Tri-Town Republican Committees BBQ

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A Republican BBQ Chicken and Steak Tip Dinner will be held at the VFW in Marion on Saturday, September 21 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Numerous guest speakers will be in attendance, including Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz, Rep. Keiko Orral and Rep. Susan Gifford. The event will benefit the Tri-Town Committees of Mattapoisett, […] Read more »

Hurricane of 1938 Remembered

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This September marks the 75th anniversary of the hurricane of 1938, a terrible disaster that devastated much of the Tri-Town community. In remembrance of those affected, the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum and Carriage House will be displaying a new exhibit throughout the month. Curator Elizabeth Hutchison says the exhibit will include old photographs, newspapers and […] Read more »

All Ages Enjoy Lions Movie Night

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Under a perfect late summer sky, temperatures in the low 70′s and the air free of mist which had plagued the previous day, the Mattapoisett’s Lions Club hosted the first in a series of outdoor movie nights at Shipyard Park.  A good sized crowd comprised of people of all ages, the young and the young […] Read more »

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Rochester

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced Friday that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from the Town of Rochester. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state, and are found in urban […] Read more »

MHS 1938 Hurricane Exhibit

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Please join the Mattapoisett Historical Society in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane as we open a special exhibit, which will look back on September 21, 1938, a day of great loss and destruction for the town of Mattapoisett. The museum will be open Saturdays during the month of September from 1:00 to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library News

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New Story Walk: Families can take a stroll around the Mattapoisett Library’s grounds and read a story together. A new Story Walk has been posted, just in time for back to school. The picture book “First Day Jitters” is written by Julie Danneberg. Follow each page around the property and leave your comment in the […] Read more »

When Poison Ivy Comes A Creeping

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Dear Reader, I was going to write to you about blueberries. I will get you that soon; however, not just yet because something has sent me down a detour bordered by … poison ivy! All the years that I lived near cranberry bogs and wooded areas, taking my son and our dogs through piney forests […] Read more »

No Cars On Washburn Park Hiking Trail

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The Marion Conservation Commission recently walked the hiking trails at Washburn Park and found that the trail was twelve to fifteen feet wide in some sections and it appeared that vehicles had been riding on it.  Their discussion on Wednesday evening ended with a decision to request that the Board of Selectmen ask the Department […] Read more »

William A. Pina

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William A. Pina, 53, of Dorchester died August 17, 2013 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of the late Laurene (Rocha) Pina. Born in New Bedford, the son of Dominga (Luz) Pina of Mattapoisett and the late Martin T. Pina he lived in New Bedford, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett before moving to Boston. Mr. Pina […] Read more »

Rosalind S. Travis

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Rosalind S. Travis, 89, of Rochester died August 28, 2013 at Sippican Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Travis. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel J. and Mary E. (Sylvia) Sequeira, she lived in Rochester most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Rose […] Read more »