When Is A Farm Really A Farm?

With Mattapoisett now designated as a “Right to Farm” community, boards and commissions may see more property owners stepping forward to assert their right to use their land as a farm. And if so, members of such boards may have to take a quick course in agricultural zoning. That was the case on June 18 […] Read more »

A Great Year to be a Bulldog

What a year it was at Old Rochester Regional High School. From sports to seniors to Sweeney Todd, there were plenty of big events that defined the 2014-2015 school year. As the school year comes to a close with the last day of finals on Monday, June 22, let’s take a look back of some […] Read more »

Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! Kids were spellbound by Keith Johnson and his “Bubbleology” show at the Marion Music Hall on June 22, sponsored by the Elizabeth Taber Library. Ty Mackenzie, 9, was the lucky one who got to be swallowed up by a giant bubble. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Eunice M. (Kenyon) Hayes

Eunice M. (Kenyon) Hayes, 88, of Rochester passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Tobey Hospital, in Wareham, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late John F. Hayes, Jr. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William Kenyon and Edith (Watson) Kenyon Crompton, she settled […] Read more »

John B. Perriera, Jr.

John B. Perriera, Jr., 79, of Mattapoisett died June 22, 2015 peacefully at home. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John and Florence M. (Gonsalves) Perreira, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. He was the proprietor of John Perriera Painting Company for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. […] Read more »

MRR: A View from the Road Part IV

When Charlie hits the last mile of the race, he is feeling great and looking forward to crossing the finish line. His personal goal is finishing in the Top 5 if possible. He has always finished in the Top 10 at least. Crossing the line produces such a feeling of satisfaction, especially when so many […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race Poster

Dublin has its doors; Newport has its mansions. And next month, Mattapoisett will have a “Road Race Shirt” poster. Through the generosity of Spherion of North Dartmouth, the Road Race Committee will be selling a limited number of posters featuring various Road Race shirts from 1991-Present. The poster includes three anniversary shirts and the infamous […] Read more »

Marion Master Plan Forum

The Town of Marion is updating its Master Plan (MP), a document that will guide the Town’s evolution through the coming decade and beyond. Community input is essential for producing a valuable, constructive MP. All interested in having a “voice” should plan to attend the Public Forum on Saturday, August 1 at 9:00 am in […] Read more »

Feasibility Study Still To Design New Town House

Roughly 60 Marion residents gathered in the town’s Music Hall on Tuesday, June 23 during the midst of a summer thunderstorm to view the plans for the Town House restoration project. By the end of the presentation, it was clear that while residents hungered for cost estimates, the feasibility study is just moving into the […] Read more »

The Tar and Feather Incident

James McDonald sat in the wagon with his hands and feet bound and his eyes blindfolded. He could hear the jeers of the 40 or 50 hooded men yelling, “Kill him!” and “Lynch him!” Moments earlier, he had been forced from the house in which he was boarding and stripped of his clothing while someone […] Read more »