There are so many wonderful events happening in our local area over the summer. Music in the park, movies in the park, festivals and carnivals, etc. Keep checking back to this page for updates on happenings in your area! Read more.
(Courtesy of the Town Crier) - A proposed solar farm that aims to clear nearly 20 acres of forest has raised a red flag with a number of Upton residents in the area. The proposed solar farm would be located along Howarth Dr. with access between 29 and 31 Howarth Dr. and... Read more.
(Courtesy of the Town Crier) - Town Manager Derek S. Brindisi announced Monday August 6, the appointment of Mark DiFronzo as Chief for the Upton Fire/EMS Department. Chief DiFronzo, is a 35-year veteran in the Fire Service and currently serves as Fire Chief for the Town... Read more.
The Town Manager in Upton says the appointment of a new chief for the Upton Fire/EMS Department will bring a 35-year veteran of fire service to the town. Town Manager Derek Brindisi says Mark DiFronzo who was the Fire Chief for the town of Southbridge will bring his... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Residents of Upton will have the opportunity to gather information next month and ask questions concerning the establishment of a Marijuana bylaw for the town. The Upton Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board met with Town Counsel back in June... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The town manager in Upton says the appointment of a new chief for the Upton Fire/EMS department brings a 35-year veteran of fire service to the town. Town Manager Derek Brindisi says Mark DiFronzo, who currently serves as Fire Chief for the town... Read more.
UPTON - Upton town officials are asking residents and business owners to complete a brief on-line survey to add their insight and local knowledge as work is underway on updating Upton’s 2012 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. As the planning process begins to guide local... Read more.
UPTON - An informational session will be held tonight in Upton as the town has entered into a 12-month agreement with Colonial Power to bring energy cost savings to residents and business owners. The newly created Upton Community Choice Power Supply Program... Read more.
UPTON - The Upton Department of Public Works will be holding a public hearing tonight on a water main replacement project. The Director of Public Works Vincent Roy says Upton residents are invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the Brooks Street water main... Read more.
UPTON - By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Upton Board of Selectmen met Wednesday afternoon to briefly discuss the three-finalists, who the board interviewed on Monday for the position of Town Manager before going into executive session to conduct contract negotiations. The... Read more.
Nomination papers become available this morning in the Town Clerk’s office in Upton for the annual Town Election in May. Upton residents will be able to seek election to a number of town offices. There are vacancies on the Board of Selectmen, the Mendon-Upton Regional... Read more.
The Upton Board of Selectmen says a fall meeting will take place in November, a week after the presidential election. All the town boards and committees have been notified to submit articles by the end of the month. And if any citizens would like to place an article... Read more.
Upton Selectmen tonight will recognize members of the police, fire and EMS departments for their efforts to provide public safety during two house fires. In particular, Police Officer Matt Rankins for his efforts at the fire on Hopkinton Road and his efforts to get the... Read more.
Upton selectmen meet tonight to receive a presentation by Colonial Power Company for an electricity aggregation program to help lower residents bills. Customers can participate in long term fixed rates and greener power supply options. No tax dollars are used for the... Read more.
Upton Selectmen tonight will meet with Police Chief Mike Bradley and Fire Chief Aaron Goodale to review changes proposed in their budgets for the new fiscal year including several capital items. The board will discuss their right of first refusal on 47 acres of land... Read more.
Upton Selectmen will extend the current contract for DPW Director Vincent Roy when they meet tomorrow night. The board wants all contracts for department heads to renew on a fiscal year basis. In order to do this an extension is needed because the existing agreement... Read more.
Officials from Milford, Upton and Mendon will meet this week at the suggestion of Milford Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray to Discuss how to reinvigorate the former, very successful, community development block grant program Milford had for many years that brought in... Read more.
Upton Selectmen this week finalized the warrant for a special town meeting next month. The are 20 articles. Funds will be sought for fire department equipment, a vehicle for Town Manager Blythe Robinson, a vehicle for the animal control department, for a storage... Read more.
Mendon and Upton public safety officials conducted lockdown drills for students and staff at Nipmuc High and the Memorial School yesterday. Officials said everything went according to plan and the drills were successful. The exercise is designed to plan for trouble... Read more.
An Upton woman will not be seeing any jail time despite stealing more than $100 thousand in social security benefits and giving false information on applications to receive other state benefits. 64 year old Patricia Kwiatkowski had pleaded guilty to stealing public... Read more.
Blackstone Valley Tech School in Upton once again today is the first day of school in the area to resume classes after the summer vacation. Superintendent Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick is beginning his 22nd year he said BVT has the state's longest school year calendar and the... Read more.
Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton has been highlighted for it's excellence in a national report. The school is listed as a leading example of what it takes to prepare students for the demands of college and the 21st century. The report credits Valley Tech as a key player... Read more.
Mendon residents showed their support for the school system with Upton. They passed an override for $1.1 million dollars for the $31.8 million dollars new spending package. The final vote was 1,112 in favor and 893 opposed. Chairman of the school committee, Phil Dezutter... Read more.
It's time again for another season of Upton's 2015 Summer Concerts at Kiwanis Beach. Each concert begins at 6pm. Hot dogs, burgers, sausage and drinks will be available for purchase at each show. Read more.
