Marion Recreation Silvershell Summer Program


The Marion Recreation Silvershell Summer Program ended on Friday, 8/15. We had a very successful 8 weeks! There were field trips to the Roger Williams Zoo, Cape Cod Inflatable Park, New England Aquarium, just to name a few! During our last week we also visited the new playground at Washburn Park and took a walking […] Read more »

From the Mattapoisett Town Clerk


The deadline to register to vote or change your party designation for the upcoming primary election is Wednesday, August 20. Our office will be open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm on that day. The primary will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at Old Hammondtown School, which is located at 20 Shaw Street. The […] Read more »

Rochester’s Newest Walking Trail Announced


The Town of Rochester, Wildlands Trust and Rochester Land Trust are proud to announce the opening of the Doggetts Brook Trail, which culminates a successful multi-year effort to link existing Town and conservation lands. The trail originates at the Dexter Lane ball fields and meanders by a reservoir, abandoned cranberry bogs, vernal pool, and through […] Read more »

Southcoast Children’s Chorus Auditions


The SCC encourages children who love to sing to join us for our exciting fifth season. Young people entering grades 3 – 12 may audition for the Concert Chorus (grades 3 – 6) or the Touring Chorus (grades 6 – 12). Children in grades K-2 may register for the Prep Chorus without an audition. September […] Read more »

Bike for Clean Water


October is a great time to explore the beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape – and what better way to experience the region’s spectacular autumn scenery than on your bicycle? Register today for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s eighth annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 5, and you can celebrate the beauty of […] Read more »

RPD Issues IRS Telephone Scam Warning


Several residents have reported being contacted by phone by persons claiming to be from the IRS and being told they owe money and must pay now. Please see the scam alert released by the IRS below. As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another strong warning for consumers […] Read more »

Rochester Grange Agricultural Fair


The 104th Annual Grange Agricultural Fair will be held Saturday, August 16 from 1:30 – 7:00 pm. A Ham & Bean Supper will be held at 6:00 pm followed by an auction of produce, etc. from the fair. Our Fair books and posters have been out for a while, disappearing almost as fast as they […] Read more »

Rooting in Mattapoisett


On August 12 – 30 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, there will be a display of pictures and paintings of special trees from Mattapoisett along with stories of trees that are special to people. Share your stories with us for a future book. Stories can be submitted to the Town Hall, attention Tree Committee, […] Read more »

Bridge Benefit Tournament


  From left to right; Elizabeth Tabor Library special events committee co-chair, Lynn Crocker , Asha Wallace, president of the board of trustees and Kathy Reed co-chair are combining a favorite hobby with a great cause. On Friday, August 22, a benefit tournament of duplicate and social bridge will take place at the Marion Music […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society Happenings

Photo by Anne Kakley

Walking Tour with Seth Mendell: Join Seth Mendell of the Mattapoisett Historical Society for a Walking Tour on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. Learn more about the little town that built the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford. Explore the waterfront streets, parks and wharves where the action took place. Tour is free with […] Read more »