JJ’s Ice Cream Shoppe was hopping tonight

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Mild weather brought out a crowd tonight to JJ's Ice Cream Shopped located on Rte 140 - Upton.  What's your favorite flavor?   … [Read more...]

The Birthing of a Baby Giraffe at Southwick’s Zoo

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Today Upton Daily and a couple of teens visited Southwick's Zoo in Mendon Ma where we were surprised to find a brand new three-hour old baby giraffe calf. The calf was birthed in front of a live audience at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the zoo's beautiful giraffe exhibit. Dottie is the mom and as of this afternoon Southwick's wasn't sure of the sex. This brand new calf appears to be very healthy. We we were lucky to see some adorable bonding moments between the baby and the other … [Read more...]

All is WELL at Miscoe Hill

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On Monday April 13 Miscoe Hill experienced a short period of water discoloration late in the school day as a result of flushing the system after a faulty valve was repaired. The problem was resolved later that afternoon. According to Miscoe Hill's Principal Ann Meyer the faulty valve was causing the water pressure to fluctuate. The well itself continued to produce water and the well pump was functioning without issue. "We did have a slight water discoloration that day during the second … [Read more...]

Wake and Funeral Arrangements for Army Corporal John M. Dawson

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Army Corporal John M. Dawson, 22, was killed in action Wednesday, April 8, while on an escort mission in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Rhonda (Baxendale) Dawson, and a sister, Ashley Dawson, of Whitinsville. Also several aunts and uncles; Glenn and Cathy Dawson of Charlestown, Jean and Peter Williams of Eastham, Janet and Anthony Buscemi of Hudson, Thomas Dawson, James and Cathy Dawson, all of Maynard; and many cousins. Corporal Dawson was born in … [Read more...]

In My Footsteps by Christopher Setterlund – Trip 69 Upton

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by Christopher Setterlund Setterlund captures journeys he makes on his blog 'In My Footsteps' where he finds "beautiful spots near and far looking for the things that make each and every town and city on earth special." In 2010 he took a journey through Upton. If you would like to find out more about Setterlund you can visit his blog here http://christophersetterlund.blogspot.com/ or check out his book - In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide. Upton Daily Note: A portion of the Sweet … [Read more...]

Work Party at Stefans Farm on Saturday, April 18th

The Upton Land Stewardship Committee will be doing field restoration and exposing overgrown stonewalls at Stefans Farm. This is a beautiful property with a variety of habitats and a great view of Pratt Hill. By joining in, you’ll be working at one of Upton’s special places. If you’re up for some outdoor work and have an hour or two to spare, bring yourself and a set of clippers. Work hours are between 9 AM and 2PM. Come for an hour or come for a longer stretch. Park by the Community Garden on … [Read more...]

Guidelines from MEMA on what you can carry during the Boston Marathon

From the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 119th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 20, 2015. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and passes through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline before culminating at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. An estimated 1 million spectators will line the streets to watch this year’s marathon. Local, … [Read more...]

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