2016 Herring Counts


The 2016 count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 18,540. This year was the second year of declines, and a significant decrease of fish from the 2015 total of 42,332 and the 2014 total of 55,429 which was a 156% increase over 2013. Evidence of herring being present at Mattapoisett (gulls, cormorants, seals) was […] Read more »

Marion COA to Celebrate One Year Anniversary


On Monday, August 1, you are cordially invited to lunch and musical entertainment in honor of the Marion Council on Aging’s one-year anniversary of senior programming at the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Lunch – pulled pork, corn on the cob, watermelon – at 11:45 am will be provided by R.W. Catering of Marion […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society


In late June, the Sippican Historical Society received a phone call from the Woburn Public Library that it was de-accessioning items from its collection. In 1901, a donor had given the library the shoe buckles of Major Earl Clapp from Rochester, who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1776, Rochester included Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society


The Sippican Choral Society is looking for quite a few new members to help us ring in the Christmas 2016 season. Rehearsals are starting soon, and we’d love to see you there. We are a group of local singers who love to lend our voices to this large and inviting group. The rehearsals are a […] Read more »

Mariner Youth Soccer Scholarships


Mariner Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual scholarship program. Scholarships were awarded to Elexus Afonso and Kyle Rood from Rochester. Samantha Kirkham and Serena Jaskolka received the scholarship from Mattapoisett and Hannah Dawicki was the recipient from Fairhaven. We wish these student athletes who had played at Mariner the […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Library


The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library held its annual book sale during the Harbor Days week. The Aardvark popped in on Thursday, July 14, to buy some books and pass out squeaky aardvarks to the kids. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Pig Roast BBQ


The Rochester Country Fair is happy to announce the addition of a Pig Roast BBQ to this summer’s Rochester Country Fair. The 17th Annual Rochester Country Fair is scheduled to take place Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21 at 65 Pine Street. The four-day event provides old-fashioned and agricultural minded entertainment for both the […] Read more »

Annual Marion Town Party


The Annual Marion Town Party will be held on Saturday, August 27 (rain date is Sunday, August 28) on the grounds of the Marion Town House, 2 Spring Street. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm. Proceeds will be distributed between the Marion Firefighters Association and Marion Recreation to benefit local community needs. Free inflatable fun for […] Read more »

Town of Marion Water Restriction


The following mandatory water restriction will be in effect from June 15 through September 15. The use of any outside watering is prohibited except between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 am, and between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for even street-numbered homes, and Tuesday, Thursday and […] Read more »

The Great Community Picnic


The Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Land Trust will host The Great Community Picnic at Munro Preserve, west of Shipyard Park, on Thursday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. All are invited to purchase tickets for this fundraiser and watch the sunset over the harbor with their own picnic fare. There will also […] Read more »