Fire Department sees large turnout for Halloween Parade

The Upton Fire Department held another great Halloween Parade with over 150 kids participating. This event is a huge success thanks to all the Fire Fighters and EMTS who volunteer. This year the department also had several Fire Explorers on hand to help with the event. In the busy neighborhood near BVT  homeowners had about 350 trick or treaters. The parents were pleased to visitors parked over at BVT which made for less traffic in the street. Here are a few photos of Halloween in Upton. … [Read more...]

Upton Police on Halloween – Please Slow Down and Drive Safely

Hard Facts On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. • Eliminate any distractions inside your … [Read more...]

Neighborhood near BVT sees over 400 trick-or-treaters on Halloween (includes photos from Halloween Parade)

It was a slow start on Halloween this year, which had one mom in the neighborhood thinking, "Have the kids all grown, will this be the first year we don't run out of candy." Between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. the crowds were smaller than usually for the very busy trick-or-treat spot. It was a trick for the homeowners. By 7 p.m. the crowds started pouring in and the annual Halloween rush was on.  Homeowners in the neighborhood estimate they saw over 400 treat-or-treaters. Many ran out of candy much … [Read more...]

Annual Fire/EMS Halloween Parade

Every Halloween the Upton Fire/EMS Association hosts a Halloween Parade.The parade takes place on Halloween - Thursday, October 31st at 5:30PM. The parade will begin at the VFW parking lot and travel Milford Street to Upton Center, North Main Street, Church Street to the Fire Station.This year the parade will follow a ceremonial  re-opening of  the Veterans Memorial Playground which has just undergone a major renovation and will re-open to the public on Halloween.Prior to the Fire Department … [Read more...]

How to stay safe on Halloween

Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by  a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year according to documentation provided by the Upton Police Department.  There are several thing you to do to make it easier for drivers to see kids, such as giving your child a flashlight or glow stick to carry, or attach reflective hang tags, wristbands or tape to their costumes. Below is a list of ways to keep your child safe provided by safekids.org Walk Safely • Children … [Read more...]