Robert D. Sylvia, Jr.

Robert D. Sylvia, Jr., age 52, of Mattapoisett, MA died of COVID on December 4, 2021 in Tucson, AZ. He attended Mattapoisett schools and graduated from Old Rochester Regional in 1987. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University in 1991. Bob worked as Director of Operations at Papa John’s for the […] Read more »

EMC Says Time Is Now

The Marion Energy Management Committee would like a response from the Select Board as to the former’s request to redefine the committee’s scope to include the effects of climate change as they relate to short and long-range issues facing the town.             While that implies a name change, the preoccupation of the membership during Monday’s […] Read more »

Earth Day Inspires Community Cleaning Crew

            Large trash bags were littering the side of the roads in Rochester this past weekend, and that’s a good thing.             On April 24, the Rochester Women’s Club’s annual Spring Cleanup event in honor of Earth Day (which this year was on April 23) sent out around 50 volunteers of all ages, including whole […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Drop-in Postcard Craft the last week of April. Create your own postcard in the style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Find blank postcards, markers, paint, crayons and more tools to create your own postcard.             Pop-up event: Art Studio Outdoors at the Library on Saturday April 30, 10:30-2:30 A drop-in event for all ages. Use paint, markers, […] Read more »

Earth Day Trash Bash. Marion Town Cleanup

Streets will be cleaned and closets cleared as the Marion Cub Scouts Pack 32 and Marion Boy Scouts Troop 32 join forces with GiftstoGive and Marion Department of Public Works for a spring cleaning. Please join us when we rally at Washburn Park on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. (Rain date is May […] Read more »

Marion Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are now available at the Marion Town Clerk’s office for the upcoming Town Election to be held on Friday, May 13. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:             -will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or             -have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the […] Read more »

Cannon Expects Pushback on Designation

            The Rochester Select Board was joined by the Finance Committee for Monday’s public meeting to vote recommendations on the warrant articles for the May 23 Town Meeting, but their activities were overshadowed by a cloud of concern after Town Planner Nancy Durfee presented on the state’s new designation of Rochester as an “adjacent town” […] Read more »

Church Rummage Sale

Church of The Good Shepherd, 74 High Street, Wareham is having its annual spring rummage sale on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Items include clothing, coats, shoes, books, puzzles, games, toys, small furnishings domestic and white elephant items. All proceeds to benefit the many outreach programs for the community and beyond. Read more »

New Mural at the MNHM

The recently completed mural located on the Marion Natural History Museum’s second floor mezzanine celebrates one of the oldest organizations in our area and one of the first few natural history museums in the United States.             The sweeping mural greets visitors as they head up the staircases toward the second-floor foyer and Museum entrance. […] Read more »

Lost Dog

Dear Neighbors,             We lost our little dog, Matty, in the Mattapoisett Land Trust off of Prospect Road. Although we were greatly saddened not to find him, the support of our neighbors, many of whom we have not met, lifted our spirits. We want to extend our appreciation to everyone who took the time to […] Read more »