Garden Groomers Are Back

Do you enjoy sunshine, salt air, and harbor views? If so, please join the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Garden Groomers! We meet at Munro Preserve (just west of the Town Wharves) at 8:00 am each Wednesday morning to pull weeds and do light garden maintenance, while enjoying the sunshine and a cup of coffee. Join us […] Read more »

‘Dam’ it, the Race Goes On!

            The Rochester Memorial Boat Race has seen torrents of rain some years, empty arid riverbeds in others, some with sweltering heat, and then, like this year’s Memorial Day, one with weather so perfect that it’s one slated for the record books. But on Friday after a dam burst and Grandma Hartley’s Pond was swiftly draining, […] Read more »

Heart of a Hero

            Memorial Day on May 27 was a day draped in sunshine and soft breezes – a perfect day for school bands, flags waving, and the collective memory of a grateful nation.             Orchestrating the event for the Town of Marion Memorial Day Committee was Donna Hemphill, whose organizational skills kept the more than hour-long program moving […] Read more »

ORR District Announces Assistant Principals

Douglas R. White Jr., Superintendent of Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union # 55, has announced that Ms. Vanessa Harvey and Ms. Kelly Chouinard will be joining the administrative team at the Old Rochester Regional School District. Harvey will be the new Assistant Principal at the high school, while Chouinard will be […] 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 »

Knights Old Fashioned Clambake

There will be an old fashion clambake on Sunday, June 23at 1:30 pm. It is sponsored by The Knights of Columbus at 57 Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett for $40. Tickets for this tasty dinner is sold in advance only and can be purchased by calling Jim at 508-863-3496. Read more »

Frank “Chico” John Andrade

Frank “Chico” John Andrade, 73, of Brockton, formerly of Wareham died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Alliance Health at West Acres in Brockton after a long illness.             Born in Wareham, and raised in Rochester, he was the son of the late Thomas James Andrade, Sr. and Frances (Barboza) Andrade. He moved to Brockton in 2006. Mr. […] Read more »

To Tree or Not to Tree…

To understand the subject matter of the May 20 Mattapoisett Planning Board, one would have been best served by holding a degree in civil engineering with possibly a master’s in hydrology. But that is nothing unusual when it comes to making decisions about subdivision construction and it is why governing boards oftentimes use peer-review consultants […] Read more »

Holy Grail of Shipwrecks

The Marion Natural History Museum will be hosting Dr. Jeff Kaeli of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on June 7at 7:00 pm. Dr. Kaeli will be speaking about the discovery of the San Jose shipwreck. The three-century old San Jose was a 62-gun three-masted Spanish galleon that sank with a cargo believed to be worth billions […] Read more »

Annual Marion Town Party

The Annual Marion Town Party will be held on Saturday, August 24(rain date is Sunday, August 25) on the grounds of the Marion Town House, 2 Spring Street. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm.             Marion Firefighters Association will partner with the Marion Harbormaster Department. All proceeds are for local community and departmental needs.              Food, drinks, music, and […] Read more »