Sippican Historical Society Annual Meeting

The public is cordially invited to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Sippican Historical Society to be held Tuesday, June 9 at Marion’s Music Hall. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and will feature a brief wrap-up of the Society’s business year, followed by the posthumous presentation to Richard A. Anderson of the […] Read more »

Local Bar Switches Hands

Ask anyone in town where Rick’s Tavern, AKA “the old Brad’s,” is located and they will likely point you toward the small narrow structure nestled at 35 County Road. The bar has now switched hands and will be called “The Stowaway,” and the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen on May 26 approved the On Premise All […] Read more »

Local Vet Speaks Few Words, Says Much

When Commander Michael Lamoureux of American Legion Post 280 introduced the guest speaker on May 25 for the 2015 Memorial Day ceremony in Mattapoisett, he noted that the biography U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Sweeney, Jr. submitted for the event program was a short one. At age 38, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Scholarship Awarded

The Town of Mattapoisett scholarship committee is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2015 scholarship in the amount of $1000 to Victoria Leigh Caton. Ms. Caton will be studying for a degree in Nursing at Curry College. The committee would like everyone to know that the funds for this award were donated by […] Read more »

South Coast Bikeway Alliance

Team South Coast Bikeway is at the Top of the Leaderboard! Team South Coast Bikeway Alliance (SCBA) is putting out a strong showing in the Massachusetts Bike Challenge. With 61 riders and more than 6000 miles ridden in the first three weeks, the SCBA team is number one in the web-based competition for amateur bike […] Read more »

Donations Needed

The time approaches for the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library’s big July book sale. Traditionally held during Harbor Days week, this year’s sale will start with a Members-Only Preview on Wednesday, July 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, then continue July 16, 17 and 18, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, at the Mattapoisett Free […] Read more »

A New Three-Time Winner for Boat Race

The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race started as a 4-H project back in 1934 headed by Jim Hartley, when participants fashioned “canoes” from pine boards and decided it would be a fun idea to start a new boat race tradition. A few things have changed since then, including the addition of some ingenious hand-crafted and […] Read more »

Ground Control

This morning, just now, the chorus of bird song rose above the sound of vehicles passing by the house, that steady stream of business on the way to conduct itself, its self-imposed importance and urgency pushing forward, stock-holder values must be preserved, and nothing else matters, except the birds’ song and its soothing quality – […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Some 2,975 students were awarded a variety of degrees – undergraduate, graduate and M.D. – during the University of Vermont’s 214th commencement ceremonies on May 17. Among degree recipients were students from 42 states and 85 international students from 16 countries. A list of local students and the degree earned by each follows: – Lily […] Read more »