Enhanced Safety Signaling Planned

During the April 12 Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting, members of an ad hoc safety advisory committee – a group brought together by the selectmen to study means and methods for improving safety at the bike path crossings located at Brandt Island Road and Mattapoisett Neck Road – gave their report. The group comprised of […] Read more »

The Lofty (But Not So Regal) Bald Eagle

I saw a bald eagle yesterday soaring over the Buzzards Bay shoreline, clearly identified by its awesome wing span with striking white head and tail. As our largest and most impressive local bird of prey, it is nevertheless an enigma to many bird watchers how such a carnivorous raptor could have been selected by our […] Read more »

Destination Imagination! Destination Knoxville!

The name Destination Imagination says it all. This volunteer organization’s mission is to teach kids the creative process while working with a team to develop a solution to a problem. The teams may choose a challenge from a series of topics: technical, scientific, engineering, fine arts, improvisational, and service learning. Additionally, there is a Rising […] Read more »

Upcoming Addiction Presentation Could Save Lives

As the opioid addiction epidemic spreads across the country, and even takes root in our very own Tri-Town, the issue of addiction – opioids, alcohol, nicotine, all addictions – has become a priority for area public health employees who serve the Tri-Town citizens. Especially susceptible to addiction are the youth of Tri-Town, and as recent […] Read more »

History and Mystery with Author Stephen Puleo

There was a healthy turnout of American history buffs at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Sunday afternoon to hear author, historian, and teacher Stephen Puleo discuss his latest book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Puleo is the author of six narrative nonfiction […] Read more »

Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations by Tens of Thousands

In the fall of 2016, a conversation between two people on how best to help a community member whose medical needs were outpacing insurance payments led to one fantastic event. But first, the backstory… When Melody Pacheco, administrative assistant to the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, got a call from Dr. Amy Wiegandt, she wasn’t surprised. […] Read more »

Literally, Holy Crap

We are in the throes of Autism Awareness Month, and as I sort through my autism information, experience, and anecdotes to share as a way of contributing my own spin on autism awareness, I think of all those times I tried this, that, and the other thing to try to ‘cure’ my son of his […] Read more »

Ready, set, go!

On April 8, Plumb Corner hosted its annual Easter egg hunt, which included other fun activities such as cookie decorating, hay rides, and crafts. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

ORR Fields Overhaul Hovers at $5 Million

Volunteers of T.U.R.F. (Tri-Town Unified Recreational Facilities, Inc.), a non-profit organization formed by residents to fundraise for a complete overhaul of the athletic fields at Old Rochester Regional, are taking their proposal to the towns to present their plans and talk about private and public funding sources to make the ‘field of dreams’ a reality. […] Read more »

What NOT to Say to an Autism Parent

(and the uncensored responses parents wish they could say) By Jean Perry People really do mean well when they say to me, “You’re so … fill in the blank (amazing, strong, patient, loving)” about me as a mother. True, as a mother of a child with autism and a host of other minor conditions, there […] Read more »