New Lot Proposed for Tire Business

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Murphy’s Junkyard and Used Tire Warehouse were back before the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night, October 18, in a continued hearing regarding the use of the junkyard’s single lot for both businesses.  They have been sharing the land owned by Michael Murphy on County Road, but had not acquired authorization from the town […] Read more »

Marion Town House Demolition Unlikely

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Residents concerned that the historic Marion Town House might be demolished in the coming year can rest easy.  According to the Marion Town House Advisory Committee, that is not a likely option for the old building.  The committee discussed various alternatives at their meeting on Thursday, October 18. “Once it’s ripped down, you can’t bring […] Read more »

Garcia Advances in X-Factor Journey

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Rochester’s Jennel Garcia is one step closer to seeing her dreams of becoming a singer come true.  Garcia auditioned for the popular Fox TV show ‘The X-Factor” over the summer. She performed in regional auditions in Providence before advancing to the show’s Boot Camp in Los Angeles shortly after. Garcia earned a coveted spot while […] Read more »

Cyclists Ride to Protect Buzzards Bay

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On Sunday, October 14, 147 riders hopped on their bikes and set out on a course throughout Southeastern Massachusetts in order to raise money for a worthy cause. The Buzzards Bay Coalition hosted their Sixth Annual Watershed Ride in order to raise awareness on the importance of the bay and the watershed. “There are two […] Read more »

Susan B. (Anderson) MacDonald

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Susan B. (Anderson) MacDonald, 61, of Cambridge, formerly of Mattapoisett died on Thursday October 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Dr. D. Duncan MacDonald. Born in Providence, RI, she lived in Mattapoisett before moving to Cambridge in 1981. Mrs. MacDonald was employed as a registered nurse at Rhode Island Hospital and also […] Read more »

Marion Fireworks Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The 4th of July Fireworks are expected to return to Marion in the summer of 2013!  Now, the Marion Recreation Department is forming a new committee to organize the event, and they need help from the community. If you are interested in volunteering, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 […] Read more »

Special Town Meeting Warrant Closed

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The Marion Board of Selectmen approved and closed the warrant for the Special Town Meeting to be held on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 pm in the Sippican School. The Board approved the warrant at their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 16 in Marion Town Hall. The warrant is comprised of five total articles. The […] Read more »

Boys’ Soccer Keeps Tournament Hopes Alive

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As all fall sports teams approach the final bend in their seasons, players must find that extra amount of strength and dedication in order to make the state tournament. Although some players are already looking forwards to their winter sports, they must help their team maintain a .500 record in order to make the playoffs. […] Read more »

ORR Kicks Off Homecoming Festivities

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ORRHS’s most beloved spirit week kicked off with hoards of onesies and colorful sleepwear-inspired outfits for Pajama Day. Perfect for a Monday morning, the majority of the school sported their nighttime knits in a hugely successful first spirit day. The infamous Nerd Day followed; thick-rimmed glasses, suspenders, button-up shirts and clothing of the like could […] Read more »

Marion Toastmasters Win Award

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Marion Toastmasters recently received a Select Distinguished award from Toastmasters International, placing it in the top 36 percent of all Toastmasters clubs in the world. The hard work of all the club’s members contributed to this success, but several members in particular are to be congratulated. Patty Emmons earned her Competent Communicator award; Tina Drake […] Read more »