Marion FinCom

To the Editor:             I read in last week’s Wandererthat the Marion FinCom has had issues with the Old Rochester Regional School budget. After following Tri-Town meetings, it is a well-known fact that all three towns would like our Regional School District to be more proactive and transparent in their communication of long term and short term […] Read more »

What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library?

Books at the Beach. Join the library at Silvershell Beach to buy or borrow summer reading materials every Tuesday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.              Film screening of award-winning documentary STRAWS. Join us for a film screening and reusable materials fair. View the award-winning film and help start a conversation about single use plastics in […] Read more »

Summer Bird Walk

The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and the Nasketucket Bird Club are pairing up to offer a Summer Bird Walk around Marion on Saturday, July 27starting at 9:00 am from the Island Wharf parking lot in Marion. This trip will be led by Justin Barrett, President of the Nasketucket Bird Club, and Carol Molander, a Nasketucket Bird […] Read more »

Marion Garden Group’s Seaside Gala a Success

            It is true that many cities and towns face financial constraints born from rising costs for everything from union contracts to janitorial supplies. Town administrators, selectmen, and finance committees struggle to balance needs against revenue. That is no small task, especially for those towns facing declining school enrollments and aging populations. Being able to focus […] Read more »

Summer Programs at Plumb Library

Sparklin’ Songs and Stories for ages 3-7. Join our talented musician friend, Ms. Nancy Sparklin, for a preschool music and movement based story time. This program will be held on July 26 at 10:30 am for children aged 3-7. Registration is required for each class by date. Weather permitting, this class could be held outside in the […] 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 »

John “Chip” Prescott

John “Chip” Prescott – It is with great sadness that the family of John “Chip” Prescott announces his passing on June 12, 2019, following a lengthy illness. Chip was born in Lowell, MA, resided in Westford MA, until his family moved to Marion, 1955. He attended local schools, Tabor Academy and Old Rochester Regional High […] Read more »

Abutter Alleges Neighbor Burning and Cutting Illegally

            A paper road, public lands, easement confusion, and Japanese knotweed were front and center as Rachel Richardson, 22 Park Street, reported that her neighbor, Christine Szuszkiewicz, owner of 0 Railroad Avenue, has performed unpermitted activities on her property, public lands, and an easement.              Richardson said that Szuszkiewicz had claimed an easement over her property to […] Read more »

MATTREC’s Seahorse Explorer

MATTREC’s Seahorse Explorer program is doing “Seahorse Gives Back” week. This week explorers will learn all about the people who spend their lives making the world a better place. Campers will visit the Mattapoisett Fire & Police Department and run a fundraiser on Friday, July 26. Please visit the Seahorse Lemonade Stand at the Town Beach […] Read more »

Young People’s Concert

The Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a Young People’s Concert on Friday, July 26. The concert will include an opportunity for children in the audience to play rhythm instruments with the band and “guest conduct” the band. The program is as follows: Children’s March – E. F. Goldman Looney Tunes Overture […] Read more »