Brad Barrows Memorial Fund

On Saturday, February 26, the members of the Brad Barrows Memorial Fund Committee presented three local organizations with more than $3,500 in proceeds from their annual motorcycle run held annually in September. Brad Barrows was a great believer in supporting youth athletics. To keep his memory alive, the Brad Barrows Youth Scholarship Fund was created […] Read more »

Marion COA

Adult Grief Support Group. Are you struggling with the loss of a spouse, partner or friend? This support group will meet on Tuesdays, beginning March 7 for five consecutive weeks from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Facilitated by Mary Finnin, Bereavement Coordinator, these meetings are free […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery Mattapoisett

It is now time to remove the holiday decorations from the Cemetery. We would like it to be done by April 1. If you want to put your trash by the white shed where the trash cans are, that’s fine. We are planning a spring cleanup in April, so whatever is left on the stones […] Read more »

ORR “The Gathering”

Have you heard? It’s The Gathering of the initial four classes at ORR back in September 1961. That’s right, the Classes of ’62, ’63, ’64 and ’65 are planning a get-together. With no history or traditions to guide us on that first day of High School in 1961, we had to create the traditions and […] Read more »

Thoughts on Names and Nicknames

Since my retirement and return to this special place we call home, I have renewed acquaintances with old friends from high school whom I hadn’t seen in many decades. This appears to have presented a number of them with the dilemma of whether to call me by my given name Richard, or my nickname Dick. […] Read more »

Straus Re-Appointed Chairman of Joint Committee on Transportation

Representative William M. Straus (D-Mattapoisett) has been re-appointed by the House Democratic Caucus as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House. Rep. Straus has served on the Transportation Committee since 2009 as House Chair. Remaining at the helm of the Transportation Committee on Beacon Hill keeps Representative Straus in a strong […] Read more »

Free Workshops at The Nemasket Group

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) in partnership with the Building Futures Project and the Family Connections Center of The Nemasket Group is sponsoring “A Full Life Ahead,” a series of free workshops for parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities. The series focuses on providing information on topics such as social security, guardianship, friendships […] Read more »

From the Mattapoisett Town Clerk

Mattapoisett Census/Dog Licensing: The Town of Mattapoisett has mailed out their 2017 census forms. Please check that all your household members are listed and that their information is current and correct. Return the census forms to the Town Clerk’s Office as soon as possible. On the back of the census is a form for dog […] Read more »

Showstoppers’ Performing Arts Camp

Registrations are now being accepted for Showstoppers’ 13th Annual Performing Arts Camp for boys and girls in grades 2 to 8, April 17-21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily, at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church Hall on Church Street in Mattapoisett. A musical theater showcase will be presented to the public at 7:00 pm on the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s Tree Committee

Mattapoisett’s Tree Committee recently partnered with The Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Program to bring to Old Hammondtown School fifth grade classes a poster contest that highlighted the importance of trees in the environment. The poster contest, a state-wide Arbor Day event, was titled “Trees are Terrific from Berkshires to Bay.” OHS art instructor Greta […] Read more »