FinCom Makes No Recommendation on TURF Article

            The Rochester Board of Selectmen voted on April 22 to recommend a Town Meeting article to approve borrowing $2 million to upgrade the athletic complex at Old Rochester Regional High School, but the Finance Committee refrained from making any recommendation at all.             It is customary for the selectmen and the Finance Committee to inform voters […] Read more »

Events for Kids and Families during ArtWeek

The Marion Art Center (MAC) hosts ArtWeek 2019 with several FREE events for kids and families. Come to the MAC on Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 11:30 am for the Process Art Party: Found Object Instruments with instructor Benares Angeley from Children’s Art Lab in Mattapoisett. In this instrument-making workshop, we’ll use recyclable materials to […] Read more »

Machacam Club Meeting

The Machacam Club will hold its’ May meeting on Wednesday, May 1. The meeting will be held at the 3 Depot Street Legion Hall. Social time begins at 5:30 pm with dinner beginning at 6:00 pm. Our own Chef Colby is offering a diner style meat loaf dinner. Our guest speaker is member Dick Langhoff: his […] 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 »

Alzheimer’s Advocacy

To the Editor:             Recently I had the honor of attending my 6th Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC. There were 1,200 advocates in attendance representing every state in the Union. When I use the term Alzheimer’s, it encompasses all related dementias. As Alzheimer’s Ambassador to Congressman William Keating, I was able to talk to the […] Read more »

Joan F. Healy

Joan F. Healy, 85, of Marion, died Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her home in Marion with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard L. Healy. They were happily married for over forty years and she never stopped missing or loving him. Born in Lowell, she was the daughter […] Read more »

Support Mounts to Defund Town Clerk Salary

            There is an apparent movement to decrease the town clerk’s salary from $19,493 to $1 for fiscal year 2020 via a motion on the floor of the Annual Town Meeting.             Marion Selectman John Waterman told the Marion Finance Committee on April 17 that the “buzz” among some residents on the street and on social media […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Free Lending Public Library

            On Spring Street in Marion, the Elizabeth Taber Library has stood since the year 1872. It is an historic landmark of Victorian architecture and houses both the library and the Natural History Museum.             The building was donated by Elizabeth Sprague Pitcher Taber (1791-1888). She had grown up here to become a schoolteacher and eventually marry […] Read more »

Discover Vernal Pools with the MLT

Vernal pools are a vital breeding habitat for resident amphibians and invertebrates such as wood frogs, spotted and blue-spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. The Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) is once again offering an introduction to vernal pools and instructions as to how to certify them through a field trip into the Old Aucoot District.              On […] Read more »

ORRHS Field/Track/Auditorium Renovation Project

On March 26, the ORR School Committee voted unanimously to approve a project to renovate ORR’s main athletic field, track, and auditorium. Voters in Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester will now vote on the project at their spring Town Meetings (Marion and Mattapoisett on May 13 and Rochester on May 20) and, if passed at Town […] Read more »