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Census data: Tri-Town sees population increase
The 2020 Census data is out, and it shows the Tri-Town population is growing. Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester each saw an increase in population between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. Rochester grew the most, shifting from 5,232 residents to 5,717...
Dog Walk-A-Thon Aug. 28
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett's fifth annual Dog Walk-A-Thon will be Saturday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Sign up is at the Center School parking lot. There will be a half mile and full mile loop around the village. Participants will receive a...
Marion church draws crowd for community yard sale
MARION — Out with the old and in with the new! The First Congregational Church of Marion held a community yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 15 in the church parking lot. Members of the church were there to sell baked goods, grilled scallops and barbecue,...
Mattapoisett Square Dance returns to Town Wharf
MATTAPOISETT — Yeehaw! After a year off for covid and a postponement from July due to rain, the Mattapoisett Square Dance was back at the Town Wharf on Saturday, Aug. 14. The town square dance is a tradition that dates back to the 1940s according to...
Tri-Town sees 27 new covid cases amid rise of delta variant
The Tri-Town had 27 new cases of covid in the week leading up to Aug. 12 — the most in a single week since late April — with the majority of the cases coming from Rochester. Of the 27, three cases came from Marion, seven from Mattapoisett and 17...
Things to do: Square dance, kayak, see concerts
Tri-Town music, square dancing and a host of other events are in no shortage this week. For more info on these and other events, visit sippicanweektoday.com.
Friday, Aug. 13
Marion Concert band ‘Festival’
Acushnet Road Bridge delayed, Select Board weighs options
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Select Board considered two courses of action in response to delays with repairs being done to the Acushnet Rd. Bridge. The bridge has been closed since July 17 and was scheduled to be completed by Aug. 17. However,...
Buzzards Bay Habitat for Humanity completes solar home in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity has finished construction of its first solar home in Mattapoisett with a buyer lined up and ready to move in later this month. The local Habitat for Humanity International affiliate builds...
Mattapoisett Library August events
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library’s summer reading program may be over, but that doesn’t mean the library won’t have events to close out the season. Kids who participated in the reading program and finished their reading minutes...
Breaking ground: community center construction, fundraising underway
MARION — The effort to fund and build improvements to the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center is off to a hot start. Having kicked off the fundraising with a $50,000 donation, the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging have already raised $70,000...
Kayaking kids learn water safety in Mattapoisett Harbor
MATTAPOISETT — Ready, set, row! The Mattapoisett Land Trust hosted Mattapoisett Recreation campers for a kayaking lesson on Aug. 10 at the land trust’s Munro Preserve property. Kids careened around Mattapoisett harbor, under the supervision of...
Former Mattapoisett Police Chief unlikely to lose pension
MATTAPOISETT — Former Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons is unlikely to lose her pension or retirement benefits following her retirement amid charges of driving under the influence, according to Town Administrator Mike Lorenco. While a final...
A strong summer for MattSail despite fundraiser cancellation
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association has cancelled its Aug. 13 fundraiser due to covid, but President John Cornish said the organization isn’t in “dire straits.” “Well, we’re going to be able to survive,” Cornish said. The...
Covid cancels MattSail ‘Fun’raiser’
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association has cancelled its Aug. 13 fundraiser due to covid. The fundraiser, “Fun’raiser Fling,” was scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. It was slated to have music, a silent auction and food. “We...
Course updated for Mattapoisett Road Race
MATTAPOISETT — The Aug. 21 Mattapoisett Road Race has received a course update. The race is typically five miles, but this year the course has been shortened to a 5K. The course winds through Mattapoisett Center, circles the Ned’s Point Lighthouse...
Toys, trinkets galore at Rochester Historical Society yard sale
ROCHESTER — Ninja Turtles, nutcrackers and an old wooden box. Those were three of the most interesting items at the Rochester Historical Society’s yard sale on Aug. 7. The old box, which was adorned with rope handles, even sold before the yard sale...
Mattapoisett kids show off their moves at an end-of-summer party
MATTAPOISETT — The sound of children singing and colorful maracas shaking filled the air at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Aug. 6. Children who participated in the library’s summer reading program came together to celebrate their reading...
