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Quality sleep for a cause: Class of 2024 mattress fundraiser
The Old Rochester High School class of 2024 can rest easy knowing that they have secured funds for their senior events. Juniors of Old Rochester held their first mattress sale fundraiser on Sunday, April 30. The high school gym turned into a...
Volunteers ‘get dirty’ to landscape veteran’s new home
MATTAPOISETT— Sully the service dog has a new backyard to run in thanks to over 200 volunteers that landscaped the new home of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rebecca Mann. Landscaping Mann’s yard was the last step to make her new single-level...
Old Rochester School Committee accepts donation of two books, rejects 10
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional School Committee voted to accept two of 12 books donated to the district during a meeting on Wednesday, April 26. The two books that were accepted were “Woke Racism” by John McWhorter, and “False Alarm” by...
‘A momentous day’: Mattapoisett bike path to open
MATTAPOISETT— The long awaited opening of the Mattapoisett bike path has come. According to Mattapoisett Select Board member Jordan Collyer, the section of the bike path between Reservation Road and Goodspeed Island Road will be open to the public...
Two car collision at the intersection of Prospect Road and Route 6
MATTAPOISETT—A collision at the intersection of Prospect Road and Route 6 occurred the night of Wednesday, April 26. According to Mattapoisett Fire Department Chief Andrew Murray, no one was injured during the crash. “Both [cars] went off the road...
Mattapoisett Lions Club's Pancake Breakfast
The Mattapoisett Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Oxford Creamery on Sunday, June 4. The breakfast will be held at Oxford Creamery,98 County Road, Mattapoisett, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. Breakfast includes plain or...
Mattapoisett Lions Club announces scholarship recipients
MATTAPOISETT— The Mattapoisett Lions Club has awarded the Peter B. Hodges Memorial Scholarship to two Old Rochester Regional High School seniors. Caitlin Collier and Andrew Poulin will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Collier will...
Three candidates vie for one seat on Mattapoisett Select Board
MATTAPOISETT— Three candidates are facing off to fill one spot on the Mattapoisett Select Board. Incumbent Tyler Macallister is running against Town Clerk Catherine Heuberger and Mattapoisett firefighter Brian Connelly. The Mattapoisett town...
Two Marion candidates face off for seat on Old Rochester School Committee
MARION — Two candidates are facing off for a seat as Marion’s representative on the Old Rochester Regional School Committee. First-time candidate Jennifer Stewart is running against incumbent Margaret McSweeny. The Marion town election will be held...
Rochester shooter held without bail
ROCHESTER — Rochester resident Cody Perry was held without bail at Wareham District Court on Monday, April 10 following the shooting of Justin Doberck on Friday, April 7. Cody Perry shot Doberck, a Mattapoisett resident, as a result of an argument...
Tri-Town Dunkin’ operators cited for violating youth labor laws
The operator of local Dunkin’ Donuts franchises has been cited for violating federal child labor laws at 12 locations, including locations in Marion and Mattapoisett, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. Fernando Sardinha was...
Help landscape the future home of injured soldier in Mattapoisett
The nonprofit Homes For Our Troops is hosting a Volunteer Day event to help landscape Chief Warrant Officer two Rebecca Mann’s future specially adapted custom home. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m to 12 p.m in Mattapoisett...
Dispose of documents at the second annual shred day
MARION — The Bernadette Kelly real estate group is hosting its second annual South Coast Shred Day on Saturday, May 6. This is a free event and open to all who want to securely dispose of documents and other sensitive papers. The event will be held...
Spring mindfulness walk
Join the Mattapoisett Lands Trust on Sunday May 7th from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m at the Woodcock Preserve trail for a spring mindfulness walk. Participants are instructed to park at Tinkhamtown Woodlands parking lot on Long Plain Road, where the hike...
Meet local potter Wendy Goldsmith
Meet local potter Wendy Goldsmith at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Thursday, May 11 from 1 p.m to 1:30 p.m. Goldsmith’s "Feathers and Fins" exhibit is currently on display at the library. This event is an opportunity to speak with...
‘The future looks great’ for Mattapoisett Boatyard
MATTAPOISETT — Apart from the lack of permanent structures, passersby may not be able to tell that the Mattapoisett Boatyard suffered a devastating fire that destroyed six buildings, 47 vehicles and 14 boats in a matter of minutes on Aug. 19, 2022...
