“Frog-Man” Sightings at Aucoot Cove

Town of Marion officials aren’t quite sure what to do with the nearly two-dozen reports from residents around Aucoot Cove alleging that they have seen what appears to be a frog-like man swimming in the water. Five reports were called into the Harbormaster’s Office, while 18 were made with the Police Department. The first report […] Read more »

Natalie Mae (Silsby) Sullivan

Natalie Mae (Silsby) Sullivan, 90, of Marion, died unexpectedly, Oct. 27, 2017 at Tobey Hospital, Wareham. She was the widow of the late James E. Sullivan and the daughter of the late Frederick W.and Helen M.(Buffington) Silsby. She was born in Fall River and lived in Fairhaven, Swansea, Lexington and Mattapoisett before moving to Marion […] Read more »

Graboys Leadership Symposium

The fifth annual Graboys Leadership Symposium takes place on October 27 and 28, organized by Tabor faculty, Chris Millette, the organizer of the inaugural symposium five years ago. Millette loves the topic of leadership and has spent much of his time at Tabor perfecting the training of student proctors to be strong leaders for their […] Read more »

Marion Annual Halloween Parade

The volunteer witches of the Marion Art Center have been brewing up plans for the annual Halloween Parade around the town on Tuesday, October 31. Costumed characters of all ages are welcome to be a part of this fun family event. Participants should meet at the Marion Music Hall (corner of Front Street and Cottage […] Read more »

King Declines Recusal From Swamp Subdivision

The October 23 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission was at times contentious when the Notice of Intent hearing filed by Dennis Arsenault for property located at the end of Snow Fields Road was opened, and then Bruce Rocha returned with his NOI for the former Presto Press property. Before allowing the applicant’s representative to […] Read more »

MCAS Scores – Parents, Don’t Panic

The individual student Next-Gen MCAS results for Sippican School will be mailed to parents by November 1, but on October 18 during the Marion School Committee meeting, school administrators cautioned parents not to panic when they first review those results. First, Superintendent Doug White noted that the state does not include any accountability number (1-5) […] Read more »

Special Town Meeting Quickly Disperses

On October 23, the voters in Marion wasted no time passing seven of nine articles that comprised the 2017 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Voters were in and out in under an hour, as a matter of fact. After waiting about 15 minutes for the Sippican School auditorium to fill with at least 50 registered voters […] Read more »

Six Special Permits Requested, Six Approved

The October 19 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals was about as tame as a cat that has just eaten its fill and is sleeping in a sunny window – very tame indeed. Coming before the ZBA – populated by Chairman Susan Akin and board members Ken Pacheco, Mary Anne Brogan, Norman Lyonnais, […] Read more »

Chowder/Soup Cook-Off Contest in Marion

On Saturday, November 4, the First Congregational Church of Marion will hold their seventh annual Chowder & Any Type of Soup Tasting Cook-Off. Doors open at 6:00 pm for hors d’oeuvres. Chowder & Any Type of Soup Tasting begins at 6:30 pm. Oyster crackers, wine, dessert and coffee provided. Tickets are $10. Admission is free […] Read more »

Guitar Music Concert at St. Gabriel’s

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church will host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in a concert, “500 Years of Music for Guitar,” on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Griggs will perform music for classical guitar from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, as well as Flamenco, Brazilian music, jazz, blues and several of his own compositions. […] Read more »