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Mattapoisett to form subcommittee to determine solar bylaws
MATTAPOISETT – The Planning Board will form a subcommittee to review solar zoning bylaws rather than send the issue to the next Town Meeting, the board agreed after a public hearing Monday, March 21. Currently, the town has no bylaws in place for...
Marion sets DPW Open House, pre-Town Meeting meeting
MARION — Marion officials invite residents to attend two upcoming events related to town issues. The town will host an open house at the Department of Public Works Facility on Route 6 at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Town officials will offer a tour of...
If the shoe fit, a cobbler or cordwainer got credit
Connie Esbach of the Rochester Historical Society takes a look at the distinction between those who made and repaired shoes and the Rochester shop run by a Civil War veteran in the early 1900s.
In the early days of shoemaking in England,...
Easter egg hunts to keep kids hopping
Two Easter egg hunts are scheduled Saturday, April 9 to keep the kids searching for sweet surprises. The Mattapoisett Lions will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Ned’s Point Lighthouse, 50 Ned’s Point Road,...
Learn about birds and bees and rockets at Marion Natural History Museum
MARION — Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring St., offers a series of activities this spring. On March 30, Unique Birds of Marion, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Justin Barrett of the Nasketucket Bird Club will discuss Marion’s native species, and...
American Legion welcomes participants
Area active service military, reservists and veterans are invited to join the monthly meetings of the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280, which serves the Tri-Town area of Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester, and beyond. Meetings are held the...
Blue and yellow brighten window boxes in support of Ukraine
MATTAPOISETT — A sea of blue and yellow decorates the window boxes at the Mattapoisett Post Office in a show of support for the people of Ukraine, thanks to an effort by the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club. The window box design, which also features...
Marion receives funding for cyber security training
MARION — Marion has been named a recipient in the 2022 Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program, Town Administrator James McGrail and Information Technology Director Clark Gee have announced. Through this award, Marion will receive licenses...
Mattapoisett offers rain barrels
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett is offering rain barrels through the Great American Rain Barrel program. The rain barrels are available for purchase at a discounted price of $99. A rain barrel is used to collect and store rain water runoff, typically...
Marion Selectboard votes dangerous dog must be restrained
MARION – Following an altercation between dogs, the Marion Select Board ruled the aggressor was dangerous and drafted conditions to prevent future incidents. The hearing concerned an altercation between two dogs that happened on Dec. 12, 2021. Deb...
Election deadline calendar for Tri-Town
Election season is here and deadlines have been set for the Tri-Town. I n Marion, t he last day to register for Town Meeting and the town election is Tuesday, April 19. The Town Clerk’s office will be open that day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last day...
Diverse families celebrated with portraits to be exhibited
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum is collaborating with Tri-Town Against Racism to celebrate diversity in the Tri-Town by featuring portraits of diverse families within our community in an upcoming exhibit at the museum. The deadline for...
Mattapoisett summer program sign-up starts soon
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Recreation Department will be opening online sign-up for the Seahorse Summer Explorers program in two stages. Sign-up for Mattapoisett residents opens April 1. Registration for non-residents begins April 5. Seahorse...
Fund-raiser helps support radio host McCarthy
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus will host a “grab and go’’ ham and bean supper with dessert Saturday, April 2, to support Chris McCarthy, a talk show host on WBSM radio. McCarthy is recovering from a debilitating case of covid-19...
In the long run, he remains dedicated to a renewed purpose
ROCHESTER — The final mile was the most emotional in a life-changing run for Rochester resident Graham Correia. He was running Sunday, March 13 on North Avenue in town, the road where his parents live and a route he had traveled many times before...
Spring rocks even amid winter gloom
MATTAPOISETT — A Mattapoisett resident was walking on the Mattapoisett Rail Trail Saturday, March 12 when he noticed a bright sign of spring in the midst of a wintry weather pattern. Colored rocks had been placed, decorated in spring-like colors, in...
True crime, thriller to be discussed at lecture series
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host two authors with media backgrounds for its spring 2022 Purrington Lecture Series. The spring series starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 with a presentation by author Maureen Boyle on her book...
