Swordfish Stories and Walking Tours

Join John Clark and Tom Brownell for Swordfish Stories at the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum on Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 pm. Learn about the art of swordfishing through their personal experiences. Guests will also be able to explore our summer exhibit “From Scrimshaw to Survival: Sophia Means’ Descendants and the Town of Mattapoisett” featuring […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The following Tri-Town residents were among more than 1,123 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degrees as part of the Class of 2015: – James Dorothy of Mattapoisett graduated with Master of Science in Construction Management – Hannah Dupont of Rochester graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication Noelle Johnson of Rochester […] Read more »


The anticipation of getting into the water at a beach began last February. Those long, dark, cold days and weeks of recuperation both for myself and for the land were a torture for the soul eased only by the image of swimming in July. It wasn’t a sure thing. After all, at my age, an […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum’s Coastal Explorations

The Marion Natural History Museum’s Coastal Explorations group wishes to thank wildlife tracker Jennifer Carlino for showing us a little about different types of wildlife sign. Burrows, tracks, pellets, and scat were all inspected to determine what types of wildlife use Washburn park as their habitat.  Photo courtesy Elizabeth Leidhold   Read more »

Rochester Solar Farm Scope Reduced by Half

Residents living near the proposed solar farm slated for the center of Rochester were surprised to hear July 20 that the developer has scaled down the size of the project by 50 percent – from a 10-acre solar farm to a 5-acre one. The Rochester Board of Selectmen, although not a party to the permitting […] Read more »

Henry R. Briggs

Henry R. Briggs, 76, of Marion died July 26, 2015 at the Oaks Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Russell) Briggs. Born in Marion, the son of the late Edwin L. and Marilda (Willett) Briggs, he lived in Marion all of his life. Mr. Briggs was formerly […] Read more »

National Night Out 2015

On Tuesday, August 4, the Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Police Departments will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place on the grounds of the Old Rochester Regional High School from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We will be joined by the Tri-Town Fire and EMS departments, the Marion Harbormaster Department […] Read more »

Thank You for Your Support

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging thanks everyone who joined us last Sunday at Harbor Days. The FMCoA is the fundraising arm of the Council. The sales help support the free luncheons that are given three times a year to about 100 seniors. We also provide free, first-run movies each month. In addition, […] Read more »

Smart about Star Wars

While many were out in Mattapoisett enjoying Harbor Days on Saturday, July 17, about a dozen or so young Star Wars fans gathered in a galaxy far, far away – Rochester, at the First Congregational Church, actually – for a chance to discuss all things Star Wars with each other and Star Wars expert Peter […] Read more »

Brandt Point Village Discussed, Again

During the July 20 meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board, an informal discussion regarding the Brandt Point Village subdivision garnered another hour of questions, concerns, and debate. The new owner, Joseph Fortado, along with his attorney, John McGreen, and engineer, Al Loomis, met with the Planning Board members to discuss decreasing the number of housing […] Read more »