Town Cleared for Wastewater Upgrades

The Town of Marion cleared its wetlands hurtle with the Marion Conservation Commission on August 23 with approval to move ahead with its overhaul of the wastewater treatment plant’s sludge lagoon 1. As ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lagoon 1 will be drained, the sludge removed and disposed of off-site, and then lined […] Read more »

Old Colony Football Looks to Defend MAC Title

Old Colony football had itself a memorable regular season in 2017, finishing as the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Vocational Division Champions under head coach Brandon Mendez, and winning the league for the first time in 20 years. Though they were bounced in the first round of the MIAA Division 8 South Sectional Tournament in a […] Read more »

Classic Film Series

The Classic Film series begins this fall with a showing of Good Will Hunting on Friday, September 14at the Marion Music Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. This series is sponsored by the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Council on Aging. A young MIT custodian, Will Hunting, turns out to be a mathematical genius of […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cub Scout Pack 53

Mattapoisett Cub Scout Pack 53 is ready for a fun-filled year and we are looking for scouts and leaders to join us! If you like Pinewood Derby racing, zoo animals, rocket launching, STEM workshops, playing games, and exploring museums after dark, Cub Scouts is for you!!! Cub Scouts are 1st-5th graders and we meet three […] Read more »

ORR High School Drama Club

To the Editor: I’m writing on behalf of the students of the ORR High School Drama Club and the Friends of Old Rochester Drama, to state how disappointed we are in the administration of the high school and superintendent in the handling of the replacement of the Drama Club director.  This position became vacant at […] Read more »

Lorraine (Vasconcelles) Rodrigues

Lorraine (Vasconcelles) Rodrigues, 85, of Mattapoisett died August 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles Rodrigues. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Clara (Sousa) Vasconcelles, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1969. Mrs. Rodrigues was […] Read more »

Francis “Frank” Charles Beatriz & Betsey Winslow (Perkins) Beatriz

It is with great sadness and broken hearts, that the Beatriz and Perkins’ families suddenly lost their treasured Francis “Frank” Charles Beatriz, 56, of Mattapoisett, on Monday, August 27, 2018. His beloved wife of 24 years, Betsey Winslow (Perkins) Beatriz, 55, passed unexpectedly later that day. Frank was born and raised in New Bedford, the […] Read more »

Dancing in the Street at the Marion Town Party

August 25 dawned with clear blue skies and temperatures pleasingly in the mid-70’s, weather that was picture perfect for a Marion tradition – the annual Town Party. No one knows exactly when the first town party was held. When asked, the most common response was, “Gosh I don’t know, it was around when I was […] Read more »

Board Groans Over Green Communities

Not everyone on the Rochester Planning Board is ready to jump onto the Green Communities bandwagon, especially not board member Ben Bailey. On the other side of the table you have board member John DeMaggio concerned about the townspeople’s perception of the board seemingly “pushing solar” when a vocal group of residents clearly opposes more […] Read more »

Former NBSYO Rebrands as SMYO

The New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras is changing its name to the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, reflecting its mission to serve student musicians in all the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. SMYO remains a program of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. More than 100 student musicians are part of the SMYO program, performing in six ensemble […] Read more »