Academic Achievements

James DeMailly of Mattapoisett has been named to the academic honors list for work completed during the fall 2016 semester at Northfield Mount Hermon. Emma Nizzari, an English major from Mattapoisett, has been named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA for achieving a GPA of 3.33 or higher. […] Read more »

Alternative Facts

When I was a little kid, almost from the moment I was able to speak, I tried to change facts, realities, you know what I mean – tell lies. To keep the drama in check around the household it became necessary, in my little kid mind, to never, ever own up to spilling the milk. […] Read more »

A Very Short Night for ZBA

The Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals had a very light agenda when they met on January 19, and they were able to dispatch what business was scheduled in nearly record time. Coming before the board was Paul Griffith Jr., 14 Hereford Hill Road, along with Daniel Brown, son-in-law to the Griffiths. When Griffith purchased the […] Read more »

NBSO Presents Strings Attached

On Saturday, February 18, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents its fourth and final music director finalist in concert when Dirk Meyer conducts Strings Attached at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. Meyer is currently Music Director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. The 2012 American Prize Winner in Orchestral Conducting, Meyer has guest […] Read more »

New Group Exercise Class in Marion

Beginning February 1, the Marion Council on Aging in an exciting partnership with the Gleason Family YMCA will offer a new group exercise class on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am to 10:30am, at the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. During this class, instructor Janet Memoli will help you improve your overall health while having […] Read more »

Knights Teen Dance

The next Knights Teen Dance is on Friday, February 3 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm for $8. Teen dances provide a safe place for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to have a good time socializing, dancing and listening to their favorite music on a Friday night. Knights of Columbus chaperones and a uniformed police officer […] Read more »

Tabor Hosts Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

On Sunday morning, January 22, nearly 100 people made their way into Sippican Harbor as part of Tabor Academy’s Polar Plunge event benefiting Special Olympics Massachusetts. The event was the first of its kind at Tabor Academy, raising over $12,300 for the nonprofit organization. The funds from the Polar Plunge go directly towards programs that […] Read more »

Tree Removal Plan Upsets Abutter

“Every tree cut down is detrimental to my house,” said Kenneth Yokel, 94 Fairhaven Road, during the January 23 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission. Inspired to speak by a filing from the condominium association at 103 Fairhaven Road abutting his property, Yokel spoke against the association’s plan to remove 41 trees. Association member David […] Read more »

William B. Purtell, Jr.

William B. Purtell, Jr., 77, of Bristol, RI, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Jane (Hinton) Allen Purtell. Born in Trenton, NJ, son of the late William and Marion (Hammond) Purtell, he lived in Fairhaven for most of his life. He served his country in […] Read more »

Winter Potluck Cookbook Club

Do you like cooking and trying new recipes? Then join us on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 pm for our winter potluck cookbook club! Choose a dish to cook from any cookbook that the Elizabeth Taber Library owns and bring it (and the recipe) to share with the group. Registration is required. To register, please […] Read more »