Saturday, January 5, 2013
Also in unusual police news, a caller tracked the whereabouts of a curious turkey.
Pantless man not included. A Realtor received an unexpected surprise in Holliston recently. Upon arriving at a house that was going to be shown to prospective buyers, the Realtor found a man who was passed out and wearing no pants. (The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.) Friendly's is closed, you Turkey! If this turkey's aim was to gobble up some ice cream, he shouldn't have gone to the Medfield Friendly's, which is closed. A caller in Medfield was on the phone with police reporting first seeing a turkey at CVS, then at Friendly's. Violence is not the way to handle a customer service issue. Even when said issue is super frustrating. Verizon reported a Milford man threatened to hit him because he was not able to help him …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Also in unusual police news, a man drove up on the lawn of the Alcoholics Anonymous founder's birthplace.
(Allegedly) drunk man parks on lawn of AA founder's home A Marlborough man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Vermont after he parked his car on the front lawn of a birth house of one of Alcoholic's Anonymous' cofounders. The man was a guest at the building, which has 14 guest rooms and hosts AA meetings. Sometimes, you just need to get away. Holliston police received a report of a "rogue chicken" in the roadway at Washington and Prospect streets. The chicken was gone upon police arrival. The case of the late-night caroler. A Milford resident called police just before midnight on Christmas Eve, reporting a man was walking through the neighborhood, dressed in all black and carrying a candle. Police reported back that…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
In other unusual police news, a neighbor dispute led to an inappropriate display.
Are you considered "dressed" if you're wearing no clothes? A Milford man reported this week he was having a problem with his neighbor. The neighbor, he said, was now "inappropriately dressed," in front of his window. We're not sure what that means, exactly: but we're going to go with the theory that the man was not dressed at all. It's Dominick the Donkey! In Dover recently, police received a call for donkeys in the roadway. Officers found the animals' owners, and returned them to safety. In other wild animal news... A turkey has been terrorizing Natick this month. OK, so "terrorizing," might be a bit strong, but he did attack a mailman. He's quite fearless, one resident says. Methinks he might be feeling a bit cocky after successfully …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
With our faith in humankind tested to the max, our young citizens exemplify affection with a healthy dose of generosity.
Fear, anger, sadness and confusion are emotions many of us have had, since hearing of the events in Newtown, CT. These feelings weigh heavily on us physically, albeit are less obvious than insomnia and tears. Although we are relieved this didn’t happen in Milford, the chaos of the season mixed with our fear and anxiety about the shootings Dec. 14 may be coming out in reactions toward the children we are so blessed weren’t hurt. Psychologist Connie Lillas uses an analogy about driving to describe the three most common ways people respond when they’re overwhelmed by stress, which I am sure ALL of us can relate to: In this time of deep sadness, heightened fear and stress, it is imperative that we keep ourselves healthy. “Extended reactions to…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In a letter to Milford Patch, a former player supports keeping Tom Cullen as head football coach.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Editor's Note: the following letter was submitted by Nicholas DiAntonio, a graduate of Milford High School and valedictorian of his class at Assumption College. It concerns the search for a football coach at Milford High School, which will be broadened beyond internal applicants for the first time in years. DiAntonio played football under Coach Tom Cullen for four years, and is now pursuing a master's degree in education at Boston College. The events that have transpired at Milford regarding Tom Cullen’s situation as head football coach are extremely unfortunate because the town, and, more importantly, the student-athletes, are losing an incredible leader and mentor. I have never seen any other coach at the high school or college level …
Monday, December 17, 2012
What's on Milford's wish list? Here are five. We're sure we missed some, so tell us what we forgot in the comments section.
1. Synchronized lights on Main Street: the lights are new, the sidewalks are new, but the delays and blocked intersections from people running red lights are getting really old. 2. A Taco Bell: Oh, chalupas, how people in Milford miss you. Every time Milford Patch posts a "What should go here?" column, at least three people cry out for a Taco Bell. 3. A new and improved Woodland School: This is a school building that's past its prime. No one is sure what will take its place — a two-story or one-story building, a new addition — but we're optimistic it won't be open concept. 4. Affordable, clean water: More than 300 people can't be wrong. That's how many people showed up last week to tell the state Department of Public Utilities what they …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In a letter shared with Milford Patch, Milford resident Ted Grevers challenges the proposed water rate hike of 83 percent requested by Milford Water Company.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Editor's Note: the following letter concerning the Milford Water Company's rate hearing was shared with Milford Patch. As a resident of Milford, I think it's crazy that the RH White Companies, Inc., WhiteWater, Inc. and the Milford Water Company (MWC) are considering raising Milford's water rates by 83 percent! The citizens of Milford have lost confidence in the MWC, and their ability to deliver a safe and quality product. I'm thankful that the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is now looking closer at their situation. In 2009, Henry Papuga allegedly tampered with water samples "under pressure to demonstrate that the water was safe to consume." One need not try too hard to imagine where that "pressure" might have come from. The …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Also in unusual police news, a man was considered suspicious because he was looking for bathroom products for his cat.
Your own garage might be one of the first places the cops look. Just sayin'. A Marlborough woman who allegedly hit a utility pole so hard that it cut off power to a neighborhood on Saturday tried to conceal her damaged vehicle in her garage. The woman allegedly drove off after striking the pole and attempted to hide her vehicle. Police found her, took her statement, and was charged with a variety of offenses including operating under the influence of liquor. Pretty sure you will not guess what made this man suspicious. A Hopkinton officer contacted a resident after a suspicious man was reported in the area. The resident said the man was looking for kitty litter. Officers were unable to locate the litter-seeker. And somewhere, cats were …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
In other unusual police news, police had to help a woman find a commonly used button in her car.
Sure, blame it on the cat. No, really. Door alarms at a senior housing complex in Medfield were going off like crazy this week, prompting a response from both the police and fire departments. The culprit? A cat that apparently pulled a fire alarm in one of the apartments. This log entry does nothing to combat stereotypes about female drivers. An officer responded to a report of an erratic operator on Route 9 in Shrewsbury. After stopping the vehicle, the officer assisted the female operator with locating her window defroster. Well, it was a hazardous materials response...technically.. We at Patch jumped to attention this week when we received a breaking news alert that Westwood emergency responders were heading to the scene of a hazardous…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Trojan was nixed when it tried to hand out products outside City Hall plaza.
Looking to promote and expand their business, Trojan, the brand name associated with condoms, has begun going from city to city handing out free sex toy products. After stops in New York City in August, where they were initially met with opposition from City Hall and their vibrator giveaway was delayed a day due to lack of proper permits before approximately 4,000 freebies were handed out, and Washington, D.C., Trojan is bringing their free giveaway promotion to Boston. Originally the sex toy manufacturer wanted to hand out sex toy products at City Hall Plaza, but officials quickly nixed that idea, saying that City Hall Plaza is a family oriented area and it wouldn’t be appropriate. Now the Boston Globe is reporting that Trojan has found a…