MLT Hosts “Stranding” Lecture


After a glorious morning walking their newest nature trail, feasting on potluck in the Friends community room and holding a brief annual meeting, Gary Johnson, outgoing president of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, introduced Kathy Zagzebski, executive director of the National Marine Wildlife Center. Zagzebski was on a mission – a mission to educate humans on […] Read more »

The Bay Flows Gratitude


On May 21 at Shining Tides at Camp Massasoit, the Buzzards Bay Coalition proudly announced the completion of the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project. This is the largest land conservation project completed, which covers and protects 416 acres of a variety of habitat and coastal areas. In addition, the BBC has continued to be successful […] Read more »

Local Vet Speaks Few Words, Says Much


When Commander Michael Lamoureux of American Legion Post 280 introduced the guest speaker on May 25 for the 2015 Memorial Day ceremony in Mattapoisett, he noted that the biography U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Sweeney, Jr. submitted for the event program was a short one. At age 38, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard […] Read more »

A New Three-Time Winner for Boat Race


The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race started as a 4-H project back in 1934 headed by Jim Hartley, when participants fashioned “canoes” from pine boards and decided it would be a fun idea to start a new boat race tradition. A few things have changed since then, including the addition of some ingenious hand-crafted and […] Read more »

Ground Control


This morning, just now, the chorus of bird song rose above the sound of vehicles passing by the house, that steady stream of business on the way to conduct itself, its self-imposed importance and urgency pushing forward, stock-holder values must be preserved, and nothing else matters, except the birds’ song and its soothing quality – […] Read more »

Memorial Day Service 2015


Memorial Day in Mattapoisett was observed as it traditionally is, with ceremonies in front of the Mattapoisett Library followed by the parade march to Cushing Cemetery. This year’s guest speaker, Mattapoisett resident U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Sweeney, Jr. stirred the emotions of those in attendance with his speech about sacrifice and the American way of […] Read more »

Tri-Town Memorial Day Events


The observance of Memorial Day in Tri-Town is a tradition, and each of the three towns has different events planned over the entire holiday weekend. Rochester will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at noon in front of the Rochester Town Hall. At 12:00 pm, guests will be welcomed and join […] Read more »

Making A Difference – One Step At A Time


When my granddaughter told me that the cancer rate statistic for developing some form of the disease was ‘one in three’ I could hardly believe it. But she was well informed having just been named as chairperson of her university’s annual Relay For Life event. The American Cancer Society website says that in the United […] Read more »

1,000 Run at Mother’s Day 5K


It was the largest turnout in the history of The Women’s Fund Tiara 5K, now in its ninth year as a Mattapoisett Mother’s Day tradition. Over 1,000 runners turned out for the race on May 10, some donning tutus, costumes, and tiaras in addition to their running shoes. Traci Calabrese, director of development for the […] Read more »