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Rochester schedules Special Town Meeting
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen agreed to schedule a Special Town Meeting for October 18 at Rochester Memorial School during its meeting on June 22. The meeting, open to all registered Rochester voters, is held every fall to allow...
Sippican Historical Society Speaker Series: The life and work of Fred Rogers
MARION -- Join the Sippican Historical Society and Maxwell King for a presentation called “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” on July 8 at 7 p.m. King is the author of a New York Times Bestselling book of the same name, and is a...
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church season to feature 11 weeks of guest clergy
MATTAPOISETT -- St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will begin 8 and 10 a.m. services on June 27, running through September 5. Visiting clergy will be featured at the services each week. Current church guidance is to wear a mask during services, and to...
Summer events schedule at Plumb Library
Rochester — The Plumb Library is hosting a variety of children’s and family activities over the coming months to keep kids entertained during the summer. Events include: • Backyard Band Jams, an outdoor music-making event hosted by Rhonda Matson, on...
Marion color run June 27
MARION -- Community races return to the Tri-Town on June 27. The Old Rochester Regional High School class of 2023 will hold its first annual color run at 10 a.m. June 27, in Washburn Park, Entry to the 3k race is free for runners under 5, $10 for...
Mattapoisett group gives ‘bikes for all’
MATTAPOISETT -- Some new wheels may be cruising around town, after the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path and Mattapoisett Recreation began distributing bikes through their “Bikes for All” program on June 19. Jane Finnerty,...
Unexpected damage delays Mattapoisett carriage house repairs
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum is home to a number of historical town items — like the Eagle Hand Pumper, Mattapoisett’s first fire extinguishing apparatus which just celebrated its 200th birthday — but the carriage house storing those...
‘Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties’ concert rescheduled
MARION -- Revisit the ‘50s with the Tri-County Symphonic Band. Rescheduled from June 13 due to technical difficulties, the 18th Annual Pops Concert, "Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties,” will now be held on June 26 and 27. The virtual concert is a...
Marion in search of emergency response team volunteers
MARION -- The Energy Management Committee is looking for volunteers to form a new Community Emergency Response Team. Led by Police Chief Richard Nighelli and Fire Chief Brian Jackvony, the response team will be responsible for developing plans for:...
Only one new covid case in the Tri-Town for second straight week
For the second week in a row, the only new covid case in the Tri-Town identified during the week leading up to June 17 belongs to Mattapoisett. Marion and Rochester both recorded no new cases, according to June 17 state data. All three towns have...
11 from Tri-Town to participate in Pan-Mass bike challenge
Six Marion and five Rochester residents will participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day biking event, to raise money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The ride, scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8, has sixteen route...
NolanFest to honor late OR student Nolan Gibbons in July
MARION — The family of Nolan Gibbons — an Old Rochester Regional High School student who died suddenly and unexpectedly last August — will hold a memorial event called NolanFest in his honor at 5 p.m. on July 11 at Silvershell Beach in Marion...
Upcoming events with the Rochester Council on Aging
ROCHESTER — Things at the Rochester Senior Center will start to feel a little more like normal soon as the town’s Council on Aging announced the resumption of some weekly activities, as well as some events scheduled for the end of June. Cribbage and...
Sippican Lands Trust to hold annual meeting virtually
The Sippican Lands Trust will hold its annual meeting virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. featuring a presentation titled “Coastal Waterbirds of Massachusetts.” The meeting will begin with a short business session covering last year...
Two candidates vie for Select Board as Mattapoisett special election race shapes up
MATTAPOISETT -- In a two-way contest for the Select Board, former member Tyler Macallister and newcomer Kenneth Wilbur are both focusing on fiscal policy and care for Mattapoisett’s elderly. Voters will decide which of the two candidates should fill...
Mattapoisett Land Trust scholarship winners
MATTAPOISETT -- The Mattapoisett Land Trust has chosen two recipients for its annual scholarships. Colin Mackin, son of David and Ilana Mackin, and William Stark, son of William and Lisa Stark, will each receive $1000 in scholarships from the land...
