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Onset Blues Fest brings VFW pavilion to its feet
Despite the heat and winds that blew away two vendor tents, the 30ish Annual Blues Fest kept smiles on faces and brought people up to dance. Nicole Nelson of Dwight & Nicole shared advice from her grandfather that she said she thinks of on hot...
Pan Mass riders cheered on ride through Wareham
Despite the heat and humidity, participants in the Pan Mass Challenge pedaled through Wareham and Onset Saturday to raise funds to fight cancer. Along the way, they got plenty of support from people cheering, playing upbeat music and holding signs...
Need to cool off? Town, Onset Fire offer cooling centers
It’s a hot one out there! Town buildings will be open during normal business hours today – Thursday – as cooling centers. In Onset, the Spinney Branch Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Onset Fire will be open as a cooling center...
Six Wareham shops fined for tobacco violations
Six shops across Wareham were fined for reported tobacco violations after they were found to have sold to minors without sufficiently checking their ID, the Board of Health announced Wednesday. During their meeting earlier this evening, board...
Residents buy their mobile home park for $12 million, beat out company bid
As a few dozen residents found their seats in the open garage at the end of Prince Drive on Monday night, an older man approached the crowd, standing at the head of tables bought earlier in the day for this meeting. “Well,” he said, holding out his...
Free backpacks, haircuts for kids for back to school
Kids can get a free haircut and backpack filled with school supplies to get ready for the school year at an event sponsored by Community Youth Empowerment, Faded Image Barbershop and Staples on Sunday, August 21. The barbers at Faded Image, 24 Rte...
Southcoast Health named one of the best hospitals in Massachusetts
Southcoast Health — the hospital group that includes Tobey, St. Luke’s and Charlton Memorial — has been ranked #12 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Hospitals in Massachusetts and #2 in the Providence Metro Area. “Earning a spot on...
Pan-Mass Challenge to whizz through Wareham this weekend
Cyclists raising funds to fight cancer will roll through Wareham this weekend as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge. Per Pan-Mass Challenge, more than 6,000 riders are participating this year with the goal of breaking last year's record donation by...
Wareham resident named top dog on service animal board
When Geoff Worrell was a young child, he wasn’t particularly fond of dogs. The long-time Wareham resident was bitten by two different beagles within the span of six months when he was about 7 years old, he said, which didn’t exactly encourage him to...
Local, state Democratic candidates speak with residents over breakfast
The future of the MBTA, a proposed horse-racing facility in Plymouth and concerns over recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court were all topics of discussion during a Democratic candidate forum breakfast on Sunday morning. The event, hosted by the...
Family, basketball alumni honor Scotty Monteiro on the court
Through the pounding sun and relentless heat, players and families joined together on Saturday to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Scotty Monteiro Jr. Foundation’s basketball court in Onset, in honor of the late Scotty Monteiro Jr. “It’s now 2022...
The Umpire Strikes Back: Star Wars Night with the Gatemen
WAREHAM – Fans filled the risers at Spillane Field on Friday night hoping the force would be with the Wareham Gatemen as they played against the Brewster Whitecaps. However, the real action was off the field, as Kylo Ren brandished his three-sided...
Community Youth Empowerment now accepting mentor applications
Community Youth Empowerment will begin its Level Up initiative, a mentorship program for students at Wareham High School, in the coming months, and mentor applications are now open. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, pass background tests and...
JROTC plans flag burn
On Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10:00 a.m., the Wareham JROTC will be holding a US Flag Burning Ceremony at Wareham High School. Residents that need to dispose of any disreputable US Flags may drop them off at the Wareham High Main Office , 7 Viking Dr.,...
Select Board approves sign, town road use for Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride
The Select Board approved plans by the Buzzards Bay Coalition as the nonprofit prepares for its annual bike ride through the South Coast on Oct. 2, 2022. Event Manager Jonah Guerin described plans for the Watershed Ride , which offers 35-mile, 75-...
Stone Path Malt makes progress on plans to sell six-packs
The Select Board granted Stone Path Malt two applications as the local malting company looks forward to selling packs of beer made with its own malt in the future. Stone Path Malt applied for alteration of premises and package store licenses, which...
