Chapter 90 Funding for Mattapoisett

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Mattapoisett is slated to receive more than $343,000 in Chapter 90 aid to fund vital road improvement and repair projects throughout the city this year. The Massachusetts Highway Association today urged the timely allocation of these Chapter 90 funds, which are currently included as part of Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $1 billion transportation budget. This […] Read more »

Earl William “Bill” Waite

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Earl William “Bill” Waite, 83, of Mattapoisett died March 24, 2013 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Cynthia S. (Stitt) Waite. Born and raised in Fairhaven, the son of the late George C. and Beatrice E. (Boudreau) Waite, he lived in Marlboro and Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Waite was […] Read more »

Peter G. Rezendes, Jr.

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Peter G. Rezendes, Jr., 74, of Marion died March 20, 2013 in the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of Juanita A. (Lopes) Rezendes and the son of the late Peter G. and Marie (DePina) Rezendes. He was born in Marion and lived there all of his life.  Mr. Rezendes served in the U.S. […] Read more »

Joan C. Morton

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Joan C. Morton, 80, of Rochester and formerly of Somerset, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (O’Neil) Morton, she was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Joan had lived in Somerset for over 30 years before moving […] Read more »

Contenders File for Marion Election

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Competition is heating up, with seven elected town position openings, including a member of the Board of Selectmen. Three positions are unopposed, including Assessor, Moderator, and a slot on the Marion School Committee. Polls will open at 8 am and close at 8 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post on Route 6 […] Read more »

Superintendent Presents Process for Progress

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The Old Rochester Regional District Joint School Committee Meeting started and ended with reports from Superintendent Doug White, the most significant of which was the recent ratification of the contract with the teachers’ union. ORR Professional Educators Association members unanimously approved the agreement to a four-year contract on March 20. No specifics were detailed in […] Read more »

Stephen Louis Vachon

Stephen Louis Vachon, 24, of Mashpee passed away suddenly at home on  Wednesday March 20, 2013. Born in Hyannis, the son of Stephen J. and Tracey L. (Childs) Vachon  of Mashpee and Mattapoisett, he lived in Mashpee all of his life. He  was a graduate of Mashpee High School. Stephen loved riding motorcycles, golfing, and […] Read more »

Henry Beston’s Cape Cod

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Don Wilding, the co-founder of the nonprofit Henry Beston Society on Cape Cod and author of the book, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod, will present his lecture/documentary film footage screening, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore, at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St., on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Wilding […] Read more »

Annual Town-Wide Cleanup

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Hello Fellow Marionites! Please take note that this year’s Annual Town-Wide Cleanup will be on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Meet at the Music Hall.) As usual, we are partnering with Gifts to Give, who will have a truck ready to collect used clothing, toys and books. The sponsors are Marion’s […] Read more »

Discover Vernal Pools with the MLT

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Vernal pools are a vital breeding habitat for resident amphibians and invertebrates such as wood frogs, spotted and blue-spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. The MLT is once again offering an introduction to vernal pools and instructions as to how to certify them through a workshop and field trip. The experience will begin with a slide […] Read more »