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Town Clerks report record numbers for Tri-Town early voting
As the Nov. 3 election approaches, residents in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have come out in full force to vote early. “I can tell you from my experience that the percentage is way up,” Rochester Town Clerk Paul Dawson said. He said that 47%...
Sippican Women’s Club commemorates 100 years of women’s right to vote
MARION — Outside the Sippican Woman's Club on Front Street, there’s a banner and wreath commemorating 100 years of women’s right to vote. Unbeknownst to some, the suffragette movement of the early 1900s is a part of the history of the club. In 1915...
Tempers flare over in-person learning plan at second Mattapoisett School Committee Meeting
MATTAPOISETT — Tensions from an Oct. 22 special Mattapoisett School Committee meeting spilled over into a regularly-scheduled meeting on Oct. 26, where parents called once again for a plan to return the town’s youngest students to full in-person...
Rochester Historical Society details the town’s haunted history
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.
For people living in the 1600's and 1700's, the idea of encounters with all manner of...
Joseph H. Plumb library to reopen Oct. 26
Starting Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m, the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester will be reopening to the public by appointment for browsing and computer use only. Appointments are for 30 minutes each, and a maximum of 10 people can be in the...
Sign up for fall programs at Marion Art Center
The Marion Art Center has added a second fall session of “Art in the Afternoon” for ages 7-10. The Children’s Art Lab class runs Fridays from 3:00-4:00pm in the MAC Studio. The four-class session will run on Nov. 6, 13, 20, and Dec. 4. Cost is $80...
Do a Halloween costume photoshoot and more at Marion Art Center
The annual Halloween parade won’t happen as it normally does due to the pandemic. However, the Marion Art Center witches have not given up on providing the community with some much-needed Halloween fun. The MAC encourages kids to send in their own...
Marion Brownies learn survival skills at Camp Hadley
MARION — Brownies from Marion Girl Scouts Troop 67047 spent the day at Camp Hadley on Oct. 24 to learn outdoor survival skills and see each other in person (socially distanced of course.) The Brownies laid out their towels around a fire pit made...
Sign up to watch early voting ballot counting in Marion
MARION — The Town of Marion will be opening and depositing early voted ballots received as late as 11:59 PM Sunday November 1, 2020 on Monday November 2 at 8:30 AM in the Town Clerk’s Office at 2 Spring Street. The Town Clerk’s office requests that...
Rochester 10-year-old donates $700 worth of diverse books to school
ROCHESTER — Stop us if you’ve heard this one — how does a fourth grader from Rochester turn greens from the ground into hundreds of greens to purchase racially diverse books for his school library? Well, ‘lettuce’ tell you. Kelcey Roberston donated...
Opinion: Marion Selectmen unhappy about water rates too
Nobody is happy with their most recent water and sewer bills. The members of your Select Board are really not happy. Massachusetts requires us to submit an annual balanced budget each Spring for our Sewer and Water Enterprise Funds and for the...
Create a paper dragon with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Projects To Go brings will offer projects related to aeronautics, or the study of flight, this November. STEAM Projects To Go are created for busy teens, grades 6 to 12, who...
Parting Ways offers half-off sale
Parting Ways Consignment, a local nonprofit, is holding a store-wide half-off discount sale in an effort to help its community save money. The sale will run for one week beginning Oct. 31st. Learn more at PartingWaysConsignment.com
Trunk or treat events keep Halloween ‘spirit’ alive
Normally, the scariest parts of Halloween are things like vampires, witches and ghosts. But this year, coronavirus was by far the most frightening part of the holiday. To fend off the virus, towns adapted their halloween traditions to be virus-...
Mattapoisett kids learn about nature via video game
MATTAPOISETT — Racoons building a village on an island, collecting bugs to donate to a museum run by an owl, and using the sales of turnips as a stock market sounds like a nonsensical video game idea. But at a virtual children’s event from the...
Rochester receives $33,600 covid aid check from Plymouth County
ROCHESTER — Plymouth County Treasurer Thomas O’Brien presented the town of Rochester with a check on Oct. 23 for $33,602.20 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding that the county received after covid shutdowns began...
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company’s hundred year history
All throughout its 121 year history , Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company has been one of the South Coast’s key businesses. At a talk Thursday night, Wendy Goodwin, president of the Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company, walked listeners through the history of...
State covid data: Rochester, Mattapoisett now in red, Marion in gray
Mattapoisett and Rochester are now in the red with eight cases each on the state’s map of coronavirus data released on Oct. 22. Meanwhile, Marion has remained in the gray with less than five cases. Municipalities are categorized by the state into...
Bay scallop season opening in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — Shellfishing for bay scallops is now open in certain parts of the waters in Mattapoisett and will expand to more areas starting Nov. 1 On Oct. 15, the outer Mattapoisett Harbor opened for commercial and recreational fishing, and the...