Select Board thanks Uvalde memorial organizers
The Select Board presented certificates of thanks to the people behind the 21-chair memorial set up to honor the victims of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting earlier this summer. Wareham Education Association vice president Michele Lefrancois,...
What’s going on with Cranberry Highway?
Construction on Cranberry Highway began just over three years ago and drivers since have had a front-row seat to the painstaking action as crews have worked to widen the road, move utility poles and add sidewalks. Wareham police have recently...
Wareham Land Trust leads kiosk construction
If you spot brand-new wooden kiosks at nature trails around town, you’ve seen the recent work of the Wareham Land Trust and a group of helpful volunteers. The trust has led several volunteer days in recent weeks, offering locals a chance to help...
Outdoor watering limited as region enters drought
Following a week of scorching temperatures and little rain, it’s no surprise the region is now considered to be in “significant drought” conditions,” per the state. The town has requested residents to limit their outdoor watering to hand-held...
Photos: Onset Bay Center takes families on a free tour by sailboat
Each Wednesday night, families carefully climb aboard the Onset Bay Center’s newest boat for a sail around the bay and an introduction to sailing. On July 20, the program was led by Adam Shohet and volunteer Fred Makrauer, who manned the tiller...
Multi-service Center to be open as cooling center on Saturday, Sunday
Although no cooling center will be open on Friday, the Multiservice Center. 48 Marion Rd., will be open for those who need to cool off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Hazardous Waste Day scheduled in August
The town will host its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wareham Department of Public Works building, 95 Charge Pond Rd. Wareham and Carver residents are welcome to come. Participants are asked...
Town opens cooling centers during heat wave
As a heat wave engulfs the state, all Wareham town buildings will be open to the public as cooling centers during regular business hours, the town announced Tuesday afternoon. Much of Massachusetts will be under a heat advisory from about 11 a.m. to...
Help pack birthday party kits, learn about adoption
On Sunday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, head to the Onset Bay Center at 186 Onset Ave. to help pack up birthday party kits and learn more about foster care and adoption. The event will be hosted by Mary Nogueros, who is an outreach coordinator for...
Family works to raise funds to pay for ALS treatment
Donnie Lovell is best known as a daredevil who won quad races and once built a bike ramp at the end of the Shangri-La boat ramp so he and friends could ride their bikes off it at high speeds, doing flips into the lake. But since 2019, he’s been...
Fast traffic can be fatal danger to slow-moving turtles
MARION — Wildlife officials are issuing an advisory to motorists after several diamondback terrapins, a type of turtle that is listed as a threatened species in the state, have been struck and killed by cars crossing the Weweantic Bridge, which...
Sun, sea and sand: Kids celebrate at Family Beach Day
Families found both kites and sand-sculpting equipment at Onset Beach on Saturday in a reimagined Family Beach Day that combined two previous events: Kite Festival and Sandcastle Day. “We have a good time,” Rodney Johnson, also known as “Rodney the...
Little Harbor Beach reopens for swimming
The Little Harbor Beach reopened to swimmers on Friday, July 15, after it was closed on the 14th by the town’s Board of Health due to “high bacteria levels.” The department continued to test the water, and on Friday, was able to reopen the beach for...
Town invites public to share opinions on Wareham Village redevelopment plans
As the town works to develop an urban renewal plan for downtown Wareham, the Redevelopment Authority has scheduled a few opportunities for residents to stop by and share their thoughts on what the future of Wareham Village should look like. The two...
Zoning Board schedules Woodland Cove site visit
The Wareham Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled a site visit for the Woodland Cove housing development and discussed the project’s compliance during its Wednesday night meeting. The Woodland Cove development is led by Dakota Partners and comprises 150...
Missing dangerous dog is beyond town’s reach
The Select Board revisited an ongoing dangerous dog hearing in which the canine in question has gone on the lamb at the board’s July 12 meeting. The dog, owned by Adam Bruneau, severely injured an older neighbor in an October 2021 attack. The board...
New committee to focus on supporting youth organizations
The Select Board approved the formation of a new Community Youth Advocacy Committee, designed to help local groups work through local permitting processes, apply for funding and grants and help young people get involved in town governance. Board...
Select Board puts Decas School reuse outreach on hold ‘til after Town Meeting
The Select Board voted on July 12 to delay issuing any requests for proposals for the use of the former Decas School until after the October Town Meeting — a move community center advocates say decreases the center’s chance for success as key...
