Michael B. Costa


Michael B. Costa, 80, passed away surrounded by his beloved family at his side on Monday, February 18 in Hampton, VA. He was the husband of Gale P. Costa of Mattapoisett, and the son of the late Raffella and Francesco Costa. Mike was born in Claremont, NH, where he worked with his father in their […] Read more »

One Contested Race in Rochester


There’s only one contested race in the upcoming Rochester election and it’s the top spot. The deadline for filing paper to run for office in Rochester passed on February 20 and two candidates have filed to run for the position of Selectman. Brad Morse is the incumbent in the race and he is seeking another […] Read more »

Final Hurdle for Habitat Home


After five years of work in planning the first ever Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Marion, Habitat member Jack Beck and architect Will Saltonstall presented the final plans for the home to be built at 185 Wareham Street. The ‘pork chop’ shaped lot presented many issues, primarily access to the home which […] Read more »

Machacam Club


The Machacam Club will hold its March meeting on Wednesday, March 6 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm with dinner to follow at 6:00 pm. Our speaker this month will be James Sullivan who, due to computer gremlins, was unable to do his presentation last month. Jim, an avid […] Read more »

Community Preservation Meeting


The Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee is in the process of updating the town’s Community Preservation Act plan to incorporate changes in the Community Preservation Act, as well as to establish new priorities for the use of CPA funds. A public meeting will be held Thursday, February 28 at Center School from 6:30 to 8:00 pm […] Read more »

MLT Volunteer Gathering Rescheduled


Winter storm Nemo forced the postponement of the dinner that was originally scheduled for February 9. The directors still wish to honor the volunteers who help the MLT in many ways, from staffing our booth at Harbor Days, to assisting in cleanups and general maintenance. The MLT would like, once more, to invite its members […] Read more »

Friends of Old Rochester Concerts


March is soon to arrive and so will the FORM Annual Scholarship Concerts! The Friends of Old Rochester Music are proud to announce that the Instrumental Concert will be held on Thursday, March 7 and the Choral Concert on Thursday, March 14. Both begin at 6:30 pm and will be held in the Old Rochester […] Read more »

Looking Ahead: Next Year’s Classes


Over the course of winter break, students of ORRHS (with the exception of seniors) are encouraged to look through the Program of Studies in preparation for choosing next year’s classes. There are a few additions and adjustments to the program, beginning with a few new classes. The pre-existing “History of Old Rochester” class has changed […] Read more »

Community Comes Together


It started out as a small idea to help raise money for a family devastated by a house fire, but it’s turning into the event of the season. Music teacher Paul Halpainy from Old Hammondtown School wanted to help raise money by hosting a Coffee House-style event but once he got started, dozens of people […] Read more »

Raymond E. Lapointe


Raymond E. Lapointe, formerly of Mattapoisett/New Bedford passed away after a series of illnesses at the age of 82 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Born and raised in New Bedford he worked as a Set Up Mechanic at the Acushnet Company Rubber Division for 37 years until his retirement in […] Read more »