Become a Global Family with AFS-USA

Old Rochester Regional High School residents — open your home to the world and make a global connection! Host an AFS Exchange Student! Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA, a leader in international high school student exchange for more than 65 years, welcomes 2,300 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities like our […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Land Trust Acquisition

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 22 acres of woodland and wetland in western Mattapoisett from Greg and Jeanne Downey of Mattapoisett. The property lies southwest of Mattapoisett Neck Road between preserves previously protected by the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Wildlands Trust. The […] Read more »

Good Friday

Dear Editor, I read the announcement, ORR Joint School Committee, to hold a full day of classes on Good Friday, in 2015. I was shocked! I wept! I weep! Jacqueline A. McGraw, Mattapoisett Read more »

Solar Clarifications Ready for Town Meeting

Two Public Hearings were held back to back on two minor changes to the Solar Bylaw passed by the town at town meeting last fall.  The board voted on a second line in the footnote section of the Table of Principal Use Regulations which clarifies legal definitions of the words ‘solar garden’ and ‘solar systems’.  […] Read more »

Marion Candidates’ Night

The Tri-Town League of Women Voters will hold a Candidates’ Night in what promises to be an energetic discussion of local issues in three contested races in Marion. It is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 30, at 7:00 pm in the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. There are six elective positions that must be […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold its May meeting on May 7 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner is at 6:00 pm. Mark Mello will return for his third visit and will make a presentation on “Pickett’s Charge.” This is a PowerPoint program and, as we have heard, was […] Read more »

The Dixie Diehards at the MAC

Hold onto your hats, The Dixie Diehards are back in town and the joint will be jumpin’ at the corner of Main and Pleasant Street (80 Pleasant Street) in Marion, MA 02738! The Dixie Diehards Jazz Band will be making its ninth appearance at the Marion Art Center on Saturday, May 10 with a concert […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Clean-up

On Saturday, April 26, the Commonwealth is sponsoring the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s 8th Annual Park Serve Day. Even though Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is not one of the 40 properties targeted, the Friends of Nasketucket Bay State Reservation and the Mattapoisett Land Trust believe that our own park could benefit from a spring […] Read more »

Celebrating Earth Day in Marion

The Marion Natural History Museum hosted their very first Earth Day Celebration on April 19, providing little ones with activities that focused on our planet and stimulated their senses. There was a make your own planet earth pinwheel table, a station to decorate your own “Earth cookie” with green and blue icing, a puppet show […] Read more »

Electronics Recycling Event

Are you tired of looking at that old computer, television, or appliance that no longer works, but is gathering dust in your basement or garage? Bring your item(s) to the Rochester Town Hall Annex parking lot on Saturday, April 26, where the Rochester Land Trust will join with CRT Recycling of Brocton to collect electronic […] Read more »