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Up to 7 inches of snow expected by Friday night
The National Weather service has issued a winter storm watch for southern Massachusetts from late Thursday night into Friday evening, as heavy snow and high winds are expected. Snow could accumulate anywhere from three to seven inches, according to...
Young birders spread their wings at Marion program
MARION — This event was for the birds _ and the birders who loved them. The Marion Natural History Museum hosted Justin Barrett on Feb. 16 for a discussion of the importance of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Each February, for four days, the world...
Rochester selects new town administrator
ROCHESTER — Glenn Cannon, the acting town administrator in Bourne, has been offered the position of Rochester Town Administrator. Cannon was one of four candidates interviewed by the select board Tuesday, Feb. 22. After the interviews ended, the...
Planning Board looks at two projects on Marion riverfront
MARION — The Planning Board meeting on Feb. 22 kept up with the twos theme, by touching on two riverfront projects, one a 48-unit development and one a 120-unit 40B development, each in different stages of the planning process. Matthew Zuker...
Clark Street to be closed in Marion Feb. 23 for water work
MARION — The Marion Water Division will be repairing water service Wednesday, Feb. 23 on Clark Street. Shutdown of the water main on Clark Street is required to do this work. Anyone whose service is affected by this shut-down should have received a...
Drawing from Nature to be presented by natural history museum
MARION _ As part of the celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Marion Natural History Museum presents Drawing from Nature, a free, self-paced program. Drawing a natural item, such as a leaf, shell or insect, increases observational skills and...
Tri-Town covid cases reach lowest point since November
Tri-Town covid cases continued to decline steeply from their mid-January peak in the week leading up to Feb. 17, reaching their lowest point since early Nov. 2021, according to state covid data. Among the towns, Marion had nine new cases,...
Pull up a chair for an unlikely love story
In the month that contains Valentine’s Day, Connie Esbach of the Rochester Historical Society shares a story of how a choir chair indirectly led to romance woven into town _ and society _ history.
At the Rochester Historical Museum we have...
ORR Cultural Club shares learning experience on Native American culture
The Old Rochester Regional High School Cultural Club attended the “Know Your Roots” virtual mini-conference Feb. 16 that raised awareness of local Native American history and culture. The conference was hosted by Cultural Clubs of America and united...
Girl Scouts’ cookie sale supported by first responders, DA
On Sunday morning, Marion Police and Fire and the Plymouth County District Attorney turned their attention to a non-emergency but nonetheless important matter: Helping Girl Scouts sell some of their signature cookies. “We like to help out,” said...
Marion Art Center unveils spring art, dance programs
The Marion Art Center will offer new art and dance classes starting later this spring. The new program “Intro to Theatrical Dance” will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from March 23 to April 27, the center said in a press release. The class is...
Marion reports water main break
The town of Marion reported a water main break on Blackhall Court Friday night, which caused some residents to lose municipal water until the system is repaired. The break may cause discolored water, the town said in an online announcement Friday,...
Four Rochester Town Administrator candidates to be interviewed Tuesday
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Board of Selectmen will interview four candidates for a new Town Administrator on Tuesday. On Feb. 17, the board was given a brief introduction to the four finalists. Current Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar will leave...
Beauty studio earns Marion's first body art permit
Clients have been asking Samantha Machado for months when she would be offering permanent makeup and microblading services. Now after months of working with the Marion Board of Health, Machado has obtained a town first — a body art permit that adds...
New Marion team steps up in emergency situations
MARION — A group of residents has stepped forward to help fellow townspeople in emergency situations. Members of the newly formed Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT, are in the process of being trained to assist in natural or man-...
Mattapoisett harbor payments due Feb. 24
MATTAPOISETT — Harbor bills for the 2022 boating season were mailed out on Dec. 31, 2021. Anyone with an email address on file would have received the invoice via email. Payments are due Feb. 28. Failure to pay the invoice will result in a late fee...
Census, dog license payments due
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett mailed out the 2022 census forms in January. Anyone who has not returned this form should do so as soon as possible. On the bottom of the census is a form for dog licensing. Enclose a payment, a current rabies certificate...
Plumb Library schedules book groups
ROCHESTER — The Plumb Library Book Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 via Zoom to discuss "Of Women and Salt", by Gabriela Garcia. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Plumb Library. March's meeting will take place on Thursday,...
