Mattapoisett Recreation

Mattapoisett Recreation’s Seahorse Summer Explorer Camp Program starts next week. The program will run June 27 through August 11. Seahorse Explorers is a Monday-Friday program run out of Center School. Drop off is 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with early drop off and late pick up available if needed. Each day, campers will have a […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust StoryWalk

Starting July 1, the Sippican Lands Trust will offer a StoryWalk at its Hagemann Woods property in Marion. This year’s StoryWalk at Hagemann Woods features The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the […] Read more »

Exotic Birds of Peru

The Mattapoisett Library will hold an Exotic Birds of Peru Slide Show on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm. Skip Bedser will present the slide show from his spring trip to Peru. Guides well known in birding professionally choreographed the tour. Come join us for an adventurous evening of the true birds of paradise from […] Read more »

Vacation Rental to Remain ‘Ceased and Desisted’

The old Bow Mansion is situated at the end of Ship Street in a quiet neighborhood populated with a variety of home styles, from stately colonials to modern contemporary designs. With views of the harbor and beach access, it is for many the perfect vacation spot. But very limited commercial rental property makes sourcing a […] Read more »

The Candy Man … Can, Temporarily

A large showing of proponents and friends of the proposed Candy Pantry came before the Marion Planning Board on Monday night during the Community Outreach portion of its meeting to request relief from the lengthy permit process. Patrick Kelly, the young man who is hoping to open the Candy Pantry within the barber shop at […] Read more »

133rd Summer Season at St. Philip’s

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, continues their long tradition of visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond. Services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer are conducted at 8:00 am and 10:00 am each Sunday through Labor Day weekend. The Reverend Alan B. Warren, Rector of The Church of the […] Read more »

Old Hammondtown School

Dear Editor: This week, the fifth-grade students from Old Hammondtown School experienced why Mattapoisett is such a special place to live. On Wednesday, at our annual outdoor Flag Day ceremony, we honored our country and veterans with patriotic songs, poems and a mural. At one point, an ABC sanitation truck pulled up and George, the […] Read more »

Summer Reading at ORRHS

Summer reading isn’t a new requirement for students at ORRHS, but this year brings a series of changes to the program that are aimed towards creating an experience tailored specifically for the high school students. Since English classes are separated into various levels in the high school – A level, Honors, and AP for the […] Read more »

We the People

Third grade students at Center School put on their annual Famous Massachusetts’ Person Presentations on Tuesday, June 20. Each student dressed as their chosen famous Bay Stater who made their mark on history and invited parents to watch the presentations. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Truck Crashes into Sippican River

Shortly before 7:00 am the Rochester Police, Fire, and EMS were called to the report of a crash involving a truck on Mary’s Pond Road at the bridge on the Sippican River. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a tractor-trailer truck had flipped into the Sippican River at the bridge at Bates’s Road. […] Read more »