Brewster Woods Touted As Model Development

            Marion Affordable Housing Trust member Susan Miller learned a lot during her participation in a recent South Coast Affordable Housing forum, as expressed during the June 13 public meeting of the AHT.             “This was an eye-opener,” said Miller, seeing that the City of New Bedford is a focal point of ARPA funding.             […] Read more »

CBD Shop Working out Details

            All the “meat and potatoes” have not changed on a site plan and special-permit application for a recreational marijuana establishment that would be located at 621 County Road, according to the applicant’s lawyer, Jonathan Silverstein.             The Rochester Planning Board on Tuesday night did not take any action, as project representative Phil Cordeiro of […] Read more »

Reading Frederick Douglass Together

 The Marion Art Center partners 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 be held on Saturday, July 1 at 1:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center located at […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

While the political divisions in our country in the 2020’s seem epic and “unprecedented” (maybe that should be the word of the year), a look at history tells us that this is nothing new. Leading up to the Revolutionary War, Rochester, like many New England towns were split between those who supported the King of […] Read more »

Susan Flynn Paladino

Susan Flynn Paladino passed away peacefully at her home in Mattapoisett on Sunday June 25, 2023. The daughter of Dorothy Thomas Flynn and George Thomas Flynn, Susan grew up in New Rochelle, NY.             She was a graduate of Trinity (College) University in Washington, DC and held Masters degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and […] Read more »

Variance Keeps Applicant in Own Yard

            Terrence and Laura Hartford can now step off their deck and onto their own property after the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals voted to grant them a variance immediately following a June 22 public hearing.             The Hartfords applied for a variance from Section 230-5.1 of the Marion Zoning Bylaws to allow the conveyance […] Read more »

Garden Tours and Flower Art

            June 23 and 24 found folks from around the southeast region flocking to Marion and/or Mattapoisett to tour private gardens that were all putting their best roots forward. On Friday, it was Marion’s Secret Gardens, and on Saturday, it was Mattapoisett’s June in Bloom garden tours.             The Marion Garden Group, established in the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum

The Mattapoisett Museum is celebrating Pride Month with a queer artistry exhibit presenting the work of Alia Cusolito of Rochester. The show is now open and there will be a reception with Cusolito on Saturday, July 8 from 4:00-6:00 pm at 5 Church St. in Mattapoisett. The public is invited to attend.             Cusolito uses […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Benjamin Straley, Rector St. Stephan’s Church, Providence, RI will conduct services at 8 and 10 am this Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. St. Philip’s, 34 Water St. in Mattapoisett, is located next to the Town Beach. All are welcome. Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Happy Pride.  We are celebrating June at the library with books, crafts, giveaways and programs.  Visit the library to find LQBTQ+ centered fiction, history, poetry, essays, romances, crafts and cooking, biographies and more.             Goat Yoga – Thursday June 29 at 6 pm – Try out some yoga moves accompanied by friendly goats.  Register online […] Read more »