Two Roads Diverged at Doggett’s Brook

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It’s a precious thing – an unhurried walk through the late summerwoods to bid farewell to August and welcome in September. This last week of August is a special week in nature for those who take the time to look around and notice the subtle transitioning of the two seasons – bridged by the harmonic […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Multi-Layered Changes

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Three projects on the August 25 agenda of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission requested multiple changes to previously permitted projects. David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, Inc. represented all three. The first applicants were Daniel and Daneen Eilertsen, 20 Water Street. Davignon said that the request was needed to fine-tune the master plan, tweaking […] Read more »

Road Trip to Downeast Maine

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In some respects, once you get off Interstate 95 and onto Route 1 heading north through Maine, it feels like you’ve been dropped back in time. The houses get farther apart, the fields more rock strewn, and the cars on the road and people fewer. The Northern Appalachian Mountain region and adjacent well-known rocky coast […] Read more »

“Books ‘n’ More” Sale

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The Friends of Plumb Library will be holding their annual “Books ‘n’ More” Sale on Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. The Friends Preview sale will take place on Friday, September 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Church […] Read more »

Hunters of History

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Bob St. Onge of Rochester and Tom Smith of East Wareham have shared a passion for treasure hunting with their metal detectors since 1972. Together, they have found some pretty curious and fascinating bits of history along the way, too. On August 20, the two men gave a metal detector search demonstration to the Rochester […] Read more »

Marion Democratic Town Committee

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The Marion Democratic Town Committee will meet Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 am at the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. State Representative Bill Straus, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation, and State Senator Marc Pacheco will be guest speakers. Transportation and its significance in keeping Massachusetts competitive in the national and global economy, […] Read more »

Call For Artists

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New Bedford Open Studio (NBOS) has a great deal to celebrate after ten years of providing exciting city-wide open studio events. What started out as a holiday studio sale at 21 Cove Street has grown into multiple open studio dates each year. Throughout the year, NBOS members are involved with many creative endeavors throughout New […] Read more »

Swift Motion for Solar Farm Approval

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It took almost two years and a lawsuit against the Town before Dale and Laura Briggs could move forward with their plan to construct a solar farm on their County Road property, and on August 21, with no further discussion, the Marion ZBA passed a unanimous motion to grant the variance, giving the green light […] Read more »

Marion Council on Aging

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Take the AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course! Learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel. This course is offered on Wednesday September 24 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Marion Police Station. Bring a bag lunch and please arrive before 9:45 am to fill out class certificate. There is a […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Friends Fundraising

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Donations of high end antiques, Oriental rugs, fine art, important paper collectibles, sterling and gold are being sought by Mattapoisett Friends Meeting as part of its fundraising efforts to restore its historic meeting house. Frank McNamee of the Marion Antique Shop has agreed to handle the sale of vetted items at its annual November auction. […] Read more »