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Go on a birding adventure
MATTAPOISETT – Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. for an early morning birding adventure. This birding walk will be led by Justin Barrett, President of the Nasketucket Bird...
Marion hosts flu shot clinics
MARION – The Marion Board of Health along with Marion CARES Community EMS will be hosting Flu Clinics this Fall. They will be drive through clinics at the Benjamin D. Community Center, 465 Mill Street. The first is scheduled for September 29th. High...
Rochester Cultural Council now accepting grant applications
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Cultural Council (RCC) is now accepting online applications from organizations, schools and individuals for grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs. If you have a great idea for bringing...
Learn what plants you can eat at Mattapoisett Library talk
MATTAPOISETT – Join the Mattapoisett Library on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 6 p.m. for a two-hour program with Russ Cohen, expert forager and author, to explore edible wild plants and mushrooms found in the South Coast area. The South Coast is home to...
Mattapoisett River Valley gets $4.5 million water supply protection grant
BOSTON – Rep. Bill Straus (D-Mattapoisett) has announced that several area towns will share over $4.5 million in funding through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning and Action Grants program administered by the Massachusetts...
Sippican Women’s Club to hold fall meeting
MARION – Sippican Woman’s Club will hold their first Fall meeting on Friday, September 9 at 12:30 pm at their clubhouse “Handy’s Tavern.” The clubhouse is located on 152 Front Street in Marion. Weather permitting, they will meet in the backyard...
Republican candidates talk policy at Candidates’ night
MATTAPOISETT — Republican candidates for 10th Bristol Representative Dr. Jeffrey Swift and Robert McConnell focused on what they said was the “importance of unseating incumbent Rep. William Straus” during a candidates night at the Mattapoisett...
Where to cast your in-person primary ballots
Voters in the Tri-town will cast their votes on or before Sept. 6 for candidates in the Massachusetts state primary election. For those who have not completed applications for early voting, in-person voting for the primary election takes place on...
Gatherings on the green with First Congregational
ROCHESTER – The First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way in Rochester, invites the Tri-Town community to outdoor worship gatherings on the Church Green. These gatherings will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 18...
Get to know the candidates: Straus and Trapilo
As Rep. William Straus (D-Mattapoisett) completes 29 years as incumbent 10th Bristol District Representative, he will have some competition from a new face. First-time candidate Richard Trapilo is running to unseat Straus, disagreeing with him on...
Mary Celeste Whiskey and Wine Library closes permanently
MARION – The Mary Celeste Whiskey and Wine Library closed its doors permanently on Monday, Aug. 29l less than two years after it opened. Owner Mike Achilles cited the Covid pandemic as the main reason for the closure. The restaurant opened at the...
‘MBY Strong’: Mattapoisett sets sail to support boatyard
MATTAPOISETT — High winds and choppy waters couldn’t stop over 120 vessels from sailing the Mattapoisett harbor in a parade supporting the Mattapoisett Boatyard after a devastating fire destroyed the 60-year-old family business. The parade,...
Bill Murray dines at Turk’s Seafood
MATTAPOISETT – Turk’s Seafood in Mattapoisett had a special dinner guest on Sunday night, Aug. 28. Actor Bill Murray stopped in for a meal on the patio after playing a round of golf at the Kittansett Club in Marion. Margo Almeida was working the bar...
Mattapoisett Congregational Church to host Ned’s Point service
On Sunday, September 11th at 10 a.m. the Mattapoisett Congregational Church will once again host its “Welcome Home” event at Ned’s Point. Everyone in the Tri-town area is invited to celebrate with them in worship followed by a bring-your-own picnic...
Find treasures at Mattpoisett Congregational Church yard sale
MATTAPOISETT – On Saturday, September 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Mattapoisett Congregational Church will once again host the MCC Upscale Yard Sale, rain or shine. Lots of items will be available including small antiques, collectibles, home...
The sights and sounds of summer at Marion Town Party
MARION – The sights and sounds of the season were alive at Silvershell Beach on Saturday, Aug. 27, as the Marion Town Party celebrated the final days of summer. The beach smelled like a carnival as scouts from Marion Cub Scouts Pack 32 helped pass...
St. Philip’s concludes summer season with service, hymns
MATTAPOISETT – The final day of service for the summer season on Sunday, Sept. 4 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church has a packed schedule. Rev. Jeffrey Paull Cave, retired Diocese of Atlanta, GA., will conduct morning services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a...
