Jane F. (Goudreau) Curry

Jane F. (Goudreau) Curry, 88, of New Bedford, formerly of Marion, died November 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Clyde Curry and the daughter of the late Frederick and Mildred (Flanagan) Goudreau.             She was born in Pawtucket, RI and lived in Dover, NH and Marion […] Read more »

Accessory Not a Living Space

            In voting applicant David Croll a Negative Determination of Applicability for the request he filed for a proposed driveway at 10 Lewis Street, the Marion Conservation Commission engaged in a discussion to more reliably interpret what constitutes an accessory.             “I don’t look at an addition to a house as an accessory addition. I […] Read more »

SLT Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk

The Sippican Lands Trust invites your pooch(es) and you for our annual Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk on Sunday, November 28 at 1pm at our White Eagle property (part of Aucoot Woods) in Marion.             All dogs and owners are welcome. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times. Registration is required for […] Read more »

ORRJH Students of the Month

Silas D. Coellner, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for October, 2021: Green Team: Ashley Shaw-Nelson & Owen Callahan Orange Team: Cadel Bosma & Maddison Dos Santos Blue Team: Jacob Gear & Addison Roy Red Team: Natalie Medeiros & Gabriel Coughlin Exploratory Team: Gianna Flynn & […] Read more »

EMC Prepares Push to Influence Major Projects

            An October 3 letter composed by Marion Energy Management Committee member Jennifer Francis that is meant for the Select Board was updated in a group-editing session toward the end of the EMC’s November 22 Zoom meeting.             The letter proposes policies and measures that would necessarily steer the town away from the consumption of […] Read more »

ORR Volleyball Takes First-Ever State Title

The Old Rochester Regional High School girls volleyball team closed out an incredible season on Saturday, winning the MIAA Division 3 state championship for the first time in the program’s history.        The D3 final took place on November 20 at Bridgewater-Raynham with the No. 4 ranked Bulldogs facing off against No. 2 seed Dennis-Yarmouth […] Read more »

Astonishing Return of Wild Turkeys

Flocks of wild turkeys are being seen everywhere along the south shore in abundant numbers, even in suburban back yards after having been completely depleted from all of Massachusetts for hundreds of years.             In 1969 they were brought back and very successfully transplanted from Pennsylvania and nearby other states where they had also been […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            As Thanksgiving approaches, it does seem that talk about food increases daily, so I thought it might be a good time to see what the early residents of Rochester were eating. Near the beginning of his memoirs, Abraham Holmes, born in 1754, describes life in Rochester when he was “a lad”. At this time […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library December Events

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has a full slate of programs before the holidays this December. Check out some of the fantastic events we have for children, teens, and adults!             On Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm, our Local Author Spotlight features Derek DeCosta, author of The Moonlight King, an autobiographical account of DeCosta’s […] Read more »

Local League of Women Voters Reorganizes

At a recent meeting held in Marion, the local League of Women Voters announced that its new name, League of Women Voters – South Coast, has been approved by the state-level LWV Massachusetts. This new name reflects the intention of the organization, formerly of the Tri-Town only, to expand to include area communities from Wareham […] Read more »