Local Artists Discuss, Display Work

By day, Patty Cunningham is a graphic designer with a beastly commute. But when she meets up with her creative peers in the Mattapoisett Area Artists group, her life takes on new meaning. “It’s been huge,” said Cunningham, who marries photography and digital painting with memorable results. “It brings us all together. At first, I […] Read more »

Annual Marion Town Party

To the Editor: On the evening of Saturday, August 24, on Spring Street in Marion, the Annual Marion Town Party was held. We had perfect weather, fantastic food and beverages, and an amazing bonfire to end the evening! The members of the 2013 Marion Town Party Committee, Marion Firefighters Association and Marion Recreation would like […] Read more »

Trust Will Fund OPEB

In 1959, OPEB programs were first established, unfortunately without benefit of any foresight as to how these lifetime benefits would ever be paid for. Mattapoisett truly is “special” for funding its OPEB obligation. “Mattapoisett is only the third town in over 300 communities that has stepped up with a funding schedule,” Town Administrator Michael Gagne […] Read more »

Zoning Bylaw Amendments Set

In an eventful evening at the Planning Board in Rochester, there were several issues discussed, including zoning bylaw amendments to be voted on at November 25 fall Town Meeting, the approval to schedule two separate site plan reviews, and the approval of a subdivision plan at 293 Hartley Rd. The Board voted favorably to approve […] Read more »

Pine Island Hearing Draws Crowd

No fewer than nine public hearings came before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on Monday evening, making for a meeting that approached four hours in duration and a series of decisions on complex applications. N. Douglas Schneider & Associates engineer David Davignon was front and center for six of them, as his company was representing a […] Read more »

Neighbors Complaints Subside as Barking Does

Several past complaints of incessant and late-night dog barking at 368 North Ave. led to a public hearing at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, with the Board ultimately deciding to continue the hearing to a future date as the barking has subsided in more recent months. Liberal Teixeira, the property owner, was on hand to […] Read more »

Marion Rec Fall Adult Courses

Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or would like to refine one that you have, Marion Recreation has something for you! Adult courses will begin the week of September 30. Creative writing will be offered Monday mornings beginning September 30 at 9:00 am for 5 weeks, $65 per person. Abstract painting with […] Read more »

Nancy A. (Lake) Stopka

Nancy A. (Lake) Stopka, 78, of Rochester, passed away on September 22, 2013 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family was by her side. She was the wife of 60 years of Henry Stopka and the daughter of the late Lester and Ruth (Law) Lake. She was born in New Bedford […] Read more »

Tri-Town Awards and Honors

Sarah Coucci of Mattapoisett was recently inducted into the 3.0 Club at American International College in Springfield, Mass. The 3.0 club honors student-athletes who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better after at least one year of enrollment at AIC. Coucci, a member of the AIC Women’s Rugby team, is an […] Read more »

Tractor & Truck Association Fall Show

The NEATTA Club (New England Antique Tractor & Truck Association) will be hosting their Fall Show and Swap Meet at the Rochester Country Fair Grounds on Sunday, October 6. The day will feature Antique Tractor and Garden Tractor Pulls, a Display Show of Antique Trucks and Farm & Garden Tractors, as well as a Swap […] Read more »