Flu shots available for Mattapoisett homebound residents
MATTAPOISETT — The town is offering residents that are homebound or with limited mobility the option to get a flu shot administered at their home for no charge. To schedule an at-home appointment, call Public Health Nurse Emily Field at 508-758-4118...
Coastline Elderly Services offers heat and electric bill aid
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. is offering assistance to elders in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester who need help with paying the heat or electric bills. The funds will pay for gas, electric, propane, wood, or other heating needs to help reduce...
Read the Oct. 22 ‘paper’ online
The Oct. 22 eEdition of Sippican Week is live on our site. It looks exactly the same as if you were reading it in print. Physical copies are still available wherever you would normally find Sippican Week in the Tri-Town. Enjoy!
Warrant set for Marion Special Town Meeting
MARION — Residents will vote on nine articles in the upcoming Special Town Meeting at Old Rochester High School auditorium on Nov. 5 at 6:45 p.m. The warrant has been posted on the town’s website and has been mailed to residents. It includes...
Water rates come into question at Selectmen’s meeting
MARION — What started out as a nearly $4,000 water abatement denial at an Oct. 20 Selectmen’s meeting, turned into a discussion of the town’s costly water and sewer projects. Resident Bernard Greenwood pleaded his case to the Board that he shouldn’t...
Revoked aquaculture permits transfer possible
MARION — After resident Shea Doonan’s aquaculture permits were revoked on Sept. 8, he was mandated to remove his equipment from his farms within 60 days. If not, the Harbormaster’s office would come in and remove it for him. But before either...
Rochester Select Board sign Town Meeting warrant
ROCHESTER — The Board of Selectmen signed the warrant for the Nov. 16 Special Town Meeting with the Finance and Capital Planning committees at an Oct. 19 meeting that includes capital purchases of equipment for different departments. Voters will...
Residents voice concerns over Randall Lane solar array
MATTAPOISETT — Abutters, historical commission members, engineers and residents came out virtually for what was the first of multiple public hearings on a proposed solar array at the end of Randall Lane on Oct. 13. One main concern by many wasn’t...
Joseph H. Plumb Library to reopen
ROCHESTER — The Joseph H. Plumb Library will reopen on Oct. 26, Library Director Gail Robers said at an Oct. 19 Board of Selectmen meeting. “We are at long last ready to reopen,” Roberts said. And the library will implement some new programs soon...
Marion thanks Sippican Historical Society for Town House Donations
MARION — Following the Elizabeth Taber statue ceremony on Oct. 17, the Board of Selectmen thanked the Sippican Historical Society for its donations to the town house renovations. Donations from the Sippican Historical Society totaled over half a...
How Halloween is being celebrated in the Tri-Town
Boo! It’s getting close to Halloween, and covid is still here. While normal Tri-Town holiday events have been called off, there are still ways for kids to get out and celebrate safely. "We are urging residents to remain vigilant if they choose to...
Hundreds in Tri-Town turn out to vote early
Residents from the Tri-Town turned up in droves to the Marion Town House, Mattapoisett Town Hall and Rochester Senior Center over the first weekend of early voting in Massachusetts. Town clerks saw a steady stream of over 200 residents on Oct. 17,...
Rochester Senior Center suspends certain activities for covid
In an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Rochester Senior Center has temporarily suspended the following activities: Dental care, French Culture and Conversation, Step & Stretch, and Yoga. Although the Senior Center remains closed to...
Gillis-Lazzaro engagement announcement
Mrs. Lynne Gillis of Mattapoisett and Fort Lauderdale, Florida is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Elizabeth (of the late Attorney Paul J. Gillis) to Pete Lazzaro, son of Barbara and John Lazzaro of Coral Springs, Florida...
Bringing olive oil to Marion, ‘Ripe from the Vine’
MARION — Bottles nestled neatly on hardwood shelves, a tasting bar, and gift baskets complete with breads from Forno Bakery . Sounds like a winery, right? But Ripe from the Vine on 119 Wareham Road isn’t a winery, it’s a new specialty olive oil and...
Elizabeth Taber comes home to crowds, speeches
MARION — One of Marion’s most cherished figures is now immortalized in Bicentennial Park. The new Elizabeth Taber statue was unveiled on Oct. 17 at a dedication complete with speeches, cupcakes and dozens of Marion residents. The statue was...
Nick’s Pizza receives alcohol license suspension, two day shutdown
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen suspended Nick’s Homemade Pizza House’s wine and malt license for seven days, and ordered a shutdown of the restaurant for two days at a hearing on Oct. 16 over mask compliance issues. The wine and malt...
1650s drawing sells for $514,000 at Marion art auction
MARION — Lot 389 at Marion Antique Auction’s Oct. 10 auction was a 1652 hand drawing of Dutch Army General and Navy Admiral Maarten Tromp by Dutch painter Jan Lievens. Frank McNamee, co-owner of Marion Antique Shop, figured it would sell for $80,000...
