Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library’s annual meeting will be held Sunday, October 21, 3:00 PM at the library. After a brief business meeting, guest speaker Anne D. LeClaire will talk about her work. LeClaire is the author of nine novels, including Land’s End, Entering Normal, The Lavender Hour, and Leaving Eden, and her work […] Read more »

Century Old Tower Razed

On Tuesday, September 25, demolition of the Mattapoisett water tower on North Street began. The tower supplied water to the town for almost 100 years, but was decommissioned when the newer system near Industrial Drive was completed in 2011. A century earlier, the Town of Mattapoisett had voted to create a committee to “take action […] Read more »

The Winds of Climate Change

“ The winds of climate change: are we sailing off the chart?” Marion resident Jennifer A. Francis, PhD., Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University, will speak to us about the realities of climate change, the causes, short-term and long-time effects, and what we can do about it.  Her research specifically focuses on the Arctic, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Women’s Club October Luncheon

The Mattapoisett Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 12:00 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett. Our exciting guest speaker, Maryann Murphy of the Marion Toastmasters Club, will discuss organization and time management skills in order to make the best use of our time. New members are most welcome […] Read more »

ZBA Approves New Swimming Pool

The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals met for a brief meeting on Thursday, September 27,2012.  The first hearing of the night was for Peter and Lynne Arruda of 10 Union Church Terrace who were seeking to drop a non-transferrable clause from a permit from the year 2000 for the creation of an in-law apartment at […] Read more »

Special Olympics Kick Off at Center School

For many parents of children with special needs, it can be difficult finding fun activities for the kids where they get to learn, play and socialize. The prospect is even harder when it comes to younger children. Rochester resident Laura Antonellis has been working to change that for families in the South Coast. With the […] Read more »

It’s Cranberry Time at RHS

The Rochester Historical Society held an Open House on Saturday, September 22 at the quaint New England East Rochester Church and Museum. The rich history of Rochester’s cranberry industry was celebrated on this refreshing and sunny first day of fall. Visitors enjoyed a seasonal bake sale, gift shop and museum tour. “It’s cranberry time and with […] Read more »

Habitat Home on the Horizon

The Marion Conservation Commission began Wednesday night’s meeting with a hearing continued from September 12. Susan Domolky of 85 Moorings Road has filed a Notice of Intent to trim and cut downed trees, brush and Japanese knotweed in order to create a wetland restoration planting area. The hearing was continued because the project did not […] Read more »

ORR Looks to Curb Obesity

Across the country, childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in both rural towns and inner cities. The reasons are vast and difficult to pinpoint: is it diet? Is it lack of exercise? What about obsession with TV and video games? The list goes on with evidence to support each reason. While the cause is still […] Read more »