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Certainly Certified590 viewsMattapoisett Town Accountant Suzanne Szyndlar (left) and Town Clerk Barbara Sullivan (right) were both recently honored with state certifications for their respective positions. Ms. Szyndlar has been named “Certified Government Accountant (CGA)” by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants’ Association, Inc. (MMAAA), and Ms. Sullivan was named “Certified Municipal Clerk” (CMC) by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Stories in Stone301 viewsMattapoisett Historical Museum Curator Bette Roberts poses in front of a few of the historic gravestones on display at the Mattapoisett museum. Ms. Roberts recently gave a guided tour and talk on the Barlow Burying Ground in Mattapoisett. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Winning Smile347 viewsNewly-elected Marion Selectman Roger F. Blanchette flashes a winning smile just moments before hearing he handily defeated incumbent David K. Pierce in the May 30 Annual Town Election. He garnered 666 votes to Mr. Pierce's 579. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Four Score367 viewsFor the fourth consecutive year the team of Sean Shaw of Rochester and C.J. Hedges of Hamden, CT, took first place honors in the 2006 Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River. Here the team is seen emerging from beneath the arch bridge as they make their way to cross the finish line in just under two hours. (Photo by John Bescherer).
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Land Ho!374 viewsWeary contestants in the 2006 Annual Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River heave their wooden boat from the water after crossing the finish line. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Ducks in a Row364 viewsAristides Papadakis of Rochester and Roland Martin III of West Wareham (Team #37) try to keep up with two unregistered contestants in the 2006 Annual Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Memorial Day 2006325 viewsThe Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen and State Representative William Straus march in the town's 2006 Memorial Day Parade. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Memorial Day 2006312 viewsMattapoisett Brownie Troop marches in the town's 2006 Memorial Day Parade. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Seniors in Fashion356 viewsThe Rochester Council on Aging (COA) sponsored a Senior Fashion Show at the Rochester Senior Center on Friday, May 19 as part of their “Senior Week” activities. Several volunteer COA models showed off fashions from Bon Worth, located in the Vanity Fair Outlet in North Dartmouth. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Meet the Candidates484 viewsCandidates for elected offiices in Mattapoisett recently attended a “Meet the Candidates” night. Pictured here are candidates Steve Hanna, Jim Huntoon, David Kiernan, and Barry Denham. About 30 people stopped by the American Legion Hall on Depot Street on May 7 to meet the candidates during an informal Open House session. Mattapoisett’s Annual Town Election takes place on Tuesday, May 16. (Photo by and courtesy of Rebecca H. McCullough).
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Going to the Dogs!496 viewsSome “puppies” in rehearsal for the Marion Art Center’s production of 101 Dalmatians which opens on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm with additional shows on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for kids, $8 for adults and reservations can be made by calling 508-748-1266. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Bidstrup).
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Citizen Cane630 viewsMinnie Fermino of 12 Baptist Street in Mattapoisett was recently bestowed with the Boston Post Cane as the town’s oldest resident of record. The cane was presented to Ms. Fermino by Selectman Steve Lombard, Selectman Ray Andrews, and Town Clerk Barbara Sullivan. Also in attendance were Ms. Fermino’s children Caroline, Maurice (Mudgie), Peter and David. Created by Boston Post publisher Edwin A. Grozier, the Boston Post Cane is a New England tradition which dates back to 1909.
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