OC Girls’ Lacrosse Earns Big Win

After narrowly getting past GNB Voc-Tech 7-6 earlier in the 2018 season, Old Colony girls’ lacrosse pulled off a big 14-8 win on Monday against the Bears. The win wasn’t just big in terms of how many goals the Cougars scored or the gap between the two teams. This win gives Old Colony an idea […] Read more »

Tabor Blood Drive

Tabor Academy will host a Blood Drive on May 29from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please participate in Tabor Academy’s spring blood drive for the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center benefitting Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital! You will find the Blood Mobile in the parking lot at 242 Front Street, Marion. Drop in […] 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. Because of the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

Mary Curtis Betts

Mary Curtis Betts, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home in Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 2018. A Mattapoisett resident for many years, she was 89. Mary was born on June 9, 1928 in Caribou, Maine, the eldest daughter of Theodore S. Curtis, Sr., and Augusta Tolman Curtis. She grew up […] Read more »

Richard G. Cutcliffe

Richard G. Cutcliffe, 62, of Rochester, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after sustaining injuries in a house fire. Born in Needham, he was the son of Jeanne A. (Verdi) Cutcliffe of Rochester, and the late Richard V. Cutcliffe. Rick previously lived in Hanson before his moved to Old Port, Maine […] Read more »

Cannabis Regs Exclude Home Grow Permit

Marion has its own set of marijuana establishment regulations now that the Marion Board of Health has approved its proposed recreational cannabis regulations, but that final draft excluded controversial language that called for a local permit to grow cannabis plants at home. On May 22, Board of Health Chairman Jason Reynolds said town counsel reconsidered […] Read more »

OC’s Team Rocket Turns On Technology

“In a galaxy far, far away….” No wait, it was at Plumb Library in Rochester on May 17 where a group of very enthusiastic fourth- through sixth-grade students got a chance to try out robots designed and built by the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Team Rocket. In the three years since the […] Read more »

“Frogs at The Bogs” with the BBC

Explore the wetlands and vernal pools at The Bogs (138 Acushnet Road, Mattapoisett) to find frogs on a fun, family-friendly evening walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Friday, May 25at 6:00 pm. During the walk, we’ll listen for the melodic sounds of frogs and use nets and buckets to safely catch a few amphibian […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Allegra Horstmann of Marion graduated from Gettysburg Collegeon May 20, 2018. Horstmann received a Bachelor of Arts. Jessica Baum, granddaughter of Howard and Nancy Tinkham of Mattapoisett, attained her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in education and math from Lake Forest College. She is the daughter of David and Cheryl Tinkham Baum. Curry […] Read more »

Waterman, Walker are Election Winners

Marion voters chose John Waterman to fill the one-year seat on the Board of Selectmen on Friday, May 18, in a decisive vote garnering over half the total votes in a four-way race. Waterman will resume the remaining one year term of former selectman Steve Gonsalves, who resigned on February 22 from the board after […] Read more »