Tri-Town Observes Fire Prevention Week

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National Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 5 through the Saturday, October 11. The Marion Fire Department will be holding their annual open house on Sunday, October 5 at Fire Station One, 50 Spring Street from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Demonstrations, children’s activities and interactive stations will be offered. There will also be an […] Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council LLC Grants

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Rochester Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the next round of cultural council grants. Forms are available on line at www.massculture.org. Deadline to submit the grant application is October 15. Non-profit organizations and schools are encouraged to seek funding for projects in support of their artistic, cultural or humanitarian works. Some of the previous […] Read more »

Marion Rochester Health District Flu Clinics

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The Marion Rochester Health District, the Marion Board of Health, and the Rochester Board of Health, are pleased to announce seasonal flu clinics for the residents of Marion and Rochester. The flu vaccine will be available as nasal mist for residents between the ages of 2 and 49 years of age and is also available […] Read more »

Marion Pathway Committee

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An important informational meeting presenting the proposed Marion bike path route and the process required to obtain funding for its construction will be held on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Music Hall. The public is invited to view slides and maps of this rail trail to and through Marion, which will […] Read more »

100th Anniversary of Marion’s Marconi Installation

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Few today realize that Marion was once home to the world’s largest and most powerful wireless telegraph station. Built in 1914 by the pioneering Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, the Marion installation boasted 14 towers, each standing more than 400 feet tall. The station was designed to handle all trans-Atlantic radio traffic, communicating directly with another […] Read more »

EEE Virus Confirmed in Mosquitos from Marion

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion, MA. More specifically, one bird-biting mosquito, culiseta melanura, was found in samples. EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Commission

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On Saturday, September 27 there will be an Open House at the East Rochester Museum Church/Museum from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm featuring a new display of Rochester’s past activities from newspaper stories in the Georgia Chamberlain collection, and photos and stories from the Historical Society collection as well as a Bake Sale with some […] Read more »

Marion Pathway Public Information Meeting

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Calling all walkers, bikers and Marion residents! Find out about the proposed Marion pathway connecting the Fairhaven/Mattapoisett Rail Trail to and through Marion. Attend a public information meeting at 7:00 pm sponsored by the Marion Pathway Committee on September 29 in the Music Hall. View slides and maps of this rail trail, which will ultimately […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Board of Trustees

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The Tabor Academy Board of Trustees unanimously elected Carmine Martignetti (’71), a valued trustee at Tabor since 2006, as our next Chairman at their summer meeting. “I am delighted to serve Tabor, which has been such a significant part of my life, as well as to work with our dedicated trustees and our outstanding Head […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Path Public Hearing

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A Public Hearing for the Mattapoisett Bike Path with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is scheduled for September 25 at 7:00 pm at Old Hammondtown School. This is an important and a long-awaited milestone for the project. The hearing is an opportunity for people to learn about the project and provide input or show support. […] Read more »