Upton House Fire Result of Spontaneous Combustion

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photo courtesy of Upton Fire Department Rapid spontaneous combustion of rags used during a staining project on September 25 appear to have caused a house fire in Upton, officials said. Upton Fire Chief Aaron Goodale said the department received a report of a  deck fire at a home on Grafton Road at 1:57 p.m. on Sunday. "We arrived quickly on scene to find a well involved fire that appears to have started on a rear deck and extended up the back of the house into the attic," he said. The roof … [Read more...]

History Comes Alive – Civil War Reenactment Event Heads to Daniels Farmstead

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The sound of canon fire, mounted cavalry, and muskets will break the still afternoon air on October 8 and 9 when Civil War reenactors take over Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone.  The two-day event hosted in conjunction with Blackstone Valley Tech, Daniels Farmstead, and the 13th Mass Regiment Volunteer Infantry Company F will give visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand a reenactment of one of the most turbulent times in American history.  “Valley Tech has earned a long-term reputation … [Read more...]

Upton, MA is Commencing with its Solarize Campaign

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The Town of Upton has been selected to join as a FY2016 participant in the Commonwealth’s Solarize Campaign. The Solarize Campaign, which is a program created out of a partnership between MA agencies (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Department of Energy Resources), enables homeowners to receive discount pricing on solar installations and informational assistance through the means of working with one selected Solar Installation company. Upton is in the process of reviewing Installer … [Read more...]

Tonight – Citizen Forum on Proposed Village Center Zoning Bylaw

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The Planning Board in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen will be conducting a Citizen Forum on the proposed Village Center Zoning Bylaw on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm at Nipmuc High School Auditorium.  Click here for more information Here is a link to the proposed bylaw. … [Read more...]

Letter: Fisk Mill Funding

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Upton's town manager Blythe Robinson reported at the 9/20/16 selectmen's meeting of having no progress with Congressman McGovern's efforts to secure funds for the reconstruction of the Fisk Mill Bridge. Ms. Robinson said that funding via the Transportation Improvement Projects (TIP) is highly unlikely and if approved the money would not be available for another 10 years. It’s my understanding that the Commonwealth has budgeted through the Capital Investment Program (CIP) a $2 billion bridge … [Read more...]

Memorial Service For Anne Gutterman

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A  Memorial Service and Burial for Anne Gutterman will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Rocklawn Cemetery, Marlboro, Mass located on Stevens St.off of East Main St.(Route 20). Rev. Beverly Waring  of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Westborough will lead the  graveside service at 10:30 AM. A Memorial Reception will be held in the Marlboro Country Club in The Palmer Room following the  services at Rocklawn. Friends and family are invited to share stories and memories of Anne at … [Read more...]

Upton Fire Dept Battling House Fire

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The Upton Fire Department is battling a house fire. Police report homeowners made it out safely.  Police ask that you avoid the area.  Traffic diverted on Grafton Road. Developing... https://www.facebook.com/uptonpolice/posts/1165963823473285 … [Read more...]