Officials Move Money Around

During a quickly called and quickly conducted meeting on the eve of the first day of school, representatives for Rochester Memorial School, the Old Rochester Regional School District, and the town of Rochester approved several maneuvers meant to free up funds in various areas of the budget. The Rochester School Committee transferred $5,787.91 from the […] Read more »

Beatrice C. Pina

Beatrice C. Pina, 93, of Marion died August 25, 2013 in Tobey Hospital. She was the widow of the late Vincent G. Pina. She was born in Marion and lived there all of her life. Mrs. Pina was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425. […] Read more »

Budget Concerns and Fall Bylaws

Town Administrator Richard LaCamera said that because the State Legislature has not approved Governor Deval Patrick’s recent budget proposal, the assessment for the minimum amount the town of Rochester would be responsible for would decrease for fiscal year 2014. Though disapproval of the budget and subsequent reformulations benefitted Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett will have increased […] Read more »

Full House for Hearings and Interviews

Dianne Tsitsos and Marylou Armstrong have submitted letters of interest and resumes rich with environmental expertise and governmental oversight processes for the commission’s consideration for the empty seat they are seeking to fill. Tsitsos said that the subject matter handled by the commission is of interest to her as well as wetland issues. Her background […] Read more »

Unice A. Ashworth

Unice A. Ashworth, 93, of Middletown, R.I. passed away on August 22, 2013 at Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I. after a brief illness. Born on November 1, 1919 in Fairhaven, MA she was the loving wife of the late Leonard Ashworth and daughter of the late Oscar and Martha (Wallace) Moffett. Unice graduated from Fairhaven […] Read more »

Southcoast Special Olympics Update

Southcoast Special Olympics’ eight-week fall season will begin September 15, 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the Center School in Mattapoisett. This is a Special Olympics program for children 2-7 years old. For more information, to register your child, or for high-school-age students interested in volunteering as “buddies,” please contact Laura Antonellis 508-212-8104. Read more »

Mattapoisett YMCA to Host Clam Boil

The Mattapoisett YMCA will host a Clam Boil by the Sea on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at their 38 Reservation road location. Dinner will be served on the porch overlooking the beautiful Mattapoisett harbor, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Y Cares Annual Fund. “The Clam Boil by the […] Read more »

Bronie J. Apshaga, Jr.

Bronie J. Apshaga, Jr., 65, of Mattapoisett died August 24, 2013 at  St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Michele A. (Corcoran) Apshaga. Born in Greenfield, MA the son of the late Dr. Bronie J. and Sophie B.  (Kastick) Apshaga, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Apshaga […] Read more »

Fall MATTREC After-School Programs

Registration is open with program details available on the town website; click on MATTREC programs. Also sign up for the MATTREC emails to get updates on new programs. Bay State Gymnastics is returning with classes on Fridays starting September 6, 3:30 pm, at Old Hammondtown school. Thursdays at Center School, Hip Hop Dance will […] Read more »

Brad Barrows Memorial Ride

The Fourth Annual Brad Barrows Youth Athletic Fund Motorcycle Ride will be held Saturday, September 14 at Rick’s Tavern (formerly Brad’s, Inc.), 35 County Road. The rain date is September 15. The event will start at Rick’s Tavern, with participants embarking on a mystery ride before returning for great food, cheers, a 50-50 raffle and […] Read more »