Discover Vernal Pools with the MLT

Vernal pools are a vital breeding habitat for resident amphibians and invertebrates such as wood frogs, spotted and blue-spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. The MLT is once again offering an introduction to vernal pools and instructions as to how to certify them through a workshop and field trip. This year’s warm winter and early spring […] Read more »

Mother’s Day 5K

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The Sixth Annual Tiara Classic Mother’s Day 5K Race and Walk will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13, with the start and finish at Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett. Pre-Registration and bib pick-up will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Oxford Creamery. Race Day Registration opens […] Read more »

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale/Family Day

The Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus will hold a Yard Sale and Family Day on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at their hall at 57 Fairhaven Rd. The event will be held rain or shine. Tables are available for $12 and all proceeds will benefit the building and shrine fund. A Ham […] Read more »

Budget Cuts Support Staff, Assistant Librarian

On Tuesday, March 27, the Marion School Committee held its formal public hearing, which detailed the final numbers for the fiscal year 2013 budget for Sippican Elementary School. The committee presented a $5,473,677 budget that represents a 7.39 percent or $376,762 increase from last year and supports a projected 471 children and 67 staff members […] Read more »

Looking to the Spring Season

Preseason continues for Old Rochester Regional sports as they prepare for the competitive season. Here is a look at the upcoming first meets and games for the spring teams. •Old Rochester Boys and Girls Track – The boys and girls go up against Tabor on Saturday, March 31. Last year, ORR beat Tabor in this […] Read more »

Selectmen Amend Hunt for Launch Service

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The Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen made resolutions to their initial criteria for their search for a Launch Service in Mattapoisett Harbor. The selectmen deliberated with the Marine Advisory Board at its meeting on Tuesday, March 27. The Board of Selectmen and Marine Advisory Board met last week with the two candidates vying to start a […] Read more »

Flood Plain Map Hearing Closed

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The Rochester Planning board briefly met on Tuesday, March 27 to hear final remarks regarding updates made to local flood plain maps and revisions made to language in one section of the flood plain district of the Rochester zoning bylaw. According to Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon, the old maps date back to 1982, and do […] Read more »

Margareta (Bohman) Pothier

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Margareta (Bohman) Pothier, 71, of Mattapoisett died March 25, 2012, at home after a long illness. She was the wife of Aubrey J. Pothier, M.D. Born in a small town (Stensele) near the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, Mrs. Pothier was the oldest of four children of the late Rev. Felix and Elsa (Olsson) Bohman. […] Read more »

Whaler’s Way Home Approved

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After a hearing continuation, applicant Greg Downey received approval from the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on Monday, March 26 for a Notice of Intent to construct a new home at Whaler’s Way. The commission had continued the hearing two weeks ago because the applicant had furnished updated plans with required revisions at the beginning of that […] Read more »

The Mysterious Life of William Dexter

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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Tri Town had its share of individuals living in seclusion in shacks along the water or in cabins in the woods. These “hermits” as they were usually referred to were often the source of gossip by the local community. But they were also beloved and considered […] Read more »