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Mattapoisett to collect Christmas trees
MATTAPOISETT — The Town of Mattapoisett will offer Christmas tree pick-up during the weeks of Jan. 6, and Jan. 17. Trees should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of regular rubbish collection. Trees may also be disposed of at the transfer...
Mattapoisett to call Special Town Meeting for bike path project
MATTAPOISETT — The town had planned to use two grants to improve Industrial Drive and build a bike path from there to the Marion town line. However, it did not receive one of those grants and must get Special Town Meeting approval in January to move...
Former Waste District Director dies
MARION — Ray Pickles, the former Marion town administrator, town clerk and director of the Carver Marion Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District, died Dec. 20. Pickles passed away in the early afternoon from congestive heart failure, just after he...
Council on Aging to host program about Helen Keller
MARION — The Marion Council on Aging will hold an information program about Helen Keller on Monday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m. The program will be told through Keller’s Mind’s eye, and feature a taped voice-over as Keller reenacts moments of her life...
Tri-town triumphs, takes on trials in 2019
In the tri-town, 2019 was a year to remember. From larceny cases, and dangerous mosquitoes to sports victories, and 6-year-old entrepreneurs, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most compelling articles.
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Presents, holiday meals, and a chilly dip for some
MATTPOISETT — Some kids got nothing but gifts and treats in their Christmas stockings. Others got notes from Santa calling them down to Mattapoisett Town Beach later that morning, to give back to a charitable organization. Helping Hands and Hooves,...
Career coaching offered at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — Executive Coach Debbie Pickup will offer free one-on-one job coaching sessions at the Mattapoisett Library, starting on Jan. 7. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Sign up for one or more sessions and receive discreet...
Sippican Lands Trust to host New Year’s Walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will host a New Year’s walk at the White Eagle property on Wednesday, Jan 1, starting at noon. The walk will begin at the White Eagle Property kiosk, located off of Route 6 in Marion. to get to the kiosk, take...
Food and crafts showcased at junior high school
MATTAPOISETT — Although school wasn’t in session, the auditorium at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School was far from empty on Saturday, Dec, 21, thanks to the Old Rochester Winter Farmers Market and Craft Fair, organized by High School Senior...
Photos: Santa Claus visits Ned’s Point Lighthouse
MATTAPOISETT — Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63 opened the doors to Ned’s Point Lighthouse for a special guest on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21. Santa Claus arrived style in a Mattapoisett Fire Truck to greet children and their families at the...
Coast Guard Auxiliarist makes unexpected rescue
MATTAPOISETT — Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63’s Sal Giglia was on his way to a Christmas event at Ned’s Point Lighthouse on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21, when he saw a car crash. Giglia said he was driving west on Route 6 when a car traveling east...
Rochester COA Board of Directors to meet Jan. 8
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Council on Aging Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan . 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at Town Hall. All Rochester residents are welcome to attend this meeting.
Waste District votes to close transfer stations at the end of 2020
The committee governing the Carver Marion Wareham waste district voted on Wednesday night to close the transfer stations on Rte. 28 in Rochester and Benson Brook in Marion on Dec. 31, 2020, and to begin discussions about what to do with the district...
Mattapoisett Transfer Station updates winter, holiday schedule
MATTAPOISETT — The transfer station at 60 Tinkham Hill Road will have a new schedule for the winter and holiday season. The winter schedule will start on the week of Jan. 6. The station will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m...
Affidavit details 10 years of animal incidents at Marion home
MARION — Dead chickens with their heads hanging out of cages. Scrawny Saint Bernard dogs chained in an outdoor pen containing soggy couches. Litters of feral kittens in a basement smelling of urine and mold. And so on. A nine-page affidavit used to...
Publisher’s note: Did you miss us online?
As many readers observed, SippicanWeekToday.com was offline for much of last weekend. Alas, it is a big, interconnected world and some things are out of our small company’s control. Early Saturday afternoon, the large cloud-computing service that...
Officials warn of increased overdose risk
The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County have reported that since Dec. 1, there have been 52 overdoses in the county, seven of which were fatal. Plymouth County Outreach, a group composed of law enforcement in the county, are warning the public that...
Business eyes Marion for marijuana dispensary location
MARION — Representatives from Lighthouse, a marijuana dispensary company, presented their plan for a recreational marijuana dispensary on Route 6 in Marion to the town’s Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Chief Operating Officer Brad Davis, as...
