ConCom OKs Beach Cleanup Plan

At its Monday, June 25 meeting, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s eagerly anticipated hearing regarding a Notice of Intent for a new single family home and driveway on Grand View Avenue was continued until July 9. The crowded room rapidly emptied after that announcement, but the commission still had a full plate of hearings to tackle […] Read more »

Solar Array Bylaw In the Works

The Marion Energy Management Committee met on Monday, June 25, at Music Hall to discuss the progress related to the drafting of the proper bylaws for the proposed solar panel array, to be located at the town landfill.  The Energy Management Committee has been working with the Planning Board to create the new bylaws. “I’ve […] Read more »

Tri-Town Beats the Heat

Summer of 2012 started with a bang, as parts of New England experienced the first official heat wave of the season.  Temperatures hit the mid 90s on Wednesday, June 20, which also marked the summer solstice, and continued straight through Friday, leaving people clamoring for relief. “We’ve been inundated with a lot of calls,” said […] Read more »

Rochester Land Trust Barn Tour 2012

It’s been two years since the last historic barn, home, and garden show, organized by the Rochester Land Trust.  This year saw the return of some old favorite places as well as the addition of a couple new locations. The self-guided tour was held on Sunday, June 24, and included five total stops along the […] Read more »

A Night On The Water

He loved the water. He inspired us all to be kind, happy, better people.  He loved all kinds of children.  He brings creativity to everything.  He always, always, always smiles. These are the words of family, friends, and students describing Charles Pickles of Marion, a former junior sailing instructor at the Beverly Yacht Club and […] Read more »

Richard Prouty

Richard Prouty, 99, of North Dartmouth, Mass. passed away peacefully on June 15, 2012.  Born in Brookline, Mass. on November 20, 1912, he was the son of the late Olive Higgins Prouty and Lewis Isaac Prouty. Mr. Prouty was a graduate of Milton Academy and Harvard University (Class of 1935), and attended Harvard University Law […] Read more »

John I. Reed

John I. Reed, 97, of Mattapoisett died June 23, 2012 at home after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Wall) Reed. Born in Howes Cave, NY, the son of the late John Oscar Reed and Eldora Reed, he lived in Brockton while summering in Mattapoisett before retiring to Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Marion Village 5K Photos

On Saturday morning, over 400 runners participated in the 16th Annual Marion Village 5K.  Congratulations to all participants! Photos by Katy Fitzpatrick. Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Honors Hiller Family

The Rochester Historical Society held a special event on Wednesday June 20 at the East Rochester Church & Museum, built in 1857.  A nostalgic narration and slide show presentation, called Three Centuries at Eastover Farm and the Sippican Mill, dated history back from the sixteenth century and on.  The silent audience listened intently and applauded […] Read more »

Marion Gears up for Village 5K

The 16th Annual Marion Village 5K kicks  Saturday morning, June 23, at 9:00 am.  Even though the race is tomorrow, there’s still plenty of time to register! Sign up online at or at Prize money is offered to the top three men and women finishers and merchandise or gift certificates are awarded to the […] Read more »