Towns in a Pickle Over Trash

Town officials from Marion, Wareham, and Carver have a sour taste in their mouths over the pickle in which the three towns now find themselves pertaining to the current state of its private collective trash entity and the uncertain future of trash collection. Ray Pickles, a man ubiquitously well known in Marion for his current […] Read more »

‘OR Celebrates Family Night’ a Rousing Success

It’s safe to say that last Saturday’s OR Celebrates Family Night, the first district-wide event of its kind, was a bona fide success. The event, hosted by ANCHOR, a parent outreach program at Sippican School, was originally planned for Sippican families but grew to also include families from Mattapoisett and Rochester. “We wanted people to […] Read more »

First Congregational Church of Marion

The First Congregational Church of Marion is pleased to welcome The Rev. MaryAnn Purtill as our new Designated-Term Pastor effective February 4. She is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA and previously served as an Associate Pastor of the Marlborough Congregational Church in Connecticut. Rev. MaryAnn is originally from Flanders, New […] Read more »

ORR High School Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the second term at Old Rochester Regional High School: Highest Honors, Grade 9: Taylor Amaral, Novalye Arruda, Alexander Craig, Rachael Fantoni, Lindsay Holick, Isabelle Kelly, Brianna Machado, Rebecca Milde, Evan O’Brien-Nichols, Brian Palker, Daphne Poirier, Paige Sommers, Jessica Vance, Sophie Vigeant, Emma Vivino, Elizabeth Wiggin, Emma Williamson; Grade […] Read more »

Marion’s Energy Management Committee

To the Editor: Over the past several years, Marion’s Energy Management Committee has steadily worked to move our town toward clean electricity, energy conservation, and cost savings. Through these efforts, Marion is also now much closer to achieving the criteria that would qualify our town as a “Green Community” in the state’s eyes. This is […] Read more »

Carla S. Gifune

Carla S. Gifune, 87, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Nemasket Health Care Center in Middleboro after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Gifune, Jr. Born in Greenwich, CT, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Clara (Clevenger) Scala. A previous resident of N. Reading, she moved […] Read more »

Jennifer M. Bourdon

Jennifer M. Bourdon, 30, of Mattapoisett died February 13, 2018 unexpectedly at home. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of Robert W. Bourdon of Mattapoisett and the late Marie A. (Berardi) Bourdon, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life. Jennifer was a graduate of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. She enjoyed attending […] Read more »

Mattapoisett COA Unveils Survey Results

While many people were enjoying sun and fun last summer, members of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging Board of Directors were busy distributing and tabulating the results of a survey designed to gauge community engagement and the needs of an aging population. Rachel McGourthy, chairman of the COA Board of Directors, flanked by Jackie Coucci, […] Read more »

The ‘Best’ and ‘Mostly Likely To’ of ORR

The early months of the year bring award show season, which was in full force at Old Rochester Regional High School on February 7! Last week, the Class of 2018 hosted the annual Senior Superlative Awards Gala. Students and parents gathered in the auditorium for a night of fun as they revealed the winners of […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Because of the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »