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WCTV to broadcast varsity basketball and ice hockey games
Wareham High School’s varsity winter sports games will be broadcast by Wareham Community Television. WCTV will broadcast girls basketball, boys basketball and ice hockey varsity games throughout the winter on the Education Channel (Comcast 97,...
Motion to dismiss indictment denied in fatal stabbing case
A Plymouth Superior Court judge denied a motion to dismiss a grand jury’s decision to indict David Robbins — the Onset man arrested for killing 33-year-old Yves Roux Jr. in November 2019 — for first-degree murder. Robbins’ defense attorney John...
A class act: Student stars in new, locally-filmed TV show
Wareham native Charlie Tacker was bitten by the acting bug — or radioactive spider, perhaps — after he watched all of the Spider-Man movies when he was around age 4 or 5. “I was really fascinated with it. My mom thought I was going to end up jumping...
Grand plans for East Wareham
While Notos Group developer Tom O’Connell says he doesn’t know exactly what he wants to build on land up for rezoning at the Jan. 16 Special Town Meeting, he knows whatever it is will be big. O’Connell hopes that the proposed “Economic Opportunity...
Council on Aging’s January activities and programs
Although the Wareham Council on Aging remains closed because of covid-19, a variety of outreach programs and appointments are available, according to a Council on Aging press release. Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered to homes of seniors...
Wareham honors ‘Wreaths Across America’
Wreaths were placed at significant locations across town on Dec. 28 in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day. The national holiday — with a mission of remembering, honoring, and teaching about those who serve — was actually on Dec. 19, but...
Town trash bag mandate delayed to Jan. 12
The town’s pay-as-you-throw trash bags will not be required until Jan. 12 at the Rte. 28 transfer station, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced on December 29. Initially, the town planned to require that the bags be used starting when the...
$150,000 in EPA funding to support local saltmarsh restoration efforts
Two of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries — Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Wareham and Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Dartmouth — have been awarded $150,000 for saltmarsh restoration efforts through an Environmental Protection Agency program...
Police rescue individual in distress from water
Wareham police officers responded to a report of a person in the water in distress on Sunday, Dec. 27, according to a department press release. Officers James White and Jon Verhaegen went to a beach location in Wareham and found the person in neck-...
Next to New Thrift Shops’s January sale
The Next to New Thrift Shop’s January sales event will begin on Friday, Jan. 1. For the month of January, all clothing with black tags in the men’s, women’s and children’s shop will be half price. The shop is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to...
Thrift shop at Wesley United Methodist Church to hold clearance sale
The Mission Thrift Shop at Wesley United Methodist Church will be open for its January clearance sale on the following days: Thursday, Jan. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m...
Town releases transfer station policy, bags not yet available
The town has released its official transfer station policy , including the answers to many common questions. However, town trash bags and transfer station stickers are not yet available. The Rte. 28 Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...
More than eighty new covid cases last week
As of Dec. 24, there had been 83 new coronavirus cases in town over the past week, according to the state’s latest report. That’s a decrease from the prior week, in which there was a record 112 new cases. But cases are expected to increase rapidly...
VFW brings Christmas cheer to those in need
Christmas carols filled the air at the Onset VFW on Wednesday as a small crew of volunteers packed up hot meals to-go for seniors, veterans, the homeless, and anyone else in need. For the past five years, volunteers led by Deneen Rose have thrown a...
Commemorative sign, bench dedicated to the late Robert ‘Grumpy’ Conway
A commemorative sign and bench on the banks of Grumpys Brook were formally dedicated in memory of Robert (Bob) “Grumpy” Conway on Saturday, Dec. 19. A crowd of more than 15 people gathered for the outdoor dedication ceremony on Cole Property...
Arrest made after vehicle was stolen from Swifts Beach driveway
A New Bedford man was arrested in Wareham and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property in excess of $1,200 after Wareham Police recovered car that had been reported stolen from a person’s driveway in Swifts Beach on...
Signs of the season: Holiday lights twinkle in Wareham
All across town, homes and businesses are aglow with lights and festooned with shiny ornaments, favorite characters, and cheerful inflatables. Wareham Week took these snapshots of some of the displays from East to West Wareham. Did we miss your...
