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Take a woman’s club garden tour
MATTAPOISETT — From daffodils blooming in public spaces to flowers at the Shipyard Park garden, many of the plants around town are a result of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Garden Group. Mattapoisett Town beautification work began in the 1970s with...
School committee approves first changes to regional agreement in decades
The Old Rochester Regional District School Committee approved changes to its regional agreement for the first time in 35 years on Tuesday night. A string of amendments to the agreement governing school district procedures and municipal...
Mattapoisett Selectman announces cancer diagnosis
MATTAPOISETT — Selectman John DeCosta told his colleagues on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. DeCosta took a moment at the beginning of an April 13 Selectmen’s meeting to inform residents of his diagnosis. “At this time, I am fully...
Events to return to Ned’s Point
MATTAPOISETT — Weddings and other events will be able to return to Ned’s Point, following a decision by the Board of Selectmen. Selectmen approved weddings and planned gatherings of up to 50 people at an April 13 meeting. Town Administrator Mike...
Mattapoisett Land Trust adds property to Old Aucoot district
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Santos Farm Reserve will join the Old Aucoot conservation district, adding eight acres to the district. Selectmen approved the merger at an April 13 meeting, where Land Trust President Mike Hugenin and...
Mattapoisett Town Election information
MATTAPOISETT — The annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Old Hammondtown School, 20 Shaw St. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those wishing to obtain an absentee or vote by mail ballot may do so by submitting a...
Mattapoisett School Committee member refutes allegations
A Mattapoisett School Committee member and UMass Dartmouth official has refuted allegations of discriminatory funding policies and other equality issues leveled at her by student leaders in a letter calling for her resignation earlier this month. In...
Girl Scouts horse around at East Over Farm
Marion Brownie Girl Scout Troop 67047 is expanding. The group has grown past the the Tri-Town and into “neigh”boring communities to include girls from Acushnet, Carver, Fairhaven, Wareham, and even a virtual member from the Washington D.C. area. But...
Library, land trust put on Rochester scavenger hunt, story walk
ROCHESTER — Stroll through a “Trail Tale” with the Rochester Land Trust and Plumb Library. The story walk at the George and Catherine Church Wildlife Conservation Area will take visitors on a half mile walk through the woods, following the story of...
Story time with the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — Join Leigh Baltzer and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on April 20 for a Zoom puppet show at 11:30 a.m. Participants will meet Newton and his puppet friends for a half-hour storytime show. Newton and his friends take turns...
Mattapoisett Boy Scouts look for donations
MATTAPOISETT — Boy Scouts Troop 53 is searching for donations for care packages for Mattapoisett seniors. The scouts are looking for unopened masks, hand lotion, lip balm, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, combs, mouthwash, nail clippers, bar...
Debt exclusion question to be featured in Mattapoisett Town Meeting, Town Election
MATTAPOISETT — The Selectmen approved a debt exclusion question of $450,000 for improvements to some of the town’s roads, to be voted on at Town Meeting and to be listed on the Town Election ballot. That means that voters will be asked to...
New covid cases rise in Rochester, Mattapoisett; Marion goes yellow
New cases of covid rose in both Mattapoisett and Rochester, as cases lowered in Marion last week. According to state data, new cases in Marion have decreased from 13 last week to four this week. Despite the decrease of new cases, the town’s number...
Ambulance fees rise in Marion
MARION — Marion hiked up its billing rates for ambulance services for the first time in eight years on Tuesday night. After leaving emergency transport fees untouched since 2013, the Board of Selectmen unanimously accepted a fee increase that would...
Confusion over road status contributes to Cross Neck Road floods
MARION — A one-mile-long, half-paved road stretching from Marion Golf Club to Brainard Marsh confounded area residents and board members alike during the Selectmen’s meeting on April 6. Parties debated whether Cross Neck Road truly lies on public or...
Mattapoisett to fly flag for organ donation
MATTAPOISETT — A ceremony will be held in front of Town Hall Wednesday evening to honor the life of Sam Ellis and bring awareness to organ donation. Ellis, a former Mattapoisett resident who passed last summer at age 20, was an organ donor who hoped...
