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Teens celebrate Pride month with art
MARION — Local teens celebrated Pride month with art during the Marion Art Center’s pride workshop on Saturday, June 10. Artist and Marion Art Center instructor Kate Frazer Rego said that she wanted to host a pride workshop to celebrate the...
After school group explores Ram Island
MARION — The Marion Museum of Natural History after school group explored Ram Island with hosts Hannah and Michael Moore on Thursday, June 1. Students mapped Ram Island and explored the island beaches, streams, salt marshes, open water areas and...
Dog-friendly hike to be held in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — OutHounds Adventure Club is collaborating with the Mattapoisett Land Trust for a co-hosted dog hiking adventure at the Old Aucoot District on Saturday, June 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The walk will begin at the Hollywoods Road kiosk...
Senior hike to be held in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust is partnering with the Mattapoisett Council on Aging for an accessible senior hike on Thursday, June 22 beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year’s hike will be held at the Munn Preserve at the end of Mattapoisett...
See Mattapoisett in bloom at garden tour
MATTAPOISETT — Join the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its biennial garden tour, “June in Bloom.” The tour will offer views of several Mattapoisett gardens that are formal, informal, located at cottages and...
Old Hammondtown students visit Cuttyhunk Island
GOSNOLD — Sixth-grade students of Old Hammondtown School traveled to Cuttyhunk Island on Thursday, June 1. The Mattapoisett Lands Trust and the Mattapoisett Cultural Council sponsored the day trip, where students attended workshops with the STEAM...
Land conserved for aquifer protection project
ROCHESTER — Two properties with land in Rochester will be under the protection of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, local municipalities and other conservation groups following a meeting of the Rochester Select Board on Monday, June 6. The parcels of land...
Marion Harbormaster Office to be reorganized under police department
MARION — The security of Marion’s waterways may look different following a change to the organization of the Marion Harbormaster Office prompted by legislation signed into law by former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. The legislation, passed...
Marion Bermuda Race to set sail
MARION — On June 16, dozens of cruising boats will take to the Marion Bermuda racecourse to sail the 645 nautical mile-course from Buzzards Bay, off of Marion to the island of Bermuda. This year’s edition of the event includes the Spirit of Bermuda...
Sippican students ‘become part of an art project’ for Vocabulary Day
MARION — Despite his curly locks, eleven-year-old Elliot Ambrosi decided to embody chaetophobia, the fear of hair, for “Vocabulary Day” at Sippican School. “I wanted to be fluffy,” said Ambrosi, who used fluff borrowed from his sister’s jacket to...
Help shape Old Rochester’s future at strategic planning meetings
The Old Rochester Regional School District's current five-year strategic plan is coming to an end, and it's now time to begin looking forward. Residents and high school students are invited to attend one (or all) of three meetings, meant to create a...
Old Rochester Regional High School athletic director steps down
MATTAPOISETT— Old Rochester Regional High School Athletic Director Bill Tilden is stepping down from the position he has held for 16 years. Old Rochester Regional High School Principal Mike Devoll announced Tilden’s retirement from the role during...
Rochester welcomes new police officer
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Police Department welcomed a new police officer on Monday, June 5. Amin Lakhal of South Middleboro has served in the United States National Guard as a Military Police Officer and will be graduating from the Municipal Police...
Old Rochester graduate recognized for ‘saving a life’ at prom
MATTAPOISETT – The graduating class of Old Rochester Regional High School seniors were honored for their hard work, athleticism and artistic ability during a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 3. One student, Matt Eby, was recognized by Old...
Applicants sought for vacant board positions in Rochester
ROCHESTER — Residents of Rochester who are “willing to step up” are welcome to apply for positions on various town boards, said Rochester Town Administrator Glenn Cannon at a meeting of the Rochester Select Board on Monday, June 5. There are...
Marion Fire Department receives utility vehicle in donation
MARION — Thanks to a donation of a utility terrain vehicle from the Marion EMT Association, the Marion Fire Department can help keep the town’s wood areas and rural trails safe. The 2023 Polaris Ranger UTV will assist first responders in finding and...
Sippican School memorial garden to be re-dedicated
MARION — The Children’s Memorial Garden in front of Sippican School will be re-dedicated in a ceremony on June 14 at 9:15 a.m. The student body will have their traditional Flag Day Ceremony around the Flag Pole at 9 a.m., then regroup around the...
