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Mattapoisett Yacht Club annual meeting
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Yacht Club will host its annual meeting and awards presentation Oct. 2 at 7 Pico Beach Rd. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. and attendees are asked to park in either of the two driveways first, then on street (port...
Woman’s Club to sell daffodils for scholarships
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is selling King Alfred daffodil bulbs again this year to raise funds for scholarships. Bulbs will be available for purchase at the Mattapoisett Museum Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or they can be ordered...
Christopher Brown Memorial Tree to be dedicated Oct. 11
MARION — The Christopher Brown Memorial Tree, recently planted on the lawn of the Marion Music Hall, will be dedicated on Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. A plaque dedicating the tree will be unveiled as part of the dedication. There will be no rain date for the...
Old Colony Fall Fest draws crowd
ROCHESTER — Bells were rung, balloons were popped and students were dunked at the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Fall Fest on Sept. 25. The event, put on by the school’s parent-teacher organization, featured traditional fair...
Families flock to farm for national alpaca days
MATTAPOISETT — Cards were dealt at Pine Meadow Alpacas on Sept. 25, but no one was wearing their poker face. The Mattapoisett alpaca farm, run by the Paine family, helped organize the “paca run,” a tour of five regional alpaca farms where families...
Tri-Town sees slight decline in covid cases
The Tri-Town saw a slight decline in new covid cases the week leading up to Sept. 23, but cases remain significantly higher than they were at their lowest this year. While Mattapoisett saw a downward shift in cases from 17 to 11, Marion and...
Community center path opens for walkers
MARION — After about a month and a half of construction, the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center’s new walking path is open for all to take a stroll. The 200-meter path, opened to the public on Sept. 24, follows the inside perimeter of the...
Animal control: unlicensed dog warnings ‘taken out of context’
ROCHESTER — Upset dog owners took to Facebook on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to voice their displeasure with a press release from the Rochester Town Clerk that threatened to “catch and confine” unlicensed dogs until their owners paid a unspecified fee. The...
Sippican Historical Society lecture: Vencedor
MARION — The Sippican Historical Society Speaker Series will continue on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. with a lecture from Charles A. Poekel Jr. on the yacht Vencedor The lecture will be the story of Vecendor, an account of not just a racing sailboat storied...
Unlicensed Rochester dogs risk fees for owners
ROCHESTER — In accordance with Town of Rochester Bylaws, the Board of Selectmen has issued a warrant to the Animal Control Officer requiring that all dogs not licensed for the current year be caught and confined until the owner complies with all...
Alpaca farmers hope public will run to events Sept. 25, 26
Five area alpaca farms, including Pine Meadow Alpacas at 109 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, will open their doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days with a twist that poker...
Tri-Town at risk for natural disaster damage
On the tail of Tri-Town flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida and a near-miss by Hurricane Henri, Marion has released a draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan, months in the making. The plan details the potential effects of a major storm on the...
Mattapoisett COA to host Medicare information session
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Council on Aging will host a program called Medicare 101 on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Join Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone Regional Director Christie Rexford to learn about Medicare enrollment periods, benefits...
Rochester historical exhibit opens Oct. 2
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Historical Society will host a new exhibit on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit, “Curator's Show Part II: Treasures from the Museum,” will feature tools and military items among other objects. In addition, there...
Elizabeth Taber Library October events
MARION — From artistic opportunities to petting zoos, the Elizabeth Taber Library has events for all this fall. Celebrating diversity through art. The library is running an art gallery in collaboration with Tri-Town Against Racism. Artists can pick...
Cove controversy: Boaters speak against Wings Cove pier
MARION — Tempers flared at a Sept. 20 Planning Board meeting when several residents voiced concern about an in-construction pier in Wings Cove. Residents have been speaking out about the pier since it began construction in August, claiming the...
Rochester Board of Selectmen signs Town Meeting warrant
ROCHESTER — It’s official: A change to the name of the town’s governing board, a shortened period for dog registration and a request for more liquor licenses will all be on the agenda at the Oct. 18 Special Town Meeting. After an initial reading of...
Rochester Town Administrator will not seek to renew contract next year
ROCHESTER — Rochester Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar will not seek to renew her contract when it expires next summer, she announced at a Sept. 20 Board of Selectmen meeting. “It has truly been an honor to serve the town of Rochester for the...
