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Family Affair252 viewsLouise Sylvia Hogan (92) looks over family photos during the recent family reunion of the John S. and Emilia F. Sylvia family held at the Holy Ghost Grounds in Mattapoisett on July 15. The event drew four generations of Sylvia descendants, all of whom can claim roots to Mattapoisett and the tri-town area. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Sylvia Hemingway).
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Flying the Town's Flag300 views(L. to R.) Mattapoisett artist Peter Martin, Mattapoisett Lions Club President Lance Calise, and Arthur Blackburn, Chairman of the Lions Club Flag Project, pose with the Mattapoisett town flag designed by Mr. Martin. The flag hangs in the Hall of Flags at the State House depicting the history and spirit of the Mattapoisett community. The Mattapoisett Lions Club will be selling flags at Harbor Days and throughout the year for $35 to benefit Lions Club charities and commemorating the Town’s 150th anniversary.
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Planted in Mattapoisett322 views(L. to R.) Katherine, Ben, Patrick and Laura Shachoy stand by their newly-planted Kousa Dogwood, marking the first tree in the Mattapoisett Tree Committee’s 150 by 150 tree-planting project. The year-long campaign is being planned to commemorate the town’s 150th Anniversary in 2007. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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July 4 Road Race383 viewsRunners step off for the 36th Annual Mattapoisett Road Race, the town's own July 4 tradition. The 2006 running of the five-mile race ran through Mattapoisett village and around Ned’s Point Lighthouse. Runners were timed by ankle computer chips.
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Locks of Love359 viewsRochester sisters Arissa Anne Underhill (age 9) and Deianeira Marie Underhill (age 7), both students at Rochester’s Memorial School, recently had their hair cut to be donated to the charity “Locks of Love.” Hairdresser “Deb F.” of Hair and Body Solutions in Rochester cut the girls’ long locks which will be donated to make wigs for children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatments. Both girls were born with their own medical issues and received years of care from local hospitals.
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Mr. Nunes Goes to Washington306 viewsRochester Selectman Richard D. Nunes (third from left) recently worked for three months for Alan D. Lebowitz, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations (DASPO) for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in Washington, DC. Mr. Nunes, a lawyer and Senior Investigator for the Boston Regional Office, worked as Special Assistant to the DASPO in the National Office. During this detail, Mr. Nunes was admitted and sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court and also paid a visit to the White House.
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Defib Donation338 viewsRochester Chief Dispatcher Tracy Eldridge (left) presents Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee (right) with a new portable defibrillator which Ms. Eldridge managed to purchase with a donation she solicited from People in Business Care (PIBC). The $3,000 donated unit will be kept inside one of the on-duty police cruisers at all times. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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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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