Academic Achievements

The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall 2018 semester at St. Lawrence University: Maggie C. Farrell, Rochester, Class of 2022; Ayana M. Hartley, Marion, Class of 2022; Grace E. Jackson, Marion, Class of 2022; Charles E. Tirrell, Marion, a physics major of the Class […] 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 »

“Postcards from Buzzards Bay” Concert

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, in collaboration with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Marion Art Center, and the Community Boating Center, will present the premiere of “Postcards from Buzzards Bay” on Sunday, March 24, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Fireman Performing Arts Center at Tabor Academy’s Hoyt Hall (235 Front Street, Marion).             “Postcards from Buzzards […] Read more »

Board of Health Investigates Black Water

The Marion Board of Health is still complaining about pipes, but this time it isn’t about Elizabeth Taber’s smoking pipe– it’s about Elizabeth Dunn’s water pipe.             Dunn, a Board of Health member, wasn’t at the March 12 meeting, so she sent it a letter via Health Agent Karen Walega to ask the board to investigate […] Read more »

Erik Pina

Erik Pina, 54, of Marion, died March 17, 2019 after an illness.             He was born in Boston and lived in Marion for many years.             Mr. Pina worked for the Steamship Authority. He also owned and operated Precision Auto Detail in Wareham.             He graduated from Boston High School and attended New England Technical Institute.             Survivors include […] Read more »

Kenneth B. Welch

Kenneth B. Welch, ”KW”, 72, of Mattapoisett formerly of Nantucket, passed away on Monday March 11, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospital.  He was the son of the late Donald and Jane (Carroll) Welch of Mattapoisett.  KW was the fond partner and friend to Amy Ford and her children Jared and Jillian and their dog Sadie also of […] Read more »

Two Officials Charged in Connection with Stealing $675,000

Two former top officials of the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District (District) have been indicted on larceny charges in connection with stealing more than $675,000 in District funds, Attorney General Maura Healey and Inspector General Glenn Cunha announced today. Former District Executive Director, Ray Pickles, 85, of Marion, and former District Board Chairman […] Read more »

Marylee (Hughes) Burke

Marylee (Hughes) Burke, 59, of Rochester died March 16, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long illness.             She was the beloved wife of CDR Stephen V. Burke, USN (Ret).             Born in Everett, MA, daughter of Anita P. (Bigley) Hughes of Wakefield, MA and the late Joseph W. Hughes, she was raised […] Read more »

Tom (Thomas H.) Dugan

Tom (Thomas H.) Dugan, a long-time resident of San Francisco and Sausalito, CA, passed away peacefully in the early morning of March 15, 2019 at his summer home in Mattapoisett, MA. Tom had suffered a recent stroke after fighting a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. An avid sailor, Tom can only be described as […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race

The Mattapoisett Road Race starts at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 4– a great way to celebrate Independence Day! The course winds through the picturesque Mattapoisett village, around the fabled Ned’s Point Lighthouse, and back to Shipyard Park at the Town Wharf. Race proceeds are awarded to college-bound ORRHS runners. If you are applying for the […] Read more »