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Here’s where to find ballot drop boxes in the Tri-Town
The Nov. 3 election is right around the corner, and early voting starts on Oct. 17 in Massachusetts. For those who requested absentee voting, ballots were sent to homes and can be returned by mail or to the drop boxes in each town. Here’s where you...
State covid data shows Mattapoisett, Rochester in yellow
This week’s state covid numbers over the past two weeks showed an increase in cases in Mattapoisett and Rochester and a bump to the yellow category on the covid data map (5-8 cases per 100,000 people), while Marion remained in the gray (less than...
Marion School Committee talks covid cases, reopening
MARION — The Marion School Committee gave an update on school reopening operations, facilities and rules for students at an Oct. 14 meeting after two covid cases cropped up at Sippican School this past week. “I want to be very forthcoming with what...
Read the Oct. 15 ‘paper’ online
The Oct. 15 print eEdition of Sippican Week is now available on our site. It's a pdf version of this week's edition — looking just like the paper version. Physical copies of the paper can still be picked up at normal distribution sites across the...
Mattapoisett discourages trick-or-treating, offers alternatives
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen won’t be cancelling Halloween, but they will be discouraging door-to-door trick-or-treating. The board discussed drafting a statement discouraging door-to-door trick-or treating, in order to attempt to keep...
Nick’s Pizza mask compliance hearing to be continued
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen decided to continue an Oct. 13 public disciplinary hearing to Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. regarding Nick’s Homemade Pizza House after no representative from the restaurant attended the initial hearing. The board opened a...
Blue Stream Shellfish Farm works toward opening
MATTAPOISETT — After Dale Leavitt’s shellfish farm was bogged down by permitting issues, he addressed the Board of Selectmen on Oct. 13 to ask for an extension of a plan he’d agreed upon with the board in 2019, as well as an advance on a $2,000 fee...
Mattapoisett Sail’s boats look for new home
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Sail President John Cornish addressed the Board of Selectmen at an Oct. 13 meeting regarding the placement of the non-profit’s boats during the off-season. They’re currently being stored at the Holy Ghost grounds, and...
Mandatory water restrictions unnecessary as demand drops, Water Superintendent says
MATTAPOISETT — Currently, the South Coast is experiencing an extreme drought . Mattapoisett Water Superintendent Henri Renauld said at a Oct. 13 Water and Sewer Commissioners meeting that Plymouth and Bristol County has moved into a stage three...
Early voting starts Oct. 17
Early voting in Massachusetts begins on Oct. 17, and Marion and Mattapoisett are getting ballots — and information — out to voters. In both Marion and Mattapoisett, all mail-in ballots have been shipped out to those who requested them. Marion sent...
Parents speak out about school reopening
Mattapoisett schools have become the focus of an effort to return the town’s youngest students to in-person instruction. A petition by Mattapoisett parents and guardians makes the case that, with covid cases in the Tri-Town among the lowest in the...
Residents past, present recount Tri-Town LGBTQ+ history
Bev Baccelli and Liz DiCarlo, both 71, are married and live in Mattapoisett, a community where they say it’s accepted to be out, to have a spouse and to raise a family. Baccelli grew up in New Bedford, so she has seen the changes in the local...
Marion grass drop-off to take place on weekends through November
MARION — Got grass? Drop off for grass clippings and leaves only will start on weekends at the dirt lot beside the wastewater treatment plant, 50 Benson Brook Road. On Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, any resident with a sticker can...
Cases stay low in Tri-Town despite state increase
As covid case numbers rise outside the Tri-Town, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have all remained in the gray zone. Municipalities are categorized by the state into colors depending on covid incidence rates, with gray being the lowest rates and...
Gravestone girls talk Mattapoisett cemetery history
MATTAPOISETT — Cemeteries are for the dead and those in mourning. For Brenda Sullivan, they are also a rich source of history. At a Zoom lecture on Oct. 8, Sullivan taught guests about the significance of the gravestones found in the seven...
Elizabeth Taber statue unveiling ceremony set for Oct. 17
MARION — On Oct. 17, the town will unveil the new Elizabeth Taber statue in Bicentennial Park with a welcome ceremony and dedication beginning at 11 a.m. The statue will be presented by Elizabeth Taber Statue Committee Chair Judy Rosbe, with...