Spring break at Pine Meadow Farm
MATTAPOISETT— Spring break looked a little fluffier this year as Tri-Town residents headed to the family-run Pine Meadow Farm to spend their vacation feeding goats, alpacas, rabbits and more. The sound of parrots squawking and children giggling...
Old dog, same clinic: Annual Mattapoisett rabies clinic returns
MATTAPOISETT — Dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes lined up outside the old Mattapoisett fire station on County Road for the town’s annual rabies clinic on Sunday, April 23. Among them was Harry, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, who, according to owner...
Rochester Republicans to host candidates night
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Republican Town Committee will host a candidates night for Rochester candidates to tell the community about themselves. Candidates running for Select Board, Old Rochester Regional School Committee, and Rochester Memorial...
‘Soup to Nutz’ cartoonist talks comics at Mattapoisett Council on Aging
MATTAPOISETT — Cartoonist and author Rick Stromoski enjoys giving presentations to older audiences — that way he can get away with more risque jokes. And the audience who joined him on Thursday, April 20 at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging was all...
Cleaning the streets: Tri-Town turns out for Earth Day
The roads, parks and trails of the Tri-Town may look a little bit cleaner thanks to the efforts of volunteers and town employees who came out in force to pick up trash on Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. In Marion, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl...
Consistency is key for girls’ varsity softball team
MATTAPOISETT — “Let’s go one seven,” shouted outfielder Alyssa Viera to her team captain Rylee Kouta during the Old Rochester Regional varsity girls’ softball game against Somerset Berkley Regional on Friday, April 21. Although the Bulldogs lost to...
Mattapoisett Select Board, Finance Committee recommend Town Meeting items
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Select Board and Finance Committee voted to recommend the first 23 of 31 items that will be on the Town Meeting agenda on May 8. The first 23 items include votes to approve raises for elected town officials, the town’...
Car flips onto side on Route 6 at Mattapoisett-Fairhaven town line
MATTAPOISETT — An overturned car on Route 6 near the Mattapoisett-Fairhaven town line brought traffic to a halt on Thursday, April 20. Police and Fire Departments from Fairhaven and Mattapoisett responded to the scene at approximately 4 p.m. The car...
Food pantry gets added shelving thanks to Middleboro Elks
MIDDLEBORO — Middleboro Elks Lodge #1274 presented a $2000 Gratitude Grant to the St. Vincent DePaul and Sacred Heart Food Bank, which is open to serve residents in need from Middleboro, Lakeville, Rochester, and Carver. This “consumer choice” style...
Students help plant 700 feet of potatoes at Dartmouth community farm
DARTMOUTH — Now that’s a lot of potatoes! Area students helped plant 700 feet of potatoes Friday, April 14 at Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA. Forty-four students, all volunteers with the United Way of Greater New Bedford’s...
Mattapoisett Republicans to meet, discuss election
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Republican Party will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ying Dynasty, 24 County Road, Mattapoisett. Topics for discussion include: Upcoming town elections, volunteer opportunities, other local...
Sippican School memorial garden sees new plants
MARION — The memorial garden in front of Sippican School was given fresh plantings to start the spring on Saturday, April 15. The garden honors the memory of four students who died while enrolled at the school: Cory Jackson, Alexis Wisner, Andrew...
Scotland comes to the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Library presents North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk group, on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. North Sea Gas includes guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans and banjo. They have received Gold and...
Yoga, art festival and more at the Marion Art Center
Marion– The Marion Art Center will run a new session of Yoga at the in May with instructor Elke Pierre, owner of Marion Yoga Loft. Pierre uses uses clear language to help students find safe alignment and to notice how this affects the busy mind...
Toast British monarchs at St. Gabriel’s tea party
MARION— The Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is hosting a tea party in honor of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 124 Front Street in Marion. A viewing of a recording of the coronation...
Mattapoisett recreation opens summer camp registration
MATTAPOISETT — There will be multiple one-week camp offerings this summer for the Mattapoisett recreation summer camp. Providence College division one soccer player Meg Hughes will be running a Girls Soccer Clinic from June 19 through June 22. There...
Sippican Woman’s Club Annual Meeting
MARION—The Sippican Woman’s Club is hosting their annual meeting on Friday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett. The club will select officers, review the past year’s activities, sign up for committees and discuss plans for the...
