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Gently used Halloween costumes for sale on Oct. 9
The Gleason Family YMCA will be hosting a sale of clean and gently used adult and child sized Halloween costumes on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the recycled costume sale, anyone will be able to purchase costumes and accessories for...
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps’ Gosnold Division seeks new applicants
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps’ Gosnold Division is welcoming new applicants to its training program at Joint Base Cape Cod. Training takes place every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Joint Base Cape Cod, located at 6 Shamrock Lane in...
Onset Bay Center ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Oct. 8
On Oct. 8, the Buzzards Bay Coalition plans to host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to belatedly celebrate the opening of the completed Onset Bay Center. The center has been open since summer 2020, but the severity of the pandemic...
Covid cases continue to rise as vaccination rate remains stagnant
Wareham saw 53 new cases of covid-19 over the past week, according to the state’s Sept. 30 covid-19 case data. The total is slightly lower than last week’s number of new cases, which came in at 63. As of Sept. 29, Wareham Public Schools reported...
Nips ban, other articles approved by Attorney General
A ban on the sale of miniature liquor bottles, known as nips, will go into effect on May 11, 2022, following Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s approval of the restriction that Wareham voters passed at the June 12 Town Meeting. The...
Hazardous Waste Day Nov. 20
The town will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Municipal Maintenance Department’s 95 Charge Pond Rd. location. The event will be open to Wareham and Carver residents. People must...
Citizens’ petition articles: the Decas School’s future, remote meeting access up for votes
In what appears to be a coordinated effort to express displeasure with town leadership, activists have sent five “citizens’ petition” articles to fall Town Meeting. Almost all would, in some way, reduce the Select Board’s power or sidestep the board...
GATRA proposes Wareham route changes
Changes to the GATRA bus routes in Wareham have been proposed, and although no changes will go into effect until approximately January 2022, the organization has already started gathering input about the potential routes. During a Sept. 28 public...
Claire Smith named ‘goodwill ambassador’ ahead of trip to Wareham, England
In the near future, Town Moderator Claire Smith and her husband will be taking a trip to none other than Wareham, England. Wareham is a market town in Dorset, England. It is located close to the south coast of the island and is bordered by two...
Conservation Commission denies solar project over cranberry bogs
The Wareham Conservation Commission has voted down a proposal for a solar array over a cranberry bog in areas along the Weweantic River and Inland Bay on North Carver Road. The project straddles the boundary of Wareham and Carver. BE RE LLC’s...
Council on Aging plans October events
The Council on Aging has planned a boatload of activities for seniors this October. The center at 48 Marion Rd. will be open for office hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Masks must be worn in the...
Cape Verdean Festival Association celebrates successful fundraiser
The Onset Cape Verdean Festival Association hosted a Canal Cruise Fundraiser on Sept. 18 to raise additional funds to support the association’s 2022 scholarships for high school students. More than 100 tickets were sold for the 5-7:30 p.m. cruise...
Planning Board one step closer to approving Fearing Hill solar project’s initial hydrogeologist analysis
Senior hydrogeologist Neal Price and the team at Horsley Witten Group have defined “phase one” in a possible series of studies and tests deemed necessary to determine the proposed Fearing Hill solar project’s potential impact on stormwater runoff in...
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride fundraiser planned for Oct. 3
Those interested in biking for clean water are invited to participate in the 15th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3. Registration for the Buzzard Bay Coalition’s annual fundraiser will close on Tuesday, Sept...
Town sees more than 60 new covid cases in past week
Wareham saw 62 new cases of covid-19 over the past week, according to the state’s Sept. 23 covid-19 case data. The total is slightly lower than last week’s number of new cases, which came in at 77, but the number of student cases of covid-19 remains...
Committee holds meet and greet with engineering firms for feasibility study
Three companies are vying for the chance to complete a feasibility study for a proposed public safety complex — and a police station-only alternative, which might be more cost-effective for the town. For some time, the Public Safety Complex Study...
School Committee discusses possible covid vaccine policy for staff
The School Committee met on Sept. 23 to discuss a potential covid vaccination policy for staff. School Committee Chair Joyce Bacchiocchi made it clear that the committee does not have a policy written, and has not yet decided what such a policy...
