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A new normal at the YMCA
Gleason Family YMCA members returned to a new normal of working out with individual spray bottles, pre registered workout times, masks, and social distancing on Monday, July 6. According to Director Debbie Fringuelli, the YMCA closed in mid-March,...
First Congregational Church to host ‘grand reopening’ of thrift shop
The First Congregational Church of Wareham will host a grand reopening of the Next-to-New Thrift Shop from July 9 to 11. There will be a buy one, get one free sale on all clothes for the three day reopening celebration. Per CDC guidelines, shoppers...
Beaches, shellfishing closed due to sewage leak
Billie Joy Atkins, 58
Two large solar arrays proposed in Wareham
Gatemen, WooSox both get the ‘W’ in logo dispute
Cops reward kids doing good with a sweet surprise
Clerk, chairman choices contentious for selectmen
Arrests made in connection to stolen vehicle, suspected drug deal
Town to consider curbside pick-up, transfer station
Grace L. Leavitt, 69
Porta-pottie pests sought by Department of Natural Resources
CrossFitters push through the summer heat in outdoor workouts
Gyms aren’t allowed to fully reopen yet, but for those brave enough to push through the summer heat, workouts are back in session at Seaside CrossFit. For the last couple weeks, coaches have been holding outdoor practices in the gym’s parking lot...
An uncertain summer for Water Wizz
Summer has officially begun, but the future of one of Wareham’s most prominent summer destinations is still highly uncertain. Water Wizz, the water park on Cranberry Highway, typically brings in about 100,000 guests each year even though its...
Selectmen aim to help local businesses during pandemic
As the Town of Wareham continues to reopen gradually, the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Derek Sullivan discussed ways to help local businesses during a meeting on Tuesday night, June 23. As part of the town’s effort to help businesses...
Restaurants open their doors for indoor dining
For the first time in over three months, restaurants in Wareham are opening their doors to allow customers to eat inside. Business isn’t exactly as usual, however, as restaurants are following new safety guidelines to protect customers and employees...
Wareham Public Schools to participate in new math initiative
As part of the 2020 Mass Math Initiative, Wareham Public School students in Kindergarten through grade 6 will have access to ST Math, a visual instructional program that will help prevent possible losses in progress caused by school shutdowns this...
Some youth sports leagues cancel, postpone season
As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the summer, some youth sports leagues have postponed or canceled their season entirely due to the risk of spreading the virus. The Wareham Tigers Athletic Association canceled its spring flag football...
Kool Kone, Gatemen host baseball-themed Father’s Day giveaway
Kids under the age of ten were treated to a surprise at Kool Kone on Father’s Day. Complimentary with their first ice cream, the kids were given a free plastic baseball and bat, courtesy of the Wareham Gatemen baseball team. The Gatemen’s Senior...
Boys and Girls Club gets ready for a socially distanced summer
The Wareham Boys and Girls Club has been closed since mid-March, but staff are now getting ready to reopen for summer programs, which are tentatively scheduled to start on July 6. According to Rob Mendes, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls...
Little League to focus on fundamentals, practice social distancing
The Wareham Little League won’t be holding a typical competitive season this summer due to the coronavirus, but players aged 8-12 will still have an opportunity to develop their baseball skills. League President Quirino doCanto said that instead of...
Athletes return to the baseball field – precautions still in place
ROCHESTER — Baseball players have returned to the field on Dexter Lane to sharpen their skills, but full-fledged games are not allowed yet, and athletes and coaches are taking precautions against the coronavirus. The American Legion Baseball League...
Southcoast Health honors coronavirus victims, survivors
Southcoast Health hosted concurrent events on Thursday, June 11 at the system’s three hospitals – Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey – to honor those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus and to celebrate those who have survived it. The...
Kindergarteners reconnect with teachers at Decas School
Kindergarteners and their teachers at Decas Elementary School reconnected on Friday, June 12 for an end of school year celebration, after months of being separated due to the coronavirus pandemic. From 10 a.m. to noon, students and their families...
School district faced with a reduced budget for 2021
The Town of Wareham has seen a drop in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving school committee members with the difficult decision of approving a 2021 fiscal year budget that would result in the Wareham Public School District losing nearly...
Tobey Hospital staff join fight against racial injustice
Staff at Tobey Hospital took a moment of silence in memory of George Floyd, to express solidarity in the fight against systemic racism and injustice on Thursday, June 11. Floyd was killed on May 25, after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his...
