Property Tax Relief Grants

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

YMCA Southcoast Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 9, YMCA Southcoast held its 149th Annual Meeting at the Mattapoisett YMCA, overlooking the beautiful Mattapoisett Harbor. Peter Bullard, Chairman of the Board and member of the Board Development Committee, recapped the Y’s 2015 year as highlighted in the annual report. YMCA Southcoast recognized its outstanding volunteers and employees with special awards […] Read more »

Calling All 12-14 Year Old Rochester Kids

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Growing up in Rochester in the 1950s was quite different than it is today. Back in the day, there were no iPhones, iPads or iTunes. The Rochester Historical Society is sponsoring a writing contest for Rochester’s youth between the ages of 12-14 years old. The essay, which should be a minimum of one page, should […] Read more »

NBSO Announces Exciting 2016-2017 Season

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The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra has an ambitious season planned for 2016-2017 as the search for the new Music Director unfolds. Four classical concerts are planned, presenting each of the incredibly talented finalists with an opportunity to showcase his talents. Each classical concert will also present a piano concerto with a prominent guest artist. The […] Read more »