Marion earns grant to plan for disasters
MARION — The town has been awarded a grant for $27,750 to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, which identifies how to lessen the risks and damages of disasters, is supposed to be updated every five years. However, in Marion it has been 15 or...
Planning Board starts discussion on bylaw change
MARION — As Marion approaches the state-mandated 10% affordable housing requirement, it should reconsider its own affordable housing bylaw to allow the town to generate as much revenue from taxes as possible, a resident and developer suggested The...
Date set for Rochester Town Meeting
ROCHESTER — The annual Rochester Town Meeting will be on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at Rochester Memorial School. The warrant is currently open, and will close on Friday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.
Rochester offered large land conservation grant
ROCHESTER — The town got a $345,769 from a Local Acquisition for Natural Diversity, or LAND grant to conserve about 109 acres of land in the area of Walnut Plain Road and Old Middleboro Road. Selectmen voted to accept the grant on on Monday, Dec. 16...
Boy Scouts and Lions help assemble meal kits
ROCHESTER — Lions Club members and other community volunteers joined forces with Boy Scouts and Troop 31 leaders on Sunday Dec. 15 for their Christmas Holiday Dinner program. Christmas dinner bags include a turkey, fresh vegetables or potatoes,...
Sippican River Farms opens its doors for the holiday
ROCHESTER — Sippican River Farm may not have been blanketed in snow, but it was hard to miss the holiday cheer at its Christmas Open House, with warm cider, cookies, Santa hats on-hand, and alpacas wearing festive red bows. Cheryl, Bronie and...
Kids Brotherhood Ride starts toy drive for pediatric patients
ROCHESTER — Backed by the Rochester Fire Department and the Kids Brotherhood Ride, which he started, 7-year-old Braydon Dion started a new holiday toy drive this year, with the gifts to be delivered to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dion held a Fill a...
Marion brimmed with holiday food, decor Saturday
MARION — The Holiday Stroll might have already passed, but the holiday spirit certainly hasn’t, as various community groups showed on Dec. 14. The First Congregational Church of Marion held their luncheon and cookie walk late morning and early...
More details emerge on animal cruelty case
Details on an animal cruelty case against Lauren Fisher continue to emerge from court hearings and police reports. The 65-year-old Marion woman was arrested on Dec. 11 on two counts of animal cruelty, interfering with a police officer and resisting...
Marion ZBA talks clarifications, strategy on Tabor Academy lights
MARION — The Zoning Board of Appeals heard more information about a proposal to put four 90-foot tall lights around Tabor Academy’s main athletic field on Dec. 12, and talked about what it would take for the measure to pass, but did not vote on it...
Marion woman arrested for animal cruelty
MARION — A Marion woman, Lauren Fisher, 65, has been arrested, allegedly for animal cruelty and her house has been condemned. Fisher was charged with two cases of animal cruelty, interfering with a police officer, and resisting arrest on Dec. 11...
Mattapoisett Tree lighting cancelled
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s tree lighting ceremony has been cancelled and replaced with a pared down version of the program. Selectmen raised concerns about the weather, with 25 mile per hour winds predicted. Melody Pacheco, the assistant to the Town...
Mattapoisett Selectmen brainstorm on road race policy
MATTAPOISETT — Selectmen started work to cut down on frequent events that crowd the center of town on Dec. 11, but quickly found that the solution may be more complicated than they thought. Jordan Collyer started the discussion by saying that he has...
Parts of Wings Cove closed to shellfishing
MARION — Parts of Wings Cove are closed to shellfishing as of Dec. 11, per order of the Division of Marine Fisheries. The order took effect at sunrise of that date, and impacts an area 50 feet to the north of the creek to the dock at 25 Holly Road...
Town Administrator search shows Mattapoisett’s wants, needs
MATTAPOISETT — As the search for the town’s new top administrator continues, it reveals not only what the town wants and needs in a Town Administrator, but also a portrait of the town as a whole. Current Town Administrator Michael Gagne announced in...
Rochester Planning Board considers road widths
ROCHESTER — The Planning Board dealt with two cases that had to do with road width at its Dec.10 meeting, and when the two cases led to confusion decided to meet with law enforcement officers and the Conservation Commission to resolve the issue...
