Roger S. Walen

Roger S. Walen, 91, of Marion died November 24, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Constance M. (McDonald) Walen. Born in Gloucester, MA, the son of the late Harry and Alice (Garland) Walen, he lived in Newton, MA and Lincoln, MA before moving to Marion in 1968. […] Read more »

Five Articles Carry at Marion Town Meeting

All five articles on the warrant for the Special Marion Town Meeting carried on Monday evening, November 26 in the Sippican School Auditorium.  Four of the articles passed unanimously. The article that generated the most discussion was the fifth and final item which asked for $26,500 of the town’s free cash for mold remediation services […] Read more »

Clean Up at Park Place Lot

The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission voted in favor of a Request for Determination of Applicability for a project that would clean up an empty lot at Park Place.  The renovation to the lot would serve as a precursor to a larger project down the road that would include the construction of a new home. “Currently, we […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society Celebrates

The Mattapoisett Historical Society and Carriage House opened its doors for the holiday season on Saturday, November 24.  The Historical Society is having its annual holiday shop, which features a variety of unique gifts such as historical postcard and map recreations, books, and tree ornaments.  Kids will get a kick out of the Lionel model […] Read more »

Elaine P. (Morss) Robbins

Elaine P. (Morss) Robbins, 71, of Marion, died Monday, November 19, 2012 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Steven D. Robbins. Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. & Margaret (Larner) Morss. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Marion. She is […] Read more »

Nature Crafts with the MNHM

The Marion natural History Museum will be hosting a Nature Crafts class on Wednesday, December 12th for 3:30 – 4:30, the cost is: $4.00 members, $6.00 nonmembers. The class will be working on projects for gift-giving using materials they find outside our front doors, (volunteers to help with crafts would be most welcome). Light refreshments […] Read more »

Cold Dash to Raise Cash

Almost 200 runners and walkers braved the autumn wind chill to turn out for the third annual ORR Bulldog Dash on Saturday, November 24. The dash was held to raise funds for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the athletic department as well as to purchase equipment for the Cross Country teams. […] Read more »

Area Musicians Say Thanks with Concert

There was music in the air on Friday, November 23, as the Tri-County Music Association held its 2nd annual concert at Tabor Academy.  The concert featured a band of musicians who have directly benefited from the scholarships offered by the TCMA.     “All of the students you’ll see tonight have received a grant in one […] Read more »

Steven A. Thatcher

Steven A. Thatcher, 54, of Mattapoisett died November 16, 2012 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Louise H. (Cutter) Thatcher. Born in Needham, the son of the late Clifford D. and Marcia Lee (Shields) Thatcher, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Steve […] Read more »

Early History of Hammond Family

The land of Mattapoisett, being part of the original Plymouth County, has a deep and rich history rooted further back than the first Thanksgiving. Some explorers’ records of the area date back to the early 1600s, with many European settlements speckling the landscape throughout that century. One of those settlements belonged to the Hammond family, […] Read more »