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Land Trust goes batty, hits ‘benchmark’ for Trail Days
The Wareham Land Trust is offering two opportunities for residents to give back to the community this month. On Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will install bat houses at the Agawam River Trail, located at the end of Knowles...
New Year’s Plungers chill out in Onset Bay
On the morning of Monday, Jan. 2, the water in Onset Bay was 38 degrees. “It’s a little cold,” 5-year-old Fiona McPherson told her mother Mary. Monday was Mary’s first time participating in the annual New Year’s Plunge. She joined 50 brave souls who...
Giveaway offers new roof to deserving homeowner
Care Free Homes, a Fairhaven-based home improvement company, is holding its 8th annual New Year, New Roof Giveaway. One deserving resident of southeastern Massachusetts will receive a free roof, courtesy of Care Free Homes. Here is how the giveaway...
Help ‘Maisie’ solve a murder at the Library
The Wareham Free Library’s Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. to discuss the novel “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear. The novel, published in 2003 and the first of the Maisie Dobbs series, tells the story of its title...
Champagne divers hunt for bubbly in Buzzards Bay
Keith Baker isn’t old enough to drink the bottle of champagne that he found at the bottom of Stonebridge Marina in Onset, but the 17-year-old diver was still bubbly from his discovery. “Woohoo!” He cried as he came up from the shallow, green-tinted...
Kids dance in ‘Noon Year’ at the Library
The Roaring ‘20s are in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than doing the Charleston? And the hoedown. And the Cuban shuffle. And the Macarena. And the twist. Wareham kids did all these dances and more, under the direction of the energetic...
Putt putt at the Library
“Hole in one!” Yelled a mini-golfer between the bookshelves of the Wareham Free Library. The Library became a miniature-golf course on Friday, Dec. 30. Library Director Patrick Marshall said that it took two hours to build the course along the rows...
Construction soon to start on new Damien’s Pantry location
Damien’s Place Family Food Pantry distributed over 900,000 pounds of food in 2021, but the pantry is hoping to top that number in 2023 with a new location at 242 Marion Road. Construction of the new location is planned to begin this spring. “Our...
Cranberry Kai: Young martial artists learn self-defense
Nathan Iannuccilli is no stranger to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but on his first day of class at SBG Martial Arts on Kendrick Road, the 10-year-old felt “awkward” as he slipped off his Crocs and stepped onto the mat. “Remember how you were on your first...
Luck be a lardon at Redmen Hall meat raffle
Redmen Hall will host its monthly meat raffle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at the hall, 745 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and a meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meal cost is $8. Raffles start at 7 p.m. The Redmen Hall meat raffle is held...
Fire Department receives $5,000 in grants
The Wareham Fire Department has received $5,316 in fire safety education grants from the Student and Senior Awareness of Fire Education programs. The state-funded programs are designed to help local fire departments give students and seniors the...
‘Tough to beat’: Vikings pillage Blue Devils
The Wareham Vikings varsity boys basketball team won a fast-paced game against the Fairhaven Blue Devils 74-36 on Tuesday, Dec. 27, adding another win to their 4-1 record and giving fans more to look forward to this season. Head coach Steve Faniel...
Year in Review: Solar, schools and seafood defined 2022
For Wareham, 2022 began as it did for the rest of the country. Covid-19 cases exploded in January due to the highly-contagious Omicron variant, with Wareham reporting a record-breaking 271 new cases in the first week of January alone. In the second...
Roman a club: Onset author tells Alzheimer’s story through golf
Onset-based author Steve Rogers says that his new book, “Still Lost,” is a probe into the depths of his soul. With experiences taken from his own life, he says that the book will “bury” those who have wronged him in the past (with fictional names,...
Wareham Upper Cape Tech students help stage murder mystery
Most people call them Karens, but Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School junior Abby Morrison suggests another name for “the person you don’t want to interact with at a grocery store:” Rosemary. Morrison, who lives in Wareham and is studying...
On cold, dark night, Turning Point observes Homeless Memorial Day
On the night of Wednesday, Dec. 21, the longest night of the year, 500,000 Americans were homeless. Twenty thousand of them were in Massachusetts. Of those 20,000, only half of them had shelter during those 15 hours of darkness. Her breath foggy in...