Mattapoisett nonprofit founder wins award
NEW BEDFORD – Project Wheel House has been bringing yoga and meditation to The Women’s Center for over two years. On Sept. 17 The Women’s Center awarded Project Wheel House Founder Jessica Webb and Yoga Instructor Sandra Orr for the work they have...
Marion responders, State Police help driver after I-195 rollover
MARION — At approximately 3 p.m. on Dec. 9 Marion Police Department, Marion Fire and EMS responded to Interstate 195 eastbound for a motor vehicle accident rollover into the woods. First responders safety removed the driver, a 17 year old man. He...
Rochester moves tree-lighting partially indoors
ROCHESTER — Due to the rainy conditions, the town made adjustments to its Dec. 9 tree lighting ceremony. The musical portion of the event will take place in the recreation hall of the First Congregational Church, located next to the Town Hall...
Mattapoisett widow support group
MATTAPOISETT — The Senior Center offers a widowed persons and significant others support group on the first Thursday of each month. The group will meet on Jan. 2 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The COA requests that attendees call 508-758-4110 to register.
Officials seek feedback on Rte. 6
Officials are seeking feedback on Route 6 ahead of potential improvements at two public meetings. The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District is wrapping up a study of the section of Rte. 6 stretching from High Street in...
Photos: Holiday cheer strolls through Marion Village
MARION — Marion Village was home to a wide variety of festivities including music, costumes, wagon rides, and more for the annual Holiday Stroll on Sunday, Dec. 8. Crowds gathered at Island Wharf as Santa Claus arrived by boat around 3 p.m., kicking...
Photos: Police Brotherhood hosts Pizza with Santa event
MARION — The Marion Police Brotherhood combined two popular kids attractions at a Dec. 8 holiday event: pizza and the chance to tell Santa what’s on their wish list for the year. Police Chief John Garcia played the role of Santa, and said that “this...
Update: Fire extinguished at Zero Waste facility in Rochester
ROCHESTER — A fire broke out at the Zero Waste facility in Rochester around 3 p.m. on Dec. 6, sending two to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Rochester Police and Fire Departments responded to the call at 2:58 p.m. Employees evacuated the building...
Rochester’s Breakfast with Santa expands with activities
ROCHESTER — A traditional Breakfast with Santa at the Senior Center on Dec. 8 expanded to include other community groups beyond the Lions Club that hosts it, and a variety of kids activities. The breakfast has been going on for about twenty years...
Music, crafts, activities at Nemasket Group’s festival
MATTAPOISETT — The Nemasket Group held their first “Winter Festival” on Saturday, Dec. 7, complete with music, artisans, and children’s activities. The event took place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and featured musical performances from Unlikely...
Santa suit-clad runners race through Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — Nearly 200 runners dressed in Santa suits made their way through the Center of Mattapoisett on Saturday afternoon for the first annual Mattapoisett Santa Run 5K. The event was organized by former Boston Marathon winner, and Olympian...
Rochester Memorial School holds first ever holiday craft fair
ROCHESTER — Stands with jewelry, beeswax products, Girl Scout cookies started in the gym and cafeteria at Rochester Memorial School and spilled out into the hall. Kirstin Jimenez and her co-organizer Heather started organizing Dec. 7 event in July,...
Marion police show seniors their gratitude with holiday meal
MARION — The Marion Police Brotherhood members gathered on Dec. 7 to help feed 127 seniors at its annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner. Officers served turkey, squash, potatoes, and rolls from On the Go catering company in Mattapoisett. Dessert...
Southcoast Health employees from the tri-town win prestigious award
As Southcoast Health announces and honors its 2019 President’s Award for Excellence recipients, it will honor three tri-town heathcare workers and feature the work of a tri-town photographer. One Mattapoisett resident was honored for her work as...
Two car accident on Route 6 sends one to hospital
MARION — A two car accident on Route 6 sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries on Nov. 4. Police received a call for an accident at 287 Wareham Road at 10:23 a.m. They transported one of the occupants of the car to Tobey Hospital after...
Waste District must dissolve, skeletonize or reinvent
For 45 years, the Carver Marion Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District has served its member towns and Rochester. But as 2019 comes to a close, the District’s future remains up in the air, with one town starting negotiations to leave and the...
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