Rochester Signs Compact with State

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Rochester on Thursday, February 19 to join Selectmen Chairman Richard Nunes in signing a Community Compact, a voluntary agreement between the Baker-Polito Administration and the Town of Rochester to implement one out of a list of seven best practices. This Community Compact Cabinet, the first executive order from Governor […] Read more »

2016 Lillian B. Lamoureux Music Scholarship

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Lillian B. Lamoureux Music Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2000 to support young musicians who intend to pursue their music education and is open to all music students ages 14-21. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded […] Read more »

Marion Finance Committee

Dear Editor: Regarding recent articles and letters about school funding, I would like to add some thoughts. First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Karen Kevelson. If not for her comments at the Finance Committee meeting, we may not have made the effort to publicly applaud our schools’ amazing achievements and might, instead, […] Read more »

Marion Democratic Town Committee

The Marion Democratic Town Committee will caucus on Friday, March 18 at 6:00 pm at the Music Hall, 165 Front Street, Marion to nominate delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held on Saturday, June 4 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Arcand Drive, Lowell. Only registered Democrats from Marion, […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Blood Drive

Tabor Academy’s Community Service Program is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 1 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The Kraft Family Bloodmobile will be parked in the lot at 256 Front Street. All blood collected will benefit patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While walk-ins are offered as time […] Read more »

Costello Lauds Virtues of GIS

It’s that time of year when Mattapoisett’s Finance Committee meets with department heads across the spectrum of departments and services that taxpayers fund. Budgets for the coming fiscal year are reviewed, contrasted against the previous year, and defended by department heads when increases are asked for as the Finance Committee members weigh the pros and […] Read more »

Pendleton Disaster Continues to Intrigue

Just what is it about the 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the S.S. Pendleton off the coast of Cape Cod that is still meaningful and relevant today after 65 years and tens of thousands of other rescues since that night? Saving a life is the highest level someone can go in the service of […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Housing Authority

Dear Editor: The Worcester Housing Authority’s board of commissioners voted unanimously at their December 17, 2015 meeting to ban smoking anywhere inside the WHA community or within 30 feet of an entrance. This smoking ban includes: community rooms, trash and laundry rooms, lobbies and entrances, all apartments and open windows. On January 15, 2016, the […] Read more »

ORR Athletic Booster Club Phonathon

Since 2004, the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Booster Club, Inc. has sponsored a student-athlete-run phonathon to help ORR’s student-athletes raise funds to support the high school’s athletic programs. Because of the generous support of the Tri-Town communities, this annual event has been a tremendous success. This year’s ORR Athletic Booster Club Phonathon will take place […] Read more »

First Annual Easter Breakfast

All are invited to the First Annual Easter Breakfast on March 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 am at The First Congregational Church of Marion. Breakfast will be served in the Community Center, 144 Front Street (rear of General Store Parking lot) following the Easter Sunrise Service at Silvershell Beach. The menu will consist of eggs […] Read more »