Derelict Home To Be Razed

A house in the Harbor Beach neighborhood of Mattapoisett that has become the seaside home of four-legged visitors will be razed. William Bachant of Wareham came before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals on May 18 seeking permission to tear down the vacant and dilapidated house located at 6 Cedar Street. He said a new […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Framing Workshop

As any artist or art aficionado knows, the purpose of custom framing is to find the best frame and matting design to enhance the elements of one’s artwork. On Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will explore the framing process in a workshop/discussion offered in conjunction with Riverside Art’s Stephanie Stroud. […] Read more »

School’s Out for ORR Seniors

Last week, the Class of 2017 attended their final classes of their high school career. Finally reaching the home stretch, their week-long sendoff was filled with fun and memorable activities to help them reflect on approaching the end of their four years at Old Rochester Regional. The beginning of the end kicked off with the […] Read more »

Tri-Town Remembers…

Year after year the Tri-Town traditions continue, and Memorial Day is no exception. Our years in the Tri-Town community are hallmarked by specific special occasions – take for example, George Randall’s heartfelt reading of the Gettysburg Address or the anticipation of the next flat-bottomed boat at every bend of the shallow waters of the Mattapoisett […] Read more »

King Concerned About ConCom Vacancies

Meeting on May 23, the evening following Bob Rogers’ announcement that he would be departing from the Conservation Commission, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen heard from commission member Mike King. King will soon be the most senior member on the commission when Rogers’ term ends on July 1. He told the selectmen, “I’m concerned about […] Read more »

Pauline “Polly” Anderson Sammis

Pauline “Polly” Anderson Sammis, 84, died peacefully on January 23, 2017, at her home in Bradenton Florida. Polly was born in 1932 in the town of Newton, MA, to her parents Herbert Theodore Anderson and Ellen Smith. Polly graduated from William Smith College in Geneva, NY in 1954 and went on to obtain her Masters […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Auditions

The Marion Art Center has announced auditions for its summer production of The Dinner Party, a bittersweet comic drama by Neil Simon. Auditions will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 am at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street (the corner of Main and Pleasant) in […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bird Club Meeting

Roseate Terns: Challenges and Success from Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod will be presented by Dr. Katharine Parsons at the next Nasketucket Bird Club meeting on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Public Library. The library is located on Barstow Street and is handicapped accessible. The program is free and open to […] Read more »

Town Meeting Approves All Articles

A moratorium on marijuana retail sales, a screening fence for an RMS abutter … Voters during the Rochester Annual Town Meeting on May 22 gave approval for all 18 of the warrant’s articles, and all within an hour and a half. Article 1 to accept the annual report of all town officers and committees passed, […] Read more »

The Slippery and Contrary American Eel

‘As slippery as an eel’ is a commonly used platitude to anthropomorphize an eel’s snake-like demeanor of behavior upon a human being we dislike and do not respect. Our own unpleasant experience may have become ingrained as a youth by trying to get an eel off a hook we didn’t want to catch while fishing, […] Read more »