Robert N. Lavallee

Robert N. Lavallee entered into the joy of the kingdom of God on Tuesday November 28, 2017. Bob died as a result of complications from metastatic lung cancer. Bob was born in New Bedford in 1958. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School. In his youth Bob was an avid dirt bike rider and motorcycle […] Read more »

The Native Cranberry

The cranberry is a native wetland fruit that was used here by local first Americans to cure their meat – known as pemmican – to preserve it for purposes of future sustenance during the winter. The name ‘cranberry’ came from Dutch and German settlers calling it ‘crane berry’ because of the pink petals of blossoms […] Read more »

Quakers Uncover Mysterious ‘Graffiti’

Renovations to the 1827 Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House are progressing nicely. The rotting subfloor has been replaced and the cellar has been shored up, all without significant issues, and the Friends are ready to invite the public to an Open House on December 10. Still, one particular matter that literally came to light as a […] Read more »

South Coast Children’s Chorus

The South Coast Children’s Chorus kicks off their 2017-2018 concert season with a joint holiday performance with the Sippican Choral Society. The first of two concerts will take place on Friday, December 1 at St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford at 8:00 pm. A repeat performance will begin at 4:00 pm at Tabor Academy’s Wickenden […] Read more »

Public Forum on “An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana”

On Monday, December 11, the Mattapoisett Planning Board will hold a Public Forum at 7:00 pm at the Old Hammondtown School Cafetorium for the purpose of first hearing an informational presentation about “An Act to Ensure Safe Access To Marijuana” by Katherine Laughman, Esq., of KP Law, and then to hear your comments and questions […] Read more »

Bike Path Rolls Through Town Meeting

Mattapoisett voters had few questions as they easily moved through the 17 articles of the Fall Special Town Meeting warrant on November 27. There were several articles that dealt directly with easements and rights-of-way needed for Phase 1B of the bike path, or what Town Administrator Michael Gagne calls the “multi-use path.” The much anticipated […] Read more »

OC football Ties Record With Cougar Cup Win

It’s been almost 30 years since Old Colony football won a program-high eight games in a single season. Well, now the clock resets after the Cougars won its eighth game for the first time since 1988 and only the second time in school history, taking back the Cougar Cup from Tri-County with a 35-28 finish […] Read more »

Alice M. (Souza) Pacheco

Alice M. (Souza) Pacheco, 80, of Acushnet passed away Sunday, November 26, surrounded by her family, at Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel S. Pacheco. Born in Mattapoisett, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary (Mello) Souza, she was a lifelong area resident. Alice […] Read more »

Wellspring Farms Granted Approval

The Rochester Conservation Commission on November 21 issued its approval for the Notice of Intent filed by Wellspring Farm, LLC of 42 Hiller Road to upgrade the existing driveway to satisfy Planning Board specifications. Engineer Brad Holmes said the requested improvements to the driveway would include, most notably, the paving of the existing gravel driveway, […] Read more »

Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market

The Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market is back. Come join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, starting up for the holidays on December 9, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Local, fresh, produce, cheese, honey, non-gmo/hormone-free meats, sweets, syrup, breads, seafood, sweet and savory pies, teas, prepared foods, artisan crafts, alpaca […] Read more »