John Woodacre

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John Woodacre of Wellesley and Mattapoisett passed away on April 20, 2013. Born in New Bedford to John and Doris (Spooner) Woodacre, formerly of Mattapoisett. He was the grandson of Rufus Woodacre a New Bedford whaler and a direct descendent of Mayflower Pilgrim William White and the Delanos of Fairhaven. Growing up in Newton and […] Read more »

Karen Leonard Gifford

Karen Leonard Gifford, 69, of Wareham, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, after a long illness. She died at Tobey Hospital with her son by her side. She was born in Summit, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston, MA. She lived in Orleans, MA, and moved to Marion, MA […] Read more »

Bank Robbery in Marion

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Just before 1:30 Pilgrim Bank on Front Street, Marion reported an Armed Robbery. One suspect fled on foot towards the Spring Street Extension area and the Marion Police Department assisted by the Mattapoisett Police Department are searching along Route 6 for the suspect. The suspect was reported as a white male with brown eyes who […] Read more »

Gateway Babe Ruth League Scores

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Regional League Carver Cavaliers 9 – Carver Knights 8 Bourne Rangers 15 – Sandwich Storm 10 Sandwich Anglers 7 – Bourne Orioles 2 Orr Indians 19 – Carver Knights 2 Vineyard White Sox 19 – Mashpee Blue Falcons 13 Barnstable Navy 4 – Vineyard White Sox 2 Bourne Marlins 11 – Sandwich Storm 5 Vineyard […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library News

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• Old Rochester Regional High School Art Show: Self-portraits in color and charcoal, book art, landscapes and other mixed media by ORR juniors and seniors are now on exhibit on the upper floor in the Mattapoisett Library. Show your support for these artists by visiting and signing the guest book. • Fishing Equipment Available: Thinking […] Read more »

Relay for Life of Tri-Town

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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Tri-Town takes place on June 14 and 15 at Old Rochester Regional High School. The theme this year is Heroes for Hope, and the program of activities has something for everyone who comes to support friends and family members. For more information, contact Caryn Hodges at 508-989-7805, […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Commencement

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This weekend marks Tabor’s 135th Commencement, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 3:00 pm on Martin Field. The weekend begins with Baccalaureate in the Wickenden Chapel on Friday evening and culminates with the Commencement Exercises on Martin Field on Saturday afternoon. Tri-Town Graduates in the Class of 2013 • Marion Zachary Gokavi […] Read more »

Robert “Bob” Adams

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Robert “Bob” Adams, Age 66, of Tamarac, Florida, formally of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, passed away on May 26, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Manganelli), his daughter Janet her wife Lisa and his son James. He leaves four much-loved grandchildren. Bob was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. During the 1970’s and 80’s Bob […] Read more »

Henry Elected SRPEDD Chair

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Jonathan Henry, representing the Marion Board of Selectmen, has been elected Chairman of the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) for the 2013-2014 term. SRPEDD held its 57th annual meeting in New Bedford on May 22. Other officers for the 2013-14 term elected at the meeting were: William Roth, Fairhaven, Vice Chairman; Joan […] Read more »

Health District Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of the Marion Rochester Regional Health District, I would like to extend my sincere thank you to the Rochester voters who supported us at Town Meeting. You overwhelmingly voted to support the Health District  125-2. The collaboration of professional personnel and services through the Health District does go a long […] Read more »