Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path have two new programs to make Mattapoisett as safe and welcoming as possible for our resident and visitor bicyclists.  First, the “Bike Friendly Mattapoisett Map” will be available at our Harbor Days booth. Sponsored by 29 local bike-friendly businesses, this map is waterproof and durable, detailing the best […] Read more »

Thank You Garden Club

Dear Editor, Great thanks to the Mattapoisett Women’s Club for their well-organized masterpiece on Saturday, June 28th. The Garden Tour was quintessential New England with panoramic views of the bay and woodlands from some of the most spectacular gardens in the greater New Bedford area. I know organizing and executing a garden tour can be […] Read more »

School Committees Tie up Loose Ends

A string of short meetings of the various Tri-Town school committees on June 26 closed out several outstanding items of business for the end of the school year, and the end of the fiscal year as well. Superintendent Doug White approached the Rochester School Committee members present to touch base on the residency policy for […] Read more »

Boating Accident Leads to Fatality in Marion

At approximately 1300hrs The Marion Harbormasters Office received a distress call for a person in the water with no life preserver off of Converse Point. The Marion Harbormaster as well as Marion Police and Marion Fire responded to the area. Other responding marine units included the Buzzards Bay Task Force, Harbormasters from Wareham, Bourne and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race: I Don’t Run!

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t run, so why go into the village on the 4th of July?” there are several reasons to be there. The Harpoon Harmonizers will be performing before the Race and singing the National Anthem at the start of the Race. The Inn at Shipyard Park (formerly the Mattapoisett Inn) […] Read more »

Vendors Sought for Country Fair

The Rochester Country Fair is seeking interested vendors for participation in the upcoming Rochester Country Fair. The Fair, now in its 15th year, features a unique mix of old-fashioned events and contests, a parade, woodsman show, tractor pulls and so much more. This year’s “Team Spirit” Theme Fair will be held on Thursday, August 14 […] Read more »

210 Swim Buzzards Bay

Two hundred ten swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early Saturday morning to show their support for clean, healthy water by taking part in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim. As of the start of the event on Saturday, swimmers had raised nearly $100,000 to support the nonprofit Coalition’s work to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett ZBA Reorganizes

Due to the recent retirement of Jeff Chase as Chairman and regular member of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals, the board needed to fill several openings. Their goal during the June 19 meeting was solely for this purpose. They needed to select an alternate member to move up to a regular member position, choose […] Read more »

Decorate Your Bike for the 4th

We will meet in front of the Elizabeth Taber Library at the gazebo on Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm. Just bring your bike, scooter, or stroller and we’ll provide all of the decorations! Read more »

Cow Chip Bingo at RCF!

Watch cows do their magic as they meander over 600 virtual squares of prime real estate at the Rochester Country Fair. This country-style fundraising event will take place on Thursday, August 14 at 65 Pine Street in Rochester. Gates open at 4:00 pm and cows will make their appearances around 8:00 pm. Come watch these […] Read more »