Academic Achievements

Kylie Miller Patrick of Marion and Sean Michael Sanford of Mattapoisett were among the approximately 320 students who received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst this September 2019. Read more »

ZBA Still Accepting Taber Lights Public Input

            Marion residents will have additional time to submit comments on Tabor Academy’s request to add lights to a playing field, Marion Zoning Board of Appeals members ruled on December 12.             Administrators at Tabor have been trying to add light poles to the playing field, located along Spring Street, for several years. The current application seeks […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging held their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus Hall. Many thanks, from those who attended, to MAC’s for the meat pie luncheon that was served. The guests raved about the food. Members of the Mattapoisett Fire Department gave a talk and slideshow on fire […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Auditions at the Marion Art Center – The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the March production of Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, directed by Stephanie LeBlanc. Auditions will be held Sunday, January 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, January 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, located […] Read more »

Tale of a Chipmunk for Christmas

            The eastern chipmunk, or Tamias striatus, is classified as a striped ground squirrel that gladly shares its habitat with human beings. It comes out daily from a tunnel to an earthly burrow to show its friendly face about mid-morning and then again mid-afternoon.              Its appearance seems to entertain us with a cute scurrilous scampering performance that […] Read more »

ConCom Reviews Island Home Proposal

            It’s a waiting game for several Marion residents, as members of the Marion Conservation Commission chose to continue their appointments until January of 2020.             Dale and Laura Briggs, 23 Dexter Road, filed a Notice of Intent with the commission to demolish an existing ground-level cottage and replace it with a one-story, two-bedroom house. Engineer David […] Read more »

SRPEDD Seeks Consensus on Future of Route 6

            In this next phase of its regional Route 6 study, the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is looking for a consensus among local Route 6 travelers on what changes, if any, they envision for the South Coast corridor. But still, after an online survey that allowed locals to express their major concerns, […] Read more »

‘Joint’ Finalizes Superintendent Search Criteria

            Members of the ‘Joint’ school committees met on December 12 to finalize the criteria and qualifications for the school districts’ next superintendent by reviewing the results of an online survey with Jim Hardy, field director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC).             Hardy delved into the results of an online survey that yielded 450 […] Read more »

Grant Will Conserve 109 Acres of Rochester

            The Rochester Board of Selectmen on December 16 voted to accept a LAND (Land Acquisitions for Natural Diversity) grant for $345,769 for the purchase of a conservation restriction on 109 acres of wetlands and open space.             The 109 acres is located in the northeastern part of town off Walnut Plain Road and Old Middleboro Road […] Read more »

Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Lions Club, a member of Lions International the world’s largest service club organization consisting of 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members worldwide, is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) $ 2,500 scholarships to be awarded this year to a graduating high school senior or homeschooled student residing in  Mattapoisett, Marion […] Read more »