Tinkhamtown Chapel Christmas

Kids at the Tinkhamtown Chapel Christmas Carol Sing on December 17 perform “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” as is the tradition at the little chapel in Mattapoisett during Christmastime. Photo by Jean Perry Read more »

Holiday Spirit Sings at ORR

One would be hard pressed to find a place filled with more holiday spirit than the ORRHS auditorium last Tuesday. After an opening by the jazz combo, the rest of the night was filled with performances by the school’s mixed chorus, jazz band, and concert band, all under the conducting of Music Director Mike Barnicle. […] Read more »

Problematic Sub-Division Roads

Barry Denham, Mattapoisett’s highway superintendent, knows a thing or two about roads. During the December 19 meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board, Denham again sounded the warning bell about private roadways in sub-divisions that are either incomplete or failing. “I have advocated on every single project that blacktop be down before building permits are issued. […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library News

LEGOs Abound: Each Saturday at 1:00 pm, the LEGO table and thousands of LEGOs are available for play and design. Stop in and meet the weekly challenge! Photos will be taken of everyone’s creation. For youth of all ages. Enjoying a Quiet Holiday? Books for Everyone! Dozens of new fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks are available […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library Winter Children’s Programs

Winter Lapsit, for children birth through 23 months and their caregivers, begins January 3 and runs through February 28. Each Tuesday morning program begins at 10:30 am and includes a 20 minute “story time” followed by 20 minutes of socializing. One child per “lap,” please! Winter Tales for Twos, for children 24-36 months, begins January […] Read more »

“…There’s money left on the table…”

During the December 14 meeting of the Mattapoisett Finance Committee, Selectman Paul Silva brought to the committee’s attention that many residences where public sewer service is now available never tied into the system. “There are 149 developed lots in town that have not tied into the sewer,” Silva reported, adding, “That equals about $74,000 on […] Read more »

Wrapped With a ‘Perfect’ Bow

If you happened to enter the Rochester Town Hall on the morning of December 20, you would have thought the public meeting room resembled something from the North Pole, like Santa’s workshop, or Santa’s kitchen, for that matter. You would have seen Rochester Facilities Manager Andrew Daniel standing by the sun-filled window, surrounded by large […] Read more »

Hammond Quarry Walk Postponed

Join the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) on Saturday, December 31 at 1:00 pm for our second walk to the former granite quarry that was an important part of the Town’s history and early industry. Owned primarily by the Hammond family, the quarry operated from the early 1700s until the early 1900s and produced pink granite […] Read more »

Chamber Series Presents “Harp Heaven”

On January 14 and 15, the South Coast Chamber Music Series continues its 2016-2017 season with “Harp Heaven.” Artistic Director Janice Weber has put together a program sure to chase away the January doldrums, with scintillating music for harp by Ibert and Bax, plus Piston’s lively String Quartet and a smoldering Piano Trio by Smetana. […] Read more »

Holiday Meals

Rochester Boy Scout Troop 31 joined forces this past Sunday to help the Rochester Lions Club package Holiday Meals for local families in need at the Rochester Council on Aging. The Rochester Lions Club works hard each year through local fundraising efforts to provide annual services and holiday meals (at Thanksgiving and Christmas) to local […] Read more »