House Approved at Former Site of Water Office

            Dr. Allan Pineda’s filing for a Special Permit for property owned at 33 Church Street, across the street from his residence at 15 North Street, was finally heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals on December 21.             There had been a slight delay since the application was received due to processes that dealt […] Read more »

January Events in the Mattapoisett Children’s Room

As the New Year unfolds, get ready for exciting new events and the comeback of your favorite activities at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library Children’s Room.             On Wednesday, January 10 at 11 am, join us as we explore mindfulness with our littles. Mindfulness is beneficial for children as it helps them develop self-awareness, emotional […] Read more »

Mary (Weldon) Doherty

Mary (Weldon) Doherty, 80, of Marion died Thursday, December 28th, 2023 after a period of declining health due to Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Mineola, New York on January 26th, 1943 and grew up in Norwalk, CT. She was the cherished daughter of the late Francis J. and Marion (O’Reilly) Weldon. She attended Lauralton […] Read more »

Alcohol & Health – The Last Word?

            Tons of ink have been spilled on the health effects, good and bad, of alcohol consumption. Beneficial effects on the heart were discussed in the 1990s based on “the French paradox.” A paper published in 1995 noted that there was less ischemic heart disease in France compared to the U.S. despite the fact that […] Read more »

Deep Dives Key Budget Strategy

            While Chairman Shay Assad made it explicitly clear that every member of the Marion Finance Committee is invited to participate in every aspect of the town’s budget discussion, he introduced a strategy aimed at minimizing the possibility that the committee could miss something important.             In explaining the workings of the committee to four […] Read more »

Remembering Ma

If Ma’s issues were being addressed today, her life and that of her children might have been easier. But in the 1950s, women’s issues and emotional wellbeing weren’t a top priority. Her comfort fell to us and Dad.             And so, speaking for myself, I felt responsible for her happiness even at an early age. […] Read more »

Dexter Road Embankment Solved

            Stephen and Jane McCarthy were issued an Amended Order of Conditions for their proposed house reconstruction at 43 Dexter Road during the December 13 meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission.             The embankment at the site was a sticking point in the continued public hearing, when their representative, Dave Davignon of Schneider, Davignon & […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The next meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3. Chief Colby is planning another wholesome meal for us. We meet at the American Legion Eastman Post on Depot Street. Doors open at 5pm for social time followed by dinner at 6pm. Our speaker program begins at 6:45. New members are always […] Read more »

Alan O. Stickles

Alan O. Stickles, of Marion, MA & Venice, FL, passed away on December 18, 2023. He was the loving husband of Jocelyn M. Stickles whom he was happily married for over 63 years. Born in Springfield, MA, he was predeceased by his parents, Homer and Ethel Stickles of West Hartford, CT and his brother Homer […] Read more »

Leslie Marion (Pendexter) Perrone

Leslie Marion (Pendexter) Perrone, 63, of Simsbury, CT, beloved wife of Jerome Frank Perrone, Jr., died Sunday, December 17, 2023 at Hartford Hospital. She was born October 11, 1960 in New York City, daughter of the late John Fowler and Karla Marion (Dougan) Pendexter and had lived in Mattapoisett, MA for many years prior to […] Read more »