Marion Halloween Parade

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The weather held out so that the Witches from the Marion Art Center were able to host the Annual Halloween Parade in Marion! A grand time was had by all, Happy Halloween!   Read more »

Mattapoisett Man Arrested for Cocaine

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As a resut of a narcotics investigation, the Mattapoisett Police Department executed two search warrants resulting in the arrest of Jason Pina, 38, of 91 Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett. During the investigation, Narcotics Officers from Mattapoisett, Fairhaven Police Detectives and members of the Bristol County South COast Anti-Crime Task Force (SCAT) observed Pina engage in […] Read more »

Rochester Resident Wins Scholarship

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The Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (M.O.S.E.S.) bestowed Rochester resident Kyle Cassidy, son of Department of Transportation member Keven Cassidy, with a Scholarship Trust Award at its recent monthly meeting. Cassidy is a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, working toward a Masters of Science in Marine Sciences & Technology.  M.O.S.E.S. – representing […] Read more »

Scarecrows Spook Mattapoisett Library

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On Saturday, October 27, the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library held their annual kids’ scarecrow contest. Local children were invited to create their own signature scarecrows and were judged at a mini-competition outside the library.                   This year there were seven entries in the contest.  Congratulations to the following winners:                   •“Best Dressed” award went to Luke Couto for […] Read more »

The Mysterious Death of Thomas Randall

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The gravediggers worked hard digging through the cold February ground. The corpse had been buried for seven days during the dead of winter of 1841. Hopefully, the smell would not be as bad. Rumors had begun to circulate in the days after the death of Thomas Randall. His death had come “by unfair means,” it […] Read more »

Tri-Town Cleans Up After Sandy

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Some said it was to rival Hurricane Bob, the storm that devastated New England in 1991.  The “perfect storm” comprised of Hurricane Sandy and two other weather systems made landfall around New Jersey last night, but the South Coast felt the approach hours before.  Sustained winds of over 35 miles per hour raged across the […] Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Shelter Information

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As Hurricane Sandy makes her way up the east coast, here is some information on emergency shelters in the Tri-Town that will be opened if necessary.  NOTE:  The shelters are NOT open yet, and will only be opened at the discretion of each town. Each town will notify their residents upon opening of the shelters.  […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Holiday Events

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The Art Center’s will start the Holidays with a gala opening of its Annual Holiday Shop Friday, November 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Both Galleries will feature one of a kind and limited edition gifts in ceramics, fiber, photographs, wood, jewelry, paintings, glass, scrimshaw, collage, toys, painted furniture, and more.  Truman Terrell will entertain on piano […] Read more »

Tri-Town Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

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As Hurricane Sandy barrels its way past Cuba and toward the east coast of the United States, people everywhere from Florida to Maine are preparing for the worst.  Forecasters are calling for the hurricane to mix with a cold front from Canada and an outgoing storm system.  The combination of the three weather fronts could […] Read more »

Bento S. “Ben” Martin, Jr.

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Bento S. “Ben” Martin, Jr., 75, of Mattapoisett died October 24, 2012 unexpectedly at home. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Bento S. and Laurentina R. (Pimental) Martin, he had lived in Mattapoisett since 1963. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Mr. Martin was formerly employed […] Read more »