2nd Annual Adam Bomb Motorcycle Run

On August 30, area motorcyclists will gather in a fundraising run to honor the memory of Adam Taylor with the proceeds going toward children and teens in the local area. Taylor was a resident of Acushnet who lost his life in November 2013 after he was involved in a car accident caused by a drunk […] Read more »

Zoning Board Denies Appeals

Daniel DaRosa, represented by Attorney John Gushue, came before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals on August 20 with two appeals – appeals that asked the board to overturn decisions made by Andy Bobola, the building inspector. The main issue: DaRosa’s application to build a private pier across an easement. Both appeals were combined, as […] Read more »

The Summer Wind

The song Summer Wind, made famous by the one and only Frank Sinatra, spoke of a fleeting romance ignited during the summertime, and then lost. There are other summer songs that come wafting in on warm breezes. Songs like Don Henley’s Boys of Summer, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ See You In September, the […] Read more »

Judith E. (Pratt) Briggs

Judith E. (Pratt) Briggs, 71, of Marion, died August 27, 2015 in St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of David A. Briggs and the daughter of the late Robert C. Pratt and Elizabeth (Robinson) Bazilian. She was born in Wareham and lived in Marion for over 50 years. Mrs. Briggs worked as […] Read more »

Marion’s Water and Sewer Rates Increased

Interest in the topic of increases in water and sewer rates was expected to bring out the public to the Marion Board of Selectmen meeting on August 25. Only nine residents showed up. But in spite of the surprisingly low turn out, the subject matter was fully vetted. Speaking first was Finance Director Judy Mooney […] Read more »

Sonja Fellman Stone

Sonja Fellman Stone, 96, beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, neighbor, friend, and role model, passed away peacefully in her Mattapoisett, MA family home. Sonja was born in Lexington, MA, daughter of William and Hildur Fellman, of Finland and Sweden. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, George E. Stone and […] Read more »

Marion Republican Town Committee

The Marion Republican Town Committee will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. The public and new members are welcome. Read more »

2015 Mattapoisett Street List Books

The new 2015 Street List Books are now available at the Mattapoisett Town Clerk’s Office. The cost for a copy of this newly redesigned book is $10. Stop by during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) and pick up one of these handy reference books. While you are at Town […] Read more »

From Alaska to the Bayview Hotel

Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society and Seth Mendell on Sunday, September 6 at 5:30 pm at Shipyard Park as he talks about the life of Whaling Master Charles Bryant, who was instrumental in the purchase of Alaska and in later life the proprietor of Mattapoisett’s Bayview Hotel. In case of rain, meet at the Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Historic Painting Finds Home at Music Hall

The Marion Board of Selectmen met for a special meeting on August 21 to sign an agreement with the Sippican Historical Society to allow a cherished painting by a well-known Marion artist to indefinitely grace a wall inside the Marion Music Hall. The framed oil on canvas titled “The Redhead” by Cecil Clark Davis (1877-1934) […] Read more »