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Library Foundation to host author talk, hike
The Wareham Library Foundation will be hosting a virtual talk and hike with Alison O’Leary, author of “Best Day Hikes Near Boston.” O’Leary’s book outlines 60 hikes in Eastern Massachusetts by location, terrain, difficulty, accessibility, and...
Town sees 6 new cases of covid-19 in past week
For the second week in a row, the total number of new cases of covid-19 in town over the past week is a single-digit number. Wareham saw six new cases of covid-19 in the past week and remains classified in the “green” covid-19 risk category,...
StoryWalk at Agawam River Trail: ‘Wangari’s Trees of Peace’
Go for an adventure on the Agawam River Trail while reading a story at the Wareham Land Trust’s latest StoryWalk event. During the month of June, those who stop by the Agawam River Trail (20 Knowles Ave.), will be able to follow along with the...
Wareham Land Trust trail cleanup planned for June 13
The Wareham Land Trust is hosting a trail cleanup day at Fearing Hill Conservation Area on June 13. Those who attend will pick up trash and clear trails of debris and overgrown plants, according to a Wareham Land Trust flyer. Volunteers are asked...
Little Free Library opened in Onset Village
Onset’s newest community initiative is small in size, but the group responsible for it hopes the project will have a big impact. On Saturday, June 5, a group of enthusiastic supporters gathered just outside Divito Realty in Onset for a ribbon-...
June 13 proclaimed ‘Race Amity Day’ in Wareham
In an effort to acknowledge the town’s “multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial citizens” and promote the goals of “friendship, collegiality, civility, respect and kindness,” Wareham will observe Race Amity Day annually on the second Sunday in...
Nouria faces hurdles in quest for tobacco license
The Nouria gas station and convenience store set to open at 2416 Cranberry Highway — at the same site as the old Maxi Gas, roughly across from Walmart — hopes to sell tobacco products. There’s just one problem: The business doesn’t have the...
Solar field proposed for Fearing Hill Road
Yet another solar field is being proposed for Wareham. This project, to be located at 91 and 101 Fearing Hill Rd., would consist of a 20-acre commercial solar array. The land includes vegetative wetlands, which will be reviewed by conservation agent...
Eaglet alert: Eversource, MassWildlife band bald eagle chicks
Eversource and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife staff members were given a rare up-close look at bald eagles — Massachusetts’ largest bird of prey — on Tuesday, May 25, when they were tasked with tagging a pair of eagle chicks...
Wareham Fire District Water Department recognized
The Wareham Fire District was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for their excellent water service and eco-friendly efforts. “The Baker-Polito Administration is proud to recognize our dedicated drinking water...
Wareham Land Trust announces 2021 photo contest winners
Miranda Davis and Bob Scully are the winners of the Wareham Land Trust’s 2021 Photo Contest. Davis’ photo won 2021 People Enjoying the Land with a photo titled, “Little fish in a big pond.” The photo was taken on June 30, 2020, at Parkwood Beach...
Wareham Oyster Festival scholarship winner announced
Wareham High School senior Grace Brogioli has been selected as the Wareham Oyster Festival’s first annual scholarship winner. Brogioli will receive a $1,000 scholarship, according to a press release from the Wareham Oyster Festival Inc. Scholarship...
Garden Club to celebrate the Wareham Free Library’s birthday
The Wareham Garden Club’s “finest floral designers” will be on hand June 11 and 12 to help the Wareham Free Library celebrate its birthday. The event, titled, “ Remember Back When,” is the result of a partnership between the Garden Club, the Wareham...
Wareham vaccination rate lags; walk-in vaccine clinics available
The percentage of Wareham residents who have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine is increasing — but slowly. According to state data, 11,141 people had received at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 20 . A week later, in the state’s...
Community members honor town’s ‘history of sacrifice’ on Memorial Day
A small crowd gathered on the lawn in front of Town Hall on Monday for the last in a series of small ceremonies conducted around town to honor Memorial Day. The Veterans Council, JROTC, and Wareham Minutemen made six stops around town to lay wreaths...
‘Lucky’ the coyote released after six months of treatment
Six months ago, Department of Natural Resources officers carefully caught a mangy little coyote in a net near the Decas School and brought her to the Cape Wildlife Center. Last week, ‘Lucky’ was finally strong enough to be released back into the...