Here’s where to find ballot drop boxes in the Tri-Town
The Nov. 3 election is right around the corner, and early voting starts on Oct. 17 in Massachusetts. For those who requested absentee voting, ballots were sent to homes and can be returned by mail or to the drop boxes in each town. Here’s where you...
State covid data shows Mattapoisett, Rochester in yellow
This week’s state covid numbers over the past two weeks showed an increase in cases in Mattapoisett and Rochester and a bump to the yellow category on the covid data map (5-8 cases per 100,000 people), while Marion remained in the gray (less than...
Marion School Committee talks covid cases, reopening
MARION — The Marion School Committee gave an update on school reopening operations, facilities and rules for students at an Oct. 14 meeting after two covid cases cropped up at Sippican School this past week. “I want to be very forthcoming with what...
Read the Oct. 15 ‘paper’ online
The Oct. 15 print eEdition of Sippican Week is now available on our site. It's a pdf version of this week's edition — looking just like the paper version. Physical copies of the paper can still be picked up at normal distribution sites across the...
Mattapoisett discourages trick-or-treating, offers alternatives
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen won’t be cancelling Halloween, but they will be discouraging door-to-door trick-or-treating. The board discussed drafting a statement discouraging door-to-door trick-or treating, in order to attempt to keep...
Blue Stream Shellfish Farm works toward opening
MATTAPOISETT — After Dale Leavitt’s shellfish farm was bogged down by permitting issues, he addressed the Board of Selectmen on Oct. 13 to ask for an extension of a plan he’d agreed upon with the board in 2019, as well as an advance on a $2,000 fee...
Mattapoisett Sail’s boats look for new home
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Sail President John Cornish addressed the Board of Selectmen at an Oct. 13 meeting regarding the placement of the non-profit’s boats during the off-season. They’re currently being stored at the Holy Ghost grounds, and...
Nick’s Pizza mask compliance hearing to be continued
MATTAPOISETT — The Board of Selectmen decided to continue an Oct. 13 public disciplinary hearing to Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. regarding Nick’s Homemade Pizza House after no representative from the restaurant attended the initial hearing. The board opened a...
Mandatory water restrictions unnecessary as demand drops, Water Superintendent says
MATTAPOISETT — Currently, the South Coast is experiencing an extreme drought . Mattapoisett Water Superintendent Henri Renauld said at a Oct. 13 Water and Sewer Commissioners meeting that Plymouth and Bristol County has moved into a stage three...
Early voting starts Oct. 17
Early voting in Massachusetts begins on Oct. 17, and Marion and Mattapoisett are getting ballots — and information — out to voters. In both Marion and Mattapoisett, all mail-in ballots have been shipped out to those who requested them. Marion sent...
Parents speak out about school reopening
Mattapoisett schools have become the focus of an effort to return the town’s youngest students to in-person instruction. A petition by Mattapoisett parents and guardians makes the case that, with covid cases in the Tri-Town among the lowest in the...
Residents past, present recount Tri-Town LGBTQ+ history
Bev Baccelli and Liz DiCarlo, both 71, are married and live in Mattapoisett, a community where they say it’s accepted to be out, to have a spouse and to raise a family. Baccelli grew up in New Bedford, so she has seen the changes in the local...
Marion grass drop-off to take place on weekends through November
MARION — Got grass? Drop off for grass clippings and leaves only will start on weekends at the dirt lot beside the wastewater treatment plant, 50 Benson Brook Road. On Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, any resident with a sticker can...
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SOLD! Pinecrest Beach, Falmouth
Upper Cape Realty agent Diane Darche found her clients this home! Are you thinking it’s time to...
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UNDER AGREEMENT! Water Views in Hideaway Village
Escape the city heat and head to this 2 bedroom detached condo in Hideaway Village. Surround...
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SOLD! New Construction on Village Green Dr.
BRAND NEW HOME - TAKE THE TOUR ! - Stroll the Beach, enjoy a dip in Cape Cod Bay and return to your...
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Under Agreement! 55 Main Avenue, Onset
UPPER CAPE REALTY: Onset. This two bedroom winterized cottage is close to beaches and sits on a...
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Open House at 4 Forest Street , Onset
More than meets the eye! Located in desirable Nanumett Shores with deeded rights to association...
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JUST SOLD in Marion
Just Sold in the Rivers Edge neighborhood in Marion at 82 Bullivant Farm Rd for $640,000!
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SOLD! Seaside Charmer in Swifts Beach
This seaside charmer is a must see! After 20 years of fun filled days and priceless memories, these...
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SOLD! Grab Your Flip Flops!
Search for a year round beach house? You found it! This recently remodeled 3 bedroom home is a flip...
2020 Annual Market Report Wareham
Have you heard the real estate market is crazy, but you’re not really sure what that means? Our...
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SOLD in Wareham
Just sold in Nanumett Shores in Wareham for $450,000! Thinking about selling? We would love the...
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