A Night of ‘Sciencing at RMS’


You don’t need to be of elementary school age to ponder the mysteries of the Universe, such as, which type of gum keeps its flavor the longest: regular or sugar-free? You can still be an adult and enjoy the sensory experience of making a model of a volcano spill and fizz by dumping a packet […] Read more »

ACO: Bear Sighting Likely a Fisher Cat


There has been some recent buzz on Facebook about possible bear sightings on North Street and River Road in Mattapoisett, but nothing yet has confirmed the presence of a bear in the area, at least according to Animal Control Officer Kathy Massey. “I haven’t seen it,” said Massey on June 6. She suspects that residents […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Remembers – Memorial Day 2016


The tropical rains washed away the traditional Memorial Day Parade in Mattapoisett on May 30, but not the ceremony remembering the veterans. That part of the day’s events was moved inside to Center School’s gymnasium where speakers gave voice to what lay on people’s hearts: honoring veterans. Although the theme of this year’s celebration was […] Read more »

Work Dogs Strut Their Stuff in Rochester


Sitz! Fuss! Fass! When members of the SouthCoast Working Dog Club tell their dogs to sit, heel, and attack, they don’t have to tell them twice. The club, based out of Rochester, holds a number of Schutzhund Trial and Conformation Shows at the Rochester Country Fairgrounds every year, and the Spring Trial and competition took […] Read more »

The America Visits Mattapoisett


To the delight of several dozen people, a replica of the historic sailing vessel America pulled up to Mattapoisett’s Long Wharf on May 31. People patiently waited for a local fuel supplier to pump over 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel into the massive sailing vessel’s tanks, after which tours were conducted below deck by the […] Read more »

Town to Continue with VFW Tradition


Every Memorial Day since 1932, the Benjamin D. Cushing VFW Post 2425 members have led groups of scouts and residents to the cemeteries in Marion to plant flowers at all the graves of departed veterans. This year, with its truckloads of red geraniums and Boy and Girl Scouts scampering across the Evergreen Cemetery, was no […] Read more »

Rowing in the Rain


The wet weather on Monday, May 30, had participants in the 2016 Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race going with the flow, and what a flow it turned out to be with the intermittent torrential downpours that followed a dry spell that had brought area rivers down to a mere trickle over the past week. The […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Day Celebration


Rochester fared far better with its Memorial Day celebration than Marion and Mattapoisett did on rainy Monday. Sunday, May 29, was a picture perfect day for a parade. At the Town Hall,  the names of the fallen soldiers were read aloud and the Rochester Memorial School Band played patriotic songs before heading out for the […] Read more »

The Ice Cream Man Cometh


If there is one guilty pleasure I will readily share in this public forum, it is that I love ice cream. Not all flavors or all types, however. Not the avant-garde green tea sorbet or bacon chip coffee mocha latte. No, I like the flavors of my youth when choices were few and the rarity […] Read more »

OC Creates a Results-Driven Program


Objective: To purchase a new piece of equipment. Goal: To secure a capital equipment grant. Problem: Grant required a plan, a purpose for the equipment. Result: Grant not achieved. Lesson: Every failure is a learning opportunity, a chance to re-think and start again. And it was that loss that inspired Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical […] Read more »