Feasibility study proposed to explore new Rochester fire station
ROCHESTER — Rochester is exploring building a new fire station, possibly in combination with the police department. Town Meeting voters will be asked to spend as much as $110,000 for a feasibility study to explore the conditions of the current...
Memorial policy to be reviewed in Marion
MARION — A request for a memorial bench at Silvershell Beach prompted a call by the Marion Select Board to review procedures for approving such memorials. At their Feb. 15 meeting, select board members stressed the decision was not a negative...
Gov. Baker signs Nero’s law into effect
Four-legged K9 officers will now be able to receive immediate emergency care and transport if they are injured in the line of duty under a new law signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday. The bill, known as Nero’s Law, was initially filed in the...
Mask mandate lifted in ORR district
Students in the Old Rochester Regional school district will no longer have to wear masks as of Feb. 28 following a Joint School Committee vote Tuesday, Feb. 15. Committee members agreed to rescind the mask mandate as recommended by the Department of...
Staff changes, price increases drive budget needs for Fire, Harbormaster departments
MATTAPOISETT — Changes in personnel costs will drive the most notable budget increases in both the Fire Department and Harbormaster departments. That was one of the key takeaways when Fire Chief Andy Murray and Harbormaster Jamie McIntosh met with...
Marion drops mask mandate for municipal buildings
MARION — After consultation with the Marion Board of Health, Town Administrator Jay McGrail has lifted the mask mandate in municipal buildings as of Feb. 28. This change is based on the most recent advisory regarding face coverings from the...
Trail Tale in Rochester honors Black History Month
ROCHESTER — The Plumb Library and Rochester Land Trust are collaborating with Tri-Town Against Racism to offer a special Trail Tale honoring Black History Month. The Trail Tale at the George and Catherine Church Wildlife Conservation Area at 193...
Send us your snow images!
Snow it’s Valentine’s Day! The snow has caused delays, cancellations _ but also some lovely images. We would love to see your storm photos. If it’s safe to do so, please take an image and send it, with your name and the location of the photo, to...
Rochester Town Hall closed Monday due to weather
ROCHESTER — Due to the winter storm conditions, the Town Hall and the Town Hall Annex will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 14.
Old Colony cookies are hot stuff, straight from the sun
ROCHESTER — Students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School recently baked cookies, heated by the sun. Using a device that uses the energy of direct sunlight for cooking, the science class led by Michelle Falcon recently learned...
Birds, bees, butterflies among topics at Marion Natural History Museum programs
MARION — Several community programs are scheduled Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring St. Yarmouth resident Joe Dwelly, known as “Butterfly Man,’’ will be the guest speaker March 9. He will discuss...
Mattapoisett Library offers varied February events
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Free Public Library offers a variety of programs for children and teens in the final days of February. Storytots continues on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. with short stories and songs for little ones. No registration is...
Students have Harbor Day designs down to a tee
MATTAPOISETT — Students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School have designs on a winning T-shirt to celebrate 2022 Harbor Days. Mattapoisett Lions Club President Valerie Kane collaborated with teacher Erin Murray and her students to...
Covid test distribution a success in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — Cars lined up even before the event started as Mattapoisett distributed Covid-19 tests to residents 55 and older in their vehicles at Center School Saturday, Feb. 12. “This is a great way to keep our community healthy,’’ said select...
Couple hope to open winery in Rochester
ROCHESTER — A Rochester couple hopes to establish a winery, the first in town, at their property at 308 New Bedford Road. Anthony Ruocco brought his winery proposal before the Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 10. The winery would be owned by him and his...
Covid cases continue to decline as Omicron surge recedes
Tri-Town covid cases continued to decline steadily from their mid-January peak in the week leading up to Feb. 10, according to state covid data. Among the towns, Marion had 24 new cases, Mattapoisett had 20 and Rochester had 22. In total, the Tri-...
Soup’s on at Marion Council on Aging
MARION — The weekly lunches at the Marion Council on Aging are about more than just soup, seniors said Thursday, Feb. 10. But the hot bowls of broths and chowder are pretty good, too. “Soups are excellent,” Linda McCarthy said, sitting at a table...
Marion History Museum open third Saturday of month
MARION — The Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring St., will be open the third Saturdays of the month. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18. Admission is free. Masks are required.
