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Eeeeeeee107 viewsEastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is on everyone’s minds this week as the state grapples with how to address the high levels of EEE found in mosquito samples. The Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester Boards of Health canceled all evening activities on town grounds, and announced 6:00 pm closures of ball parks, playgrounds and town beaches as a result of what the state is calling a public health threat.
New Police Station143 viewsThe public was invited to a building dedication and ceremony for the new Marion police station on July 10, 2010. The town appropriated $3.8 million for the new building, which replaces the old police station on Spring Street. Among those in attendance were Police Chief Lincoln Miller, the Marion police department, the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator Paul Dawson, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald and members of the Police Station Building Committee. Photo by Anne O’Brien-Kakley. July 15, 2010
Celebrating Freedom132 viewsDespite funding setbacks, the Marion fireworks took place this year at Silver Shell Beach under perfectly clear skies. Revelers enjoyed the patriotic music of Phil Sanborn and the Marion Concert Band while brilliant colors illuminated the harbor. Unless the town can secure a permanent source of funding, next year’s fireworks may be in jeopardy. Photo by Felix Perez.
Still Running...125 viewsThey keep you running. The Mattapoisett Road Race Committee, pictured here in their committee t-shirts, has been hard at work over the past year to bring a celebration worthy of the 40-year benchmark. That’s right ¬– the Mattapoisett Road Race has been a part of your Fourth of July celebrations for 40 years! And with all that running, a lot of Old Rochester Regional students have benefitted from the scholarship money that the race raises. Here’s to another 40 years. Photo by Anne O’Brien-Kakley.July 1, 2010
Welcome, Summer!134 viewsSummer is on! There was no shortage of people at the first Seaport Village Concert of the season, which was held on June 19, 2010. Local folks came out to enjoy good music, ice cream and beautiful weather until the sun went down. Photo by Felix Perez.
Groundbreaking126 viewsA groundbreaking for Little Neck Village, Marion’s new affordable senior housing village, took place on June 9, 2010. Speakers included Marion Selectman Jonathan Henry, Marion Affordable Housing Trust Chairperson Ora Mae Torres and State Senator Marc Pacheco. Photo by Laura Pedulli.
Class of 2010149 viewsCongratulations to the Old Rochester Regional Class of 2010! Despite the day of rain that forced ceremonies indoors, the future was still bright for ORR seniors, who graduated on June 5, 2010. Photo by Anne O'Brien-Kakley.
TriTown Remembers148 viewsThe Florence Eastman Post 220 in Mattapoisett hosted the town’s Memorial Day observance and parade on May 31, 2010. The ceremony began with a service at the Veteran’s monument in front of the library, and then a parade assembled and marched to the town wharf and to Cushing Cemetery. The ceremony was held in memory of Lt. Chris Byron. Photos by Felix Perez. June 3, 2010 edition.
VMFA-312 Wanderer166 viewsCapt. Joshua P. Schultz, aka “OGRE”, from VMFA-312, poses, with The Wanderer, high above the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during training. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) deployed May 21 for a six-month deployment, to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operations, in support of maritime security operations. We wish Josh and his crew mates good lock and Godspeed and ask everyone to remember those who have served this Memorial Day. May 27, 2010 edition
Clean Fun141 viewsMarion residents hit the street to pick up trash around town on Saturday, May 15. All over Marion, there were people in day-glo vests working with “Manducas”, long pincers made by Marion resident Eunice Manduca for picking up trash. The collected trash was placed in front of the Marion Music Hall to create “Trash Bag Mountain”. Photos by Felix Perez. May 20, 2010 edition
Fiddlin' Around150 viewsJoe Zajac (left) and David Dunn (right) performed together for the first time since they were 18 years old at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Bluegrass Concert on May 8, 2010. Photo by Felix Perez. May 13, 2010 edition
Abracadabra136 viewsIt was a magic time at the First Congregational Church in Marion on Saturday, May 1, 2010, when the church hosted a magic show with Marcus the Magician at their community center. Throughout the show, children laughed and helped the magician by yelling out tips and observations. Some children even got to help Marcus the Magician on stage. Photo by Felix Perez.
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