Donald H. Chase

Donald H. Chase, 92, of Mattapoisett died June 19, 2017 peacefully at his son’s home after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline K. (Key) Chase and Barbara (Jason) Chase. Born in Taunton, son of the late William and Helen (Graves) Chase, he lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett for most of […] Read more »

Marion Art Center’s Outdoor Summer Art Festival

On Saturday, July 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its 11th Annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street in Marion. Admission to the festival is free and street parking is available. More than forty artisans from a […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Annual Meeting: The Marion Library’s Board of Trustees welcomes all to attend our Annual Meeting on Monday, June 26, 6:30 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Libby O’Neill, the Library Director, will give a brief overview of the library’s services and programs and then highlight some of our accomplishments over the past year. During this […] Read more »

The Tale of the Mattapoisett Swordfish

High above the end of Long Wharf next to Mattapoisett’s Shipyard Park flies an iconic symbol: the swordfish weathervane. It has greeted thousands over the decades, moving with the shifting winds, witnessing the tides of time. But what is its history, its story, how did the swordfish get there and what does its future hold? […] Read more »

Grassi Bog Slated for Invasives Control

The frontline for the next battle in the Town of Marion’s war against invasive plant species will be Grassi Bog, and the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission’s chosen weapon for the wetlands is the appropriately primeval-sounding “bloody glove method.” No phragmites shall be spared its wrath. The Marion Conservation Commission approved the Notice of Intent […] Read more »

Fatal Motocycle Crash

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:16PM, the Marion Police Department and Marion Fire/EMS responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 6 in the area of Hermitage Road. The male operator was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial investigation indicates that the motorcycle was travelling east on Route 6 and struck the sidewalk curb on […] Read more »

Birds of Prey

The Marion Natural History Museum will be hosting a Birds of Prey program to be given by Blue Hills/Mass. Audubon on Friday, July 7, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey, and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll […] Read more »

School Committee Celebrates Successful Year

During its final meeting of the school year on June 12, the Mattapoisett School Committee lingered over the events, celebrated the end of the current school year, and discussed its goals for the next academic year. In her introduction to the committee of the School Improvement Plan, Center School Principal Rose Bowman first thanked the […] Read more »

Conservation Restriction Will Ensure Water Protection

The Marion Board of Selectmen on June 20 approved a conservation restriction for an approximately 165-acre property off Wolf Island Road that will protect even more of the Mattapoisett River Valley drinking water supply for many years to come. Town Meeting back in May had approved spending $20,000 towards the acquisition of the land, but […] Read more »

Cardboard Boat Race

ORRJHS held the 6th annual Cardboard Boat Race on June 15 during S.C.O.P.E. week for 7th grade students. S.C.O.P.E. – Student Centered Opportunities for Personal Enrichment – is a week-long program that offers activities that challenge students while having fun! In addition to the cardboard boat race at the Mattapoisett YMCA, the week was filled […] Read more »