This past week, these were some of the most popular stories on Milford Patch:
1. Fish Man, Come Back. Angelo the Fish Man, as Angelo Pirri is known here, has a . The Rhode Island fisherman was told recently by state authorities he will need to upgrade his truck to continue selling fresh shellfish and fish in Massachusetts. Pirri also was fined for not holding a state license. Customers are angry that he hasn't been in town since, and want him back.
2. Blooming Chestnut. The discovery of an on the Milford Upper Charles Trail, in bloom, was an exciting find for a citizen-scientist, who alerted the American Chestnut Foundation. Now, volunteers have hand-pollinated the tree, in the hopes of reproducing blight-resistant trees.
3. Vandalism. An egging here, some spraypaint there, before you know it, the neighborhood feels like it's being targeted. Several neighborhoods in Milford recently reported several taggings of mailboxes, work trucks and signs. describing the vandalism were among the most popular this week.
4. Noisy Neighbors. Up all night because the neighbors won't clam up? According to the police logs in Milford, many people have this problem. Milford town officials recently decided to propose a , which would go before Town Meeting in October. The bylaw will prevent people from disturbing their neighbors with excessive noise.
5. Youth Athletes. It was to see the photos of 20-plus kids running, biking and swimming their way to completing a Youth Triathlon. The photo gallery was among the most viewed of the week.