Brown Steps Down, Anticipates State Septic Regulations

The 2020 septic regulation spearheaded by Marion Board of Health chairperson Dot Brown that requires any new construction in town upgrade to include denitrification technology hit a snag during the board’s May 26 meeting when members Dr. Ed Hoffer and Vice Chairperson Dr. John Howard voted against Brown to grant an applicant a variance allowing […] Read more »

What the Gravestones Said

On June 15, the Rochester Historical Society hosted retired educator and founding member of the Friends of the Middleborough Cemeteries Jeff Stevens, who has become something of a local expert on the topic of early American gravestone iconography. His talk was aptly titled The Story of Stones.             Stevens started his talk at the very […] Read more »

Summer Activities at the MNHM

Coastal Explorations with the Marion Natural History Museum – During the Marion Natural History Museum’s Coastal Exploration summer program, we have fun exploring a variety of habitats in Marion. We take a close look at Barrier Beaches, Vernal Pools, Salt Marshes and tide pools. We learn about the types of Terns on Bird Island, the […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Anne Le Gassick of Mattapoisett, Class of 2024 and Danielle Nutter of Mattapoisett, Class of 2024 were named to the College of the Holy Cross’ Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring semester of the 2021-22 academic year.             Chase Guard of Marion has been named to the Plymouth State University President’s List […] Read more »

Proposed Land Swap Continued

The June 16 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals found the members continuing a land-swap application filed as a request for a Variance but advertised as a Special Permit. But that minor kerfuffle was not the primary reason the application was continued until July 21.             Representing himself and his request for a […] Read more »

Museum Dives into Local Base

            The Mattapoisett Museum fits a lot about local history in its small, former-church space on Church Street. On June 15, the museum expanded that education with a detailed Zoom presentation on the early roots of American baseball.             Historian and “The Folklorist” television show host John Horrigan revealed that the Northeast and New England […] Read more »

Marion Garden Group News

Did you ever wonder who is responsible for planting and maintaining all of the cheerful window boxes and urns around Marion?  In addition to those boxes, new planters have popped up along busy intersections and transformed dusty corners into oases of beauty and color.  Volunteers of the Marion Garden Group are the ones dedicated to […] Read more »

St. Philip’s 138th Summer Season Begins

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, by the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, will begin its summer season with visiting clergy on June 26 through September 4. Services will be held at 8 and 10 am using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome!             Schedule: June 26: The Rev. Jay James, Retired Rector, St. Timothy’s […] Read more »

Janice Pavao

Janice Pavao, 80, of Rochester, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Alfonso Miguel Pavao.             Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Henry) and John Gregory. Mrs. Pavao worked as a seamstress for Design Mark in Wareham […] Read more »

ZBA Closing in on Heron Cove Approval

            Developer Ken Steen and his engineering representative Phil Cordeiro of Allen & Major Associates, Inc. made such a strong impression in their June 9 presentation of the Heron Cove residential project to the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals that the only thing holding back the board from a vote was member Dana Nilson’s suggestion […] Read more »