Cape Verdean singer gets audience on their feet
MATTAPOISETT — American-born Cape Verdean singer Candida Rose got the audience on their feet with her performance of songs from her debut album on Thursday, June 1. Rose is a vocalist, song-writer, entertainer, music and cultural educator. During...
Mobile closet to return to Sacred Heart Food Pantry
MIDDLEBORO — Walt’s Mobile Closet will return to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry Saturday, June 24. Walt’s Mobile Closet is an organization that provides free gently used clothing and shoes to Food Pantry clients. The organization made its successful...
Road work to begin on County Road in Marion
MARION — The Marion Department of Public Works will begin roadway improvements on County Road starting on Wednesday, June 7, according to the Marion Department of Public Works. All work is anticipated to be complete by the end of the day on...
For terrapins, good fences make good nesters
MARION — Why did the diamondback terrapin cross the road? It may sound like the setup to a joke, but the answer to that question is crucial to the fate of the South Coast’s salt marsh ecosystems. In June, female turtles leave their habitat in search...
Old Colony graduates to bring “empathy and care” to the community
ROCHESTER — “Tell them Old Colony sent you,” was superintendent Aaron Polansky’s parting advice for his students as he handed them their diplomas. Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held its 47th commencement on Thursday, June 1...
Mattapoisett resident named diversity director of American Cancer Society
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett resident Jessica Russo has been appointed as the North East regional strategic Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the American Cancer Society. According to an American Cancer Society press release, Russo will...
Mattapoisett Fire Department responds to vehicle fire
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Park Lane on Tuesday, May 30. According to a Mattapoisett Fire Department Facebook post, Chief 1, Engine 1 and Engine arrived on scene and reported a “fully involved”...
Celebrate Juneteenth in Rochester
ROCHESTER — Tri-Town Against Racism will hold a Juneteenth Celebration and unveil the group’s third and newest “Little Free Diverse Library” on Saturday, June 17 at Plumb Library in Rochester beginning at 12:30 p.m. The event will include a talk by...
Ribbon cutting to be held at Mattapoisett rail trail, bike path
Join the Town of Mattapoisett, state leaders and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Shining Tides Mile of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail, June 12, 2023. The Mattapoisett Rail Trail,...
Old Rochester seniors all glammed up for prom
Seniors of Old Rochester Regional High School showed off their prom attire during the annual promenade on Tuesday, May 30. Soon-to-be graduates walked down the stage of the auditorium which was decorated with string lights and lanterns for the...
Sunflowers for Salty
MATTAPOISETT — Salty the Seahorse got a makeover on Tuesday, May 30 thanks to second grade students at Center School. Fifty-one students planted sunflower seedlings at Dunesith Gardens on North Street . According to Mattapoisett Lands Trust Chair...
Mattapoisett Road Race returns with a new look
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Road Race is returning in 2023 with a new route. The race will take place on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. The race still takes runners through Mattapoisett village and proceeds will still provide scholarships to local...
Rochester Democrats to elect delegates
ROCHESTER — On Wednesday, June 7 Democrats in Rochester will convene virtually via Zoom at 7 p.m. to elect two delegates and two alternates to represent Rochester at the 2023 State Democratic Convention. To attend the virtual caucus, register at...
Mattapoisett Democrats to elect delegates
MATTAPOISETT — On Thursday June 15, the Mattapoisett Democratic Town Committee will hold its annual caucus to elect delegates from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mattapoisett Fire Station, 62 County Road. These delegates will...
Rochester Boat Race paddles onward
ROCHESTER — With the crack of a starting pistol the annual Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race began at Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir on Monday, May 29. Forty-seven teams readied their boats and prepared themselves for the 12-mile journey toward...
Mattapoisett remembers its fallen veterans on Memorial Day
MATTAPOISETT — The Center School gymnasium was bustling on Monday May 29, as residents, veterans, and town and state officials gathered to pay tribute to those who died while enlisted in the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony opened with the...
Tour a Rochester cemetery
ROCHESTER — On Sunday, June 11 the Rochester Historical Society will lead a cemetery tour at Rochester Center Cemetery, beginning at 1 p.m. This tour will pick up where last year's tour ended, moving from the 1700s and into the 1800s. The group will...