Marion administers flu shots at drive through clinic
MARION — Residents from across the Tri-Town came out for drive through flu shots in the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center parking lot on Oct. 8. For public officials, the clinic doubled as a dry run for covid vaccine distribution. At a station...
Mattapoisett Selectmen seek input on Town Hall hours extension
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen are seeking out public input on a possible flexible extended hours of operation for Town Hall. The five-question survey is being done to research resident interest in amending Town Hall hours, and incorporate a...
Use these tips from the Marion Fire Department to cook safely
MARION — As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Chief Brian Jackvony and the Marion Fire Department are providing cooking safety tips and are also encouraging everyone to create a home escape plan in the event of a fire. The theme of the 2020...
Seasonal spider craft sign ups at Mattapoisett Library
As the Fall air begins to come in, the Mattapoisett Library has prepared a simple craft in a bag to enjoy at home and celebrate the season. Sign ups for the Adult Take and Make Spider Mini Pumpkin Craft begin Oct. 13. Go to mattapoisettlibrary.org...
Read the Oct. 8 ‘paper’ online
The Oct. 8 print eEdition of Sippican Week is now available on our site. It's a pdf version of this week's edition — looking just like the paper version. Physical copies of the paper can still be picked up at normal distribution sites across the Tri...
Local realty group donates book sale funds to Tri-Town Against Racism
MARION — After the first of month of its “Buck a Book” weekly book sale, Bernadette Realty Group presented a $92 check to Tri-Town Against Racism on Oct. 7 as a way to give back to the local community. Bernadette Kelly Realty Group started its...
Sailboats, powerboats, swim float on Marion moorings
MARION — At a Oct. 6 Selectmen’s meeting, resident Chris MacLean came before the board to discuss the reasons behind why he believes he should be able to keep his swim float attached to his mooring, which Selectmen believe could set a precedent for...
Town House entrance renovation running ahead of schedule
MARION — The groundbreaking ceremony for work on the entrance of the Town House is scheduled for Oct. 17. But it’s possible that it could be halfway done before it even happens. At a Oct. 6 Selectmen’s meeting, Town Administrator Jay McGrail said he...
Cumberland Farms employees covid-free, store reopens
MARION — Cumberland Farms, on the corner of Route 6 and Front Street, has reopened after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus on Sept. 29. In an update at an Oct. 6 Board of Health meeting, Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais said all...
No action taken at condemned Marion house
MARION — At an Oct. 6 Board of Health meeting, Chair D. Edward Hoffer said “no action” has been taken to improve the conditions of 464 Front Street after it was condemned last December. The house was condemned when owner Lauren Fisher, 65, was...
Lighthouse lock vandalized, authorities seek culprits
MATTAPOISETT — The United States Coast Guard Flotilla 63 (the caretakers of the lighthouse) and the Mattapoisett Police Department are looking for details about vandalism spotted at Ned’s Point Lighthouse. Sometime in between Tuesday, Sept. 29 and...
Rochester Select Board discuss snow plow negotiations for Connett Woods
ROCHESTER — Selectman Woody Hartley told fellow Selectmen, “Winter is coming,” at an Oct 5. Selectmen’s meeting. Was he invoking the great Jon Snow of the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones?” Possibly, but the comment was tied into another important...
From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society: Nathan Haskell, lost at sea
The writer of this piece, Susan LaFleur, is the secretary and librarian of the Rochester Historical Society. This is part of a series of Rochester history briefs.
If you have ever walked through the older section of Rochester’s Center...
Rochester Historical Society announces photo contest winners
The Rochester Historical Society/Rochester Land Trust Photo Contest winners have been announced. In the Youth category, Logan Perry took first with a photo of a deer on Neck Road . Eva Muldoon came in 2nd place and Alia Cusolito took 3rd. In the...
Sippican Lands Trust shifts boardwalk reservations to Sunday only
MARION — Sippican Lands Trust will change its reservation system for visits to the Osprey Marsh Accessible Boardwalk. Beginning Oct. 11, reservations will only be required required on Sundays. Monday through Saturday will be open for visitors to use...
Take a tour of Wharf Village historical houses with Sippican Historical Society
MARION — Sippican Historical Society President Will Tifft will give a walking tour of the Wharf Village historic houses on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. The tour is free to members and $10 per person for non-members, with a $25 maximum for families. Lasting...
