Lightning Strike at Tabor

In the early morning hours, around 1:00 am on Friday, May 26, there was a lightning strike on the Tabor Academy campus that struck a roof peak on a faculty residence. There was a small fire to which the Marion Fire Department responded and extinguished quickly. There was some damage to the home, in which […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Abby Robinson of Rochester graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 20, on the Durham, NH campus. He/she earned a BA degree in Communication. Brenna Maloney, of Marion, majoring in public health, has made the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University for the spring 2017 semester. To qualify […] Read more »

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

To the Editor: June is Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. If you believe it has nothing to do with you, you would be wrong. Over 5 million people have been diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. If we don’t find a cure, it is estimated by 2050 there will be 16 million diagnosed. There is […] Read more »

Mariner Youth Soccer Scholarship Applications

The Mariner Youth Soccer Association, which has provided soccer instruction, skills clinics and both recreational and competitive soccer opportunities to children ages 4-18 in the communities of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester and Acushnet for over 25 years, is pleased to announce that it will be offering four $500 scholarships to Mariner Youth Soccer Alumni this […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Democratic Town Committee

The MDTC will conduct an election for officers at the Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow Street, from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 27. All current members of the Committee are urged to attend. If you are a Mattapoisett resident, registered as a Democrat and not yet a member of your Mattapoisett Democratic Town […] Read more »

MAC to Host Gayle Wells Mandle Exhibit

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of an exhibition of mixed media paintings, Breaking News, by artist Gayle Wells Mandle. From Friday, May 26 through Saturday, June 24, both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with works by the renowned artist. A reception in her honor will be […] Read more »

Farmer’s Market Presents Preliminary Plan

The Rochester Planning Board on May 23 held an informal meeting to review the preliminary specs of a new farmer’s market coming to Rochester. Engineer Bill Madden, representing Greg Canning, gave the board a general sense of the proposal slated for the 60-acre property on Marion Road situated on the west side of Marion Road […] Read more »

Carolyn W. (Walsh) Donovan

Carolyn W. (Walsh) Donovan, 78, formerly of Mattapoisett and Fairhaven peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2017 at the Country Village Center in Lancaster, NH. She was the wife of the late Matthew J. Donovan, Jr., her loving husband of 32 years. Carolyn was born in New Bedford on July 23, 1938 the daughter […] Read more »

24th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Kick off your summer with a splash by swimming for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 24. Swimmers can register now at With just over a month to go before the event, more than 260 swimmers from all over New England and the U.S. have […] Read more »

Tri-County Symphonic Band

The Tri-County Symphonic Band announces its 15th Annual Benefit Pops Concert, “Hollywood Blockbusters,” on Sunday, June 11 in the Grand Tent at the Fireman Performing Arts Center, Tabor Academy, 235 Front Street, Marion. 1:00 pm – Social Hour, Light Fare, and Raffle and 2:00 pm – Concert, Cupcakes and Coffee. Admission is $25. Tickets may […] Read more »