Marion Democrats to elect delgates
MARION — The Marion Democratic Town Committee invites all registered Democrats in Marion to a caucus on Thursday, June 15 for an election of delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention. Sign in for anyone who wants to vote or...
Marion memorializes sacrificed lives
MARION — Flags and strollers lined Front Street in Marion as the annual Memorial Day parade marched toward Old Landing on Monday, May 29. Spectators waited in anticipation as the Sippican School Band led the procession playing patriotic songs such...
Rochester remembers fallen heroes
ROCHESTER — Rochester residents gathered in front of town hall on Sunday, May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day. After the church bells played the National Anthem, town officials, the Rochester Memorial School Band, the Rochester Fire Department and Boy...
Sippican School music program receives first place award
The Sippican School music program was celebrated at the Music in the Parks Festival on Saturday, May 28. The Festival Band and Concert Choir earned a rating of “superior” and received first place awards. The Music in the Parks Festival allows for...
Furtastic paintings on the farm
MATTAPOISETT — Llamas sprouted purple and pink fur at Pine Meadow Alpaca farm on Saturday, May 27. The farm welcomed painting instructor Dianne Enzian of Dianne’s Art Farm and visitors for a paint day on the farm. This year, llamas were the...
Blast off: Rocket scientists at work
MARION — Young rocket scientists scrambled to guess where their rocket would land at the Sippican School baseball field. “It’s heading for the tree,” said one scientist in dismay. Luckily, the newly installed parachute deployed making for a safe...
Tri-Town prepares for Memorial Day celebrations
The Tri-Town has a slew of events lined up for Memorial Day this year. Rochester is holding a Memorial Day event on Sunday, May 28 beginning at 12 p.m. at Rochester Town Hall. The procession will proceed on foot to Daggett Square and then will...
Take a bird walk in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Saturday, June 10 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for a beginner’s level birding walk. This birding walk will be led by Justin Barrett, president of the Nasketucket Bird Club...
Great Community Picnic to return to Mattapoisett
MATTAPOSETT — The Great Community Picnic returns to Mattapoisett’s Munro Preserve on Thursday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, August 10. The event is sponsored by the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Mattapoisett Museum. The museum...
Write a pen pal at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — This summer, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is participating in the National Library Pen Pal Project. This nationwide program pairs patrons from libraries across the country to be pen pals. Patrons will be paired with a...
Meet Harold the capybara
MATTAPOISETT — Harold the three-month-old capybara is settling into his new enclosure at Pine Meadow Alpaca farm. Despite Harold's “mean side-eye,” Pine Meadow Alpaca farm educator Lauren Paine said that he is very friendly. “He’s kind of like a...
Murphy beats Hartley, other seats held by incumbents in Rochester election
ROCHESTER — Voters in Rochester favored incumbents for all but one contested seat in the annual town election on Wednesday, May 24. Longtime Select Board member Woody Hartley was unseated by challenger Adam Murphy, who took home 845 votes to Hartley...
Video: Bear spotted in Marion
MARION — A black bear that has made it’s way through Fall River, New Bedford, Freetown and Dartmouth is now in Marion as of Wednesday, May 24. The bear was first spotted at approximately 12:30 p.m. crossing Route 6 in Marion heading toward Converse...
Lobbing for the library
MARION — Join the Sippican Tennis Club in Marion for its second charity tournament on Saturday, June 17. The Sippican Open Charity Tennis Tournament supports local non-profits. In 2019, the Sippican Open donated to the Marion Garden Group and this...
Mattapoisett Land Trust to pursue grant for marsh restoration plan
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pursuing a $100,000 grant to fund a “Salt Marsh Habitat Restoration Plan” for the tidal marshes located west of Mattapoisett Neck. The Coastal Habitat and Water Quality Grant offered by the Massachusetts...
Old Colony Cougars head into playoffs undefeated
ROCHESTER — The Old Colony Regional Technical Vocational High School varsity boys lacrosse team will be heading to the playoffs undefeated thanks to their win against Hanover’s South Shore Vikings on Tuesday, May 23. The Old Colony Cougars with a...
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