Good Old Country Auction

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Come on down to the Rochester Country Fair and enjoy a Good Old Country Auction sponsored by Camara’s Auction! You name and can sell it! The Auction will take place at the Rochester Country Fair on Thursday, August 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm under the big tent provided by Chase Canopy Company. Fair admission […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path

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Explore Mattapoisett and the Tri-Town area by bike! Take a self-guided tour using the new Bike Friendly Mattapoisett map which details the best riding roads in Tri-Town in addition to parts of Fairhaven, Acushnet and Wareham. It shows public restrooms and bike-friendly eateries. It’s now available at Town Wharf General Store, No Kidding, Pen and […] Read more »

Solar Project Advances with Uncertainty

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Energy Management Committee members were a bit disappointed to hear that the planned Marion solar garden project, slated for the old landfill on Benson Brook Road, could wind up at the end of the line behind larger Mattapoisett projects already “in the queue” with NSTAR. Committee member Jennifer Francis said on July 28 that, during […] Read more »

Board Approves In-Law Apartment and Pool

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There were a couple of tense moments when the future of William and Tamara LaPiere’s plans for an in-law apartment and in-ground swimming pool seemed uncertain. The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals had a lot of questions and concerns about the “unusual” nature of the LaPieres’ special permit and variance requests, and Chairman Richard Cutler […] Read more »

Stranded Sightseers Greeted with Kindness

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If their bus had not broken down, then 34 sightseers from Delaware and Maryland would never have known that the quaint, charming center of Mattapoisett even existed. But there they were, seated at picnic tables and benches, smiling their way into the afternoon and appreciating the hospitality shown to them by the locals who came […] Read more »

Tri-Town Libraries Receive State Grant

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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the public libraries in Rochester, Marion, and Mattapoisett to serve students in grades 3 through 8 and their families. The grant is one of 46 awarded across the state funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Only one other […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Community Blood Drive

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The American Red Cross will hold a Mattapoisett Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Bay Club, County Road. To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit us at www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an […] Read more »

Quaker Fundraising Events

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Ten days of fund-raising activities will begin Saturday as Mattapoisett Friends Meeting continues its search for funds to restore the 1827 meeting house on Route 6. So far, $80,000 has been raised of the $245,000 estimated cost of repairs. Work on Phase 1 is expected to start in late August or September. On Saturday, August […] Read more »

Learn to Quahog in Mattapoisett

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Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition at Camp Massasoit – at the end of Reservation Road in Mattapoisett – on Saturday, August 9 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for a fun, free program to learn to dig your own quahogs from Buzzards Bay. Experts with the Coalition will teach you the basics of local quahogging: […] Read more »

Hamlin: Eyewitness to History

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I recently attended Seth Mendell’s lecture on the building of the Cape Cod Canal in honor of its centennial anniversary. Surprisingly, Mendell began the history of the canal with the Pilgrims settling in the area. From then until now, the Cape Cod Canal has been a figment of imagination and a massive flowing reality. With […] Read more »