Thoughts on Names and Nicknames

Since my retirement and return to this special place we call home, I have renewed acquaintances with old friends from high school whom I hadn’t seen in many decades. This appears to have presented a number of them with the dilemma of whether to call me by my given name Richard, or my nickname Dick. […] Read more »

All-State Symphonic Band

Tabor Academy trumpeter AJ Macrina ’18 is slated to perform with the 2017 Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Symphonic Band. The All-State Concert will be held at Symphony Hall in Boston on Saturday, March 11. He was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive audition process held this year at the district and all-state levels. […] Read more »

Sub-division Complicated By Starts and Stops

The plan has been in the works since 2009, but after starts and stops over the past eight years, the sub-division planned for Old Mill Way and Hartley Road was back on track. Gary Mills and DBA Southeastern Realty Development’s engineer Don Bracken met with the Rochester Conservation Commission on February 21 with five separate […] Read more »

Recreation Department Going Strong

Despite icy patches and hard packed snow mounds surrounding Mattapoisett’s town hall, inside was warm and the conversation inspiring as Recreation Department Director Greta Fox met with the members of the Mattapoisett Finance Committee on February 17. Fox said it had been an exciting year that included an expanded basketball program. She described a program […] Read more »

Marion-Rochester Emergency Shelter Operations Training Drill

A shelter operations drill will be held at Sippican School in Marion on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 pm. Come learn how you can help your family and community in a disaster. Free and open to all Marion and Rochester residents as well as persons interested in helping this community in the event of an […] Read more »

Straus Re-Appointed Chairman of Joint Committee on Transportation

Representative William M. Straus (D-Mattapoisett) has been re-appointed by the House Democratic Caucus as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation at the State House. Rep. Straus has served on the Transportation Committee since 2009 as House Chair. Remaining at the helm of the Transportation Committee on Beacon Hill keeps Representative Straus in a strong […] Read more »

Village Streets To Be Designed By VHB

With one of the largest projects ever untaken by Mattapoisett about to begin, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met the winning engineering team on February 16. It didn’t take long, however, before the gauntlet was thrown into the middle of Main Street. The project is the 25% design of the town’s historic village streets. With […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Installs 911 System Upgrade

Through grant funding provided by the State 911 Department, the Mattapoisett Police Department has upgraded its 911 service to the Next Generation 911 (NG911) system, the latest in 911 service technology. The NG911 system is an improved emergency call technology created to better handle rising call traffic more efficiently. The new system went online January […] Read more »

Manuel C. Rosenfield

Manuel C. Rosenfield, retired history professor, Coast Guard officer and long-time resident of Mattapoisett, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a brief illness. An educator for nearly 60 years, Rosenfield was a former chairman of the UMass Dartmouth History Department, a former member of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee, and The Standard-Times 2014 Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

Join the Tabor community for the next Science@Work Lecture on February 28 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Karl Kistler and his students will share an update on the school’s progress with the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant they received in September. Kistler will share the collaborative story of how Tabor students have worked together creatively in teams to […] Read more »