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Outdoor dining returns to Tri-Town restaurants
Spring has sprung! As the winter weather warms, seasonal Tri-Town restaurants are starting to reopen and year-round restaurants are beginning to resume outdoor dining. Outdoor dining was on hold over the winter, when restaurants were also subject to...
Donation helps land trust hikers stay dry
MATTAPOISETT — A donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Wareham Crossing gave the Mattapoisett Land Trust the materials needed to build 120 running feet of bog board bridging at the trust’s Old Aucoot District. Land trust volunteers placed the new...
All discussions on Marion aquaculture bylaws to be made public
MARION — All of the Marine Resources Commission’s discussions on aquaculture and mooring bylaws will be public, as the town takes what Commission Chair Vincent Malkoski called a “conservative” approach to reworking the bylaws. The town decided to...
Observe Holy Week with the First Congregational Church of Rochester
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church of Rochester will be hosting in-person worship for Holy Week, and all services will be streamed on the church’s website, rochestercongregational.com. At 7 p.m. on April First, the church will hold a...
Fill out the Town of Mattapoisett annual census
MATTAPOISETT — The Town Clerk’s Office is requesting that residents return the Town of Mattapoisett census forms — which were mailed out in January — as soon as possible. Failure to respond to the census may cause residents to become listed as...
Tri-Town cultural programs receive grants
A total of $11,560 in grants will be awarded to cultural programs in and around town, including the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Mattapoisett Land Trust, and Mattapoisett Museum. The Sippican Lands Trust and Sippican Choral Society will also...
Learn how to maintain old wooden windows with the Sippican Historical Society
MARION — Join Historic New England on March 30 at 5:30 p.m. for an online lecture: “Wood Windows and Your Old house.” The talk will tackle misconceptions about drafts and wooden windows in old homes, and guide homeowners through how to improve their...
April happenings at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — As the Council on Aging begins to reopen, the senior center will begin resuming its typical event programming. Starting in April, patrons can look forward to Coffee and Conversation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m.,...
Enjoy spring weather with the Rochester Land Trust
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Land Trust is looking for volunteers for a project at Church’s Field on March 21. Volunteers will help replace rotten bog boards to ensure the trail at the property is clear and walkable. Volunteers will be working within...
Tri-Town stays ‘gray’
Despite an increase in new covid cases in all three towns, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester all remained “gray” in the state’s color-coded covid risk system, according to March 18 data. In the risk designation system, less than or equal to 10...
Friends of Jack honors Rochester animal shelter
ROCHESTER — The Friends of Jack Foundation found a purr-fect match in It’s All About the Animals for its “Unsung Heroes” program. The Rochester no-kill animal shelter was honored by the foundation for its positive impact on the community on March 17...
Marion municipal buildings to begin reopening in April
MARION — The Marion Town House will open to the public on April 5, provided covid cases continue to trend downward, according to reopening plans discussed in a Selectmen’s meeting on March 16. The reopening would take the Town House back to the same...
Summer road work ahead for Marion
MARION — Drivers can expect work on main roads this summer, according to a conversation on pavement management at a March 16 Selectmen meeting. Based on an evaluation conducted by BETA Group, Inc, the Department of Public Works determined Water...
Marion Council on Aging to use tent for in-person programming
MARION — A heated tent outside the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center will host in-person senior exercise classes starting April 1, according to a Council on Aging discussion at a March 16 Selectmen Meeting. Classes including yoga, strength and...
Upcoming events at the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club
MATTAPOISETT —The Mattapoisett Woman’s club will be offering various events throughout the spring and summer for residents. On May 1, there is a woman’s club tag sale at the Bowlmor Parking lot. The event has a rain date of May 8. From May 21st to...
Apply for Mattapoisett Woman’s Club scholarships by March 31
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is offering two $2,000 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors graduating in June 2021. In addition, there will be a $1,000 scholarship granted to a Mattapoisett resident...
Help document how Marion handled covid
MARION — It has been more than a year since covid shutdowns began, and the Sippican Historical Society is attempting to document how it affected the lives of Marion residents. The historical society has assembled a collection of photos, journals,...