You've been exposed to covid-19… Now what?
Each day, more and more Wareham residents find themselves on the receiving end of an unfortunate phone call from a family member, employer, friend or public health official. The caller says a variation of: “I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’ve...
Head-on collision on Sandwich Road sends one person to the hospital
A head-on crash on Sandwich Road sent one person to the hospital on Friday, Dec. 18, according to a press release from the Wareham Police Department. The Wareham Police Department, Fire Department and EMS responded to the accident at 8:20 a.m...
Help the Onset Bay Center plan its 2021 programs
Onset Bay Center director Katherine Garofoli is hard at work planning for next year’s programs, and she’s asking the public to weigh in on the activities and events they’d most like to see. The Onset Bay Center, run by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, is...
Wareham school administrators set goals for new year: improve remote instruction, support students
One after the other on Thursday evening, Wareham Public Schools’ four principals highlighted their schools’ achievements in 2019 and 2020 and began outlining their goals for the upcoming year. Facing added challenges because of remote learning amid...
Wareham Public Schools distributes nearly 400,000 free meals during pandemic
In 2020, Wareham Public Schools has distributed close to 400,000 free meals to children under the age of 18 in Wareham. The free meal distribution program was launched by the school district in response to the covid-19 crisis and is available to any...
Wareham High School winter sports to proceed — with covid precautions
Wareham High School will allow some winter sports — namely boys and girls basketball, hockey and conditioning and fitness — to proceed with a number of covid-19 safety measures in place. Principal Scott Palladino explained that it had taken a long...
Town’s covid-19 case count continues to soar
For the first time since the pandemic began, Wareham has seen its case count rise by more than a hundred cases in a single week. The town reported 112 new cases of covid-19 in the past seven days, according to the state’s weekly public health report...
Schools, town hall close for snow; Wreaths Across America canceled
Due to the snowstorm, all Wareham students will attend school remotely today, Dec. 17. No free meals will be distributed by Wareham Public Schools. Town buildings will also be closed. “If possible, please stay off the roads,” said Town Administrator...
Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Wareham
More than 100 doses of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine arrived at Tobey Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Just after noon, Jeff McCarthy — a pharmacy manager moonlighting as a courier for the day — drove doses of the vaccine and the supplies needed to...
Board of Selectmen to express frustration about lack of federal relief funds in letter to lawmakers
Frustrated with what appears to be a refusal from the federal government to include money for municipalities in the upcoming coronavirus relief package, the Wareham Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to send a letter to Massachusetts’ members of...
Junior ROTC cadet recognized by Board of Selectmen
Wareham High School senior Keegan Cahill, a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Junior ROTC, was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Dec. 15 meeting. Cahill was recognized for his work as an honors student...
Town Hall, Multi Service Center closed except by appointment
As of Dec. 16, Wareham’s Town Hall and Multi Service Center are open to the public by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting the department directly. Town Hall’s phone number is 508-291-3100. Each department has its own extension:...
December Digital Book Club
The Wareham Free Library’s Digital Book Club will be discussing “NOS4A2” by Joe Hill at its December meeting. “NOS4A2” is a supernatural suspense novel the library described as “spine-tingling” and “bone-chilling” in its description. Hill is also...
Developers secure funding for Woodland Cove affordable housing development
Dakota Partners, the developers behind the proposed Woodland Cove affordable housing development at the intersection of Red Brook Road and Cranberry Highway, plan to start construction in May 2021. The developers recently secured funding for the...
Snow plows wanted, parking ban will be in place
Between Nov. 1 and April 1, there is a ban on street parking during storms with at least three inches of snow until the roads are cleared. When the town determines that a snow emergency necessitating a parking ban exists, it will be made public on...
Wareham Middle School announces December Scotty Award winner
Fifth grader Chanche Andrews is Wareham Middle School’s December Scotty Monteiro Jr. Award recipient. The school described Chanche as “a remarkably sweet young man.” The school said he is inclusive and supports all his peers. Chanche is always...