Beloved animal doctor honored with reflections, pet blessings
DARTMOUTH — For 22 years, the late Dr. Nicole Rickard worked with passion to ensure pets stopping by the Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital in North Dartmouth had the best care possible. “Nobody, no matter their situation, was not worth caring about,”...
Oyster Fest back in person for Sippican Lands Trust
MARION — A shell of a good time! The Sippican Lands Trust held its third annual Oyster Fest fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Benjamin Cushing Center, serving up fresh oysters on the half shell as well as lobster rolls, clam chowder, and...
West Nile Virus detected in Marion mosquitoes
MARION — West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion according to a Sept. 17 announcement from Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Trucks are scheduled to begin spraying for mosquitoes in town as early as Monday,...
OR student pulls 9-ton truck at animal shelter fundraiser
MATTAPOISETT — ORR Junior Brady Lee participated in a fundraiser put on by Mass Iron Gym in Hanson on Sept. 11 to raise money for homeless animals at the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts. Lee, a Mattapoisett resident, pulled a...
Covid cases reach highest peak since February
The Tri-Town had 33 new cases of covid in the week leading up to Sept. 16 — the highest single week total since February, when vaccinations had only recently been rolled out. Of the 33 new cases, eight came from Marion, 17 from Mattapoisett and...
Memorial bricks sold to commemorate Mattapoisett loved ones
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Historical Commission is offering an opportunity to purchase commemorative granite bricks in honor of family, friends, or events. Inscribed bricks have been placed in Shipyard Park, Ned’s Point, the Town Hall, Tinkham...
Brief car fire leads to hydrant flushing in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — A brief car fire on North Street caused water hydrant flushing on Sept. 14. On Tuesday afternoon, the Mattapoisett Fire Department responded to a car fire on north street, when a Toyota Prius briefly caught fire. The department...
Things to do: Oyster Fest, open mic night and more
From a pickleball tournament to the annual Oyster fest, there’s a lot to do this week in the Tri-Town.
Friday, Sept. 17
Open mic night
The Mattapoisett Museum and Southcoast Lessons will host its third open mic night at 6...
Mattapoisett Select Board approves ORCTV agreement
MATTAPOISETT — On Sept. 14, the Mattapoisett Select Board voted to approve an agreement with ORCTV that would renew the relationship between the nonprofit entity and the town after delaying the decision during a Tri-Town Select Board meeting on Sept...
Mattapoisett mulls marine fee hike
MATTAPOISETT — Higher fees for moorings, slips, boat stickers and dinghy docks may be coming to Mattapoisett Harbor. Harbormaster Jamie McIntosh addressed the town’s Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to discuss the possibility of raising marine fees...
Eversource gives timeline for Mattapoisett gas line project
MATTAPOISETT — Representatives from Eversource spoke in front of the Mattapoisett Select Board during a Sept. 14 meeting to present initial plans for upgrading gas lines that run along Main St. The work of replacing the lines will have to be done in...
Elizabeth Taber Library September events
MARION — Play lawn games, say goodbye to Octolini and more at the Elizabeth Taber Library this month. With the start of school comes the start of After School Outside, where kids can come to the library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. after school to play lawn...
Local alpaca farms team up for Alpaca Day “Paca Run”
MATTAPOISETT — National Alpaca Farm Days are Sept. 25 and 26 and to celebrate, Pine Meadows Alpaca Farm in Mattapoisett is teaming up with other area alpaca farms for a “Paca Run.” Similar to a poker run, participants in the “Paca Run” will receive...
Sunken boat recovered from Mattapoisett Harbor after extended search
MATTAPOISETT — On Saturday, Sept. 4, the vessel “Lady Hawk” sank in the vicinity of Nye’s Ledge off the coast of Mattapoisett Neck, according to the Mattapoisett Harbormaster. The boat was reportedly carrying six people who were rescued by a good...
Mattapoisett Free Public Library September events
MATTAPOISETT — From story times to craft days and book clubs, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library has events to keep kids, teens and adults busy in September. September is library card sign-up month and the Mattapoisett Library invites you to come...
