Mattapoisett Congregational Church Holiday Fair

Shop local during the holidays. Join the Mattapoisett Congregational Church for our annual Holiday Fair at 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett on December 9 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Booths include: costume & handmade jewelry, knitted items, Christmas notions, household treasures, baked goods, and frozen foods. We will be serving up a soup & chowder […] Read more »

William Frederick Hingston

William Frederick Hingston of Marion, MA, formerly of Needham, age 93, died November 23, 2017, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by Christina K. Hingston, his beloved wife of 63 years who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his children Mark (Ann) Hingston, Jane (Kim) Peck, and Kathryn (Bill) Carroll; six grandchildren […] Read more »

Local Man Talks Autism Awareness, Acceptance

Charles McIntyre of Mattapoisett is like most 25-year-olds – he has a job, interests, appreciates the art of sarcasm, spends time online networking, and still maintains a healthy degree of idealism when it comes to social issues. In other words, Chuck strives to make a difference in the world, to be his authentic self, and […] Read more »

IAATA Joins #GivingTuesday

It’s All About the Animals, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Their goal is to raise much-needed funds and supplies for their feline shelter, and to encourage cat lovers to volunteer their time on […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Public Library

Health Care Plan Sign-up Explained. Need to sign up for a health insurance plan by the December deadline but still confused about the process and how to choose one? The library is offering a free informational session on Thursday, November 30 at 2:00 pm with health care researcher and consultant Jo-Ann Ryan. Before the deadline, […] Read more »

Bus Complaints Continue in Rochester

Some Rochester parents aren’t ready to drop the subject of the firing of former Route 5 bus driver Ralph Stinson, pressing the Rochester School Committee and Superintendent Douglas White on November 16 for a resolution to their ongoing concerns about Stinson’s firing, as well as complaints about the replacement bus driver. Some parents also complained […] Read more »

Special Town Meeting Warrant Highlights

It’s nearly the eve of Mattapoisett’s Fall Special Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium at Old Rochester Regional High School. On November 20, the Mattapoisett Finance Committee met to do a final review of the 17 articles on the warrant and discuss any remaining questions or concerns. Article […] Read more »

Machacam Club Meeting

The Machacam Club will hold their December meeting at Post 280 on December 6. Social time is at 5:30 pm; dinner is at 6:00 pm. The meal will be lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread and pie for dessert. Our speaker for this meeting will be Dennis McLaughlin, a very experienced large claim adjuster for USAA. […] Read more »

Cultivating the Creative Habit

For as long as he can remember, Peter Mello has been taking pictures. From the age of eight, when his dad gave him his first camera, he has been looking through the lens and seeing the world as a photograph. On Wednesday night at the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum, Mello shared the thoughts and philosophy […] Read more »

ORR High School Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the first term at Old Rochester Regional High School:             Highest Honors, Grade 9: Alexander Craig, Rachael Fantoni, Isabelle Kelly, Katelyn Luong, Brianna Machado, Rebecca Milde, Evan O’Brien-Nichols, Jonathan Pereira, Bessie Pierre, Paige Sommers, Sophie Vigeant, Emma Vivino, Emma Williamson, Samantha Winters, Lucy Zhang; Grade 10: Reed Fleming, […] Read more »