The Mahjong Zone

For those who work on small community newspapers in little hamlets, villages, and towns, where scouting for tasty bits of text to share with the readership grinds to a halt after Christmas, I feel your pain. There isn’t a reporter out there whose desire to share something interesting isn’t presently thwarted by humanity in hibernation. […] Read more »

Priscilla L. (Billard) Newell

Priscilla L. (Billard) Newell, 90, of Onset, died January 23, 2014 in the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center – Forestview. She was the widow of the late Brayton Newell and the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Ransom) Billard. She was born in Onset and lived there all of her life. Mrs. Newell […] Read more »

Student Council Plans Winter Spirit Week

As term two comes to a close at Old Rochester Regional High School, the student council remains busy planning a second spirit week for the student body. In the fall, the Homecoming spirit week includes themed dress-up days preceding the school’s pep rally on Friday. The pep rally creates enthusiasm for that night’s football game. […] Read more »

Evening of Love Songs

The Marion Art Center will host an “Evening of Love Songs” with musical entertainment by the Occasion Singers on Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 pm. The Occasion Singers are an elegant a cappella vocal group directed by Cassandra Morgan with singers Christopher Saulnier, Rui Moniz, Michael Moniz, Pam Breton, Dan Guay, Jillian Zucco, Eric Bosworth, Melanie […] Read more »

MNHM Afterschool Program

Did you know that the Marion Natural History Museum started in the 1800s with a group of people who enjoyed getting together and sharing their natural history collections? Some of these collectors were whaling ship captains and prominent business people, including Marion benefactor Elizabeth Taber herself. Let’s continue that tradition during our first program of […] Read more »

Flood Plains, Insurance & Taxes

Recently I met with Andy Bobola, Director of Inspectional Services, and Kathleen Costello, Principal Assessor for Mattapoisett, to learn more about the ongoing debate and problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency flood plain maps and rising flood insurance rates. It was brought to my attention earlier in the week that Marshfield was holding a […] Read more »

Coyote Concerns

Coyotes have recently been spotted in some of the less-rural parts of Tri-Town – too close for comfort for some residents – prompting a rise in coyote-related calls to local law enforcement. A Marion Police press release states that numerous sightings and encounters with coyotes have been reported in Marion Center and on Converse Road, […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, […] Read more »

Rochester Transfer/Beach Permits

The 2014 transfer/beach permits are now available for Rochester residents. Residents are required to bring in their vehicle registration in order to obtain a permit. Permits are $20 each. Read more »

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will be held on Saturday, February 1, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come and join us for a day of fun activities at the library: 11:00 am: Sadie, our Reading Paws Dog ­• Read books to Sadie • Guess the number […] Read more »