Jennie A. (Gayoski) Stinson

Jennie A. (Gayoski) Stinson, 96, of Marion died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Harry F. Stinson. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Walenty & Mary (Zagol) Gayoski and has lived in Marion most of her life. A homemaker, […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Fall Dance Classes

Marion Recreation Fall Dance classes are open for registration. Once again, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre are being offered. This session’s Musical Theatre Class will be WICKED! Classes begin on Wednesday, October 7 and run until Wednesday, December 9 (no classes on November 11 or 25). Musical Theatre is 3:15 – 4:15 pm and Hip […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. These grants support a variety of artistic projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. This year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council will distribute about $4,400 in grants. Previously […] Read more »

The Early Days of Rochester Police and Fire

If you called the Rochester Police some time in the 1960s, chances are Officer Joseph Chamberlain would pull up in his family sedan, and occasionally, he was accompanied by his young son Bill. There were no radios, no way to call for backup if needed – heck, there wasn’t even a police station at the […] Read more »

Bulldogs Continue Success in Week 2

Here’s a look at how Bulldog sports teams fared in their second week of play. It was an especially good week for golf, field hockey, and cross country. Football: Much was expected of the Bulldogs this week in their home opener on the heels of a 34-0 loss to Cardinal Spellman. While there was improvement […] Read more »

Walking, Biking, Driving Dominate Meeting

On September 22, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting was dominated by discussions around the importance of giving residents safe streets in terms of walkability, cycling, and signage. Bonne DeSousa met with the selectmen to discuss a wide range of items including the success Mattapoisett had in being awarded as winners of the Southcoast Bikeway […] Read more »

Ann Poland

On May 4, 2015 Ann Poland rode into the sunrise to find new trails and adventures, joining her beloved horse Star and the others with whom she shared her life for 91 years. She spent her final months at Green Acres, the home of all her summers, and as spring slowly emerged her spirit left […] Read more »

Board Lowers Escrow Amount, Approves Plan

The Marion Planning Board, despite no agreement on a sum for the decommissioning escrow account, approved the Special Permit and Site Plan review for the Clean Energy Collective solar farm off Tucker lane on September 21, concluding a weeks-long contentious argument amongst board members. After more back and forth over the reasonability of the $75,000 […] Read more »

Moth News

To the Editor: The trees in Mattapoisett and neighboring towns were pummeled this year by both winter moth and gypsy moth caterpillars. We were somewhat lucky with the gypsy moths because their nemesis, Entomophaga maimaiga (an insect-attacking fungus), had just the right amount of moisture to become active and fatally infect large numbers of the […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library Programs

Identity Theft and Scams Program: Join us on Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 am as the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department presents an identity theft and scams workshop. Come learn about the dangers of identity theft, along with the latest scams, and discover tips on how to protect yourself and keep your information safe. For more […] Read more »