Annual Marion Veterans Day Ceremony

The Annual Marion Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the Sippican School Multipurpose Room on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 am. Please enter the building though the Bus Loop on Park Street. The Sippican School Band led by Mrs. Hannah Moore will perform selections of patriotic music.             Our guest speaker this year is CDR Jesse McFadden. […] Read more »

W. Anthony Allison

W. Anthony Allison, MD (aka Billy, Tony), age 93 of Marion formerly of Hawaii, Philadelphia and North Carolina passed away in his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was the husband of Dale (Muther) Allison with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.             Born in Durham, NC, a son of the late […] Read more »

Francesco W. Cervelli

Francesco W. Cervelli, 84, of Rochester died Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Tobey Hospital, after being stricken ill earlier in the day while delivering cranberries. He was the husband of Christine A. (Tanner) Cervelli and the son of the late John and Alice (Sinnot) Cervelli.             He was born in Marshfield and lived in Rochester most […] Read more »

Rochester Contests Legality of Mattapoisett’s Home Rule Petition

            October 21 was the night of the fall special town meetings for Marion and Mattapoisett, but that evening during the regular meeting of the Rochester Board of Selectmen, Rochester Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar called out an article on Mattapoisett’s warrant – a Home Rule Petition aimed at splitting the cost of a school resource officer […] Read more »

ZBA Denies Special Permit

            On October 17, the Special Permit application filed by Robert Kirkland, 53 Main Street, appeared to be a rather routine application for a Special Permit to build a single stall garage; however, the public hearing resulted in the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals denying the request.             Kirkland’s contractor, David Cabeceiras, explained that it was not […] Read more »

Community Cannabis Education Panel

The Elizabeth Taber Library is bringing together a panel of experts from our community to offer their answers and insight on marijuana on November 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall. The panel will include representatives from Bask Medical Dispensary, Medwell Health and Wellness, and Lieutenant Nighelli from the Marion Police Department.  Library Director […] Read more »

Drop n Shop

Need some time alone to get some shopping and errands done? Want to have date night with your significant other without the kids? Marion Recreation will host “Drop and Shop” days! Led by trained First Aid/CPR Summer Program Counselors, these three-hour drop-in events will include games, crafts, movies, along with pizza and drinks. Drop-in events […] Read more »

The Gravitational Pull of The Moon

            There is one thought that sustains the winter-weary soul through darkness and cold – that summer will come again. But like a small child waiting from Christmas Day or birthday gifts, the wait can feel very long. Some of those gray cold days are eternities.             But summer did come, and with it, my desire to […] Read more »

FinCom Looks Ahead to Budget Season

            Town Administrator Jay McGrail on October 16 gave the Marion Finance Committee some hope for a smooth and sensible start to the fiscal year 2020 budget season.             The greatest concern for the Finance Committee has always been the timeliness of the school budgets, specifically the Old Rochester Regional school budget since, as FinCom Chairman Peter […] Read more »

The Care You Are Giving

            It slowly sneaks up on you. Or maybe it doesn’t! The “how” of someone needing assistance could be many reasons; the fact is… you’re a Caregiver.             The care you are giving is good, be it for your spouse, parent, other relative or even a friend or neighbor. Inasmuch as you are providing help, sometimes Caregivers […] Read more »