Thursday, April 18, 2019

Upton Town Hall Publishes Informational Videos

Upton Town Hall and the Town of Upton Website have published a series of informational videos about issues at the upcoming May 2 Town Meeting.

From the Town of Upton Website:

We present to you the final seventh video, the Fowler Street Bridge Replacement in the 7 part series of Town Meeting infomercials. Hope to see a packed Town Meeting on May 2 @ 7PM Nipmuc HS #DPW #infrastructure 

In two weeks Town Meeting will consider 2 major capital investments. To learn more about the proposed Fire Rescue / Pumper Truck view the sixth video in the series. #stayinformed 

In 2018 Town Meeting asked the BOS to develop a vision for a renewed town center. Ask and you shall receive! In this fifth video you will get a sneak peak of the work of the EDC alongside more than 40 residents who volunteered countless hours to bring this vision forward. #moveupton

Educating our youth represents more than 56% of the town's budget but our youth represent 100% of our future. Dr. Maruszczak discusses the Nipmuc Regional School Budget in the fourth video.

To learn more about how the international trash and recycling crisis is affecting your taxes at this year's upcoming Town Meeting view the third video in the series.

The Town has upgraded its budgeting process with a new format to the Finance Committe's Report. Learn more about the format and how it will be implemented at Town Meeting in this second video of the series.

In the first video, Derek Brindisi, Town Manager, informs voters about the overall FY2020 Town Operating Budget.
  • Learn more about this year's Warrant by viewing a number of different informative videos during the course of this week.
  • Follow us on twitter @UptonTown.
  • Attend the 2019 Annual Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 7pm Nipmuc High School.
  • Attend the Annual Finance Committee Budget Hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00pm Town Hall.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Playful Engineers!

This Thursday we welcome Playful Engineers to the Upton Town Hall from 1:00-3:00, courtesy of a grant through the Upton Cultural Council. Take a look at what we’ll be doing! Best for ages 8-12, but we’ll go as low as kindergarten. No babies or toddlers please.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Peep Catapults

Saturday, April 20 from 10:30am to 12pm

Join us at the library to make Peep Catapults!

A delicious STEM challenge as we learn about and build catapults using pencils, popsicle sticks, and elastics. We will launch all sorts of objects, including peeps!

Suggested ages are 7 to 12.

Registration required!

For more information:
Lee Ann Murphy

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Playful Engineers, April 18

Playful Engineers will present a hands-on workshop in which participants will have a chance to design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg “Machines”, and other chain reactions, connecting focused play with serious science. Participants learn through demonstration and play, exploring basic force and motion physics, as they build fun chain reactions with common toys and other ordinary materials.

The event is on Thursday April 18 from 1pm to 3pm in the Upton Town Hall.
Suggested ages 8 through 12

This is not a drop-off event!

Playful Engineers is generously funded by the Upton Cultural Council.

Upton Reads Book Group - May 2019

May Meetings: 5/14/19 at 12:45pm and 5/16/19 at 6:45pm

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The Upton Reads Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:45 and on the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 in the library gathering room. Sue Pfeiffer from the library staff leads a casual and thought-provoking discussion of an eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library. Please call the library directly at 529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.

This month we are reading The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen.

Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past.