Mattapoisett Harbor Bills & Special Town Meeting

Mattapoisett Harbor Bills Due – The Mattapoisett Harbor Permit Renewal bills were mailed out on December 4, 2017. If you provided an email address, a notification was sent to you on December 1. The due date for the 2018 harbor bills is January 30, 2018. Please note this is a change in the billing schedule […] Read more »

Many Minor Changes = One Major Change

The solar project slated for 268 Mattapoisett Road has been stalled after the Rochester Planning Board on January 23 determined that proposed changes to the plan, although seemingly minor when viewed singularly, all add up to one major change to the plan. Thus, a new public hearing must be scheduled and abutters duly notified. At […] Read more »

Rochester Awarded $75K For ADA Projects

The Board of Selectmen learned on January 22 that two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance grants that Facilities Manager Andrew Daniel applied for have been awarded to the Town of Rochester. The Commonwealth released $1 million in grant funding for municipalities to receive up to $250,000 for ADA compliance projects. Daniel spent months assessing […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum After-School Programs

The Marion Natural History Museum will offer the following programs through the winter and spring: January 24: Rain Gutter Regatta with engineer Mark Whalen. Participants will be developing a model sailing vessel to “race the clock” as well as each other. The program includes pre-event discussion and demonstration of sailboat engineering and design: buoyancy, stability, […] Read more »

Learn to Skate and Play Hockey

Gateway Youth Hockey will be holding its third Learn to Skate/Play Session at Tabor Academy for ages 3 and up. Dates include January 28, February 11, 18, & 25 from 9:00 – 9:50 am. The cost is $49 plus $3 fee if paying online. More information is available at Read more »

Geraldine M. (Perry) Nunes

Geraldine M. (Perry) Nunes, 93, of Mattapoisett died January 24, 2018 at Island Terrace Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Renato C. “Renny” Nunes. Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late George and Irene (Paull) Perry, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. She will always […] Read more »

General Store Special Permit Granted

There are few buildings in the waterfront village neighborhood of Mattapoisett more iconic to the town’s past than the General Store situated at 10 Water Street. Although it cannot boast to be the oldest, the image of the structure has appeared in photographs from several centuries. But everything must change, even old buildings. Thus, as […] Read more »

Tabor Academy News

Science@Work Lecture Series – On January 29 at 6:30 pm, Michael Retelle, Professor of Geology at Bates College (ME), will share information about Paleo-Climatology through his study of arctic glaciers. Retelle did his undergraduate studies at Salem State College (BS, 1976) prior to working as a field geologist on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1976. He […] Read more »

Project GROW 2018-2019

Project GROW applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available online for children who will be 3-5 years old by September 1, 2018. Project GROW is an integrated preschool program with three locations: Sippican School, Center School, and Rochester Memorial School. The program has a Monday/Wednesday/Friday group and a Tuesday/Thursday group, and both run […] Read more »

Marijuana Moratorium Ready for Special Town Meeting

A very brief meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was held on Monday, January 22 to review and sign the articles for the upcoming Special Town Meeting – a meeting that will ask voters to put a temporary hold on recreational and medical marijuana sales in the seaside community. With the fast approaching April […] Read more »