All-State Jazz Band


ORRHS student Maxx Wolski of Mattapoisett soloing on the vibraphone while performing with the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 1. The MMEA Jazz Band opened the day’s performances on the Harbor Stage with a 45 minute set which included classics like; Counter Blocking by Thad […] Read more »

Plumb Library to Offer Telescope to Patrons


The Joseph H. Plumb Library has received a donation that is out of this world. By the end of August, the Plumb Library will be the first library in Southeastern Massachusetts to offer its patrons the opportunity to check out a telescope in the same way one would check out a book, a DVD, or […] Read more »

Afternoon of Fun and Discovery


The Mattapoisett Historical Museum, in partnership with the Mattapoisett Land Trust, presented an afternoon of fun and discovery with a scavenger hunt on August 6, which started and ended at the Munro Preserve. Photos by Marilou Newell   Read more »

ATV Use Results in Turtles Deaths


It was a gruesome scene at the rail trail in Marion by the Mattapoisett town line at the end of Industrial Drive. Several turtles – spotted and eastern box – lie upon the trail, their shells crushed flat, cracked open, with the guts of their bodies spilling out from every direction after being run over […] Read more »

A Bad Year for Tomatoes


The Marion Art Center’s hilarious production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” opened on August 6, starring Myra Marlowe, Jay Ryan, Suzie Kokkins, Suzy Taylor, Susan Sullivan, Thom O’Shaughnessy, and Gary Taylor. The show continues on August 14-15. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

What’s New at the Rochester Country Fair?


Kids, go find those frogs, and babies, put on those racing diapers. Grown-ups, rev up that tractor, dust off those boots, and guys – quit shaving those whiskers ‘cause the 16th Annual Rochester County Fair is back and it is just as Rochestery as ever. Rochester is home to some of the most scenic byways […] Read more »

Boston Post Cane Tradition


Good genes, family, and Cape Cod air – these, according to the latest recipient of the Boston Post Cane and her family, are the secrets to longevity for Marion Thomas, 98, of Rochester. Thomas, born December 21, 1916 and named Marion Henrique by her parents, was presented the Boston Post Cane on Monday, August 3, […] Read more »

The New Shaw Farm Trail


The new Shaw Farm Trail that links the bike path with the Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is the best thing that could happen to someone like me who runs the bike path practically every day and, frankly, has grown kind of bored with it. The addition of this single mile has opened up a world […] Read more »

Coastal Explorers


Children explored the shore with Cassie Lawson and Becca Stroud from the Buzzards Bay Coalition on July 31 at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, enjoying a scavenger hunt along with the exploration of sea animal habitats. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Nasketucket Bay Project Completed


The Towns of Mattapoisett and Fairhaven, along with the entire South Coast, celebrated the completion of a massive land conservation effort between the two towns, the Buzzards Bay Coalition, and local, state, and federal government on July 31 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Shaw Farm trail and an opening reception at the […] Read more »