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Sippican Lands Trust to host Post-Thanksgiving dog walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust is inviting dog owners and their furry friends to its annual Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1 pm at the White Eagle property (part of Aucoot Woods) in Marion. All dogs and owners are welcome. Dogs...
Rochester Women’s Club to sell holiday wreaths for scholarship fund
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Women's Club Christmas wreath scholarship fundraiser is back. On Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, The Rochester Women's Club will be selling their hand decorated holiday wreaths from 10 am to 2 pm at the club house,...
University officials celebrate more than a decade of UMass law with renovated atrium
DARTMOUTH — A newly renovated atrium dedicated to two women who made significant contributions to the creation of UMass Law was unveiled Nov. 16 as part of the celebration of the tenth year anniversary of the school. The lobby was dedicated to...
Mattapoisett Congregational Church to celebrate Advent
The Mattapoisett Congregational Church is inviting the community to several special events to kick off the Advent season, beginning with a beautiful “Hanging of the Greens” service on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. Members will present symbols of...
New covid cases level off but remain above summer levels
New covid cases have leveled off from an early October spike, but remain above the late-summer average despite very high vaccination rates in much of the Tri-Town. A covid outbreak was also detected recently at Mattapoisett’s Center School leading...
‘Dirty water’ incident being addressed Nov. 18
MATTAPOISETT — Due to a repair of a pump at the water treatment plant, a “high-pressure incident occurred,” resulting in dirty water on Nov. 18 that the Mattapoisett Water Sewer Department is working to address. The department reported that fire...
Tri-Town League of Women Voters to expand, involve other South Coast towns
At a recent meeting held in Marion, the local League of Women Voters announced that its new name, League of Women Voters – South Coast, has been approved by the state-level organization. This new name reflects the intention of the organization —...
Marion roadway improvements will continue into 2022
MARION – In presenting the road repavings that have been done in 2021, Town Administrator Jay McGrail said that the roadway improvement project is going to become the 2021/2022 plan, as cold weather sets in and makes road work difficult. So far, a...
Mattapoisett adds oversight after excessive legal spending
MATTAPOISETT — The Town of Mattapoisett has burned through about 60% of its legal budget just four and a half months into the fiscal year, Town Administrator Mike Lorenco announced at a Nov. 16 Select Board meeting. The budget for Mattapoisett Town...
Covid cases, vaccination rates increase in Tri-Town
After four straight weeks of decline, covid cases were up in the Tri-Town in the week leading up to Nov. 11, according to state covid data. Among the towns, Marion had seven new cases, Mattapoisett had 15 and Rochester had 15. In total, the Tri-Town...
Cyclist injured in Mattapoisett crash released from hospital, recovering at home
MATTAPOISETT — After spending more than a week in the hospital due to injuries sustained in an Oct. 31 crash in Mattapoisett, Judi St. Hilaire, the wife of Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan and a former Olympic runner, returned home Nov. 8. St. Hilaire,...
Sippican Land Trust seeks donations
MARION — Sippican Land Trust is seeking donations this fall to continue its ongoing work — leading programs for people of all ages, protecting local land, and hosting events like the annual Oyster Fest. Already in 2021, Sippican Land Trust has...
Rochester Select Board raises concerns about emergency notification system
ROCHESTER — The town has turned to its reverse 911 calling system many times, including during the recent E. coli outbreak, but the Select Board is concerned that some town residents may not be getting these crucial messages. Though the town’s water...
Rochester Library Director announces retirement
ROCHESTER — After 15 years of serving as the Director Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, Gail Roberts plans to retire on June 30, 2022. Roberts sent the news to the Select Board in a letter, and also appeared at their Nov. 15 meeting to answer any...
Holiday gifts available at Rochester Historical Society Museum store
The holidays are coming, and the Rochester Historical Society is selling “Rochester-themed” items for anyone interested. Items like small boxes, books, tic tac toes, t-shirts and sweatshirts would “make great gifts,” according to the historical...
Upcoming Mattapoisett Museum events
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum, located at 5 Church St., has a few events on the agenda for the end of this month. On Friday, Nov. 19, Southcoast Lessons and the Mattapoisett Museum will host this month’s regular open mic night. People of...
