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Superheroes, classic cars tour town in Marion Independence Day Parade
MARION — After a year off, the Marion Independence Day Parade came back in a big way on the sunny morning of July 5. “I think this is the largest parade I’ve organized,” organizer Donna Hemphill said. The parade featured trailers full of candy-...
Marion Horse Show back to Independence Day weekend for 74th year
MARION — It was a day of reigns in the rain at the 74th annual Marion Horse Show on July 3. Over 75 horses and contestants trotted and walked through the mud of Washburn Park at the event, which was back on its regular weekend after being held in...
Kitty Conundrum: Rochester animal shelter inundated with kittens
ROCHESTER — Local cat shelter It’s All About the Animals is facing a kitty conundrum as an overabundance of kittens threatens to overwhelm the already overworked shelter, according to Founder and President Pam Robinson. Currently, the shelter is...
Mattapoisett Council on Aging to offer widow support group
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging is offering a support group for widowed persons every first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The support group will aim to provide hope, reassurance and community for widows. The Council on Aging encourages...
Marion hosts lone Tri-Town covid case
All good things must come to an end. After a week when there were no new covid cases reported in the Tri-Town, Marion recorded one case the week leading up to July 1. Despite the case, all three towns remain “gray” on the state’s covid risk map,...
Emergency traffic signal coming to Route 6 in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Town was awarded $450,000 for a new emergency vehicle traffic signal on June 30, according to Rep. Bill Straus’ office. The signal will be placed along Route 6. adjacent to the new Mattapoisett Fire Station currently being...
Town beaches prepare for Fourth, summer
Mattapoisett Town Beach and Silvershell Beach are open and ready for the Fourth of July and for the summer. Unlike other nearby towns, Marion and Mattapoisett have been able to fully staff their town beaches with lifeguards. Marion is even beefing...
Decorate bikes, make masks with the Sippican Lands Trust
MARION — Kids can decorate their bikes and make animal masks with the Sippican Lands Trust on July 2 at 4 p.m. to march in the Marion independence Day Parade. The Lands Trust is in search of kids and adults to march with them in the parade on July 5...
Things to do: Fourth of July festivities and more
From Fourth of July festivities to music in Marion, there’s a lot to do this week in the Tri-Town. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com.
Friday, July 2
See the Marion Concert...
Mattapoisett time capsule to open July 17
MATTAPOISETT — A time capsule that’s been sitting under the Shipyard Park gazebo will be opened on July 17. But there’s one problem: the town’s Select Board can’t find the key. “I have to find the key to this time capsule,” Town Administrator Mike...
Covid state of emergency lifted in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Select Board decided on June 29 to lift the town’s state of emergency, put in place at the start of covid. “That was placed March 16-ish or somewhere around there,” Select Board member Jordan Collyer said. “Your fourth day at work...
Decision on Walrus and Captain outdoor bar delayed
MATTAPOISETT — The Select Board delayed a decision on a proposed mobile bar at Walrus and Captain on June 29. The bar would roll out on wheels into the restaurant’s outdoor patio area to provide outdoor seating, according to the Select Board. “I...
Mattapoisett special election information
MATTAPOISETT — The Special Town Election is scheduled for July 27 at Old Hammondtown School. The election will have one race on the ballot to fill the late John DeCosta’s Select Board position. The election is contested between former Select Board...
How a Rochester native became governor of Alaska
The writer of this piece, Connie Eshbach, is the vice president of the Rochester Historical Society. This is part of a series of Rochester history briefs.
While many think of rural and farming when Rochester comes to mind, Rochester has...
The ArtMobile visits the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION — Fast fashion. The New Bedford Art Museum’s ArtMobile visited patrons of the Elizabeth Taber Library on June 26, featuring its “Uncommon Threads” exhibit. The exhibit featured works by Ruth E. Carter, a costume designer and Massachusetts...
Meet Marion’s new children’s librarian
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library’s new children’s librarian will be a familiar face to some. Moving from assistant children’s librarian at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to children’s librarian in Marion, Heather Hudnall-Ripley said she’s...
