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Hay Bride!234 viewsChildren demonstrated their talent at the fine art of scarecrow making at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The event was sponsored by Friends of the Mattapoisett Library. Photos by Felix Perez. October 21, 2010 edition
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Fire Safety144 viewsThe Marion Fire Department hosted an open house on Sunday, October 10 in recognition of Fire Safety Month. More than 100 people participated in the event, which included children’s activities, demonstrations, and even a simulated car accident. Photos by Felix Perez. October 14, 2010 edition
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Class of 2011151 viewsPhotographer Antoinette Pacheco sits atop the Marion FD Ladder Truck with Lt. Ronald Auld as she gets an aerial photo of the 185 ORR seniors forming the number "11" for the 2011 ORR yearbook. Photo courtesy of Debra Cordeiro. October 7, 2010 edition
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Autumn at the Museum157 viewsThe Tri-Town welcomed fall this past week with the fall equinox on September 22, 2010. The region enjoyed a typical New England autumn weekend, with heat on Saturday and cool, crisp weather on Sunday. The Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House welcomed fall with a Fall Festival on September 26. September 30, 2010 edition
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Cruisin'181 viewsEveryone was cruisin’ for good causes in the Tri-Town this past weekend. On Saturday, September 18, the Brad Barrows motorcycle run raised money for Tri-Town youth sports, and on Sunday, September 19, the Ride for Alex poker run raised money to offset medical costs for Alex Pateakos, a Marion boy who lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Photos by Felix Perez.
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The Eagle Has Landed151 viewsMarion resident Hope Vary was “blown away” to see a bald eagle perched in the trees above her 2010 Labor Day cookout. The eagle sighting in Marion was indicative of the population recovery that bald eagles are making in the United States. Although they are still considered endangered in Massachusetts, they have been taken off the federal list of endangered species. Photo by Hope Vary.
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Bulldog Spirit!162 viewsCatch the spirit! It was some tween fun at Old Rochester Regional High School on Sunday, September 5, 2010 when the school’s varsity cheerleaders provided a cheer clinic fundraiser for young, aspiring cheerleaders. These younger cheerleaders will join the varsity squad at the ORR/Nauset football game on September 11, at the ORR David Hagen field at 7:00 pm. For more sports and ORR information, read the articles in this week’s issue from ORR students Anne Smith and Ben Resendes. Photos by Felix Perez.
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Kids at the Block141 viewsIt was a little earlier than usual, but the annual Marion Block Party on August 28, 2010 went off without a hitch. Children enjoyed cotton candy, a bounce house and face-painting, while the grown-ups enjoyed conversation and good weather. It was an appropriate send-off to summer, before Old Rochester schools started back up on September 1. Photos by Felix Perez. September 2, 2010 edition
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Yee Haw, Maw!154 viewsRochester’s Country Fair was a great success despite the cancellation of the Town Ball Game, Woodsman Show, the Block dance and the Bonfire due to EEE. The weather was perfect on Saturday as children raced frogs, climbed walls, bounced in castles and much more. Although the weather was less than perfect on Sunday, residents lined the streets with lawn chairs and umbrellas to watch as the Hillbilly themed parade passed. Photos by Felix Perez. August 26, 2010 edition
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What's the Buzz...162 viewsPrepare yourself for a splendid performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which will be performed by the ORR Drama Club August 12 through 15 in the ORRHS auditorium. The cast will include Nathan Valente as Jesus, Aaron Valente as Judas and Alexandria Mello as Mary Magdalene. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door or by calling 508-789-6625. Photo by Felix Perez. August 12, 2010 edition
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Eeeeeeee140 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.
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New Police Station177 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
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