Elizabeth Taber Special Events Committee

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library’s special events committee – Roxanne Dunlop, Kathleen Reed, Lynn Crocker, Asha Wallace, Libby O’Neill and Jacqueline Carroll – would like to extend our gratitude to all who contributed to August’s social bridge tournament. We could have never accomplished this event without the direction of Linda Elliott, who is […] Read more »

Healing Little Hearts 5K and Fun Run

On Monday, October 13 “Healing Little Hearts” will hold its second annual 5K and Fun Run to benefit pediatric heart research at Boston Children’s Hospital. The race begins and ends at Center School, 16 Barstow Street in Mattapoisett, with a 9:00 am start for the Kids’ Fun Run and a 9:30 am start for the […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

Squirts: At the September 20 game at Gallo against Plymouth Orange, the Gateway Squirts dominated the game from start to finish. In the first period, Trendyn Medeiros got Gateway on the board with a goal assisted by Matthew Paling. That goal was followed by Nathan Ribiero, Paling made the third goal assisted by Medeiros and […] Read more »

Community Preservation Opens Application Cycle

The first meeting of the fall season of the Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee took place on September 18. After a quick bit of organizational business, which found John DeCosta continuing as the chairman, Margaret DeMello as secretary and Michelle Hughes as treasurer, the committee discussed the opening of the application cycle. The 2014 cycle begins […] Read more »

EEE Virus Confirmed in Mosquitos from Marion

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion, MA. More specifically, one bird-biting mosquito, culiseta melanura, was found in samples. EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people […] Read more »

Volleyball Nabs First Win

Here is a look at the third week of results in scheduled games for all ORR athletic teams. Football: Thanks to a strong performance by junior Darien Dumond, the Bulldogs continued their undefeated streak and gained their third win of the season with a 35-14 win over Bourne. Dumond contributed three touchdowns for the Bulldogs: […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Path Public Hearing

A Public Hearing for the Mattapoisett Bike Path with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is scheduled for September 25 at 7:00 pm at Old Hammondtown School. This is an important and a long-awaited milestone for the project. The hearing is an opportunity for people to learn about the project and provide input or show support. […] Read more »

George Heinz

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the death of George Heinz, 76, of Mattapoisett who passed away Saturday September 20, 2014 after a long illness. George was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a long time employee of WBSM Radio, and a talented freelance photographer. He loved […] Read more »

Talking Trash (and Recyclables)

If you have been wondering when the new mechanical trash and recycling system will finally be implemented in Mattapoisett, you are not alone. The Wanderer first reported in March 2014 that Mattapoisett would be adopting the new system, pending contract negotiations and Town Meeting appropriations of funding to kick-start the new program. Since that article […] Read more »

Family Fall Festival Fun with MHS

Celebrate the fall season with some old-fashioned fun on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 pm. Carve or decorate pumpkins, press apples into cider, try out some old-fashioned farming and kitchen tools, and create fall crafts to take home. The Festival is free; donations are always welcome. Contact us at Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street, […] Read more »