Robert A. Grome

Robert A. Grome, 84, of Mattapoisett, formerly of Wellesley passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Newton on February 11, 1939, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mabel Grome. Bob grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School. He was […] Read more »

Tough Break on Sewer Bill

            The Marion Select Board denied two requests for sewer abatements, one of those cases especially painful given its five-figure, bottom line.             Frederick Mock will have to pay his $11,133.56 sewer bill, despite not being present when approximately 30,000 gallons of water went through his sprinkler system at 5 Moorings Road while he was […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Indoor Holiday Book Sale December 2 to December 23. Find great gifts for the whole family at our annual holiday book sale at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Get books, puzzles, DVDS, games, library T-shirts and raffle tickets to an array of prize baskets.             We are now accepting donations for our holiday book sale. Please […] Read more »

Old Hammondtown School Ranked Among Best

Superintendent Michael S. Nelson and Principal Kevin Tavares are very proud to announce that Old Hammondtown School has been ranked in the top 5 percent of all elementary schools in Massachusetts.             “I am extraordinarily proud of the hard work and results being achieved by our students, faculty and staff,” Superintendent Nelson said. “In the […] Read more »

December Events at the MAC

The Marion Art Center will kick off the month of December with the opening of its new play, Miracle on South Division Street, written by Tom Dudzick, directed by Donn Tyler and Maura Van Voris. The show opens Friday, December 1 and runs through Saturday, December 16, with a total of seven performances. Don’t miss […] Read more »

Upcoming Programs at the MNHM

            Wings of History with the Marion Natural History Museum community group. On November 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, please join us in crafting a distinctive butterfly mobile for the museum. We will be drawing inspiration from the detailed illustrations of Maria Sibylla Merian. In this workshop, participants will combine historical accuracy with modern […] Read more »

Polly-Ann (Cotter) Mort

Polly-Ann (Cotter) Mort, 89, died peacefully at the Mattapoisett home she loved on Thanksgiving morning.             Polly-Ann was an amazing person whose love for her family and thoughtfulness towards others were central to her life. She loved having the family together. She hosted holiday dinners with a house full of people until she was 81 […] Read more »

Eleanor (Ellie) Haines

Eleanor (Ellie) Haines passed away on Friday November 16 in North Smithfield RI at the age of 91. All of her children were present the week of her passing. She was born on April 28, 1932 in Brookline NY to Ingaborg and Josef Isaksen. She grew up in South Dartmouth, MA. Marrying Gunnar Haines in […] Read more »

Mixed Feelings Follow MCAS

            When it came time for members of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee to respond to the administration’s presentation of the district’s MCAS scores, member Margaret McSweeny made sure that despite hard work and achievement that was reported to the committee at its November 16 public meeting, the controversial subject should not be put […] Read more »

I Am Sick, Where Should I Go?

In the “old days,” say the 1950s and ’60s, getting sick was much simpler. If you did not feel well, you called your doctor and either went to his – and 90%-plus were male – office or he made a house call. Now, the set of choices is overwhelming, but where you decide to go […] Read more »