Special Permit Filing Withdrawn

Patricia Harrington, 169 North Street, laid out all the reasons why the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals should approve her request for a special permit to construct a new home on her undeveloped abutting lot. During the May 19 hearing, Harrington told the board that when she purchased the two side-by-side parcels in 1975, it […] Read more »

ORR Turns Vegas (for a Night)

Twinkling lights offset the darkness of the sky on Saturday, May 21, the evening of the annual Junior Semi-Formal Dance. The students, most of whom had been preparing outfits, hair, dates, and everything else for months, arrived at Old Rochester at around 6:30 pm. A line was formed in the courtyard, which was decorated with […] Read more »

Tabor Celebrates its 138th Commencement Service

Tabor Academy will celebrate its 138th Commencement Service at 2:00 pm on May 30, Memorial Day, graduating 139 students from as close as Marion, the Cape and Southeastern, MA, to as far away as China, Thailand, and Nigeria. The class of 2016 had admirable success in the college process. According to Kerry Saltonstall, Director of […] Read more »

The Ice Cream Man Cometh

If there is one guilty pleasure I will readily share in this public forum, it is that I love ice cream. Not all flavors or all types, however. Not the avant-garde green tea sorbet or bacon chip coffee mocha latte. No, I like the flavors of my youth when choices were few and the rarity […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Gallery Opening

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of abstract paintings by Susan Strauss and Alison Horvitz. A reception honoring the artists and their guests will be held on Friday, June 3 at the Marion Art Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Cecil Clark Davis Gallery. In addition, […] Read more »

Tabor’s Summer Program

As the school year winds down and graduation approaches, Tabor Academy is looking towards the summer and the opportunities that it provides. The summer program is designed for kids of all ages and provides the chance to develop new skills and try new activities. Bobbi Krein is the director of the Summer Program and is […] Read more »

Affordable Senior Housing

To the Editor: I attended the Mattapoisett Town Meeting as I have done for 32 years. I was particularly interested in the discussion regarding the purchase of the Holy Ghost land on Park Street. I asked if this land would be for recreation and open space only or could the town consider building more housing […] Read more »

OC Creates a Results-Driven Program

Objective: To purchase a new piece of equipment. Goal: To secure a capital equipment grant. Problem: Grant required a plan, a purpose for the equipment. Result: Grant not achieved. Lesson: Every failure is a learning opportunity, a chance to re-think and start again. And it was that loss that inspired Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical […] Read more »

Christina Kelsall Hingston

Christina Kelsall Hingston of Marion, MA, age 83, died May 25, 2016 from complications from a stroke. She also battled normal pressure hydrocephalus in recent years. Christina was born on August 29, 1932 in Birkenhead, England to Robert and Phoebe Turner. Her brother Robert and sister Glenys predeceased her. Like her siblings, she traveled widely […] Read more »

Marion Fireworks Cancelled

Despite our best efforts, we were unable to raise the funds needed for the 2016 Independence Day Fireworks at Silvershell Beach. Thank you to all of our generous supporters. All monies raised will be kept in the Fireworks Account for 2017. Even though this summer’s show is cancelled, donations are still being accepted and all […] Read more »