Shawmut Approved; CPA Slammed

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After months of deliberations, Shawmut Associates LLC got the green light on Tuesday to redevelop the C&D Waste Recycling Facility at 50 Cranberry Highway, which will more than double the square footage of the current structure – itself slated for demolition – while making the site one of the highest-producing recycling centers in the region. […] Read more »

Zucco Set for Miss Massachusetts Pageant

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Jillian Zucco, 20, of Mattapoisett, will be competing in the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, this weekend at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. She will be competing with 20 other young bright and talented women from across the state. Jillian is the reigning Miss Fall River who was crowned […] Read more »

Joaquin A. “Jack” Lombard

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Joaquin A. “Jack” Lombard, 78, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Rochester, MA died June 13, 2013 in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL. He was the son of the late Joaquim and Rose (Bento) Lombard. He was born in Rochester, MA and lived in Atlanta, GA for many years before moving […] Read more »

Town to Crack Down on Marina

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Mattapoisett’s Conservation Commission will issue a cease and desist letter to Robert Ringuette demanding that certain activities at his Leisure Shores Marina stop immediately. Those activities are scraping, power washing, painting, and similar work that is allegedly causing chemical discharge in the surrounding marshlands. The board members, conservation agent, and building inspector all concur that […] Read more »

Art of Knots

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The Mattapoisett Historical Society will open for the season on July 5 at 1:00 pm. This summer, the Mattapoisett Historical Society will explore “The Art of Knots” in a special summer exhibit featuring nautical knot work inspired by Clifford Ashley’s The Ashley Book of Knots. The exhibit will also explore the “feminine” side of knots […] Read more »

David E. McEwen

David E. McEwen of Venice, FL formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away March 22, 2013 after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald & Helen McEwen. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn; his children, Sarah (Frank) Wielki of Maine, Grace of New Bedford, MA, Rebecca (Thornton) Forrester of Mattapoisett, […] Read more »

ORRJHS Marathon Finishes Strong

Eli Spevack juggled his way through the final 1.2 miles.

Old Rochester Regional Junior High School students, staff, and families finished their second annual marathon last week, and while their overall time of six weeks might not seem impressive on the surface, it represents a significant achievement. Upward of 100 participants ran the marathon in two-mile bursts during the last month and a half of […] Read more »

Winners Shine at Marion Bermuda Prizegiving

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To a happy crowd on the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club dock, David Patton, Chairman of the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, announced that June 19, 2015 will be the 20th start for this classic ocean race. The crowd cheered and then he got on with the formalities of the night.  His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda […] Read more »

Sand, Surf & Sun!

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The first annual Town Beach party kicked off the summer fun in Mattapoisett this weekend. There was lots of fun in the sun including a Sand Castle contest. Photos by Felix Perez.   Read more »