Buzzards Bay Musicfest to hold jazz concert
MARION — Buzzards Bay Musicfest will hold a jazz concert on Wednesday, July 7 at Island Wharf featuring the BBMF Swing Band. The free concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand. Guests should bring their own seating. In...
Marion Arts Center’s ‘Native Gardens’ brings theater to the park
MARION — The Marion Art Center made its 2021 theatrical debut June 11, as the first performances of “Native Gardens” were presented in an outdoor setting at Bicentennial Park. The play was directed by Kate Fishman of Marion who said she has been...
Old Hammondtown School holds field day
MATTAPOISETT — Old Hammondtown School held their annual field day on Friday, June 11 with some slight adjustments to counter covid concerns. The event — which would usually involve the whole school going outside together for almost the entire day —...
One new covid case in the Tri-Town
The only new covid case in the Tri-Town identified during the week leading up to June 10 belongs to Mattapoisett. Marion and Rochester both recorded no new cases, according to June 10 state data. All three towns have been in the “gray” covid risk...
July 1 deadline for Rochester dog registration
Rochester — The Town of Rochester issued a “gentle reminder” to dog owners that they are required to license or relicense their pets with the town clerk’s office each year in January. Should dog owners fail to license their pets by July 1 for a fee...
Rochester Memorial sixth-grade parade
Rochester — On Friday, June 18 the Rochester Memorial School will hold a car parade to celebrate the promotion of its sixth-grade class. The parade will begin at about 3:30 p.m. following the sixth-grade promotion ceremony from 1- 2:30 p.m. The...
Tri-Town libraries prepare for summer programming
With schools emptying out for the summer, Tri-Town libraries are gearing up for summer programming with registrations opening soon for many events. All three libraries will participate in the 2021 state-wide summer library program, themed “Tails and...
Marion receives $20,000 in oil spill prevention grants
MARION – The Marion Fire Department received over $20,000 in grants from the state through the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act Trust Fund. A total of nine grants, adding up to $214,308, were awarded by the state and will go...
Snacks from the Brownies for Rochester’s first responders
ROCHESTER -- Rochester Brownie Troop 70840 spent their first community service day of 2021 making care packages for the town’s first responders. The troop put together baskets with snacks and other supplies donated by the Rochester Women’s Club for...
Former Marion School Committee chairperson appointed to fill current vacancy
MARION — The Marion School Committee met jointly with the Marion Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, June 9 to appoint Christine Marcolini to the committee, filling the role of Jody Dickerson whose resignation was made effective on May 30. Marcolini —...
Rochester resident headed for Olympics
ROCHESTER -- Rochester resident and Tabor graduate Gia Doonan is headed to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this July to row in the USA women’s eight. USRowing, the governing body in the United States for the sport, announced the team for the women’s...
Tri-County Symphonic Band to host virtual concert
The Tri-County Symphonic Band will host its 18th Annual Pops Concert virtually on Sunday, June 13th at 7 p.m. The concert, titled “Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties,” will feature the same setlist as the group’s 2019 concert including songs by Dave...
Mattapoisett Council on Aging to host open house
MATTAPOISETT - The Mattapoisett Council on Aging will host an open house on Thursday, June 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Center School. The event will feature a meet-and-greet with staff and volunteers, educational programs, and support...
Plumb Library Book Group to host meeting
ROCHESTER - The Plumb Library Book Group will meet on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the “Little Hundred Acre Woods” on the library grounds weather permitting, or via Zoom in case of inclement weather. The group will be discussing the book “Oona...
Rochester to go into negotiations with Conservation Agent candidate
ROCHESTER -- With longtime Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon’s resignation impending, the Board of Selectmen interviewed two candidates for the position at their June 7 meeting. “Time is important,” Selectman Woody Hartley said. “They have to know...
All three towns receive “gray” covid risk label
Three towns, four cases. Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester were all designated as “gray” on the state’s color coded risk map for the week leading up to June 3. Marion recorded two new cases of covid that week, with Mattapoisett and Rochester each...
Marion recognized as Handle with Care community
MARION -- Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz met with local officials at Sippican School on Monday, June 7 to announce that Marion has become a Handle with Care community. Handle with Care is a protocol used by police, firefighters, and...
