Helicopters Take Flight at Mattapoisett Library

It’s not every day you walk into the Mattapoisett Free Public Library and see helicopters flying around, but on Tuesday, July 31, that’s exactly what happened.  The helicopters were part of Dr. Martin Hudis’ Extreme Engineering program for children. “The whole takeaway of this program is that science can be fun,” said Dr. Hudis, who […] Read more »

Local Baseball Team Wins Regional Tournament

The Mass Pride 16U team based out of Bridgewater won the New England Elite Baseball league Division 1 Championships last weekend. Fresh from their successful trip from The Perfect Game Tournament in East Cobb Georgia last week, he Mass Pride team defeated the Firebirds from Peabody, Ma 5-2. They lost a close game to the […] Read more »

Rochester Approves Wind Project Plan

The Rochester Board of Selectmen voted to approve a new wind power project for the town that would be effective in 2013.  The decision was made at the board’s regular meeting on Monday, July 30. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” said Town Administrator Rich LaCamera. The project, which is the same one that Marion signed […] Read more »

Lumberjacks & Jills Head to Country Fair

Among the many exciting events at the Rochester Country Fair in August is the Woodsman Show at 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon, August 19. Lumberjacks & Jills that compete all around New England, Canada and beyond will be coming to Rochester with chain saws, axes and various hand tools. They will be demonstrating their skills while […] Read more »

Harbor Days Thank You

The Mattapoisett Lions Club wishes to express our appreciation to the many volunteers who helped make this year’s Harbor Days a huge success. This week-long festival has grown over the past 28 years and it really does “take a village” to prepare and execute all of the events.  We thank all of the Lions that […] Read more »

Learn to Row with the Phoenix Rowing Club!

Learns to row with the Phoenix Crew on Sunday, August 5 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at their launch at 30 Beach St. in Fairhaven. We welcome youth and adults along with experienced rowers and those new to the sport for a free trial. Summer sessions available for August and opportunity for fall rowing […] Read more »

Angelina J. (Cedrone) Vachon

Angelina J. (Cedrone) Vachon, 81, of Mattapoisett died Friday July 27, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Louis Richard Vachon. Born in Newton, the daughter of the late Gerardo and Loretta Marie (Mazzola) Cedrone, she lived in Newton for most of her life. […] Read more »

Harbor Cruise with Habitat For Humanity

The Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity held their annual harbor boat cruise on Saturday, July 28, 2012, and as usual, it was a great success. Gray and threatening skies didn’t stop the dozens of people who attended the fundraiser, which departed from New Bedford State Pier, headed west toward Dartmouth, and looped back around. […] Read more »

ORR Swim Team Car Wash

The Friends of Old Rochester Swimming held a car wash on Saturday, July 28, at the Mattapoisett Fire Department to raise more money for the up-coming winter sports season.  The newly formed ORR swim team needs to raise $7,500 by the fall to secure their place for the winter. FORS is a brand new group, […] Read more »

Aerial Mosquito Spraying in Rochester a Success

The town of Rochester underwent a successful pesticide aerial spraying over the weekend in order to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the area. The spraying was a reaction to a recent finding of several mosquitoes carrying the deadly EEE virus in southeastern Massachusetts. On Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 21 communities in […] Read more »