Dickerson Wins Marion Selectman Bid

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The town of Marion held their annual elections on Friday, May 25, 2012.  Of the seven positions up for election, all but two were uncontested. In the race for Selectman, Jonathan E. Dickerson won, with 574. His opponent, Edwin M. North, received 222 votes. Ray Pickles ran uncontested for the Assessor’s position and received 659 […] Read more »

Sagamore Bridge Open for Memorial Day

Good news for travelers heading to the Cape for Memorial Day Weekend!  All four lanes of the Sagamore Bridge will be open to traffic. The lanes reopened on Saturday, May 19 after several weeks of being restricted to two lanes for construction. The steel repairs above the road deck on the bridge were completed and […] Read more »

Local Chorus Making Fenway Park Debut

They’ve only been around a short while, but in that time, the SouthCoast Children’s Chorus has taken their show to a grand scale that’s showing no signs of stopping. In just a few short weeks, they will be taking the field at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark to sing the National Anthem before a matchup between […] Read more »

ORR Presents ‘The Comedy of Errors’

The words of playwright William Shakespeare filled the auditorium at Old Rochester Regional High School on Thursday, May 17 as the students in Kathleen Brunelle’s theater class presented their interpretation of “The Comedy of Errors,” a complicated tale involving two sets of twins whose identities become mistaken by the other characters. The production’s cast consisted […] Read more »

Local Resident Earns Student of the Year Honors

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Hollis Dunlop, a member of the Class of 2012, a Marion resident, and a public and community service major at Providence College, recently received the 2012 Service Leader of the Year Award from the Student Activities-Involvement-Leadership office at PC. This award is designed to recognize a student whose involvement in service activities and projects, has benefited the […] Read more »

Delineations Approved for Capital Improvements Plan

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Two representatives of CDM Smith, the agency working with the Town of Marion to create its village area capital improvements plan, spoke to the Marion Conservation Commission at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 23 about the extent of the work to be completed.  Con Com members, primarily Chairman Sherman Briggs, queried the representatives about […] Read more »

High School Innovator Creates Search Website

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Marc Gammell, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School, hasn’t let the tough economy get the best of him. As jobs and internships for high school students grow more scarce, Gammell strove to make the search easier for students in the Tri-Town community by creating a forum website providing free job listings. Parents who […] Read more »

Coastal Bank Stabilization Project on the Table

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The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission met on Wednesday night, May 23,  for their final meeting of the month.  They heard from Dave Davignon of Schneider & Associates, who was representing Daniel and Laurie DaRosa, who filed a Notice of Intent to install sand-filled coconut fiber envelopes along a coastal bank on their property, and to plant […] Read more »

Matt Hlady Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

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Matt Hlady epitomizes what it means to “Be Prepared,” the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. The 16-year old “encyclopedia of knowledge” recently earned the Boy Scouts of America’s top honor – Eagle Scout – after nine years of dedication to the Marion Cub Scout Pack 32 and Boy Scout Troop 32. He is […] Read more »

Fire Safety

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More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home and in 2010, there were 9,806 home fires in Massachusetts involving cooking…but that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your stove or eat out all of the time. There are several tips you can do to help reduce the chances of […] Read more »