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POLL: Finding out if Milford is ready for a... Daily News readers are invited to express their opinions in this week's poll. The results of the poll will be published in Sunday's issue of the Milford Daily News.

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MAP: Where to enjoy dining al fresco this summer Is there a nicer way to enjoy a summer dinner than out on the patio, overlooking a beautiful view, a slight breeze in the air and a margarita or lemonade in your hand?

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Knights of Columbus to host blood drive NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH -- The Knights of Columbus, Thomas P. McDonough Council #330, is hosting a community blood drive with the Massachusetts General Hospital Blood Donor Center Bloodmobile from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Parish, 14 Park St.Healthy people 16 and older are encouraged to donate.For information: 508-400-1757; morris_erik@yahoo.com. To register online:  [...]

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Ron Cushing picks up 2.5K wins PLAINVILLE -- When Ron Cushing took Kehmmywood gate to wire to win the eighth race at Plainridge Park on Aug. 9, he also hit a career milestone by registering his 2,500th lifetime driving win.Born in Farmington, Maine, the 54-year-old Cushing started his driving career in 1981 at age 17. He has competed and just about every north-east track from Maine to New Jersey and has won numerous driving titles over the years. In his 16,718 starts he has won 2,500, has been second 2,332 times [...]

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Artful Way wins PLAINVILLE -- Saratoga Raceway regular Artful Way left the friendly confines of the Spa this week in lieu of a New England road trip to race the best resident pacers in Massachusetts. And as he heads back to New York he’ll be taking with him a souvenir photo of his win in the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Aug. 6.Riding a a two race win streak, Thisjetsabookin (Shawn Gray) left like he owned the place to take the lead. Nestled in second for the ride was [...]

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Osprey Impact captures trotting feature PLAINVILLE -- Osprey Impact left early and came late to capture the $14,000 Winners-Over trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Aug. 3.Osprey Impact (Mike Stevenson) flew from post six and took the lead before the group hit the turn. But Jericho (Eddie Davis Jr.) who was floated out fourth, came with a rush at the quarter and claimed the top past that station. From there positions remained unchanged to the half.Heading into the second half of the race, Just Make Believe (Jim [...]

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MedFlight called for reported shark bite in Truro TRURO — A MedFlight was called for a 61-year-old man at Longnook Beach with puncture wounds to the torso and leg, according to Gary Sharpless, Truro’s assistant harbormaster.The town website says there was a reported shark bite, and the beach has been closed to swimming until further notice.The person was being brought to Wellfleet to meet the flight, a Truro police dispatcher said."They were conscious and talking, so we’re hoping for the [...]

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Dance Prism to hold ‘Nutcracker’... WEST CONCORD — Dance Prism, a regional professional ballet company, has announced the audition schedule for its 36th season of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker.”Dancers, ages 7 and older, are invited to audition for the touring company on Sept. 9 at the company’s rehearsal studio located at 1237 Main St., West Concord. Audition level details:10 a.m.: Level I, ballet students 7-9, male and female11 a.m.: Level II, [...]

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Secretary of State reminds potential voters... The last day for Massachusetts voters to register to vote or to make changes to their registration in time for the Sept. 4 state primaries is Wednesday. Voters may register or change their political party or address online, by mail, or in person.All city and town election offices must be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.In Massachusetts, independent voters may vote in the party primary of their choice. Voters registered in a political party – Democratic, Republican, or [...]

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Watts Was I Drinkn goes from worst to first PLAINVILLE -- There is nothing more gratifying in sport than going from worst to first. And that is exactly what Watts Was I Drinkn did in the $16,000 Winners-Over for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Aug. 7.Trainer Eric Beach had two starters in the feature and they got away at different ends of the spectrum. Show Runner (Steve Nason) got out of the gate and went right to the front while stablemate Watts Was I Drinkn (Mike Stevenson) got away last and was watching the action [...]

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No difference between driving drunk or stoned,... As the list of legal and commercially available substances that can impair a person's ability to drive a vehicle grows to include pot, state public safety officials on Wednesday launched a public awareness campaign to urge drivers to find alternate transportation if they have been drinking or using marijuana.An average of 125 drunk or high drivers die on Massachusetts roads each year, Undersecretary for Public Safety and Security Jennifer Queally said, and a recent Department of [...]

