Buzzards Bay Coalition


Residents of Mattapoisett, Marion, and Fairhaven may not be thinking about forests and wetlands when they fill a glass of water from their kitchen tap. However, most of the work to keep their drinking water clean and healthy is done by the natural forests and wetlands of the Mattapoisett River Valley. To protect that valuable […] Read more »

Mixed Media Gallery Opening


The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of mixed media artwork by Judy Carver, Jane Egan, Mary Ross and Lynnette Torres. Both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with watercolors, pastels and collages by the four talented local artists. A reception in their honor will be held […] Read more »

MHC Commemorative Bricks


The Mattapoisett Historical Commission is offering an opportunity to purchase commemorative granite bricks in honor of family and friends (even furry ones!) at Harbor Days on Saturday, July 16. A table will be manned next to the flag pole in Shipyard Park with applications, photos and a layout of available spots for bricks to be […] Read more »

Property Tax Relief Grants

Marion Town House

Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2016-2017 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA). All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 3:00 pm on Monday, October 3, 2016, and applicants will be informed by mail by late December. […] Read more »

Montigny Urges Additional Offshore Wind Investment


Senate Assistant Majority Leader Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) is urging his Senate colleagues to include strong provisions for offshore wind power in the impending omnibus energy bill set to be released this Friday. For several months, the Rules Chairman has levered his leadership in the Senate to persistently demand a significant role for offshore wind […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Live Auction Fundraiser


Did you finish your spring cleaning in time for summer? The Fair Committee is currently looking for donated items to be auctioned at the Rochester Country Fair. We hope to have approximately 100 items to auction off, so your help in reaching this goal is greatly appreciated. This Good Old Country Auction Fundraiser, sponsored by […] Read more »

23rd Annual Buzzards Bay Swim


Two hundred forty swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early Saturday morning to celebrate clean water in Buzzards Bay during the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 23rd annual Buzzards Bay Swim. As of the start of the event on Saturday, swimmers had raised $120,000 to support the nonprofit Coalition’s work to protect clean water, conserve land […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Summer Exhibit

Photo by Anne Kakley

The Mattapoisett Historical Society’s summer exhibit “Mattapoisett Fun: Celebrate Summer” opens on Friday, July 1. The exhibit explores recreation in Mattapoisett from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Summertime traditions in Mattapoisett endure largely due to the dedication and efforts of individuals and organizations with a spirit of volunteerism and a commitment to the community. Our […] Read more »

Museum Passes Available At Elizabeth Taber Library


Looking for something fun to do with friends and family? Then go to the Elizabeth Taber Library to check out any of the museum passes with your SAILS library card. The library currently has passes to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Plimoth Plantation, Providence Children’s Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and the […] Read more »

2016 Lions Club Raffle


This year’s Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days Raffle includes a chance to win one of two awesome seven-night all-inclusive vacation packages. Drawing will be held at the conclusion of Harbor Days weekend at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 17 at Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett. Winners need not be present. The Grand Prize is a seven night […] Read more »