Monday, March 25, 2013
Among Massachusetts' 14 counties, Worcester County was listed ninth healthiest.
Worcester County placed a lackluster ninth place in a list of the healthiest counties in Massachusetts, as determined by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In its recent "County Health Rankings and Roadmaps" study, the foundation looked at a variety of measures that affect health, including the rate of people dying before age 75, high school graduation rates, unemployment, limited access to healthy foods, air and water quality, income, and rates of smoking, obesity and teen births. Nearby Middlesex County placed second in the list, trailing only Dukes County. Below Worcester County (of which Milford is part) were Plymouth, Berkshire, Bristol, Suffolk and Hampden Counties. Worcester County ranked poorly in "health behaviors," with …
Friday, November 16, 2012
State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint sometime Friday night into Saturday morning.
Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint on a public way in Worcester County Friday night into Saturday, according to an announcement from Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roadways," the statement reads. According to the statement, the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorist will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce fear and anxiety.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for an area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that includes southernmost Worcester County. At 3:09 p.m., the weather service issued the warning for northwestern Brisol County, Northeastern Providence County and extreme southeastern Worcester County. The warning is in effect until 4 p.m. According to the weather service, Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-siz hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph was located near Woonsocket, RI and moving east at 30 mph. So far, power outages have not affected Milford, but are concentrated in other areas, including Worcester.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Milford is no longer under a tornado watch. Massachusetts had several confirmed tornadoes Wednesday.
UPDATED: Milford and surrounding areas were no longer threatened by strong storms late Wednesday night, as a tornado watch in place for Worcester County expired at 11 p.m, according to the National Weather Service. For more than six hours Wednesday, Milford was part of a region that was under a tornado watch, or the more severe tornado warning. The passing lines of storms brought torrential rain and lightning strikes to Milford, and caused some street flooding. Gov. Deval Patrick at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday issued a state of emergency in Massachusetts, and asked people to stay off the roads. He was planning to visit communities in Western Massachusetts, hard-hit by a line of storms. In Milford, the volatile weather unnerved many residents, and …