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Rep. Gifford honored for support of Water Works
Rep. Susan Williams Gifford was named Legislator of the Year by the Massachusetts Water Works Association on Friday, Nov. 1. The award is not annual, and is only given out when a legislator makes an unusually positive impact on the water works...
Help support kids’ membership in the Imagination Library
The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are looking for donations to support Wareham children’s membership in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is a free program open to Wareham residents from birth to age five. Each month...
Update: Department of Public Health says Tobey’s maternity unit is essential
The Department of Public Health has deemed the maternity ward at Tobey Hospital to be essential, but it doesn’t have the power to overrule Southcoast Health’s decision to close the unit at the end of this year, announced on Aug. 29. “Every single...
Two Wareham cranberry growers receive grants
Two Wareham cranberry growers are among 21 across the state receiving funds through the Massachusetts Cranberry Bog Renovation Enhancement (MCRE) Grant Program. “The cranberry industry has been a vital part of the environment and economy of...
Scouts collect donations for food pantry
Wareham Cub Scouts collected more than 200 food items on Saturday, Nov. 2, during their annual “Scouting for Food” drive. The items were collected door-to-door and were donated to the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry at Saint Patrick’s Church. The...
Wareham employees to gain cyber smarts
Five hundred Wareham town and public school employees will receive cyber-security training, thanks to funding from the state’s Cybersecurity Awareness Program grants. “I am extremely pleased that the new cybersecurity grant program will be extending...
Grumpy’s 5k draws record numbers
More than 200 people walked and jogged through the cranberry bogs on a crisp, cold morning to honor the memory of Robert “Grumpy” Conway and raise money for educational scholarships through the Cranberry Education Foundation. The 8th annual Grumpy’s...
Powerful wind knocks down a restaurant sign
A sign was blown off the “Barnacle Bill’s Seafood” restaurant’s facade as a result of 50-mph winds overnight. The sign fell at around 4 a.m. on the night of Oct. 31, according to one of the restaurant owners, Jennifer Mattos. No one was injured...
Protesters say Tobey’s maternity ward is essential
Nurses, mothers, and grandmothers gathered outside Town Hall on Friday morning to protest Southcoast Health’s decision to close the maternity ward at Tobey Hospital. The hospital group said the decision was made due to the low number of births at...
Devilish dogs dress up for Halloween
The not-so-devilish Comfort Canines dressed up for the Dog Park Association of Wareham’s Halloween event at TD Bank on Main Street. The dogs are trained to be gentle and friendly, and frequently visit nursing and assisted living homes. The dogs...
Trick-or-treating across Wareham
Kids, pets, and grown-ups hit the streets in costumes that ranged from the goofy to the genuinely scary on Thursday afternoon at events held across town. Starting at 3 p.m., businesses up and down Main Street opened their doors to trick-or-treaters...
Onset Fire Station to be located on wellfield
Correction: The fuel storage tank is above-ground, and the Zoning Board of Appeals had recommended putting it underground, which would be against code.
The site of the new Onset Fire Station on Sand Pond Road was purchased by the...
Have a spooky Halloween at free community events
Halloween is hauntingly near. A variety of fun events are planned for October 31. Join the Dog Park Alliance of Wareham (DPAW) and the Wareham Pack Walkers with their costumed Comfort Canines at TD Bank in Wareham Center on Halloween from 2 to 3 p.m...
On Wednesday night, the halls of Wareham High School were filled with zombies, superheroes, video game characters, and vampires as kids of all ages trick-or-treated and participated in crafts and activities. The event was a collaboration between...
‘No-Shave November’ campaign
The Wareham Department of Natural Resources is joining many law enforcement agencies and other first responders across Massachusetts for the “No Shave November” campaign organized by Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital...
Town Meeting votes to cover cost of widow’s health insurance
Town Meeting authorized special legislation on Monday night that would allow the town to cover the full cost of healthcare for the widow of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Officer Christopher Argentinis served as a police...
Town Meeting tries out electronic voting
Town Meeting sprung into the 21st century as voters made their choices electronically for the first time on Monday night. Electronic voting has been discussed in town for years, but this was the first time the town was in a financial position to try...