Roaring Twenties: Jazz, gangsters, and more at virtual talk
You like jazz? How about speakeasies, gangsters, silent films, and flapper dresses? One of the most romanticized eras in American history — the “Roaring Twenties” — came into focus for dozens of Dartmouth residents at a virtual Friends of the...
Winter updates to free meal distribution for kids
The Wareham Public Schools will continue to distribute free breakfasts and lunches this winter. If snow causes the schools to shift to a completely remote learning day due to road safety and transportation concerns, then meals will not be...
Judge considers motion to dismiss jury indictment in fatal stabbing case
A Plymouth Superior Court judge will determine whether or not to dismiss a grand jury’s decision to indict David Robbins — the Onset man arrested for killing 33-year-old Yves Roux Jr. in November 2019 — for first-degree murder. The defense’s motion...
Injured rower Hannah Strom races through streets of Marion
MARION — For Hannah Strom, the road to recovery has been long since she suffered life-threatening injuries in a brutal January car accident. But on Sunday, the young Marion woman owned the road as she ran from Tabor Academy to Silvershell Beach with...
Christmas on the Pier
Christmas carols filled the air at the Onset Pier on Sunday afternoon for a socially-distanced drive-thru holiday event hosted by the Onset Bay Association and the Onset Bay Center. Visitors were treated to goodie bags filled with hot cocoa, tiny...
Town Meeting passes articles unanimously, approves new trash plan
About 80 residents gathered under the pavilion at the Onset VFW for the annual Fall Town Meeting on Saturday, where they passed all articles unanimously. The meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 26, before being delayed to Dec. 28 and, finally...
Town to map entire sewer system
The town’s sewer department is beginning an ambitious project to digitally map the entire sewer infrastructure — every manhole, every pipe, and every pumphouse — plus information about the capacity and current flow throughout the system. Guy...
Commissioners clarify sewer moratorium
Guy Campinha, the head of the town’s sewer department, clarified the moratorium on new sewer connection’s at the commissioner’s Thursday night meeting. Homes and businesses with an existing sewer connection — even one that hasn’t been used in years...
Town’s weekly covid-19 case total surpasses record highs from spring
Wareham has seen a surge of 84 new cases of covid-19 in the past week, according to the state’s weekly public health report. The weekly case count exceeds totals seen back in April and May — the months with Wareham’s two highest weekly totals until...
Illegal substances seized in Village Motel drug raid
Approximately 20 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 90 grams of suspected cocaine, $500 cash and other items “consistent with the illegal narcotics trade” were seized during a drug raid conducted at Village Motel on Cranberry Highway. Richard...
Neighbors oppose proposed affordable housing complex at Littleton Drive
Members of the community spoke out against the proposed 93-unit housing development at Littleton Drive during the first of what will be a lengthy, multiple-part public hearing. The Zoning Board of Appeals hearing began late in the evening on Dec. 9...
Drive-thru Christmas on the Pier
The Onset Bay Association is hosting a drive-thru Christmas event on the Onset Pier from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Children ages ten and younger will be given a free gift bag. Letters to Santa will be accepted! For more information, to make...
Starlight Motel residents to be allowed to stay in motel for the winter
The residents of the Starlight Motel will be allowed to stay put through the winter, announced Town Counsel Richard Bowen at the Tuesday night Board of Selectmen’s meeting. On Nov. 24, Selectman Patrick Tropeano reported that Dakota Partners, the...
Town’s trash plan, explained
The town has released its official transfer station policy, including the answers to many common questions. However, town trash bags and transfer station stickers are not yet available. The Rte. 28 Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Planning Board votes against passage of zoning change
The members of the Planning Board voted not to recommend the passage of the zoning proposal brought by the Notos Group for the Jan. 16 Special Town Meeting. After nearly six hours of discussion over two meetings, the members voted 3-2 against...
Onset Bay Association reflects on 2019, 2020 and looks to 2021
Although 2020 has looked nothing like the year the members of Onset Bay Association imagined at the outset, the group reflected on the variety of ways they managed to contribute to the community this year with pride during their annual meeting on...
Community Market at the YMCA on Dec. 11
The Gleason Family YMCA at 33 Charge Pond Rd. will be hosting Y Community Markets through the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Full Plate Program each month. The market will be open on Friday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The...
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