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O Christmas Tree! How Lovely Are Your Branches
Hundreds of Milfordians turned out for the second annual Christmas

Local Food Pantries Provide Help During Holidays
Local Food Pantries Provide Help During Holidays The following local foo

Salvation Army on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
Major David Irwin of the Salvation Army’s Milford Corps Community Center

Milford Getting Ready to Welcome Ol’ Saint Nick
The Milford Department of Public Works plow was decked out for the an

Alternatives Colleagues Help Put Out Garage Fire
L to R: Alternatives colleagues Jen Rosati and Alexis Morin’s quick

Board Clarifies Comments on “Eminent Domain”
Two members of the Board of Selectmen this month clarified comments made at

Food Pantries Make Sure Everyone Celebrates Thanksgiving
While many of us sit down on November 24 to enjoy a delicious meal of turke

A Different Kind of Donation Drive
Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. (BSTRA), a local 50l(c)(3) nonprof

Salvation Army Begins Annual “Red Kettle” Campaign
Harry Bean helped kick off this year’s Red Kettle campaign.

Scouting for Food Donations to be Picked Up Saturday
Residents are reminded that this Saturday, November 12, Scouts throughout t

Murray Wins State Representative Seat
Milford Selectman Brian Murray is the new state representative for the resi

Milford Election Results
To download a spreadsheet of the Milford Election Results 2016 MHS Theater Presents Our Town November 18-20
The Milford High School Theater Workshop is putting on Our Town on

Cute Not Scary Halloween at the Library
Brendon Brodt (4) is all smiles during Tuesday’s Halloween Costume

Voters Pick New President, State Rep. on November 8
Milford voters will be choosing a new President and a new State representat

Taxation Aid Committee Provides Selectmen Update
Members of the Taxation Aid Committee, Aleina Brugos, Dick Skinner, and Lin

Town Meeting Members Spend $9.6 Million in 90 Minutes
Town Meeting Members sped through a 37-aticle Special Town Meeting warrant

Special Town Meeting Features Humor and Strange Question
This past Monday night’s Special Town Meeting offered Town Meeting Member

Former Public Safety Director Horn Resigning November 1
Mendon’s Public Safety Director Ernest Horn is retiring effective Novembe

Selectmen Discuss Hiring Process for New Fire Chief
During an October 8 meeting, the Mendon Board of Selectmen began the proces

Al Sanclemente Named “Plains Man of the Year”
Alphonse Sanclemente was chosen as the 35th Plains “Man of the Year

Selectmen Approve Special Town Meeting Warrant
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on September 19 to approve a 37-ar

Biagetti Featured on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
Sandra Biagetti, candidate for state representative, will be the featured g

Biagetti Featured on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
Sandra Biagetti, candidate for state representative, will be the featured g

State Representative Candidates Forum on October 20
Democratic Party candidate Brian Murray and Republican Party candidate Sand

New Law Allows Early Voting in November
For the very first time, all Massachusetts registered voters will be allowe

Selectmen Discuss Warrant Articles
The Board of Selectmen talked about potential warrant articles for next mon

Business Park Rezoning Request Moves Forward
The Planning Board this month saw a final version of a proposed Zoning By-l

Milford High School Needs More Space
Milford High School could use more space. That was the message delivered

New Signs Remember Town’s Heroes
Highway Department workers have spent the past month replacing older,

Health Board and Water Company Want “40B” Apartments Delayed During Drought
The Board of Health and the privately-owned Milford Water Company joined fo

9/11 Memorial Moved
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since

Milford Officials Have an Enviable Task; How the Projected $5M in Free Cash Could Be Used
With its “free cash” account projected to be $5 million for FY17, town

New Signs Remember Town’s Heroes
Highway Department workers have spent the past month replacing older,

Grady and Trainor Share Award…Happily
Friends John Trainor (Left) and Dick Grady are co-recipients of this

A Great Summer of Reading at Upton Town Library
Upton Town Library patrons participate in a Teen Cooking Program with

Mendon’s Summer Reading Program a Real Victory
Taft Public Library celebrated the end of this year’s Summer Reading Prog

Mendon’s 350th Anniversary Kick Off Event September 10
It’s been more than a year of planning, but Mendon’s 350th Anniversary

Comemorando Todas as Coisas Portuguesas
Proudly wearing the colors of their ancestral home, members of the Mi

Library Programs Educate and Entertain Children About Nutrition
Second grader Kayden showed a group of kids how many teaspoons of sug

