Marion Recreation Basketball Clinic

Marion Recreation is offering several Basketball Clinics at Silvershell Beach, for both boys and girls, this summer. Coach Kyle Erha (Varsity Coach Sturgis West High School Boys, coach of the Marion Recreation Boys Travel Team) will be running drills, competitions and games to get players ready for next season. After an incredibly positive reception in […] Read more »

Town Beach Opening Day

Thank you for a great Mattapoisett Town Beach Opening Day! A wonderful time was had by all at the opening of the Mattapoisett Town Beach and renovated Beach House on Saturday, June 20. We would like to thank all of the volunteers from the Mattapoisett Recreation Committee and the Junior Friends of the Mattapoisett Free […] Read more »

9th Annual Arts in the Park

On Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its 9th annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park in Marion. Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Main Street and Spring Streets, where there is plenty of free parking. Admission is free. A wide variety of […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Summer Season

Visiting clergy will conduct services at the “Church by the Town Beach,” St. Philip’s Episcopal, Water Street in Mattapoisett, from July 5 to September 6. Services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer are at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. On July 5, Rev. Philip C. Jacobs III, Rector from Trinity Church, Canton, MA will […] Read more »

Moth Problem

To the Editor: As Tree Warden in the Town of Marion, I have had many calls about dead trees. In actuality, the trees are not dead; they are just infested with caterpillars, both the winter moth and the gypsy moth – a double whammy year! The devastation is alarming and difficult to watch. Trees were […] Read more »

MPD is Awarded “Accreditation” Status

On June 4, the Marion Police Department received state Accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession. These carefully selected standards reflect critical areas of police management, operations, and technical […] Read more »

Selectmen Pass Gas Tanks

A long time has gone by since Rochester has had a gas station, commented Rochester Board of Selectmen member and Town Clerk Naida Parker on June 22. So long, in fact, that she could not accurately state how long it would take for Colbea Enterprises to receive the license from the Town to install two […] Read more »

Principal Makes Good on Promise

He sacrificed one of the most precious of grown-up commodities, a good night’s sleep, in the name of stamping out hunger in the community – “canning hunger in the community,” to be precise. Kevin Tavares, associate principal for the Mattapoisett Public Schools, made good on his promise to spend an entire night on the roof […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The following area residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the Spring 2015 semester: – Haley Frade of Marion and a member of the class of 2015 – Meghan Kelly of Mattapoisett and a member of the class of 2015 – Madison Lees of Mattapoisett and a member of the […] Read more »

Athletic Achievements

Sean Murphy of Mattapoisett was one of 29 student-athletes to earn a major award at WPI Athletics’ annual banquet. The Poly Club Award, presented to the top male athlete in the junior class who has outstanding academic records along with campus involvement of a non-athletic nature, was awarded to Murphy. Murphy was a human highlight […] Read more »