$60 million in sewer plant upgrades, work at Swifts Beach needed, engineers say
The sewer moratorium on new hook-ups won’t be lifted until at least one major project is done, engineers hired by the town reported to the Select Board on Tuesday night. Russ Kleekamp, Sara Greenberg and Marc Drainville of GHD engineering and Guy...
Hydrologist says Fearing Hill solar impact would be minimal
The Planning Board discussed the proposed solar array on Fearing Hill and a recent hydrology report during its meeting on July 7. The proposed solar farm has been controversial since it first appeared before the town’s permitting boards more than a...
Disc golf event planned at Little Harbor Country Club
Little Harbor Country Club will host a disc golf event from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday with the newly formed Cranberry Country Disc Golf Association, organizer Marcus Gomes said. A temporary disc golf course will be set up at the golf course, allowing...
What do you think the Decas School should be used for?
The Decas School Steering Committee is working to compile a full report about the reuse of the now-closed John W. Decas Elementary School. The school closed in January, when students began attending the new Wareham Elementary School on Minot Ave...
Bittersweet beware: Volunteers remove invasive species at conservation land
Volunteers gathered along the side of Main Street on Saturday morning with a monumental task: to begin pulling, cutting back and removing invasive plants from the Wareham Land Trust’s Stoney Run property. The property, located near the intersection...
Free Mobile Markets to return
The United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Mobile Market will once again distribute free, fresh produce to low-income families on Tuesday nights in Wareham, starting July 12. The market will be held at the Middle School, 4 Viking Drive, from 5:30 to 7...
STEM kits, gardening starters and fishing poles: The library’s more than books!
Looking to start a vegetable garden, or want to teach your child how to grow marigolds? How about looking through the stars with a telescope kit, or learning how to make a magnetic levitation train? Or maybe you’re just looking to go fishing, but...
Summer of Love concerts return to the bandshell
The smell of pizza and the sea was in the air as the Summer of Love concert series made its official return to the newly-renovated Lillian Gregerman Bandshell on Wednesday, July 6. The Coalboilers played a variety of crowd-pleasing covers, including...
Bubbles galore with Mr. Vinny at the library
Shimmering, wobbly iridescent soap bubbles floated through the air as kids laughed, shrieked and jumped to pop them behind the library on Wednesday, July 6, as the Wareham Free Library kicked off its summer reading program with Mr. Vinny the Bubble...
County to begin spraying for mosquitoes
Plymouth County Mosquito Control will begin spraying for mosquitoes this week. The County sprays from a pick-up truck, and, by law, can only spray the homes of those who request it. So, not every home on the streets listed will be sprayed. Sprayers...
Southcoast Health to offer vaccine clinics for young children
Southcoast Health is offering covid vaccine clinics for children between six months old and their fifth birthday. All clinics will offer the Moderna pediatric vaccine, which is a series of two shots administered four weeks apart. The clinics will be...
Help the Land Trust build kiosks
The Wareham Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help construct informational kiosks for three of its preserves: the Agawam River Trail, Tweedy and Barnes and North Water Street Beach. The kiosks will display information about the property,...
Wareham Minutemen and Militia Co. fire muskets for 4th of July
The Wareham Minutemen and Militia Company fired their muskets in an Independence Day celebration on Monday. The reenactors, dressed in their full Revolutionary War outfits, fired their guns on the town green by the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial...
Antique fair returns to town green after pandemic pause
Sellers and buyers filled the town green on Main Street on Monday for the Wareham Historical Society’s annual antique fair. Monday marked the organization’s 44th annual fair, which was paused over the past two years because of the pandemic. But this...
Kids parade through Swifts Beach in decked-out bikes, scooters
Dozens of kids and their families participated in the annual Independence Day parade through the Swifts Beach neighborhood Monday morning. Dressed up in all things red, white and blue, kids and their parents made their way around the block, starting...
Onset celebrates Independence Day with roaring bonfire
A blazing bonfire greeted folks who spent the evening on Shell Point Beach on Sunday, while others in the distance celebrated July 4th with their own private fireworks shows. The bonfire was put on by the Onset Bay Association, and association...
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