St. Philip’s Episcopal Church


This year is the 130th Summer Season at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Clergy from nearby and around the country visit the “church by the Town Beach” in Mattapoisett from June 29 to August 31. All are welcome. On Sunday, August 3,the visiting clergy is The Rev. Robert Malm, Rector of Grace Church, Alexandria, VA. Services, […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path


Explore Mattapoisett and the Tri-Town area by bike! Take a self-guided tour using the new Bike Friendly Mattapoisett map which details the best riding roads in Tri-Town in addition to parts of Fairhaven, Acushnet and Wareham. It shows public restrooms and bike-friendly eateries. It’s now available at Town Wharf General Store, No Kidding, Pen and […] Read more »

Quaker Fundraising Events


Ten days of fund-raising activities will begin Saturday as Mattapoisett Friends Meeting continues its search for funds to restore the 1827 meeting house on Route 6. So far, $80,000 has been raised of the $245,000 estimated cost of repairs. Work on Phase 1 is expected to start in late August or September. On Saturday, August […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Ensign Fleet 76


The local Ensign class from Mattapoisett Fleet 76 had an excellent showing at this year’s regional regatta. Fleet 76 regally races every Tuesday night in Mattapoisett Harbor during the months of June, July and August. The Ensign class is one of the largest full keel one design classes in the country. The Mattapoisett Fleet 76 […] Read more »

Plumb Library Looks Forward to Expansion


“Right now we’re waiting for permits,” said Gail Roberts, director of the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, “We’ve been waiting a long time.” It was eight years ago, when she was being interviewed for the director position, that Roberts first recognized the potential of expanding the library into the basement. Since then, a steady flow […] Read more »

Summer Members Art Show is Back


The Members’ Art Shows, which take place twice a year in winter and in summer, are Marion Art Center Executive Director Deborah Bokelkamp’s favorite annual shows at the MAC. “The members’ shows have always been a big part of what we do,” said Bokelkamp at the July 19 opening reception for the exhibition. “It always […] Read more »

Hathaway Pond Dam & Fish Ladder


A lot of water has gone over the Hathaway Pond Dam since the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) acquired the Hampson property in 2011 in Rochester where the dam is located. At that time, their plan was to remove the dam and restore the area to its natural state as it was before the dam was […] Read more »

Property Tax Relief Available for Marion

Marion Town House

Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2014-2015 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 Friday, August 29. Applications are available at the Town House in Marion, the Council […] Read more »

RCF Photo Exhibit and Contest


It’s Country Fair time again! This year, the Rochester Country Fair is having a “Team Spirit” photo exhibit and contest. We are looking for photos that show teams past and present: Baseball, soccer, dance, football, etc!! There are three categories: 1. Teams 2. Action Photos 3. Unique or humorous The photos should be framed for […] Read more »

Wings of Gold


Lieutenant Junior Grade Erin E. Coulter of the United States Navy was one of fourteen distinguished officers to earn “Wings of Gold” during a naval aviator designation ceremony that took place on June 27, 2014 at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas. Erin is a 2007 graduate of the Old Rochester Regional High School […] Read more »