Going Home


“I miss my Roland every minute of every day,” she said to me again during our Christmas season telephone call between Myrtle Beach and Mattapoisett. My mother-in-law, a woman now deep into her elderly years, is courageously facing her 92nd birthday alone, except for her grief. Her heart was broken 20 years ago when her […] Read more »

ORR Student Fundraises for 3-D Printer


It is time for technology at Old Rochester Regional High School to enter the 21st century, thinks junior Drew Robert, so he has taken the first step towards leading the school into the future of technology education. Robert has taken just about every technology course offered at ORR. “And I wanted more,” said Robert during […] Read more »

Taking the Christmas Plunge


On Christmas Day 2014, about 50 hardy souls, young and old alike, ran into 42-degree winter waters at Mattapoisett’s Town Beach with yelps of joy. This annual event raises funds for Helping Hands and Hooves, a non-profit organization in Mattapoisett that provides horseback riding lessons and therapeutic sessions for people with special needs. Photos by […] Read more »

UMass Holiday Concert


UMass Dartmouth students took part in a Holiday Concert December 12, 2014, at the the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Recital Hall. The University community was invited to the concert, which included performances by the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. Some songs performed by the groups include O’ Holy […] Read more »

Tinkhamtown Chapel Caroling


The annual Christmas carol sing-along at the Tinkhamtown Chapel was as popular and beautiful as ever on the chilly evening of December 20, when dozens of people followed the glow of candlelit windows to the tiny chapel to sing with their families and neighbors and welcome Christmas to Mattapoisett. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

Santa at the Post Office


Santa made a stop at the Rochester Post Office on December 20 to collect some letters from Tri-Town children and to take some time to visit with the kids and have a little juice and cookies. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

The Holidays Arrive at Center School


Center School students presented their annual holiday performance to a gymnasium filled to capacity of family and friends on December 18. In addition to Christmas, the three holidays and traditions of Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Mexican “Posadas” were represented in the show. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

White Gifts Pageant Pleases


On the starlit evening of December 14, the Mattapoisett Congregational Church opened its doors and presented its annual White Gifts Pageant. The cast consisted of church children dressed as shepherds, sheep, King Herod (Maggie Carroll), Mary (Maggie Berry), and Joseph (Ella Meninno). There was even a tiny baby (one-month old Isaac Lang) who had been […] Read more »

Fulbright Teacher Prepares for Journey


Kate Raffile is about to embark on a journey that will combine two of her passions in life – traveling the world and teaching children how to read. Raffile, a special education teacher who has been with Sippican School for six years, was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in April of this year. […] Read more »

Christmas in Shipyard Park


Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty — plus food, crafts for kids, and the annual tree lighting are some of the hallmarks of a Mattapoisett Christmas. The Mattapoisett Lion’s Club in partnership with local businesses hosted the annual tree lighting at Shipyard Park on Saturday, December 13. The Lions also collected toys and canned goods in support […] Read more »