Classes set for new and veteran boaters
WAREHAM — A boating skills and seamanship course will be offered by the Onset/Marion Flotilla 63 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 3 in the training room at the West Wareham Fire station #2, 2368...
Remembering when monkeys and giraffes made popular visit to Rochester
With the news of the Rochester Country Fair returning to town this summer making recent headlines, Connie Eshbach of the Rochester Historical Society looks back on the Rochester Circus of yesteryear, complete with exotic animals and a parade...
Rochester Democrats to select delegates to convention
ROCHESTER — Rochester Democrats will convene virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 to elect two delegates and two alternates to represent Rochester at the 2022 State Democratic Convention. This caucus will take place in line with public health...
Rochester Fire rescues feline, avoids cat-astrophe
One cat should be feline lucky after its hunt for a squirrel left it stranded 35 feet up a tree. But thanks to the Rochester Fire Department, the cat will live to chase bushy-tailed creatures another day. The feline was chasing a squirrel up a tree...
Covid tests to be distributed Feb. 12 in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — At-home COVID-19 test kits will be available for Mattapoisett residents older than 55 at a drive-up distribution event Saturday, Feb. 12 at Center School, 17 Barstow St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until supplies last.
Masks no longer mandated in schools as of Feb. 28
The statewide mask requirements for students in grades K-12 will be lifted Feb. 28, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley announced Wednesday, Feb. 9. The decision was made in consultation with...
Mattapoisett department heads explain budget requests
MATTAPOISETT — The Sewer Department faced the biggest budget increases of four departments that met with the town’s Select Board Monday, Feb. 7 to review their Fiscal Year 2023 budgets. On the water side of the department, personnel and salary...
Rochester Country Fair returns this summer
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Country Fair will return this summer after a two-year absence. Members of the Select Board approved plans at their Monday, Feb. 7 meeting for the fair to be held Aug. 20 and 21. “I’m glad it’s coming back,’’ board chair...
Search for lovebirds scheduled on Feb. 13
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Sippican Land Trust and Nasketucket Bird Club will host a search for lovebird pairs found in nature from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13. Participants in the program will search the harbors and inlets of Marion for pairs of...
ORR student a finalist in VFW essay contest
Old Rochester Regional High School senior Edward Gonet IV has been honored as a finalist in the annual Massachusetts VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition sponsored by the State Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its...
Tri-Town Against Racism commemorates Black History Month
Tri-Town Against Racism is sponsoring a series of events to commemorate Black History Month. The second annual Black History Month Creative Expression Contest is underway. This year's theme is Influencers and Game Changers. The contest is open to...
Arctic whaler’s story to be recounted at Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church St., will host a talk via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 with Helen Frink, author of “Oil, Ice & Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom.’’ The book relates the tale of Ransom, a 14-year-old in 1860 who...
Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks volunteers
The Mattapoisett Cultural Council is looking for volunteers. Each year, the council awards funds for public projects and events in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Programs include public cultural events such as plays and concerts, arts in the...
February events at the Mattapoisett Public Library
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has a number of programs for adults in store this February. On Saturday, Feb. 19, gardeners are invited to swap seeds and plant cuttings at 10 a.m. Attendees can also check out the seed lending library and...
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Sold! Wareham Mobile Home
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Broad Cove Water View Home
Drink in the water views from the delightful screened front porch just meant to invite the whole...
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SOLD! 8 Puritan Ave, Wareham
Upper Cape Realty is excited to share that we have closed on 8 Puritan Ave in Wareham! This cleared...
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UNDER AGREEMENT - Two Lots or One!
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SOLD! Hideaway Village
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SOLD! 6,000 sq.ft. Developable Lot
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Stroll to Sagamore Beach from this Brand New TBB
Cape Sagamore on Ridgehill Lane Sagamore Beach Just a stroll away from the Beach! This home to be...
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SOLD! Indian Mound Cottage
Indian Mound Beach two bedroom ranch with a large front porch, full basement, upstairs laundry and...
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SOLD 14 Sias Point Road, Wareham 1,275,000
Bernadette Kelly Group is happy to announce 14 Sias Point Road, Wareham has closed! Congratulations...
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SOLD! Onset Island
ONSET ISLAND! Waterview Cottage. There are no cars, no stores, no Amazon deliveries. WHAT A GREAT...
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