Solar By-Law Amendment Discussed

What appeared to be a clarification of the Table of Principal Uses (similar to a Table of Contents) in the Solar By-Law opened a lengthy and spirited discussion on possible additional amendments to the by-law. Members of the Marion Planning Board and two from the Marion Energy Management Committee commented on the proposed amendment at […] Read more »

Prioritization is Cap Plan’s Job

As Mattapoisett’s Capital Planning Committee continues its work of meeting with various town departments to review their 2016 needs and the five-year plan, Chairman Chuck McCullough explained the task of the committee. He said that after the committee completes all departmental financial reviews, the members will then debate the prioritization of each line item request. […] Read more »

Fire Damages North Street Home

On March 25 at 11:25pm, the Mattapoisett Police Department received a call from an alarm monitoring company reporting a called in burglar alarm at 27 North Street. The first arriving Officer could smell smoke shortly after arriving on scene and requested that the Fire Department be dispatched.  Upon further investigation by the Police Officer, he […] Read more »

Frances A. Butterfield

Frances A. Butterfield, 81,of Marion and Wareham passed away Saturday March 22, at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Manly J. Butterfield. She was the daughter of the late George and Beatrice (Haskell) Parker. Frances worked for many years for Universal Marvel in Mattapoisett. She is survived by […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Championship Games

Marion Recreation held the Girls and Boys Championship Games at the Old Rochester Regional High School on Thursday, March 20th. The Girls League 2014 Champions are the Mercury. Players: Alex Strand, Emily Erickson, Kinsley Dickerson, Mickenna Soucy, Lexi Smead, Jaclyn Stadelmann, Paige Feeney, Jacqueline Barrett, Georgia Toland and Katelyn Luong. Coached by Jeff Dickerson, Nhant […] Read more »

ORR Athletic Hall of Fame

As you know, the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame is now in its 4th year. The board of directors is working hard to make this year’s Hall of Fame events bigger and better than ever. The ORRAHOF board is happy to announce that the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees will be: Charlie Jefferson […] Read more »

Deadline Passes for Marion Election Papers

A couple of last-minute candidates returned nomination papers before the deadline passed on March 24, and voters can anticipate three contested races: Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Marion School Committee. W. Dale Jones is running against incumbent Selectman Stephen Cushing in the race for Board of Selectmen. Jones ran for Selectman in 2013, but […] Read more »

Spring Preview: Boys’ and Girls’ Track

To the average onlooker, spring track may seem like the same thing as winter track. Like winter track, it is coached by the same veteran coaches, Cindy and Bill Tilden. Both feature some of ORR’s most talented athletes. And in both winter and spring track, ORR also has a legacy of success. But despite the […] Read more »

Caribbean Studies Program

Every three years, about 100 Tabor students in small groups travel down to the island of St. John throughout the winter to document the endangered Elkhorn Coral in the bays of the island. The Caribbean Studies Program, directed by Dr. John Crosby, was successfully completed at the start of this month after hundreds of coral […] Read more »

Pursley and Fleming Honored

The American Legion and the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen honored Evelyn Pursley and Donald Fleming whose decades of service to the town and its residents span a total of 110 years. They were lauded for dedicating their lives to serving others through participation on various town boards and organizations as well as in their professional […] Read more »