Cluster Housing Proposed For Chapel Street

Bill Madden of G.A.F. Engineering, Inc. came before the Mattapoisett Planning Board on April 23 to engage the members and public in an informal discussion of a proposal for cluster housing on Chapel Street off Marion Road. Known in bylaws as a Special Residential Development (SRD), Madden said his client, David Nicolosi, sought the opportunity […] Read more »

The Earthly Woodcock

The American woodcock species has a fancy Latin classification entitled Philohela Minor, but it is actually a down-to-Earth ground-nesting buff-colored bird with black markings as illustrated. Slightly larger than a quail, it looks quite different with a long bill and a flexible upper mandible to probe deep into the ground to capture and extract earthworms, […] 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 »

Arbor Day Ceremony

In recognition of Arbor Day, the Town of Rochester will be having a brief ceremony at Hillside Cemetery on Hillside Road, off of High Street, on Friday, April 27at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Read more »

Alfred Gregg Morse

Alfred Gregg Morse, 94, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 23, 2018, surrounded by his family. Raised in Easton, MA, he graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1941, was a Sgt. in the US Army during World War II, then returned to Easton where he married Rosemary J. Bradford, raised 5 children and […] Read more »

Become a Volunteer Baywatcher with BBC

Do you love the water and want to help protect it? Volunteer as a Baywatcher with the Buzzards Bay Coalition in your community this summer! The Coalition is looking for dedicated volunteers to help monitor the health of local waterways across the Buzzards Bay region from Dartmouth to Falmouth. The Baywatchers program is the largest […] Read more »

Author Talk with Jill Farinelli

Please join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday evening, April 26at 6:30 pm for an author talk with Jill Farinelli. She will be discussing her book: The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship. A book signing will follow. Jill Farinelli graduated from William Smith College with a Bachelor of […] Read more »

Jazz Jam Session at the MAC

There will be a Jazz Jam Session at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street, on Friday, April 27at from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. All improvisers are welcome: pros, students, young, old. The rhythm section is: Matt Richard, piano; Dave Zinno, bass; and Gary Johnson, drums. Those planning on “jamming” with us should call 508-538-1240. […] Read more »

Planning Board Cautions ZBA on 324 Front Street

As anticipated, Peter Douglas’ appeal of the building commissioner’s denial for zoning enforcement of Christian Loranger’s 324 Front Street condominium construction was continued until May 24. Zoning Board of Appeals member Bob Alves, acting as chairman in Marc LeBlanc’s absence, read a statement announcing the public hearing would be continued without any testimony from Douglas […] Read more »

Stabbing at Ned’s Point

At approximately 4pm on Tuesday April 24 the Mattapoisett Police received a report of a party that had been stabbed at the Neds Point lighthouse. Officers from the Mattapoisett Police Department located the victim who was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by EMS. The victim is in stable condition. The initial investigation revealed that this […] Read more »