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MARLBOROUGH- WMCT sat down with Mayor Arthur Vigeant to discuss what Gov. Baker's new stay-at-home advisory would look like for Marlborough residents. While many non-essential businesses are closing their doors, he says the city still needs to be governed, police and fire must continue doing their jobs and students must be educated. Mayor Vigeant encourages residents to support local businesses by ordering take-out from their favorite restaurants. If out, residents should continue practicing social distancing and leave a safe distance of six between others. Coronavirus is more contagious than the seasonal flu, so if possible, residents should stay at home. The mayor highlighted how the commu

"No Donation Is Too Small": MEDC Asks For Public's Help In Providing Protective Equipm

With the numbers mounting daily as our hospitals and first responders continue to work on the front lines fighting the battle against Coronavirus, local businesses have been stepping up to help make sure our local heroes have the equipment they need to protect both themselves and the Marlborough community. Meredith Harris, Executive Director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation says while she is so grateful for the generous donations from the Marlborough community, the need continues to grow daily. "It’s a brand new issue to have, but we were really excited with the response right away and it’s uplifting to see people in our community jumping at the chance to help in response,

How To Get Tested for Coronavirus in Marlborough - And If You Should

It's the number one question being asked at the center of the Coronavirus global pandemic: how does one get tested for it? What do you do if you don't have a primary care? How much will it cost if you don't have insurance? At AFC Urgent Care in Marlborough, Managing Director Bing Yeo and the staff of trained professionals are ready with answers, doing so in a way that protects both the public and themselves. "The first thing people should do is to ask themselves what causes them to have the fear that they have it. Have they been exposed? Are they experiencing any symptoms?" he asks. These, in fact, will be the first questions you're asked when you come to the locked door at AFC Urgent Care c

Governor Baker Issues Stay-At-Home Order For Massachusetts

On Monday morning, Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home order for the state "requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide #COVID19 essential services to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public," in a statement released just before 10:30am. "After discussions with health experts, local and federal officials, and other governors concerning the fight against COVID-19, and reviewing the orders issued by other states, i am issuing the following emergency order: Effective Tuesday, March 24th at noon, all non-essential businesses shall close their physical workplaces and facilities to all workers, customers and

Social Distancing Tips

MARLBOROUGH- During a press conference on Monday, Marlborough’s Director of Public Health reminded residents to continue practicing social distancing. That means, keeping a distance of six feet between yourself and others throughout the day. COVID-19 is much more contagious than the seasonal flu, so keeping a safe distance from others will hopefully stop the rapid spread of the disease. To control the disease, social distancing is a must. To help, try calling or texting friends or loved ones instead of visiting them. As an extra precaution, Gov. Charlie Baker recommends staying out of spaces with more than 25 people. But the good news, pets cannot catch coronavirus. So when it comes to your

Local Cafe Deals with On-Site Consumption Ban

MARLBOROUGH- On Sunday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new plans to combat the spread of COVID-19. Heavily impacting local restaurants like Main Street Cafe, Gov. Baker banned on-site consumption at any restaurant, bar or establishment. Starting March 17, all food and drink must be taken-out or delivered. Main Street Cafe owner, Randy Scott, hung a sign on his door, warning his customers of this temporary change. In addition to take-out orders, Main Street Cafe will offer delivery for the first time, using services like GrubHub and DoorDash. With only a two day notice, the ban forced Scott to lay off all his help. For the next three weeks, Scott and his wife will fulfill the to-go and delivery

The Boston Open at Wayside Athletic Club

The Boston Open was hosted by Wayside Athletic Club. The Boston Open is a multi-day racquetball tournament that includes everyone. It does not matter if you are female or male, amateur or pro, theres a tier for all levels. The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) even made a stop here! To see more watch this video:

Wayside Athletic Club Pedals to End Cancer

Wayside Athletic Club hosted their 16th annual Pedal to End Cancer for The American Cancer Society. At this event, participants pedal for 3 hours and raise money for a great cause. Wayside was 1 of 6 clubs that started this event 16 years ago. While a lot of clubs have come and go, Wayside has been the only club to put this event on for 16 straight years This event brings together over 2 dozen riders, riding together to make a difference. Participants can create teams, or ride alone, to raise money. They can also raise money online or just by asking friends and family. After 16 years of putting on this event, Wayside has raised over $280,000. This year, Wayside surpassed their goal of raisin

Things to know about coronavirus disease

MARLBOROUGH- New cases of coronavirus disease appear everyday. Also know as COVID-19, the disease spread internationally, including here in Massachusetts. Marlborough Director of Public Health, John Garside, said the public has no reason to be worried, but should stay informed. Very similar to the flu, COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system. Symptoms include a fever, coughing and shortness of breath. The disease can be deadly, especially to anyone with a weak immune system. Garside urges Marlborough residents to prepare for the outbreak just as they would a heavy flu season. While there is currently no vaccine, there’s other ways residents can protect themselves.The number one way to stay h

Have a green thumb?: The MLNA Informative EXPO and Job Fair

Last week at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, in Marlborough-- the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association held a job fair and informative expo for locals to learn about the industry. There were rows of companies set up for potential new employees of all ages. There were veteran attendees as well as vocational students in attendance eagerly learning about potential opportunities for after graduation. Not only was this job fair very informative, it was also a great spot for individuals to take seminars. Lots of lectures filled the expo rooms for those interested in learning about all topics landscape and nursery related. Have a green thumb? --For the full story, pl

Super Tuesday in Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH- One by one, voters made their way into Kane Elementary School to pick their favorite candidate for the general election in November. Massachusetts was just one of the 14 states on 'Super Tuesday' voting in the presidential primary. Voters in Marlborough lucked out, as temperatures reached almost 65 degrees. Kane Elementary School was just one of the six locations in Marlborough residents could vote. Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren, is one of the many candidates running for the Democratic nomination. For the first time, Massachusetts allowed early voting in a primary election. Marlborough residents casted 1,417 early ballots.

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