Old Colony Girls’ Basketball Off to Hot Start

After winning the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Vocational Championship and the Massachusetts Vocation Championship, Old Colony girls’ basketball is picking up right where it left off. The Cougars are off to a 3-0 start, having won all three games by double figures: 49-34 over Southeastern; 69-38 against Diman; and 49-22 to start the year at […] Read more »

Model Train Enthusiasts Wanted

Mattapoisett Historical Society seeks model train enthusiasts. Do you have a model train collection? HO? N-scale? O-scale? Thomas the Tank Engine? Maybe you have trains but no place to display them at home. Would you like to show them off? Do you want to meet other model train hobbyists? Mattapoisett Historical Society wants to devote […] Read more »

Well vs. Town Water – Tie-in Mandatory?

December 18 was yet another Marion Planning Board meeting during which some board members wrangled with engineer David Davignon regarding 111 Wareham Road, which has raised a number of issues over an apparent uneven application and unclear articulation of town policies. Davignon, of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, presented revised plans for the project, addressing […] Read more »

A Nearly Silent Night

As winter darkness fell across the open spaces, vegetated bordering wetlands, riverbanks, fresh water ponds, vernal pools, and associated buffer zones in Rochester, the Conservation Commission met for the last time in 2017. On December 19, with only one public hearing and another one continued, the ConCom, Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon, and administrator Margaret Gonneville […] Read more »

Christmas Eve Service

Spend Christmas Eve at Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett. Rejoice this Holy Night in our festive sanctuary. Two beautiful services featuring carols, scripture and very special music: a 5:00 pm Family Service with kids in mind and an 11:00 pm Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols. Music by Jay & Abby Michaels, The […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library Children’s Programs

Christmas Vacation Drop-in Activities – December 22 to January 2. Make colorful ornaments. Learn about Hanukkah and Kwanza while making menorahs and Kwanza placemats. Celebrate wildlife by reading stories of the season and creating treats for the birds. Create thank you note paper and get hints on writing great thank you notes. Winter Story Time […] Read more »

Planning Board Undertakes Marijuana Moratorium

With an April 1, 2018 deadline on the horizon, the date when an act to ensure the safe access to marijuana goes into effect, the Mattapoisett Planning Board is feeling the pressure to do something and do it quickly. On December 18, they began that difficult task. During the special Planning Board meeting held on […] Read more »

The Trees of Life in Rochester

Human history is preserved in books. Time unfolds history while we record it and refold it into pages of paper, bound in books and set upon a timeless shelf – row after row, an endless flow of a story unchangeable. In everyone, in everything, in every place there is a unique history as individual as […] Read more »

John A. Lees, Sr.

John A. Lees, Sr., 85, of Mattapoisett died December 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. There are no words to express how much he will be missed. He was the husband of the late Jane E. (Donaghy) Lees. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Albert and Katherine (O’Brien) lees, he lived with […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

To the Editor: The Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion would like to thank you and all the members of the Woman’s Club for contributing to the success of our recent Holiday House tour. Without the effort of so many members, from those who decorated Handy’s Tavern ‘Festival of Trees,’ to members who served as hostesses […] Read more »