Artistic Interpretations of Land Trust Properties

Wooded vistas, marshlands, trails thickly padded by fallen leaves, birds at rest, colors in shadow and light, the surprise of unexpected objects adorning a tree… The Marion Art Center’s show “The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust” features all of these images and so much more, now on display through November 12. The show is […] Read more »

Neighbors Oppose RCF Committee Requests

The Rochester Country Fair (RCF) Committee had its three requests approved by the Rochester Board of Selectmen on October 15, but not without opposition from neighbors near the Pine Street fairgrounds. In light of a significant financial loss this year due to poor weather, the RCF Committee hopes to recoup the roughly $10,000 lost by […] 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. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

FCC Women’s Guild Christmas Fair

The First Congregational Church of Rochester Women’s Guild will be having its annual Christmas Fair, on Saturday, November 3from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Church on 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. There will be many tables with handmade items, silent auction, baked goods, jewelry, plants, hand carved birds, quilted items, […] Read more »

Neighbor Pushes to Question Wetlands Delineation

During an extensive discussion on October 15, the Marion Conservation Commission dissected the question of the wetland line at a proposed project off Converse Road. Applicant Mark Ross’ engineer, Nick Dufresne of Farland Corp, as well as the wetland consultant hired to delineate the wetlands, defended the wetland line as Ross’ neighbor spoke at length, […] Read more »

District Adopts New School Improvement Plan

The Rochester School Committee approved the school district’s latest two-year school improvement plan on October 11, focusing on goals very much aligned with the newest, recently approved Tri-Town wide Old Rochester Strategic Plan. The three areas focus on 21stCentury learning, global awareness and citizenship, and social-emotional learning. The plan came as a result of intense […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bird Club

The next meeting of the Nasketucket Bird Club will be on Thursday, October 25at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Public Library. Alan Kneidel, biologist at Manomet, will present “Migratory Ecology of Whimbrels on Cape Cod and Beyond.” Many shorebird populations are declining. To understand what threats are impacting survival, Manomet is conducting research to uncover […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library Director

To the Editor: The town of Marion is about to suffer a significant loss with the resignation of Elizabeth O’Neill as Director of the Elizabeth Taber Library. As a weekly “customer” of the library for more than sixty years, I can attest to the outstanding friendliness of the staff and general competency of the facility […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Coalition Opens New Marion Center

Situated at the intersection of Spring Street and Route 6 – where once stood a building that housed a hardware store and then a café and suffered greatly from decades of hard use followed by years of neglect – there now stands a gleaming temple to environmental stewardship. The Buzzards Bay Coalition celebrated the opening […] Read more »

Selectman Questions Need for Harbormaster Boat

On October 15, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met with Harbormaster Jill Simmons for an afternoon working session that lasted nearly two hours as topics for discussion ranged from the need for new boats, acceptance of updated Waterways Rules and Regulations, the use of private vehicles for town business, and much more. Before reviewing Simmons’ […] Read more »