Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold the final meeting of the year on May 3 at Post 280 at 5:30 pm. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner is at 6:00 pm. The meal will be lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, and pie for dessert. In lieu of a speaker, this will be our First Annual Business […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, the residents of the Town, and the Thomas Daener Family, we would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to each and every one of the following individuals who made the Rob Daener Night on April 8 such […] Read more »

Tabor Hosts Healthy Relationship Week

Around Tabor’s campus last week, there was a school-wide recognition of Healthy Relationship Week, a first-time program for the school that promoted positive, safe, and healthy relationships between friends, families, and romantic partners. Right from the get-go at the beginning of the week, the hallways of the school were decorated with posters and signs promoting […] Read more »

Light Night For Selectmen

It’s a room that has silently witnessed hundreds of nights where long meetings involving complicated issues have taken place – but not on April 25. With a light agenda and Town Administrator Michael Gagne putting the finishing touches on the FY18 budget with the Finance Committee, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting began and ended […] Read more »

When Creative Minds Converge

On April 23, J. Peter Bergman, director of communications at Arrowhead, the home of Herman Melville, pulled back the curtain of time on both Melville and Edna St. Vincent Millay in his presentation at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Bergman has been deeply immersed in the lives of both authors for decades, including his involvement […] Read more »

Funding Education

Dear Tri-Town Residents: Did you contact your elected state officials regarding the importance of funding education and, in particular, of funding regional school district transportation? You must have, because better proposals have been made recently. So, thank you. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ House Ways and Means Committee recently released their proposed 2018 budget. In it, […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Social Yard Sale

The Rochester Historical Society will hold a yard sale at the East Rochester Church/Museum, 355 County Road, Rochester on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Items may be donated for the sale on each Friday morning in May from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. No clothing or electronics, please. Any questions, please […] Read more »

‘Every 15 Minutes’ at ORR

The final days before Good Friday held a somber mood despite the impending April vacation as ORRHS participated in the “Every Fifteen Minutes” program. Named due to the extreme 1990s statistic of someone losing their life every 15 minutes due to driving under the influence of alcohol, the yearly program spreads awareness of the dangers […] Read more »

Bike Path Construction Slated for November 2018

It’s been 24 years since the Mattapoisett Bike Path Committee began the very long, very complicated process of planning a pedestrian and bicycling path through Mattapoisett. But now the light at the end of that path is very bright. The committee along with members of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path have been dotting […] Read more »

The Legendary Spring Herring Migration

The annual spring spawning herring run appears as soon as the temperature of the water warms up. That rings the alarm of the herring’s biological clock for the time to begin its pilgrimage out of the ocean and up the coastal rivers to return to the inland fresh water ponds of its origin. This is […] Read more »