Mattapoisett trail ride benefits Toys for Tots
MATTAPOISETT — Dirt bike riders from around New England came to Mattapoisett on Sunday, Nov. 14 to participate in a trail ride benefiting Toys for Tots. Over 100 riders attended the event, which was hosted by Southeastern Massachusetts riding group...
Mattapoisett Lands Trust teaches stone wall building
MATTAPOISETT — Stone walls for all! The Mattapoisett Land Trust hosted a stone wall building workshop on Sunday morning, Nov. 14. About twenty people turned out for the lesson and to try their hand at fitting stones together to make a neat and...
WWII diaries and a smoking monkey highlight Marion Antique Auctions’ fall sale
MARION — Scrimshaw from a famous engraver, ornate Swiss music boxes, and a paper mache monkey that can smoke a cigarette were just some of the more than 500 items sold when Marion Antique Auctions held its Fall Auction on Saturday, Nov. 13. The sale...
Mattapoisett to host Moderna vaccine clinic on Nov. 16
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Public Health Nursing Services will hold a Moderna vaccination clinic at their Center School office on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from noon to 3 pm. Attendees will need to register before arriving at the clinic. A link to the...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club to host ‘All Hands All Hearts’ speaker
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club will meet at 11 am on Nov. 18 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church in Reynard Hall. The speaker for the meeting will be Rachel Deery representing “All Hands and Hearts”, a local organization of volunteers that...
Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path ask for donations on Giving Tuesday
The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path, Inc. are requesting that interested members of the community consider a donation to the Friends in their Giving Tuesday and year end giving plans. “Given the funds recently approved by...
Rochester to hold pediatric covid vaccine clinics in Nov., Dec.
The Rochester Board of Health will be holding covid vaccine clinics for ages 5-11 and 12+. The clinics are as follows: Monday, Nov. 29 and Dec. 20 from 3-6 pm for ages 5-11 (pediatric vaccine only); Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 from 3-6 pm for ages...
Mattapoisett celebrates local veterans
MATTAPOISETT — Veterans were honored in Mattapoisett on Nov. 11 with an event attended by Post 280 American Legion, Tri-Town Veterans Agent Chris Gerrior and the Mattapoisett Boy Scouts. Speeches were given at the event which included stops at...
Cape Cod Central Railroad car named in memory of Thomas Bartholomew
The newest railcar on the Cape Cod Central Railroad has been named “Silvershell” in memory of former Chief Mechanical Officer Thomas Bartholomew, who passed away in February 2021. According to the company, Bartholomew loved swimming from Silvershell...
Marion honors veterans with community ceremony
MARION — The Town of Marion held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Old Landing Veterans’ Park on Thursday, Nov. 11, returning to the outdoor location for the second year. The ceremony included short speeches by Navy Veteran and Select Board Member...
Program offers information about dementia conversations
A program on having the difficult conversation about dementia and discussing concerns with a loved one will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Mattapoisett Council of Aging, 17 Barstow St. Carolyn Lazaris of the Alzheimer's Association will...
Natural History Museum hosts presentation on protection of local wildlife
The Marion Natural History Museum welcomed the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance last week to learn about what can be done to rescue Diamondback terrapins and Ocean sunfish in the area. Terrapins live in the brackish coastal waters off our coast...
Elizabeth Taber Library gets into the holiday spirit with Nov. events
MARION — With 3D-printed ornaments, a local artist exhibit and a new streaming service partnership, there is lots to do at the Elizabeth Taber Library in November. Every week, the library will be holding drop-in kids activities in the children’s...
OR math team receives trophy for conference title
The award presentation was delayed by more than a year, but the accomplishment still added up to a sweet victory for the Old Rochester Regional High School math team. The team won the conference title for the Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics...
Mattapoisett passes full slate of articles at Special Town Meeting
MATTAPOISETT — Voters approved all 11 articles at Mattapoisett’s Special Town Meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, giving final approval for an updated ORR agreement, authorizing the purchase of a new fire truck, and moving money into a series of...
Mattapoisett Library sponsors November events
MATTAPOISETT _ The Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow St., is hosting a variety of events in November. “Colorful Turkey Craft’’ will be held from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. The craft that will be created can be used as a decoration or a place...
Advanced Watercolor classes to be held at Marion Art Center
MARION _ A course on Advanced Watercolor continues with a four-week session at the Marion Art Center Studio, 80 Pleasant St., 10 a.m. to noon Fridays Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. There is no class Nov. 26. Jay Ryan is the instructor. A drop-in option at $30...