New covid cases rise in all three towns for third week straight
As Tri-Town covid cases continue to rise, vaccination rates in Mattapoisett and Rochester have slightly picked up. Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester each saw an increase in new covid cases for the third week straight, according to state data...
Olympic Homecoming: Doonan returns from Tokyo
ROCHESTER — Rochester Olympian Gia Doonan returned to her home in Rochester on Thursday, Aug. 5, welcomed with a parade of emergency vehicles to escort her. “It feels really good [to be back],” said Doonan. “As I was driving down the road [back to...
Mattapoisett police chief retires after OUI arrest
MATTAPOISETT — The Select Board has agreed to terms of early retirement for Police Chief Mary Lyons. Lyons was placed on paid administrative leave on July 19, following her arrest after a traffic stop in Bourne on July 17. Lyons was charged with...
Elizabeth Taber Library August events
MARION — From arts and crafts to outdoor story times, the Elizabeth Taber Library has the activities to keep you busy in August: Outdoor story times with Children’s Librarian Ms. Heather Join the library every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for an outdoor...
Sippican Lands Trust August events
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust has events to get you outside for the last month of summer. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the lands trust is hosting its annual Paddle on the Weweantic River. Starting at the top of the river, paddlers will put their kayaks...
Things to do: buy a piece of history, root for the home teams
From art shows to free throws, there’s a lot to do and see in the Tri-Town this week. For more info on these and other activities, visit sippicanweektoday.com.
Thursday, August 5
Audition for a play
The Marion Art Center...
Mattapoisett Select Board mulls Ned’s Point Road parking restrictions
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Select Board decided during an Aug. 3 meeting to send a safety inspector to Ned’s Point Road in order to assess the danger posed there by parking issues. The main issues discussed by the board were the bottleneck...
Cornhole, DJ, firepits at Marion Town Party
The Marion Town Party will be held on the lawn at Silvershell Beach on Front Street beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29. There will be food and beverages for sale, music by DJ Gary, inflatable games...
Marion appoints first fireworks committee member
MARION — Work to get a Fourth of July fireworks display for 2022 has already begun. The town has appointed its first member to the 2022 fireworks committee, after missing the fireworks display in 2021. The Select Board unanimously appointed David...
Two towns near affordable housing threshold
It’s been a long time coming, but Marion and Rochester are on their way to satisfying the state’s “40B” requirement that at least 10% of housing in town be deemed affordable. In addition to aiding the area’s less wealthy residents, meeting that 10%...
Marion shares covid, masking guidance
MARION — In light of the increasing risk posed by the covid delta variant, Town Administrator James McGrail, Public Health Director Lori Desmarais and the Marion Board of Health issued safety guidance and recommendations in an email to residents on...
New Rochester Conservation Commission members chosen
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen appointed two new members to the Rochester Conservation Commission at a Tuesday, Aug. 2 meeting. The two new members are Matthew Bache and Ben Bailey, who also serves as an elected member of the Planning...
Rochester Senior Center schedule
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Senior Center has a growing list of daily and weekly activities for all to enjoy.
Ye Olde Breakfast Shoppe, located at the Rochester Senior Center, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m...
What to do at the Marion COA this month
MARION — From an ice cream social to a paint party, there’s a lot to do with the Marion Council on Aging this month. On Aug. 5 at noon, you can join the council for pizza and a movie. The Council on Aging will be showing “Yesterday.” Lunch will be...
Mattapoisett Cultural Council funding survey
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Cultural Council is in search of community input about the funding priorities it uses to evaluate grant applications. In recent years, Mattapoisett Cultural Council has given priority to local and regional public...
Register for the Sippican Open Charity Tennis Tournament in August
MARION — On Saturday, August 28, the Sippican Tennis Club in Marion will be holding its second Sippican Open Charity Tennis Tournament which supports local non-profits. In 2019, the Sippican Open donated to the Marion Garden Group and this years’...