Funds to pay off winter storm bills was ok'd by town councilors in Franklin at a meeting last week. The Upton Planning Board will hold a hearing tonight on proposed modifications to the Cross Winds subdivision. Uxbridge Selectmen tonight will discuss property on Sutton... Read more.
Mendon Selectman Rich Scofield does his homework and thoroughly researches all scenarios and will make a comprehensive presentation to his colleagues tonight regarding the town's options on the school override and funding the $1.1 million required. Scofield emphasized to... Read more.
Upton residents yesterday approved the Mendon Upton school override by a vote of 1,015 to 761. A difference of 254 votes. 36 percent of the town's residents cast a ballot on the important issue. Mendon defeated the question last week. The school committee meets... Read more.
This Friday at 7:30am on WMRC Daybreak, Ed Thompson will be talking to Upton officials regarding the impact of the override on their community. They will discuss various scenarios regarding budget reductions, the school committee's recertification of the budget on Monday... Read more.
Tonight Upton voters consider adopting a nuisance bylaw, a canine control bylaw and funds from the CPC fund for various projects. All articles that need to raise and appropriate funds will be delayed until a final decision is made on the school override. An adjourned... Read more.
Upton Selectman Bob Fleming edged past challenger Frank Aniello in yesterday's election by 13 votes. Fleming received 585 votes to his opponent's 555. Tanna Jango will serve on the regional school committee for three years. She was unopposed. The next election is... Read more.
It's election day in Upton. Veteran Selectman Chairman Bob Fleming is seeking another term and is challenged by Frank Aniello, a member of the Capital Budge Committee. Fleming has served for 27 years. For the Regional School Committee, Tanna Jango is running for a... Read more.
May is Preservation Month, and this year the theme is “War and Peace”. Friends of Upton State Forest will join with the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a program highlighting how the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp and families connected to Upton... Read more.
Upton Selectmen tonight will discuss the needed school override and funding requirements. The Hopedale School Committee meets tonight. There is no agenda for the session posted on their website. The Holliston Finance Committee will review fiscal year 2016 budgets and... Read more.
An Upton resident, Michelle Goodwin, is asking the regional school committee to explore the feasibility of expanding the two town district to include Uxbridge, Hopedale and Northbridge in the wake of massive budget increases being requested for next year. Goodwin said... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Upton and Hopedale officials have agreed to a new contract whereby Upton provides safety dispatch services. The new three year agreement goes into effect in July. The town currently pays $18 thousand a year for the service and the increase will bring... Read more.
Two articles on a special town meeting warrant in Upton last night won voter approval. $80 thousand dollars from the town hall renovation project will be used to buy land across from the building. It will be used for parking. Residents ok'd the use of $8,500 in... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The Upton Board of Health has ended its involvement with attempting to restrict the Grafton and Upton Railroad after a decision from a federal agency that says the railroad is exempt from any local control. Selectmen Bob Fleming read the correspondence... Read more.
The Mendon Upton School District will assess the snow and ice loads on all roofs after a plea was made for the inspection to the town's public safety director, Ernie Horn, by parent and activist Mike Watson. He expressed concern after several roofs and building... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Upton Selectmen and the Finance Committee are working on their new budget but said the final document won't be ready until early April. The school budget with Mendon is a cause for concern. Here's Town Manager Blythe Robinson and Chairman Bob Fleming... Read more.
Upton selectmen hope to have a funding request for paperless initiative ready for presentation to the annual town meeting in the spring. The concept would be available to all boards and committees and make lots of information available to residents on the town's... Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - The deadline for new admissions to Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton is Friday. Usually there are about 800 applicants for 300 positions in the 13 town district. An open house in December drew 1000 prospective students to tour the school and learn about... Read more.
A long time Mendon town official, Thomas Hackenson, has died. Hackenson served as building inspector for 40 years and a state inspector for 35 years. He also served as an assessor for 59 years. The funeral is Monday at 10am in St. Gabriel Church in Upton with calling... Read more.
Holliston Selectmen meet tonight to review budgets for technology, veteran services, building department and zoning board. The board also meets with Police Chief John Moore, Fire Chief Mike Cassidy and DPW Director Sean Reese.
Milford school officials continue to plan... Read more.
The Upton Zoning Board of Appeals tonight will continue their discussion of an administrative appeal filed by Diana Delgrosso of Depot Street of a discussion from he building inspector regarding property at 25 Maple Avenue. This dates back to August of 2012. A request... Read more.
The Upton Police Department in partnership with the Upton Recreation Commission is excited to offer open recreation nights for local youths. This program will allow for recreation in Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School's two gymnasiums and cafeteria... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen meet tonight to discuss the elimination of the police department trailers. The town's purchase of the Pearson is up for discussion. In other business the board will discuss budget requests and review a special town meeting warrant for March.
The Upton Library Feasibility Committee continues its work of planning for a new facility and will ask residents about what they would like, offerings they now use and would like to see in the future. The library is now in the Risteen Building and more space is needed... Read more.
The Memorial School in the Mendon Upton School District has been hit with a very high number of flu like illness. Superintendent Doctor Joe Murscheck said 109 students out of 462 were out ill, a little more than 20 percent of the population. 11 staff members were out... Read more.
Milford, Franklin, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton and many other area towns have successfully negotiated a new trash tipping or disposal fee with Wheelabrator. It will save Milford $45 thousand in this fiscal year and more in the years to come. The new agreement goes into effect Read more.