‘Arts in the Park’ returns to Marion in July
MARION — Over 40 local artists and artisans will gather at Bicentennial Park for the annual Arts in the Park outdoor art market on July 10. The event, which is hosted by the Marion Art Center, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday with a rain...
Marion Council on Aging July events calendar
MARION — In addition to regular scheduled programming, the Marion Council on Aging will be holding several special events in July and August. On Friday July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Artisans of Dexter Beach, an eclectic group of amateur and...
Old Rochester class of 2023 holds 3k color run
Marion’s list of colorful characters was longer than usual on Sunday, June 27 after Old Rochester’s rising juniors held a 3k color run at Washburn Park in Marion to raise money for the class of 2023. Participants walked and ran through the Washburn...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club announces ‘Taste of the Town without the tent’
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is holding its annual “Taste of the Town” event in a decentralized format for the second year in a row this summer, with the goal of returning to an in-person gathering in 2022. The event — which for...
Marion Police subdue knife-wielding man without injuries
MARION — Police restrained a knife-wielding man without injuries to anyone involved on June 26 after he threatened first responders with the weapon, according to Marion Police. Marion Police and EMS were responding to a call for a well-being check...
Mattapoisett garden tour gets (green) thumbs up
MATTAPOISETT — Tri-Town gardeners got quite a treat on Saturday, June 26 as the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club hosted the second private garden tour of the weekend following the Marion garden tour on Friday. The Mattapoisett “Glorious Gardens” tour,...
The secret’s out: Marion ‘secret gardens’ tour draws crowd
MARION — A little light drizzle wasn’t enough to stop garden aficionados from soaking up the sights at the Marion Secret Garden Tour on Friday, June 25. The one-day event featured eight private gardens located throughout the town which presented a...
St. Philip’s to host guest rector for 4th of July services
MATTAPOISETT — On Sunday, July 4, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will be visited by the Rev. Robert Malm, retired rector from Grace Church in Alexandria, VA. Services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masks are required at this time and all are...
No new covid cases in the Tri-Town
For the first time since August 2020, no new covid cases were reported anywhere in the Tri-Town during the week leading up to June 24. In addition, all three towns have now had a “gray” covid risk designation for four-straight weeks, meaning that...
New plans shown for $2.6 million Marion pump station
MARION — Kent Nichols of Weston and Sampson, an engineering firm, updated the Water Commissioners on plans for a Creek Road wastewater pump station on June 24. The plans show the pump station would be largely obscured by a line of trees. The...
Marion Fire Department responds to crash involving bear
MARION – The Marion Fire Department responded to a crash involving a bear Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Marion firefighters responded to Interstate 195 westbound, in the area of mile marker 34.8 and the Route 105 exit, for a report...
Things to do: See flowers, concerts and get messy with a color run
There’s a lot going on in Tri-Town on any given week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com.
Friday, June 25
Tour ‘Secret Gardens’ of Marion
Secret Gardens of Marion...
River Road residents call for ‘no parking’ signs ahead of bar opening
MARION -- Residents of River Road continued to advocate for “no parking” signs on their street at a June 22 Select Board meeting, as they prepare for the opening of Stone Rooster. The bar, formerly Gilda’s Stone Rooster, was under the operation of...
Residents push back on Mary Celeste entertainment license
MARION -- A public hearing to grant The Mary Celeste Whiskey and Wine Library an entertainment license was continued, after comments from neighboring residents. Owner Mike Achilles came before the Select Board on June 22, asking to be able to host...
Abutters angry about proposed Marion solar array
MARION -- A proposed private solar array caused frustration for neighbors and board members at a Marion Planning Board meeting on June 21. The Planning Board heard a site plan presentation for a 33-panel, 610 square foot ground-mounted solar array...
Rochester looks to fill government vacancies
ROCHESTER — The town is in need of some fresh faces in its government as several positions currently sit vacant, according to the Board of Selectmen. The Conservation Commission has two openings, with another member ready to resign once the other...
Rochester schedules Special Town Meeting
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen agreed to schedule a Special Town Meeting for October 18 at Rochester Memorial School during its meeting on June 22. The meeting, open to all registered Rochester voters, is held every fall to allow...
Rochester hires new conservation agent
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen passed a resolution during its meeting on June 21 officially thanking Laurell Farinon, the town's outgoing conservation agent, for 27 years of service at the position, before approving an agreement to...
