Tri-Town Library Snow Day

Ever wanted to be part of a “flash mob”? Join the Tri-Town Libraries in a Snow Day! group event as part of our MOBYfun collaboration. When? We don’t know!! (We have to wait until it snows!) Let your library know how you want to be contacted (via email? Facebook? phone?), and when we plan to […] Read more »

ORR Holiday Break Update

Around Christmas time, the topics of receiving presents and going to parties usually dominate conversation amongst young people. However, giving gifts and giving back to the community often get overlooked. In recent years, many programs have been developed to bring a focus on giving back to the holiday season. One notable example is Toys for […] Read more »

Boys’ Basketball Makes Bold Statement

Here is a look at the second week of scheduled games for Old Rochester Regional High School winter athletics.             Boys’ Basketball: After losing several key players to graduation, many questions arose as to how good the Bulldogs could be with only one returning varsity starter. The Bulldogs responded loudly with two huge opening wins […] Read more »

Sewer Stub Questioned

Returning for another informal discussion with the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission was Ronald Sylvia, an abutter to 16 Cove Street, which was deemed an unbuildable lot in 1997 by the Mattapoisett Building Department. Sylvia had previously brought to the attention of the Conservation Commission a questionable sewer stub at that location that caused him to wonder […] Read more »

UMass Holiday Concert

UMass Dartmouth students took part in a Holiday Concert December 12, 2014, at the the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Recital Hall. The University community was invited to the concert, which included performances by the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. Some songs performed by the groups include O’ Holy […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school and community service, industry […] Read more »

Tinkhamtown Chapel Caroling

The annual Christmas carol sing-along at the Tinkhamtown Chapel was as popular and beautiful as ever on the chilly evening of December 20, when dozens of people followed the glow of candlelit windows to the tiny chapel to sing with their families and neighbors and welcome Christmas to Mattapoisett. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

‘Friendly Denial’ for Comcast Contract

The Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester Boards of Selectmen, during a joint meeting of the Tri-Town selectmen on December 15, rejected the renewal of the three towns’ contract with Comcast with a unanimous vote. Marion was represented by Town Administrator Paul Dawson and Selectmen Jonathan Henry and Jody Dickerson. Town Administrator Michael McCue and Selectmen Richard […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

Mites H: The Gateway Mite H team won both games of a double header Saturday. In the first game, the Mites defeated the Falmouth Lightning by a score of 15-5. It was a total team effort. Gateway was shorthanded – only having four skaters and a goalie – but came out on top. Goals were […] Read more »

Paul A. Belanger

Paul A. Belanger, 72, of Mattapoisett died December 23, 2014 at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Barbara A. (DeRocha) Belanger, with whom he shared 46 years of Marriage. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Albany “Benny” and Elsie (Greenwood) Belanger, he lived in Mattapoisett for […] Read more »