New playground and soccer fields to come to town
Town Meeting voters on Monday approved spending $220,000 to fund a new playground for the Shangri La neighborhood as well as $40,000 to create five new soccer fields in West Wareham. Each year, the Community Preservation Committee awards money to...
Town Meeting approves all warrant articles
Monday night’s Town Meeting was smooth sailing, as voters approved improvements to the sewer treatment plant, funding for a new playground and new soccer fields , and a $1,281,500 capital plan. New electronic voting allowed attendees to vote...
Things to do: Run, play games, learn mindfulness
There’s a lot going on in Wareham on any given week. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit WarehamWeekToday.com.
Saturday, November 2
Walk or run a 5k.
Grumpy’s 8th Annual Cranberry Harvest 5k Run/...
Police Association donates to Cops for Kids with Cancer
On Friday, October 25, the Wareham Police Association presented a check to Mike Weir of the Cops for Kids with Cancer organization. The Wareham Police Association would like to thank all of the golfers and sponsors who donated and participated in...
Lopes Field gets a new pavilion roof
Wareham CORE took one more step towards the completion of the Lopes Field Playground renovation on Monday. Using donated materials from Gulfeagle Supply, Gibbs Roofing and Remodeling volunteered to refinish the pavilion roof. Gibbs Roofing and...
Veterans Day ceremony
The Wareham Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Wareham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2846 at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd. The ceremony will begin with a presentation of colors by the Wareham Minutemen and Militia...
A magical spaghetti night to support scholarships
People chatted and laughed over plates of spaghetti and meatballs at a fundraiser for the Wareham Fireman’s Association before a performance by Méliès, a magician, performed for the crowd. “People don’t want to come out just for spaghetti and...
Wild night at the Halloween Spooktacular party
The YMCA Gleason Family held its Annual Halloween Spooktacular party on the night of Oct. 25 and this year, it was wilder than ever. With its Jungle Safari theme, the party featured a bouncy house, treasure hunt, wall climbing, games, Big Wheel...
Waste district discusses dissolution
MARION — Following the Marion Town Meeting’s vote to authorize the town administrator to begin negotiating an exit from the Carver Marion Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District, the committee that governs the district devoted much of its...
Mothers, nurses speak out on maternity ward closure
Local nurses, obstetricians, midwives, elected officials and women’s advocates gathered at the Rosebrook Event Center on Wednesday night to fight against Southcoast Hospitals Group’s decision to close the maternity unit at Tobey Hospital. Southcoast...
Wareham CORE Thanks The Scotty Monteiro Jr. Foundation
The Scotty Monteiro Jr. Foundation donated $7,000 to the Wareham CORE group. The foundation’s donation funded new backboards, posts, and mats for the basketball court renovation at the Hammond School in Onset. Renovations at the basketball court and...
DECA raises over $600 for No Kid Hungry Campaign
Wareham High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) hosted a community service project, Koinz 4 Kidz, during the 2018-19 school year. DECA members and project managers, Julianne Matthews and Khai Delgado, held multiple coin drives...
Hearing on Tobey Hospital maternity unit closing
The state Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 23 regarding Southcoast Hospitals Group’s Group’s proposed closure of the maternity unit at Tobey Hospital. The hearing will start at 6 p.m. at Rosebrook Event...
Officials testify on Gifford’s bill
BOSTON — At a hearing on Representative Susan Williams Gifford’s proposed bill that could pave the way for the Notos Group’s proposed “Wareham Park” slots parlor and thoroughbred horse racing track, local officials and representatives of the horse...
Playground, soccer fields, sewage up for votes at Town Meeting
By Chloe Shelford email@example.com On Monday night, Town Meeting will consider funding a new playground, soccer fields, improvements at the wastewater treatment plant, and a feasibility study for a new Public Safety Complex, along with a ban...
Selectmen rule on excessive barking
The Board of Selectmen voted on Tuesday night to impose a set of restrictions upon three Cane Corso dogs to prevent them from excessive barking. Animal Control Officer Cheryl Gorveatt-Dill received numerous complaints from the residents of Barrett...
