Seawall to See Repairs

            Marion Trust #1, Michael Craffey, is allowed to repair an existing seawall and remove invasive phragmites at 522 Point Road after the Marion Conservation Commission issued an Order of Conditions during its November 16 public meeting.             “I appreciated all the description that Dave (Davignon) gave us, the methodology. Having seen the plans, I […] Read more »

Mattapoisett K of C Christmas Tree Lighting

The Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus will host a free family-friendly night of caroling and s’mores leading up to the lighting of our Christmas tree on Friday December 9. Please join us at 6:30 pm for live music and Santa arriving at 7:00 pm by the shrine to ring in the season with family and friends. […] Read more »

2022-2023 Blue Book

The 2022-2023 Blue Book has been mailed. We would like to thank all of this edition’s advertisers. If you did not receive one they are available at three locations: Eastern Bank, 340 Front St., Marion; The Wanderer, 55 County Rd., Mattapoisett and Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. If you have received a copy […] Read more »

Dorothy “Dorothea” E. Brown (Keene)

Dorothy “Dorothea” E. Brown (Keene), 92, of Mattapoisett, MA passed away on November 13, 2022. She died from natural causes at St. Luke’s hospital unexpectedly with her family present.             Dorothy was born on August 25, 1930 in Taunton, MA. She was the daughter of the late John W. Keene and the late Esther (Lynch) […] Read more »

Parking-Lot Bank Kiosk Conditioned

            December 13 will be the decision date for several projects the Rochester Planning Board reviewed during a busy meeting on November 16.             First, however, the board endorsed the Approval Not Required application for minor changes to 31 Clapp Road, which is owned by Conservation Commission member William Clapp.             Clapp wishes to revise […] Read more »

The Friends of the Mattapoisett COA Holiday Luncheon

The Friends of the Mattapoisett COA will be holding their Holiday Luncheon on December 8.  The Luncheon will begin at Noon and will be held at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus Hall on Rte 6.  Festive music will be provided by Rick and John. The menu includes French Meat Pie, Mashed Potatoes & gravy, vegetable, […] Read more »

Board’s Parameters Questioned by Members

Plans for a Village-Style Smart Growth District in Marion were discussed by the Marion Planning Board during its public meeting on Monday night at the Police Station.             While the primary purposes of the plan drafted by the Bylaw Codification Committee (a subcommittee of the Planning Board) include furthering the goals and policies of the […] Read more »

Participate in the MAC’s first Exhibition of 2023

            The Marion Art Center (the MAC) is calling for entries for its first gallery show of the 2023 season, the Winter Members’ Show. The show runs January 6 – February 10, 2023, with an opening reception scheduled on Saturday, January 14 from 3:00-5:00 pm. All MAC members are invited to enter up to two […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The next meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7.  We meet at the American Legion Eastman Post on Depot Street.  Doors open at 5 pm for social time followed by dinner at 6 pm.  Our speaker program begins at 6:45.  We will be preparing for a filling and delicious meal. New […] Read more »

Kaitlyn C. Dextraze

Kaitlyn C. Dextraze, 30 of Acushnet, passed away after a lengthy illness, Thursday, November 24, 2022 in RI Hospital. She was the loving daughter of David J. and Joan P. (O’Brien) Dextraze.             Born in New Bedford, Katie was a resident of Acushnet. She was a graduate of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, […] Read more »