Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A portion of the Milford Upper Charles Trail will be closed for the next few weeks to allow an EPA contractor to remove hazardous material from behind the Benjamin Moore facility.
A portion of the popular Milford Upper Charles Trail is closed to public access for the next few weeks, to allow a contractor to excavate hazardous material behind the Benjamin Moore paint plant. The work began this week and is expected to last a few more, said Mike Santora, the Milford town engineer. The segment affected is from Dilla Street to Fino Field. Special Town Meeting voters approved $70,000 in October to help pay for litigation in the matter, which involves town property. The environmental cleanup is being covered by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A proposal to install a well and pump station at the Fino Field pool is among the 38 articles on the Annual Town Meeting warrant Monday.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. Annual Town Meeting is Monday, just around the corner. Here are a few items the elected members will decide: Editor's Note: The following item has been corrected to reflect an action by the Finance Committee: 1. In accordance with state law, town officials initially had proposed an increase in the local tax on hotel room occupancies from 4 percent of the bill to 6 percent. The 4 percent rate has been in effect since 1988. This week, the town Finance Committee, which placed the item on the warrant, voted to pull it back from consideration. 2. The town park commissioners…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
These are selected items from the Milford police log of May 10-11.
In the overnight police log, officers responded to a complaint of six kids throwing fish into the town pool, and checked out a bottle that a resident was worried might contain an explosive. It didn't. Police also arrested a woman on a charge of shoplifting items from a pharmacy. Tuesday, May 10 1:48 p.m.: A police officer assigned to Milford High School spoke with a male party about staying off school premises. 5:09 p.m.: A woman called police to report six kids were throwing fish from the pond, near the Charles River, into the municipal pool at Fino Field. An officer spoke to the youth, and reported: “they were sent on their way.” 7:10 p.m.: A woman called from a Congress Street apartment to report her daughter was “hitting her and …
Adult recreational sports leagues are scrambling for space while the Fino Field annex is upgraded at no cost to the town.
Fino Field Annex, a major part of the town's network of athletic fields, is out of commission for the busy spring season as the 5-acre site receives an upgrade worth as much as $150,000, a project being done at no cost to the town. Work began recently and is scheduled to be completed by August on the project, which involves completely regrading, loaming and seeding the site and installing an irrigation system and new fencing. Lights that were on Fino Field before a recent upgrade will be installed at the site as well. Though it is exacerbating an existing fields space crunch, the project is a long-term win for all sports teams and leagues, said Parks and Recreation Director Michael Bresciani. "We're in a very similar situation to a lot …