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NolanFest celebrates life of late OR student Nolan Gibbons
MARION — People young and old came out to Silvershell Beach in droves on Sunday, July 11 to celebrate the life of Nolan Gibbons at NolanFest, a music festival organized in honor of the late Old Rochester Regional High School student. Gibbons was a...
South coast black bear ‘BooBoo’ killed in van crash
MARION — BooBoo, the beloved black bear that has been spotted repeatedly along the south coast in recent weeks, died from its injuries after being struck by a van on I-195 two weeks ago, according to Bear Biologist Dave Wattles of Massachusetts...
More summer events coming up at Mattapoisett Library
The second half of the summer has begun and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library still has the events to keep you busy. There is still plenty of time to get the most out of the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program and the Children’s Summer Reading...
Rochester has lone Tri-Town covid case
For the second straight week, only one new case of covid was reported in the Tri-Town, this time occurring in Rochester. Despite the case, all three towns remain “gray” on the state’s covid risk map, meaning each town has under 10 ongoing cases...
Alpacas, zebu visit the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION — Parents, grandparents, and a herd of children turned out to see the animals at Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday, July 8 where Pine Meadow Farms hosted a petting zoo. The event featured alpacas, tortoises, rabbits, goats, and zebus — a...
Mattapoisett Library holds screen printing workshop
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library held a screen printing workshop for all ages on Wednesday, July 7. Michelle Skaar, the librarian who planned and led the event, said that screen printing is the kind of arts and crafts project she...
Things to do: Meet alpacas, make a mandala, and more
Alpacas, art shows and concerts are coming to the Tri-Town this week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com.
Thursday, July 8
Meet alpacas at the library
The Elizabeth Taber Library will...
Silly songs, animal anthems at Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — Davis and Bates, the story tale singing duo of Davis Bates and Roger Tinkell, sang silly songs and anthems about animals at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on July 6. The duo entertained children and families alike with songs...
Solar array plans withdrawn after abutters speak out about project
MARION — Plans for a private solar array at 8 Quails Crossing were withdrawn, after abutters spoke out against the array at a June 21 Planning Board Meeting. The board accepted the withdrawal of plans at a July 6 meeting. The planned array was to be...
Fast food: Marion Planning Board approves food truck
MARION — The Planning Board approved a food truck for the parking lot of Tri-Town Barber Shop on July 6. The truck will sit in the business’ picnic area, which already has infrastructure for a food truck. Owner Shawn Lynch said he plans to have a...
Marion to adopt body art regulations
MARION — The Board of Health approved license fees and regulations for body art establishments at a July 6 meeting. The board set operating regulations for body art establishments, specifically for a beauty establishment that looks to add...
High-flying dogs, storytimes, book sales at the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library has a number of events lined up for July, from high-flying pups, to outdoor storytimes, to book sales. On July 17, The New Bedford Art Museum’s artMobile will visit the library from noon to 2 p.m., once again...
Concerts, tails and tales at Plumb Library this month
ROCHESTER — July 19 is the last day to register for "Tails and Tales,” the 2021 Summer Library Program at Plumb Library. Those who have already signed up can pick up the activity bag, which includes reading logs and stickers, at the library. Bring...
Mattapoisett Harbor Days Schedule
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days celebration is on, and will feature myriad activities from painting to concerts to feasts in Shipyard Park. The event schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Proposed $300 million state transportation bill would bring over $100,000 to Marion
MARION — A state-wide transportation infrastructure bill could bring over $100,000 to Marion for projects like improvements to roads, bridges, and sidewalks. The $300 million bill will include $200 million for renovations and repairs for roads and...
Water main break causes shutoff for some Marion residents
MARION — A water main broke on the morning of Tuesday, July 6, on route 6 between Point Road and Front Street, forcing Marion Water Division to cut off service to that portion of the road and the side streets branching from it until repairs can be...
‘Action is critical in this area’: Frederick Douglass discussion sheds light on local racism
MARION — A crowd filled the community center of the First Congregational Church of Marion on the morning of July 3 for a reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” From wall to wall, community members and...
