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Oak Grove aims to grow its cultural center programming
Two years ago, the Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center announced it finally obtained a space of its own. The Oak Grove School building has been shared between the center and the South Shore Community Action Council’s Wareham Head Start child care...
Mermaids on Onset Bay
Some may wonder how two mermaids made their way to Onset Bay this year, hanging around Wicket’s Island. Well, the Buzzards Bay Coalition at the Onset Bay Center has offered on the water programs throughout the summer as well as a variety of on the...
Regulation leaves town with septic decisions
Voters may soon be asked to decide between adding a few neighborhoods to the sewer system or upgrading their septic systems, said Director of Public Health Patrick MacDonald. In an effort to reduce nitrogen levels, the Massachusetts Department of...
Flags ceremoniously retired at high school
A ceremonial retirement to properly dispose of American flags was held at the high school on Wednesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. The retirement ceremony was conducted by the Wareham JROTC and the Wareham High School Summer School Program. The summer...
Chalk-full-o-fun festival returns
On Saturday, Aug. 19., artists will “chalk the sidewalk” of Onset for the Onset Bay Association's 9th annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Festival. Held at the Lillian Gregerman Bandshell from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival will have artists, music, food and...
Bocce ball comes to Onset
Of the two dozen players who joined Salerno to play at the new bocce courts on Monday, Aug. 14, half were novices. “It’s not like bowling — you don’t wind up in this game,” said Salerno. After arranging two teams of four, Salerno assumed the...
Free breakfast will be served
Wesley United Methodist Church, 462 Main St., will host its monthly free community breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. On the menu for this month are breakfast sandwiches with a choice of bacon or sausage, home fries, fresh...
Community, spirituality and healing at the Rose Room
In a “past life,” healers Britt Rose and Jennifer DuBerger knew one another, Rose said. The two reunited at a women’s healing circle, where Rose led a group through a Cacao Ceremony she learned while in Guatemala. DuBerger said at the time, she was...
Celebrate with a taste of the town
Get a taste of the south coast at Turning Point’s “Taste Of Our Towns” celebration on Monday, Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Wareham/New Bedford Elks Lodge at 2855 Cranberry Highway. Turning Point Day Resource Center...
Two students make Curry College dean’s list
Wareham’s Ardani Mello-Daigneault and Lukas Watkins have been named to the spring 2023 dean's list of Curry College. The two are among the college’s approximately 900 students that made the dean’s list this spring. In order to be placed on the list...
Seniors: Wrap up the summer with a barbeque
Tickets are on sale now until Wednesday, Sept. 6 for the Council on Aging’s summer barbeque. The event is sponsored and hosted by Wareham/New Bedford Elks Lodge. Seniors can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad at 11:30 a.m. on...
Attend monthly public safety meetings
TRIAD, a community public safety group, will join the Council on Aging’s Coffee & Conversation on the first Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Community Room/Gym at the Multi-Service Center. The group is comprised of first responders,...
Onset Cape Verdean Festival: ‘A family reunion’
For Tiny Lopes and his wife Virginia, the Onset Cape Verdean Festival is like a “family reunion.” “We call it a family reunion because we get to meet and greet new families,” explained Lopes, the public relations officer for the Onset Cape Verdean...
Barnstable Deputy Sheriff arrested for alleged road rage in town
Barnstable County Deputy Sheriff Gregory Djaoen, 38, of New Bedford was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and threats to commit a crime, according to State Police. On Saturday, July 29, State Troopers conducted a traffic stop...
Town officials look ahead to the future of sewer
Town officials agree more communication is necessary between town/municipal boards in order to address the sewage needs of the town at the Sewer Commission’s workshop Thursday, Aug. 10. GHD Consultant Marc Drainville said as the commission and...
Select Board announce Oct. 23 to be fall Town Meeting
The fall Town Meeting is set to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, Select Board members announced at its Thursday, Aug. 10 meeting. The last day to submit articles for the warrant is Monday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. and the warrant will close Tuesday,...
Onset Beach Patio & Grille served warning for operating without entertainment license
The Onset Beach Patio & Grille was issued a warning by the Select Board after holding line dancing lessons, playing music and using TVs in its establishment without an entertainment license at the Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting. The license takes three...
