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Free Press Seeks to Connect Communities and Fill a Gap

Free Press staff members: Wendy Watkins, Graphic Design; Shelley Ryan, Editor; and Susanne Odell Farber, Advertising. Photo by Sarianna Theall

The untimely passing of respected community and business leader, Alfred (Al) Holman left a void in the Milford community. Al along with his wife Marilyn, published the Milford Town Crier  and the  Upton/Mendon Town Crier for many years. Readers relied on the paper for news, town and school updates, and a sense of community and connectivity.
Chuck Tashjian, a local publisher who worked with both of the Holmans over the past ten years, has offered to bring the community a new monthly publication, the Milford Free Press.
The goal of the Free Press is to be a resource and to continue the tradition of letting residents know what’s going on in their community. The new paper will be direct-mailed, free of charge, to all households and businesses in Upton, Mendon and Milford.
This publication is a way for readers to stay abreast of all their town has to offer.
We look forward to celebrating your special moments, events, town news, school news, sports teams and accomplishments, both big and small. Two members of the former Town Crier staff have joined the Free Press: Wendy Watkins, Graphic Design; and Shelley Ryan, Editor. Both are local area residents. Coming soon is the Free Press website, also 
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