BOH Risks Lawsuit With Menthol Cig Ban

The Marion Board of Health wasn’t aware of just how controversial its decision was to classify menthol cigarettes as flavored tobacco and ban them from sale in Marion, but on August 23 Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney for the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, told the board members that the tobacco industry would likely sue […] Read more »

Ryan C. Adams

Ryan C. Adams 32, of Rochester passed away peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday August 6, 2016. Born in New Bedford, Ryan grew up in Rochester and attended Rochester Schools. He was the beloved and cherished son of the late Russell Adams and Crystal A. (Westgate) Adams. Ryan leaves behind […] Read more »

York Steps Down From Rochester ConCom

The August 17 meeting of the Rochester Conservation Commission proved to be a tame affair with several uncomplicated hearings handled. At the end of the meeting, Chairman Rosemary Smith announced that longtime Conservation Commission member Christopher York was stepping down from his seat. Smith said that due to relocating out of the area, York would […] Read more »

A Salute to John Williams and the Boston Pops

On Friday, August 26, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2016 season with a concert featuring the music of film composer John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes a clarinet soloist as well as several pieces performed by the Pops, is as follows: Them Basses – G. H. Huffine Morning, […] Read more »

Foundation To Fund Safety Signs

During the August 16 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, the committee researching road signage for improved bicyclist and pedestrian crossing at Mattapoisett Neck and Brandt Island Roads met to discuss their findings. The committee, comprised of Bonne DeSousa, Police Chief Mary Lyons, Highway Superintendent Barry Denham, along with residents Mr. and Mrs. Nathan […] Read more »

Sippican Hotel and Casino

David Pierce, Vice President of the Sippican Historical Society, will present a lecture on the history of the Sippican Hotel and Casino, which stood in the heart of Marion Village during its Golden Age. The hotel had 200 rooms, and families from Boston, New York, and elsewhere would stay there for the entire summer. The […] Read more »

Dog Walk-A-Thon Parade

Eagle Scout Freemin Bauer will hold a Dog Walk-A-Thon Parade on Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, rain or shine. Sign up available at the Mattapoisett Hammond Street Tennis Courts. The $20 cost to walk a dog (two-dog limit) comes with a T-shirt. No dog, no problem: Dog-Gone-Walk-A-Thon, same time, same place. […] Read more »

Fairway Golf Tournament

The Fairway Golf Tournament sponsored by The Church of The Good Shepherd will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Little Harbor Country Club in Wareham. Shotgun start is at 8:00 am; the cost – $75 per person or $280 for a foursome – includes golf and lunch, raffles and prizes. Join us as […] Read more »

Thomas E. Bigham

Thomas E. Bigham, 58, of Fairhaven, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016, at home after a period of declining health. Born in Orange, NJ, son of Esther F. (Chiasson) Bigham and the late Harvey G. Bigham, he lived in Mattapoisett prior to settling in Fairhaven 26 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s […] Read more »

ZBA Questions Innkeeper’s Honesty

Owner of the Silvershell Inn, Kate Hill, told the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals on August 11 that she was currently renting out two rooms to guests, as per her Special Permit to operate the bed & breakfast; however, after Hill left the meeting and the board browsed a website for B&B rentals, they found […] Read more »