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Onset Fire District to hold Annual Meeting
The Onset Fire District will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Onset VFW, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd., on Monday, May 17. Most articles on the warrant pertain to routine financial business like paying salaries, allocating funds for workers’...
Slide into summer: Water Wizz to open June 19
Water Wizz will open for the 2021 summer season, following the state’s shift to the next stage of reopening — Phase 4, Step 2 . Jackie Pierce, the operations manager at Water Wizz, said that hearing Gov. Charlie Baker’s May 7 announcement that...
Solar rush: Companies try to get ahead of potential bylaw change
The Planning Board discussed eight solar field projects at its May 10 meeting. All of the applicants were requesting approval of preliminary subdivision plans that would grandfather them in if the citizens petition article restricting solar fields...
Community leaders propose long-term alternative to Boys and Girls club programs
The future of the Hammond School property is up in the air as community leaders work to propose a long-term replacement for the programs offered by the Boys and Girls Club of Wareham, which closed suddenly on April 30. After-school programs are...
Onset Bay Association’s Mostly-Annual Chili Contest brings the heat
The smell of simmering chilis filled the air at Stone Path Malt on Saturday night at the Onset Bay Association’s Mostly Annual Chili Contest. Originally scheduled for March 2020, the event was postponed several times, and when it finally happened in...
Walk up, get vaccinated in Wareham on Tuesday, and Thursday at Woods at Wareham
Southcoast Health will be offering walk-in vaccines without appointments at various locations this week, with more walk-in clinics to come. Two walk-in days are currently scheduled for Southcoast Health’s new vaccine clinic at the Wareham...
Wareham back to ‘yellow’ covid-19 risk category
After weeks in the “red” category, Wareham has been recategorized as “yellow” in the state’s covid-19 risk reporting. The town saw 30 new cases of covid-19 in the past week, according to data from the state’s May 6 Weekly Public Health Report...
'Bright by Text' program launches in Wareham
Wareham families can now get notified of family-friendly events and programs in their area through a text to their phones. The United Way of Greater New Bedford recently announced it has partnered with Bright by Text, a program providing parents,...
Department of Natural Resources helps owl in need
The Wareham Department of Natural Resources lent a hand to an owl in need on Tuesday. Officers were told about an owl in distress. When they arrived on the scene, the owl seemed to be having a hard time flying, and eventually landed in a small body...
Two store owners fined for tobacco violations
The owners of two Wareham gas stations were fined $300 and $1,000, respectively, for various violations of tobacco restrictions. At the May 5 Board of Health meeting, the owner of B2B, the gas station at 3199 Cranberry Highway, was found to be in...
Free legal help for those fighting covid evictions
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, which provides free civil legal aid to low-income people across the south coast, Cape and Islands, will continue to offer its Covid Eviction Legal Help Project through the end of 2021. The project was funded by...
Conservation Commission rejects proposed amendments to wetland bylaw
After discussions at multiple meetings, the Conservation Commission ultimately decided not to recommend two proposed amendments to the town’s wetland bylaws that will be up for a vote at Town Meeting on June 12. The proposed amendments, which were...
Grant helps Damien’s Place expand food distribution
Damien’s Place Food Pantry received a more than $9,000 grant from the Greater Boston Food Bank to expand its ability to efficiently serve more people. The grant is part of the Greater Boston Food Bank’s efforts to expand the emergency food network...
Wareham Free Library now open without appointments
The Wareham Free Library is now open to all without an appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Inside the building, patrons can pick-up held items, browse the stacks, register for a library card, borrow materials, use public...
Newcomers fall short in Town Election
Voters ultimately favored familiar faces in the May 4 Town Election. Alan Slavin was reelected to his seat on the Board of Selectmen by 40 percent of voters. Nearly all write-in votes were cast in support of Tricia Wurts, who launched a late-stage...
Plans in the works to replace Boys and Girls Club programs
Various officials and community members are working hard to come up with a replacement for the programs offered by the Boys and Girls Club of Wareham, which closed abruptly on April 30. After-school programs are currently being held at the Bridge...
Town to pursue grants to build flood, coastal resiliency
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved grant applications for three coastal resiliency projects. Russel Kleekamp, an engineer at GHD Engineering who regularly works with the town Sewer Department, explained each of the projects the grants would...
