Marion’s Newest Eagle Scout

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 Christopher Horton, Jr. was honored for achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Christopher began his journey with Pack 32 in Marion earning the highest level in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light, before advancing to Boy Scouts Troop 32. In Troop 32, Christopher advanced through […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society Open House

The Mattapoisett Historical Society will host an open house at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett on Thursday, July 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. All are welcome to visit our summer exhibit featuring maps from our permanent collection. Read more »

Marion Explores ‘Micro Grids’ for Energy

The Marion Energy Management Committee on June 26 hosted special guest Susan Butler, a Marion summer resident and Cambridge energy activist, to share her experience and ideas with the committee, specifically as they related to what she described as the “shovel-ready photo voltaic project on the capped landfill.” Butler serves on the Board of the […] Read more »

July 4th Happenings

The celebration in Tri-Town of our nation’s 241st year of independence is indeed enhanced by the rousing revival of the Marion fireworks after the unyielding efforts of the Marion Fireworks Committee, et al. Sure, it looked grim come March when the $50,000 goal might as well have been a million, but with a community effort […] Read more »

Property Tax Relief Grants Available

Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2017-2018 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017, and decisions will be made by December 15. Applications are available […] Read more »

Summer Season at St. Philip’s

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, continues their long tradition of visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond. Services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer are conducted at 8:00 am and 10:00 am each Sunday through Labor Day weekend. The Reverend Philip C. Jacobs III, Retired Rector Trinity Church, Canton, […] Read more »

Message of Peace (Quietly) Planted in Rochester

A sapling from a 250-year-old Ginkgo biloba tree that stood 1,500 yards from ground zero of the A-bomb blast in Hiroshima during WWII has been planted in Rochester after a couple years of preparation and planning. The young tree, a gift from former Town Administrator Michael McCue, was slated as a big deal for the […] Read more »

Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant

Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant, 95, of Mattapoisett died June 27, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home and is now at peace after a long battle with dementia. She was the wife the late Gerard O. Gallant. Born and raised in Somerset, the daughter of the late Victor and Marie (Dube) Bibeau, she lived in New […] Read more »

Marion Village 5K Makes a Splash

It was rainy, wet, and humid, but it was Marion so it was beautiful. Almost 200 runners turned out for the 2017 Annual Marion Village 5K on Saturday, June 24 despite the weather and the threat of looming thunderstorms. The Town of Marion and the Friends of Marion Recreation Department host the annual race that […] Read more »

ORR Hall of Fame Athletes Inducted

This year’s inductees to the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame were officially honored on Saturday, June 24, during the induction ceremony at ORR High School. Susan Lake, Class of 1978: Recruited from the junior high school in 1973 as a seventh grader, Susan Lake was a three-season athlete. A solid starter on the […] Read more »