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Wareham cyclists to participate in bike-a-thon for cancer research
On Aug. 7 and 8, two Wareham residents — Katie Moulding and Nichole Stahmer — will participate in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day 211-mile bike-a-thon across Massachusetts that raises money for cancer care and research. Along with more than...
Wareham sees two new cases of covid-19 in past week
The town saw two new cases of covid-19 in the past week, continuing the trend of single-digit case counts. Wareham remains categorized “gray” in the state’s covid-19 risk reporting — the lowest risk level. According to data from the state’s June 17...
Methodist Church to host Summer Fair
The Wesley United Methodist Church will be hosting its Annual Summer Fair on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The fair will feature the thrift shop, crafts, baked goods, outside vendors, and raffles. The church will also be...
Comfort, good energy at Oniset Wigwam Psychic Fair
The lawn outside the Oniset Wigwam Spiritualist Camp was bustling on Saturday for the opening of the biannual, two-day Psychic Fair. “We’ve been mobbed today,” said Patti Craig, the president and minister. She said that the psychics, mediums, card-...
Emergency Operation Center a priority for new police station
The Public Safety Complex Study Committee may end up building a police station, rather than a full complex, but Chair Claire Smith said that regardless, including an Emergency Operation Center is a priority. An Emergency Operation Center allows...
Property owner found ‘in contempt’ by county housing court
Donald McMullin, the owner of two properties the town has been struggling with for some time, was found “in contempt” by a Plymouth County Housing Court judge for his inability comply with town requests for upkeep at his 16 Wareham Ave. property...
Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center chosen to lease Oak Grove School
The Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center was chosen to lease the former Oak Grove School for a five-year term, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan reported on June 15. He told the Board of Selectmen that Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center and...
Town Hall will be closed June 17
Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, June 17 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced the closure during the June 15 Board of Selectmen meeting. The holiday falls on a Saturday, but the Wareham Free...
Trade winds secures marijuana courier host community agreement
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to approve the marijuana courier host community agreement negotiated with Trade Winds, a company that plans to make deliveries directly to consumers on behalf of retailers and collect a fee for every...
Town works to rein in pair of dogs whose escapes are a ‘nuisance’
A pair of dogs who regularly run off their owners’ properties — much to the frustration of neighbors and beachgoers — have 60 days to start showing off their best behavior. The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted on June 15 to continue a “nuisance...
June proclaimed LGBTQ Pride Month
In an effort to acknowledge that “the town is strengthened by and prides upon the rich diversity of ethnic, cultural, racial, gender and sexual identities of all of its residents,” Wareham will formally recognize June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month...
Owlet returned to nest
A tiny owlet that fell out of its nest in Onset on June 10 got lucky when a gentle dog found it on the side of the road. The dog’s owner called over a Wareham Police Officer, who alerted the Department of Natural Resources. The sun was setting, and...
Friends to host June book sale
The Friends of the Wareham Free Library will be hosting a used book sale on June 24, 25, and 26 in the Library Meeting Room. The sale will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For June...
Grace Lighthouse begins services in a tent
Grace Lighthouse Church is now holding its weekly services in a tent at 2703 Cranberry Highway — the lot where Pastor Dave Beguerie hopes to one day build a standalone church. In case of poor weather, services will be held in the church’s location...
Town sees 3 new covid cases as vaccination rate continues to lag
Continuing the trend of single-digit case counts, the town saw three new cases of covid-19 in the past week and has now been designated “gray” in the state’s covid-19 risk reporting — the lowest risk level. According to data from the state’s June 10...
Oniset Wigwam Psychic and Vendor Fair
The Oniset Wigwam Spiritualist Camp’s Psychic and Vendor Fair will be held on June 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9 Crescent Place, off 13th Street in Onset. The fair is free to enter, but organizers are collecting donations for St. Jude’s...
Marathon town meeting names school, bans nips, limits solar
As the sun moved across the sky and late morning turned into the late afternoon, intrepid voters in the Decas School cafeteria managed to conquer a 43-item Town Meeting warrant and pass a $61.7 million town budget, guided by Town Moderator Claire...