Superheroes, classic cars tour town in Marion Independence Day Parade
MARION — After a year off, the Marion Independence Day Parade came back in a big way on the sunny morning of July 5. “I think this is the largest parade I’ve organized,” organizer Donna Hemphill said. The parade featured trailers full of candy-...
Marion Horse Show back to Independence Day weekend for 74th year
MARION — It was a day of reigns in the rain at the 74th annual Marion Horse Show on July 3. Over 75 horses and contestants trotted and walked through the mud of Washburn Park at the event, which was back on its regular weekend after being held in...
Kitty Conundrum: Rochester animal shelter inundated with kittens
ROCHESTER — Local cat shelter It’s All About the Animals is facing a kitty conundrum as an overabundance of kittens threatens to overwhelm the already overworked shelter, according to Founder and President Pam Robinson. Currently, the shelter is...
Mattapoisett Council on Aging to offer widow support group
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging is offering a support group for widowed persons every first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The support group will aim to provide hope, reassurance and community for widows. The Council on Aging encourages...
Marion hosts lone Tri-Town covid case
All good things must come to an end. After a week when there were no new covid cases reported in the Tri-Town, Marion recorded one case the week leading up to July 1. Despite the case, all three towns remain “gray” on the state’s covid risk map,...
Emergency traffic signal coming to Route 6 in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Town was awarded $450,000 for a new emergency vehicle traffic signal on June 30, according to Rep. Bill Straus’ office. The signal will be placed along Route 6. adjacent to the new Mattapoisett Fire Station currently being...
Town beaches prepare for Fourth, summer
Mattapoisett Town Beach and Silvershell Beach are open and ready for the Fourth of July and for the summer. Unlike other nearby towns, Marion and Mattapoisett have been able to fully staff their town beaches with lifeguards. Marion is even beefing...
Decorate bikes, make masks with the Sippican Lands Trust
MARION — Kids can decorate their bikes and make animal masks with the Sippican Lands Trust on July 2 at 4 p.m. to march in the Marion independence Day Parade. The Lands Trust is in search of kids and adults to march with them in the parade on July 5...
Things to do: Fourth of July festivities and more
From Fourth of July festivities to music in Marion, there’s a lot to do this week in the Tri-Town. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com.
Friday, July 2
See the Marion Concert...
Mattapoisett time capsule to open July 17
MATTAPOISETT — A time capsule that’s been sitting under the Shipyard Park gazebo will be opened on July 17. But there’s one problem: the town’s Select Board can’t find the key. “I have to find the key to this time capsule,” Town Administrator Mike...
Covid state of emergency lifted in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Select Board decided on June 29 to lift the town’s state of emergency, put in place at the start of covid. “That was placed March 16-ish or somewhere around there,” Select Board member Jordan Collyer said. “Your fourth day at work...
Decision on Walrus and Captain outdoor bar delayed
MATTAPOISETT — The Select Board delayed a decision on a proposed mobile bar at Walrus and Captain on June 29. The bar would roll out on wheels into the restaurant’s outdoor patio area to provide outdoor seating, according to the Select Board. “I...
Mattapoisett special election information
MATTAPOISETT — The Special Town Election is scheduled for July 27 at Old Hammondtown School. The election will have one race on the ballot to fill the late John DeCosta’s Select Board position. The election is contested between former Select Board...
How a Rochester native became governor of Alaska
The writer of this piece, Connie Eshbach, is the vice president of the Rochester Historical Society. This is part of a series of Rochester history briefs.
While many think of rural and farming when Rochester comes to mind, Rochester has...
The ArtMobile visits the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION — Fast fashion. The New Bedford Art Museum’s ArtMobile visited patrons of the Elizabeth Taber Library on June 26, featuring its “Uncommon Threads” exhibit. The exhibit featured works by Ruth E. Carter, a costume designer and Massachusetts...
Meet Marion’s new children’s librarian
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library’s new children’s librarian will be a familiar face to some. Moving from assistant children’s librarian at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to children’s librarian in Marion, Heather Hudnall-Ripley said she’s...
