Marion COA Lunch and Lecture Series

The Lunch and Lecture series returns to the Marion Council on Aging on Monday, July 31 at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street, Marion. Seniors from all areas are invited to attend but you must RSVP to 508-748-3570. Lunch (chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable and sugar cookies) will be served at 11:30 am […] Read more »

Member Pre-Sale for MAC’s The Dinner Party Tickets

Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the ticket pre-sale and sale for its upcoming production of The Dinner Party by Neil Simon. The bittersweet comic drama revolves around a comically chaotic French dinner party. Six people – three divorced couples – arrive to dine in a chic Parisian restaurant, each unbeknownst to the other. […] Read more »

Use of Fairgrounds Called into Question

What was expected to have been an easy hearing proved to be fraught with issues on July 24 as the Rochester Board of Selectmen discussed this year’s Rochester Country Fair. The board listened to neighbors of the Pine Street Fairgrounds as they expressed their concerns about the use of the town fairgrounds. After Fair Co-chairperson […] Read more »

A Better World Begins at Plumb Library

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you,” Jane Goodall once said. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” All summer long at the Plumb Library in Rochester, the staff will be laying out various […] Read more »

Matthew Craig Sherman

On Monday July 24th 2017, Matthew Craig Sherman, 39, departed this world for the next. Matthew was a much loved son, brother, and friend. Matthew grew up in Rochester, MA and was an excellent student and talented athlete, going on to play football at UNH, where he studied groundwater hydrology. He later pursued building as […] Read more »

Michael R. Horsley

Michael R. Horsley, 62, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Linda Nunes. Born in Fairhaven, son of Lillian (Fleurent) Horsley and the late Robert E. Horsley of Fairhaven he was a lifelong area resident. Mike […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Celeste A. Popitz, of Marion and William W. Saltonstall Jr., of Marion were awarded Faculty Honors for the spring 2017 semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Faculty Honors are awarded to students with a semester GPA of at least 3.667 on four graded courses, with no individual grade below B- and no incomplete grades […] Read more »

Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Program

The Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Program will be hosting a Miss America Send-off party for Mattapoisett resident, Jillian Zucco, on Friday, August 11 from 6:30 – 11:30 pm at the Century House in Acushnet. Zucco, who was crowned Miss Massachusetts on July 1, will be heading to Atlantic City the last week of August to prepare […] Read more »

The Sippican Hotel During the Golden Age of Marion

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Sippican Hotel was a cornerstone of what became known as the Golden Age of Marion, Massachusetts. At its peak, the Sippican Hotel represented the finest elegance and style in the time of high culture in Marion’s history. David K. Pierce, Vice President of the Sippican Historical Society, […] Read more »

Verizon A Bad Neighbor Say Abutters

It was hot outside on July 20 as the meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals came to order, and it didn’t take long for it to get hot in the conference room as well. Coming before the board was John Dement, construction manager for Verizon, and Dan Ollila of Jones Architecture, Salem, MA […] Read more »