Movies in the Park


The Mattapoisett Lion’s Club held their first Movie night on Friday which was well attended. The event kicks off the busy summer season the Club has planned with many new items on the schedule. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

210 Swim Buzzards Bay


Two hundred ten swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early Saturday morning to show their support for clean, healthy water by taking part in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim. As of the start of the event on Saturday, swimmers had raised nearly $100,000 to support the nonprofit Coalition’s work to […] Read more »

It Is A Privilege


Most of us do it. We think nothing of it. If we’ve done it for any length of time, we consider doing it normal, necessary, and just part of living in this here U.S. of A. When we first started doing it, we were thrilled beyond our wildest dreams, experiencing each occasion as if it […] Read more »

Visiting Sea Scouts Enjoy Mattapoisett


Mattapoisett rolled out the welcome mat for Sea Scouts visiting from Pennsylvania on June 19. With the assistance of Harbormaster Jill Simmons and locals willing to help the Scouts see as much as possible during their short stay, Ship 25 hailing from York, PA, tied up. The day started out rather wet with low misty […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Man Shares Poignant Life Story


It was not Derek DeCosta’s intent to write a book telling the story of his traumatic childhood when he sat down to write a foreword to a fitness book he planned to market in Korea. But when he began writing about his Korean roots, the dam that for years had held back a river of […] Read more »

Inductees Enter ORR Athletic Hall of Fame


The Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed a number of new inductees on June 21 during an induction ceremony, and many of the ORR alumni athletes inducted this year said they were surprised and felt honored to be chosen. “I didn’t believe it,” said former trainer Andrew Mendes, honored for his significant contribution […] Read more »

Silvershell Beach Officially Opens


The reopening of Town Beach signifies the first day of summer in Marion. Dozens of beach-goers in bathing suits scattered along the beach made for a summery scene by the sea on June 21. Marion Recreation was on hand with hotdogs and chips for lunch. By Jean Perry Read more »

Relay for Life Goes on Despite the Rain


Of course, no one was glad that it poured the day and night of the Tri-Town Relay for Life, but it did not stop participants from showing up in rain gear, pitching their tents on the soggy ground, and walking to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Most of the people there either […] Read more »

Senior Center a Major Goal for FMCOA


The Friends of the Marion Council on Aging celebrate their second year of operation this month. FMCOA President Susan Wood hopes to have a senior center on the drawing board within the next five to ten years and placed this as a major goal for the organization. “Census figures show that as of 2010, those […] Read more »

Marion Woman Turns 100


When Marion Connors was a little girl, she used to think the rest of the world was helping to celebrate her birthday when, year after year, people would raise their American flags on flagpoles and front porches every June 14. She realized years later that her birthday on June 14, 1914 shared the same date […] Read more »