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Bible study classes in Onset
There will be a free 14 week, chapter by chapter Bible study on the Book of Hebrews beginning Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at Onset Foursquare Church, located at 301 Onset Avenue. This class will be offered live and on zoom. Call the church office...
Oak Grove School progress meeting to be held
Join the Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center Executive Board on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for a community meeting. This will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Onset Bay Center on 186 Onset Ave., at the renovated bath house at the pier next to the...
Make way for terrapins: Baby turtles released at Briarwood Beach
Paper cups of mimosas in hand, Briarwood Beach residents walked across the grass on Saturday morning to peer into a white bucket sitting on a table in one of the residents’ backyards. When they saw what was crawling inside, several gasped, mouths...
Police Building Study Committee members express frustration with recent town plans
Members of the Police Building Study Committee, long tasked with finding a new home for the police department in Wareham, were clear in their exasperation at the Board of Selectmen during the committee’s meeting Thursday. “They took a vote, and they...
Environmental activists protest A.D. Makepeace at political fundraiser
Advocates of the organization “Save the Pine Barrens” held signs across the street from a political fundraising event on Thursday evening as part of their ongoing protest of the A.D. Makepeace Company and its alleged strip-mining of local land. The...
Motorcycle ride to raise money for ALS treatment
One Wareham family is putting on a motorcycle ride from Middleboro to Wareham to help raise money for ALS treatment. The ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Middleboro VFW, 12 Station St. and end at Elks Lodge, 2855 Cranberry...
Wareham’s unofficial results are in: Maura Healey, Geoff Diehl win nominations for governor
The votes are in: Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Wareham and unofficial election results were released at 9:14 p.m. by the town clerk’s office. Out of 18,151 registered voters, just 18.54% cast a ballot, according to Wareham election data . Statewide,...
West Nile virus detected in Wareham mosquitos
Mosquitoes collected from Wareham tested positive for West Nile virus on Sept. 2, the state’s public health department announced last week. Residents have up until Sept. 9 to request free mosquito spraying at their home address from the Plymouth...
Seniors find joy, exercise in weekly chair volleyball
Chirps of laughter, heavy grunts and jesting calls of, “too much power, John!” echoed off the walls of the Council on Aging on Aug. 30, as seniors took part in a growing weekly tradition. Eighteen seniors settled in their chairs on Tuesday morning...
Polls open today for state primary
Polls are open today, Sept. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the state primary election . Wareham voters can cast their ballots at one of three polling locations in town, depending on their precinct . Precincts one and six vote at Memorial Town Hall at...
Fundraiser at Stone Path Malt planned to help troops overseas
The organization Cape Cod Cares 4 the Troops will help host a fundraiser to send care packages to deployed troops from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Stone Path Malt, 11 Kendrick Rd. The nonprofit organization is based in Harwich, and it organizes...
Wareham Garden Club meetings continue in September
The Wareham Garden Club will continue its next month of meetings starting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St. Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings generally start with an inform...
Listen, give feedback to alternative plans for Parker Mills Pond Dam project
A public meeting on alternative plans for future of the Parker Mills Pond Dam is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Tremont Nail Factory, 8 Elm St. The Parker Mills Pond Dam assessment project is an ongoing effort between the...
Residents share ideas for redevelopment of downtown Wareham
More greenspace, rooftop dining and kayak rentals — residents had all sorts of ideas for what they’d like to see in Wareham Village in the coming years, suggestions that were discussed at this week’s Wareham Redevelopment Authority meeting. On...
Local scout improves library garden for Eagle award
The Wareham Free Library’s public garden just got a lil’ spiffier, thanks to one local Boy Scout. Galen Lauer made improving the library’s Children’s Learning Garden his Eagle Scout project. About a year later, the project is complete, and the...
Cranberry forecast looks strong for Massachusetts
Even after a weekslong drought, this year’s state cranberry crop is projected to be up 19% from Massachusetts’ 2021 harvest, according to the 2022 U.S. cranberry crop forecast. The Cranberry Marketing Committee, a national agricultural organization...
