The U.S. Auxiliary Coast Guard: A Short Overview

The U.S. Auxiliary Coast Guard was founded by two acts of congress, first in1939 to replace the Coast Guard Reserve, and then in 1941 to establish the organization to promote and protect recreational boating safety in all coastal regions of the 50 states and its territories. As a national organization, it is divided into regional […] Read more »

School District Seeks $125,000+ in Capital Spending

Superintendent of Schools Doug White told the Marion School Committee on November 28 that he and District Facilities Director Gene Jones have requested funding for two projects from the Marion Capital Improvement Committee totaling roughly $125,000. The first project is technology infrastructure at Sippican School, which comes at an initial cost of $102,644. “What we’re […] Read more »

Noise Ordinance

To the Editor: Cheers Beacon Hill is a bar/restaurant located on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, across from the Boston Public Garden. Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the bar is best remembered internationally as the exterior of the bar seen in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers, […] Read more »

MATTREC Winter Programs

Mattapoisett Recreation winter program sign up is open online. Keep the kids busy while it is cold outside! We have openings in the following programs: 2nd Grade Basketball is on Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm & 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Program runs 1/3-2/28 at the Center School Gymnasium. Each session includes a […] Read more »

Training Class Suicide Prevention and Intervention

The Tri-Town area Public Health Nurses along with the Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition, invite you to a free training class titled QPR, (Question, Persuade, Refer). This public event will be held on Wednesday, December 12at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion from 6 pm – 8 pm. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, […] Read more »

Board Keeping with Statute in Dog Case

The owner of a dog that the Marion Board of Selectmen determined as dangerous during a recent dog hearing was denied her request to modify one of the orders selectmen issued pertaining to a securely enclosed outdoor locked pen or dog run. Town Administrator Paul Dawson told selectmen on December 4 that Jennifer MacDonald, owner […] Read more »

Property Tax Rises Twenty Cents

            On December 4, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met with Principal Assessor Kathleen Costello for the 2019 tax reclassification hearing. The “big news”, Costello said, was “the robust new growth – a figure thanks in part to solar PILOT programs.” Costello pegged the real and personal property assessed value in Mattapoisett at $1,722,696,813, an […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

New Officers for The MAC Board of Directors

The Marion Art Center (MAC) Board of Directors approved a new slate of officers at their November 13 meeting. The executive committee includes Jennifer Wolfe Webb as President, Clare Healy Foley (continuing) and Wendy Cullum as Vice Presidents, Holly McDonough as Secretary/Clerk, and Nate Stewart (continuing) as Treasurer. At the same meeting, the MAC Board […] Read more »

Tri-County Symphonic Band

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, Town folks were gathering to hear the Tri-County Symphonic Band. The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, celebrates the festive holiday season with its annual Children’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9at 1:30 pm at the Sippican School, 16 Spring St., Marion, […] Read more »