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 »

Local Grants Awarded For Mattapoisett

State Representative William M. Straus and Kathleen Damaskos, chair of the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, have announced the award of 13 grants totaling $5,600, for cultural programs in and around Mattapoisett. Grant recipients include Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Friends of Old Rochester Drama, and Old Hammondtown School Robotics Club. A complete list of recipients and grant […] Read more »

The Vocal Coyote

The Eastern coyote that we often see darting across both country and suburban roads in the nocturnal headlights of our car has come to be as large as a German Shepherd dog. We have become aware that they are not the same at all as the small 25-pound western, wily, animated humorous character in Walt […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Department CPR Training

The Marion Recreation Department will be offering two CPR Training Courses to the public on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The cost of the course is $75. Space is limited. Registration ends Monday, March 19 for the March course and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club

The February luncheon meeting of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is on February 15 at 11:00 am at Reynard Hall in the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Our guest speaker is Elizabeth Leidhold, Director of Marion Natural History Museum. She will talk on vernal pools and both salt and fresh water wetlands, so important to our environment. The […] Read more »