Young Adult Authors at Shipyard Park

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library presented a unique opportunity to catch four popular authors at the height of their powers before last Thursday’s Teen Dance. Scott Blagden (Dear Life, You Suck), Kimberly Marcus (Exposed), Joe Lawlor (, and Rebecca Maizel (Infinite Days) write for a 12- to 18-year-old audience and tackle subjects that tend to […] Read more »

Short Planning Meeting

The Rochester Planning Board dispatched what little business it had on its agenda on Tuesday in short order. After signing off on minutes from their July 9 meeting, members voted to approve payment of three invoices from Field Engineering totaling $4,292.50: $3,187.50 from the Connet Woods escrow account; $230 from the Little Quittacas Solar Project […] Read more »

Francis Xavier Cabral

Francis Xavier Cabral, 64, of Rochester died unexpectedly Friday July 19, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Bertha D. (Vasquez) Cabral and the son of the late Theodore and Louise Cabral, of Rochester, MA. He moved to Trinidad, Colorado to attend college. There, he met and married his wife […] Read more »

Officials Address Multiple Concerns

The Conservation Commission took action and pondered more action at Monday’s meeting. Voting to redouble their efforts on enforcement at Leisure Shores Marina, members crafted language for a letter calling out the business for “unpermitted activities, which are causing pollution.” Those activities include boat-bottom cleaning, paint scraping, and ineffective quality control. In addition, the Commission […] Read more »

Police Investigate Theft of Safe

Rochester Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a home in the 200 block of Cushman Road. Police were called to the scene by the homeowner who discovered the safe missing Thursday evening. Officers at the scene did not find any signs of forced entry to the home. Rochester Police put out a […] Read more »

Janet Claudette Turcotte

Janet Claudette Turcotte, age 64, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after a long illness. She was born in New Bedford, grew up in Acushnet and lived for a time in Mattapoisett before moving back to New Bedford. She attended St Francis Xavier School in Acushnet and Sacred Heart Academy in Fairhaven. She […] Read more »

Marguerite Peet Foster

Marguerite Peet Foster passed away peacefully at her beloved Rockwood Ridge Farm in Bluemont, VA. She was 87 years old. A memorial services will be held on August 3, 2013 in Wickeden Chapel, Tabor Academy at 10:00 am. She is survived by her four sons, Reginald C. Foster of Needham, MA, H. Peet Foster of […] Read more »

Woman Injured in Hit and Run

On Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 4:10PM, the Marion Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on County Road, in the area of the Wareham town line. Officers located the female victim, a 40 year old Wareham resident, who was suffering from serious injuries.  She was treated at […] Read more »

Gerald A. Sherman

Gerald A. Sherman, 77, of Fairhaven, died July 18, 2013 unexpectedly  at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Gamble) Sherman. Born in Mattapoisett, the son of the late Thornton and Gladys  (Westgate) Sherman. He was raised in New Bedford by the late Lena and  Walter Cleary. Mr. Sherman was formerly employed […] Read more »

Marion Thanks Employees and Boards

Marion town employees were treated to a free lunch on Friday when they were invited to Bicentennial Park for a cookout. The event was hosted by the Marion Recreation Department and the Marion Board of Selectmen, with members of the Recreation Department flipping burgers at the grill. The employee event started at 12:00 pm and […] Read more »