Patrons, Staff Enjoy New Taft Public Library
A family enjoys the Children’s section of the Taft Public Library d

Boisterous Boating on Lake Nipmuc
It was “anchors aweigh!” at Lake Nipmuc when the much-antic

Sewer Commission Awards Annual Chemical Bids
The Board of Sewer Commissioners voted on June 21 to award annual contracts

Stone Ridge Still Looking for Tenants
The Gutierrez Company of Burlington has been working on trying to attract a

Visual Arts @ BVT
Painting and Design Technology senior Jasmine Oliver of Uxbridge (left) g

Milford Teen Killed in Holiday Weekend Crash
Milford resident Jackie Gray who died in a July 3 car accident near h

Calling All Campers to the Milford Youth Center Summer Camp Program!
Registrations are still being accepted for the Milford Youth Center

Farmers Market Open in New Location
The Milford Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays throu

Mendon Voters Say They Still Want Their Warrants Mailed
During the June 21 Special Town Meeting, Town Moderator Jay Byer jokingly s

Clough’s Esther Willinski Awarded Golden Apple Award
Esther Willinski, 3rd Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher at Clough Eleme

Working to End the Stigma of Drug Addiction
Recently retired Miscoe Hill Teacher Betsy Sadler wants to put an end to th

Upton Moves Forward with Inter-Municipal Agreements
The Board of Selectmen signed off on three separate agreements that will pr

Mendon Voters to Deal with Approximately $113,000 Warrant
The Mendon Board of Selectmen reviewed a 13 article warrant during their Ju

New Taft Public Library Opens June 23
The new Taft Public Library at 29 North Ave in Mendon will open at 3 p.m. o

Becoming the Stars of Their Own Stories, 164 Graduate from Nipmuc
Nipmuc Regional High School Class of 2016 were encouraged to write their ow

Beaver Trapping and Bylaw Change on June 21 Special Town Meeting
As a last resort, the Mendon Land Use Committee is seeking to transfer fund

A Walk through Their Past
Nipmuc Regional High School students went back to their old stomp

Woodland Students Honor Deceased Veterans during Memorial Day Program
Students at Woodland Elementary School honored those who have served Bringing 310 Jobs to Milford plans to bring 310 office, warehouse and delivery jobs to

Encouraged to Stay the Course, Stay True to Themselves, 229 Students Graduate from Milford High Scho
Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and administrators, the Milford Hig

Styles Through the Years: Nipmuc Media Center Hosts Faculty Prom Exhibit
Nipmuc Regional High School Library Media Specialist Suzanne Venkatar

Mendon Approves Town Administrator’s Salary Increase as Part of New Budget
After a fairly lengthy debate, Mendon voters rejected an amendment by a sec

Mendon Selectmen Approve Hiring New Town Accountant
Lisa Kelly will soon be serving as Mendon’s new Town Accountant. The Boar

Two Lifelong Volunteers Honored as the 2016 Milford Seniors of the Year
Shown left to right, are Seniors of the Year for Milford, Joe Donaher

Annual Town Meeting on May 23
The Finance Committee is finalizing its recommendations this month on the p

Woodland School Bond Buoys Officials
The Town of Milford successfully sold $28 million worth of bonds on April 2

Fall Eyed for Milford Pond Dedication
The Milford Pond Restoration Committee is looking at some type of dedicatio

Finance Committee Narrowly Supports Bus Costs
By a narrow 6-5 vote, the Finance Committee voted on April 27 to give Town

Second Bus Forum Raises Questions
“It’s okay to support this. It’s okay to ask questions. It’s okay t

Upton Selectmen Hear from 495 Metrowest Partnership
Jessica Strunkin, Deputy Director of Public Policy and Public Affairs for t

Tax Relief, Citizen’s Petitions on May 6 Town Meeting Warrant
Residents attending Friday’s Annual Town Meeting will determine the outco

Daugherty New Upton Selectman
More than 1,100 Upton residents came out to vote during the May 2 Town Elec

Mendon Decides on $17.8 Million Budget at Town Meeting Tonight, Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at Miscoe
Town officials will present a $17.8 million balanced budget to Mendon voter

Finance Committee to Recommend Passing Over Town Meeting Articles
During an April 27 meeting, members of Mendon’s Finance Committee met to

Tax Relief, Citizen’s Petitions on May 6 Town Meeting Warrant
Residents attending Friday’s Annual Town Meeting will determine the outco

Selectmen Vary “Usual” ZBA Appointment Process
There is no set way to replace a full-time member of the Zoning Board of Ap

