Marion Septic Plan

To the Editor;             Marion septic system owners and developers planning new projects are in for a shock when they see the cost of new septic regulations adopted by the Marion’s Board of Health. The nub of this Board of Health regulation is to control nitrogen emissions from septic systems. This regulation applies to new […] Read more »

Bertha Mae (Costa) Folger

Bertha Mae (Costa) Folger, 81, a person with a beautiful soul inside and out, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at The Oaks Rehab in New Bedford. She was the former wife of the late Joseph G. Folger.             Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Antone F. and Thelma (Ellis) Costa, she grew […] Read more »

Lorenco Discusses COVID-19’s Financial Impact

            With Mattapoisett now placed in the red category of communities that are considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission, Town Administrator Mike Lorenco spoke to the need for everyone to stay the course. “This has to be taken seriously,” he said at the October 27 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen.             Lorenco said […] Read more »

Sippican School Hits the Big Screen

            A critical aspect of making the hybrid learning model work is achieved when the students start drawing connections between what they learn in the classroom with what they learn at home.             With that in mind, the Marion Scholarship and Education Committee continued a busy fall season by raising funds that any day now […] Read more »

Plumb Library in Rochester Reopening

The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester is open to the public by appointment only. The library will be available for browsing and computer use only. Appointments are for 30 minutes each, and a maximum of 10 people can be in the library building at one time. Facemasks are required in the library.  Curbside […] Read more »

Red Status Heightens Caution in Mattapoisett, Rochester

            Nearly a year since the first warning that COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, was advancing across the globe, two of the three towns that make up the Tri-Town area have slipped into the ‘red’ zone, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. With state and federal agency modeling […] Read more »

More Fall Classes at the MAC

The Marion Art Center has added a second fall session of “Art in the Afternoon” for ages 7-10. The Children’s Art Lab class runs Fridays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the MAC studio. Fall Session 2 (4 classes) will run November 6, 13, 20, and December 4. Cost is $80 for MAC members, $95 […] Read more »

SLT Self-Guided Halloween Walk

Come visit Sippican Lands Trust’s Brainard Marsh property for a self-guided Halloween Walk during Halloween Weekend from Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. See spooky decorations along the trail and read along to our Halloween StoryWalk titled “The Ghost-Eye Tree” written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault and illustrated by Ted Rand. There […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             I would like to thank the Police Department for their expeditious and very professional manner in transporting my wife to the hospital on two recent occasions. Not only were they medically knowledgeable, they had a very calming effect on my wife. We are fortunate to have such a team that we […] Read more »

Good Neighbor Gets His Boat-Storage Building Permit

            Dan Crete told an abutter to his recently purchased property at 288 Wareham Street that he filled a dumpster with discarded air-conditioners and television sets that had populated land where he wants to build two, temporary boat-storage shelters as soon as possible.             The willingness to spend a substantial amount of money and time to remove […] Read more »