Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Are you interested in supporting community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in Mattapoisett? Each year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council awards funds for public cultural events such as plays and concerts, arts in the schools, community arts and cultural organizations, field trips for students to museums and performances, and more. These programs promote the availability […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Department Receives SAFE Grant

Senator Mark C. Montigny (D-New Bedford) and Representative Robert Koczera are pleased to announce that several Southcoast cities and towns will receive assistance under the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) and Senior SAFE programs. The Mattapoisett Fire Department is set to receive $6,541. Since implementing the SAFE Program twenty years ago, annual child fire-related […] Read more »

Police Warn of Phone Scam

The Rochester Police Department has received information that town residents are receiving calls from a company claiming to be “Legal Support Services.” This is a fictitious company being used as the front for a phone scam. The victims are being told by the company that they will be at the address within 48 hours serving […] Read more »

Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

All YMCA SOUTHCOAST branches are now enrolling for classes to begin in March. With millions of Americans at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, YMCA SOUTHCOAST urges our community to learn their risk and take action to prevent the disease. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes, […] Read more »

Funds Available for Tri-Town Sports

The Brad Barrows Youth Athletic Scholarship Fund has had another successful year. There are funds available for the local athletic youth of the Tri-Town area. This includes Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester. The funds are to be used for several causes, such as scholarships, participation fees, and other ways to help the athletic teams. To apply […] Read more »

Marion Rec Selects Dance Instructor

Marion Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Paige Hiller of Rochester to expand its dance programs for Tri-Town students. Paige brings years of experience to Marion Rec and will be instrumental in bolstering the options available to potential participants. In conjunction with this announcement, Assistant Director of Recreation Nathan Vaughan stated, “We are […] Read more »

Friends Academy Head of School

Friends Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benjamin Kennedy as Friends Academy’s new Head of School, beginning July 1. Kennedy’s dedication to students and his expertise in academic innovation, faculty development, and secondary school placement are qualities that will suit him well at Friends Academy. Kennedy is just the sort of reflective […] Read more »

League of Women Voters Blue Book

A new edition of The Blue Book is in the works. The 2017-18 phone directory, to be published by the Tri-Town League of Women Voters, will be mailed free of charge to every postal patron in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester in early July. The book contains the names, addresses and phone numbers of each town’s […] Read more »

The Landmine Tragedy

Landmines. They are gruesome, they are cruel, and they are killing over 15,000 people, including children, each year. In fact, according to, an estimated 85% of children who are victims of landmines perish before arriving at the hospital. Landmines are explosive devices that are designed to blow when triggered by pressure or a tripwire. […] Read more »

Sippican Students Exhibit at the MAC

The Marion Art Center is delighted to announce the upcoming opening of two simultaneous gallery exhibitions, both to open on February 13. Under the supervision of art teacher Erin Kirk, the art students at Sippican School will exhibit a collection of works in the MAC’s Patsy Francis (upstairs) Gallery from February 13 through March 11. […] Read more »