December Programs at Plumb Library

On Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 pm at the Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester, come meet Mrs. Chris Williamson, Instrumental Music Teacher from Rochester Memorial School, and learn about brass instruments like the trombone and trumpet. You will be given a chance to hold, and try playing, one of these instruments. (No worries, […] Read more »

Tax Rate Down, Property Values Up

“People want to be here,” said Kathleen Costello, principal assessor for Mattapoisett in a lead up to meeting with the Board of Selectmen for a public hearing to set the tax rate during the November 29 meeting. Earlier in the day, Costello explained that in spite of level spending and a projected lower tax rate, […] Read more »

White Gifts Pageant Service

Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s White Gifts Pageant Service is Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 pm in Reynard Hall, 27 Church Street. For over 80 years, children have shared the Christmas message of Peace, Hope, Joy and Love with a creative combination of hymns, storytelling, and stewardship. This year, the Christmas Story will be presented in a […] Read more »

Great Decisions Program

2017 brings exciting new topics for “Great Decisions,” a Foreign Policy Association discussion group sponsored by the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club and held at the Mattapoisett Library. The discussions will begin on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and continue for eight consecutive weeks on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The group will meet in the conference […] Read more »

No Jimmy Choos For You

Back in the 1950s when I was little, I loved to play dress-up. Ladies dresses, cosmetics, and shoes were my passion. My fondest part of the whole dress-up fantasy was the plastic slip-on high-heeled shoes. Those miniature knock-offs of adult shoes were always pink with glittery bits embedded in the hard unforgiving plastic mold, but […] Read more »

Girls’ Cross Country Competes in Div. 2 All State Meet

Here is a look at the eleventh week of official scheduled games for Old Rochester Regional High School fall athletics. Girls’ Cross Country: The girls competed in the Division 2 All State meet on Saturday and placed 13th out of 19 teams. Seven girls from Old Rochester qualified for the meet. Junior Madisen Martin led […] Read more »

Leo J. Belanger

Leo J. Belanger, 92, of Mattapoisett died peacefully on Monday November 28, 2016 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anita T. (Desroches) Belanger. Born in Northbridge, the son of the late Majorique “Jerry” and Diana (Leclerc) Belanger, he was raised in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1989. Mr. Belanger […] Read more »

Donald K. Marvin

Donald K. Marvin, 95, of Mattapoisett died November 27, 2016 at Alden Court Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Elsie Lee (McCarthy) Marvin. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, the son of the late Charles R. and Mary M. (Fletcher) Marvin, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. Marvin […] Read more »

Paul Austin Roche

Paul Austin Roche, 87, of Mattapoisett died on November 25, 2016 after a brief illness at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Roche for 56 years. He was born in Boston, the son of the late John Roche and Mary (O’Toole) Roche. During his life, Paul […] Read more »

Tech Help Desk an Asset to Students, Staff

New to the high school this year, the Student Technology Help Desk has been a beneficial addition to the educational electives available to students and a helpful resource for staff as well. Led by history teacher Michael Linane, student members from all four grades spend one block of their school day at the help desk […] Read more »