Academic Achievements

Colbey Stabell, a resident of Marion, MA was named to the Dean’s List at Fairfield University for the fall 2014 semester. Marion resident and Azusa Pacific University student Shannon Frink made the academic Dean’s List at APU. A Liberal Studies Major, Frink is honored for a fall semester 2014 academic standing of 3.5 or better […] Read more »

Good Friday

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that for the first time in recent memory, students, teachers, and other employees in our local school district will be working this year on Good Friday. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can all stay home on Good Friday and show the ORR school committee that […] Read more »

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Mattapoisett Lions Club will not be having the annual Easter Egg Hunt this year. The conditions at the lighthouse are not good for safety reasons. We will host a “Spring Saturday” when the conditions improve and we will have activities and giveaways. Read more »

Toe Jam Puppet Band

The Toe Jam Puppet Band was back in Tri-Town on March 21 for a performance at the Marion Music Hall, sponsored by the Elizabeth Taber Library. The performance was free and the fun was evident in the faces of the band’s biggest fans. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

Passport Office Closes, Town Appeals Decision

The Town of Mattapoisett is going to fight the Boston Passport Agency’s abrupt decision to close the U.S. passport office at the Mattapoisett Town Hall as of March 31. In a March 10 letter from the agency addressed to Passport Agent Paula Butterfield, the agency cited low numbers in participation as the reason behind the […] Read more »

New Trash System Headed for Success

For some residents, the start of the new trash and recycling collection program in January was a challenge, with February bringing some of the worst winter weather in recorded history. ABC Disposal Operations Manager Jerry Dugan even called it the worst February in his entire career while talking trash with the Rochester Board of Selectmen […] Read more »

California Pizza Parlor

Once again, I enter the way back machine of my mind. I’m heading to the 1950s – a time when fast food was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread whipped up in 30 seconds by your mother. In those days, 90 percent of all food was eaten at home, period. Except in […] Read more »

Annual Easter Pie and Dessert Sale

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging will hold an Easter Pie and Dessert Sale on Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at BowlMor Lanes, 22 County St, (Route 6), Mattapoisett Village. Use the door on the side, marked with balloons, to access the sale area. Please donate your favorite, home-baked […] Read more »

Bye-bye Bylaw…For Now

The Marion Planning Board has tabled its Zoning Bylaw amendment that was slated for the Annual Town Meeting warrant after several local small business owners voiced their concerns and posed questions the board was unprepared to answer. Little by little, the bylaw amendment was torn apart in the absence of its primary author, Co-chairman of […] Read more »

BBAHFH Home & Garden Show

Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity (BBAHFH) will host a Home & Garden Show at Old Rochester Regional School on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The show will be held inside the cafeteria at Old Rochester Regional School, located at 135 Marion Road in Mattapoisett. Join us in support of our […] Read more »