Important information for Homebuyers

submitted by Michael Shain For those thinking about buying a home, there can be many concerns and questions regarding the  process, “who does what and when”. What role does the Realtor, lender, attorney and home inspector play and when do they get involved. The role of these key players will be reviewed and explained at a free upcoming Home Buyer Boot Camp. Attendees will leave this informative free seminar with a much clearer understanding of the entire process. We will also review the … [Read more...]

All Upton Charter subscribers will need a cable box


Upton's Town Manager Blythe Robinson advised a major change is coming for all Charter Cable TV subscribers on October 14, 2014. Charter will be switching to all digital, closing out their analog TV channels. What does this mean for you? If you connect your television directly to the charter cable and are not using a cable box you will no longer be able to receive any channels. Customers will be required to hookup through boxes. According to Robinson, Charter  is required to notify all … [Read more...]

Upton Recreation Director Resigns

Last week Mary Cortese resigned from the position she held for the past 6 years as Upton's Recreation Director. Mary said she decided to resign due to a  "change in the climate in the Town and it's management" since she originally took the job.  Until the position is filled Town Manager Blythe Robinson or the Rec-Com Chairman Rich Gazoorian will be handling any issues which come up. Mary said it was time to move on to other exciting opportunities. "The Recreation opportunities in our great … [Read more...]

George A. Klink, 83, formerly of Upton


UPTON - George A. Klink, 83, formerly of Upton, died Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014, in the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester after a period of declining health. His wife of 60 years, Rose S. (Altrath) Klink, died in April. George was born in Hillside, NJ, a son of the late George J. and Teresa (Loew) Klink. He attended Hillside High School, Rutgers University and Quinsigamond Community College and served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He came to Upton from NJ in 1971 and worked a variety … [Read more...]

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Tours Blackstone Valley Tech

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As teachers looked on with pride, Electronics and Engineering Technology junior Ted Floyd of Upton spoke with State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki about the many career pathways the manufacturing industry can offer students with a diverse skillset in electronics, engineering, drafting, and machining.   "I came here having heard about the great reputation of the school. What I saw today really reinforces Valley Tech's best practices." While some industries … [Read more...]

Opinion: It is time to comply with REAL ID by Senator Michael O. Moore

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submitted by Michael O. Moore For many Americans, using a driver’s license to gain access into a federal building or a commercial airplane is a right often taken for granted. However, a lack of compliance to the federal REAL ID law from the Patrick Administration has caused residents of the Commonwealth to begin to lose these rights. On May 11, 2005, the REAL ID Act of 2005 was enacted. The law modified US federal law regarding security, authentication and issuance procedures standards for … [Read more...]

Friends of the Upton Town Library inviting new members


submitted by Matthew Bachtold The Friends of the Upton Town Library invite you to attend a special recruitment meeting right before storytime from 9:30 to 10:30 on Thursday, September 18th at the Upton Town Library. The Friends of the Library fundraise, support programs, run the museum pass program, and advocate for Town meeting votes to support the library. They are always looking for new members.  Residents of Upton that would like to get active in the community and help support the … [Read more...]


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