“Last Day Wave” at Blackstone Valley Tech

BVT Wave 2

On Wednesday, June 24, Blackstone Valley Tech's teachers, administrators, and staff waved goodbye to students as they embarked on the final bus rides of the 2014-2015 school year. The "last day wave" has become a popular annual tradition and marks the unofficial kick-off to BVT's summer break, which lasts roughly seven weeks. Since 1997, BVT has voluntarily operated under an extended school year calendar of 193 teaching-days. … [Read more...]

Author Joe Jarvis visits Upton Library July 14th 6-8pm


On Tuesday, July 14th, from 6pm to 8pm, Author Joe Jarvis will be at the Upton Town Library to sign and discuss his newly released fiction book, “Anarchy in New England”. Set in the near future, Mr. Jarvis’ book imagines an anarchic utopia which is threatened by a pair of corrupt businessmen. Stop by the library from 6pm to 8pm to talk with the author about his writing and the publishing process! View Joe's Blogs: http://joejarvis.me/ http://joejarvisexplainsitall.com/ … [Read more...]

4th of July weekend weather


by Meteorologist Jeb Postle An area of low pressure will track closer to the coast of New England tomorrow than previously thought. With a northward track, it will bring a slightly higher risk of rain showers during the afternoon and evening. It doesn't look like a wash out as of now. … [Read more...]


meals on wheels

Tri-Valley is looking for reliable people to help pack and deliver Meals on Wheels to elders in Upton. Drivers eligible for travel reimbursement. Please call 508-529-9094. … [Read more...]

What Makes Fireflies Glow


Newswise — As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. They report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society new evidence of how the beetles' chemistry works. Their findings could apply to the bioluminescence of other organisms, too. About 60 years ago, scientists figured out in broad strokes the cascade of reactions that allows fireflies to … [Read more...]

Mendon to hold Horribles Parade

Mendon Horribles

Mendon Horribles Parade 2013 On July 3, Mendon will hold it’s annual Fourth of July Eve Horribles Parade. The Parade has been a tradition in Mendon that goes back over half a century. Children of all ages dress in costume and walk down Maple Street to the Mendon Town Hall where prizes, donated by local businesses, are awarded. The children will be treated to hot dogs and drinks. The annual Horribles Parade is sponsored by the Mendon Fire Department. The 6:00 p.m. lineup for the parade will … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Override passes in Mendon


The proposition 2 1/2 override for the re certified regional school budget passed with 55.4 percent of the vote in Mendon, double the amount of yes votes from the first time around. 2005 voters participated in today's election with  1112  in favor of the override and  893 against.         … [Read more...]


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