Marion pre-Town Meeting to be held May 4
MARION — The Board of Selectmen has closed the annual town warrant and scheduled a public pre-Town Meeting for May 4 at 5 p.m. The town warrant, which has been in the works since early September, was finalized and officially approved by the...
New Harbormaster office plans move ahead full sail
MARION — Plans for Marion’s new Harbormaster office are soon to be in ship-shape condition. After public input last summer and consultation with the Harbormaster and the MRC, the Board of Selectmen have developed new plans for the building that...
Hannah Strom hands out a happy Easter
WAREHAM — Hannah Strom spent her Easter next to a white Easter bunny waving to passing cars from outside her parents’ business Kool Kone. Strom stood alongside Madison Lofgren, who was alerting passing motorists to the second annual Hannah’s Drive-...
Safety concerns aired over proposed Marion propane storage
MARION — The Planning Board discussed safety hazards connected to a proposed propane storage area to be located on Luce Avenue near the Marion Indoor Tennis Club on Monday night. Papas Real Estate requested comment on a special permit needed to...
More questions, few answers for Marion waterfront housing project
MARION — A 48-unit waterfront housing project proposed by developers Matthew Zuker and Armando Petruzziello hit a roadblock en route to rezoning Monday night. The Planning Board declined to make a decision on zoning changes, to the waterfront...
Rochester officials resign
ROCHESTER — The Board of Selectmen accepted the resignation of two key players in town government on Monday night. Laurell Farinon, who has served as the town’s environmental planner and conservation agent for 27 years, and Town Planner Steven...
Marion charges late fees for dog licenses
MARION — The deadline to register dogs for this year was March 31. There will now be a $25 late charge per dog. Residents may license their dogs by visiting the Town House, which is now open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p...
Community cleanup in Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Women's Club is hosting a community cleanup event on April 17 and 18. Volunteers will sign up to clean a street or portion of a street in town. Registration for the cleanup is on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...
Learn about breeding habitats with the Mattapoisett Land Trust
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust is offering an introduction to vernal pools, important breeding habitat for local amphibians and invertebrates, and instructions on how to certify them through two field trips into the Old Aucoot District...
Virtual talks with the Sippican Lands Trust
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will begin to offer virtual discussions with an upcoming Zoom talk series. Chad Hyatt, author of “The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen” will host the first virtual talk on April 20 at 7 p.m., showing ways to cook with...
Take-home science projects at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is calling all young scientists for a virtual program including seven experiments. Kids in grades three through seven can join the scientists at SEED, inc. in pre-recorded videos guiding them...
Marion receives $250,000 for wastewater treatment plant
MARION — State Rep. Bill Straus presented Marion with a check for $250,000 on April 2, which will be used to pay down debt from the town’s wastewater treatment lagoon lining project . The $9.5 million project is needed to bring the sewage lagoons up...
Mattapoisett Town Election races take shape
MATTAPOISETT — Four races are shaping up for local offices in the May 18 town election. Multiple candidates have taken out nomination papers for spots on the Select Board, School Committee, Board of Library Trustees and for the position of Highway...
Rochester races see late entries
ROCEHSTER — It turns out there will be two contested races in the May 26 town election. Shortly before the March 31 deadline for taking out nomination papers, challengers emerged for positions on the Board of Health and Board of Water Commissioners...
Aspirants absent for three open Rochester elected offices
ROCHESTER — What if they held an election and no one ran? That’s not exactly the case in Rochester this year — but, with the the March 31 deadline to take out nomination papers in the rearview, one seat on the School Committee, one on the Cemetery...
Marion Town House to reopen April 5
MARION — The Town House is scheduled to reopen to the public on April 5. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. Masks are required to enter the building and contact tracing...
A bird presentation with the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library, in conjunction with the Fairhaven Nasketucket Bird Club, will be hosting a Zoom presentation by photographer Peter Christoph on April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Christoph will narrate a...
All towns at higher risk
Green and yellow. Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester are all out of the gray covid risk designation, as Marion and Rochester move from gray to green and Mattapoisett moves from green to yellow. In the state’s color-coded covid risk designation...
Rochester history: Captain Judah Hathaway
The writer of this piece, Connie Eshbach, is the vice president of the Rochester Historical Society. This is part of a series of Rochester history briefs.
Captain Judah Hathaway, born in 1832, began his maritime career in 1849 at the age of...
