Mattapoisett Road Race

The Mattapoisett Road Race Committee, chaired by Bill Tilden, recently met to continue preparations for its 44th July 4 road race. There are several highlights for this year’s five-mile race. Included are: – New lightweight T-shirts guaranteed for first 750 runners; – “Future Runner” T-shirts for children on sale race day (sizes 2-4T, 5-6, 7); […] Read more »

Old Rochester Regional May Music News

FORM is proud to announce the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High School concert calendar for May. The following events are free and open to the public. Director Mike Barnicle and the ORR High School Band and Chorus will present a variety of tunes and pops favorites that are sure to bring smiles at the […] Read more »

Italian Pasta Dinner

St. Anthony’s and St. Rita’s churches will sponsor an Italian Pasta dinner. The Basta Pasta dinner will be held at St. Anthony’s Church hall. A delicious Italian meal will be served. Tickets are on sale after all masses or call Bob LaCrosse at 508-748-2676, Will Bruno at 508-758-9578, or Rectory office. Mark the date: Saturday, […] Read more »

How to Be Prepared For Town Meeting

In a lead up to the annual town meeting and special town meetings that will take place beginning May 12, Mattapoisett’s Board of Selectmen met with Town Moderator John Eklund. Eklund told the board that he needs members of the community to be fully prepared for town meeting in order to preserve the smooth flow […] Read more »

FinCom Frustrated with Fire Engine Futility

Marion Finance Committee members are unhappy with an article on the Annual Town Meeting warrant requesting “x amount of dollars” for a new fire engine with a pump, and Finance Committee Chairman Alan Minard is sending a letter to selectmen telling them FinCom plans to oppose the article on the Town Meeting floor. Committee members […] Read more »

Six Dogs is Three Too Many

A Rochester woman must get rid of three of her six dogs after the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals denied Karen Morrison’s petition for a special permit for a kennel at her 617 Mary’s Pond Road property. The Town by-law limits dog ownership to a maximum of three dogs. To keep four or more dogs, […] Read more »

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and May 10-18 is Bike Week. In the Tri-Town and across South Coast, we’ll be promoting better bicycling in the following ways: 1) Bicyclists can join the Tri-Town Bike Riding Club and join us on Sundays for a sociable outing. We provide maps, and break into compatible groups according to […] Read more »

Amnesty International Letter Writing Session

There will be an Amnesty International letter-writing session on Sunday, May 4 at the Mattapoisett Friends Meeting, 103 Marion Rd. (Rt. 6). Drop in between 12:00 and 2:00 pm to write letters in support of prisoners of conscience. Materials and sample letters provided. Read more »

Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House

Mattapoisett Friends Meeting has learned it might take upwards of $245,000 to restore its historic 1827 meeting house on Route 6 and has begun a fund-raising campaign to help raise some of that amount. The estimate was provided by J. M. Booth & Associates, Inc., of New Bedford, an architectural firm, who issued a 17-page […] Read more »

SouthCoast Children’s Chorus

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the gift of music – and the fun of a silent auction! The SouthCoast Children’s Chorus will be performing their spring concert entitled, Sing For Joy!  on May 11 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a Wine and Cheese Pre-Concert Reception and […] Read more »