Elks donate $4,000 to Toys for Tots
In the spirit of giving this holiday season, the Wareham-New Bedford Elks Lodge #73, along with members of the public, donated over $4,000 to the Lodge’s Toys for Tots campaign. The campaign was run by the Massachusetts State Police Association in...
Wareham man arrested for cocaine trafficking
A Wareham man was one of three men arrested for cocaine trafficking on Thursday, Dec. 22. According to a news release from the state Attorney General’s office, Shawn Panepinto, 26, of Wareham, was arrested alongside Michael Reyes, 39, of Rochester,...
Multi-Service Center holds 8th annual Christmas dinner
The Multi-Service Center, 48 Marion Road, held its 8th annual Christmas dinner for veterans, seniors and those in need on Saturday, Dec. 17. This year marks the first year that the dinner was held at the Multi-Service Center instead of the VFW...
Send us your storm photos!
An Arctic blast has blown through Wareham, bringing heavy rain and bitterly cold winds just in time for Christmas weekend. We want to see your photos of the storm and its aftermath! Send them to Wes Cipolla at firstname.lastname@example.org and Taylor...
Plymouth County Outreach issues alert after 13 overdoses in 19 days
Thirteen fatal overdoses have been reported in Plymouth County in the first 19 days of December, prompting an alert from Plymouth County Outreach. The 13 fatal overdoses are more than any other month this year. Plymouth County Outreach and its...
Bingo at the Elks Lodge
The Elks Lodge are opening their doors to the public every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. for bingo. Bingo sheet sales start at 5:15 p.m. There are more than 25 games including two Progressive Jackpots at $1,199 each. The Lodge’s doors open at 3 p.m. for...
Middle School recognizes spectacular students
Wareham Middle School has announced its student award winners for December 2022. Fifth grader Landen Grajales, sixth grader Miladii Figueroa and seventh grader Dorian Sims were named Students of the Month. Each month, the teachers of each grade...
Select Board puts brakes on Minot Avenue bike path
Select Board Member Alan Slavin has long supported the idea of a bike path on Minot Avenue , which would be part of an extensive series of bike paths stretching from Fall River to Provincetown. However, during the Board of Selectmen meeting on...
Plow shortage will snow in much of Wareham, Select Board says
“It’s going to be a hard winter,” Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said about Wareham’s extreme shortage of snow plows and people to drive them. Speaking to the Board of Selectmen at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, Sullivan said that last winter,...
High Schoolers get into spirit for Polar Express Train Ride
Wareham High School senior Indiana Troupe has an extensive resume. He is Class President, host of the school’s Morning Announcements, Vice President of the Global Education Club, Vice President of the National Honor Society and a member of the Key...
As “The Suit,” Buzzards Bay man is Santa for hire
Santa Claus’s arms are covered in tattoos. There is a phoenix rising from the ashes, the words “carpe diem” (Latin for “seize the day”) and a pig, representing his love of pork. Santa Claus is a chef, and his food truck, Milo’s Pickle Jar, is parked...
How to change trash services for 2023
Those who wish to make changes to their trash services for 2023 can visit the town’s website, www.wareham.ma.us/trash-services , by Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 to complete an online application. Those who do not use the internet can go to the Municipal...
Town releases details about energy sources
Wareham residents can once again take a look at where their electricity is coming from. The town of Wareham released its latest state-mandated list of the town’s sources of electricity, and their environmental friendliness under state regulations,...
Shangri La light display a reminder of family, giving
When 26-year-old Tommy McNevin died in 2009, his family received a visit from their neighbor Seamus. Seamus, originally from Ireland, told the McNevins that it is tradition in Ireland to plant a tree in memory of a lost loved one. He planted an...
Will the real Grinch please stand up?
The people of Wareham were in for a Seussian shock after the Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 4, when two Grinches accosted each other in Besse Park. As stunned onlookers took pictures and video with their cell phones, the Grinch wearing Adidas...
Upper Cape Tech hockey team volunteers at Damien’s Pantry
The Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School hockey team, along with coaches Tim Arruda and Joe McGuire, volunteered at Damien’s Food Pantry on Sunday, Dec. 18. Team members bagged and delivered groceries to members of the community for the holiday...
Santa Claus has breakfast, gives away toys in Onset
Santa Claus traded milk and cookies for pancakes and sausage at Wareham Community Youth Empowerment’s second annual Breakfast with Santa at the VFW Dudley L. Brown Post 2846 in Onset on Sunday, Dec. 18. Santa gave every child a toy and presided over...
