Mattapoisett Road Race College Stipends

July 4 will be here before we know it and so will the 51st running of the Mattapoisett Road Race. This year there will be some exciting changes. Begun in 1971 by Bob and Doris Gardner, 15 runners raced from Point Connett to Shipyard Park. Over the years, the route has changed a few times, […] Read more »

HFOT Volunteer Day

On Saturday, April 29, the national nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) invites the community to a Volunteer Day event to help landscape Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rebecca Mann’s future specially adapted custom home. The new home for Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mann, who was severely injured in Afghanistan, has more than 40 adaptations […] Read more »

Reading Frederick Douglass Together

The Marion Art Center is partnering with the Marion Community Center and Tri-Town Against Racism to present a public reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? The event will take place on Saturday, July 1 at 1:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center located at […] Read more »

Eversource Seeks Support for Carbon-Neutral Goal

By 2030, the utility company Eversource wants all of its operations to be carbon neutral.             Through one program, they are asking neighboring communities – Fairhaven, Acushnet, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester – to be a part of the first steps toward that movement.             Ryan Earle and Maija Benjamins, representatives from Eversource, met with Marion […] Read more »

George B. Dornblaser, Jr.

George B. Dornblaser, Jr. 83, of Rochester, formerly of Marion, passed away on April 19, 2023, in Hathaway Manor, New Bedford.  He was the husband of the late Mimi (Hellier) Dornblaser and the son of the late George B. and Grace (Altmiller) Dornblaser.              He was born in Hazelton, PA and was a long-time resident […] Read more »

John B. Hayes, Jr

After fighting a long battle with many illnesses, this mild-mannered, loving man, John B. Hayes, Jr, at age 74, succumbed to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on April 17, 2023, at 5:00 pm while surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late John and Muriel Hayes and predeceased by his sister Mary […] Read more »

AHT Strategizing to Sustain Momentum

            As the Affordable Housing Trust discussed the proposed elimination of the Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw during its April 11 public meeting, member Norm Hills explained that many proposed changes in town bylaws intended to go on the warrant for the May 8 Annual Town Meeting never got past the Planning Board.             “We removed them […] Read more »

Arts in Action

Sippican Elementary School’s Art teacher and Music teachers have been very busy with their students in Kindergarten through Grade 6.             “I have 387 students and we are displaying more than 1200 pieces of art.” – Ms. Katie Pike             On Thursday evening, Sippican’s Multipurpose Room was transformed into an art gallery featuring an interactive […] Read more »

Art for Your Mind at the Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center announces two more Art for Your Mind lectures by art historian Jill Sanford. Art for Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants. Presentations are for people of all backgrounds – artists and non-artists alike. Tickets for each presentation are just $5 […] Read more »

Rose Marie Tomczewski

Rose Marie Tomczewski, 66, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, April 21, 2023 at home following a brief but courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was the wife of Wayne M. Tomczewski with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.             Born in Woonsocket, RI, she had resided most of her life in New Bedford. […] Read more »