April activities at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging reopens on April 5, and the council has regular programming lined up throughout the month. Registration will be required for all COA programming, with no exceptions. Registration for each program begins exactly...
Mattapoisett shellfishing area to close
MATTAPOISETT — The Division of Marine Fisheries will close part of Shining Tides and the Town Landing area near the Mattapoisett River for shellfishing. The area between Shining Tides and Town Landing, labeled BB225.10, closes April 5.
Marion Town Meeting to be held in person
MARION — Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 10 at Sippican School at 6:45 p.m. Due to the continued social distancing requirements and recommendations, anyone wishing to attend the meeting is encouraged to contact the Town Clerk’s office to...
Reforestation begins at Mattapoisett Land Trust property
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust will has started a reforestation project that will last until April 15. The project, a result of the trust’s 2018 Forest Management Plan, will remove invasive plants and poor quality trees in a two-acre...
Tissue paper pompoms with the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — Get your pompom on at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. In its latest “Take and Make” adult do-it-yourself craft kit patrons can make tissue paper pompoms. Patrons will learn to make decorative tissue paper pompoms through the...
Parting Ways Consignment to reopen
MARION — Parting Ways Consignment, a non-profit consignment store on Wells Road, will have a grand reopening on April 1. The doors will reopen at 10 a.m., and will begin the non-profit’s spring and summer fundraising season, which helps fund its...
Friends of Ned’s Point seeks donations
MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of Ned’s Point Lighthouse are seeking donations from the community for restoration efforts. In June 2019, Buzzards Bay area lighthouses owned by the Coast Guard were closed to the public due to lead paint. Now, the Friends...
Firm shows plans for new Marion pump station
MARION — A new pump station is coming to Creek Road. Kent Nichols of Wesson and Sampson, an engineering firm, updated the Marion Water and Sewer Commissioners on plans to replace the existing Creek Road Pump Station at a March 25 meeting. In a...
Mattapoisett shifts to ‘green’ as other towns stay ‘gray’
Mattapoisett has shifted to a “green” covid risk designation, as Marion and Rochester remain “gray,” according to March 25 state data. In the state’s color-coded covid risk designation system, less than or equal to 10 active covid cases designates a...
Mattapoisett struggles to knock budget back
MATTAPOISETT — Selectmen continued efforts to trim down the Fiscal Year 2022 town budget in a meeting on March 24. “The numbers have come down from what they were originally,” Town Administrator Michael Lorenco said. But more cuts are in discussion...
Bidding open for two Mattapoisett Construction Projects
MATTAPOISETT — Two construction bids are currently open in Mattapoisett, according to an update at a March 24 Mattapoisett Selectmen meeting. Sealed bids for the Mattapoisett River Bridge Replacement Project must be received by the Office of the...
Mattapoisett rabies clinic to be held April 18
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s annual cat and dog rabies clinic will be held Sunday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Fire Station, according to an announcement read at the Board of Selectmen meeting on March 24. Shots cost $15 per...
Deadline to submit Mattapoisett Town Meeting warrant articles approaches
MATTAPOISETT — Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 10, and the last date to file warrant articles will be April 5, according to a March 24 Board of Selectmen meeting. Selectmen agreed the opportunity to file warrant articles to be considered at...
April activities at the Marion Council on Aging
MARION — Marion Council on Aging activities are back this April, from an Opening Day lunch to strength, conditioning, meditation and Zumba classes. On April 1, the Council on Aging will offer a grab ’n go lunch for the Opening Day of baseball,...
A ‘bright outlook’ for Mattapoisett YMCA, Shining Tides
MATTAPOISETT — After a year with few weddings and a stripped down summer camp, the Mattapoisett YMCA is ready to take on 2021. When lockdowns began last year, many of the brides- and grooms-to-be who were planning to have their weddings at Shining...
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Waterfront Cottage on Hammett's Cove at Oakdale Beach. This cottage has been in one family for many...
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Open House 181 New Bedford Rd, Rochester
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SOLD! Pine Tree Village
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SOLD! New Construction on Village Green Dr.
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Just Listed in Parkwood Beach Wareham
Quaint bungalow in Parkwood Beach area just listed for $329,000. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath featuring an...
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Nice Pondfront Two Family in Bourne
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