The Hum

            Chase sat up in bed. It was going to be another sleepless night. He shook his head back and forth and lightly rapped it. Something had to stop the humming, but what? No sense in telling his parents; they couldn’t hear it. He knew he wasn’t the only one who could. A few of the […] Read more »

Holiday Fair at FCCR

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! The Guild at First Congregational Church of Rochester will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 2from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Church on 11 Constitution Way in Rochester. In addition to numerous tables with handmade items, baked goods, jewelry, plants, […] Read more »

Marion Cub Scouts Soap Box Derby

All are welcome to Marion Cub Scouts’ Soap Box Derby. This year, all tri town Cub Scouts are joining togetherNovember 2from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (rain date is Sunday, November 3) for this amazing STEM project where Cub Scouts combine racing homemade cars and philanthropy! As scouts from the tri town race down Holmes […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Town Meeting

To the Editor:             I am writing to urge the residents of Mattapoisett vote NO at the special town meeting November 4th on the proposed marijuana zoning bylaw amendments.             Although the Planning Board voted 3-1 to approve the amendment at the open hearing on October 7th, the one absent member had voted in opposition at the […] Read more »

ORRJH Students of the Month

Silas D. Coellner, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for September 2019: Green Team: Lindsey Bacchiocchiand Cameron Manchester Orange Team: Emilia Perrieraand Braden Yeomans Blue Team: Mallory Heneseyand Dillon Furtado Red Team: Hayden Belangerand Benjamin Bourgeois Special Areas: Abigail Durrand Benjamin Ponte Read more »

Selectmen Appoint New Registrar of Voters

The Marion Board of Selectmen on October 28 appointed Ami Milano as a registrar of voters during a special morning meeting to fill the position left vacant for some time now.             Since at least 2015 when Assistant Town Clerk Lissa Magauran was appointed as a registrar, only two of three registrar positions were filled.             Richard […] Read more »

SLT Campfire Stories

Sippican Lands Trust will host an evening of “Campfire Stories” on Friday, November 1starting at 5:30 pm at an old chimney site near Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle parcel (part of Aucoot Woods) courtesy of the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission. Invited guests will share a spooky story or two as guests gather around a small […] Read more »

MCAS Scores Prompt Sippican To Reassess

            On October 16, the Marion School Committee reviewed the 2019 MCAS scores for Sippican School.             This is the second year into the next generation MCAS. How schools score on the MCAS is no longer evaluated solely on performance, but on accountability and progress as well.             The Department of Education’s report takes into consideration achievement, growth, […] Read more »

Thomas F. Holden

Thomas F. Holden, 86 of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2019 after a long illness at home.             He was the husband of Aina R. (Palm) Holden.             Born and raised in Melrose, son of the late Thomas F. and Mary V. (Cargill) Holden, he lived in Mattapoisett since 1979.             He was formerly employed by UniFirst for 40 […] Read more »

AARP Survey Form Mailed to Marion Residents

Through an application by the Marion Council on Aging and the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging, the Town was recently awarded the designation as an Age-Friendly Community in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the World Health Organization Global Network of Communities. As a member of this network, the Town […] Read more »