Tobey Hospital earns award for its stroke care
Tobey Hospital has earned recognition from the American Heart Association for its stroke care, officials announced last week. The hospital was named a recipient of the “Get with The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” for...
Drought worsens wildfire risk across state
The state’s office of energy and environmental affairs is reminding residents of the increased risk of spreading wildland fires because of the ongoing drought. In an Aug. 24 announcement, the office said that there were more than 12 active wildfires...
Grant applications open for Wareham Cultural Council funds
Applications for the 2023 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant cycle will be accepted beginning Sept. 1 until their Oct. 17 deadline. Forms and more information can be found online at massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-...
Onset area beaches closed due to high bacteria
East Boulevard and North Boulevard beaches have been closed because of high bacteria levels, the town announced Thursday afternoon. Shell Point Beach was also closed for swimming on Thursday, but as of Friday was reopened for swimming.
Electronics recycling scheduled for Oct. 1
A drive-up electronics recycling day will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Wareham High School, 7 Viking Dr. The event will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bourne-Wareham Charitable Foundation. A cash or check donation is...
Church to host three-day, $1 thrift shop event
A local church will host a three-day thrift shop event where all clothing costs $1 on Sept. 1, Sept. 2 and Sept. 3. The thrift shop will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the First...
Friends of the Library encourages use of Imagination Library program
A Friends of the Wareham Free Library representative encouraged local residents to enroll their children in Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” program during the Select Board’s Tuesday night meeting. Friends President Priscilla Porter explained...
Board of Selectmen approves Harvest Moon Festival plans
Preliminary plans for the Harvest Moon Festival were approved at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, setting the stage for an all-day event in Onset on Saturday, Sept. 24. Onset Bay Association Executive Director Kat Jones presented plans...
Presentation on human trafficking scheduled for Friday
An organization looking to stop sex trafficking in Plymouth County will lead a presentation at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Onset Foursquare Church, 301 Onset Ave. Coordinator for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children organization,...
Damien’s Place looks to build new food pantry on Marion Road
The Damien's Place food pantry, currently housed in cramped leased space in East Wareham, is preparing to build a new facility on Route 6 near Swifts Beach Road. A representative from the nonprofit and local engineer presented a proposed site plan...
Public safety building search narrowed to two sites
The Public Safety Complex Study Committee, tasked with finding a new home for several public safety services, has taken another step toward deciding the future of the new police station. After months of meetings and analyses, the committee voted on...
Voters can cast primary ballots early starting Saturday
Early voting for the Massachusetts primary begins this Saturday in Wareham. The deadline to register to vote is Aug. 27, and the deadline for vote-by-mail applications is Aug. 29. Early voting runs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, and the primary election...
Residents learn about sewer project planned for Swifts Beach
Dozens of Swifts Beach neighborhood residents filled the neighborhood association’s hall to capacity Saturday morning to hear about upcoming sewer work. Tempers flared early in the meeting, with residents expressing confusion about cost and...
Chalkfest brings art to Onset sidewalks
Sidewalks in Onset were transformed into works of art on Saturday, Aug. 20, as artists of all ages chalked the walks at the annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Fest. This year, the Onset Bay Association’s event was centered in Onset’s Bayview Park, overlooking...
Investors consider new uses for old Forestview Nursing Home
The sprawling nursing home formerly known as Forestview and, later, as Wareham Healthcare, has sat empty since last July. Now, several investors are looking into purchasing the property for use either as a nursing home or to convert it into...
Community Health Fair offers wellness resources, support
The Council on Aging room in the town’s Multiservice Center was chock full of organizations offering their resources to passersby for Wednesday’s Community Health Fair. From the National Alliance on Mental Illness to the AARP to the Wareham Land...
No monkeypox cases reported in Wareham; covid-19 testing data harder to come by
No monkeypox cases have been reported in town as of Aug. 16, Director of Public Health Patrick MacDonald said on Tuesday. Beyond Wareham, 202 cases of monkeypox have been reported throughout the state since the first case was announced on May 18,...
A first in the state: Royal Crest residents navigates state funding rules
As the first manufactured home community in Massachusetts to ever receive funding from the state’s housing department for affordable housing — to the tune of $1.9 million — Royal Crest residents still have a lot of work to do. There’s two big goals...