Milford High School Spring Pops Concert
All are invited to the Milford Town Hall on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m.., to h

Personnel Board Explains Study to Selectmen
With the goal of getting the results of its “Classification and Compensat

Second Annual Milford Beautification Day
Citizens for Milford is organizing the Second Annual Milford Beautification

Sewer Rates to Remain Unchanged for 9th Consecutive Year
The last time the Sewer Department raised its rates was in 2008 – eight f

Scholastic Achievement and Community Service Celebrated
51 Milford High School students are inducted into the National Honor

Fernandes Declines to Seek Re-Election to Sixth Term
Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, State Representative

Buckley, Kingkade Chose Different Job Applicant Again
For the second time last month, Selectmen William Buckley and William Kingk

Upper Charles Trail Being Improved for Visually Impaired
The Milford Commission on Disability plans to make a section of the U

Milford Town Library’s 30th Anniversary Featured on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
A preview of the Milford Town Library’s thirtieth anniversary will be fea

Upton Selectmen Review Draft List of Articles
The Upton Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Blythe Robinson are working t

Murray Cruises to Sixth Term
Brian Murray cruised into a sixth term on the Board of Selectmen in this pa

Mendon Voters Shoot Down Town Administrator’s Salary Funding
After nearly an hour-long debate and two secret ballot votes, Mendon voters

Two Races on Upton’s Ballot; Several Seats Still Remain Vacant
Residents will decide the outcome of two races during Upton’s May 2 Annua

Community Reaches Out to Mendon Family
A local family is “humbled” after friends and neighbors have reached ou

Health Board, Schools Look at Recycling Textiles
The Board of Health and three School Committee members were given a pitch b

Milford High to Roll Out College Course Pilot Program
Milford High School will be piloting a new program to give students the opp

Election Update
Voters will be choosing candidates in four contested races, deciding on a l

Finance Committee Discusses “Muzzling” its Members
If Chairman Marc Schaen had his way, none of the Finance Committee members

Buckley, Kingkade Ignore Hiring Recommendation
Selectmen William Buckley and William Kingkade ignored a recommended candid

Holland, Murray Vie for Selectman Seat
Brian Murray Five-term incumbent Selectman Brian Murra

Candidates Upstaged by 10-Year Old
The annual Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Citizens for Milford offers

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Milford High School Theater to Present Pippin March 18-20
The Milford High School Theater Workshop rehearsing for Pippin. Contr

Craig Consigli, Milford’s Next Assistant School Superintendent
Woodland Elementary School Principal Craig Consigli will be the next Assist

Selectmen Back Chief on Removing Civil Service
Selectmen agreed with Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin’s February 22 reco

Milford Candidates Featured on 30 Minutes
Candidates in the April 5 Milford Town Election are being featured on new e

School Committee Asked to Support Common Core on Upcoming Ballot
Mendon Upton Regional School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Maruszczak appealed

Draft Warrant Shows Financial Articles Totaling $216,000 for Mendon Town Meeting
The Board of Selectmen has called for a Special Town Meeting to take place

Several Mendon Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers
Several candidates are taking the steps to run in Mendon’s Annual Town El

Muradian Discusses Proposed State Budget Figures with Board
State Rep. David Muradian R., Grafton, paid a visit to the Upton Board of S

Potential Selectman’s Race in Upton
An incumbent and a newcomer have taken out nomination papers for Upton’s

MURSD Presents First Pass Budget; 1.59% Increase
The Superintendent of the Mendon Upton Regional School District Dr. Joseph

36 Nipmuc Students Inducted into National Honor Society
NHS President and Nipmuc senior Kelsey Woods presents NHS Inductee an

Meet Mendon’s Eldest Resident
Looking much younger than his 98 years, Charles Salvia received Mendo

Article to Assist Vulnerable Populations with Real Estate Taxes on Mendon Warrant
During the March 21 Special Town Meeting, an article on the draft warrant i

Mendon Upton School Committee to Hold Coffee Hours
The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee has formed a task force to discu

Town Continues to Consider Buying Water Company
The Town of Milford is continuing to looking into whether it makes financia

Working to Find the Right Balance for Homework
Say the word “homework,” and more than likely a chorus of groans will b

Four Races in April Town Election
With the February 16 deadline for turning in nomination papers having passe

Help Make the Prom Magical for Every Girl
Shown are a few of the prom dresses available in Milford High School

May 23rd Set for Annual Town Meeting
The Milford Board of Selectmen voted on February 10 to adopt Town Administr