Sippican Historical Society Speaker Series: The life and work of Fred Rogers
MARION -- Join the Sippican Historical Society and Maxwell King for a presentation called “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” on July 8 at 7 p.m. King is the author of a New York Times Bestselling book of the same name, and is a...
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church season to feature 11 weeks of guest clergy
MATTAPOISETT -- St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will begin 8 and 10 a.m. services on June 27, running through September 5. Visiting clergy will be featured at the services each week. Current church guidance is to wear a mask during services, and to...
Summer events schedule at Plumb Library
Rochester — The Plumb Library is hosting a variety of children’s and family activities over the coming months to keep kids entertained during the summer. Events include: • Backyard Band Jams, an outdoor music-making event hosted by Rhonda Matson, on...
Marion color run June 27
MARION -- Community races return to the Tri-Town on June 27. The Old Rochester Regional High School class of 2023 will hold its first annual color run at 10 a.m. June 27, in Washburn Park, Entry to the 3k race is free for runners under 5, $10 for...
Mattapoisett group gives ‘bikes for all’
MATTAPOISETT -- Some new wheels may be cruising around town, after the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path and Mattapoisett Recreation began distributing bikes through their “Bikes for All” program on June 19. Jane Finnerty,...
Unexpected damage delays Mattapoisett carriage house repairs
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum is home to a number of historical town items — like the Eagle Hand Pumper, Mattapoisett’s first fire extinguishing apparatus which just celebrated its 200th birthday — but the carriage house storing those...
‘Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties’ concert rescheduled
MARION -- Revisit the ‘50s with the Tri-County Symphonic Band. Rescheduled from June 13 due to technical difficulties, the 18th Annual Pops Concert, "Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties,” will now be held on June 26 and 27. The virtual concert is a...
Marion in search of emergency response team volunteers
MARION -- The Energy Management Committee is looking for volunteers to form a new Community Emergency Response Team. Led by Police Chief Richard Nighelli and Fire Chief Brian Jackvony, the response team will be responsible for developing plans for:...
Only one new covid case in the Tri-Town for second straight week
For the second week in a row, the only new covid case in the Tri-Town identified during the week leading up to June 17 belongs to Mattapoisett. Marion and Rochester both recorded no new cases, according to June 17 state data. All three towns have...
11 from Tri-Town to participate in Pan-Mass bike challenge
Six Marion and five Rochester residents will participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day biking event, to raise money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The ride, scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8, has sixteen route...
NolanFest to honor late OR student Nolan Gibbons in July
MARION — The family of Nolan Gibbons — an Old Rochester Regional High School student who died suddenly and unexpectedly last August — will hold a memorial event called NolanFest in his honor at 5 p.m. on July 11 at Silvershell Beach in Marion...
Upcoming events with the Rochester Council on Aging
ROCHESTER — Things at the Rochester Senior Center will start to feel a little more like normal soon as the town’s Council on Aging announced the resumption of some weekly activities, as well as some events scheduled for the end of June. Cribbage and...
Sippican Lands Trust to hold annual meeting virtually
The Sippican Lands Trust will hold its annual meeting virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. featuring a presentation titled “Coastal Waterbirds of Massachusetts.” The meeting will begin with a short business session covering last year...
Two candidates vie for Select Board as Mattapoisett special election race shapes up
MATTAPOISETT -- In a two-way contest for the Select Board, former member Tyler Macallister and newcomer Kenneth Wilbur are both focusing on fiscal policy and care for Mattapoisett’s elderly. Voters will decide which of the two candidates should fill...
Mattapoisett Land Trust scholarship winners
MATTAPOISETT -- The Mattapoisett Land Trust has chosen two recipients for its annual scholarships. Colin Mackin, son of David and Ilana Mackin, and William Stark, son of William and Lisa Stark, will each receive $1000 in scholarships from the land...
Buzzards Bay Musicfest to hold jazz concert
MARION — Buzzards Bay Musicfest will hold a jazz concert on Wednesday, July 7 at Island Wharf featuring the BBMF Swing Band. The free concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand. Guests should bring their own seating. In...
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