Gatemen, Kool Kone to give out 300 plastic baseball bats
The Cape Cod Baseball League won’t be able to host any games this summer due to the coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped organizers of the Wareham Gatemen from thinking of a new way to keep the game alive for kids in town. The Gatemen have teamed up...
Gateway Adult Center staff reconnect with members in parade
Members and staff at the Gateway Adult Center consider themselves to be a family, but they’ve had to close down their day program and separate themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday afternoon, June 3, they reconnected with a parade...
Photos: yard signs honor high school seniors in front of Town Hall
About 170 signs are now on display in front of the Wareham Town Hall, honoring the accomplishments of high school seniors in the historic class of 2020. Mary Masterson said she decided to organize the project after seeing something similar in...
The Tremont Center reports 11 coronavirus deaths
The Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham has now reported 11 confirmed or probable coronavirus deaths. According to Tim Brown, t he Director of Marketing and Communications of Athena Health Care Systems, which owns Tremont in...
Town requests responses to survey on businesses impacted by coronavirus
The Town of Wareham is conducting a survey to better understand how it can help local businesses impacted by the coronavirus. The deadline for applications for the grant to assist funding local businesses are due on June 12, meaning responses to the...
June is ‘Friends Membership Month’ at the Wareham Free Library
June is officially “Friends Membership Month” at the Wareham Free Library. "It's already June and we haven't held one used book sale this year," said Friends President Priscilla Porter. According to a press release from the Friends of The Wareham...
Fishing captain navigates financial struggles
Head boats have been allowed to resume fishing trips as part of Massachusetts’ first phase of reopening, but for Chris Whitton, the captain of the “Miss Chris,” recent restrictions have made it nearly impossible to make a profit. Whitton said that...
Verilife reopens for recreational sales in a ‘new era’
Now that marijuana dispensaries are allowed to make recreational sales again in Massachusetts, lines of customers wearing masks and standing six feet apart can be seen outside of Wareham’s Verilife. Customers are now asked to schedule an appointment...
Coronavirus cases continue to increase, total reaches 200 in Wareham
Coronavirus cases in Wareham have continued to increase, as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that the town had a total of 200 cases as of Wednesday, May 27. This marks a small increase from last week, when the state reported...
Beaches reopen, to the relief of beachgoers
Wareham’s beaches are now reopened to the public, and on Sunday, beachgoers were cautiously returning despite the relatively low temperatures. Kim and Tom Heath live close to Little Harbor Beach, and usually come to the beach almost daily -- so the...
Southcoast expands testing, works on new treatments for coronavirus
As the state begins to reopen, the doctors and nurses at Tobey Hospital and Southcoast Health are continuing to learn more about coronavirus and to work with new tests and treatments for the disease. Initially, all the swab tests for coronavirus had...
St. Patrick’s Church to reopen for Vigil of Pentecost
St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham is preparing to reopen for the Vigil of Pentecost on Saturday May 30, but there will be several precautions in place to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. Pastor Antonio da Silva said that after months of being...
Wareham Police Association awards scholarships to all 16 applicants
In light of the hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, The Wareham Police Association has decided to award scholarships to all students who submitted applications by the April 30 deadline. A representative from the association said that “...
Wareham High School graduation, prom postponed to August
Wareham High School seniors will celebrate their graduation and prom in person in August, as 80 percent of seniors told the school they would rather delay the big day than go virtual. Students will also celebrate with a socially-distanced parade...
Onset Bay Association cancels summer events
Onset Village will be quieter than usual this summer, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the Onset Bay Association to cancel all of its events through Labor Day. This includes the Summer of Love Concerts on Wednesday nights, the Canal Cruise and...
Town Meeting likely to be in two-parts
The Wareham Town Meeting on June 15 will likely be shorter than average, as selectmen and Town Moderator Claire Smith said they plan on limiting it to a few key articles, and then having another town meeting later this summer. At the Board of...
Coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise in Wareham
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Wareham has continued to rise in recent weeks. According to Town Administrator Derek Sullivan, the town had 175 confirmed cases, and 14 deaths as of Tuesday, May 19. During the Board of...
Town beaches to reopen on May 23 – with safety restrictions
Town beaches in Wareham will officially be reopening on Saturday, May 23, but there will still be some limitations and guidelines set in place to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic. During the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, May...