Observe Midnight Mass with music in Onset
Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea, 2 Onset Bay Lane, Onset, will hold a Midnight Mass on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m. The services will start with a concert by the parish choir, followed by Mass at midnight. For further information, contact Pastoral...
School Committee votes to rev up driver’s ed price
The School Committee voted to increase the price of the High School’s driver’s education program from $40 to $50 an hour at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15. The Committee was driven to increase the price after hearing testimony from Tina Clark,...
New clubs, auditorium repairs approved by School Committee
Wareham Elementary School will have two new clubs, and the High School auditorium can seek funding for $249,000 in upgrades, thanks to the School Committee’s yes votes at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15. Elementary School Principal Bethany Chandler...
School Committee approves pared-down $34 million budget
The School Committee voted to approve a $34 million budget for fiscal year 2024 at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15. The budget is 3% smaller than the original proposed budget, which faced harsh criticism from the Finance Committee due to its...
25 firefighters tackle basement blaze
Twenty five Wareham firefighters responded to a fast-moving fire which started in the basement of a Plymouth Avenue home on the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 18. The basement fire spread rapidly to the first floor of the home. Wareham Fire Engine 1...
Volunteers lay wreaths across Wareham, lest we forget
When Mike Ward graduated from high school in 1966, he took a physical in hopes of joining the Marines. He did not pass the physical, but as Chairman of the Wareham Elks Veterans Committee, he has the chance to serve those who did serve. Joined by...
Where to recycle mattresses, textiles in Wareham
As of Nov. 1, Massachusetts residents are no longer able to throw away their old textiles and mattresses. Instead, clothes, bedding, curtains, fabric, footwear, towels and other such items must be recycled. Only textiles that are contaminated with...
Master the art of the interview at the Library
FREE Interviewing Master Class Those who are looking for a new job or wanting to advance from where they are now can take a free job interview master class at the Wareham Free Library on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The featured speaker...
Golf and dance in the new year at Library
The Wareham Free Library has fun activities planned for the last days of the year. On Friday, Dec. 30, the entire library will be transformed into a 18-hole mini golf course. Players will test their skills as they attempt to get par on each hole as...
Police Association gives $1,000 to Kendrick House in ‘No-Shave’ fundraiser
The Wareham Police Association donated $1,000 to the Kendrick House for disabled veterans as part of its “No Shave” fundraiser. The “No Shave” fundraiser was started by Police Association Vice President Lorenzo Grosso last year, when the Association...
Town hires new conservation agent
The Town of Wareham is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to our team. Joshua Faherty has joined us as Conservation Agent and is now working in the Planning Office. Mr. Faherty holds a degree in Environmental Science and Policy from...
COA learns about THC and CBD in cannabis presentation
Dee Homer has heard all about the soothing effects of cannabis. That’s why she attended a panel discussion about the plant’s health benefits at the Council on Aging on Wednesday, Dec. 14. She wanted to learn about how cannabis can decrease pain and...
Gleason Y announces brief temporary closure
The Gleason Family YMCA will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as the town of Wareham replaces the transformer in its service area. To find out what programs and classes will be cancelled, visit the Welcome Center at 33 Charge...
About dam time: Town to choose between three Parker Mills revamps
The town of Wareham has three options to deal with the crumbling Parker Mills Dam , which has closed Elm Street near the Tremont Nail Factory for the better part of a decade. The town can reduce the height of the 10-foot dam structure by 5 feet,...
Become a computer whiz at the Library
Learn how to use a keyboard and mouse, access the internet, set up an email account and be safe while surfing the web during a three-week computer class at the Wareham Free Library. During week one, participants will learn how to use a keyboard and...
Learn ‘baby sign language’ at Library
Baby Kneads (Communicate, Soothe and Connect) will be joining the Wareham Free Library on Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 to provide free baby sign language classes to parent-child pairs. Appropriate for children aged two months through toddler age, baby sign...
Library to host virtual chat with bestselling authors
Join the Wareham Free Library virtually for a special evening featuring two of the country’s top young adult authors, as “Nine Liars” writer Maureen Johnson is interviewed by “The Final Gambit” scribe Jennifer Lynn Barnes on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p...
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