Autumn Story Times at the ETL

Autumn Story Time, for children between the ages of 3 and 5, begins October 3 in the Children’s Room at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Children are invited to enjoy stories, finger plays and crafts on Monday mornings at 10:30 am. Autumn Story Time continues through November 28. Sign-up is required. Lapsit Time is a nine-week […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library Program

Learn about Community Archaeology in Southeastern Massachusetts at the Mattapoisett Library. All ages are welcome. October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Celebrate by coming to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm to hear Craig Chartier, Director & Principal Archaeologist of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project, speak about regional […] Read more »

Selectmen Preview Special Town Meeting Articles

Special Town Meeting voters on October 17 will see eight articles featured on the warrant, which the Rochester Board of Selectmen approved on September 19. Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar gave an informal rundown of all eight of them, starting with Article 1 that appropriates $10,000 from free cash to a bylaw codification project. Article 2 […] Read more »

Fall Sports Week 2

Here’s a look at the second week of official scheduled games for Old Rochester Regional High School fall athletics. Football: The Bulldogs had a great 34-14 victory over Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, on Friday night, bringing the Bulldog’s record to 2-0. Quarterback Cam Hamilton threw for 120 yards, connecting with various players including Harry Smith […] Read more »

National Solo Sailing Champions

A pair of New England sailors captured the first-ever national championships for single-handed racing in the Bullseye and H-12 classes in a five-race regatta Saturday, September 17, on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. Chris Verni, of Westwood, MA, and Laurie Knight, of Marion, MA, are the new national champion single-handed racers in Bullseye and H-12 classes, […] Read more »

Marion & Rochester Flu Clinics

The Marion & Rochester Boards of Health will sponsor 2016 seasonal flu clinics for all residents. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for all over the age of 6 months and the high dose vaccine for ages 65 years and over. Those attending the flu clinics are reminded to wear a […] Read more »

What Makes a Vocational School?

What makes a school a vocational school? The answer is simple – ‘shop’. Shop is the blessed two weeks when a vocational student is allowed to practice and learn in their field of choice. This week, the freshmen got their first taste of the hands-on learning offered by Old Colony’s many shops. Feelings of excitement […] Read more »

Denham Updates Planning Board

Mattapoisett Highway Superintendent Barry Denham attended the September 19 meeting of the Planning Board to bring the board members up to date on three construction projects that have been the subject of great interest and, at times, have created consternation in abutters. Appaloosa Way off River Road has seen over a decade of on-and-off again […] Read more »

Selectmen Appoint New Board Members

For over an hour and a half on September 20, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met with candidates vying to be of service to the town by appointment to either the one Conservation Commission seat or one of two seats on the Planning Board. Those boards had interviewed the candidates in open meetings held over […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of many of the senior citizens in Mattapoisett and the Friends of the Elderly, I want to thank them and Oxford Creamery for the wonderful “indoor cookout” that was held at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus last Thursday. It is so wonderful to have so many kind people looking out […] Read more »