Milford Performing Arts to hold open auditions for Bye Bye Birdie

The Milford Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce open auditions for actors aged 8 to 22 for its upcoming production of Bye, Bye Birdie, the popular musical that brought rock 'n roll to Broadway! Set in the 1950′s, American teenagers are crazy for rock star Conrad Birdie. When he is drafted, a publicity stunt is staged in which Conrad is to kiss a lucky fan live on national TV before he leaves for the Army. Kim from Ohio is the lucky girl, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend Hugo. … [Read more...]

Miscoe Hill Students Duck Tape Principal Meyer and Music Teachers to Wall for a Good Cause

Usually lunch with your boss doesn't mean spending a couple of hours duct-taped to a wall. But that’s what Nick LaPete, Miscoe Hill's music-7th/8th grade band teacher and Brendan Ferrari, Miscoe Hill's music/chorus teacher did on Friday March 7, along with Principal Anne Meyer. How did this come about? Eighth graders Maegan and Nick Herd were inspired by a program called Find Your Voice and wanted to bring it to Miscoe Hill. Find Your Voice is a bullying prevention program run by a … [Read more...]

Upton Police Department Shares Video on Heroin and Addiction

The Upton Police Department shared this video and advised residents that Parents should have frequent and direct conversations with their kids about drug abuse. Addiction knows no boundaries. … [Read more...]

Daylight Savings is Sunday – Change Your Clocks, Change the Batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Spring forward...  Daylight savings is Sunday at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour and don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In and interview after the Orchard Street house fire in Upton last spring Upton Fire Chief Ron Goodale stressed the importance of working smoke detectors. “Most people don’t plan on having a fire; we know three people got out unharmed because of working smoke detectors.” Chief Goodale advised changing the … [Read more...]

Senate Passes Transportation Bond Bill which includes $2 Million in Funds for Railroad Crossing Expansion in Upton

Railroad Crossing Pleasant Street Upton The Senate on Thursday, March 6th passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced. Senator Moore is a member of Joint Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.  “Transportation is vital for the well-being of the Commonwealth. This bill gives our … [Read more...]

Congratulations Nipmuc Jazz

Nipmuc Jazz Ensemble I performing at the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators Central District Festival On Wednesday March 5 Nipmuc Regional High School hosted the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators Central District Festival.  The festival featured 9 Jazz Bands performing for adjudication. Nipmuc Regional High School's Lab Band earned the Silver Medal and the Jazz Ensemble earned the Silver Medal with an invitation to State Finals. Towns which participated in the Festival … [Read more...]

BVT Friends of Rachel Club Sponsors Prom Donation Drive

With Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for May 10, 2014, the Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club is looking to lower the cost of a memorable evening by holding a prom-themed donation drive. Residents of the Blackstone Valley are encouraged to support the Friends of Rachel Prom Closet by donating new or slightly used prom dresses and accessories, which will be distributed to students struggling to keep up with the various costs connected to prom. While the highest need is for prom dresses, … [Read more...]