Holiday Fair

Make your list and check it twice. Get your holiday shopping done early. The Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s annual Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A host of holiday ‘shops’ will be featured in Reynard Hall, 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett. You will find all your favorites: handmade […] Read more »

Yes To Mixed Use – No To Family Apartment

On November 17 at Old Hammondtown School, KK Kam Reality Trust presented its application before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals for a mixed-used special permit that would allow owner Todd Rodrigues, 81 County Road, to construct two buildings for commercial and residential use under the same roof in the village business district. The village […] Read more »

Friends of Plumb Library Holiday Fair

The Friends of Plumb Library will hold their annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. Featured will be the Silent Auction, offering handmade items, gift baskets of many types, and gift certificates from local businesses; the famous Bake Sale; the Rochester […] Read more »

Police Instruct Freshmen on ALICE

This week, Old Colony invited in the Rochester Police Department to perform the annual ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training. For the past three years, Old Colony has adopted the ALICE policies to handle an active shooter event. Although the likelihood of such an event is miniscule, the school prides itself on being […] Read more »

Joint Meeting Studies Superintendent Goals

On November 17, Old Rochester Regional High School Principal Mike Devoll spoke highly of a recent screening of Screenagers held at the high school, and he praised the staff for putting the screening together. The movie helps parents understand the impact of the digital age on their children and offers them tips to minimize harmful […] Read more »

Gerald J. White

Gerald J. White, 68, of Taunton, formerly of Mattapoisett and Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late George S. and Frances A. (Handspicker) White, he had lived in Mattapoisett for many years before moving to Dartmouth in 1995 and to Taunton in […] Read more »

School Committee Investigates STEM Learning

Rochester Memorial School has big plans to incorporate more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teaching into its curriculum. Longtime RMS teacher Karen DellaCioppa was on hand on November 17 to explain to the Rochester School Committee these goals and how they have been incorporated. She has recently stepped into a new role that functions […] Read more »

Marion COA, December Lectures

The Waterfront Memory Café will meet every Wednesday in December at the Marion Music Hall on Front Street. Anyone living with early onset or moderate dementia/Alzheimer’s and their family or care partner are invited to attend. Please call the COA office, 508-748-3570, for more details. Free, open to the community, you do not have to […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour and Tea

The Sippican Woman’s Club invites you to join in celebrating our Thirtieth Holiday House Tour and Tea on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. This festive event starts out a weekend of celebration in the Village of Marion – starting on Saturday, The Sippican Woman’s Club House Tour (10:00 am – 4:00 […] Read more »

They Call Him ‘Mr. Boots’

There’s one in every neighborhood. You know, that special person who wears the jaunty cap and always says “good morning” while striding along. Or, maybe it’s that person who knows everything that’s going on but never passes on gossip in a mean-spirited way, or better yet, that man or woman who never fails to lend […] Read more »