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 »

MOSAC to Offer Seniors Tax ‘Walk-Off’

Avid nature lovers take note: the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission has added a new option to the town’s Senior Property Tax Work-Off Program – spending time out in nature. “Our former member of the commission, Joe Keogh, thought of including open space trail maintenance as part of the Senior Tax Work-Off Program run by […] Read more »

Great Community Picnic

To the Editor: Good time had by all! The weather blessed us with another perfect picnic night. It’s always so much fun to browse all the tables to see the themes people have enthusiastically chosen for their tables – some beautiful and serene, some dramatic, some fun! We chose to pay tribute to the latest […] Read more »

Tabor Marine Science Camp Explores Biodiversity

Last week, Tabor Academy greeted about 40 students from around the world for their residential and day Marine Science Camp. In its first week, the students, about half of whom will participate for the full three-week offering, enjoyed learning about Marine Biology. The tanks in Tabor’s Schaefer Wet Lab are all full with the many […] Read more »