Tremont Nail redevelopment outreach events postponed
Two outreach events planned by the Town of Wareham and Bentley Companies — the master developer for Tremont Nail — have been indefinitely postponed. Residents had been invited to learn more about the future of the Tremont Nail site at events...
Housing coming to Tremont Nail property?
Bentley Companies, the master developer for the town-owned Tremont Nail Factory property, is considering adding about 50 to 60 one or two-bedroom apartments to its plans for redeveloping the historic site. During a June 10 meeting of the Wareham...
Intermediate care center pitched for Sandwich Road
An intermediate care center has been proposed for 238 and 240 Sandwich Road, near the intersection with Rte. 28 and next door to Upper Cape Realty. The building would have a parking garage on the ground level, four floors of space for the center,...
A voter’s guide to the annual spring Town Meeting
Wareham’s twice-postponed Annual Town Meeting will finally be held on Saturday in the cafeteria at John W. Decas Elementary School, beginning at 11 a.m. Voters at the June 12 meeting, which would normally have been held in April, will be asked to...
Citizens petition aims to increase affordable housing stock
Former Selectwoman Brenda Eckstrom has proposed a zoning change meant to create incentives for Wareham residents to increase the town’s stock of affordable housing through deed-restricted individual homes and apartments, rather than large 40B...
June 8 Selectmen’s Meeting cancelled
The Board of Selectmen’s meeting scheduled for June 8 was cancelled due to issues with Zoom, the online meeting program used by the town.
Controversial changes to town’s wetland bylaws up for vote at Town Meeting
When voters gather at Decas Elementary on June 12, they’ll be asked to consider two wetland bylaw amendments proposed by Director of Planning Ken Buckland. The first — Article 10 on the Special Spring Town Meeting warrant — would remove the “No...
Town Meeting articles could regulate renewable energy projects
Two articles related to future solar projects in Wareham will come before voters during the Town Meeting on June 12. Voters will be asked to approve a commercial solar/wind taxation home rule petition for Wareham (Article 6). Town Meeting attendees...
Wareham now has second-lowest percentage of vaccinated residents in Plymouth County
The percentage of at least partially vaccinated people in Wareham is the second-lowest in Plymouth County. According to the state’s June 3 data, only 48 percent of Wareham residents have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. That amounts...
New school’s name up for a vote at Town Meeting
Voters will decide the name for the new elementary school being built on Minot Avenue at Town Meeting on June 12. A citizens petition article, led by former School Committee member Mike Flaherty and School Building Committee member Rhonda Veugen,...
Town Meeting set to decide whether to limit size of future solar projects
One article on Saturday’s Town Meeting warrant aims to regulate solar projects — namely, by reducing the size and potential ecological impact of a project. Brought forth via a citizens’ petition, Nancy McHale’s article would amend Wareham’s solar...
Bingo is back at the Elks Lodge
Bingo is back at the Wareham New Bedford Elks Lodge! Weekly games are resuming, starting on Tuesday, June 8. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with sales happening between 5:30 and 6:30. The snack bar will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The first game will...
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...
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SOLD! Indian Mound Cottage
Upper Cape Realty is excited to share that we have closed on 7 Martin Street in Wareham! Listing...
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Spectacular Bay Views from this wonderful colonial at Sandy Beach in Onset. Almost WATERFRONT! The...
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Commercial Unit for Lease - Attention Businesses
Cranberry Highway location offers great visibility, plenty of parking and on street signage...
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SOLD! Taunton Mansard Colonial
Upper Cape Realty is excited to share that we have closed on 268 Winthrop Street in Taunton!...
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Love at first sight! Nicely remodeled 4 bedroom/2 Bath Nantucket style Victorian. First floor main...
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SOLD! Parkwood Beach
Barney’s Point in Parkwood Beach ... Where it’s summertime and the living is easy! If you haven’t...
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Stroll to Sagamore Beach from this Brand New TBB
Cape Sagamore on Ridgehill Lane Sagamore Beach Just a stroll away from the Beach! This home to be...
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Quintessential Cape Cod Cottage
EASTHAM Escape to this quintessential Cape Cod cottage overlooking the National Seashore. Just a...
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Just Sold by Upper Cape Realty
Congrats to Upper Cape Realty’s Katie Wagner on another successful closing. Thinking of selling or...
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