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...]

The Carnival is Here!

The George L. Wood Post No. 5594 is hosting their annual festival/ carnival, on the post's grounds ~ Rte. 140 in Upton. This fundraising event will have food, rides and carnival games; great fun for everyone. Monday 4/17 through Saturday 4/22   … [Read more...]

Formation of committee to review Town Manager Act

A committee is being formed to review the Town Manager Act.  This committee will be comprised of volunteers drawn from town employees, current or past board/committee members and Upton residents.  If you are interested, please consider volunteering &  applications will start to be considered at next weeks BOS meeting on April 18th. Here is the link to the Town Website’s volunteer application. http://www.uptonma.gov/sites/uptonma/files/uploads/volunteer_application.pdf … [Read more...]

Ducks in Trees Returns to Upton

Thank you Theresa Herendeen for the Upton duck photos! … [Read more...]