Change clocks, alarms, chief reminds residents
MARION _ Chief Brian Jackvony and the Marion Fire Department joins fire departments across the region to remind residents to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they move their clocks ahead to start daylight saving time Sunday. Daylight...
Fireworks short of funding goal, community support sought
MARION — The Marion Fireworks Committee is $45,000 short of the money needed to return fireworks to town and is reaching out to the community to meet the funding goal. The fireworks cost $65,000, and about $20,000 has been raised so far, committee...
Marion studying pedestrian safety
MARION — A pedestrian advisory group, led by Town Administrator Jay McGrail, is exploring ways to make walking and biking safer in town. At the request of select board member John Waterman, the group was formed to first look at traffic issues in the...
Bike path to be discussed at woman’s club meeting
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church in Reynard Hall. The speaker for this meeting will be Robin Lepore. She is a board member of the Friends of the...
Vintage swordfish weathervane may get new life
MATTAPOISETT — At the start of every summer at Long Wharf, Mattapoisett’s swordfish weathervane goes up and starts spinning, a sure sign that the fishing season is in full swing. But the years have taken their toll, and the swordfish can no longer...
Doggett Brook Farm to remain agricultural, board agrees
ROCHESTER — Selectmen have agreed with the Buzzards Bay Coalition that Doggett Brook Farm should remain agricultural. Allen Decker, the Director of Land Protection for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, visited the Rochester Select Board to ask for two...
Students learn about monarch butterflies
MARION _ The Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring St., recently hosted Maggie Payne to lead a program on the monarch butterfly. Students learned about their life cycle and the plants these butterflies must have to reproduce and to survive...
Meet Notable and Notorious Women at club meeting March 11
MARION — The Sippican Woman’s Club will meet in person at noon Friday, March 11 at Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front St. No lunch will be served but wrapped sweets will be available. A business meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m., with a program at 1 p.m. In...
New Town Administrator to start by end of month
ROCHESTER _ Town Administrator Glenn Cannon will be starting his new position sooner than he had originally planned. To accommodate his wish to “get going’’ as soon as possible, Cannon signed a contract at the Monday, March 7 Select Board meeting...
Horseshoe crab design brings smiles to voters
MATTAPOISETT — Finn Pereira knows that seahorses might be the sea creature most closely associated with Mattapoisett. But when the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School junior was asked to design a T-shirt to celebrate the town’s...
Mattapoisett eyes additional pickleball courts
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett’s Recreation Department is doing what it can to keep up with America’s fastest growing sport — Pickleball. The Community Preservation Committee voted unanimously Friday, March 7 to approve the addition of pickleball...
Marion woman celebrates 100th birthday surrounded by family
One-hundred-year-old Beatrice Pires said she doesn’t have any secret to living a long, happy life, but she does have some advice. “Everybody should be nice to one another,” Pires said in her home Sunday afternoon, decked out in beaded necklaces and...
Puzzle at the Piazza to run from March 11-20 at the Marion Art Center
The Marion Art Center’s first play of the season, ‘The Puzzle with the Piazza,’ will debut on March 11. The play, a full-length comedy-drama by Mark Dunn, tells the story of septuagenarian Althea Witlin, who has one jigsaw puzzle among her large...
Marion earns highest possible financial designation
MARION — Marion has earned the highest possible rating for its financial stability from S&P Global Ratings, Town Administrator Jay McGrail told the select board at their March 2 meeting. The town once again received a AAA bond rating, as it did...
Local artist’s work to be displayed at Mattapoisett library
MATTAPOISETT — Oil paintings by Mattapoisett resident Charles W. Stockbridge, a marine and landscape artist, will be on display at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St., from March 15 to April 14, as part of the Artist Series...
Mattapoisett distributing Covid tests
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett residents will now be able to pick-up a free COVID-19 home test kit at Mattapoisett Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the select board office. Proof of residency is required. The offer is valid...
