Sippican School Principal Announces Retirement

Sippican School Principal Evelyn Rivet announced on December 20 that she would retire at the end of the school year. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your children with me,” Rivet said in a letter she sent to parents on Friday. “…[I]t has been a special blessing in the […] Read more »

Tabor to Host Arts, Athletics, & Innovation Showcase

On January 19, Tabor Academy will host their annual winter open house that has typically focused on Arts and Athletics. This year, they are adding innovation to the list of programs hoping to provide an opportunity for prospective families to continue learning about Tabor. “Tabor is well-known for our strong programs in arts, music, and […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society Begins

The Sippican Choral Society resumes rehearsals on Monday, January 7at 7:15 pm at Wickenden Chapel on the Tabor Academy campus in Marion. New members are welcome to join the chorus simply by coming to the first rehearsal. The chorus will be rehearsing for its Spring concert to be held in April. We are excited to […] Read more »

Taber Library Welcomes New Library Director

The Elizabeth Taber Library Board of Trustees’ search committee has selected its new library director who will assume the position by mid-January of the New Year. Elizabeth Sherry brings to Marion her experience as the Adult Services and Reference Librarian for the Mattapoisett Free Library, where she has worked for eight years. “While the search […] Read more »

ORRJHS Music Rings in the Holidays

The Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Music Department performed another wonderful concert for a full auditorium on Wednesday night, December 19. Congratulations were abundant for musicians in the Jazz Band, 7th-grade Band, 8th-grade Band, and the Chorus. Angie Vaughn, the chorus director, maintained the high standard of performance that her musicians consistently achieve. Band […] Read more »

SLT New Year’s Day Walk

Kick off the New Year right and join the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) for its first walk in 2019 on Tuesday, January 1at noon at SLT’s White Eagle property at Aucoot Woods. The Sippican Lands Trust will celebrate its 45th Anniversary in 2019 and this walk will be one of many walks and special programs […] Read more »

Inn in Mattapoisett

To the Editor: The historic seaside Inn in Mattapoisett has had several owners and we remember some of the finest. When the Goddus owned it, you could always depend on fine dining. Irving Bookstein was famous for his prime rib. The music was tasteful and piano sing-alongs were common. And who can forget the great […] Read more »

Selectmen Visualize Next Town Administrator

What strengths, experience, and skills will the new town administrator have, preferable, and what are the challenges facing Marion that he or she must be ready to face? This was the jumping off point for the Marion Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, December 19, as it held a special meeting to get the town administrator […] Read more »

It’s Coming on Christmas

Everywhere I go now, every social media platform, every radio station, every retail outlet, the faint drumbeat is getting louder – it’s coming on Christmas. Of all the holidays and happy event occasions we traditionally celebrate, Christmas is the hardest. Etched deep within my aging brain are all those images of childhood Christmases spent living […] Read more »

Preschool Screening Clinic Scheduled

The Old Rochester Regional School District will be holding its annual screening clinic for three and four year olds on the following dates and locations: Wednesday, January 16, 2019– Center School, 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 Thursday, March 21, 2019– Sippican School, 16 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 The screening clinics are a service […] Read more »