Crowd Backs Chief in Defense of EMS

Around 30 people, including local and regional emergency services personnel, attended the Rochester Board of Selectmen meeting on April 25 to defend the town’s public EMS service against Selectman Richard Nunes’ criticism last week of the program’s cost to the town. Fire Chief Scott Weigel broke down the fiscal year numbers for Nunes, explaining to […] Read more »

Seahorse Explorer Summer Camp Experience

Join us for a fun-filled summer! Each week, Explorers will enjoy fun-filled days of games, crafting, sports, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, visits to the library and free swim time. Each week has a different theme for games, crafts and activities. Sign up for a full week, three full days or three half days. Program runs […] Read more »

May Day Pancake Breakfast at Knights

Join the Damien Council 4190 Ladies Auxiliary at May Day Pancake Breakfast at Knights located at 57 Fairhaven Road (Route 6), Mattapoisett on Sunday, May 1 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Breakfast includes plain, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes, bacon & sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost for the breakfast is $6 per person […] Read more »

Withdrawing my Name from Consideration

To the Voters of the Town of Mattapoisett: When you go to the polls on May 17, you will in all likelihood see my name listed as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen. Regrettably, I informed Town Clerk Kathy Heuberger that, due to possible significant health concerns, I felt there was a strong probability […] Read more »

Residents Face New Solar Farm Neighbors

Some residents on Marion Road got acquainted with their new neighbors on the night of April 26 at the Rochester Planning Board meeting with Meadowatt, LLC, developers of a proposed solar farm. Although the tone was civil, the sentiment wasn’t exactly welcoming. Engineer Bob Bersin addressed a number of the board’s concerns carried over from […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council Grants

State Representative William M. Straus and Kathleen Damaskos, chair of the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, have announced the award of 11 grants totaling $5,009 for cultural programs in and around Mattapoisett. Grant recipients include Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Friends of Old Rochester Drama, and Showstoppers Performing Arts, Inc. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Clean-up

On April 30, the Commonwealth is sponsoring the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s 10th annual “Park Serve Day.” Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is not one of the 40 properties targeted, but the Friends of Nasketucket Bay State Reservation and the Mattapoisett Land Trust believe that our own “park” could benefit from a spring cleaning again […] Read more »

Rochester Zoning Denies Multi-Use Solar Property

“I want you to know that I feel really bad about being in Florida for the last snowstorm,” Rochester Zoning Board Chairman Richard Cutler said as he came in from an unseasonably chilly evening. He spoke to a full house – every bench was full, and chairs were drawn up in the back. The board […] Read more »

Bylaw Change Proposed to Help Meet Quorum

It doesn’t happen very often, but April 19 was one of those nights when the Rochester Conservation Commission had a hard time making a quorum for the public meetings. With two members calling in sick and another running late, associate member David Gagne suggested making a bylaw change that would allow the associate member to […] Read more »

Where Shakespeare Meets The Future

It may look like a high school auditorium with students dashing from one end of the stage to the other reciting lines, laughing at each other’s mistakes, practicing a dance move … well, you get the scene. But what it really is, the true purpose of the activity, (please don’t tell the students), is to […] Read more »