Florence R. (Dexter) Vossahlik

Florence R. (Dexter) Vossahlik, 78, of Mattapoisett died June 28, 2018 peacefully at Forestview Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice (Vossahlik) Dexter, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She was formerly employed as a hairdresser. Ms. Vossahlik was a graduate of Fairhaven […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Outside Yoga: Please bring your yoga mat and join us outside of the library for a free yoga workout with Kathy Bliss. This yoga series will run for four Mondays at 10 am: June 25– July 16. To register, please call the library at 508-748-1252. Books at the Beach: If you find yourself at Silvershell […] Read more »

Thank You to Mattapoisett ExciseTax Payers

To the Editor: I, Freemin Barer, wish to thank all the Mattapoisett ExciseTax Payers who make the Mattapoisett Educational Fund available to Mattapoisett students. This year I was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses at Bristol Community College where I am studying Environmental Sciences and Computer- Aided Design. This fund […] Read more »

The Intricate Art of Scrimshaw

If one had asked me – a young college student not particularly knowledgeable in nautical history – what scrimshaw was before the Sippican Historical Society presentation at the Marion Music Hall on June 21, I would have chuckled, and a bit dumbfounded, guessed, does it have something to do with the grim reaper, or is […] Read more »

Marion Official, Wife Face Charges of Fraud

A Marion official, his wife, and a retired Carver official now face embezzlement allegations in a civil suit filed by the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District on June 22. Former Executive Director of the CMWRRDD Ray Pickles, his wife Diane Bondi-Pickles, and retired Carver Health Agent Robert C. Tinkham Jr. are accused of […] Read more »

Tinkham Hill Solar Gets Summer Work Approval

Blue Wave Solar has asked the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals to allow it to begin construction of its Phase 2 Tinkham Hill Road solar farm ahead of schedule – during the summer – before the specified time construction is allowed in the conditions of construction. Neighbors have opposed allowing construction in summer; a time […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee members are pleased to announce that we gave eighteen scholarship awards this year. There were ten applicants for graduating seniors and eight applicants for continuing education students. Thanks to everyone’s hard work throughout the year and the success of our House Tour we gave the following awards based on scholarship, service to […] Read more »

Plumb Library Programs

Libraries and Science Rock! Help us kick-off our summer program, Libraries Rock, by learning about the science of music, sound, and more! Plumb Library’s Friendkensteins, our Jr. Friends Mad Science Team, will present fun STEM activities for kids 3-8 on Friday, June 29from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and on Saturday, June 30from 11:00 am to […] Read more »

The Marion Garden Group

For many years The Marion Garden Group has been planting and tending window boxes, planters, and urns throughout Marion Village in an effort to beautify the village. Building on that mission, Liz Hatch, newly elected Vice President, along with a dedicated group of volunteers is heading up a new initiative – beginning with beautification of […] Read more »

Interim DPW Supt. Rescinds His Resignation

Acting Superintendent of the Marion Department of Public Works Jon Henry said he would withdraw his resignation on Wednesday, June 27, at the request of the Board of Selectmen, but under one condition: no more micromanaging. According to Henry during a follow-up after the meeting, things had been going great for him as interim superintendent, […] Read more »