Shirley M. (Bennett) Perry

Shirley M. (Bennett) Perry, 82, of West Wareham died April 15, 2013 at  Sippican Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Amos Perry. Born in Marion, the daughter of the late William H. and Estella M.  (Kenny) Bennett, she lived in Marion and West Wareham. She enjoyed trips to Foxwoods and playing bingo. […] Read more »

Old Rochester May Music News

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FORM is proud to announce the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High School concert calendar for May. These events are free and open to the public. Director Mike Barnicle and the ORR High School Band and Chorus will present a variety of tunes and pops favorites in the Annual Spring Concert on May 9 at […] Read more »

SHS to Host Special Lecture

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On April 26 at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to attend a lecture by Marion resident Peter McCormick about his passage in the Australian-built exact replica of His Majesty’s Bark Endeavour, the ship in which British Captain James Cook made the first of his three voyages of exploration in the Pacific Ocean between 1768 […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Residents Get Solar Details

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John DeVillars, principal of Blue Wave LLC, along with Trevor Hardy and Robert Erb of Solar Design, and Richard Charon of Charon Engineering hosted an informal presentation for interested residents and abutters of the proposed large-scale solar farm planned for Tinkham Hill Road in Mattapoisett. Approximately 50 citizens were in attendance at the meeting, held […] Read more »

Patricia A. (Dexter) Tapper

Patricia A. (Dexter) Tapper, 60, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday April 14, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert F. Tapper, Jr., with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice B. […] Read more »

Little Progress at Second Solar Hearing

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Although the two sides inched closer together during two nights of public hearings, the Planning Board and Energy Management Committee failed to reach consensus on Marion’s proposed Solar Bylaw. As has been the case since the Board of Selectmen signed off on its inclusion in the warrant, the bylaw – which formalizes the process for […] Read more »

Hathaway Pond Fish Ladder Fund Raiser

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The efforts have been relatively quiet for the past year in regards to activities and news for the Hathaway Pond Dam property. The “Save Hathaway’s Pond” effort was a success and since Fall 2010, a lot was going on in the background between the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) and Beaton’s Inc. At this point, the […] Read more »

ORCA Puts a Positive Spin on Clubs

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A new club has surfaced at ORRHS after 30 students attended a Leadership Against Bullying conference at Bridgewater State University. Inspired by the conference, the students took the initiative to form ORCA, the Old Rochester Committee for Action. Paired with advisors Mr. Jenkins and Mrs. Perry, the club aims to stop bullying in the school […] Read more »

Uninvited Dinner Guests in Your Garden

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Oh, winter-weary gardener, fear not; spring has arrived with its mixed bag of warm balmy days and gray snow showers blended with a touch of bone-chilling rain. But alas, we know that all we have to do is wait, and those delicious days of warming sun and sprouting flower beds will melt our frozen souls. […] Read more »

Body Identified in Mattapoisett

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The identity of a body that was found on a beach in Mattapoisett on Saturday April 13 was found to be 39-year-old Scott Kilroe of Wareham. Mr. Kilroe was first reported missing on February 12 and at the time the police reported that there were no signs of foul play at his residence and that […] Read more »