Ellen M. Fitzgerald

Ellen M. Fitzgerald, 89, (née O’Connor) of Fairhaven, MA, formerly of Greenville, SC died, September 16, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer’s. Ellen grew up in Blakely, PA, the daughter of Sadie (née Furey) and Frank M. O’Connor. Following graduation from Marywood College, she worked as registrar for Georgetown Preparatory School. While living in D.C., she […] Read more »

Constance “Connie” (Griego) Cestari

Constance “Connie” (Griego) Cestari November 7, 1931 to September 26, 2017 On September 26, 2017, Connie Cestari, most recently of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully, in the company of her son. She was the wife of the late Arnold J. Cestari, Sr., and mother of Attorney Arnold J. Cestari, Jr. and his significant other Attorney […] Read more »

ORR Opens Its Doors For Open House

Last Thursday night, the halls of Old Rochester Regional High School were filled with the normal bustle of heading to classes. The difference? Parents were the ones using student schedules to navigate around the school for the annual open house. “It was fantastic,” parent Karen Coucci said. She and her husband Jim were participating in […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bird Club

The next meeting of the Nasketucket Bird Club will be on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Mattapoisett Public Library on Barstow Street and is handicapped accessible. The program is free and open to the public. Get ready to get back into birding after the summer craziness. Inspiring us […] Read more »

No Way, José

Tri-Town residents and the public safety departments of all three towns kept their eye on Hurricane José all last week as it kept us waiting to see where it would hit next after wreaking havoc throughout Florida and the Caribbean. The storm was anticipated to strike close to the SouthCoast, but it veered east just […] Read more »

Hearings Closed for Wellspring, Rochester Farms

Two public hearings that had proven relatively contentious over time were finally closed on September 26 after the Rochester Planning Board was satisfied that all details were finalized and all concerns addressed. The board closed the Site Plan Review public hearing for Craig Canning’s Rochester Farms, LLC farmer’s market and agricultural operation slated for Marion […] Read more »

Autumn Story Times at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Autumn Storytime, for children between the ages of 3 and 5, begins October 2 in the Children’s Room at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Children are invited to enjoy stories, finger plays and crafts on Monday mornings at 10:30 am. Autumn Storytime continues through November 27. Sign-up is required. Lapsit Time is a nine-week series exploring […] Read more »

MHS Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

It’s that time again. The Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair will be held this year on Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Space is limited and is on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Experience has shown that smaller items sell well and children as well as adults come to the […] Read more »

Waltzing the Good Waltz

When Bill Tilden of Old Rochester Regional took the Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition informational class, it was an eye-opener on the scope and specter of the problem. “It was very impactful,” the school’s athletic director recalled. “It was something that has been on my radar since.” Of course, Tilden didn’t know that taking the […] Read more »

Rochester Police Chief to Retire in 2018

It was the most difficult letter he has ever had to read, Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee told the Rochester Board of Selectmen on September 18, just before he formally announced his intent to retire from the department effective September 14, 2018 – a date Magee said he had decided on years ago. Magee has […] Read more »