Elizabeth Taber Library holds end-of-summer ice cream party
MARION — We’ve got the scoop! The Elizabeth Taber Library held an end-of-summer celebration on Saturday, July 31, complete with ice cream and yard games for kids and families to enjoy. Children’s Librarian Heather Ripley dished out cups full of...
Kids and a kid: Mattapoisett Library hosts petting zoo
MATTAPOISETT — It’s always fun to meet new friends, and there were a lot of them at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on July 30. The library hosted a petting zoo, where dozens of kids came to meet bunnies, chickens, chicks, a goat and a pig...
Tri-Town covid cases continue to rise
New covid cases in the Tri-Town more than doubled between July 22 and 29, according to state data. Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester recorded a total of 17 new cases in the week leading up to July 29, up from 8 the week prior. Marion recorded five...
DA taps Marion resident for lead counsel of diversity, equity and inclusion
MARION — Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz named Minhtram T. Tran of Marion as Chief Legal Counsel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on Wednesday, July 28. As Chief Legal Counsel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tran will...
Tyler Macallister wins race for Mattapoisett Select Board
MATTAPOISETT — The town has chosen Tyler Macallister as its next Select Board member. In an election that saw 700 votes cast, Macallister won the race to fill an open position left by the death of John DeCosta in April. Macallister defeated Kenneth...
Things to do: Bid on art, eat ice cream and more
From art auctions to petting zoos, there’s a lot to do in the Tri-Town this week. For more info on these and other activities, visit sippicanweektoday.com.
Thursday, July 29
View pieces from the MAC art auction
Eight-year-old leads historical bike tour
MARION — If you’ve ever wandered around Marion and wondered about the history of its buildings, eight-year-old Greta Agnew has you covered. Greta led a tour on July 26, chaperoned by her mother Julia Agnew and grandmother Meg Steinberg, teaching...
Rochester Historical Society yard sale
ROCHESTER — Join the Rochester Historical Society at the Rochester Historical Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug 7. for a yard sale. The historical society has an abundance of toys, furniture, lamps, books, crafts, cookware, garden and bird...
Historical lecture on Beetle Cat sailboats
MARION — Join William Womack and the Sippican Historical Society on August 26 at 7 p.m. for a lecture on the Beetle Cat Sailboat, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The anniversary will make the Beetle Cat the oldest one design that has...
Rochester Cultural Council seeks applicants for local culture grants
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Cultural Council will soon be accepting online applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. If you have a great idea for bringing...
With a new director, Tri-Town Against Racism looks to become a nonprofit
For over a year, local anti-racist group Tri-Town Against Racism has been working to bring racial issues in the community to the forefront. Now, the group is on their way to becoming a nonprofit. Co-founders Tangi Thomas and Alison Noyce helped form...
Sippican Rod and Gun club to hold Women on Target program in Sept
ROCHESTER — The Sippican Rod and Gun club will hold its 6th annual N.R.A. Women on Target program on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The nationally sponsored program designed for women will include a home safety class which qualifies the...
First Congregational Church of Marion to hold community yard sale
MARION — The First Congregational Church of Marion is holding a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot between the Marion General Store and Kate’s Simple Eats. Members of the community are invited to reserve a space in the...
Learn about turtles, celebrate reading at Mattapoisett Library in August
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has two special programs coming up for children and families in August. On Thursday, August 5 at 10:30 am, it’s Turtle Time at the library. The New England Coastal Wildlife Association will make a...
Mattapoisett Museum hosts open mic night
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s talents were on display on Friday, July 23 as the Mattapoisett Museum hosted an open mic night featuring a variety of singers, songwriters, and musicians of all ages. Though it was only the second such event held at the...
Bingo, butterflies at Grace Pond nature hike
MATTAPOISETT — Old Grace Pond Preserve had a meadow, E-I-E-I-O. Kids came to the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Grace Pond Preserve property to play a game of nature bingo, go on a story walk and learn about the plants and animals at the property. The...
Library survey will help shape programming, services for years to come
MARION — Elizabeth Taber Library’s Long Range Planning Committee met on Thursday, July 23 to announce that they had finished collecting data for a survey that will help the library design new long range and five-year plans. The survey data includes...
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