Celebration of Life for Marjorie Weed on Sunday, April 30

All are invited to the Celebration of Life for Marjorie Weed on Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Touchstone Community School in Grafton.  Mrs. Weed, 91, of Upton, died on January 7, 2017, after having inspired and taught many students as the art teacher for 25 years at Nipmuc Regional High School and for 16 years at Touchstone Community School. The family requests that you wear bright colors and bring a story to share in celebrating Mrs. Weed or send your story to mrsweed2017@gmail.com. … [Read more...]

Why I’m Running for Selectman By Shawn Craig

Submitted by Shawn Craig Our community has experienced robust market growth in recent years but still faces a challenging financial future driven by increasing costs and demand for services.  We need to grow responsibly and maintain affordability for residents while continuing to provide adequate programs and services, being ever mindful of the impact on our environmental resources.  My name is Shawn Craig and I am running for the Board of Selectmen in Upton, MA.  My wife, Debra, and I live on … [Read more...]

Representative David Muradian Hosts Delegation for 102nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr., (R-Grafton) joined with his colleagues in the House Chamber on April 21st, to host the 102nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Among the participating delegation were Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Representative Jonathan Hecht, Representative John Lawn, Representative Dave Rogers, Representative James Miceli, and Senator Will Brownsberger. The ceremony began with the procession of sergeant-at-arms, elected officials and … [Read more...]

Poll: Should Recess Time Be Extended in the Mendon Upton School District

The Mendon Upton Regional School Committee will be discussing elementary school recess during the Monday, April 24 meeting. A group of parents in the district formed "Bring Recess Back to Mendon and Upton" and hope the district will allow more time in the school day for free play. The Boston Globe recently wrote a story covering why districts around the state are looking or have extended recess time, citing developmental benefits. Read the story.  What do you think? Take the poll and … [Read more...]

BVT Robotics is Off to World Competition

Valley Tech VEX robotics team qualifies for 2016 VEX Worlds - See Video Below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYYUUiYFp8U Prompted by an idea and a set of guidelines to follow, the Blackstone Valley Tech VEX Robotics club created a tournament winning robot and qualified for the 2017 VEX World Robotics Competition. The team qualified for the international competition during the Southern New England VEX Championship on March 5. The 12 BVT students are set to represent the United States in the 2017 … [Read more...]

Upton Community Cleanup Attracts Over 100 Volunteers – Thank you Lara Wahl!

Upton roads look better thanks to the efforts of Upton resident Lara Wahl and over 100 volunteers. In early March, Lara posted in the Mendon Upton Moms and Dads Too Facebook Group that she noticed a lot of trash on the side of the roads in Upton. She asked members if they would be interested in doing a non-formal clean up day in Upton - "It might be fun" she wrote. Lara took that idea and ran. She coordinated with Bonnie Combs of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor and Upton officials. The … [Read more...]

Last chance to enter the lottery for a plot at the Upton Community Garden!

Last chance to enter the lottery for a plot at the Upton Community Garden! Lottery for plots takes place on Sunday.   Garden plots are available for the 2017 growing season!   Plots are available to Upton residents and Upton based community groups. The Community Garden is located on the Stefans Farm Open Space land on Mechanic Street. Most plots are 4’ by 16’ raised beds for growing organic vegetables, flowers and herbs. Elevated beds may be available for gardeners who have … [Read more...]