Books with Beane, Encouraging A Lifelong Love of Reading
Six-year-old Aolani Clayton reads to Beane, a three-year-old Golden R

Presidential Primary Next Tuesday
Milford voters get their say in who they want to be their party’s nominee

Selectmen Support Abolishing CIC
The Board of Selectmen believes the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) sho

A Presidential Pen Pal
Miscoe Hill 5th grade student and Upton resident Zahra Karim receiv

Plans for Joint Library and COA Building Discontinued
Due to grant guidelines from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissione

Upton in Need of Assessors
It’s been some time since the town of Upton has had a full Board of Asses

Mendon Water Board Seeking Candidates
After 12 years of serving on the Water Board, incumbent Dwight Watson has d

State GIS Mapping System Discussed at Mendon Cabinet Meeting
A state GIS Mapping system was the topic of conversation at the February 1

Project 351 Ambassadors “the Epitome of Kind and Thoughtful”
For the sixth year in a row, Miscoe Hill has chosen two students to represe

Popular Quilt Show Coming Back to BVT
The quilt, ‘O, Glorious Day, will be raffled off at the Thimble Pl

March 1 is Super Tuesday in Massachusetts
Mendon and Upton voters should mark March 1 on the calendar; the date of

In the Depths of Winter, Clough Students Sing of Nature
Clough Elementary School held their annual Winter Concert on February

“Internal Team Approach” to Evaluate Major Spending
The way in which major spending requests by departments under the Board of

Search for Milford’s Next Assistant Superintendent is On
Milford’s next Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kevin McIntyre, hopes to ha

CIC Seen as “Redundant” by Finance Committee
The chair and vice chair of the Finance Committee termed the Capital Improv

Student Athletes Recognized by School Committee
Milford High School juniors Ryan Gray (front left), with his parents

Stacy’s Robotics Club Holds Annual Expo
Students at Stacy Middle School had the chance to show off their engineerin

Town Administrator to Get Annual Evaluation
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on January 25 to ask Town Administ

MWRTA Outlines Proposed Milford Bus Route
The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority’s (MWRTA) proposed Milford bus r

Mendon Upton School Committee Approves 2016/2017 Calendar
The Mendon Upton School Committee approved the 2016/2017 school calendar du

Reil Will Seek Re-Election for Mendon Selectman’s Seat
Mendon’s Annual Town Election has been scheduled for May 17 and that mean

Picard Planning to Run Again for Upton Selectman
Upton residents interested in running for office will be able to pick up th

Miscoe Hill’s Caterina Manser Receives District Golden Apple Award
Caterina Manser, 6th Grade ELA Teacher at Miscoe Hill School, was the

Hospital’s Annual Meeting, a Time of Remembrance
Outgoing Milford Regional Medical Center CEO Frank Saba, left, was ho

January 28 Meeting Slated to Discuss Local Bus Service
The Board of Selectmen took a giant step at their December 14 meeting towar

New Upton COA Board Member
The Upton Council on Aging welcomes new board member Judie Pitts. Her donat

Youth Center Renovations on Track for March Completion
Finish plastering is being completed around the new front entry.<

9th Annual Egg Drop Challenge for Stacy Science Club
Sixth-grade Stacy Elementary School students (l-r) Page Oliveri, Step

Tremblay and McIntyre on Tonight’s 30 Minutes
School Superintendent Robert Tremblay – who will be leaving at the end of

Milford Raising Minimum Tobacco Age to 21
On April 1, Milford will join 91 other communities across Massachusetts by

Mendon Selectmen Discuss Possible New Aggregation Program for Residents
The Mendon Board of Selectmen held a discussion with representatives from C

Miscoe Hill Wellness Students Talk Health Eating Choices with Fourth Graders
Miscoe Hill Wellness students and 8th graders (l-r) Emma Cote, Justin

Resident Voices Frustration About Possible Solar Project
A proposed solar project has some Mendon residents troubled and during a De

Blackstone Valley Tech Names Superintendent’s Scholars
At the December 2015 School Committee meeting, Blackstone Valley Tech

Nipmuc Regional High School, 2015-16, First Quarter Honor Roll
Grade 9 High Honors, Average 90 – 100 Kayla Ahern Erin Bailey Miche

Board Supports Moving Forward with Town Hall Improvements
During a January 5 meeting, the Upton Board of Selectmen reviewed and appro

Offering Warmth and Support to Veterans
Alix Williams, on the left, holds a basket filled with some of the sc

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