Wayne Phipps brings a little Christmas Magic to town

  Santa What's it like to live the life of a professional Santa? Extremely rewarding according to Wayne Phipps of Mendon. Phipps was a lifelong resident of Upton before moving to Mendon. He is an active member of United Parish and former Mendon Upton School district teacher who retired several years ago after teaching in the district for 37 years.  Now Phipps is well-known for his Christmas Magic. About three four ago around Christmas, Phipps made the decision to become … [Read more...]

Public Hearing Scheduled for 2 Grove Street to Determine Preferential Preservation

submitted by the Historical Commission The Historical Commission Demo-Delay public hearing for 2 Grove Street to determine Preferential Preservation is September 10 at 7 pm at town hall. If found preferably preserved by the historical commission, the town and the historical commission would have 12 months to work on a preservation plan for the building. This would include exploring options for re-use of the building. When Elijah Stoddard was 39 he opened a store at the center of the … [Read more...]

Letter: “Grave differences in the people you have elected to Cemetery Commission”

Letter to the Editor: It is Vital that the voters of the Town of Upton realize the grave differences in the people you have elected to the Cemetery Commission in good faith. I believed you elected myself to this position to Help people who are dealing with the stark reality and cruelty of death and I am trying very hard to do just that. I know that one of my fellow commissioners has been helping people for 26 years and has displayed his dedication over and over. But, there are three … [Read more...]

Nipmuc HS Football comes home to Nipmuc Field!

Front field at Nipmuc HS It's exciting news for Nipmuc HS Football players and fans.  Thanks to the newly formed Nipmuc Gridiron Club, plans are underway for home games to be played at Nipmuc High School's front field. This is truly great news for the community. Can we all say Hurray for Nipmuc! The Nipmuc Gridiron Club's main goal was to fund-raise for new uniforms and to get Nipmuc football moved to the Nipmuc Campus. Club President George Morrice and member Lisa Hilton recently … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

This guy is helping himself to a snack at the kangaroo habitat at Southwick's - don't let someone help themselves to your stuff while you're away Before you go away on vacation make sure to do everything you can to keep your home safe from crime and fire hazards.  Below you will find a variety of topics and tips on how you can keep your home safe while you are on vacation. Let the police know you will be away The Upton Police can conduct checks of your property while you are away. Property … [Read more...]

Letter: Is it selfish to want a good school system for our community?

Is it selfish to want a good school system for our community? Maybe wanting one makes me a bad person. I think you would be hard pressed not to find a selfish parent who only wants the best for their kid(s). I want my kids to have the same great education and opportunities that I had. I want them to have more. I went to a public high school where there were many opportunities offered to us and fantastic sports programs where I didn't have to pay absurd amounts of money to participate. I could … [Read more...]

VFW Flea Market – May 9

The Upton, George L. Wood Post will hold a Flea Market and Craft Sale this Saturday, May 9th from 8 AM to 2 PM on the Post grounds, Route 140, Upton Mass. There will be new and used items at low prices. There is no scheduled Rain Date. Dealer spaces are available for $10.00 and tables are available for a small rental fee. Dealer reservations in advance are NOT required and Public Admission is Free so Come on Down!  If you were contemplating your own yard sale, consider the better option of … [Read more...]