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Massachusetts Distracted Driving Bill

MARLBOROUGH- Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, signed a new bill into law on Monday to prevent distracted driving. Nicknamed the "Hands-Free Driving Bill", it requires drivers to keep both hands on the wheel. While many things distract drivers, the most distracting is their cell phones. Massachusetts law already bans texting and driving. Under this new law, talking on the phone while driving is off-limits. In fact, even holding a device while driving is against the law. While driving, devices must be in hands-free mode to use. Navigation systems must also be mounted. If caught, drivers face fines ranging from $100 to $500. A driver who commits a second or any subsequent offense would al

Meet Morghan Ghize

HUDSON- She's been dancing almost all her life. 18-year old Morghan Ghize started dancing at the age of four. Now, she's performed in 30 different dance recitals and dances on the Hudson High School varsity dance team. Morghan has autism, but she's never let that slow her down. She runs track, plays basketball, but nothing comes close to dance. Her favorite style of dance? Hip-hop. While others would be afraid of performing in front of a crowd of hundreds, Morghan loves it. She's always sporting a smile and positive attitude. The Hudson Hawks competed in states this weekend, their final competition of the season. Morghan has no plans to stop dancing anytime soon. After she graduates high sch

BOOT CANCER TO THE BARN

"Boot cancer to the barn!" is the positive motto for Vikki Crowley and Team Vikki. Last weekend at the Shrewsbury Scandinavian Club the community came together to help boot cancer to the barn. Vikki Crowley, a Marlborough area native and cancer survivor enjoys putting these fun events on to benefit the community and help raise money for cancer research. Vikki, has been battling cancer most of her life, but instead of giving up...she gives hope to others. She does this by offering a great night out with country music, raffles, drinks, food...and much more. Watch the video below to get the full story!

Marlborough Police Sport New Look For Good Cause

MARLBOROUGH- The Marlborough Police Department is looking a little bit different these days as local officers participate in "No Shave November" to raise money for local families suffering from cancer. The fundraising campaign asks each participating officer to donate $100 to Cops for Kids with Cancer, an organization the station has partnered with for several years that gives back directly to local families in our community to help cover the cost of treatment and making ends meet. "You know a lot of times you run a fundraiser or do a donation, and you have no idea where the money goes or how it benefits people but for us it's been great because we've seen it," said Marlborough Chief of Poli

Dunkin' Ditches Foam Cups

On November 15, Dunkin' launched the 'Double Cup Breakup' campaign in New England. Most likely, you or someone you know is a 'double-cupper'. 'Double-cupping', or using a foam cup to insulate a cold drink, is a habit unique to the New England area. Dunkin' said it's ditching foam cups because foam is not sustainable. Replacing the foam cups are double-walled paper cups with a different texture to help keep drinks warm. In an effort to serve its customers and the plant more responsibly, Dunkin' is taking steps to eliminate waste, starting with foam. By December 1, all New England locations will be foam-free, making double-cupping a thing of the past. Next year, Dunkin' wants to eliminate all

Keeping junk out of local landfills

Have some junk to get rid of? Look no further... keep up to date on local recycling events in the City of Marlborough. On Saturday November 9th at Navin ice rink, the local Marlborough Rotary Club hosted an awesome recycling event in hopes of keeping items out of the landfills. Lots of items were collected for recycling including washers, dryers, computers and even huge refrigerators . Volunteers working the event came from the local Rotary Club as well as student leaders from AMSA, the Interact Club. The Rotary Club is always looking for new members to join them. If you are interested in joining check out their website and attend a meeting.

Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon

The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual luncheon at the Marlborough Country Club. The luncheon gives the board a chance to reflect on their past year and to also share their optimism for the 2020 year. The luncheon featured two guest speakers, Lisa Wieland, CEO of Massport, and Dan Rea, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development and Business Affairs for the Pawtucket, soon to be Worcester, Red Sox. Lisa gave insight on Worcester Airports plans for expansion. Dan gave the group a look at the plans for the upcoming Polar Park in Worcester. The chamber chose these two guest speakers because they are very focused on the challenges that they face, particularly in t

Trash Turned Into Fashion at Marlborough High's first ever "Trashion Show"

On Friday November 8th, The Fashion Club of Marlborough High school hosted their first "Trashion" Show. It was a fashion show but the outfits were made of recycled materials and each one had a story behind them. The competition was open to students in the MetroWest area. The rules of the competition were: all designs had to be made of materials that have been previously used or would have ended up in a landfill, garments had to be appropriate for a family audience and that garments must be modeled by the creator or a model of their choosing. Judges for the event included up and coming fashion designer Rufus Dixon from Donna Karen, Samantha Morais a fashion designer in both New York and Bosto

Marlborough Police Officer Rescues Hawk

On November 6, students from Whitcomb Middle School ran to the police station to get help for a hawk stuck in a net. Lieutenant Thomas Bryant called for animal control as he went to help. When he arrived, Lt. Bryant saw a hawk and a falcon trapped in batting cage netting. After exposing the net opening, the falcon flew right out. But, the hawk grew more trapped. Protecting himself with gloves, Lt. Bryant knew his only option was to free the hawk with using his hands. With help from animal control and a long stick, Lt. Bryan freed the hawk from the net. After a brief rest, the hawk flew safely back into the sky without a single injury.

$2 Million Massworks Grant for French Hill

Sharing the news with residents on its Facebook page, the City of Marlborough announced a $2 million improvement to the French Hill neighborhood. The Massworks Infrastructure Program from the Baker-Polito administration aims to launch redevelopment opportunities within communities. The funding supports the long-term Lincoln Street Revitalization Project. The reconstruction will include on-street public parking, roadway improvements, traffic signal upgrades and underground utility enhancements. The improvement area spans 0.6 miles, from Broad Street to the Assabet River Rail Trail. The city hopes this will bring business back to the area. Marlborough received the same grant to complete the Ap

Celebrating student all inclusiveness

Last week Marlborough High School hosted a special kind of basketball game for family and friends to take part in. Both general education and special ed students joined forces to have some fun on the court in support of spreading student inclusiveness. Athletic Director Jeff Rudzkinsky loves the idea of student all inclusiveness and is equally as excited for events, like the basketball game to get students involved in making new friends. Sophie, a student at MHS--her family has a passion for sports! She loved participating in the special olympics themed game and knows how important it is for the community as a whole. Marlborough High School will be committed to making all students feel accep

Vigeant Back In, Perlman Breaks Up At-Large

Mayor Arthur Vigeant has won reelection. Mike Ossing, Mark Oram and Katie Robey retain their seats At-Large with Samantha Perlman joining them. Wards One (Laura Wagner) and Six (Sean Navin) have new Councilors while Dave Doucette wins reelection to Ward Two. Katherine Hennessy and Heidi Matthews return to the Marlborough School Committee and Peggy Ayres returns to Assabet Valley School Committee.

St. Mary's Credit Union Debit Card Compromise

MARLBOROUGH- On October 31, hundreds of members at St. Mary’s Credit Union received an alert notifying them of suspicious activity on their debit cards. Following the alert, St. Mary’s posted on their Facebook page explaining that their Member Solutions Center was experiencing a high call volume causing wait times to be longer than normal. Due to an increase in customer concern, St. Mary’s and its nearby branches operated on extended hours. On November 2, St. Mary’s posted an update to their Facebook page explaining that after investigating, they are confident no personal or financial information was compromised. As a precautionary measure, those who received the alert will be issued new de

Marlborough Man Charged With 7 Counts of Obscene Matter To Minors

HUDSON- A Marlborough man is facing a long list of charges of after a group of teenage girls say he approached them at a Hudson High School Football game and began to show them inappropriate pictures on his cell phone. According to the police report, 61-year-old Thomas Rudd of Marlborough approached a group of girls all under the age of 16 during the Hudson High School football game on October 28th. He then pulled up an inappropriate photo of a male sexual organ, holding it in front of his groin repeatedly. The teenage girls went immediately to a nearby police officer to report Rudd, who was placed under arrest and transported to Hudson Police Station. Rudd is now facing seven counts of obsc

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