September is library card sign-up month
MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Free Public Library at 7 Barstow St. is celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month with a raffle. There will be two prizes for teens and adults who register for a new library card or use their card throughout the month of...
Dog walk-a-thon takes next steps toward dog park
MATTAPOISETT – Seven years ago, Freemin Bauer started an Eagle Scout project that would have him hosting a dog walk-a-thon every year to raise money for a dog park in Mattapoisett. The walk-a-thon is made up of two organized paths, a mile and a half...
Marine Advisory Board looks to cut costs on Long Wharf repairs
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Marine Advisory Board is recommending the use of concrete siding to reduce the estimated $12.7 million cost of repairing Long Wharf. Board Chair Carlos DeSousa said at an Aug. 25 meeting that not only would using...
Marion Golf Club restoration plan to be revised, says Conservation Commission
MARION — A proposed plan to restore protected land at the Marion Golf Club was sent back to the drawing board by the Marion Conservation Commission during a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The plan presented by LEC Environmental Consultants, a firm...
Learn about birds, telegraphs: Marion Council on Aging September events
The Marion Council on Aging has set their events for September. Here’s a look at what they have coming up. On Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m., a representative from the American Association of Retired Persons will visit to speak on how to navigate all...
Golf tournament, induction ceremony scheduled with ORR Athletic Hall of Fame
The Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame has scheduled their ORR Athletic Hall of Fame Induction with two “fall kick-off” alumni events after a two year idle time during the COVID-19 epidemic. On Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., the Peter Trow Memorial/...
Eighth annual Women on Target program date set
ROCHESTER – The 8th annual Women on Target program at Sippican Rod and Gun Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $100 and includes instructional material, lunch and use of firearms and ammunition. The club can...
Local family publishes South Coast travel guides
MATTAPOISETT – The Quinlan family is not afraid of taking a leap together. For Henry Quinlan’s 80th birthday, his granddaughter, Caroline Murphy, took him skydiving. For his 81st, they had to think of a way to top that. Equally as thrilling, they...
New Covid-19 guidelines for schools announced ahead of fall semester
New Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year reduce isolation time for positive cases and remove school-wide mask mandates. A memo sent by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Monday, Aug. 15 reads, “The...
Rochester Democratic Town Committee endorses Straus & Hall
ROCHESTER – On Thursday, August 18, 2022, the Rochester Democratic Town Committee endorsed two Democratic candidates in advance of the State’s primary election on September 6, 2022. The Committee voted to endorse incumbent William Straus for the...
Mattapoisett Boatyard fire ruled accidental
MATTAPOISETT — The fire that burned down the Mattapoisett Boat Yard on Friday, Aug. 19 was found to be accidental, say authorities. According to a press release from Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray and State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, the...
Support Mattapoisett Boatyard with boat parade
MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Yacht Club is holding a boat parade to support the Mattapoisett Boatyard, which was recently destroyed in a six-alarm fire. The yacht club’s invitation is to all community members to join them in a boat parade around...
Estimated cost of Long Wharf repairs set at $12.7 million
MATTAPOISETT – A $12.7 million price tag has been placed on the repairs for Long Wharf in Mattapoisett. This estimate was provided at the Aug. 22 Select Board meeting by Childs Engineering, the firm leading the Long Wharf study and repairs. “I was a...
Bible stories come to life at Vacation Bible School
MARION – The First Congregational Church of Marion sponsored their Vacation Bible School Aug. 15 through 19 at the Marion Community Center. A group of elementary students had no time to be bored with the full slate of events set at the camp. They...
Float fly at Mary’s Pond honors old friend and veteran
ROCHESTER – There’s an old saying in float flying, according to Warren Williamson of Mattapoisett. “It’s hard to miss the runway.” Williamson and dozens of other members from the Bristol County Radio Control Club gathered on a “perfectly windy”...
Check your attics, barns and garages for Rochester community sale
ROCHESTER – There will be two more drop-off days for the Rochester Historical Society Yard Sale. The society will be accept clean, working items on Aug. 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and on Sept. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They will not accept...
Strut your pup at dog walk-a-thon
MATTAPOISETT – Join the Friends of the Mattapoisett Dog Park for the Mattapoisett Dog Walk A Thon on Saturday, Aug. 27. from 8:00 a.m. 12:00p.m. Strut your pup at your leisure and sign up at the Center School located at 17 Barstow St. in...