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Cannabis commission closing in on critical test... State regulators are preparing to put one of the most significant roadblocks to the rollout of the non-medical marijuana industry in the rearview mirror later this month. The Cannabis Control Commission could license the first independent testing laboratory at its next meeting, the agency's executive director said Thursday, an approval that could clear the way for already licensed marijuana retailers to begin selling to non-medical patients.The CCC has [...]

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Lightning strikes Senate President Spilka's... BOSTON — If the old adage about lightning never striking the same place twice is true, Senate President Karen Spilka probably doesn't have to worry about having a bolt zap her house any time soon.As a powerful cell of thunderstorms rattled through the Metrowest region late Wednesday night, Spilka's Ashland abode was hit by a bolt of lightning that fried some electronic components around her home.The Senate president was home during the storm and her husband, Joel [...]

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Senate candidate Geoff Diehl aligns himself... HANOVER — Republican State Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman allied himself with the policies of President Donald Trump and blasted Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a meet and greet Wednesday.Diehl is running for U.S. Senate and was endorsed by the Massachusetts Republican Party in their convention earlier this year. He faces fellow Republicans Beth Lindstrom and John Kingston in the Sept. 4 primary. The winner will then take on Democrat Sen. Warren in the Nov. 6 mid-term. [...]

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Heat advisory posted through Tuesday night The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Massachusetts except Cape Cod and the islands through 8 p.m. Tuesday.The temperature is expected to be in the mid 90s with strong sunshine and uncomfortable humidity. Forecasters say it will feel like 100 degrees.Those with health problems are advised to stay in places with air conditioning.No rain is expected until Tuesday night, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. [...]

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Flash flood watch posted for southeastern... The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Norfolk County and a flash flood watch for most of southeastern Massachusetts through 5 p.m. Saturday.Thunderstorms with torrential rain will be capable of producing 1 to 2 inch per hour rainfall, resulting in the potential of localized urban and small stream flash flooding.The affected area includes all of Norfolk and Bristol counties.with the possibility of damaging wind gusts and a low risk for a [...]

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Thisjetsabookin repeats win PLAINVILLE -- After winning handily last week at the Ridge in 1:52 off a :54.4 back half, Thisjetsabookin stepped up to the top class and had no problem repeating as he won the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on July 30.Deetzy (Greg Merton) took an early lead and scooted to the quarter in :26.2. Thisjetsabookin (Shawn Gray) sat behind him second while BJ’s Guy (Jim Hardy) got parked out third, where he would stay for three-quarters of the mile. The [...]

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Only Passing Thru wins PLAINVILLE -- The skies opened up and the rain came down after the first race, but the sloppy track conditions did not deter Only Passing Thru from putting in a strong performance and winning the $14,000 Winners-Over trotting feature at Plainridge Park on July 26.Only Passing Thru (Patrizio Ancora) got away third to Osprey Impact (Mike Stevenson) and the heavily favored Muscles Jared (Shawn Gray) who took turns leading the field past the quarter. When the dust had settled there, [...]

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Plainville Public Library to... PLAINVILLE — The Plainville Public Library will be closed Aug. 22 through Labor Day for public safety reasons as part of the Municipal Complex work to redesign the parking and entry while also replacing the library roof. While the library is closed, all due dates for all formats will be extended until Sept. 4. All holds and museum passes must be picked up on Aug. 21 or before or they will available when library reopens on Sept. 4. Items can still be returned at the Book Return [...]

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Eddie Davis Jr. reaches career milestone PLAINVILLE -- Eddie Davis Jr. reached the major career milestone of 5,000 wins at Plainridge Park on July 23 when he captured the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap feature pace with Quick Shot in commanding fashion.From his assigned post six, Quick Shot fired to the front and never looked back. Stopping the timer in :26, :55 and 1:22.2, the gelding looked stronger as the mile went on. Heading down the lane the pocket-sitting BJ’s Guy (Shawn Gray) popped out of the hole to try [...]

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