Charles R. “Chuck” Phillips, Jr, O.D.

Charles R. “Chuck” Phillips, Jr, O.D., 80, of West Wareham died June 23, 2015 peacefully at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Dr. Charles R. Phillips, Sr. and Hope P. (Whiting) Phillips, he was raised in Fairhaven and lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before […] Read more »

Solar Farm Proposed for Center of Rochester

The historic center of Rochester may soon be home to a large-scale solar energy facility.  The 10-acre commercial solar farm would be built upon the old Gibbs dairy farm site, between New Bedford Road and Dexter Lane, right in the center of town. The solar facility would abut several residential properties as well as the […] Read more »

Gardens By The Sea

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church’s 13th annual Gardens By The Sea tour and luncheon is scheduled for July 10 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (rain or shine). Walking tour steps off at the Capt. Hadley House, corner of Route 6 and Front Street, Marion. Garden tour tickets are available for $20 at The Bookstall, Marion […] Read more »

Celebration Sunday

Mattapoisett Congregational Church finished the church year with “Celebration Sunday”. The children led a joyful worship filled with special music, blessings, and multi-media–sharing the message, Celebrating God’s Love Together followed by a church BBQ on the lawn. Photos courtesy Patricia Berry   Read more »

To the Beach!

Beachgoers celebrated the official opening of the Mattapoisett Town Beach on June 20. The beach house has been renovated and was ready for the roughly 200 participants in Mattapoisett Recreation’s Beach Olympics and other family activities. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race

Celebrate Independence Day by running the 45th annual five-mile road race held in the scenic seaside town of Mattapoisett, MA. The race begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, July 4. All proceeds are awarded to graduating seniors from ORRHS. For more information and/or to register, log on Read more »

Athletic Achievements

Jen Galavotti has been named to the Little East Conference Spring Academic All-Conference team. Galavotti, a member of the Keene State College Softball team, class of 2017 and native of Marion is majoring in Exercise Science. To be named a Spring All-Academic awardee, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or […] Read more »

New Trash System Complaints Continue

Rochester Town Administrator Michael McCue said complaints are still coming in about residents not following the new trash and recycling system method of curbside placement of trash, and the Rochester Board of Selectmen on June 15 wondered what future action should be taken if some residents continue to ignore the new rules for curbside waste […] Read more »

Sippican School Class of 2016 Car Wash

The Sippican School Class of 2016 held its first fundraiser, a car wash, on Saturday, June 13, at the Sippican School bus loop. Money raised will go towards sixth grade activities the next school year. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

‘Mischievous’ Wins Marion Bermuda Line Honors

‘Mischievous’ grabbed the line honors in the 2015 Marion Bermuda Race with a splendid performance. She crossed the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse Bermuda during the twilight Lighthouse committee cocktail party at the finish tower on Monday evening at 6:42 EDT. ‘Mischievous’ is a Meriten 65 sailed by cadets from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy […] Read more »