‘Arts in the Park’ returns to Marion in July
MARION — Over 40 local artists and artisans will gather at Bicentennial Park for the annual Arts in the Park outdoor art market on July 10. The event, which is hosted by the Marion Art Center, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday with a rain...
Marion Council on Aging July events calendar
MARION — In addition to regular scheduled programming, the Marion Council on Aging will be holding several special events in July and August. On Friday July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Artisans of Dexter Beach, an eclectic group of amateur and...
Old Rochester class of 2023 holds 3k color run
Marion’s list of colorful characters was longer than usual on Sunday, June 27 after Old Rochester’s rising juniors held a 3k color run at Washburn Park in Marion to raise money for the class of 2023. Participants walked and ran through the Washburn...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club announces ‘Taste of the Town without the tent’
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is holding its annual “Taste of the Town” event in a decentralized format for the second year in a row this summer, with the goal of returning to an in-person gathering in 2022. The event — which for...
Marion Police subdue knife-wielding man without injuries
MARION — Police restrained a knife-wielding man without injuries to anyone involved on June 26 after he threatened first responders with the weapon, according to Marion Police. Marion Police and EMS were responding to a call for a well-being check...
Mattapoisett garden tour gets (green) thumbs up
MATTAPOISETT — Tri-Town gardeners got quite a treat on Saturday, June 26 as the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club hosted the second private garden tour of the weekend following the Marion garden tour on Friday. The Mattapoisett “Glorious Gardens” tour,...
The secret’s out: Marion ‘secret gardens’ tour draws crowd
MARION — A little light drizzle wasn’t enough to stop garden aficionados from soaking up the sights at the Marion Secret Garden Tour on Friday, June 25. The one-day event featured eight private gardens located throughout the town which presented a...
St. Philip’s to host guest rector for 4th of July services
MATTAPOISETT — On Sunday, July 4, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will be visited by the Rev. Robert Malm, retired rector from Grace Church in Alexandria, VA. Services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masks are required at this time and all are...
No new covid cases in the Tri-Town
For the first time since August 2020, no new covid cases were reported anywhere in the Tri-Town during the week leading up to June 24. In addition, all three towns have now had a “gray” covid risk designation for four-straight weeks, meaning that...
New plans shown for $2.6 million Marion pump station
MARION — Kent Nichols of Weston and Sampson, an engineering firm, updated the Water Commissioners on plans for a Creek Road wastewater pump station on June 24. The plans show the pump station would be largely obscured by a line of trees. The...
Marion Fire Department responds to crash involving bear
MARION – The Marion Fire Department responded to a crash involving a bear Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Marion firefighters responded to Interstate 195 westbound, in the area of mile marker 34.8 and the Route 105 exit, for a report...
Things to do: See flowers, concerts and get messy with a color run
There’s a lot going on in Tri-Town on any given week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com.
Friday, June 25
Tour ‘Secret Gardens’ of Marion
Secret Gardens of Marion...
River Road residents call for ‘no parking’ signs ahead of bar opening
MARION -- Residents of River Road continued to advocate for “no parking” signs on their street at a June 22 Select Board meeting, as they prepare for the opening of Stone Rooster. The bar, formerly Gilda’s Stone Rooster, was under the operation of...
Residents push back on Mary Celeste entertainment license
MARION -- A public hearing to grant The Mary Celeste Whiskey and Wine Library an entertainment license was continued, after comments from neighboring residents. Owner Mike Achilles came before the Select Board on June 22, asking to be able to host...
Abutters angry about proposed Marion solar array
MARION -- A proposed private solar array caused frustration for neighbors and board members at a Marion Planning Board meeting on June 21. The Planning Board heard a site plan presentation for a 33-panel, 610 square foot ground-mounted solar array...
Rochester looks to fill government vacancies
ROCHESTER — The town is in need of some fresh faces in its government as several positions currently sit vacant, according to the Board of Selectmen. The Conservation Commission has two openings, with another member ready to resign once the other...
Rochester hires new conservation agent
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen passed a resolution during its meeting on June 21 officially thanking Laurell Farinon, the town's outgoing conservation agent, for 27 years of service at the position, before approving an agreement to...
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