Foster Care

To the Editor;             According to the Department of Children and Families annual report, the department provided transition services to 2,742 young adults in the foster care system in fiscal year 2019. Providing youth exiting the foster care system with proper transition services is imperial to a path for continued success. Per the Fostering Connections […] Read more »

George F. Zine, Jr.

George F. Zine, Jr., 71 of Wareham, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston due to complications from diabetes. He was the husband of Diane M. (Valois) Zine.             Born in Wareham, he was the son of Ruby Zine of Wareham, and the late George F. Zine, Sr.  George […] Read more »

Hilda Fernandes (Lage) Laliberte

Hilda Fernandes (Lage) Laliberte, 88 years beautiful, passed away on Friday, February 19, at her home. She was the wife of the late Edmond Laliberte and daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Gonsalves) Lage. She was born in New Bedford on February 16, 1933 and was a resident of Acushnet for 60 years. Hilda […] Read more »

Gloria Jean (Lunt) Precopio

Gloria Jean (Lunt) Precopio, 74, of Mattapoisett, MA, passed on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Ralph M. Precopio Sr.             Gloria was born in Yarmouth, ME, spent her childhood growing up on Frenchboro Island, ME, then lived […] Read more »

Budget Season Aims at Town Meeting

            There is no doubt it is budget season. Just a glance at posted public meetings and one quickly finds Mattapoisett’s Capital Planning and Finance Committees pushing towards the goal of assisting in the development of the FY22 budget that will ultimately be presented at Town Meeting.             But long before the committees began their […] Read more »

Pre-dawn Fire Levels Garage, Totals Truck

Dr. John Howard, a member of the Marion Board of Health, was awoken on February 18 by the news that his garage at 62 Water Street in Marion was on fire. No one was injured but for a minor injury to a responding firefighter who was later treated at Tobey Hospital in Wareham and released. […] Read more »

Saint Gabriel’s Announces New Rector

Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is pleased to welcome Fr. Eric Fialho as its new rector. Fr. Eric comes to Saint Gabriel’s with experience preaching and teaching the Bible and theology. He described his theological leanings as “old school Anglican” with the recognition that the modern church must be relevant and revelatory to all.             “I […] Read more »

Lagoon Project Gets Financial Boost

            Good financial news during very trying economic times is precious, but it was a good news kind of day on February 23 for the Marion Board of Selectmen as Town Administrator Jay McGrail was pleased to announce Marion has received $250,000 from the state for the lagoon cleanup project via the Environmental Bond Bill. […] Read more »

Man Arraigned in Rochester Hit and Run

Darren C. Moran, 27, the suspect in a February 20 single-car crash near 144 North Avenue in Rochester that critically injured a pedestrian, was arraigned on Monday afternoon at Wareham District Court and was being held in custody pending $10,000 bail.             Charges include leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in injury […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Annual Town Election

The Annual Town Election in Mattapoisett is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18. Nomination papers are available by appointment only. Interested parties should call 508-758-4100 x2 or email with any questions or to make an appointment to obtain papers. For a list of offices on the ballot, please check the Town website at under […] Read more »