Wareham woman shares a new way to celebrate with ‘yard cards’
Across Wareham, people’s yards have been turning into cards celebrating birthdays and graduations. Eileen Smith Scully said “Scully’s Yard Cards” started when she got a set of single-letter yard signs to spell out “Happy Birthday” for her niece on...
Signs for high school seniors to go on display near town hall
Graduation ceremonies for high school students in the class of 2020 won’t be able to go on as planned, but a tribute to their accomplishment will be displayed on the lawn of the Wareham Town Hall, thanks to the efforts of one Wareham woman in...
Church of the Good Shepherd offers takeout meals during pandemic
For years, the Church of the Good Shepherd has opened its doors every Thursday evening to those in need of a meal. When the coronavirus pandemic reached Wareham, the church didn’t stop helping others -- it simply changed its strategy. Instead of...
St. Patrick’s Church offers divorce support
St. Patrick’s Church is offering support for those who are dealing with the pain, suffering and anger associated with divorce or separation. In a press release, a representative of the church wrote “given the present situation with coronavirus...
Wareham Gatemen to host 2021 All Star Game
The Wareham Gatemen will still host the next Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game, but fans will have to wait until the summer of 2021. The Gatemen are one of ten teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League, which consists of collegiate players from...
“Throwing a dart at a board with your eyes closed”: Restaurateurs work through pandemic
Restaurants across Wareham have had to dramatically change their business model since the ban on dining in restaurants in mid-March, and those that are open are continually working to adjust to customer demand. The Stonebridge Bar and Grill, Ella’s...
Golfers tee off with limitations
Golf courses in Wareham are teeing off again after being shut down for over a month, with some new policies to keep golfers safe while they enjoy the sport. “This is a first phase opening,“ Timothy Faye of the Bay Pointe Club said. Faye said that he...
Bus drivers, cafeteria workers to receive raise
While students and teachers have been learning at home, bus drivers and cafeteria workers are still reporting to schools each morning to prepare and serve meals to kids across Wareham. Now, those workers will be getting a well-deserved raise of two...
Stone Path Malt poised for a comeback
Like many businesses, Wareham’s Stone Path Malt has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but according to co-founder Mark St. Jean, Stone Path is looking to expand on its already unique business model once its tap room finally reopens to the...
Pandemic devastates town budget
The pandemic will take a heavy toll on the town’s budget, as revenues from meals, hotels, new homes, and other sources fall while the town is in lockdown. State aid will also drop. At Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Administrator...
As coronavirus cases climb, selectmen urge caution
At Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan reported that the number of coronavirus cases in Wareham has climbed to 143. Nine Wareham residents have died from coronavirus, while 26 have recovered. Of those...
Tobey Hospital opens coronavirus testing center
Patients can now walk up to the triage tents outside Tobey Hospital for a coronavirus test — if they have an appointment. The new testing center is part of Southcoast Health’s effort to significantly increase the number of tests it can administer as...
Council on Aging provides updated list of food pantries
Damien’s Pantry will be open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 3065 Cranberry Highway beginning on May 14. Clients should bring a current Damien’s card or a photo ID if they are new to the pantry. Call 508-295-3486. The Onset...
Wareham Fire District pushes meeting, election to June
The Wareham Fire District Annual Meeting has been recessed to June 10, and the District Election has been postponed to June 20. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 13, and was first recessed to May 12 due to safety risks posed by the...
Recreational fishing continues, but social distancing applies
With widespread cancellations of summer events, closed bars, and restaurants limited to takeout and delivery, recreational fishing is one of the few summer activities that can continue through the pandemic. However, officials stress that social...
Book sale, duck race cancelled
The Friends of the Wareham Free Library have cancelled both the scheduled May used book sale and the rubber ducky race. This year’s race would have been the fifth iteration of the annual fundraiser, held at the Tihonet Pond Canal. The Friends are...
Church parishioners bond from a distance
Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church and St. Anthony’s Chapel in Wareham bonded from a safe distance on Thursday, April 30 by participating in a community get-together without ever having to leave their homes. Father Rowland Onuegbu and Deacon David...
May 5 election postponed to June 23
The Wareham Board of Selectmen has voted to postpone the May 5 Town Election to June 23. The board was given the authority to vote on the postponement, based on a new law signed by Governor Charlie Baker, regarding how towns may handle elections in...
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