Three properties up for bid at town auction
The town will be auctioning off three properties on Thursday, Nov. 14, at noon, with bidder registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. A single-family house located at 332 and 334 Onset Ave., will be up for sale. The house sits on about .4 acres in the...
New member appointed to the Charter Review Committee
The Selectmen appointed Jacqui Nichols for the Charter Review Committee. The Town Charter is a legal document that outlines the structure of Wareham’s government and outlines the powers and duties of various committees and officials. Within the...
Planning Board discusses lowering fees for small projects
Town Planner Ken Buckland suggested lowering fees to encourage compliance with town zoning laws at Monday night’s Planning Board meeting. “Because of smaller size projects having to go through a fairly extensive and costly review, what happens is...
Tremont Nail Company anniversary
The Tremont Nail Company, the oldest manufacturer of steel-cut nails, celebrated its 200th anniversary on Monday. Guests gathered at the Methodist Meeting House to see presented documents, artifacts, photographs, and displays associated with the...
Army Corp. of Engineers recommends complete replacement of Bourne, Sagamore Bridges
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is recommending a complete replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges in a move that could even further reduce traffic to businesses in Wareham, according to Selectman Alan Slavin. Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of...
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Southcoast Health reach contract agreement
Leading health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and local healthcare provider Southcoast Health have announced an agreement on a new four-year contract. This agreement ends drawn-out negotiations that had threatened coverage for Blue...
Play pokes fun at complaints for a good cause
Town leaders and notable figures had a star turn on Friday night during the Wareham LIbrary Foundation’s annual one-act play. The show, “Complaint Department and Lemonade,” was set in an imagined town office exclusively for complaining. The group...
Building homes together
As part of a network of more than 2,000 lodges in communities all over the country, the Wareham Elks Lodge works to be a gift that keeps on giving. The charitable foundation presented Homes for Our Troops with a donation of $2,322 on Thursday night...
Hazardous Waste Day to be held Nov. 16
The Carver Marion Wareham Waste District will be hosting a Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Carver DPW Building, 51R Pond Street, Carver, and the Benson Brook Transfer Station on Benson Brook Road in Marion...
Gardening for good
The Wareham Garden Club brought their tools and green thumbs to the Onset bluff on Tuesday to help preserve and beautify the slope. “It instills civic pride,” Garden Club President Peter LaBouliere said. Alongside the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the...
Roving archivist comes to Wareham Free Library
The Wareham Free Library’s archive will soon be even better, as the library has received a grant from the Massachusetts State Historic Records Advisory Board. As part of the grant, the library will receive help from Roving Archivist Sarah-Jane...
Waste District talks future funding
MARION — The Carver Marion Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District Committee thought that increasing sticker fees might be a way to increase revenues as it looks to start operating without the backing of its primary funding source, Covanta SEMASS...
Bridging the generation gap
Wareham’s oldest resident spoke with some of the youngest on Tuesday. Accompanied by her daughter, 104-year-old Mary Rose came back to the school she once attended: Oak Grove School on Onset Avenue. Although now it operates as a Head Start childcare...
Tobey Hospital breaks ground on emergency room expansion
Tobey Hospital held a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, October 11, to kick off the expansion of the hospital’s emergency room. The renovations will increase the emergency room to 25,000 square feet, including 27 treatment rooms — six of which...
Electronic voting to come to Town Meeting
Electronic voting will be coming to Wareham for the first time at the upcoming Fall Town Meeting, scheduled for October 28. Town Moderator Claire Smith said that while officials have been discussing electronic voting for several years, the town didn...
Grammar workshop at the library
On Saturday, October 19, the Wareham Free Library will be holding a free grammar workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop is free, fast-paced, and will cover the basics of punctuation. The workshop will be led by Susan Rooks, a punctuation expert...
'Making Halloween affordable' at the YMCA
It’s almost Halloween season, meaning kids and adults are once more faced with the decision of what to wear. Between budgeting, narrowing down options, and trying to piece something together quickly, the task of finding the perfect Halloween costume...
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