Dairy Queen Fundraiser – No need to cook on Thursday

Dance Works Academy is holding a Dairy Queen Community Fundraiser Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The DQ Grill and Chill of Milford will donate 10%  of all sales to the Dance Works Academy Competition Dance Teams. All proceeds will assist dance team members from Upton, Mendon, and Uxbridge with fees associated with competitions. Don't cook, just Grill and Chill. No dishes and ice cream! DQ Grill & Chill is located on 190 West Street (Route 140) in Milford, MA … [Read more...]

Kids Learn Safety Skills Thanks to Upton PD

Sgt. Vass and Off. Poxon with some of the radKIDS participants - photo  courtesy of Upton PD Last week approximately 30 children between the ages of 5 and 10 participated in the radKIDS program, a comprehensive safety program. The program focused on providing all children with the choices and practical skills they need to escape violence and/or harm including abduction, bullying, abuse, or sexual assault, by replacing fear and confusion with confidence, knowledge, skills, and … [Read more...]

Valley Tech keeps gold medal streak alive at SkillsUSA national championships

Basic Health Care Skills gold medalists and Valley Tech Health Services senior Francesca Niro of Mendon (center) received a huge round of applause during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships awards ceremony held inside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  UPTON - Proving once again that their vocational technical skills are among the best in the nation, students from Blackstone Valley Tech captured seven medals and earned several top-ten … [Read more...]

Looking for antiques, household goods, collectibles?

The Upton Bloomer Girls, a community service organization, invite all to visit their table at the Saturday, August 8th, VFW Flea Market.  Antiques, household goods, collectibles and quality yard sale items are offered for sale with all proceeds going to fund Bloomer Girl activities.  These activities include support to families & individuals in need, gift cards & food during the Holidays, and, gift packages to overseas service men and women.  Last winter was long and hard for many and … [Read more...]

Upton Man to celebrate 100th birthday on August 5

Ray Smith If you sat down and spoke with Raymond Smith you’d never guess he will be turning 100 on Wednesday. Ray was born on August 5, 1915 and is lifelong resident of Upton who currently resides at Whitcome House in Milford. When asked what he enjoyed most about growing up and living in Upton, Ray said his fondest memories are of the people. "I really liked living in Upton. I made good friends. It was worth it," he said. Ray attributes his longevity to "living a happy life and … [Read more...]

Looking for antiques, household goods, collectibles?

The Upton Bloomer Girls, a community service organization, invite all to visit their table at the Saturday, August 8th, VFW Flea Market.  Antiques, household goods, collectibles and quality yard sale items are offered for sale with all proceeds going to fund Bloomer Girl activities.  These activities include support to families & individuals in need, gift cards & food during the Holidays, and, gift packages to overseas service men and women.  Last winter was long and hard for many and … [Read more...]

Sex with your teacher at 16 is okay in Massachusetts – Former BVT teacher pleads guilty to child porn charge

Did you know it's okay in Massachusetts for a 16 -year-old to enter into a consensual sexual relationship with her/his teacher, or any adult as long as that adult is not more than 10 year older than they are? A local family was disgusted to learn this when they discovered in 2013 their 16-year-old daughter was wooed into a relationship with Charles (Chuck) Mattie, 26, formerly of Hopedale. Mattie was her Special Education Aide at Blackstone Valley Tech High School in Upton (BVT). Mattie's … [Read more...]