Capital Project Faces Potential $1 Million Shortfall

The Marion Board of Selectmen on January 15 endured the grunt work of preparing the numbers for a slew of proposed large-scale capital improvement projects to bring before the Capital Improvement Planning Committee on Thursday night ahead of Town Meeting. Representatives from CDM Smith, the Town’s engineering firm that holds the contract for designing and […] Read more »

Treasures Troves of Trash: The Quirky Side of SEMASS

When you’re in the business of trash, there are certain things you can expect to encounter on a daily basis – a steady, almost constant stream of incoming rubbish, the ubiquitous stench of garbage, rats, an ample supply of earplugs, and the formidable ambience of millions of mechanical parts enclosed in metal that are designed […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Ava Ciffolillo, Class of 2022, from Mattapoisett, was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. Gabrielle Poitras, of Marion, has been named to […] Read more »

SLT & NBC Lead Duck Waddle

Join the Sippican Lands Trust and the Nasketucket Bird Club for a trip around Marion to view winter ducks and other avian visitors on Sunday, January 20at 1 pm starting at the Silvershell Beach parking area. This trip will be led by Justin Barrett, President of the Nasketucket Bird Club, and Carol Molander, a Nasketucket […] Read more »

John E. “Jack” Boeing

John E. “Jack” Boeing, 98, of Marion, MA, on January 14, 2019. Predeceased by his wife, Jeanne, Jack leaves three sons and a daughter and their families – Peter Boeing and his wife Patricia of Concord, MA, and their children Carl and wife Brenda, Jill, and Paul and wife Megan; Mark Boeing and his wife […] Read more »

Board Discusses Alcohol Citation, Schedules Town Meeting

A Rochester business was recently cited for selling alcohol to a person under 21, Rochester Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar informed the Board of Selectmen on January 7. Szyndlar told the selectmen – the governing authority that issues licenses to sell alcohol in town – that she received a letter from the Police Department disclosing that, […] Read more »

Liz Wiley Appointed Executive Director of the Marion Institute

The Marion Institute (MI) Board of Directors and staff welcome their new Executive Director, Liz Wiley, to the organization. Wiley will lead MI, which celebrated its 25th year in 2018, as it evolves its mission to focus primarily on holistic healthcare and fostering healthy, engaged individuals and communities. “We’re so pleased to welcome Liz back […] Read more »

Felix P. Gomes

Felix P. Gomes, 84, of Marion, entered into eternal glory on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. Born in Bourne, he was the son of the late Julio P. and Antonia O. (Gonsalves) Gomes. He graduated from Bourne High School, Class of 1952. Mr. Gomes was a residential group home […] Read more »

Marion Designated as Green Community

Town Administrator Paul Dawson and the Marion Board of Selectmen are pleased to announce that the Town of Marion was designated as a Green Community by the state late last month. “With so much conversation being made lately about the environment and our impact on it, this designation as a Green Community comes at just […] Read more »

Selectmen Ready to Talk T.U.R.F.

Marion Town Administrator Paul Dawson advised the Board of Selectmen on January 8 to plan on attending the upcoming Old Rochester Regional School Committee meeting next week when the committee will discuss the ORR High School athletic complex renovation project proposal it will support advancing into the new year. “I think it’s important that we […] Read more »