Contested Town Election races to watch in the Tri-Town
Races for the upcoming Town Elections in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester are starting to take shape, with contested races forming in Marion and Mattapoisett. In Mattapoisett, there are three potential candidates for Paul Silva’s Select Board...
Rochester Council on Aging reopens
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Council on Aging began its reopening process on Monday, and COA Board Chair Mike Cambra said seniors have been “chomping at the bit” for programs to return. The council restarted some of its programming this week, including...
Tabor student center approved
MARION — Two weeks after plans for a Tabor Academy Student Center were stalled by the Panning Board over an insufficient number of parking spaces and electric car charging stations, the board voted unanimously to approve the 22,750 square foot...
School district helps balance Marion budget
MARION — After Town Administrator Jay McGrail presented a $170,000 deficit budget to the Selectmen in February, the Old Rochester Regional School District has proposed Sippican School and junior high and high school budgets that will close the gap...
Free meals for kids at the Gleason Family YMCA, Brandy Hill Apartments
Children under the age of 18 from Wareham and the Tri-Town are eligible to receive ready-made boxed meals at the YMCA and Brandy Hill Apartments. The program, launched by the Marion Institute in collaboration with the Shah Family Foundation and the...
Developers eye Marion waterfront for 48-unit housing project
MARION — Developers Matthew Zuker and Armando Petruzziello have a vision for a new housing project on Wareham Road. The pair are eyeing a plot of land just west of the Marion-Wareham bridge for a 48-unit waterfront housing development adjacent to...
All three towns in ‘gray’
Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester are all designated as ‘gray’ — the safest possible designation in the state’s color-coded covid risk designation system. In the risk designation system, less than or equal to 10 active covid cases designates a...
Vaccine clinic for teachers shot down by state
A proposed vaccine clinic for Tri-Town teachers has been shot down by the state. The clinic, proposed two weeks ago by Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and the Old Rochester Regional School District, would have vaccinated over 1,000 teachers in the...
Check your alarms when daylight saving starts Sunday
MARION — Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, and the Marion Fire Department is encouraging residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks forward an hour. "When changing your clocks and checking...
Marion public works under new management
MARION — A familiar face is taking on a leadership position in the Marion Department of Public Works. Jody Dickerson, the town’s longtime Director of Recreation and former Marion Selectman and police officer, is transitioning into the role of acting...
Summer 2021 not on hold as Tri-Town plans for seasonal events
As the weather warms, the Tri-Town is already thinking about summer. But as the pandemic lingers, some of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester’s annual festivities may come with some caveats. Last year, traditions like Mattapoisett Harbor Days, the...
Mattapoisett Council on Aging to reopen
MATTAPOISETT — Following the reopenings of the Mattapoisett Library and Town Hall, the Mattapoisett Council on Aging is set to begin in-person programming in April. At a March 9 meeting, selectmen approved a plan to allow the Council on Aging to...
Mattapoisett Public Health Nurse retires
MATTAPOISETT — Public Health Nurse Amanda Stone retired on March 9, after 17 years with the town. Selectmen and the Board of Health commended Stone on her service to Mattapoisett at a March 9 meeting, where she received certificates from both boards...
Marion nomination papers due by March 22
MARION — There is still time to pull nomination papers for the upcoming Town Election on May 14. Those who would like to pull nomination papers can contact Town Clerk Elizabeth Magauran via email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-748-3502...
Stuart Bogs awarded conservation grant
ROCHESTER — Part of a $285,000 round of state funding will be used to help protect and restore the historic Stuart Bogs in Rochester. The state announced on March 9 that $40,000 of the state grants will go to the Stuart Bogs project, which part of...
Marion First Congregational gets new reverend
MARION — The First Congregational Church of Marion got a new Interim Pastor on Feb. 28 in Rev. Richard Woodward. Woodward was raised in the First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, Michigan, and went on to be ordained there. He has a Bachelor of...
Historical research at the Mattapoisett Land Trust
MATTAPOISETT — On-site historical research is coming to the Mattapoisett Land Trust. The Land Trust and “History Hunter” Dean Withrow have reached agreement to conduct historical research at some of the trust’s properties, according to a March 7...