Fewer than 10 new covid cases this week in Wareham
The number of new cases of covid-19 in Wareham this week is less than ten for the first time since early October. The town saw 6 new cases of covid-19 in the past week and remains classified in the “green” covid-19 risk category for the second week...
Wareham High seniors cruise through downtown for grad parade
Sirens filled the air in celebration on Friday afternoon as seniors paraded from the Narrows to the High School to celebrate their upcoming graduation. Christine Bird and her crew attended the car parade in support of more than one senior — Emily...
Historic District Commission approves business mogul’s plans for Main Street
After hearing Wareham native Danny Warren’s plans to build a marina and an events venue/restaurant on Main Street , the town’s Historic District Commission unanimously voted to approve plans for the project. Warren is a business owner whose...
Dog park gets grant for design process
Corey Blanchard, the president of Dartmouth Park Affiliation of Wareham, reported at the May 25 Board of Selectmen’s meeting that the dog park advocates had received a grant to cover the start of the park’s design process. The grant, about $22,000...
Master developer outreach events to be held at Tremont Nail Factory
Those interested in learning about the future of the Tremont Nail Factory should mark their calendars for Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. Bentley Companies — the newly selected master developer of the Tremont Nail...
Grant funds could help town evaluate cost of riverfront boardwalk plans
Town Planner Ken Buckland hopes state grant money will fund a concept plan and feasibility study for a riverfront boardwalk in downtown Wareham. Officials have explored the idea of a riverfront boardwalk for years — one concept drawing for the...
Town approves host community agreement with one cannabis company, starts talks with another
The Board of Selectmen approved host community agreements with one cannabis company and signed off on the start of negotiations with another at their May 26 meeting. Emerald Turtle Cove, located at 10 Little Brook Rd., will be working toward...
Town to request funds for new Swifts Beach Playground
The Board of Selectmen voted on May 26 to allow Town Administrator Derek Sullivan to request funding for the replacement of the playground in Swifts Beach. The funding request will be for about $250,000, which would cover the cost of new equipment...
About 46 percent of Wareham residents have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine
Any person aged 12 or older who lives, works or studies in Massachusetts is now eligible to be vaccinated against covid-19. Local public health experts continue to encourage people to get the vaccine as soon as possible. People over the age of 18...
Wareham now in ‘green’ covid-19 risk category
The town saw 17 new cases of covid-19 in the past week and has been moved to the “green” covid-19 risk category, according to data from the state’s May 20 Weekly Public Health Report . Wareham’s average daily incidence rate decreased to 9.5 cases...
Council on Aging plans June events
While the Council on Aging is still closed, it is hosting several outdoor activities, weather permitting. The center may reopen in August. Thanks to the Onset Bay Center, a different outdoor program will take place each month this summer. On June 15...
Downed lines result in power, internet outages across town
Downed wires on Main Street led to an electrified fence, small brush fires and widespread power, internet and cable outages on May 25. A spokesperson from the Wareham Fire District said a series of primary wires were dislodged and fell to the street...
Planning Board unable to block solar applicants
The Planning Board was unable to block eight solar projects’ requests for preliminary subdivision plans at their May 25 meeting. All of the applicants were requesting approval of preliminary subdivision plans that would grandfather them in if the...
Department of Natural Resources cracks down on litterbugs
The Wareham Department of Natural Resources fined two people recently for littering. On May 19, a Natural Resources officer was driving on Cranberry Highway in a marked car when the driver ahead started to throw items from the car window. The items...
Officials sign beam for Tobey Hospital’s new emergency department
For Tobey Hospital staff, the long-awaited expansion of the hospital’s emergency department promises two crucial things: more space and increased privacy. “In the old emergency department, standing in one position, I could see everything happening...
Town to apply for Urban Renewal Plan grant
The town of Wareham will be applying for a grant to develop an Urban Renewal Plan for Wareham village, Town Planner Ken Buckland reported at the May 20 Redevelopment Authority meeting. Towns with an approved Urban Renewal Plan are able to acquire...
Smithers Lab interested in purchasing Decas School
The Smithers Laboratory, which has operated out of a location next door to the Decas School since 2002, has expressed interest in purchasing the school after it closes, officials reported at the May 20 Redevelopment Authority Meeting. The lab is...
