Fourth EEE Infection Results in First Human Death

            The state is on heightened awareness of the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis after a fourth person, a female from Fairhaven, fell ill with the mosquito-borne virus and succumbed to EEE on August 25.             Family members publically identified the woman as Laurie Sylvia, age 59, of Fairhaven. Sylvia is the first human EEE fatality in […] Read more »

Sue van Wiggeren

Sue van Wiggeren, 92, of Fairhaven, wife of the late Richard H. van Wiggeren, passed away on Saturday August 10, 2019, while at Care One at New Bedford with her loving family by her side. Affectionately known as “Suzie Wong”, she embraced and loved life, and was courageous and determined.             Born in Fall River, she […] Read more »

What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library

On Thursday, September 12at 6:00 pm The Elizabeth Taber Library presents Hugo Award winning author and futurist Elizabeth Bear at the Marion Arts Center. Elizabeth Bear, author of the Lotus Kingdom Trilogy and Ancestral Night, will talk about her recent work, writing process, and her experiences as a sci-fi and fantasy author. Copies of her latest […] Read more »

A Boston Pops Season Finale

On Friday, August 30, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2019 season, indoors at the Sippican School, with a concert in the style of the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes pieces by former Pops arranger Leroy Anderson and former Pops conductor John Williams, is as follows: Montmartre March – H. Wood Festive Overture […] Read more »

A Universe of Stories

To the Editor:             The Elizabeth Taber Library wrapped up this summer’s program for children, “A Universe of Stories”, with an Ice Cream Sundae Social.             Over the course of six weeks, many children ages two to twelve enjoyed story times, reading games, a magic show, as well as activities such as: building and blasting off water […] Read more »

FUNdraising Saturday in the Tri-Town

            The Mattapoisett Fire Station became the hot spot for local fundraising this past Saturday, August 24, for two events, both sparked by scouts with a desire to give back and fueled by the energy of the adolescent years.             Those who drove by the station could see scouts flanked along the sidewalks with signs proudly announcing […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Celebration of Land Acquisition – The MAC will be celebrating its recent land acquisition with coffee and mimosas on Saturday, September 7from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Marion Art Center. All donors, members, and neighbors are invited to attend. Thanks to generous donor support, the Marion Art Center has added green space to its […] Read more »

ORR, Old Colony Sports Mitigate EEE Exposure

            After getting the chance to recharge over the summer, student-athletes are back to finding the balance between schoolwork and sports.             While the players get back into the swing of things, the schools’ athletic department staff is also getting reacclimatized. Except this start of the 2019-20 academic school year in particular presents a different set of […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

For 135 years, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Mattapoisett has held summer only services for parishioners.             Each Sunday through Labor Day, visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond conduct services, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.             On Sunday, September 1, the Rev. Jeffrey Paull Cave, Honorary Assistant, Church of Our […] Read more »

Study Steers Marion Toward Equitable Employee Policy

            Marion is moving toward a more comprehensive and fair classification and comprehension plan for union and non-union employees.             During the August 27 meeting of the Marion Board of Selectmen, David Colton from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston presented the findings of a comprehensive study and […] Read more »