Community Health Fair this Wednesday
A host of vendors and local organizations will take part in a Community Health Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. in the gym in the MultiService Center. The event focuses on wellbeing. Vendors and organizations to take part include:...
Live in Swifts Beach? Learn about upcoming sewer upgrades on Saturday
Swifts Beach residents will have the chance to learn more about the sewer upgrades coming to their neighborhood in a public meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The meeting will be held in the Swifts Beach Improvement Association’s Voss Hall at...
‘A giant family reunion’: Cape Verdean celebration comes to Onset VFW
The annual Cape Verdean celebration returned to Onset this year – albeit as a picnic at the Onset VFW instead of its usual festival location in the village – and so did hundreds of people hoping to celebrate all things Cape Verdean. Vendors sold all...
Inspectional fees to increase October 1
Some of the town’s inspection fees will increase on Oct. 1, following a vote by the Select Board on Aug. 9. The new fee schedule, released Aug. 11, is attached to this story. Head of Inspectional Services Paul Turner conducted a review of the town’s...
Porta-potty vandals return
Once again, as has happened in prior seasons, vandals have caused serious damage to a porta-potty at a town beach. On Thursday, Aug. 11, the “blue goo bandits” — as dubbed by the Wareham Department of Natural Resources — struck at Little Harbor. The...
Southeast region declared in critical drought
Southeastern Massachusetts and other regions have been declared a Level 3 Critical Drought after weeks of little to no rain, according to a state press release. Residents and businesses are asked to minimize overall water use and stop all non-...
Learn about Swifts Beach sewer upgrades
Residents of the Swifts Beach neighborhood are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn about upcoming sewer upgrades at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, in the Swifts Beach Improvement Association’s Voss Hall at 34 Pleasant St. The engineer will be...
Decas committee questions proposed town building swap
One day after Town Administrator Derek Sullivan presented a potential shuffling of town services and community programs around Wareham, the Decas School Steering Committee presented him with questions about the proposal Wednesday night. The Decas...
Are you satisfied with your cable service?: Committee launches survey
As Verizon and Comcast’s existing licenses with the town allowing them to maintain cable systems are expiring soon, the Cable Advisory Committee is looking for feedback from residents about their experiences with the companies. Cable companies must...
Gleason Family YMCA to host community markets
The Gleason Family YMCA is hosting two upcoming community markets for families in need of fresh food, pantry items and more. The markets are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the YMCA, 33 Charge Pond Rd. The...
Village Hoops donates new bleachers to Onset courts
Thanks to Village Hoops and the United Way, the Hammond School court has two sets of shiny new bleachers for people to hang out on and watch a game. The Select Board officially voted to accept the gift Aug. 9. Aaron Strothers of Village Hoops, a...
Jug Shop to reopen, with a twist
Miss the Jug Shop on Main Street? The shop — a Main Street staple for decades — closed last year. But it’s set to reopen in a slightly new form with new ownership. The business will be owned by Ashish Patel — a familiar face to patrons as he worked...
Officials consider shuffling town services to other buildings
Town Administrator Derek Sullivan has proposed reshuffling town services — including moving the Council on Aging and most of Town Hall to the now-empty Decas School and converting the Town Hall to a police station. He pitched the idea to the Select...
Two boats struck by lightning
Two boats in Onset Harbor were struck by lightning during dramatic thunderstorms at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Per the Department of Natural Resources, first responders were first alerted to a sailboat that was struck by lightning with one...
Former Wareham Police officer gets probation for alleged assault on elder
Ryan Turner, a former Wareham Police officer, has been ordered to take anger management classes following an alleged 2019 assault on an older man on Martha’s Vineyard. The incident took place in Sharky’s Cantina on Sept. 5, 2019. Per police reports...
Locals share hopes for future of Merchants Way, Main Street
Green space, a coastal path, more housing and a fishing pier — all these ideas for the future of the Wareham Village area were on the table at workshops held Thursday and Saturday, which aimed to gather feedback from locals about how to spruce up...
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