Mattapoisett Water Restriction Lifted

The restriction of outdoor water usage in Mattapoisett has been officially lifted as of today, August 27, and residents can now resume using their outdoor sprinklers and hoses as usual. Water and Sewer Superintendent Nick Nicholson said during a phone interview this morning that the Fairhaven well at Tinkham Lane has been repaired and the […] Read more »

Quorum Confusion Delays Vote

Can we vote or can’t we vote? That was the million dollar question on August 27 when the Rochester Planning Board, poised to approve the site plan review with its town counsel-approved draft decision in hand, lacked a quorum to constitute a “super majority” of five members, which the chairman thought was needed to approve […] Read more »

Three Special Permits Granted

Mattapoisett’s Zoning Board of Appeals on August 23 granted three special permits in rapid succession. Each of the projects brought before Chairman Susan Akin and members Paul Milott, Norman Lyonnais, and Tony Tranfaglia, as well as Director of Inspectional Services Andy Bobola, was represented by Field Engineering. First up was Mark Robert for property located […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Fall Classes

Watercolor Painting for Adult Beginners Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm September 17 – November 5 (8 weeks) Instructor: Patricia White Tuition: $175 members / $190 non-members (materials not included) Note: This course requires a minimum of 5 students to run This course is designed for people who would like to try watercolor painting, but […] Read more »

Salute to John Williams and the Boston Pops

On Friday, August 29, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2014 season with a concert featuring the music of film composer John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes several pieces frequently performed by the Pops, is as follows: “Bombasto” by O. R. Farrar “Poet & Peasant Overture” by F. von […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

To the Editor: The staff of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who made the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz Boom Read!” such a huge success. Over 200 children and families participated in the wide range of programs, reading activities, and story times that were part of […] Read more »

The Tri-Town Celebrates the Beatles

Local Beatles historian and collector Jim Cushman, along with Old Rochester Community Television, would like to invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance in New England by joining us for a memorabilia show that will benefit a local food pantry. Come see rare Beatles collectibles including Beatle-worn clothing, band autographs […] Read more »

Free Movie: Last Tuesday of the Month

Nebraska (PG-13, 1 hr. 55 min.) is playing at the Mattapoisett Senior Center, Center School, Barstow St., on Tuesday, August 26 at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging (formally known as the Friends of the Elderly), the movie is free. You get two pizza slices for only $2 prepaid. […] Read more »

MPOA Charity Golf Tournament

The Mattapoisett Police Officer’s Association Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Allendale Country Club, 1047 Allen St. Dartmouth, on October 6 at 8:30 am. Entry Price is $125 per person, $500 Foursome and the entry deadline is September 29. Registration fee includes: 18 holes of traditional scramble golf format, golf cart fee, awards […] Read more »

Local Woman Fighting for a Cause

Mattapoisett’s Shannon Leary is literally fighting for a cause. Leary has accepted a challenge to “knockout cancer” and is putting up her dukes during a months-long fundraising effort to raise funds for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund. This year at the 2014 Belles of the Brawl, Leary will represent Mattapoisett in the ring as […] Read more »