Hope Jackson (Smith) Rickman

Hope Jackson (Smith) Rickman, 92, of Marion (formerly of Sudbury, MA), died peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 21, 2015, at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville, Massachusetts. She was the wife of the late Earl Calaway Rickman, and the mother of the late Hope Jackson “Hopi” Rickman. Born in Berlin, NH, the youngest […] Read more »

Inflammation & Women’s Health

Inflammation drives many disease processes and greatly affects women’s health. In fact, 80% of patients with autoimmune disorders are women. An underlying factor in many diseases, inflammation plays a role in the development and progression of many diseases and ailments including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and allergies. Inflammation & Women’s Health, a […] Read more »

Sippican Community Solar Garden

The Sippican Community Solar Garden project construction is all coming together. The utility has installed its new poles and wires to connect the site to their service. The transformer and main electrical components will be in place and connected on April 7. The solar panel array installation will be complete on April 10. With the […] Read more »

Worms Work Wonders: The Joy of Composting

Learn all about the importance of composting and how to build your own backyard compost bin at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The program is free, and students in grades 3 through 8 and their families are especially encouraged to attend this informative and hands-on […] Read more »

“Love, Loss & What I Wore”

Make your reservations now for Marion Art Center’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a comedy written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The show will open on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm, and will run on Saturday, April 11 […] Read more »

Winter Sports Recap

As winter sports came to a close in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, the Tabor Academy teams had great success in tournaments and finished their seasons off well. The Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Squash teams competed in the Interscholastics. The boys finished their season with a 4-10 record while the girls had a […] Read more »

Easy Night for ConCom

With four continuances knocking out what could have been a very long meeting on March 23, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission quickly got down to business and handled a very light agenda. The Preserve at the Bay Club received an amended Order of Conditions for 104A Fieldstone Drive to add a retaining wall and some fill […] Read more »

Old H Students Triumph over Teachers

They are the future Bulldogs of ORR, and they showed a remarkable display of teamwork and enthusiasm Friday night, March 20, when they beat the teachers during the Old Hammondtown School students versus teachers basketball game, 41-40. Up and down the ORR High School basketball court they dribbled, fellow sixth-graders on the edge of their […] Read more »

Some Contest in Marion Annual Election

The deadline to return nomination papers passed on Monday, March 23 and the official 2015 Annual Election ballot has taken shape, which will also feature one referendum question for voters. Some key elected positions will be contested in this 2015 annual election, most notably the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and School Committee. William Dale […] Read more »

School on Good Friday?

An extra school day has students and teachers talking at Old Rochester Regional High School this month. It was roughly a year ago when the Joint School Committee voted that Tri-Town schools would be in session on Good Friday of this year (April 3, 2015). When that announcement was made, a discussion emerged on the […] Read more »