Town to negotiate marijuana host community agreement with Trade Winds
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to allow the town to negotiate a host community agreement with Trade Winds, a cannabis courier company affiliated with Trade Roots. “This is just so that he can get a courier license from the state that would...
Town Meeting postponed to June 12
The Town Meeting scheduled for May 8 has been postponed to June 12 because there is a chance of rain on Saturday. Town Moderator Claire Smith said that she agonized over the decision, but ultimately decided that, with the chance of rain, it was best...
Planning Board recommends passage of affordable housing citizens petition article
The Planning Board voted 2-1 on May 3 to recommend the passage at Town Meeting of a citizens’ petition designed to promote the development of affordable housing. Former Selectwoman Brenda Eckstrom proposed the zoning change, which is meant to create...
Officials move forward with slum and blight studies
The Slum and Blight Studies of Wareham Village and Onset have been approved by the state, reported Town Planner Ken Buckland at the April 39 Wareham Redevelopment Meeting. “Until you have a slum and blight study, you can’t start the redevelopment...
Wareham Village rezoning to be directed to further study at May 8 Town Meeting
The Wareham Redevelopment Authority voted at their April 29 meeting to ask that the rezoning of Wareham Village be directed to further study at the May 8 Town Meeting. The rezoning has been in the works since summer 2020, and was spearheaded by...
Town remains in the ‘red’ covid risk category
Once again, this week Wareham remains in the state’s “red” risk category. In addition, the town continues to lag behind other communities in terms of vaccinations — among municipalities reporting data in Plymouth County, Wareham has reported the...
Town receives covid relief funds from Plymouth County Commissioners
Wareham’s finances got a boost today, as officials were given a check for $432,930.86 in covid-relief funds from the Plymouth County Commissioners. This was the second payment from the County Commissioners, who are dispersing federal CARES act funds...
Covid vaccines available with no appointment through Southcoast Health
Southcoast Health will be offering walk-in vaccines without appointments at various locations this week, with more walk-in clinics to come. Anyone can go get vaccinated at the following locations and times: -April 30, until 3pm, Moderna, Vanity Fair...
Four on the ballot for two open School Committee seats
In the town-wide election May 4, incumbent School Committee member Apryl Rossi will battle it out alongside three other candidates for two open School Committee seats. Ronald Besse, Brennan McKiernan and Geoff Swett are also running for the seats...
Three vie for Board of Selectmen seat
In the town-wide election May 4, incumbent Selectman Alan Slavin is being challenged by Glenn Lawrence, a member of the Financial Committee who wants to further his career in public service, and Tricia Wurts, who launched a write-in campaign not...
Southcoast Health vaccine clinic to move to town site
As the state loosens coronavirus restrictions, programming at the Gleason Family YMCA is beginning to ramp up. While that’s good news for gym-goers, it means that the rooms Southcoast Health has been using for vaccine clinics will no longer be...
Selectmen waive right of first refusal for Makepeace properties
The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to waive the town’s right of first refusal to purchase for three A.D. Makepeace Company properties for which solar farms are planned by the Borrego company. The land was restricted for agricultural use under Chapter...
Bentley Companies named master developer for Tremont Nail
After minimal additional discussion during the board’s April 27 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to approve awarding Bentley Companies the title of master developer for the Tremont Nail Factory property. Bentley Companies, a Rhode Island-based...
Selectmen approve lease, host community agreement with Aspen Blue Cultures
During an April 27 meeting, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve the lease and marijuana host community agreement negotiated with Aspen Blue Cultures. Aspen Blue Cultures plans to use the steel building at the Tremont Nail Factory to...
Town scrambles as Wareham Boys and Girls Club announces pending closure
The Wareham Boys and Girls Club will close at the end of this week, following a decision by the organization’s parent company, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford. The Wareham Boys and Girls Club provides a variety of community programs,...
Planning Board approves solar farm over cranberry bogs
On April 26, the Planning Board approved plans for a solar farm to be built over an active cranberry bog owned by Brett Meredith. Meredith’s farm straddles the Wareham-Carver border. He is hoping to install solar fields over 28 acres of his bogs in...
Preliminary subdivision plan approved for old friary
The Planning Board approved a preliminary subdivision plan for a proposed luxury subdivision called “Maritime Haven” at the end of Robinwood Road at the board’s April 26 meeting. The land, currently divided into three lots, is home to a friary and...