Town employees oppose possible covid vaccine mandate
Concern for community-wide health and safety butted against people’s wish to choose whether or not to get vaccinated at the Sept. 22 Board of Health meeting. The board was having a preliminary discussion about potentially creating a vaccination...
Things to do: buy books, eat BBQ chicken
There’s a lot going on in Wareham during any given week. For more information on these and other events, go to www.WarehamWeekToday.com .
Thursday, September 23
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YMCA collecting recycled costumes
The Gleason Family YMCA is collecting clean and gently-used Halloween costumes for kids and adults for their annual recycled costume sale. Please bring costumes to the Welcome Center Desk before Oct. 7, and receive a $3 voucher for the sale. The...
Select Board closes Fall Town Meeting agenda
The Select Board voted to officially close the annual fall Town Meeting warrant during its Sept. 21 meeting. Fall Town Meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The location of the meeting still has not been announced. The board also...
Onset Bay Center ribbon cutting planned for Oct. 8
On Oct. 8, at long last, the Buzzards Bay Coalition plans to host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the completed Onset Bay Center. The center has been open since summer 2020, but the severity of the pandemic prevented...
Committee to craft new solar bylaw
The members of the newly formed Solar Bylaw Review Committee have a difficult task: Crafting a bylaw that limits the negative impacts of solar fields and other types of renewable energy generation while still being fair to landowners who may want to...
YMCA ‘Sip & Support’ event planned for Oct. 7
The Gleason Family YMCA will be hosting its annual food and beverage tasting “Sip & Support” event on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at Stone Path Malt Taproom. The event is a part of the YMCA’s yearly fundraising campaign. This year, the Y is inviting people...
Shellfishing reopened in some town waterways
As of Sept. 22, a section of town has been reopened to shellfishing, according to a post on the Wareham Department of Natural Resources’ Facebook page. The state’s Division of Marine Fisheries announced that some shellfish grow sites within Wareham’...
Historical Society talks hurricanes
At its first event since the onset of the covid pandemic, members of the Wareham Historical Society gathered Monday night to learn about past hurricanes that impacted the South Coast and share their memories and family stories about past storms...
Woodie cars dazzle at annual show
The sun gleamed off of carefully varnished wood on Sunday as car aficionados and curious visitors admired 17 vehicles crafted from wood. The Woodies on the Green in Cranberry Country show has been held at A.D. Makepeace in mid-September since 2016,...
Wednesday breakfasts at the First Congregational Church
The First Congregational Church of Wareham will be serving breakfast at Fellowship Hall (11 Gibbs Ave.) every Wednesday from 7-8:30 a.m. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. Everyone is invited “for a meal and...
WCTV to host open house, annual meeting on Sept. 25
Wareham Community Television will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the studio located at 505 Main St. People are invited to stop by to hear about the exciting things happening at the station, tour the current studio...
Lasagna dinner at the Wesley United Methodist Church
On Saturday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the Wesley United Methodist Church will be serving a Lasagna Dinner consisting of lasagna, a salad, bread, a homemade dessert and a drink. Tickets for the lasagna dinner are $14.99 for adults and $6...
South coast hurricane history discussion
The Wareham Historical Society will be hosting a program about hurricanes that have impacted the south coast at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20. The program will include displays of books, pictures and articles about the 1938, 1944, and 1954 hurricanes,...
Doobie to lease town’s building at 4 Recovery Rd.
The Wareham Redevelopment Authority voted on Sept. 16 to lease the building at 4 Recovery Rd. to Ericca and Justin Kennedy of Doobie, a marijuana delivery company. The company has already signed a Host Community Agreement with the town , and is...
77 new covid cases in town this week, 29 students test positive
Wareham saw 77 new cases of covid-19 over the past week, according to the state’s Sept. 16 covid-19 case data — bringing the total number of covid-19 cases to 2,078 since the beginning of the pandemic. New case counts have been increasing for the...
Sunflowers brighten up Main Street
Towering sunflowers frame the walkway to David Dorr’s front porch at 420 Main St. The flowers offer a spot of bright color and welcome visitors to his home — sometimes, he said, they even attract the attention of neighbors and other passersby. “I...
