Conservation Agent Hire Takes Turn

            The formality of the hire of Brian Vasa as Rochester’s new environmental planner and conservation agent took a twist during Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting when the selectmen voted to sign an employment agreement approving the hire of Marilee Kelly.             The two were identified as finalists and interviewed for the job during […] Read more »

Five People Rescued after Boat Capsizes

            A boat carrying five adults capsized on June 19 near Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse in Mattapoisett Harbor, but all five were rescued. The 21-foot, center-console vessel was not equipped with life jackets, and Mattapoisett Assistant Harbormaster P.J. Beaudoin also dealt with a language barrier while spearheading the rescue.             “They needed to get out of […] Read more »

First Annual Color Run Fundraiser

The ORR class of 2023 announced that it will hold its first annual color run fundraiser on Sunday, June 27, at 10:00 am at Washburn Park in Marion. Entry to the race, which is 3k in length, is free for those under 5, $10 for those ages 5-10, and $15 for anyone over age 10. […] Read more »

ORR Class of 2021

The Old Rochester Regional High School is proud to announce that 186 seniors graduated on June 5, 2021. The hard work and determination of these young scholars will not stop there as they earned themselves 587 college acceptances to 169 universities and colleges across the country. In this graduating class, 78 percent of the students […] Read more »

Joe Beauregard

Joe Beauregard of Marion passed away peacefully at home on June 18, 2021, after a long illness.             Joe was born in Boston and raised in Foxboro. He was the son of the late Joseph Beauregard and Edna (Carey).             Joe was a long-time, valued employee of FMGlobal, from which he was retired for many […] Read more »

Public Input Requested

            Public input on a draft report detailing the results of a months-long study on the coastal resiliency of parts of Mattapoisett Neck Road has been requested.             Members of the consulting group Fuss and O’Neil, along with scientists and engineers from the Woods Hole Group, held a public meeting on June 10 to give […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Sippican Historical Society partners with the Marion Garden Group             The Sippican Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Marion Garden Group for its Secret Gardens of Marion on June 25.             Our current exhibit at the Museum (141 Front Street) is “The Art of Helen Hiller Hills.” Helen’s oil paintings, pastels, pen and […] Read more »

Jacqueline Marie Stoddard Foster

Jacqueline Marie Stoddard Foster, 64 of Fairhaven, MA, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2021.             Jacqueline, mother to 7 children, was a freelance writer and an accomplished author, publishing three novels. Jacque was passionate about her country and was by every definition of the word a true patriot. Jacque loved the ocean, crafting, writing […] Read more »

Idealized Spaces – Willoughby Elliott Retrospective

            “I’m inspired by the complex and varied atmospheric effects that occur when a moisture-laden sky is affected by light. The coastal environment can seem at times primordial because of how the basic elements of land, sea, sky, and light interact with one another.” That was Willoughby Elliott’s statement leading up to an exhibit of […] Read more »

Summer Acting and Puppetry Workshop at Mattapoisett Library

Mattapoisett Public Library invites you to an Acting and Puppetry Workshop for people 10 years and older. The project will take place during one-hour-long sessions on six consecutive Tuesdays in July and August, partially online (Zoom), partially live (at the library).             Participants will receive the activity kit with basic materials, the short description of […] Read more »