Marion Reflects on Gratitude, Sacrifice of Veterans

“We set aside one day a year to honor our veterans,” said retired Lt. Col. Joseph Napoli, master of ceremonies for Marion’s November 11 Veterans Day observance. And while we honor those who fought in combat and engaged in active duty during times of war, as Napoli pointed out, it’s not just a day to […] Read more »

Bells of Remembrance

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of World War 1.  There were ceremonies throughout the United States to commemorate this event. The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has a project, Bells of Remembrance, where members of the Club contacted organizations throughout the South Coast (for example, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Marion, Fairhaven, Dartmouth), the Cape, Boston, […] Read more »

First Congregational Church of Rochester

Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner – All are welcome to the third annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner that will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Doors open at noon and a free, traditional, homemade dinner will be served at 1:00 pm. No matter […] Read more »

Marijuana Public Hearing Ignites Little Interest

On November 5, the Mattapoisett Planning Board had a new member – for one night only. Boy Scout Andrew Poulin of Mattapoisett Troop 53 sat with the Planning Board members as he observed local government at work. Poulin is working on his Communications Merit Badge – one of many steps he plans to complete on […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Offers Youth Soccer

If you are traveling on Dexter Lane in Rochester on a Saturday morning, you may see a future World Cup star. Why? The Marion Recreation Department offers a youth soccer program for boys and girls ages 3-13. Residents of the Tri-town area, Acushnet, and Wareham participate in this fun, learning experience. Currently, approximately 300 youngsters […] Read more »

FMCOA Members Make it Happen

At the recent Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging (FMCOA) held at the Cushing Center, the first six years of the organization’s community efforts were celebrated. Retiring members, Sue Wood, Chrissie Bascom, Priscilla Ditchfield, Jerry Garcia, and John Turner were acknowledged for their vision and hard work in bringing the […] Read more »

2018 Marion 5K Turkey Trot

This popular yearly 5K run or walk will take you on a fairly flat course along Sippican Harbor through the beautiful downtown streets of Marion. This is a timed event and results are available for all runners. All proceeds from the Turkey Trot go directly to Marion Recreation programs and initiatives. These funds are valuable […] Read more »

Dog Hearing Representation

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the coverage at the recent town meeting of the incident that occurred between two dogs, resulting in one of the dog’s death, Winnie. As the owner of the other dog Stella, whom we recently rescued, I felt it important to further represent myself and my family […] Read more »

Economic Benefits Emphasized for Solar Project

The proponents of a solar project at 78 Wareham Street wowed those attending the Marion Planning Board meeting on November 5 with a presentation demonstrating the economic benefits to town residents of their solar array. David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates gave a brief overview of the site plans and details of the […] Read more »

The Mattapoisett Library: A Brief History

The red brick landmark of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library standing at 7 Barstow Street since 1904 received financing for its building from a $10,000 donation from wealthy financier George Purrington and its property site from Ned’s Point summer resident from Boston Samuel Warren. This generous combination of gift from a town benefactor and a […] Read more »