Reading Frederick Douglass Together

On Saturday, July 3, at 10:00 am, the Marion Art Center will present Reading Frederick Douglass Together, a public reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” in Bicentennial Park, located at 1 Spring Street in Marion. Bicentennial Park is located directly across the street from the MAC, […] Read more »

New Police Sergeant a Marion First

            The Town of Marion promoted a woman to the office of police sergeant for the first time, the Select Board voting to approve Alisha Crosby to a one-year probationary period effective June 27 as the town’s first-ever Marion Police sergeant during the board’s June 22 meeting at the Music Hall.             “I appreciate the […] Read more »

Sixth Graders Share Thoughts

            Elementary schools from all three Tri-Town districts held outdoor ceremonies under tents on their respective campuses to celebrate the promotion of and say goodbye to their sixth graders. Rochester Memorial School held its ceremony on June 18, and Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett and Sippican School in Marion held their ceremonies on Monday morning. […] Read more »

The Grange Fair is Back

Hurrah! Things have finally turned around with Covid and life is getting back to some kind of normal. We have the OK to hold our Agricultural Fair. It will be August 21. We are working very hard to get our fair book together and printed with the hope it is available mid-July. If you are […] Read more »

Summer Library Program at Plumb Library

The 2021 statewide Summer Library Program (SLP) theme is “Tails and Tales”! The Plumb SLP will follow this theme by offering seven weeks of animal-focused free “things to do” for children (ages 3-12), teens (13+) and adults. The Plumb SLP began June 21 and concludes August 9. Registration for the SLP is required. Please register […] Read more »

Scenic Roadway Proposal Needs Tweaks

            Ryan Correia, a developer who has come before the Mattapoisett Planning Board over the course of many months, once again met with the board to discuss matters related to driveways and scenic roadway bylaws. The June 21 meeting resulted in more questions on the part of the board members coupled with a to-do list […] Read more »

28th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

The Buzzards Bay Coalition will hold its 28th annual Buzzards Bay Swim, a 1.2-mile open-water swim across outer New Bedford Harbor. The swim is a signature outdoor event held by the Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting clean water in communities across the Buzzards Bay region. In the past 28 years, the Buzzards Bay […] Read more »

ORR Lacrosse Teams Carry Momentum into Tourney

            With only one loss between Old Rochester Regional’s boys (12-1) and girls (11-0) lacrosse teams, the two squads are making their push toward the state title in the South Sectional tournament.             Competing in the boys Division 2 circuit, the Bulldogs entered the tournament as the third seed thanks to their 10-1 regular season […] Read more »

Meet Mattapoisett’s Select Board Candidates

            The July 27 special election for the vacant Select Board seat will be a contested race to the conference table with two residents tossing their proverbial hats into the ring.             One candidate, Tyler Macallister, is a former Select Board member who served for eight years in that capacity before stepping down in 2019 […] Read more »

Rochester Master Plan

To the Editor;             The Town of Rochester has always done a fabulous job in maintaining the rural character of the community. The Planning Board and the Conservation Commission have worked tirelessly and diligently in balancing new growth with Rochester’s scenic, pastoral and historic nature. I commend and thank all the various board and committee […] Read more »