Hayden Bergeron: An Inspiring Youth

During the long summer months, students who have moved home from school often have trouble filling their free time. The phrase, “Mom, I’m bored” is the most frequent one to land upon parents’ ears around this time of year. But there is one local youth local who decided to take matters into his own hands […] Read more »

Taste of the Town

Dear Editor: A colossal thank you is offered to all the wonderful members of the Mattapoisett Women’s Club who gave generously of their time and energy to make the Taste of the Town a magnificent event and success. We appreciated the cooperation, dedication and time members took away from family and friends to unselfishly reach […] Read more »

Free Movie: Last Tuesday of the Month

The Book Thief (PG-13, 2 hr. 10 min.) is playing at the Mattapoisett Senior Center, Center School, 17 Barstow Street, on Tuesday, July 29 at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging (formally known as the Friends of the Elderly), the movie is free. You get two pizza slices for […] Read more »

Hathaway Pond Dam & Fish Ladder

A lot of water has gone over the Hathaway Pond Dam since the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) acquired the Hampson property in 2011 in Rochester where the dam is located. At that time, their plan was to remove the dam and restore the area to its natural state as it was before the dam was […] Read more »

Planning Board: You Can’t Regulate Stupidity

A raised island that dictates a right-turn only out of a new filling station on Cranberry Highway turned into a figurative speed bump in a discussion about safety during the July 22 Rochester Planning Board meeting. Half the board favored altering the site plan for Rochester Crossroads, LLC to include a raised island to reinforce […] Read more »

Ellen (Fallon) White

Ellen (Fallon) White, 77, of Marion died July 24, 2014 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Thomas A. White, Jr. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Cullen) Fallon, she was raised in Brighton and later lived in Westwood before moving to Marion 15 years […] Read more »

Property Tax Relief Available for Marion

Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2014-2015 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA). All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 3:00 pm on Friday, August 29. Applications are available at the Town House in Marion, the Council […] Read more »

SLT “Osprey Marsh” Visit

The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) cordially invites the public to visit our newly acquired property “Osprey Marsh” on Saturday, July 26 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. “Osprey Marsh” was recently gifted to the SLT by the Howland family of Marion, and is a 19.8 acre waterfront property on Planting Island Cove. Please join us […] Read more »

Tri-Town Police Battle Break-ins

Tri-Town tranquility has been interrupted recently by a string of home and vehicle break-ins, but the teamwork of local authorities is making progress towards bringing the thieves to justice. After their town experienced multiple break-ins of houses and vehicles, the Rochester Police Department announced Friday, July 18 that they made an arrest in one of […] Read more »

Marion’s Oldest Resident Honored

One Marion woman has just been recognized as the Town of Marion’s oldest resident – and she has the Boston Post Cane to prove it. Margaret Nye, born on March 1, 1916, sat like a celebrity in her recliner in the living room of her Converse Road home on July 19, surrounded by family, members […] Read more »