Sept. 10 Looms as Day of Zoom for ZBA

            During its August 13 remote access meeting, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals voted to reduce the letter of credit to $20,398.46 in accordance upon request by builder Ken Steen, whose Sippican Village work was confirmed as being nearly complete at Fieldstone Way.             Steen had put up the line of credit compared in the meeting […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Both the month of August and the year 2020 have significance for women across America. The fight for a woman’s right to vote ended in 1920 when women finally won suffrage. I’m sure it was a victory cheered by many women in Rochester. When you read through town history, there are many stories of strong […] Read more »

SLT Hosting Grab ‘n Go Oyster ‘n More Fest

Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) is hosting a “Grab ‘n Go Oyster ‘n More Fest” as its annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Center, 465 Mill Street, Marion.             Tickets are now available for purchase at with this year’s event featuring local oysters and shrimp from Snug Harbor […] Read more »

To the Editor;             I write to Thank You for the gift that is Marilou Newell’s writing.  Her articles about “The Mattapoisett Life” are always so beautifully written and so much fun to read!  Although I’m loathe to admit I, too, am of a ‘certain age’; her stories deeply resonate and take me back to a time that […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Reopens with Focus on Safety

            With the start of the school year upon us, the Tabor community is excited for an educational and healthy academic year. To mitigate the risks surrounding COVID-19, Tabor Academy in conjunction with our state and local government, has been hard at work strategizing and reorganizing our facilities to keep our community, and the community at […] Read more »

Despite Opposition, Eldredge Bogs Will Get Solar

            The Rochester Planning Board moved quickly in their meeting held on August 25 after the majority of public hearing applicants submitted requests to continue their proposal reviews until the next scheduled meeting.             The continuances included the hearings on the Cranberry Highway development, which still require work with the board’s review engineer before any progress can […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, will have 8:00 am services August 30 with the Rev. Marc Eames, Rector, The Church of the Advent, Medfield, MA.  Masks are required and all other safety precautions will be in place at the church. All are welcome. Read more »

Town of Marion Hires Lori Desmarais As Public Health Nurse

Town Administrator James McGrail, the Marion Board of Health, and Council on Aging Director Karen Gregory are pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Desmarais to the position of public health nurse as well as the relocation of the office of the public health nurse to the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center.             Desmarais has over […] Read more »

2021 Goals and Objectives Discussed

            On the heels of the 2020 spring Town Meeting, Mattapoisett’s Board of Selectmen now turn their attention to other pressing matters: setting goals and objectives for Town Administrator Mike Lorenco and making their work more transparent to the public they serve.             Each selectman, as well as Lorenco, came prepared to the August 25 meeting with […] Read more »

Theater En Plein Air and the Visual Arts

            What do you get when your stage play has to move to the great-out-of-doors, it rains, a cement mixer accents pre-performance run-throughs and you have to replace two actors with very short notice?! Oh, and let’s not forget the Zoom auditions.             You get the Marion Art Center’s production of “Good People,” the Tony Award-winning dark […] Read more »