Neighbors Angry Over Cleanup

When the Moujabber family purchased the defunct Mattapoisett Chowder House on Route 6 at River Road, one of their first projects was to clean up the long neglected property. But on July 25, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission heard an abutting neighbor complain that the cleanup behind the restaurant also removed the screening they’ve enjoyed for […] Read more »

Summer Adult Wharf Dance

The Mattapoisett Track Club is sponsoring an adult dance on Holmes Wharf again this summer. Join your friends on Saturday, August 20 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm for an evening of the music you loved when you were a teen. Cost of admission is $10 and all proceeds go to benefit the summer track program. […] Read more »


MattSail will celebrate 10 years of Youth Sailing in Mattapoisett at its annual Gala on August 26 at the Reservation Golf Club. Read more »

Sweet Sixteen Scholarship

Deianeira “Nara” Underhill and her u18 Fastpitch Tournament Team traveled to Sterling, Virginia this week to participate in the u18 PONY Nationals Tournament. This tournament has a program that allows recently graduated players to apply for a “Sweet Sixteen Scholarship” funded by the PONY Nationals. Out of the thousands of girls who were playing at […] Read more »

2016 Herring Counts

The 2016 count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 18,540. This year was the second year of declines, and a significant decrease of fish from the 2015 total of 42,332 and the 2014 total of 55,429 which was a 156% increase over 2013. Evidence of herring being present at Mattapoisett (gulls, cormorants, seals) was […] Read more »

Marion Republican Town Committee

The Marion Republican Town Committee will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Please join us. The public and new members are welcome. Read more »

Hula Hooping

On Saturday, July 23, kids at the Plumb Library in Rochester tried a little hula hooping with Pinto Bella. The event is part of the library’s summer reading theme of health and wellness. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

Michael L. O’Brien

Michael L. O’Brien, age 66, passed away July 28, 2016 after a period of declining health. He was the son of the late John and Alice (Norton) O’Brien. He was the beloved father of Oliver, Molly, and Katherine and grandfather of Sophia and Lola. He is also survived by his brothers Kevin, Sean and Peter; […] Read more »

A Stitch in Time

Mattapoisett’s deep and rich history as it went from being a seaside agrarian and fishing culture to a pivotal shipbuilding center is fairly well documented. Museums along the eastern seaboard, and certainly those more closely situated to this tiny notch in Buzzards Bay, are full of reference materials hailing Mattapoisett as a major global economic […] Read more »

Marion COA to Celebrate One Year Anniversary

On Monday, August 1, you are cordially invited to lunch and musical entertainment in honor of the Marion Council on Aging’s one-year anniversary of senior programming at the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Lunch – pulled pork, corn on the cob, watermelon – at 11:45 am will be provided by R.W. Catering of Marion […] Read more »