Mattapoisett Lions Club to host Easter egg hunt
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Lions will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Ned’s Point Lighthouse, 50 Ned’s Point Road. No registration is required. Children will be separated into individual age categories...
Mattapoisett Lions Club to host casino night
MATTAPOISETT _ The Mattapoisett Lions Club will host its first casino night from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 30 at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County St., New Bedford. Tickets are $60 per person and includes appetizers and “casino cash’’ which can...
Church open Ash Wednesday for silent reflection
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church St., will be open from 1 to 2 p.m. Ash Wednesday _ Wednesday, March 2 _ for silent reflection.
Proposed plant would treat Marion waste
MARION — After years of research and public outreach, the Buzzards Bay Coalition has released a comprehensive plan for a regional wastewater treatment plant that would treat waste from Marion and other area communities. The plant, which would be...
Town election calendar set for Rochester and Mattapoisett
The towns of Rochester and Mattapoisett have announced their 2022 election calendars for the upcoming municipal elections. In Rochester, the last day for candidates to submit their nomination papers is April 6. The final day for voter registration...
Burr to challenge Hoffer for Marion select board seat
MARION — Voters will have a choice when filling the open seat on the Marion select board. Carleton Burr Jr of Marion stated that he intends to run in the May election. The seat will be vacated by current select board member John Waterman, who stated...
Talk scheduled on whaling captains of color
The Sippican Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Museum will co-sponsor a Zoom presentation by author Skip Finley on his recently published book, “Whaling Captains of Color: America’s First Meritocracy’’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Finley is a...
Fiddling session plucks at heartstrings of musicians
MATTAPOISETT — Local musicians and music lovers spent their Sunday afternoon fiddling around at the Mattapoisett Museum. The Old Time Fiddle Session, presented by Southcoast Lessons, is held the fourth Sunday of every month. Musicians are invited to...
Mattapoisett Cultural Council announces grants
MATTAPOISETT — Twenty-two programs in and around Mattapoisett have received cultural grants totalling $11,200, State Rep. William M. Straus, D-Mattapoisett, and the Mattapoisett Cultural Council have announced. Grant recipients include Mattapoisett...
Climate crisis conversation continues
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Free Public Library hosts a fourth discussion of Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation by Paul Hawken at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at the library, 7 Barstow St. and by Zoom. Participants will talk...
Sailing with history: Mattapoisett Boatyard helps transport rare sailboat
MATTAPOISETT — For more than 100 years, a wooden sailboat built in 1914 for one of the country’s most prominent families docked peacefully at a harbor on an exclusive island off Cape Cod, almost never seen by the general public. But damage to a...
Mattapoisett openings delayed one hour Friday
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Town Hall, Public Library and the Council on Aging will open an hour later than usual Friday, Feb. 25 due to the expected storm. MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Town Hall, Public Library and the Council on Aging will open an...
Tri-Town covid cases return to pre-Omicron levels
Tri-Town covid cases continued to decline steadily from their mid-January peak in the week leading up to Feb. 24, reaching their lowest point since early November, according to state covid data. Among the towns, Marion had seven new cases,...
Marion trash collection delayed to Saturday
MARION — Due to the storm in the forecast, Waste Management will delay the curbside rubbish collection from Friday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 26. Residents are asked to place their residents curbside and visible by 7 a.m For more information,...
Excise tax bills sent out in Marion
Marion’s excise tax bills were mailed out Feb. 22. They are due March 23. Excise tax bills are due annually for every vehicle owned and registered in Massachusetts. The excise tax rate is $25 per $1,000 of assessed value.
‘We Are All Whalers’ talk cancelled
The presentation by Michael Moore on “We Are All Whalers,’’ which had been scheduled for Thursday, February 24 via Zoom and sponsored by the Sippican Historical Society, has been postponed. An announcement will be made when the event is rescheduled.
Tabor Academy donates $150,000 to Marion
MARION — Tabor Academy will make a $150,000 donation to the Town of Marion over a three-year period, Tabor Academy Head of School Tony Jaccaci announced Wednesday, Feb. 23. Starting June 1, an annual $50,000 donation will be paid to the town over...
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