Warrants Ready for Town Meeting

With Mattapoisett voters and town officials set to take up the important and weighty work of Town Meeting starting May 13, two warrant drafts are set for review. The Annual Town Meeting warrant contains 31 articles this year. One special warrant comes on the heels of two well-known storms: Sandy and the blizzard of 2013. […] Read more »

Officials Sign Off on Articles

During a brisk Monday night meeting, the Rochester Board of Selectmen approved the Annual Town Meeting Warrant and special warrant presented by Town Administrator Richard LaCamera. The Town Meeting will take place on May 20 at 7pm at Rochester Memorial School. The town’s Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget shows a 3.7 percent increase from 2013’s […] Read more »

The History of Russia Under the Tsars

Seth Mendell’s final lecture of the series will take place May 4 at 2:00 pm in the Mattapoisett Library meeting room. This is the talk that was rescheduled due to inclement weather in February. The lecture will cover the reigns of Alexander II, the Reformer; Alexander III, the Reactionary; and Nicholas II, the last Romanov. […] Read more »

Landscapes and Seascapes

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of photographs by four photographers titled “Landscapes and Seascapes.” Photographers Anne T. Converse, Barry J. Cronin, Elly-May O’Toole, and Ronald Wilson have submitted works depicting either seascapes and/or landscapes from around the world and in our own backyard. From action-packed sailing scenes to serene rolling hillsides, […] Read more »

Road Race Registration Change

All July 4 Mattapoisett Road Race Runners please take note: This year, in order to expedite the registration process for runners, all online registrations must be completed by June 26. Mail in registration must be postmarked by June 26. Runners can also sign up at Shipyard Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 […] Read more »

Marjorie Marie (Alexander) Smith

Marjorie Marie (Alexander) Smith, 93, died on April 27, 2013. She was formerly of Rochester, MA and St. Cloud, FL, and had resided in New Bedford, MA with her daughter Eleanor Galligan. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander J. Smith, brother Fred Alexander, sister-in-law Beatrice Foster, son Joseph A. Smith and granddaughter […] Read more »

Richard Vangel

Richard Vangel, 69, of Dartmouth died April 29, 2013 at St. Anne’s Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Jo-Ann M. (Bender) Vangel. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Evangelo and Maria F. (Nunes) Vangel, he lived in Mattapoisett before moving to Dartmouth. Richard was the owner and operator […] Read more »

ORR Lacrosse

ORR topped Bourne 8 to 6 this week. ORR improved to 7-3 with a win over visiting Bourne.  Scoring for ORR were Max Houck (2 goals), Peter Krause (2 goals), Hunter Cooney, Chris  Nadeau, Ryan Manning, and Chris Marchisio. ORR got a strong defensive effort from Cooney, Haydon Bergeron, Dakotah Jones, Mike Barrus, and  Jeremy […] Read more »

Officials Continue Crafting Budget

Saying that he is working toward a very conservative budget and smoothing out the number of articles in the Warrant, Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne, shared his working budget strategic plan with Gary Johnson, Pat Donahoe, Betty Pennington, and Colby Rotler of the Finance Committee. One of the most significant items Gagne discussed with the […] Read more »

A Range of Interests and Opinions

Mattapoisett’s Open Space Committee, whose board includes representatives from the Conservation Commission, Highway Department, Planning Board, Water & Sewer, Conservation Agent, and Recreation Department, held its first meeting Thursday, April 25. After a brief introduction outlining for the assembled the various vested interests each of the committee members brought to the hearing, public comments were […] Read more »