ORR “The Gathering”

Have you heard? It’s The Gathering of the initial four classes at ORR back in September 1961. That’s right, the Classes of ’62, ’63, ’64 and ’65 are planning a get-together. With no history or traditions to guide us on that first day of High School in 1961, we had to create the traditions and […] Read more »

Thoughts on Names and Nicknames

Since my retirement and return to this special place we call home, I have renewed acquaintances with old friends from high school whom I hadn’t seen in many decades. This appears to have presented a number of them with the dilemma of whether to call me by my given name Richard, or my nickname Dick. […] Read more »

Straus Re-Appointed Chairman of Joint Committee on Transportation

Representative William M. Straus (D-Mattapoisett) has been re-appointed by the House Democratic Caucus as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House. Rep. Straus has served on the Transportation Committee since 2009 as House Chair. Remaining at the helm of the Transportation Committee on Beacon Hill keeps Representative Straus in a strong […] Read more »

Free Workshops at The Nemasket Group

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) in partnership with the Building Futures Project and the Family Connections Center of The Nemasket Group is sponsoring “A Full Life Ahead,” a series of free workshops for parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities. The series focuses on providing information on topics such as social security, guardianship, friendships […] Read more »

From the Mattapoisett Town Clerk

Mattapoisett Census/Dog Licensing: The Town of Mattapoisett has mailed out their 2017 census forms. Please check that all your household members are listed and that their information is current and correct. Return the census forms to the Town Clerk’s Office as soon as possible. On the back of the census is a form for dog […] Read more »

Showstoppers’ Performing Arts Camp

Registrations are now being accepted for Showstoppers’ 13th Annual Performing Arts Camp for boys and girls in grades 2 to 8, April 17-21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily, at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church Hall on Church Street in Mattapoisett. A musical theater showcase will be presented to the public at 7:00 pm on the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s Tree Committee

Mattapoisett’s Tree Committee recently partnered with The Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Program to bring to Old Hammondtown School fifth grade classes a poster contest that highlighted the importance of trees in the environment. The poster contest, a state-wide Arbor Day event, was titled “Trees are Terrific from Berkshires to Bay.” OHS art instructor Greta […] Read more »

SLT Bids Farewell to Executive Director

It is with a mix of gratitude and sadness that the Board of Directors announce Robin Shield’s departure as Executive Director of the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT). Since 2013, Robin has played a critical role in helping the organization become more positively recognized throughout Marion and beyond as not only a land acquisition nonprofit, but […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Are you interested in supporting community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences in Mattapoisett? Each year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council awards funds for public cultural events such as plays and concerts, arts in the schools, community arts and cultural organizations, field trips for students to museums and performances, and more. These programs promote the availability […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Department Receives SAFE Grant

Senator Mark C. Montigny (D-New Bedford) and Representative Robert Koczera are pleased to announce that several Southcoast cities and towns will receive assistance under the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) and Senior SAFE programs. The Mattapoisett Fire Department is set to receive $6,541. Since implementing the SAFE Program twenty years ago, annual child fire-related […] Read more »