’t be long before Mendon’s a

Upton Town Election to Coincide with Senate Primary
The Upton Board of Selectmen unanimously approved to change the date of the

U.S. Rep. Kennedy Meets Businesses in Milford
Joseph Kennedy III, newly elected to the state’s Fourth Congression

Mendon and Upton Discuss Possibility of Shared Services
The Mendon and Upton Boards of Selectmen began some preliminary dialogue ab

Milford’s Hollywood Connection
Executive Producer of Beyond Scared Straight, Paul J. Coyne (MHS ‘8

Wind and Snow Made NEMO A February Storm to Remember
Upton’s Meadow Estates Gang helps John Mazzone clean up after Nemo

Six Illegal Apartments Discovered During Inspections
Focusing on “periodic inspection” of multi-family dwellings as required

Selectmen Discuss A Possible Water Source for Mendon
Miscoe Springs Bottling Plant After hearing some buzz that

Upton Selectmen Hear Budget Requests for Next Fiscal Year
A number of department heads came before the Upton Board of Selectmen durin

EPA Readying Revised Stormwater Management Regulations
It’s been more than 18 months since the federal Environmental Protection

Mendon Resident Celebrates 100 Years of Living
Mendon resident John Cappa celebrated his 100 birthday at the Senior

DECA en Español
Nipmuc High School students Marissa Camden and Kimberly Garabedian pr

Developing a Global Perspective at the Model UN
BVT students visited the Sterling Library at Yale University. The lib

Milford “Wednesday’s Child” Raises Awareness For Adoption Program
Milford’s Al Spittler was one of the first children featured on Wed

Court Backs Selectmen in Scioli Case
A Worcester Superior Court judge has ruled that the Milford Board of Select

AG’s Experts to Cost Water Users at Least $150,000
On November 14, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office an

Making Free Groceries a Reality
Extreme couponer, Elizabeth Lahens, will share her expertise with loc

One Race So Far in Town Election
As of February 1, there was only one contested race in the April 2 Milford

Parents Worried about Town Hall Relocation to Memorial School
Numerous Memorial Elementary School parents came out to the January 28 Mend

Upton Officials Addressing Security Concerns Regarding Town Hall Move
In May, Upton residents will decide whether or not to support the last fund

Updates on Upton Town Hall Renovation Project
Selectmen were recently updated on the planned renovation of Upton’

Mendon Selectmen Ponder Override to Fund Town Coordinator/Administrator Position
How to fund a Town Administrator/Coordinator’s position was a topic of co

Thirty-eight Inducted into National Honor Society
Thirty-eight Nipmuc Regional High School students are inducted into t

Proposed FY14 School Budget to Increase by 2.06 Percent
Mendon Upton Regional School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Maruszczak gave a de

Milford Selectmen Sign Solar Energy Contract
The Board of Selectmen voted on January 7 to enter into a five-year deal wi

Three Dimensional Math
Nipmuc High School sophomores Melissa Wojnowski and Matt DeVane (left

Another Very Good Year for Milford Hospital
This architectural rendering shows the two-story, 60,000 square foot

Hospital Honors Two Trustees
Albert Crimaldi, MD, PhD, FACG Although 2012 was a very go

Railroad Activity Uninterrupted While Awaiting Propane Ruling
The Grafton Upton Railroad’s every day operations continue on despite it

Six to be Interviewed for Town Administrator’s Post
Six people – including four from Milford – will be interviewed by the B

Greenleaf Garden Club - Junior Gardeners Program
Shown are, l-r, Jake Kutz, Laiha Syed, Brenda Azevedo, and Jacob Whit

MUEF Rolls Out the Second Phase of 2012-13 Community Appeal
The Mendon Upton Education Foundation (MUEF) is looking towards the future

Dispelling Winter’s Chill with Music
Fifth grade students in the Miscoe Hill Chorus perform at the January

Buckley: Let’s Look at Town Buying Water Company
Selectmen William Buckley told his two colleagues on January 7 that the tow

Felices Fiestas! from the Spanish Immersion Students
Students in Clough’s Spanish Immersion Program put on a holiday con

Understanding the Meaning of Kindness
Clough Elementary School Second Grade Teacher Lauren St. Pierre (far

Resort Casino Application Submitted for Milford
The resort casino proposed for Milford would be built on the northbou

Ensuring a Great Bedtime for 145 Youngsters
Miscoe Hill School 5th Grade Teachers Dan Rogers and Lauren Lajoie wi

Eagle Scout Project Will Map Upton Veterans’ Graves
The Upton Board of Selectmen gave their blessing to Troop 132’s Tony Arri

Sharing their Art with the Community
Fourth Grade Clough Student Jared Heather stands next to his masterpi

Milford TV Grand Opening
Hundreds of people attended Milford TV’s grand opening on January 1

Mendon Board Discusses Shared Services
The Mendon Board of Selectmen called together a few department heads to dis

Upton FD Niagara #2 Fight for Air Team Preps for Stair Climb Challenge
Shown are, l-r,FF/EMT Shaun Marchand, Ken Ofria, FF/EMT Zack Ward, FF

Town Election Nomination Papers Available Until February 8
Nomination papers for any candidate interested in running in the April 2, 2

DPU Will Not Decide Water Rate Hike Until After Mid-June
The state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has published a procedural s

New Mendon Library Building Committee Formed
During a January 7 meeting, the Mendon Board of Selectmen appointed a newly

Arnold Awarded the National Association of State Park Directors 2012 President’s Award
Ellen Arnold (center), co-founder of the Friends of Upton State Fores

Mendon Receives LAND Grant to Purchase Nearly 100 Acres
Mendon town officials received some good news when it was announced the tow

No Students Hurt in Bus Accident
A traffic accident in Upton involving a school bus transporting students fr

A Mendon Hero Comes Home for Christmas
Mike LeBow of Mendon served a nine-month combat tour in Afghanistan.

Kindergarten Information Night and Registration
Parents of children starting kindergarten in the Mendon Upton Regional Scho

United Parish Preschool Receives High Marks
Sandy Leacu, Director of United Parish’s Christian Preschool, sits

Valley Tech Students Hit High Mark
Members of the Valley Tech staff join 84 seniors who were recently no

Open Seat on Mendon Finance Committee
The Mendon Finance Committee is looking to fill an open seat after the rece

Thanks to Yanks Presents Free Family Magic Show
Michael Shain, founder and chairperson of Thanks to Yanks, is pleased to an

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
At a recent gathering after a successful winter choral concert by the

Donna Batta of Mansfield, wife of Jeff Batta who owns Milford Nissan in Mil

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! It’s Off to Clough We Go for the Fairy Tale Ball
Clough Elementary School second grade students wait on stage to perfo

Farmer Says Nutritious Crops Start with Dirt
Farmer Dan Kittredge is spreading the word about the importance of gr

Town’s Lawyer Explains Impacts of Proposed Water Rate Hike
Town Counsel Gerald Moody briefed the Board of Selectmen on December 3 abou

Benefits of Senior Center’s Exercise Program is Multi-Faceted
Mendon Senior Center Director Amy Wilson Kent wants her patrons to know tha

Help Needed to Spread the Word Regarding Addiction
Nipmuc High School junior Karlie Jango and senior Korie Gill are on a missi

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