Upton Board of Selectman Announce Neighbor to Neighbor Assistance Program

The Board of Selectmen announces its Neighbor to Neighbor assistance program to help town residents who are in need due to the negative social and economic effects caused by COVID-19. Neighbor to Neighbor is a confidential program administered by the Upton Senior Center staff that provides resources and necessary funds over a wide range of needs including wellness calls, grocery and prescription delivery, and assistance with housing, food, utilities, and medical expenses for individuals and … [Read more...]

Upton Historical Society Would Like to Collect Your Stories For Their Musem

"Sometimes we are in a defining moment in history and don't realize it until later." - Upton Historical Society The Upton Historical Society is looking to have your stories, experiences, and photos for the future. Stories you share will provide a glimpse of what it was like to live during the pandemic one hundred years from now. You can share your thoughts, photos, experiences with them on their Facebook page or through a private message. If you don't know where to start, think about how your … [Read more...]

Upton VFW Post Assists MEMA with PPE

When duty calls... Upton VFW Post 5594 is assisting the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in a large VFW Department mission to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The post is one of the twenty-nine posts acting as a drop off site for personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the Commonwealth. Please note they are NOT actively soliciting donations. They are a drop off site only. Donors will complete a donation form available online, MEMA gives the donor the name and contact … [Read more...]

#WeOurMendon Community Contest

This sounds like a blast! The Mendon Police Department is hoping to spread some cheer with a community-wide contest. What do you need to do to participate? Stay home.... and decorate your property with stuff you already have. Some ideas include holiday lights, Halloween decorations, chalked driveways, signs of encouragement and support.. be creative! Mendon Police will cruise the town looking for the best of the best while uploading photos to a live-time album. Be sure to include a sign … [Read more...]

Mendon Neighborhood Shows Their Love and Support for a Special MGH Nurse and Her Coworkers

As the novel coronavirus affects the globe, kindness and uplifting moments are coming to light and we are reminded love is everywhere. Cedar Hill Farm shared the Facebook video below celebrating their young neighbor Paige who works at MGH as a nurse.  The video is a heartwarming show of appreciation for Paige and all of her coworkers. "Our entire street got together to make her and her coworkers signs to show how much we appreciate each and every one of you everywhere!!!"  Let's all Rise Up and … [Read more...]

Birthday Drive-By Surprises Bring Joy Amid Covid-19

In a world where everything’s turned upside down, where danger lurks in a stranger’s breath, or on your own unwashed hands, a group of life long friends was determined to bring joy to Lily on her 13th Birthday. Lily's friends buckled into SUVs and Mini-Vans to wish her a drive-by happy birthday. In the video, you could hear car horns in a distance as they approached Lily's home. They cheered and held signs for Lily. Lily's mom shared the video on her Facebook page and as of today, it's had … [Read more...]

MA Launches Online Tool to Help Residents Assess Their Symptoms

On March 27, 2020 the state of Massachusetts launched a new online tool, BUOY, to help residents asses their symptoms and find the right care. This tool does not replace emergency medical care, but it may be used as a support for residents during the COVID-19 outbreak to connect them with appropriate health care resources if they display coronavirus symptoms. Buoy Health’s online 24/7 tool is free for Massachusetts residents and uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts … [Read more...]