Anthony J. “Sonny” Costa

Anthony J. “Sonny” Costa, 86, of Fairhaven died January 31, 2013 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lorraine T. (Perry) Costa, and the son of the late Joseph M. & Mary J. (Secia) Costa. Mr. Costa was born in Mattapoisett and lived in Fairhaven most of […] Read more »

Frank Mello

Frank Mello, 79, of Rochester passed away January 29, 2013 at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Carolyn D. (Patten) Mello. Born and raised in Dartmouth, the son of the late Virginio and Margaret (Arruda) Mello, he lived in Rochester for many years. Frank was a lifelong member of the Holy […] Read more »

Diane Elizabeth Saunders

Diane Elizabeth Saunders, 66, of Fairhaven, formerly of Mattapoisett, died Tuesday January 29, 2013 suddenly at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston and raised in Walpole, the daughter of Elizabeth (Redington) Saunders of Fairhaven and the late John Saunders, she moved to Mattapoisett in 2005 and then to Fairhaven two years ago. Diane was employed […] Read more »

Local Gymnasts Compete on International Stage

Three local gymnasts competed in Florida this past weekend in the Sand Dollar Whitlow International Gymnastics Competition.  Jillian Rawding of Wareham, Peyton Villa of Marion and Brielle Benoski of Dartmouth all represented Southeastern Massachusetts in the competition. The competition was held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Florida.  Rawding placed fourth in the all-around, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Seeking New Town Counsel

On Tuesday, January 29, the Town of Mattapoisett held a special public meeting to interview candidates for the position of Town Counsel. The process, which began about six months ago, happens every few years as the town re-evaluates the quality and costs of legal services required throughout the year. Town Administrator Mike Gagne said that […] Read more »

Tri-Town Relay for Life Meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Tri-Town Committee is holding its next meeting for the 2013 season on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm at the Old Rochester Regional High School Library, located at 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled, […] Read more »

Second-Half Struggles Plague Boys’ Basketball

In the South Coast Conference, basketball teams play each SCC school’s team twice in the season. This means that every team plays all of the other teams once at home, and once at the opposing team’s school. Having already suffered a loss at Dighton-Rehoboth earlier in December, the boys’ basketball team was seeking revenge on […] Read more »

Bulldogs Resiliency Earns Late Game Victory

In sports, if there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that it’s not over until it’s over. The Old Rochester Regional High School’s Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team proved that fact Tuesday night, January 29 in Fairhaven by coming away with a late-game win against the Fairhaven Blue Devils in a hard-fought battle. “I’m very proud of […] Read more »

Marion Fireworks Committee Seeks Donations

Fourth of July 2012 came and went per usual in Marion. Hundreds lined the streets in anticipation of the annual parade. Hot dogs hit the grill, lemonade quenched the thirsts of many, and everyone enjoyed the company of friends and family. It seemed like the standard holiday, like so many in years past, only in […] Read more »

Severe Storm, Damaging Winds on Wednesday

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency issued a Situational Awareness Statement Tuesday outlining severe weather that will likely hit the Tri-Town on Wednesday night. The storm, which is caused largely in part by a cold front making its way to the area, could cause strong damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall, dense fog and high seas. Sustained […] Read more »