Rochester Memorial student makes the New York Times
ROCHESTER — Local 11-year-old Kelcey Robertson made the New York Times last week for his work fundraising for racially diverse books for his school’s library. Robertson sold lettuce he was growing in his garden to buy the books, which he donated to...
No new cases in Marion; Rochester, Mattapoisett in ‘green’
Marion recorded no new cases of covid last week, as Rochester shifted down to a “green” designation in March 4 state covid data. Mattapoisett remained green with just three new cases, after recording 11 in Feb. 25 data. New cases in Marion dropped...
Marion mixes it up with hybrid police cruiser
MARION — The Marion Police Department is going green with its first hybrid police cruiser. Received by the department this week, the 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility was put into service on March 3. The model is the first pursuit-rated hybrid...
Mattapoisett Town Hall to reopen March 8
MATTAPOISETT — Town Hall will be open to the public beginning March 8, from the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays. All visitors will be asked to sign in upon their arrival and masks are required before entering the building, unless visitors have a...
Marion deadline for dog licenses is March 31
MARION — The deadline to register dogs for 2021 licenses is March 31. After that date, there will be a $25.00 late fee per dog in each household. The charge is $10.00 for spayed or neutered and $13.00 for “intact.” Residents may either mail or drop...
Marion realty group collects clothes for the homeless
MARION — Bernadette Kelly Realty group completed its third clothing drive for the homeless on March 5. The realty group collected clothing and blankets that were picked up to be distributed to homeless people in Southeastern Massachusetts. This time...
Mattapoisett Library to reopen
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will allow visitors by appointment starting on Saturday, March 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to browse and pick up materials, use the upstairs computers, or get quick reference...
State delays second vaccine doses for Marion
MARION — A March 5 covid vaccine clinic was postponed until March 10, after Marion received an email from the state saying its planned shipment of second doses was delayed. The March 5 clinic was set up to give second doses to 100 Marion residents...
Rochester Women’s club offers scholarships
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Women’s club will be offering scholarships to Rochester seniors this year. Graduating high school seniors from Rochester that are attending college in the fall can see their guidance office for applications for the...
Mattapoisett mulls over police budget
MATTAPOISETT — Selectmen called for a decrease in a proposed $2.4 million Fiscal Year 2022 police budget at a March 2 meeting. “The bottom line is you need to find a way to reduce your budget,” Vice Chair Jordan Collyer said to Police Chief Mary...
Ansel’s Cafe gets liquor license
MARION — Marion will soon have another option for drinks at Ansel's Cafe after Selectmen granted the County Road business a liquor license. The cafe’s owner Elizabeth Carter appeared before the Selectmen at a March 2 public hearing for the license,...
Marion Selectmen shoot down memorial bench
MARION — A memorial bench for former Carver Marion Wareham Regional Waste Disposal District Director Ray Pickles was shot down by Selectmen at a March 2 meeting. The bench was proposed by Diane Bondi-Pickles to commemorate the life of her husband,...
Mattapoisett to begin reopening town buildings
MATTAPOISETT — The town will begin to open some of its municipal buildings as early as next week, as covid cases continue to decline. “We are currently a green community — one of the few, actually — on the South Coast,” Town Administrator Michael...
Marion mourns loss of Lockheed Martin
After the Marion Lockheed Martin complex announced it would close by 2022 — former and current employees, alongside town officials, mourned the imminent loss. “I was completely shocked, I gotta say,” said long-time employee Bill Beardsley. Beardsley...
Here’s who’s running for election in the Tri-Town
By Aidan Pollard firstname.lastname@example.org Town elections are coming up in May for Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester, and candidates are starting to submit their intent. Town Election in Marion is on May 14, and seats are availabe on the Board of...
Developer proposes 28-unit townhouse project in Marion
MARION — Developers proposed a 28-townhouse development between Mill Street and Route 6, but officials think the space might be a bit tight. The Planning Board got their first look at the plans at a March 1 meeting. The development was originally...
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