Bulldogs Work through Intensified Schedule

            Every high school is dealing with adversity as it navigates the winter season through the COVID-19 pandemic so, as usual, Old Rochester boys basketball head coach Steve Carvalho is not interested in excuses when it comes to the Bulldogs’ recent scheduling flux.             After the first game of the season was postponed, Old Rochester […] Read more »

Steen’s 40R Development Finally Approved

            After a lengthy review process that began over a year ago, the Cranberry Highway 40R Development received unanimous approval from the Rochester Planning Board in their meeting held on January 26.             The project’s applicant, Ken Steen, explained that the language in the most recent decision is agreeable to both the development’s needs and […] Read more »

Martignetti Moving Closer to Approval

            Carmine and Beth Martignetti’s twice-continued public hearing for shoreline improvements at 71 Moorings Road gained traction at the January 13 meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission.             The Notice of Intent, which included removing a vertical stone/concrete wall, expanding on an existing coastal beach into an upland area, and reconstructing a stone jetty, was […] Read more »

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Marion Natural History Museum will be hosting a presentation on the “Great Backyard Bird Count,” presented by Justin Barrett of Manomet, Inc. via Zoom on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.             The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy annual citizen science event that engages birdwatchers of […] Read more »

Attention Mattapoisett Harbor Customers

Harbor permit and waitlist renewal notifications were sent out at the end of November. Harbor customers who provided an email address would have received their invoices via email. All other notices were sent through regular mail. The due date for all harbor payments is February 1. Although access to Town Hall is limited at this […] Read more »

Frances (Kogut) Ryan

Frances (Kogut) Ryan, 79, of South Dartmouth passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021.             Born in New Bedford, Frances was the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Kruszewski) Kogut. She graduated from New Bedford High School, and from the University of Connecticut.             In 1965, Frances married the love of her life, […] Read more »

The People’s House – The White House

            In February 1962, Charles Collingswood, a CBS news correspondent, got the tour of a lifetime from a woman whose efforts to preserve and improve “the people’s house” would set the standard of the conservatorship of historic government buildings.             Bringing to life the work of one of America’s most beloved first ladies, Jackie Kennedy, […] Read more »

Pinebrook Lane Gets Addition with Stipulations

On January 21, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals heard an application for a Special Permit filed by Rene and Sheila Macie for property located at 3 Pinebrook Lane within a small subdivision. The applicants sought permission to construct a third garage bay to an existing attached garage where the pavement had already been placed. […] Read more »

Town Diversifying Engineering Work

            Marion Town Administrator Jay McGrail and Department of Public Works Director Dave Willett updated the Marion Finance Committee on January 20 with the latest on the wastewater treatment plant lagoon lining project.             According to town representatives, engineering firm CDM Smith originally estimated that 350 dry tons of sludge needed to be removed, but […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

High Point University announces Gwendolyn Miedema of Marion qualified for the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester by maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher.             Hadley Walsh of Mattapoisett was named to the College of Charleston Fall 2020 Dean’s List. Walsh is majoring in Political Science. To quality for Dean’s List (Distinguished), students must […] Read more »