Wareham Free Library Director accepts job in Westport
George Ripley, director of the Wareham Free Library, has accepted a new position in Westport. Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced that the town was going to have to search for a new library director at the May 11 Board of Selectmen meeting...
Photos: Volunteers help tidy the VFW
A number of volunteers helped clean up the grounds and spruce up the pavilion at the Onset VFW on Sunday ahead of the summer season. Deneen Rose said everyone at the VFW was grateful for the help from volunteers, members, and the Iron Order...
Memorial Day services planned
The Veterans Council, a color guard from Wareham High School’s ROTC and the Wareham militia will lay wreaths at various monuments and cemeteries around Wareham to honor Memorial Day on Monday, May 31. The group will meet on the town green, across...
Community groups come together to clean up Hammond School
With the help of many dedicated volunteers on Saturday, May 15, Ethel E. Hammond School in Onset was given some much-needed care and attention. The volunteers picked up debris, raked sticks and leaves, pulled up old and broken garden supports and...
Town to request funds for Hynes Field improvements
The Road Commissioners voted on May 17 to support a grant application from the town that would improve the Hynes Field parking lot in Onset. Director of Municipal Maintenance Dave Menard said his department designed the parking lot to include 97...
Church of the Good Shepherd gets security grant
The Church of the Good Shepherd received a $26,750 grant from the state to strengthen the church’s safety and security. The funds were issued through the Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps implement “target hardening” and...
Friends of the Library to host used book sale May 20-22
This weekend the Friends of the Wareham Free Library will hold its used book sale for the month of May at the main library, located at 59 Marion Rd. The sale is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and...
Stop & Shop celebrates renovations with donation to Damien’s Place
Stop & Shop donated $1,000 in gift cards to The Family Pantry — Damien’s Place to celebrate the “grand reopening” of the store following renovations. The store will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry throughout the month...
Walk up, get vaccinated on the pier on Tuesday
The Southcoast Wellness Van will be offering one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines on the Onset Pier from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. Anyone 18 years or older is eligible, and no Southcoast primary care doctor is required. No appointment...
A.D. Makepeace Company’s blood drives assisted more than 850 patients, Red Cross says
The blood drives hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company over the past year have provided assistance to 864 patients needing blood, according to a spokesperson for the American Red Cross. The blood drives — hosted at Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham...
All state covid restrictions to end May 29
Governor Charlie Baker will be lifting all remaining covid-19 restrictions on May 29, at which point a new face-covering advisory will be issued. The administration justified lifting the restrictions by citing the state’s relatively high vaccination...
Wareham ‘Springs into Bloom’ with Garden Club’s annual plant sale
The Wareham Garden Club’s annual “Spring into Bloom” plant and yard sale saw “fabulous” turnout on Saturday, May 15, according to Club President Barbara Van Inwegen. She said the event went well, noting that the club wasn’t able to have its annual...
Pfizer vaccines now available to those aged 12 and up
People aged 12 or older who live, work or study in Massachusetts are now eligible to be vaccinated against covid-19. People over the age of 18 can sign up to receive any vaccine, but those ages 12 to 17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. Local public...
New covid-19 cases in town continue to decline
For the third week in a row, the number of new cases of covid-19 in Wareham has decreased. The town saw 17 new cases of covid-19 in the past week and remains classified in the “yellow” covid-19 risk category, according to data from the state’s May...
Walk-ups welcome as Southcoast vaccine clinics open to those 12 and older
Anyone aged 12 and over is now eligible to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at Southcoast Health clinics across the region — and walk-ins are still welcome, the not-for-profit health system announced on May 13. The decision comes after the federal...
Dentists honored with pizza party
The staff at Gateway Dental on High Street were treated to a pizza party on May 13, courtesy of Papa Gino’s Pizza My Heart program. The office was nominated by Aprilleigh Lauer, a patient at the practice. After several bad experiences, Lauer was...
Officials reckon with what to do with property on Recovery Road
To renovate or not to renovate — that is the question. After receiving no responses to a request for proposals, members of the Wareham Redevelopment authority are wrestling with what to do with the town-owned building at 4 Recovery Rd. The building...
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