Brushing Up on Face-Painting

“Face painting is not just about painting, but also about safety and friendliness,” said Kara Andrews, an artist from Art on the Spot who addressed a young audience who came to the Joseph Plumb Library on Saturday, January 28. The instructional workshop drew a bevy of girls, ages 10 to 12 and their parents, who […] Read more »

Rochester Center Zoning Changes Explored

Looking into the future, the Rochester Planning Board is setting into motion plans to revise zoning bylaws to encourage more mixed use and denser development in the center of town. The lull in the economy has freed up more time for the board to look into zoning changes that would impact the shape of future […] Read more »

ORR Alum to Star in ‘Miss Saigon’

A great many things happen to Old Rochester Regional graduates after they bid farewell to their high school years. Take Jillian Zucco – an ORR graduate who received her diploma last spring who is already making great strides. Already known as a performer with the music groups The Varsity Girls and Showstoppers, post-diploma she is […] Read more »

Kate Ross to Speak at Sippican Woman’s Club

Kate Ross, Executive Director of the New Bedford Art Museum and Marion resident, will be speaking to the Sippican Woman’s Club on Friday, February 10th, 2012.  Ms. Ross will cover the history of the NBAM and current efforts to build the museum into a first class regional art museum. Ms. Ross brings to the New […] Read more »

The Elizabeth Islands – Chapter III

Bartholomew Gosnold, sailing for the Queen of England in 1602, named the string of islands separating Buzzards Bay from Vineyard Sound for his Queen. Seth Mendell in his previous lectures traced in detail the colorful history of Cuttyhunk and Naushon Islands. On Sunday, February 12, Seth will talk about the remaining three islands of the […] Read more »

ZBA Bay Watch 40B Hearings Begin … Again

After 10 years of litigation, Bay Watch Realty’s proposed affordable housing project appears to be inching closer to town approval. But still many details need ironing out before it is a done deal. On January 26, Bay Watch met with ZBA to kick off a whole new set of hearings for its latest modification of […] Read more »

Deer Crossing Issue Ignored in 40B Project

                  Bay Watch Realty Trust will not consider how its proposed affordable housing project off Route 105 will impact a nearby deer crossing, the developer told the Marion Conservation Commission at its January 25 hearing. “Loss of wildlife habitat isn’t a consideration in the Wetlands Protection Act, so […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Department S.A.F.E. Grant

The Mattapoisett Fire Department is pleased to announce that they were recently awarded $4,665.00 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security under the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant program. This grant provides resources which assists the Fire Department in teaching fire prevention and life safety instruction to the people in […] Read more »

SHS Introduces Classic Film Series

Friday, February 3, will mark the premiere of the Sippican Historical Society’s newest offering: Classic Film Fridays. One Friday each month, the Society will present a classic film and offer a discussion on its historical context or significance. February’s feature film will be The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn as unlikely partners […] Read more »

Thank You Roger

To the Editor, It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of Roger Blanchette’s decision not to seek another term as Selectman for the Town of Marion. As someone who has always looked deeply into issues, been engaged in service to the town, both in public service and with his private time in so […] Read more »