Miscoe Hill to use bottled water due to slightly elevated manganese levels


Mendon Upton Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph P. Maruszczak issued an email to all Miscoe Hill Parent/Guradian's tonight regarding a recent finding of slightly elevated manganese levels in the schools drinking water. According to the email the Mass Department of Environment Protection has started a new program to identify manganese levels in public drinking water. Manganese is a common naturally‐occurring mineral found in rocks, soil, groundwater, and surface water. It is … [Read more...]

Upton member resigns from school committee

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Grace Maneri who represented Upton on the Mendon Upton School Committee has resigned. At the October 20, 2014 school committee meeting committee chair Leigh Martin said, "Grace was important member of team and made many contributions to our collective efforts here." Maneri could no longer give the district the time required. "I have thoroughly enjoyed serving on the MURSD School Committee. The dedication of those on the committee as well as the superintendent and district administrative … [Read more...]

Upton Fire Department stops fire from reaching garage


Truck fire 10/20/14 - photo courtesy of Upton Police Department The Upton Fire Department responded to a truck fire behind 86 Main Street at approximately 10:20 yesterday. "The truck was well involved on arrival," said Fire/EMS Chief Ron Goodale.  Due to dry leaves on the ground the fire was traveling toward a neighboring garage. "We were able to stop the fire before it got there. Our staff did a great job knocking the fire down quickly and safely and confining it to the vehicle of origin," … [Read more...]

Blackstone Valley Tech Announces 50th Anniversary Celebrations – Public invited to open house and gala events

UPTON – In honor of 50 years of public support for vocational technical education, Blackstone Valley Tech has announced plans for two very special 50th anniversary events. "Valley Tech's remarkable success is the fulfillment of a dream and a blueprint created some five decades ago by our founders," said Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick. "All thirteen of our municipal partners are invited to share in this celebration." On Saturday, October 25, the culmination of Valley Tech's … [Read more...]

Why did the turtle cross the road?

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.... to get to shell-ter  - ba ha ha...that one is for my dad! Over the past several days I have come across large snapping turtles crossing the streets of Upton. Last Thursday I actually had to pull over and pop into Fin and Feather to ask the guys to assist a rather large snapping turtle who was in the middle of  Route 140. Friday a car was stopped for another large snapping turtle on South Street. Today I saw another one in the street. Seeing these snappers made me wonder whatever … [Read more...]

Op Ed: Muradian on Senior Care


submitted by David Muradian              As your next State Representative, I will fight to meet the needs and concerns of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton seniors. There are many valuable programs run by our state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, but we must make sure these programs are funded properly. I believe seniors want to maintain their dignity, as well as keep their independence, and I will be a strong advocate for our seniors’ needs and concerns. As I go door-to-door and … [Read more...]

Railroad protests closed door meeting with litigants

press release Upton - The Grafton and Upton Railroad is protesting a meeting that state officials have scheduled with litigants who are trying to halt portions of the railroad’s West Upton yard operations, a meeting railroad officials have been told they cannot attend. Set up by state Sen. Michael O. Moore, who represents Upton, the meeting is with a group of Upton residents who have filed a petition with the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), which governs railroad operations, … [Read more...]


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