Mattapoisett resident tops Watershed Ride fundraising list
Close to three hundred cyclists pedaled across Southeastern New England on Oct. 4 to show their support for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. Among them was top fundrraiser Chip Johns of Mattapoisett, who...
Friends of the Marion Council on Aging to host annual meeting
The Friends of the Marion Council on Aging will hold its Annual Meeting at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center on October 21 at 5 p.m. There will be social distancing and masks required. To RSVP, or for those who would prefer to participate by...
MAC announces covid-safe Halloween plans
The Marion Art Center will be offering families Halloween fun with a covid-safe twist for 2020. The beloved annual Halloween parade will not take place this year - such large scale gatherings are still prohibited by the state due to safety concerns...
Boy Scouts teach campfires to cubs, recruits
MATTAPOISETT — At an event on Oct. 3, Boy Scouts showed Cub Scouts and potential recruits how to safely start their own fires for Camp Fire Day. Cub Scouts and recruits toured through four demonstrations on campfire lighting and safety. First, cubs...
Crowds, bagpipes help Hathaway finish walk ‘around the world’
MATTAPOISETT — It takes 24,901 miles to travel around the world. But for 88-year old Brad Hathaway, the trip was a walk around the block — or maybe a few thousand. On Oct. 3, Hathaway completed his walk of the equivalent of the circumference of the...
Herring numbers decrease in Mattapoisett River for 2020
ROCHESTER — This year's count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 16,049, a decrease from the 2019 total of 18,156, according to a report from Alewives Anonymous, a Rochester organization that records herring numbers for local rivers using...
Rochester Council on Aging food bank pick up scheduled for Oct. 14
ROCHESTER — The Greater Boston Food Bank’s monthly food pick up is on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center, 65 Dexter Lane. Food items should be picked up by the person registered for the program unless other arrangements have...
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts opens registration for new members
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is opening registration for new members with a mix of programming that features virtual and in-person meetings and activities. New Girl Scout troops are forming now, meeting online and in-person, and spending...
Here’s what’s happening at the Marion Council on Aging in October
There is no meal that evokes such fond memories as a bowl of homemade soup that heals the body and spirit. On Thursdays at noon at the Benjamin D. Cushing Center (465 Mill Street), the council will be offering up a selection of homemade soups. Due...
Here’s all you need to know about voting in the Tri-Town
Aside from the presidential election race between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, Massachusetts voters will be deciding between incumbent US Senator
or Republican challenger
Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path receives donation matching grant
MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path have received a commitment from a local donor to match dollar for dollar every donation (up to $25,000) made after Sept. 28 for the completion of the Marion Connector. “This generous matching...
Marion nonprofit thrift shop to reopen for season
MARION — Parting Ways Consignment, a local nonprofit, will reopen Oct. 13th at 10 a.m. for their fall and winter season kick off. “With our amazing volunteers we sell lightly used items with the goal of helping others,” reads the nonprofit’s mission...
Read the Oct. 1 paper online
The Oct. 1 print eEdition of Sippican Week is now available on our site. It's a pdf version of this week's edition — looking just like the paper version. Physical copies of the paper can still be picked up at normal distribution sites across the Tri...
Hathaway gears up for end of world-wide walk gone viral
MATTAPOISETT — Word got out about a month ago that 88-year-old Brad Hathaway was set to finish up a goal of walking the equivalent to a trip around the world — 24,901 miles — on Oct 3. And the story began to spread. Fast. All the publications in the...
Design planning sets sail for new Marion Harbormaster facility
MARION – Draft plans were unveiled at a Sept. 29 Selectmen’s meeting for a new Harbormaster’s facility that would give views of the harbor to residents, be handicap accessible and give the office greater storage capacity. The new facility would be...
Debate stirs over Marion Special Town Meeting land articles
MARION — Selectmen closed a relatively short list of articles at a Sept. 29 meeting for the town’s Nov. 5 Special Town Meeting, but that wasn’t before residents voiced their concerns over a number of land acquisition articles by the Marion Open...
Here’s how to vote early for the Nov. 3 election in the Tri-Town
Ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester are all offering early voting in person or by mail. For in-person voting, residents are required to wear a face mask and encouraged to bring a black or blue pen. For voting by...
Cumberland Farms employee tests positive for Covid
MARION — The Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Route 6 and Front Street is temporarily closed after a covid test result for an employee came back positive on Sept. 29. The store will be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew and...
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