ORR Spirit Soars at Pep Rally

Principal Michael Devoll gave Old Rochester Regional High School students a “shot in the arm” of school spirit on Friday the 31st, pretty overdue for a school with a varsity basketball team currently in first place, a number of losing streaks in sports that finally came to an end, and an undefeated debate team, among […] Read more »

Blanche B. Perry Scholarship

Whether you are looking in the field of technology, biology and/or enviromental education, your career pursuit will require support and that is why, for the fifth year in a row, The Mattapoisett Land Trust is looking to select a qualifying candidate for the $1000 “Blanche B. Perry Scholarship Award.” This award is available to a […] Read more »

Ham & Bean Supper

The American Legion, Florence Eastman Post 280, will hold an Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper at the Post Hall on February 8 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Storm date is February 15. Call 508-758-9311 for reservations, questions and storm information. The supper will feature Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Dessert and Beverage, as well as […] Read more »

Marion Regulates E-Cigarette Sales

The purchase of electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” in Marion will soon be limited to adults age 18 and older after the Marion Board of Health voted this January to join other towns in an effort to protect children from nicotine addiction and the unknown dangers of e-cigarette use. E-cigarettes have grown in popularity for adults […] Read more »

Honoring Milton Silveira

To the editor: At a recent Mattapoisett selectmen’s meeting, a young man from my neighborhood –11-year-old Alex Craig – made a suggestion that the town honor a native son, the late Milton Silveira, with a memorial at Ned’s Point. Mr. Silveira played a leadership role in NASA, highlighted by important work on the Apollo and […] Read more »


To the Editor; At the end of 2013, the Town of Marion, the Baywatch Developer, the Sippican Lands Trust and a Group of Concerned Citizens and Abutters all came together and finalized the restructured 40B development off Front Street behind the Wave. A significant reduction in size and numerous other benefits to Marion occurred as […] Read more »

Legally Blonde

Tabor Academy Presents “Legally Blond” on February 20 – 22 at 7:30 pm in the Fireman Auditorium. Tickets available at the door are priced at $10. When Legally Blonde, the movie, debuted in 2001, it spawned a small industry: $20 million at the box office over the first weekend and $141.7 million overall, a 2003 […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Finance Classes

Marion Recreation is offering finance classes beginning Monday, February 10. Instructor Bob Fornaro will have two classes. One is a personal finance class, “Fix Your Finances, How to Achieve Your Financial Goals”; the other is a business finance class, “Starting and Managing Your Business, Making Your Ideas Work”. Both classes will be held at the […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The following UMass Dartmouth students have been named to the Chancellor’s List in recognition of earning a fall semester grade point average of 3.8 or higher of a possible 4.0: Jessica Chalkley of Marion, Jerelle Jesse of Marion, Trina-Noie Jones-Rudolph of Marion, Evan Martinez of Marion, David Souza of Marion, Caileigh Stearns of Marion, Drew […] Read more »

Environmental Agencies and the Bike Path

Due to the recent snow storm, the Mattapoisett Bike Path Committee could not hold their regular meeting. But I had an opportunity to catch-up with Chairman Bonne DeSousa, who shared the current status of the project. It wasn’t long into our conversation when it became very clear just how difficult a process it is to […] Read more »