MAC Theater Auditions

 The Marion Art Center announces open auditions for its October production of These Shining Lives, written by Melanie Marnich and directed by Pippa Asker. Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Sunday, August 6, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the MAC, located at 80 Pleasant […] Read more »

Marion Village Historic District Study Moving Forward

The Marion Village Historic District Study Committee recently sent a questionnaire to all property owners in the Marion Village area under consideration for inclusion in a local historic district. The purpose of the questionnaire was to assess owners’ interest in measures to protect the village’s historic architecture. The next step will be a public meeting […] Read more »

Compliance Debated after Decision

            A seemingly routine piece of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s Monday night business, a request for a Certificate of Compliance filed by Howley Living Trust, 1 Waterman Street, was objected to by abutter Diane Simonelli. However, before Simonelli could ask questions, the commission had approved the certificate. Supporting the request and certifying its compliance was […] Read more »

Traveling with Reservations

Summer is a great time to travel, but not for me. I’m not much of a traveler. I prefer to stay close to home. The number of times I have ventured far from my humble abode can be counted on two hands. My son, on the other hand, thinks nothing of hopping on a plane […] Read more »

Farmers Market Coupons

Farmers Market coupons are available and can be used at any participating Farmers Market in Massachusetts. Each community’s Council on Aging has coupons for their residents. Call your local COA: Mattapoisett, 508-758-4110; Marion, 508-748-3570; Rochester, 508-763-8723; or you may learn of the nearest availability by calling Coastline Services Nutrition at 508-999-6400. To be eligible to […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Dylan Pallatroni of Marion has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 semester.             The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the Spring 2023 semester:             From Marion: Jacqueline Elizabeth Barrett, Mikayla Chandler, Rachael Fantoni, Daniel Yunhui Hartley, Amaya Catherine McLeod, […] Read more »

Bylaw Committee in Works

Town Planner Nancy Durfee offered the Rochester Select Board a proposal on Monday to create a By-Law Committee that would rewrite and refine the town’s complicated zoning regulations.             The board informally agreed to this plan but stopped short of taking a formal vote until Durfee discusses the idea with other town boards.             Durfee […] Read more »

ORR Golfers Go Top-10 in PGA Nationals

            In their first-ever appearance on a national stage, the Old Rochester Regional High School golf team added to its 2022-23 legacy last week with a top-10 finish in the July 17-19 PGA National High School Boys Invitational Tournament.             The Bulldogs, who earned their invitation to the Frisco, Texas, event by winning the MIAA […] Read more »

Last Call for Mattapoisett Community Picnic Tickets

Don’t forget to reserve tickets to the Mattapoisett Community Picnic happening Thursday, August 3, at 5:30 pm. Enjoy scenic harbor views on the waterfront at the Munro Preserve, adjacent to the Mattapoisett wharf, while dining on “buck a shuck” local oysters and your self-catered picnic meal. This is a BYOB event and beer is also […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Marc Eames, Priest-in-Charge St. John’s Church, Vernon, Connecticut, will conduct services Sunday, July 30, at 8:00 am and 10:00 am at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 34 Water Street, Mattapoisett, next to the Town Beach. During its 139th summer season, St. Philip’s invites clergy from near and far to conduct services each week using […] Read more »