Selectmen Chop BOH Requests from Warrant

After expressing frustration over items in an article submitted by the health agent, Rochester Board of Selectmen on September 22 excluded them altogether while approving the rest of the Fall Special Town Meeting warrant. Health Agent Karen Walega sought to increase the public health nurse’s salary line item by $5,000, double the current amount, which […] Read more »

Marion Rec Youth Basketball Registration

Marion Recreation will hold Registration Nights for the Youth Basketball 2014-2015 season on Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 at Sippican School in the Community Room from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Registration is open to Marion and Rochester residents. If you are unable to attend the Registration Nights, you may mail your completed Registration […] Read more »

Old Rochester Little League

Would your son or daughter like to play baseball? Old Rochester Little League registration is open for the 2015 Spring Season for boys and girls (ages 4-12) from Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. To register, visit or if you have questions, please email Derek Mello at Come be a part of Little League Baseball! […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Charles Parsons and prints and drawings by Mark C. Parsons that will run from October 4 to November 14. An opening reception hosted by the Marion Art Center will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the Marion Art […] Read more »

100th Anniversary of Marion’s Marconi Installation

Few today realize that Marion was once home to the world’s largest and most powerful wireless telegraph station. Built in 1914 by the pioneering Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, the Marion installation boasted 14 towers, each standing more than 400 feet tall. The station was designed to handle all trans-Atlantic radio traffic, communicating directly with another […] Read more »

Family Restores Historic Rochester Cottage

For many years, a stone cottage has stood overlooking Snipatuit Pond in Rochester, a picture perfect setting of peace and tranquility, holding within it more memories than there are fieldstones that make up the rustic walls of this historic Neck Road fairy tale cottage. Built in 1925 by Dr. George Moore of Brockton, Massachusetts, the […] Read more »

Tabor Fall Sports Update

A week before school started, Tabor student-athletes returned to campus to start a rigorous week of practices. Their hard work has paid off in the first two weeks of competition as the fall sports teams have had a successful start to their seasons. The Girls’ Field Hockey Team is currently undefeated, having won three games […] Read more »

Thank You Mattapoisett

To The Editor: My family and I wish to thank the Mattapoisett police department and EMTs for their quick and thoughtful response to my wife’s emergency. They are very dedicated to their job. Thanks again. Robert Westrom & family   The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” column are not necessarily those of The […] Read more »

FinCom Prepares for Special Town Meeting

Members of the Mattapoisett Finance Committee on September 18 got a peek at the issues to appear as articles on the October 20 Fall Special Town Meeting Warrant, starting with a presentation by Highway Surveyor Barry Denham on the progress and future of the Town’s road improvement plan. Town Meeting members will vote on the […] Read more »

Full Agenda for Board of Selectmen

With a full agenda on their first fall meeting, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen got right down to business on September 23. One delicate matter was discussed early in the meeting. During the September 9 State Primary, newly-elected Town Clerk Catherine Heuberger apparently made an error that has left those election results pending state certification. […] Read more »