Residents file suit to block Planning Board’s approval of Makepeace, Borrego solar farm
Two Wareham residents have filed a lawsuit against the Wareham Planning Board, the A.D. Makepeace Company and Borrego Solar that alleges the board improperly approved a site plan proposed by the two companies for a solar field. The suit, filed by...
Sewer Commission candidates weigh in on challenges facing sewer system
James Giberti and Sandy Slavin — both incumbents for separate three-year seats on the Sewer Commission — were up first on the night’s agenda. Giberti is running for re-election to his non-sewer user commissioner seat, while Slavin is running for re-...
Board of Selectmen candidates talk development, conservation and their vision for Wareham
All of the candidates vying for the single open seat on the Board of Selectmen took part in WCTV’s Candidate Night event. On the ballot, voters will find incumbent Selectman Alan Slavin and challenger Glenn Lawrence — but they’ll also have a third...
School Committee candidates discuss the district’s course offerings and the impact of covid-19
Of the four individuals vying for the two open seats on the School Committee, three participated in the candidate night: incumbent Apryl Rossi, Geoff Swett and Brennan McKiernan. When introducing herself, Rossi said she was a substitute within the...
Wareham Community Television hosts Candidate Night
Wareham’s aging sewer system. Potential additions to Wareham Public Schools’ curriculum. Balancing environmental concerns and the need for development. These were among a few of the topics those vying for seats on town boards and committees touched...
Invasive plants turned sculptures: new art installation at Marks Cove
Wareham residents who visit the Marks Cove Conservation Area in the coming weeks will be greeted by two sea serpents, which appear to emerge from the ground along the walking path. But as seamlessly as the sculpture blends into the landscape,...
Matching grant yields library more than $30,000 in donations
Thanks to a matching grant from cranberry grower A.D. Makepeace Company, the “Bridge the Gap” fundraising campaign for the Wareham Free Library is more than $30,000 closer to its $80,000 goal. A.D. Makepeace Company had pledged to match up to $10,...
A voter’s guide to the Town Election on May 4
Eight positions are up for votes at the annual Town Election on May 4. Polling places around town will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m for those who want to vote in person. Residents’ polling places are determined by their precinct: • Precincts one and...
Beach, Onset parking passes now for sale online
Residents, senior and non-resident beach passes are now available for sale online, as are Onset resident street parking passes and Tempest Knob boat ramp permits. All passes are available online through the same site as transfer station stickers and...
Town sees more than 60 new covid-19 cases in past week
Wareham remained in the “red” risk category this week, as the town saw another spike of 64 new cases of covid-19 in the past week. Wareham’s average daily incidence rate increased to 31.9 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days, according to...
Buzzards Bay Coalition awarded more than $45,000 for improved water quality monitoring
The Buzzards Bay Coalition was selected as a recipient for a $45,474 Water Quality Monitoring Grant, according to an April 21 press release announcement from State Sen. Marc Pacheco. The funds will “support the purchase of equipment and supplies for...
State reviewing Wareham Healthcare’s closure plan
The state agency that grants licenses for nursing home facilities has 14 days to review Wareham Healthcare’s proposed closure plan and any public comment on the matter before deciding to approve or suggest changes to the plan, according to...
Planning Board keeps talking Town Meeting articles
The Planning Board continued to discuss zoning bylaws that will be up for votes at the May 8 Town Meeting at their April 20 meeting. The board voted to recommend the passage of a citizens petition that would limit new ground-mounted solar farms to...
Town declines requested involvement with Mass Audubon’s potential purchase of Little Harbor Country Club
During the board’s April 20 meeting, Selectman Peter Teitelbaum brought forward a request from the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He said Mass Audubon and the Wareham Land Trust have “the option” to purchase Little Harbor Country Club and its golf...
Home-delivery cannabis operation another step closer to state licensing
Following impassioned pleas to expedite the approval process from Aaron and Janelle Goines, who aspire to launch a cannabis business referred to as The Emerald Turtle, the Board of Selectmen voted to authorize the negotiation of a marijuana host...
Family honored for volunteer work at Gleason Family YMCA
DARTMOUTH — Wareham resident Jacqueline Webb has always tried to instill a sense of social responsibility in her family. When the pandemic hit, her family — like many around the country — fell on hard times, but they didn’t let that get in the way...
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