2015 Upton Men’s Club Fireworks Festival


The Upton Men’s Club (UMC) annual Fireworks Festival is scheduled for Saturday June 20, 2015.  Last year the event brought in over 5000 people who enjoyed the shows, attractions, and of course an outstanding fireworks display. The year's events will take place from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Blackstone Valley Tech located on Pleasant Street in Upton. Rain date is June 21. The Fireworks Display is funded 100% by donations. The UMC suggests mailing in a donation with this form to receive an … [Read more...]

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

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The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series welcomes new and returning performance acts this summer to the Hopkinton Common. The free concert series begins June 19 and runs through mid-August. Performances are from 5 to 7 p.m., with children’s entertainment from 4 to 5 p.m. New to the series is acoustic rock band Lower Level, who opens the series, Friday, June 19, with their blend of rock and roll, hip hop, and country. The concerts continue Sundays, with a wide array of musical styles, including … [Read more...]

Congressman McGovern Announces New Aid to Help Massachusetts Small Businesses Impacted by Record-Breaking Winter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that low-interest economic injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to Massachusetts small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private non-profit organizations affected by the record-breaking snowfall and extreme cold temperatures between Jan. 26, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2015.  SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made the loans available … [Read more...]

Mendon Upton School Committee votes to re-certify budget at same level


The Mendon Upton School Committee unanimously voted to re-certify the FY16  school budget at the same level originally proposed despite Mendon's override failure. District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Maruszczak said during his time with the district Mendon has driven the budget, "Mendon has said we can give you a percentage of the 2 1/2 levy plus 1/2 of new receipts...Then what happens is Upton matches Mendon." Maruszczak said,"In my opinion the way we have been going, letting one community … [Read more...]

Blackstone Valley Tech to hold flea market style yard sale


Blackstone Valley Tech Student Council is holding a flea market style yard sale on Saturday June 13th in the school's parking lot. The goal is to raise money to start a fund to be used to assist families through a tragedy such as a house fire. The yard sale will allow the community to sell their belongings, score great deals on things they may need, and also help families in need by signing up for a table. If you're looking to sell your items, it is $10 for two parking spots of space & … [Read more...]

Rose Garden holds fundraiser for TEAM FOR THE LOVE OF AIDAN on May 23


Regina Garvey is on a mission to raise $100k to create a legacy for her son Aidan, by having his name associated with a cure for LLS. On Father’s Day 2009, Regina took Aidan to the ER with what she thought was a chest cold. It wasn't a cold, it was leukemia. Three weeks into his treatment and already in remission Aiden passed away from the swine flu. Regina founded TEAM FOR THE LOVE OF AIDAN and has been on a fundraising mission. "Our goal is to raise $100K by June 30th to get a research … [Read more...]

MU School Committee to discuss next steps after towns don’t agree on budget


Tonight at 7:00 p.m. the school committee will be discussing what to do next as Upton and Mendon voters did see eye to eye on how to fund the school district. Earlier this month Mendon voters rejected the proposed school budget while Upton voters supported it. Community members are encouraged to attend tonight's meeting to ask questions and voice their opinions. Mendon school committee member Diane Duncan early today requested parents to attend.  "People who are concerned about our schools … [Read more...]


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