Marion in search of Fireworks Committee volunteers
MARION -- The town is searching for volunteers to join its 2022 fireworks committee. All expenses associated with the Marion fireworks, including public safety, are paid for with funds raised by volunteers. Due to covid, Marion didn’t have a...
Summer events at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT -- The solstice isn’t for another two weeks, but summer is starting at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Teens and adults can keep busy with the library’s Summer Reading Challenge, and can be entered to win prizes for their reading...
Rochester Senior Center meet-and-greet
ROCHESTER -- The Rochester Senior Center will hold a meet-and-greet with its new Executive Director Eric Poulin on June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Poulin is a native of Fall River, a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, and has served in various local and district...
Rare book presentation with the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT -- The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will hold a virtual presentation featuring rare book specialist Ken Gloss on June 16 at 4 p.m. The Zoom presentation will explore the value of old and rare books, as well as the history of his...
Brownie Scouts go boating for first trip back in person
MARION -- Funded by cookie sale proceeds, Brownie Troop 67047 took a boating trip on June 5. The scouts only held a couple of drive-through cookie sales at the intersection of Front Street and Route 6, but it was enough for them to use some of the...
Covid school year complete as OR graduates seniors
MATTAPOISETT -- The Old Rochester Regional High School class of 2021 will not be overshadowed by covid. “Are we sick and tired of bemoaning the 2020-21 academic year? I sure am,” OR principal Michael Devoll said at graduation on June 5. “Calling the...
Summer starts at the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION — Summer is starting at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Starting June 14, patrons can sign up for the “Tales and Tails” summer reading program. Participants will receive a “Reading Buddy Kit,” complete with a reading log and a mini zoo animal...
Summer calendar shapes up in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT— The Select Board approved a slate of summer events at its June 1 meeting. The July 4th Road Race will be held on August 21. Town Administrator Michael Lorenco said that the details of the race are still undecided. Town Band concerts...
In-person meetings resume in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT—Following the state’s removal of all covid-restrictions, Town Administrator Michael Lorenco updated the Board of Selectmen about new town protocol at a June 1 meeting. The Selectmen were meeting in person and without masks. Other boards...
No day passes for the beach this summer in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT—The Board of Selectmen have decided not to sell day passes to the beach this summer. At a June 1 meeting, Selectmen Jordan Collyer and Jodi Bauer agreed that Mattapoisett residents with season passes should be prioritized. Town...
Five year renewal for Marion fire chief
MARION — The town decided to keep a familiar face in charge of the Fire Department. Brian Jackvony was renewed as fire chief with a five year contract by the Select Board on June 1. His contract will take effect on July 1, and was created with the...
Marion COA board plans to dissolve itself
MARION — The Council on Aging Advisory Board is ready for a change. The advisory board appeared before the Select Board on June 1 looking for one thing: to dissolve itself. “It’s a different request,” Town Administrator Jay McGrail said. “I’ve never...
Select Board endorses expansion of Heron Cove housing project
MARION — The Heron Cove housing project is getting bigger. The Select Board unanimously endorsed a plan to turn the Heron Cove housing project into a Local Initiative Program development on June 1. The Local Initiative Program, run by the state,...
Rochester history: How Calvin R. Daggett Square got its name
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.
ROCHESTER — In Rochester Center, there’s an honor roll, which was adorned with flags...
Mattapoisett special election schedule
MATTAPOISETT — Friday is the last day to request nomination papers for the Mattapoisett Special Town Election. Last month, the Select Board approved a July 27 election to fill the Select Board position left by the death of John DeCosta in April...
Mattapoisett Garden Group plants around town
MATTAPOISETT — A theme of red, white and blue drove the Mattapoisett Garden Group as they planted flowers around town ahead of Memorial Day on May 26. Some gardeners dispersed to spots around town, while others filled planters and gardens on the...
A mask-free Memorial Day in Marion, Mattapoisett
Last year, in-person Memorial Day services were stopped by covid — this year, the only thing in the way was a little drizzle. Marion’s Memorial Day services were held at the Old Landing Veterans Memorial, where the Sippican School Band and Portugese...
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