Upcoming events at Plumb Library
ROCHESTER — Patrons of Plumb Library can mark their calendars for writing workshops and a book sale in October. The library’s writers group will begin sessions on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Participants can with other local writers to share projects,...
Tri-Town Against Racism unveils newest Little Free Diverse Library
MATTAPOISETT — Tri-Town Against Racism, a local grassroots activist group, hosted a crowd of supporters as it unveiled its newest Little Free Diverse Library at Ned’s Point on Friday, Sept. 10. The Little Free Diverse Libraries are similar to...
Mattapoisett Museum open mic night
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum and Southcoast Lessons will host its third open mic night on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. The event, held at the museum, welcomes all ages and genres. Participants are invited to sing songs, play tunes, crack jokes and...
Shooting safely: Rod and Gun Club holds women’s firearm program
ROCHESTER — Women at the Sippican Rod and Gun Club were armed — but safe — at a gun licensing and education program on Sept. 11. The woman-only program is held annually, and participants leave with the training to apply for either a license to carry...
Tri-Town remembers 9/11 on 20th anniversary
On a day officials said felt eerily similar to 20 years prior, the Tri-Town remembered the 9/11 attacks with services and displays of solitude. As the sun rose on Sept. 11, firefighters from the Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Fire Departments...
Crafters’ fair raises money for Rochester Council on Aging
ROCHESTER — Saturday was a big day for crafters in the Tri-Town as the Friends of the Rochester Council on Aging held their annual crafters fair in the COA parking lot. On sale at the fair were books, decor and a variety of crafting supplies. Most...
New Tri-Town covid cases decrease after peaking last week
After seeing the largest spike of the summer last week with 30 cases, the Tri-Town had only 19 new cases of covid in the week leading up to Sept. 9 — the fewest in a single week since late July. Of the 19 new cases, five came from Marion, six from...
Plans for a 48-unit development in Marion inch forward
MARION — One of the barriers to a 48-unit townhouse project on Route 6 may soon come down. The Marion Select Board agreed on Sept. 8 to add a zoning change at 78 Wareham Road to the October Town Meeting warrant. The zoning change would allow a...
Things to do: Meet the scouts, go to a fall fair and more
From a scout meetup to a fall fair, there are lots of things to do in the Tri-Town this week.
Friday, Sept. 10
Little Free Diverse Library unveiling
Tri-Town Against Racism is holding an unveiling for its newest Little...
Rochester Board of Selectmen reads Town Meeting warrant
ROCHESTER — At a Sept. 7 meeting, the Rochester Board of Selectmen held an initial reading with the Town Clerk, Moderator, and members of the Finance Committee of the warrant for the Town Meeting that will take place on Oct. 18. Among the items...
Developers refresh new Planning Board members on 28-unit project
MARION — With two new members elected in May, developers decided to give the Marion Planning Board a refresher of the history of their 28-unit project, currently up for approval by the board. Sherman E. Briggs and Hamblin Homes plans to develop a 28...
Marion looks for feedback on hazard mitigation plan
MARION — The Town’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan is now available for review and comment. The Marion Hazard Mitigation Planning team partnered with the Woods Hole Group to develop the plan, which identifies impacts of climate change and natural...
Tangi’s Diverse Book Drive nears goal
Books featuring characters of diverse backgrounds are beginning to line the shelves of Old Rochester Regional School District libraries. Tangi’s Diverse Book Drive — an effort led by Tri-Town Against Racism Co-Founder Tangi Thomas to make school...
Rochester Historical Society meeting Sept. 15
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the museum at 355 County Rd. After organizational matters are discussed, there will be a Memory Themed program sharing pictures, stories, or historical show 'n tell...
Mattapoisett Council on Aging to hold dementia Alzheimer’s education session
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Council on Aging will host a Dementia and Alzheimer’s educational program on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s and other forms, causes memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with...
Lands Trust Oyster Fest tickets still available
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust is hosting its annual Oyster Fest Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin D. Cushing Center, 465 Mill Street, Marion, MA. This year’s event features local oysters from Bryant Brothers...
Marion Cultural Council looks for volunteers
MARION — The Marion Cultural Council is in search of up to five volunteers interested in serving as voting members who can help share ideas and knowledge when making determinations of how funding for the cultural council is dispensed. Contact...
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