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Editor for the Marshfield Mariner and Scituate Mariner, part of Gatehouse Media. Contact me at kfunderburk[at]wickedlocal[dot]com.

Massasoit seeks Marshfield building for Ocean Campus Center — The state Division of Capital Asset Management is seeking bids for a building where Massasoit Community College can open an Ocean Campus Center in Marshfield. In the long-term, stakeholders hope to build a campus at Marshfield's Enterprise Park."There's a small group of us at the college that's been working on this for several years," said Laurie Maker, executive director of college communications.

Cask 'n Flagon spins DeflateGate into charitable promotion — The staff at Cask 'n Flagon thought the Deflate-gate debacle seemed like a lot of hot air, but decided to turn it into something positive. Now through Super Bowl Sunday, Cask 'n Flagon will be trading free appetizers for any new regulation size footballs - inflated or otherwise - dropped off at the establishment's Fenway and Marshfield locations, co-owner Dana Van Fleet said.

Marshfield, Scituate coastal groups warn of future costs — Flood insurance rate increases could be higher than residents initially anticipated after the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act passed last spring, local coastal officials said.Seven months after Congress agreed to cap annual allowable rate increases for most policies at 18 percent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a notice indicating some surcharges and fees do not fall under that cap, said Joe Rossi, chairman of the Marshfield Coastal Coalition.

Scituate committee pays big role in special election — The town's success at the polls Saturday is largely due to a small committee.The 10 members of the Yes 4 Schools and Safety Ballot Election Committee had a clear vision of the town's future.They spent months, and sometimes holidays, sharing information on various platforms to help people understand the need for a public safety complex and new middle school.

Furnace Brook raising money for Water for South Sudan — Lessons on the hardships of children in South Sudan have made philanthropists out of Furnace Brook Middle School students. Inspired by the book "A Long Walk to Water," the Marshfield students are trying to raise $15,000 to build a well that can alleviate the pressure of finding fresh water in the northeastern African country.

Weekend service back Dec. 27 for Greenbush line — Weekend rail service on the Greenbush line will take off again starting Saturday, Dec. 27, but it could disappear as fast as a speeding train if ridership isn't high.The Greenbush line ranked among the worst in ridership when the state, facing a budget deficit, canceled its weekend service two years ago, state Rep.

Students at Scituate's Inly School win World Peace Game — World peace has been achieved, at least at the Inly School.It took all eight weeks for students in two classrooms at the Scituate Montessori school to attain the namesake goal of the World Peace Game, a unique educational opportunity packed with an array of lessons from diplomacy to teamwork.The accomplishment didn't come easy.

NOAA Fisheries delays lobster ban to Feb. 1 — A new ban on lobster and pot fishing has been delayed one month, Beth Casoni, executive director of Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association, said Friday.The Scituate-based group has been waiting to hear if a plea to delay a newly proposed closure - which would have run Jan. 1 to April 30 - since Oct.

Webster Estate undergoes holiday makeover for annual Show House — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Daniel Webster Estate. Volunteers are flurrying through the halls, wreaths and ornaments in tow, to dress up the home for its 10th annual Victorian Christmas Designer Show House. Starting Saturday, Dec. 6, guests are invited inside for tours of 15 intricately designed rooms and hallways.

Marshfield program readies wrestlers for high school — Eleven boys form a circle on the mat and follow the lead of their coach, Matt King, as he stretches for that night's wrestling practice.Stretching, he tells them, is a critical part of the sport so they are loose and ready to go.
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Jan 27, 2015

RT @ScituateTownAdm: Wires down in Humarock/Henry Turner/6 residents successfully evacuated Central Ave/Surfside/Marion.wind still fierce

Jan 27, 2015

RT @ScituateTownAdm: Wind significantly picked up last 30 minutes/15 people in shelter; more expected/Wind 58 mph in Humarock at 3:00 a.m. 39 Trucks on roadways.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @scituatemariner: Here's your first (of many) #Scituate storm advisories Stick with us, kids. We'll keep you updated.

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