ORR Class of 1977 Reunion

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Old Rochester Regional High School’s Class of ’77 is holding its 35th Reunion on July 28 at the Reservation Golf Club in Mattapoisett.  We are looking for the mailing addresses of a few of our classmates.  If you can help us, please contact Melanie (Wolak) Santos at 508-748-0338 or Karin (Buckley) Kingsland at klouise516@hotmail.com. Marianne […] Read more »

Matt. Congregational Church Seeks Furniture

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The Mattapoisett Congregational Church is accepting donations of used furniture and other items for this summer’s “Upscale Yard Sale”. To schedule a pick up of used furniture in good condition, please call Kim Field at 508-493-4896 or email cootcove@comcast.net. Small items and toys, also in good condition, (no electronics, clothes or luggage, please) may be […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Book Donations

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In keeping with tradition, The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library will hold its annual book sale in July, this year at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street. Many of you have supported our monthly sales throughout the year, and some of you have been saving your best volumes for us, so now is […] Read more »

Honoring Howard C. Tinkham

To the Editor: Mattapoisett’s community of sharing dates from the time it was a village in the Rochester Township. Legends abound of residents who have shared in the town’s ordinary everyday experiences, its meaningful experiences and in its world of nature. Howard C. Tinkham has shared as much in Mattapoisett’s experiences as any current resident. […] Read more »

Questions for the VFW

To the Editor: A veteran friend of mine passed through Marion recently on his way to the Cape. A couple of days later, while we were on the phone, he asked me why that painted VFW wood sign of the American flag in Marion on Route 6 was so uncared for? And also, was it […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board Considers Master Plan

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Concerned about the town’s lack of future vision and coordinated planning, the Marion Planning Board at its June 18 meeting agreed that it may be time to develop a Master Plan. This decision followed a lengthy conversation on the Planning Board’s role in helping craft a vision for Marion’s future. “If we don’t watch out, […] Read more »

Park Commission Catches Heat from Selectmen

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The Rochester Board of Selectmen met with a member of the Park Commission on Monday, June 18 to raise a multitude of concerns the board has over the commission’s operations. Kenneth Ross was the representative for the Park Commission. The first issue raised by Town Administrator Rich LaCamera was the misuse of the bathroom facilities […] Read more »

New Balloon Test Required For Cell Tower

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The Mattapoisett Planning Board convened for their regular meeting on Monday, June 18, to continue the hearing regarding the construction of a 145-foot cell phone tower, proposed to be installed off the end of Jane Lane, near Marion Road. ” The site itself will be 883 feet off of Route 6.  The lease area we […] Read more »

Author Meg Mitchell Moore at Mattapoisett Library

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Novelist Meg Mitchell Moore, of Newburyport, will read from her new novel, So Far Away on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Just released in May, Moore’s second novel has earned starred reviews from book industry journals and from her peers.  Her first book, The Arrivals, also earned rave reviews. Meg Mitchell […] Read more »

Disney Concert For Dads At Tabor

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As the red and white pennant flags flew stiffly in the Sunday breeze, fathers and their families gathered in the tent below to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of music.  Celebrating the final concert of their 50th anniversary season, the Tri-County Symphony Band performed a soundtrack that was ripped from the scorebook of some of the […] Read more »