Moore, Fattman Secure Funding for Blackstone Valley Manufacturing Pilot

Funding to Support Advanced Manufacturing Education Opportunities Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Webster) announced that an amendment filed by both legislators was adopted during the Fiscal Year 2018 Senate budget debate as part of the budget package.  The amendment provides $35,000 to support a manufacturing pilot in the Blackstone Valley. The pilot would establish a formal partnership between seven area manufacturers and eleven high schools within … [Read more...]

Grafton-Valley Tech Hockey Season for the Ages

After two heart-stopping games early in the playoffs, the Grafton-Valley Tech hockey team defeated South Hadley 4-0 at the Mass Mutual Center on March 15 to win the Division 3A Massachusetts State Championship. The history-making team is asking the community to help commemorate its first ever state championship win by donating to the team’s championship fund. Blackstone Valley Tech consistently utilizes a nontraditional approach with its fundraising efforts, but the two-district nature of this … [Read more...]

Upton Memorial Day Events 2017

Schedule of Events in Upton on Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Veterans’ Counsel John Robertson Robert Richard Russell Wood Donald Keniston David Kennedy Richard Kennedy 7:30 a.m. Meet at VFW 8:00 a.m. Lakeview Cemetery  Assemble at Lakeview Cemetery Gate on North Main Street Veteran’s Memorial Firing Squad Steve Walsh – Officer of the Day Prayer – Doug Keniston Bugler – Andrew Oglesby 8:15 a.m. Maplewood Cemetery Rev. George S. Ball Gravesite Prayer – … [Read more...]

Three Upton Boys Ride 31 Miles to Benefit the American Diabetes Association

On Sunday, May 21st three Upton Boys rode 31 miles for the North Shore Tour De Cure in Topsfield, MA; Slone Lozano, Dylan Smith, and Sean Remillard. Stone is an Ambassador for the Tour De Cure and wants to help promote awareness to others. Dylan and Sean rode to support their friend Stone who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September 2014. Stone's mom Crystal said "It was certainly a challenge but something they won't soon forget doing together. Sean had never rode more than a mile and … [Read more...]

Upton Resident Chris Desilets Graduates Magma Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University

Chris Desilets, son of Barry and Violet Desilets of Upton, graduated Magma Cum Laude May 20th from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT with a BS in Economics. While at Quinnipiac Chris was active in Student Government. Chris served as the freshman and sophomore class presidents, Vice President of Finance for Student Government his junior year, and was Class Representative his senior year. Chris worked as an intern for the Campus Life organization, was a summer orientation leader, and was a … [Read more...]

Kathleen M. (Foley) Woodin, 46

Kathleen M. (Foley) Woodin, 46, of Bradford and formerly of Upton, MA, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Bradford. Born in Worcester, the daughter of Paula A. (Robbins) Foley of Upton and the late Robert J. Foley, Sr., she grew up in Upton and was a 1988 graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School. A talented equestrian trainer and instructor, she had a gifted ability with horses and other animals. She previously worked as a dental assistant and had coached girls’ softball in Upton. She moved to Maine … [Read more...]

Upton Grange 3rd Agricultural Day Sat May 20

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