Select Board to communicate disapproval of nuclear waste dumping in Cape Cod Bay
Select Board Chair Judith Whiteside will send a letter to the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency and other government officials to maintain the town’s stance against Holtec International’s proposal to dump its nuclear waste in Cape Cod...
Update: Former high school custodian charged with indecent assault and battery
A former custodian at Wareham High School has been charged with indecent assault and battery after he allegedly touched teenage students inappropriately. Michael Miranda, 54, of Marion, was arraigned Monday, Aug. 7 at Wareham District Court on...
Riding in sync – Pan-Mass cyclists team up in support of cause
Throughout his entire life, Nick Riccio can recall always having played hockey. It’s his “lifelong passion” and “love,” Riccio said. He played through college, starting off at Salem State University and eventually transferring to Southern New...
A festival of legacies, artists and community
When sisters Denise Fisher and Doreen Parker were little girls they moved to the area and began to attend the Wesley United Methodist Church. At the time, their father, Don Fisher, served as treasurer of the church and helped start the Annual Wesley...
Cheer puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising
Wareham High School cheerleaders traded in their pom poms for sponges on Saturday, Aug. 5 to raise money for the upcoming season’s competitions and uniforms. Next to the Wareham Fire Station on Main Street, the cheer team held a car wash. Co-Captain...
First responders, town employees assist with Pan-Mass Challenge
Wareham Police Association, Wareham Fire Department, Wareham Emergency Medical Services and Wareham Town Hall members volunteered on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Decas water stop to support the Pan-Mass Challenge. Over 4800 riders passed through, who...
Learn to play bocce ball in Onset
Come and learn to play bocce! On Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. bocce ball will be in Onset. The courts are on the corner of CW Bishop Ave and Highland Ave. All the supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome. The courts were...
The Ashley Faye Family Funday
The 7th Annual Ashley Faye Family Funday Luau will be on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Onset’s Dudley L Brown VFW Post 2846. The fundraiser is in honor of Ashley Faye, who died in 2015. All of the proceeds are donated to local...
Lemonade stand pours support for children’s hospital
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or, in this case, make a lemonade stand to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. 10-year-old Victoria and 8-year-old Cole McIntosh, as well as neighbor Layla Ramos, 8, decided to set up a lemonade...
Four-year-old lends a hand to town workers
Watch out Wareham — there’s a new landscaper in town, and he’s four years old. While waiting for his bus to South Shore Early Education on Wednesday, Aug. 2, William Beijar decided to join some town workers with weed removal. “He saw the guys...
Update: Electric car ‘spontaneously’ catches fire at Great Hill Estates
After spending over three hours and using more than 11,000 gallons of water, Wareham Fire extinguished a 2020 Chevy Bolt electric car that spontaneously caught fire due to a recalled battery Saturday morning, Aug. 5, according to the Wareham Fire...
Redmen Hall serves 46 bushels of clams with a side of tradition
Over 450 people gathered for a traditional-style Native American clambake at the Redmen Hall on Sunday, Aug. 6. The decades-running clambake is the largest fundraiser for Redmen Hall, and many Redmen members have been participating in the bake for...
Onset Bay glows red for Illumination Night
Onset Bay lit up red with flares – 1,200 flares to be exact – for Onset Bay Association’s Illumination night on Saturday, Aug. 5. This was the first time the event was held since 2018, and this year, it was dedicated to long-term Onset Bay...
High school JROTC seeking old American flags for ceremonial retirement
The Wareham JROTC and the Wareham High School Summer School Program will properly dispose of American flags with a ceremonial retirement Wednesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. at the high school. If any residents have American flags in disrepair and would...
Shaws donates water to Wareham Police Association for Pan-Mass Challenge
The Wareham Police Association would like to thank the Wareham Shaw’s Supermarket Managers, Jeff Thompson and John Bickford who donated a pallet of bottled water. Wareham Police Association members will be providing water this Saturday to cyclists...
Two local students graduate from Roger Williams University
Two Wareham natives received their bachelor’s degrees in May as part of the Roger Williams University Class of 2023. Luke Carey graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Isabella Wierzbicki graduated with a Bachelor of Science...
Student awarded Donald M. and Janet C. Barnard Fellowship
Keelin Quirk, daughter of Wareham residents Norma Scogin and Sherry Quirk, has been awarded the Donald M. and Janet C. Barnard Fellowship by the University of Rochester for the 2023-2024 academic year. The fellowship, which goes to a second or third...
