Final Meeting for Rochester School Committee

The Rochester School Committee met for their final meeting of the 2011-2012 academic year on Thursday, June 21.  Brad Gordon of the Marion School Committee and Joint School Committee presented a plaque of recognition for the work of the school building committee in helping execute the construction of the updates and additions to Rochester Memorial […] Read more »

Habitat Home Approved in Marion

A unanimous vote on issues regarding lot size and access to two lots, off Route 6, by the Marion Planning Board on Thursday evening, June 21, gave the green light to the Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity (BBAHFH) to build a new home at 185 Wareham Road in Marion. “We hope to get a […] Read more »

Mosquito Control Information Session

The Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett Boards of Health are pleased to announce that they will hold an information session with the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Board to educate the public on what people can do to stay safe this summer. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days 2012

Mattapoisett Lions Club will hold its annual Harbor Days on July 20, 21, and 22. Over 100 crafters and artisans will set up in Shipyard Park (rain or shine) from 9:00 am to closing Saturday and Sunday. There is continuous entertainment throughout the weekend. The Lions Club’s famous homemade Chowder and Seafood Roll Dinner on […] Read more »

Marion’s Mulloy Making Name on Comedy Scene

Standing up in front of a crowd of people trying to make them laugh is no easy feat. But for Marion native and ORR graduate Mike Mulloy, it’s something he loves to do. The 26-year-old has taken his stand-up comedy show to some of the larger venues in Boston. “My favorite part is definitely just […] Read more »

Survival Students Return Safely from Journey

Imagine being separated from your son or daughter for one week, sending them off into the wilderness with no form of communication. Time passing by slowly as you wait for their return. Fortunately for the hundreds of parents of the ORRJHS students participating in the annual Survival program, that wait came to an end on […] Read more »

New Crew Club Opens Doors to Tri-Town

Crew is a sport that is often times characterized as exclusive – a sport only available to the wealthy or to students who attend private schools. But there’s a new group based in Fairhaven that is allowing rowers alike, no matter age nor skill, to hit the water and give the sport a chance. The […] Read more »

Gardening for Biodiversity

A well-groomed garden with lawns and non- native plants is no magnet for butterflies, or other insects and birds that share our local ecosystem. If you want your garden to bustle with life, use native plants and a wide array of colorful nectar producing flowers. At a special Sippican Lands Trust presentation on Tuesday June […] Read more »

Merge Possible for Marion EMS, FD

Town Administrator Paul Dawson recommended that the Marion Board of Selectmen consider a merge between the town’s EMS team and Fire Department. Dawson made the suggestion at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19 in the Marion Town House. “We believe the time has come for the board to consider formally merging both departments,” […] Read more »

Beth L. (Roylance) Szeto

Beth L. (Roylance) Szeto, 60, of Mattapoisett died June 18, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Norman W. Roylance, Sr. and Beryl H. (Heuberger) Roylance, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Survivors include her brother, Norman W. […] Read more »