On October 23, Mattapoisett held its fall rabies clinic at the fire station. Maybe you were there. I sure hope so. Or maybe you are keeping up with rabies inoculations through your preferred veterinarian. Either way, you’ve done your due diligence. But what you might not know is there is another layer of safety that […] Read more »

Teachers Vote – ‘NOT YET’

At the October 24 meeting of the Mattapoisett School Committee, committee members along with the public learned that traditional letter grading deemed antiquated and out of touch with current teaching and learning methods will remain in place until the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent Elise Frangos gave a full presentation on the process used by […] Read more »

Marion Music Hall Advisory Committee

The Board of Selectmen recently approved the appointment of three new members to serve on the Music Hall Advisory Committee, increasing its membership to nine. Elected by unanimous vote were Frank McNamee, President of the Sippican Historical Society and Board member of the Council on Aging; Phil Sanborn, Music Director at Tabor Academy; and Lynn […] Read more »

Upper Cape Cod Technical Craft Fair

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School will hold their 22nd annual American Made Professional Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm each day. The Craft Fair is sponsored by Upper Cape Tech’s Parent Teacher Organization, which funds student activities, scholarships, and other school events. […] Read more »

Ham & Bean Supper

A ham & bean supper with entertainment to follow will take place on Saturday, November 19 at 5:30 pm. It will be held at The Knights, 57 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased by calling Jim at 508-863-3496. Read more »

Valentina (Abrantes) Sykes

Valentina (Abrantes) Sykes, 91, of Mattapoisett died October 29, 2016 at Tobey Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Sykes, and the sister of the late Dennis Abrantes. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria D. (Couto) Abrantes, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life before moving […] Read more »

New Librarian Brings Cyber-bullying Awareness

This week, ninth graders currently enrolled in one section of Health 9 took part in an interactive presentation on the reality and dangers of cyber-bullying, led Ms. Allison Barker, Old Rochester Regional High School’s new librarian. The presentation was one of the first lessons that are part of the new library curriculum for the high […] Read more »

Football Keeps the Streak

Here is a look at the seventh week of official scheduled games for Old Rochester Regional High School fall athletics. Football: The undefeated Bulldogs (7-0) claimed another win against Durfee (20-12) on Friday. Running back Harry Smith led the Bulldogs with two touchdowns, adding 131 yards to his high school career. In addition, quarterback Cam […] Read more »

New Sidewalks For Route 6

On October 25, Town Administrator Mike Gagne informed the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen that Representative William Straus had been successful in pitching the idea of constructing a sidewalk along the south side of Route 6 from Brandt Island Road to Mattapoisett Neck Road. Gagne said that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation surveyed the area to […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Children’s Theater

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the following children’s theater classes for November/December 2016: Little People’s Theater (ages 5-8): Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm (6-week sessions); Instructor: Suzy Taylor; Tuition: Each six-week session is $80 for MAC members* and $95 for non-members; Minimum of 5 students required for this class to run. Registration […] Read more »