Student named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list
Emilyann Schluter of East Wareham has been named to the spring 2023 semester dean’s list at St. Lawrence University. To make the dean’s list, Schluter had to maintain a minimum semester GPA of 3.6 throughout four courses.
Two students reflect on first year at West Point
This past fall, Wareham’s Lavina Burman and Connor Prindle prepared for the upcoming school year just as any other first-year college student would. However, unlike most college students, Burman and Prindle were headed to the United States Military...
Andrea Ericson appointed to Cultural Council
The Select Board unanimously appointed Andrea Ericson to the Wareham Cultural Council for a term to expire June 30, 2026, pending the completion of all necessary paperwork and training, at its Tuesday, Aug. 1 meeting. Ericson, who is an art teacher...
Swifts Beach weekend sewer backup resolved
This past July 29 to 31 weekend, Swifts Beach’s collapsed pipe became clogged and briefly backed up the sewer system, according to Sewer Commission Chair Bernie Pigeon. This blockage is not unusual since the pipe collapsed in 2015, Pigeon said. He...
MassWildlife firefighter returns from wildfires in Quebec
When Wareham’s Connor Fleming graduated college, he started his career in wildlife biology at a small zoo. Almost a decade later, Fleming would find himself as a MassWildlife firefighter and in Quebec assisting with the wildfires that began in late...
Sewer Commission could hold second vote for $36 million sewer repairs
Following the denial of a borrowing request for $36 million in sewage facility repairs at a Special Town Meeting, the Sewer Commission has filed an extension for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan with the goal of holding another vote in the...
Southcoast Health Opens Makepeace Wound Care Center at Tobey Hospital
The Makepeace Wound Care Center will expand access to the service line across the region, Southcoast Health officials announced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “The opening of the Makepeace Wound Care Center demonstrates Tobey Hospital’s commitment to...
Onset resident celebrates 80 with two lifelong pals
MIDDLEBORO — All 80th birthday celebrations are special but the gathering Sunday, July 22 in a Middleboro backyard took the cake. Three cakes, in fact. A triple birthday party honored lifelong friends Dan Medeiros, Larry Oliveira and Ralph Freeman...
‘Breathtaking’ — Music From Land’s End hits all the right notes
Tales of tragedy at the hands of the Roman Empire and conversations with songbirds made for a moving line up in the Music From Land’s End concert held at the Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday, July 30. Music From Land’s End is an annual summer...
Wareham native makes Wentworth Institute of Technology dean’s list
Wentworth Institute of Technology named Madison Murphy of West Wareham and others on the spring 2023 semester dean’s list. In order to be placed on the list, Murphy had to complete the minimum of 12 credits in a semester while maintaining a GPA of...
Car show fuels fundraising efforts for Agawam Pond cleanup
Amid the sounds of hamburgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill and doo-wap hits of years past, attendees were transported in time at the car show held at the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks #73 on Sunday, July 30. If the tune of Neil Sedaka’s “...
Gatemen hold first responders’ night
There were hamburgers, a helicopter and a home run at the Wareham Gatemen’s first responders’ night on Sunday, July 30. Prior to the game, the Wareham Police Department, Wareham Fire District, Onset Fire Rescue, Wareham Emergency Medical Services...
Sewer Commission to request extension from state for $36 million project
The Sewer Commission is applying for a second extension for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan following the denial of a $36 million borrowing authorization for sewerage facility repairs at the Monday, July 24 Special Town Meeting . The Sewer...
Onset man arrested following car chase
A two-town high-speed chase reaching reported speeds of 130 miles per hour ended with the Saturday, July 29, arrest of a 35-year-old Onset man. No one was injured, and Peter Rezendes IV was reportedly taken into custody without incident. Wareham...
Wareham Fire District recieves two grants
On Thursday, July 27, Congressman Bill Keating announced two Assistance to Fire Fighters grants for Wareham. The Wareham Fire District received a vehicle acquisition grant in the amount of $389,942.72 as well as an operations and safety grant in the...
Wareham, Barnstable police locate and arrest shooting suspect
Wareham officers assisted Barnstable Police in locating a 22-year-old suspect with an active arrest warrant for Assault with intent to Murder on Wednesday, July 26, according to the Wareham Police Department. During a motor vehicle stop, police...
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