Marion Vo-Tech Options to Grow

The Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (UCCRTS), where Marion students attend, recently broke ground on a 10,000 square foot building, known as the Nursing and Allied Health Education Center. “The demand for skilled workers in the medical field is growing and we want to provide even more opportunity for our students,” said Kevin Farr, […] Read more »

American Mah-Jongg in Mattapoisett

Bam, crack, flower…these strange words and many others can be heard on a regular basis at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging’s Social and Wellness Center in Center School on Barstow Street where the game of Mah-Jongg is played every Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  Usually, at least two tables, with 8-10 players come together in the […] Read more »

Job’s Cove Pier Proposal Presented

A proposed pier, 380 feet in length, with 12 pilings with a 5 foot width, which will cross a salt marsh in Job’s Cove was proposed at the Marion Conservation Commission meeting on Wednesday. The Notice of Intent, filed by Copper Medal LLC of 125-129 Converse Road requested permission to remove an existing solid-filled pier […] Read more »

SOLE Strives to Buy Fair Trade Soccer Balls

Old Rochester Regional High School is home to a student organization known as SOLE, or Students Organizing Labor Equality.  A division of the United Students Against Sweatshops guided by student president Sara DeMello and teacher advisor Colin Everett, SOLE meets on Wednesday afternoons in the school library to discuss and initiate ways of encouraging Old […] Read more »

100% Compliance in Rochester

On December 29, 2011 the Rochester Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks on establishments in town that hold liquor licenses. During the checks, police send an underage buyer into each package store and restaurant and they attempt to purchase alcohol. Clerks at Lloyds Market, Plumb Corner Market, and Adrian’s Package Store as well as wait […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Christmas Tree Removal

Christmas tree pick-up in the Town of Mattapoisett is scheduled for the weeks of January 3, through January 13, 2012. Christmas trees should be placed curbside by 7:00 am on the day of your regularly scheduled rubbish pick-up. Trees are also accepted at the Transfer Station on Tinkham Hill Road. Trees in plastic bags or […] Read more »

Tri-Town Residents Help Contribute $35 Million to Dana-Farber

Five Marion residents, nine Mattapoisett residents, and seven Rochester residents raised $86,950 of the $35 million donated by the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. They were among 5,169 cyclists who rode up to 190 miles across Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research and treatment. The 2011 fundraising total […] Read more »

Christmas Day Swim

Helping Hands and Hooves hosted their 11th annual Christmas Day Swim at 11:00 am at the Mattapoisett Town Beach. Helping Hands and Hooves is a non-profit (based in Mattapoisett) that is dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons for adults with disabilities. If you would like to learn more about Helping Hands and Hooves you […] Read more »

Rochester Scout Earns Heroism Medal

On a February 2011 trip, fun was the furthest thing from 15-year-old Boy Scout Ben Ferreira’s mind, as he watched a man fill up a gas can and snowmobile at a New Hampshire service station. Mr. Ferreira, who was sitting in his father’s truck, observed the man as he spilled gasoline while filling the can. […] Read more »

Tabor to Enhance Street Signage

A little over a month after a motorist struck and injured two Tabor Academy students on Spring Street, the school is undertaking an initiative to repaint crosswalks, increase wattage of streetlights and install “radar gun” signs that would announce to oncoming cars their speed. The Marion Board of Selectmen at their December 20 meeting okayed […] Read more »