Verilife’s medical marijuana dispensary operations to move next door
Verilife, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary located at 112 Main St., will move its medical dispensary operation to a new location on Main Street, following the Select Board’s approval at a Sept. 14 meeting. Verilife applied to move its...
Wareham Village Association announces fall, winter events
The Wareham Village Association has announced that it will be hosting its signature events this fall and winter — all of which will be taking place for the first time since 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. A Scarecrow Contest will run from...
Wareham Free Library to offer two story time programs
Wareham’s young book lovers are invited to join Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey for two new Story Time programs beginning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September. On Tuesday evenings, a “Teddy Bear Story Time” will take place at 6:30 p.m.,...
Water management woes for proposed Cranberry Highway car wash?
Officials are concerned that an automated car wash proposed for Cranberry Highway could create water management problems along one of the town’s main roadways, according to a discussion at the Planning Board’s Sept. 13 meeting. The proposed “Reign...
Woodie Car Show at A.D. Makepeace Company on Sept. 19
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, antique cars will be on display at the Woodie Car Show, which will be held at 158 Tihonet Rd. The event is being hosted by the Yankee Wood Chapter of the National Woodie Club, and it will feature classic...
Boy Scout Troop 39 welcomes two more Eagle Scouts to its ranks
Two Wareham Boy Scouts joined the ranks of those who have achieved the organization’s highest honor and formally became Eagle Scouts on Sunday, Sept. 12. Liam Scott and Anthony Sciaraffa of Boy Scout Troop 39 celebrated their new status at a...
Wareham surpasses 2,000 covid cases since start of pandemic
Wareham saw 51 new cases of covid-19 over the past week, according to the state’s Sept. 9 covid-19 case data — bringing the total number of covid-19 cases to 2,001 since the beginning of the pandemic. New case counts have been increasing for the...
School district may lease building to Turning Point
Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood announced at the Sept. 9 School Committee meeting that she would like to lease a school building to Turning Point, a Wareham nonprofit focused on helping the homeless and near-homeless. “They offer housing...
Trava cannabis company hopes to expand location on Cranberry Highway
Trava Inc., an adult-use marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility proposed at 3119 Cranberry Highway, has plans to expand, Attorney Phil Silverman said at a Sept. 8 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. Trava is applying for a special permit —...
Select Board supports bills that could reimburse town for public safety complex costs
The Select Board voted at its Sept. 7 meeting to write a letter in support of two bills currently in front of the state legislature that would reimburse towns for the majority of the cost of constructing new public safety buildings. The bill, if...
Select Board recognizes Suicide Prevention Month
The Select Board voted on Sept. 7 to recognize Suicide Prevention Month, which is observed in September. Jennie Babcock and Laura Rosenthal of the Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition joined the meeting. Babcock, who lost a family member to...
Three dog night: Select Board hears three dangerous, nuisance dog cases
The Select Board heard the facts of three allegedly dangerous or nuisance dogs at its Sept. 7 meeting. First, the board heard about Dawn Gilbert’s dogs, which allegedly bit a man on his calf when he walked by the home in January. According to Animal...
Congregational Church to celebrate installation of Pastor Philomena Hare
The First Congregational Church of Wareham at 11 Gibbs Ave. will celebrate the Installation of Rev. Philomena Hare on Sunday, Sept. 26. Installation is a rite in the United Church of Christ that confirms and celebrates the relationship among a...
Wareham Library to stay open late on Tuesday, Wednesday nights
The Wareham Free Library at 59 Marion Rd. has announced new hours, and will be staying open later on Tuesday and Wednesday night. The library will be open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on...
Cape Cod Canal cruise to fundraise for Onset Cape Verdean Festival
The Onset Cape Verdean Festival Association is hosting a Cape Cod Canal Cruise fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20, and there is only space for 120 participants. The cruise will raise money for the Cape Verdean...
Off to the races: Swifts Beach celebrates Labor Day
More than 100 people of all ages gathered near the site of the old Swifts Beach Playground — now a vacant lot — to celebrate Labor Day with the Swifts Beach Improvement Association’s annual Labor Day field races. The field races have been held on...
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