A Stitch in Time


Mattapoisett’s deep and rich history as it went from being a seaside agrarian and fishing culture to a pivotal shipbuilding center is fairly well documented. Museums along the eastern seaboard, and certainly those more closely situated to this tiny notch in Buzzards Bay, are full of reference materials hailing Mattapoisett as a major global economic […] Read more »

Community Unites to Support Police, Pray for Peace


“This is simply the right thing to do,” said Reverend Amy Lignitz Harken of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church on Saturday, July 16, during an ecumenical service held at ORR Junior High to show community support for local police. “…In a time when the world seems to be falling apart,” said Harken, in reference to these […] Read more »

Keeping the Community Afloat


The communities of the Tri-Town are special: the landscapes, the historic buildings, the history. But what really makes our three towns stand out are the people who live in them, the people who work in them, govern them, and especially the ones who give of their time and energy, volunteering for the highest good of […] Read more »

The Bay Buzzard


How did Buzzards Bay get its name? Historic research goes back to the year 1602 when it was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold sailing around Cape Cod, which he had named dropping anchor near the Acushnet River in a pristine setting whose islands he described as a paradise of beauty created by God and nature. If […] Read more »

Roadside Edible Plants


It might be surprising to learn that Queen Anne’s lace is a member of the carrot family and takes two years to mature before the lovely airy flower heads bloom. It may even be more surprising to learn that wild plants that taste like wasabi or lettuce are available, if not in your backyard, then […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Volunteer Recognition Reception


The Mattapoisett Library held its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on July 13. Library Director Susan Pizzolato and staff recognized the importance of the 125 volunteer corps that aids in everything from putting books back on shelves to helping high school students write letters to caring for the library’s live animals to aiding in preparing resumes […] Read more »

Water Damages Books Slated for Fundraiser Sale


It wasn’t looking good for the Elizabeth Taber Library Annual Book Sale coming up next week when, on Friday, July 15, staff discovered water pouring down from the ceiling of the basement room where donated books were being stored for the annual fundraiser. The library staff at first thought it was a burst pipe raining […] Read more »

Peace and Unity


Local police, clergy, and members of the Tri-Town community gathered this morning, Saturday, July 23, at ORR Junior High School to come together in peace and unity during an ecumenical service to honor those in uniform, those officers who have recently been assassinated in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and to pray for an end to […] Read more »

When Life Gives You Lemons


  In 1988, Kathleen Renzi and Roni King, wives of Lions Club members, wanted to help the organization, but women weren’t allowed to be members. The two decided to sell lemonade during community events, giving a portion of the proceeds to the Lions Club and other charitable organizations. For decades they sold lemonade at Harbor […] Read more »

“I Was Here…”


Once in a while you’re out in nature approaching a bend in a hiking path, reaching the top of a mountain, or, in this case, meandering along the beach, and you come across something that draws your eye in. Someone has taken stones and carefully stacked them one on top of each other, perfectly balanced […] Read more »