Marion’s Town Meeting

To the Editor: A View of Marion’s Town Meeting Warrant and Future Financial Situation. Marion voters head to the May 8, 2017 Town Meeting to act on $30.8 million in warrant articles. That’s a lot of money for our small Town – $12,314 for each of our 2,500 taxpayers. The operating budget is $22 million; […] Read more »

Marion Spring Walk About & Artist Talk

Visit Marion for a Spring Walk About on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to explore the town’s historic architecture and see original art. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, hear artists Anthi Frangiadis, Kim Gatesman and Allen TenBusschen talk about their work – and the creative […] Read more »

Adult Programs at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Free Technology Workshops: Thursdays in May at 11:00 am. Come to the Elizabeth Taber Library to learn more about using email, social media, and taking advantage of all that the library resources have to offer. Workshops will include: May 4: Magazines, movies, more books, oh my. (ETL’s free online resources); May 11: Find your next […] Read more »

Boys’ Lacrosse Shuts Out Fairhaven

Here are the highlights from this week of sports at Old Rochester Regional High School:             Boys’ Lacrosse: The Old Rochester Bulldogs boys’ lacrosse team had their first shut out of the season last week against the Fairhaven Blue Devils. The win was an entire team effort starting with the goalie and finishing with the […] Read more »

Energy Committee Still Seeking Answers

Business was light at the Marion Energy Management Committee meeting on April 24, as the committee continues to work toward successfully replacing the streetlights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Additionally, committee member Jennifer Francis reported on the pursuit of the substation connection for the proposed Benson Brook Solar Project. The confusion surrounding the billing practices of […] Read more »

Marion Town Clean Up

Marion is having a Spring Cleaning and Multiple Community Events on Saturday, May 6. Litter and clutter beware. Streets will be cleaned and closets cleared as the Marion Cub Scouts Pack 32 joins forces with GiftsToGive, the Marion Recreation Department, and Marion Department of Public Works to bring back the town clean-up. Please join us […] Read more »

Reptiles of Massachusetts

Reptiles of Massachusetts with Blue Hills Audubon Society will be held on Friday, April 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Marion Natural History Museum. Cost is $10/members, $12/non-members, and $5 for children 12 and under. There are many misunderstandings between humans and scaled creatures, which has led to problems for the reptiles. Meet some […] Read more »


To the Editor: On April 27 at the Tri-Town Selectmen’s Meeting, we may finally get to the bottom of the ongoing saga regarding the ORCTV takeover of the education function of the media program at ORR, vs. the Superintendent of ORR School District. The Superintendent was notified late last year that the ORCTV would no […] Read more »

Menthol Cigs on Back Burner

It has been quite some time now since the Marion Board of Health has made any progress towards its goal of classifying menthol cigarettes as ‘flavored tobacco,’ but at the April 25 meeting, the board’s intention was to reignite the issue and eventually bring it up with the selectmen. Back in August 2016, the board […] Read more »

The Herring Do Swim…

The annual cycle of the herring’s return to Snipatuit Pond has reached its apex at this point in the season, but the herring continue to trickle up and then back down the multiple steps just at the beginning of the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond. Every morning, Herring Inspector David Watling Jr. parks his pick-up […] Read more »