Doonan Advances Aquaculture Farm

Following the Board of Selectmen’s OK for Shea Doonan’s aquaculture farm project to move forward into the state permitting process, the Marion Conservation Commission gave its own OK in the form of an Order of Conditions for Doonan’s Notice of Intent. The August 8 hearing was a continuance from July 25 for the 100-foot by […] Read more »

Living Past Lives: History Lives on at Silvershell Encampment

As Marion’s police chief, John Garcia knows what it is like to swelter under a police uniform and gear on hot summer days, as many police officers do. Unlike most of us living now in the first quarter of the 21stcentury, though, Garcia also knows how quickly one perspires in the mid-afternoon sun while wearing […] Read more »

The Friends of Plumb Library Tent Sale

The Friends of Plumb Library are gearing up for our upcoming tent sale on August 18from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Rochester Green, and we’re looking forward to using the proceeds toward exciting upcoming library events! Currently, we need your long forgotten about jewelry, scarves, shawls, and belts that are still in amazing […] Read more »

A Latin-American Festival

The Marion Concert Band will present a Latin-American “Festival” of music on Friday, August 17. The diverse program includes music from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Cuba, and the Caribbean, as well as familiar music that demonstrates the influence that Latin-American musical styles have had on American popular music. To add to the festive atmosphere of the […] Read more »

Oh, What a National Night Out!

If one of the Marion, Mattapoisett, or Rochester police officers at the Tri-Town National Night Out called out “Freeze!” that August 7 night, then surely the weather took heed because sweltering skies suddenly turned sympathetic with rolling clouds just dense enough to filter the sunlight, dropping the temperature about five degrees right from the start […] Read more »

Shining Tides Quilt Guild

Shining Tides Quilt Guild, Inc. promotes social, charitable, educational, and cultural connections among quilters. We offer two meeting times. One is during the day at VFW #3260: 281 Appleton St., New Bedford (corner of Appleton St. and Ashley Blvd.). Social at 9:30 am and meeting 10 am – 12 pm; we meet every 4th Monday […] Read more »

ConCom Looks at Swimming in Leonard’s Pond

If you’ve been wondering whether or not public swimming is allowed at Leonard’s Pond in Rochester, you are not alone. Several Rochester residents have been wondering that very question, and have taken to Facebook, catching the attention of Rochester Conservation Commission member Laurene Gerrior. The topic of members of the public swimming in Leonard’s Pond […] Read more »

Historical Society at the Rochester Country Fair

RHS members have booths at the Fair on August 16 to 18. Stop by to preview the new exhibit, “Rochester Businesses, Past And Present,” which will be at the Museum starting in September. Guess the use of artifacts relating to the exhibit. Saturday will feature a bake sale with goodies made by our now famous […] Read more »

Marion Police Sergeant Placed on Administrative Leave

Town Administrator Paul Dawson and Police Chief John Garcia are releasing the following statement to the public: “The Marion Police Department has been made aware of a multi-jurisdictional investigation in Bristol County that may impact a member of this department and his conduct related to the performance of his duties as a Marion Police Officer. […] Read more »

Local Boy’s Roadside Coffee Really ‘Stands Out’

There’s usually a stillness in the early morning air on Nathaniel’s Drive in Rochester; recently, however, the quiet neighborhood softly awakens around 7:00 a.m., much like it did early Tuesday morning with the yawning sounds from the unhurried swishes of car tires as they pulled up slowly in front of Graham Levenson’s house. The 4-year-old […] Read more »