RCF Shines Despite Rainy Start

It rained on Friday, August 18, the first day of the 2017 Rochester Country Fair. Many who turned out – those diehard contenders in the woodsmen competition, the scattered audience members in ponchos, Miss Plymouth County with her umbrella, and especially the food vendors who, despite the heavy downpours, still filled the air (sadly devoid […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Monday Movie and Conversation: Join us on Mondays through September at 1:00 pm for a documentary that might spark some discussion afterwards. Bike Lending Program at the Elizabeth Taber Library: The Elizabeth Taber Library is continuing our bike lending program for adults through the fall! Library patrons (18 and over) can check out a bicycle […] Read more »

Balance: Real & Abstract

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of an exhibition entitled “Balance: Real & Abstract” featuring artists Betsy Payne Cook and Bess Woodworth. From Friday, September 8 through Saturday, October 7, both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with paintings by the artists. A reception in their honor will […] Read more »

Verizon Withdraws, Storage Units To Expand

On August 17, before diving into the hearings before them, Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Susan Akin announced that Verizon’s request for a special permit for property located at 34 Mechanic Street had been withdrawn without prejudice. The utility had asked during the July hearing for a special permit that would allow the installation […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Fall Children’s Classes

The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for the following children’s art and theater classes for fall 2017: Little People’s Theater (ages 5-8) Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm September 19 – November 14 (8 weeks; no class on October 31) Instructor: Arla Berman Tuition: $105 for MAC members* and $120 for non-members Minimum of […] Read more »

Community Forum On Immigration

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will host an educational community forum on immigration in the New Bedford area on Wednesday, August 30 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the church hall at 27 Church Street. Panelists will include: Helena DaSilva-Hughes, Executive Director of the Immigrants Assistance Center; and Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Brian Pastori, Assistant Director […] Read more »

Master Plan Ready for Public Review

Despite having no applicant proposals before them on Monday evening, the Marion Planning Board had a full agenda of ongoing projects in preparation for the Fall Special Town Meeting. Planning Board member Norman Hills introduced the draft Master Plan discussion, citing the complete plan and its impending appearance on the Fall Special Town Meeting Warrant. […] Read more »

The Far Horizon

At first one sees the shades of blue, grey, green – hues often opalescent, nearly transparent – and then you notice something else: the balance of sky over ocean, the intersecting of space and time. These are the impressions one may get when viewing Heather Hobler’s latest photographic project. Hobler, whose maiden name is Briggs, […] Read more »

Subdivision Resembles ‘Afghanistan,’ Says Chairman

Viewing the 2017 eclipse of the sun might have been tricky in the Tri-Town area on August 21. What with the hazy atmospheric conditions, residual smoke from forest fires in Canada, and only partial coverage of the sun as the moon passed over, the event wasn’t as dramatic as one would have wished. But the […] Read more »

Dog Walk-A-Thon

There will be a Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, August 26 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Be a Mattapoisett dog walker. All proceeds go to a Mattapoisett Dog Park. Sign up at the Mattapoisett Hammond Street Tennis Courts. This is a rain or shine event. The cost of $20 to walk a dog (two dog […] Read more »