104 Years oaf the Grange


The members of the Rochester Grange kept a 104 year-old tradition alive for another year on Saturday, August 16, pulling off another successful Rochester Grange Fair. Participants entered their best vegetables, flowers, baked goods, and handicrafts, hoping to win first prize. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Boy Scout Eagle Project


Marion Troop 32’s newest Scout, Phillip Eisner, completed the work phase of his Boy Scout Eagle Project on August 10, 2014, three picnic tables for Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) in Chatham, Massachusetts. Phillip was displaced from his home troop in Dallas, Texas when he started attending Tabor Academy in January of this year. In […] Read more »

Preserving Mattapoisett Roots


“It’s an old tree. Older than you and me,” wrote Richard Morgado, a Mattapoisett resident. His words continue to tell of a hollow tree on his property, held up by the thick vines that encircle it. This old tree – a playground in Morgado’s youth – still stands on Dexter Lane as a memorial to […] Read more »

Rochester Grange Keeps Tradition Alive


Ask why Susan LaFleur does what she does, year after year, to organize the Annual Rochester Grange Fair and you’ll get a humorous and also heartfelt mixed response. At first, she’ll tell you that it is because she is insane on some level – volunteering countless hours of time, even months before the Grange Fair […] Read more »

Opinions on Sprague’s Cove Divided


Marion Board of Selectmen on August 18 witnessed firsthand how divided residents and interested parties are over the root cause and future remediation of Sprague’s Cove, which resulted in a vote to take more time to digest the information before deciding on who should have control over the site. Until then, selectmen are holding onto […] Read more »

New Playgrounds Open in Marion


New Playgrounds at Washburn Park and Point Road are now open! The construction was completed within a week. Marion Recreation would like to give special thanks to the Marion Department of Public Works for assisting the department. If you haven’t been to either playground yet, now is the time to check them out! Read more »

Hey, Mattapoisett! Got Ketchup?


Those enjoying the afternoon at Ned’s Point Lighthouse on Sunday, August 17 did a double take when they suddenly saw a sight they were not expecting to see — a giant wiener on wheels parked alongside the Ned’s Point lighthouse. It was not just any wiener on wheels — it was the famous Oscar Mayer […] Read more »

Quahogging with the BBC


Last Saturday was beautiful – hot and sunny with a slight breeze blowing a few lazy clouds through the sky. It was the perfect beach day, or, for those feeling a little more adventurous, the perfect day to learn to quahog. The Buzzards Bay Coalition provided this opportunity to learn all about the basics of […] Read more »

Creative Writing


Students from the Mattapoisett Library Writing Workshop. This is the third year these students have participated in this program. Pictured here: Top row (left to right): Grayson Lord, Tova Brickley, Audrey Knox, Kate Downey, Joseph Sheridan; Middle two: Erin Besancon, Julia Sheridan; Lower Row: Sarah Besancon, Brianna Lynch, Emma Gabriel, Felicia Aguiar; In front: Meghan […] Read more »