Rev. Jeffrey Paull Cave to give guest sermon at St. Philip’s
MATTAPOISETT – On Sunday, Aug. 28, The Rev. Jeffrey Paull Cave, Retired Diocese of Atlanta, GA will conduct services at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 34 Water St. next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett. This is part of the 138th Summer Season of...
One injured in Mattapoisett Boatyard fire
MATTAPOISETT – Charred ruin is all that remains of a 60-year-old family business, after the Mattapoisett Boatyard was destroyed by an explosive fire on Friday. The explosive waterfront fire created billowing smoke that was visible for miles and drew...
Stolen mail results in Mattapoisett police chase
MATTAPOISETT – A high speed police chase occurred in Mattapoisett on Friday, resulting in the arrests of two Dorchester teens who were stealing and altering checks totaling $250,000 from Mattapoisett residents. Throughout the week, Mattapoisett...
UPDATED: Five alarm fire at Mattapoisett boatyard
MATTAPOISETT — Fire crews from across the South Coast responded to a five alarm fire at the Mattapoisett boatyard on Friday, Aug. 19. Onlookers report that the fire began around 1:30 pm. Massive plumes of smoke could be seen from as far away as New...
Area candidates raise funds ahead of primary
Ahead of the Sept. 6 primary election, candidates are raising support — and funds — for a tough race. In the Tri-town, residents can cast a vote for candidates running for 10th Bristol Representative, Plymouth County District Attorney and Plymouth...
St. Gabriel’s to kick off upcoming family worship with picnic
MARION – On September 11th at 10 a.m. at Silvershell Beach, Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church will be kicking off their New Youth and Family Ministry program with worship, picnic and fishing. Saint Gabriel’s said in a recent press release that they...
Mattapoisett library jams out to the end of summer reading
MATTAPOISETT — Toe Jam Puppet Band showed up to the Mattapoisett Library on Thursday, Aug. 18 to get kids “dancing so fast their heads will explode.” “The cultural council will reimburse you for any kids that explode,” joked Mr. Vinny of Toe Jam...
Early voting information for Rochester
ROCHESTER – Rochester voters now have the option to vote early by mail in all elections. To request a Vote by Mail ballot, submit a signed application to the Town Clerk's Office. You may submit your Vote by Mail application to the Town Clerk's...
Dangerous dog euthanized following court appeal
MARION — A dog deemed dangerous by the Town of Marion was euthanized following an appeal by the owners. A special meeting of the Marion select board was canceled on Monday, Aug. 15 where, according to town administrator James McGrail, an adoption...
Marion pedestrian study receives support
MARION — Proposed recommendations for pedestrian safety in Marion have near unanimous support from town residents, said town administrator James McGrail during an Aug. 16 Select Board meeting. According to a study by engineering firm Greenwood...
MBTA housing requirements scaled back for Rochester
ROCHESTER — As the state scales back requirements for multifamily zoning requirements for communities adjacent to MBTA stations, Rochester will now be on the hook for zoning for 105 units instead of the initially proposed 750. The requirements are...
Float fly set for Saturday at Mary’s Pond
ROCHESTER — The Bristol County Radio Control Club will hold its annual John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly on Saturday, August 20th, 2022, on Mary’s Pond in Rochester, Massachusetts, starting at 10:00 am. This event is sanctioned by the Academy of...
Mattapoisett firefighters rescue person from marsh
MATTAPOISETT — On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Mattapoisett Fire Department rescued a person who was stuck in marshland in an area near the Antassawamock community . According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, a person was found around 100...
Candidates night with the Mattapoisett Republican Party
MATTAPOISETT – State and local Republican candidates will have their chance at the podium in an upcoming candidates night. The Mattapoisett Republican Party will host the event on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7...
Youth program fans the flames of young volunteer’s enthusiasm
ROCHESTER – When a shredder processor caught fire at Covanta on Aug. 5, volunteer firefighter Lauren Eldridge was one of the first firefighters on the scene. “This would be a pretty cool first fire for someone,” one of the firefighters from the...
Glass blowing and true crime at the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION – The Elizabeth Taber Library is finishing up summer reading and looking at a full slate of library events for September. Adult art workshops with Jeanine Cappuccino will happen twice monthly. This is a new program offering with the library...
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