Last dates for Curator’s Show at Rochester Historical Society
ROCHESTER — The remaining two showings for The Rochester Historical Society’s Treasures from the Museum Curator’s Show will be held from 1-3 p.m Nov. 14 and 21. Visits may also be made by appointment. To make an appointment, email Sue at sash48@...
Covid cases fall in towns, spike at schools
New covid cases declined for the fourth straight week in the week leading up to Nov. 4, reaching their lowest level in almost two months, according to state covid data. Among the towns, Marion had four new cases, Mattapoisett had six and Rochester...
Festival of Trees opening reception set Nov. 27
An opening reception for the festival of trees will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center. Organizations, businesses, community groups and interested individuals may decorate or sponsor a tree for this year’s...
Officials unveil new Town House renovations, present need to update other buildings
MARION — Marion town officials took residents on a multiple-mile and building tour on Nov. 6 to showcase the need for state-of-the-art facilities in town — and show off recent renovations. Things kicked off at the recently renovated Town House on...
Alpacas, wreaths, and art abound at All Hands dentist office’s holiday fair
Not everyone loves going to the dentist. But on Saturday, Nov. 6, All Hands Dentistry hosted a holiday fair — complete with alpacas — as part of the practice’s mission to change that and make the dentist’s office a place people of all ages can feel...
Enjoying the sound of silents: Live music accompanies old films
They played silent films at Mattapoisett Museum Friday, Nov. 5, but the room was hardly quiet. Musicians Jeff Angeley, his son Silas Angeley and daughter Penelope Angeley performed on a variety of instruments, including bass, harmonica and saxophone...
Storm debris can be dropped off Saturdays in November
Marion residents with limbs and branches on their property from the storm can bring the debris to a drop-off area on Benson Brook Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in November, the Marion Department of Public Works, Highway Division has...
The bear that wasn’t there?
The Marion Police reported on Oct. 28 that a bear was spotted near the Marion-Wareham town line — but the photo of the bear that police claimed was in the region was actually taken in Connecticut. The photo was taken at around 9 a.m. on Oct. 28 by...
State funds earmarked for Creek Road Pump Station in Marion
MARION — State funds totaling $425,000 have been reserved for the Creek Road Pump Station reconstruction project as part of an amendment to the American Rescue Plan Act relief bill filed last week by State Rep. William Straus, D-Mattapoisett. The...
Marion extends Town Administrator’s contract
MARION — The Marion Select Board voted to extend the contract of Town Administrator Jay McGrail for another five years at a Nov. 2 meeting. McGrail originally signed a three-year contract in April of 2019 which would have expired this spring. We...
Program shows how to repurpose outdoor plant cuttings
The Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill St., will present Fall Cuttings: Beautiful Beginnings with Diane Cook, at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8. The program will explore new uses for cuttings from outdoor plants into decor for indoors. This workshop will...
Veterans Day luncheon at Council on Aging
All veterans, active duty service members and their spouses and guests are invited to a soup and sandwich lunch on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill St. Those attending are asked to register by Tuesday, Nov. 9...
November events set at Mattapoisett Museum
The Mattapoisett Museum will host a series of events in November. Discovery Days, a new program for individuals with dementia-related memory loss and their care partners, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. During this one-hour program,...
Friends of library host author, sponsor jewelry sale
The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library will hold their annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St. At the conclusion of a brief business meeting, author Jane Healey will talk about her newest...
Artist work on exhibit at Mattapoisett library
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library Artist Series will present an exhibition by painter, artist and printmaker Gary Roberts Hoyt Nov. 16 through Dec. 14 at the library, 7 Barstow St. Hoyt lives in Mattapoisett and is a graduate of Swain School of...
Land trust hosts program on making stone walls
The Mattapoisett Land Trust will host a demonstration workshop on "How to Build and or Restore Stone Walls" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 on the Mattapoisett Land Trust site of the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Preserve, off Prospect Road on Angelica...
Mattapoisett Congregational Church hosts November services
Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church St., invites the public to three services in November. The church is hosting Remembrance Sunday on Nov. 14, Thanksgiving Sunday on Nov. 21 and the annual “Hanging of the Greens” service to start Advent...
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