Rochester Memorial Day boat race
The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River will take place on Monday, May 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Hartley’s Reservoir on Snipatuit Road and finishing at the Mattapoisett Herring Weir at River Road and Route 6. Pre-...
Celebrate the history of the Revolutionary War
ROCHESTER— Both the Rochester Historical Commission and the Rochester Historical Society will be holding a dedication ceremony for the recently created Revolutionary War Memorial in front of town hall on May, 7 at 2 p.m. There will be a march from...
Three candidates vie for Marion School Committee seats
MARION — The race is on for two open seats on the Marion School Committee, and three residents have declared their candidacy for the posts. First-time candidate Mirian Nawoichik is facing incumbents Mary Beauregard and Nichole Nye McGaffey. The...
Pick up a summer skill at Old Colony High School summer camp
ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School is hosting its sixth annual “Summer Discovery Experience” from July 10 to July 28. Students can learn “Intro to Automotive” with an school-issued tool kit, enjoy the outdoors and...
Cookbook author encourages healthy habits
MATTAPOISETT— To help maintain her healthy lifestyle, best-selling cookbook author Terry Walters incorporates rotten vegetables into her diet. According to Walters, fermented foods, like kimchi and miso go through a process of controlled rot that...
Community blooms at the Village at Plumb Corner
ROCHESTER— With 23 units now fully occupied, the residents of the Village at Plumb Corner over-55 housing development have started to develop a small community. “They've started their own little exercise routine,” said Jack Conway realtor Christine...
Celebrate World Laughter Day with laughter yoga
Get the giggles out with laughter yoga at the Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill St., on Sunday, May 7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Laughter yoga is the practice of using singing, dancing and controlled laughter to improve mental and physical health. This...
Tri-Town residents discover crawling critters in temporary habitats
Whether it was marshy vernal pools or salty tide pools, Tri-Town residents explored water habitats looking for unique creatures on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16. Tristan Delacampa, 11, searched high and low for anything squirming during...
Peanut the turtle has won the hearts of Center School students
MATTAPOISETT— Peanut the diamondback terrapin turtle may not be as feisty as his predecessor Bubbles but his calm personality has won the hearts of students at Center School. “I like Peanut because he is cute and he helps us stay calm,” said Piper M...
“Arts in Action” returns to Sippican School
MARION— Six-year-old Layla Renaud searched for her artwork among the 1,200 pieces of student art hung in the Sippican School auditorium on Thursday, April 13. “I found one of mine,” she said while pointing at a green woven alligator created with...
Rochester Boy Scouts seek historical knowledge
ROCHESTER — Boy Scout Troop 31 in Rochester has created a “ Troop 31 Rochester Histsorical” Facebook page. They are putting out an open call to former Boy Scouts, volunteers and charter organization members to share their stories, photos and...
Old Colony seeks town aid for feasibility study, possible renovation
ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School is in need of a facelift — at least according to Superintendent Aaron Polansky’s 12-year-old son. When asked if he would attend Old Colony, Polansky recalled that his son said “I would...
Rochester to see five contested races
ROCHESTER— Rochester will see five contested races on the ballot in the May 24 town election. There are contested races for Select Board, Rochester School Committee, Old Rochester Regional School Committee, the Public Library Board of Trustees and...
Argument leads to fatal shooting of Mattapoisett man
ROCHESTER — An argument about a woman led to the fatal shooting of Mattapoisett resident Justin Doberck, 41, by his childhood friend Cody Perry, 34, at his Rochester home on Friday April 7, police said. Perry was arrested and charged with murder. He...
Sippican Lands Trust scholarship
The Sippican Lands Trust seeks applicants for its Helen A. Arthur Scholarship. The applicant for this $1,000 award must be a Marion resident in their last year of high school or enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college elsewhere. A preference...
Cape Verde story share
MARION— The Marion Council on Aging, the Marion Historical Commission, and the Sippican Historical Society is hosting three story sharing sessions to continue the conversation started at the recent Cape Verdean lectures on the history of our Cape...
Rochester residents, town officials hear from state on Green Community status
ROCHESTER — As representatives of Massachusetts’ Green Communities program gave a presentation to Rochester residents and town officials on Monday, April 10, the word “complicated” was often used. When asked about how Rochester’s status as a Green...
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