Mike McCann is Making it Big with Busty and the Bass


If you graduated from Nipmuc around 2011 you may recognize Mike McCann of Busty and the Bass in the Rolling Stone France photo above. After graduating Nipmuc Mike attended McGill University in Montreal where he and eight other classmate started a band, Busty and the Bass. The band started out informally playing house parties and covers where they gained a reputation for delivery dance-filled live performances. After two years of jamming they focused on songwriting and entered a competition in … [Read more...]

Solarize Upton Initiative Introductory Meetings Jan. 23 and 25

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“Chronicle” Highlights Blackstone Valley Tech


An upcoming episode of WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle” will highlight Blackstone Valley Tech’s mission to develop the next generation of skilled workers in Massachusetts. The nightly news magazine was inspired by the spotlight the recent election placed on the working class in the United States. Their inspiration led them to research and report on the standing of the working class in Massachusetts – one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.  While researching, “Chronicle” Senior … [Read more...]

Helen F. (Sliney) Paille, 95

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Helen F. (Sliney) Paille, 95, a former longtime resident of Upton, died Monday, January 9, 2016 in Blaire House of Milford after a long illness. She was the widow of Leo A. Paille, who died in 2000 after 55 years of marriage. Mrs. Paille was born in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late Francis and Elsie (McCleary) Sliney. She grew up in Mansfield and Shrewsbury, was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester, and had lived in Upton her entire married life. She leaves two sons, Leo … [Read more...]

Sen. Moore Announces 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar


Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that the 78th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd at the Massachusetts State House. CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar features presentations by Senators and staff on … [Read more...]

Do you love to sing?


Have you thought of singing in a chorus? Join the Treblemakers, Hopkinton’s Adult Community Chorus. Rehearsals for our spring concert begin January 11, Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:15pm, at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA. For more details contact Erin LaPrad at eklaprad@gmail.com. Check out all that HCA has to offer at www.hopartscenter.org. … [Read more...]

Memorial School 4th Graders Give Back To The Community


As part of a community service project, fourth grade students at Memorial School collected coins from family and friends.  This week, the students presented a check for $1,185.00 to Amy Griswold, Director of the Food Pantry at United Parish.   The staff at the food pantry works with students in the VISTA program at Nipmuc.   Students in that program learn life skills by creating a budget, shopping for the food, and sorting the food for the food pantry.  Dave Antonelli, teacher for the VISTA … [Read more...]