Thank You

To the Editor: Recently, I was involved in a serious accident while riding my bike on Acushnet Road.  Several drivers, who were probably on their way to work, stopped to offer me assistance. Although I never learned your names, I appreciate your willingness to help me. Also, I would like to thank Officer Anthony Days […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Events

Theatre Performance – Emerging New England poet and actress GennaRose Nethercott will be returning to the library on Saturday, July 28 from 12 to 1:30 pm in a one-woman performance entitled “The Loose-Leaf Revival.” Comprised of a series of original works, the piece explores the themes of myth, love, and the challenges of being human. The […] Read more »

Plumb Library August Events

Enjoy a day of ballet fun for the dancers and story lovers in your family on Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library when ballerinas from Erica’s Dance Academy take center stage with David Ira Rottenberg. Mr. Rottenberg will read his picture book, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, while members […] Read more »

B&E Suspect Sought in Marion

Just before 11am the Marion Police Department received a call regarding a possible breaking and entering on Ichabod Lane. The suspect in the break, who fled the scene on foot, is a white male with long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail. Soon after receiving the call the Marion Police set up a perimeter […] Read more »

Wind Power Purchase Agreement Approved

The Marion Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to approve a Wind Power Purchase Agreement that would save the town approximately 20% on energy costs annually.  The decision was made at the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at the Marion Police Department. “We think it’s a very good arrangement for the town,” said Project […] Read more »

Farming Bylaw making Progress

The Rochester Planning Board continued their discussion of the Right-to-Farm by-law drafting process at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2012.  The purpose of the town bylaw, which echoes state law, acts to emphasize that all citizens of the Commonwealth have a right to farm on their land.  Though the draft is a long […] Read more »

Ceiling Collapse at Marion Natural History Museum

Nobody was injured on Monday morning when the second floor ceiling of the Marion Natural History Museum suddenly collapsed.  The cave-in occurred around 11:00 am and did not involve the roof of the building. “It was the whole ceiling,” said Marion Building Commissioner Scott Shippey.  He estimated that the ceiling measured about 50 feet by […] Read more »

Marion Receives Energy Audit Results

The Marion Energy Management Committee met on Monday, July 23 for their monthly meeting.  The main topic of discussion was a long-awaited report compiled by TNT Energy detailing the total estimated energy savings if many public buildings had updated resources, such as new insulation or updated boiler systems. Since this was the first time most […] Read more »

New Conservation Agent Recommended

 The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend Elizabeth Leidhold as a part-time Conservation Agent.  The vote was made at the Commission’s regular meeting on the evening of Monday, July 23. “We all feel she is eminently qualified for the position,” said Commission Chairman Peter Newton. Leidhold, who held the agent position back in the […] Read more »

Marion Troop 32 Completes Week at Camp Cachalot

A total of 12 Marion Troop 32 Boy Scouts made it through a six-day survival camp at Camp Cachalot in Carver. Many scouts, who had never been away from their parents for more than a day, took the week-long Cachalot adventure head-on, with competitions in rifle shooting, archery, fishing, swim and survival tests and more. The Boy Scouts, ranging in age from […] Read more »