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Target Thieves Thwarted Just Before Christmas

MARLBOROUGH- Two thieves nearly made away with over $800 worth of merchandise from Target just before Christmas, but quick actions from both loss prevention at the store and Marlborough Police Department left them empty handed and behind bars. Shortly before 10PM on Monday evening, 30 year old Valerie Aris Vasquez-Velez of Hudson attempted to steal $823.09 worth of merchandise from the Target on Donald Lynch Blvd. After being approached by loss prevention, Vasquez-Velez took off leaving the items behind, striking a customer's cart with her car as she began to flee. While the customer was not injured, police quickly caught up with Vasquez-Velez who had an active warrant for her arrest. Her pa

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

MARLBOROUGH- If you wait to finish your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you're not alone. A study done by the National Retail Federation shows that six percent of shoppers wait until Christmas Eve to buy their last gifts. Here are a few places you can finish your holiday shopping! Christmas Eve Hours: Target: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Macy's: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. J.C. Penney: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Marshalls: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Walgreens: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. Stop and Shop: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hannaford: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you want to shop from home, Amazon offers same-day Christmas Eve shipping on most items if ordered before 9:30 a.m.

Parker White and her snowy owl artwork

One talented and lucky art student at Kane elementary school currently has her snowy owl artwork displayed on an electrical box around the city of Marlborough. Parker White, got her influence from the popular book series Harry Potter. Her art teacher Ms. Douglas, was very excited that her students artwork was chosen to be displayed. Ms. Douglas was teaching the students all about how to properly texture their artwork using various art supplies. She was also apart of the artwork selection process for the electrical box display. Parker, a third grader at Kane Elementary School-- loves driving by her snowy owl with her family, and she event said she would love it if her mandala painting was cho

U-Mass Marlborough Hospital Offers Holiday Meals To Staff, Patients & Visitors

MARLBOROUGH-Doctors, nurses and visitors lined up for a festive feast at UMass Memorial Hospital in Marlborough on Tuesday morning in the cafeteria. Yet this time, when they got to the front of the line, they learned there was no charge for anything on their plate. Vice President of Development, Marketing & Communications at UMass Memorial Ellen Carlucci says it's all just their way to say thank you to those who work hard every day to help save lives and offer up a warm plate to those in the community they serve. "We want to thank them for the hard work they do each and every day taking care of our patients, their family members, videos. They're in all hours of the day and night." Dressed he

Evening of Giving to Benefit Roland's House Celebrates 30th Anniversary

MARLBOROUGH- Back in 1989 when the first annual Evening of Giving to benefit the local Marlborough shelter now known as Roland's House took place, organizers Roland Simoneau & his wife Joan likely did not predict that 30 years later not only would the annual benefit still be going strong, but the holiday spirit stronger than ever. Yet the couple had witnessed a need in their community for upgrades to the shelter, formerly located in the Walker Building basement, which today now rests on Mechanic Street serving as an emergency shelter for the community. "After 30 years, everybody continues to come out," says local resident and organizer Trish Pope who admits the event is part of what first ma

Disney Issues Epilepsy Warning For Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Next weekend thousands of people will be heading to the movies as the last Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, hits the silver screen but not everyone will get to easily enjoy the end of a saga that has lasted over 40 years. Walt Disney Studios issued a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that the film contains "several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights" that could affect those with photosensitive epilepsy. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, 3% of the 50 million people with epilepsy are photosensitive, and although that may sound like a small percent, it affects around 1.5 million people. To learn more watch here:

Honoring deceased war Veteran Robert Eames

On December 7th, 2019 the City of Marlborough held a special re-interring ceremony for deceased war veteran, and former Marlborough resident --Robert Eames (1738-1821) at Wilson Cemetery. Eames had ten children while living in the city. He fought in the Revolutionary War as well as both the French and Indian Wars. Mayor Arthur Vigeant along with the Marlborough Historical Society are working diligently to keep history alive and revitalized. They see the importance of bringing the community together to honor deceased war veterans. Mayor Vigeant recently stated in a press release about the event " By bringing Robert Eames back to a pristine resting place at Wilson Cemetery, we not only show re

HOLIDAY CHEER WITH THE BOYS&GIRLS CLUB

Ready to get into the holiday spirit!? The Boys&Girls Club of Hudson Massachuetts knows just how to do that! Last weekend, the Boys&Girls Club of the MetroWest hosted their annual Festival of Trees and Holiday craft fair. The free event was open to the public and a great place to do some holiday shopping, enjoy time with family, and help raise money for the local club. This event sees about 1,000 attendees from the community! The kids loved the holiday decorations and trees. All tree raffle proceeds from the weekend went directly to benefitting the programs at the club. Watch the video below for more and Happy Holidays from everyone at WMCT-TV.

Hudson School Placed On Lockdown, Police Searching For Suspect In Shooting

HUDSON-Students at the Camela A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson were placed on lockdown experiencing what authorities call a controlled dismissal shortly after 2:00 PM this afternoon after a woman was shot just steps away on Howe Street in Hudson. Standing by as police officers with large guns close off the street local resident Nick Desmond lives on, Desmond described his shock as local police K-9, ambulances and investigators began to rush in. When asked if he'd ever felt unsafe in the neighborhood, Desmond shook his head. "My wife and I walk this neighborhood, there's a good mile walk that we take that goes around here. These side streets have always been quiet." Yet today, the local

Marlborough High School EMT Program

MARLBOROUGH- Marlborough High School partnered with Patriot Ambulance to offer an EMT training course to seniors. MHS is one of the only public schools in Massachusetts to offer a program like this. Over the course of the school year, students learn dispatching skills and emergency medical dispatching, including a full program on EMT training. Once students complete training and pass the NREMT Exam, they will be EMT certified and job ready. Programs like these helps solve the national shortage of EMTs and paramedics. In its first year, five students are currently enrolled in the program. These students train five days a week for school credit, completing more than 250 hours. In addition to t

Sudbury School Bus Tracking App

SUDBURY- Sudbury Public Schools tested out the FirstView app in a few schools, now they want to take it district wide. FirstView is an app that allows parents or guardians to track their child's bus in real time. The app tracks buses, letting parents or students know exactly when it is going to arrive. Users can customize the app, setting up alerts for when the bus is a certain distance away. The app also notifies users of district delays or cancellations. As a safety measure, users can only gain access to bus routes or times with a code from the school. Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent, Brad Crozier, wanted to give parents the information they need right at their fingertips. He said t

Rotary Club Holds 37th Annual Turkey Shoot

The Rotary Club of Marlborough held their 37th annual Turkey Shoot at Assabet Valley Technical High School. If you are unfamiliar with what a Turkey Shoot is, it's an exciting raffle with hundreds and hundreds of prizes you could possibly win. Prizes ranged from Tv's, to Thanksgiving meal kits, kitchen and household appliances and even a giant teddy bear! All of these prizes are received mostly from donations from members of the Rotary Club. They also receive donations from the community, restaurant gift certificates and gift baskets. All proceeds from the raffle go directly to benefiting the Marlborough community. Portions of the funds go to the youth in the community, community service, an

Multi-Day Winter Storm

MARLBOROUGH- A winter storm warning started Sunday night and remains in effect until Tuesday. Massachusetts was hit with its first winter storm of the season. The storm brought around nine and a half inches of snow to the Marlborough area overnight. But by Tuesday, the city is expected to get another five to ten inches. Marlborough public schools closed Monday due to the weather. The city's overnight parking ban will stick around for the winter season until March 15.

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