Cat and Dog Rabies Clinic

A cat and dog rabies clinic will be held on Sunday, October 5 from 10:00 am to noon at the Mattapoisett Fire Station on Route 6. Fee is $12 per animal. You do not have to be a resident of Mattapoisett. Proceeds go to local charitable organizations. All animals must be properly restrained. All dogs […] Read more »

A Right to Farm in Rochester

Have you seen the signs along the road as you enter Rochester that say “A Right to Farm Community” and ever wondered, what does that mean? It sort of serves both as a welcome and a warning to residents living in or moving to Rochester that this is a town that supports agriculture and a […] Read more »

Traffic Study Review Appeases the Board

Progress toward approval for a gas station with a convenience store and drive-thru coffee shop on Cranberry Highway picked up speed now that traffic concerns have been addressed and Rochester Planning Board members have run out of questions. The board first addressed the engineering issues still unresolved, such as drainage, parking, and signage for the […] Read more »

Marion Rochester Health District Flu Clinics

The Marion Rochester Health District, the Marion Board of Health, and the Rochester Board of Health, are pleased to announce seasonal flu clinics for the residents of Marion and Rochester. The flu vaccine will be available as nasal mist for residents between the ages of 2 and 49 years of age and is also available […] Read more »

Economic Depression and Recovery – Circa 1840s

What does the economic depression of the late 1840s, the Gold Rush, and the development of high-speed clipper ships have to do with Mattapoisett? Well, just about everything as we learned from Seth Mendell during his talk at the end of the annual meeting of the Mattapoisett Historical Society. Mattapoisett’s Historical Society Museum held its […] Read more »

Easy Approval for Special Permits

With no opposition from board members or abutters, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals approved two petitions for special permits during a swift meeting on September 18. Christian and Bashawn Thorell of 23 Brandt Beach Avenue were granted a special permit to add a 12-foot by 15-foot sunroom to their home, as well as a […] Read more »

Alex Pateakos’ 8th Annual Bike Run

Dear Community: The Family of Alex Pateakos would like to thank all the dedicated individuals who contributed to Alex Pateakos’ 8th Annual Bike Run on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Alex suffers from Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which leaves him in a wheelchair and unable to talk or walk but trust me, we always know […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Rummage Sale

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 am to noon. The Church Sale will feature gently-used clothing for men, women and children, shoes, belts, pocketbooks, hats and stockings as well as a variety of domestic items such as sheets, blankets, towels and place mats. Also included will […] Read more »

Marion Pathway Committee

An important informational meeting presenting the proposed Marion bike path route and the process required to obtain funding for its construction will be held on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Music Hall. The public is invited to view slides and maps of this rail trail to and through Marion, which will […] Read more »

Paul W. Fluegel

Paul W. Fluegel, 53, of Mattapoisett passed away on September 28, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lois S. Cosgrove-Fluegel. Born in New Bedford, the son of Richard A. and Margery S. (Macomber) Fluegel, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Paul […] Read more »