Children’s Department at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library

Spring Storytimes will begin during the week of March 27 and continue for 8 weeks (except for during school vacation week): Mother Goose on the Loose Nursery Rhyme Program for ages 0-2 on Wednesdays at 10:30 am; Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3 on Thursdays at 10:30 am; and Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 on Fridays […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society Arts Seminar Series

The Mattapoisett Historical Society presents an Arts Seminar Series on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm. The Mattapoisett Historical Society is located at 5 Church Street. Hoyt Hottel is a Mattapoisett native who works in a variety of mediums. He is well known for his hand-blown glass creations, but he also paints and takes photographs. […] Read more »

Conservation Restriction Pending For Estabrook Property

“It’s a vegetation community you don’t often get to see.” This statement was made by Rochester Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon as she explained to the Rochester Conservation Commission on March 20 the benefits the town and its people will enjoy for generations to come when the Estabrook Property is purchased and placed in permanent conservation […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Because of the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

‘Two Spirits’ Third Film in Winter LGBTQ Film Series

With two amazing films already, the New Bedford Winter LGBTQ Film Series promises another knock-out documentary with Two Spirits on Sunday, March 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park located at 33 William Street, New Bedford. Co-Partners of the event are: the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church

During this special season, the Mattapoisett Congregational Church invites the community to a week of beautiful services. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 25. Please join us, and don’t forget to get your palm. On Thursday, March 29, please join us in a special remembrance of the Last Supper with a simple, family-style […] Read more »

ORR Basketball Surpasses Preseason Expectations

At the start of the 2017-2018 boys’ basketball campaign, Old Rochester head coach Steve Carvalho wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from his team. Bulldog fans had become accustomed to star-studded teams that included the likes of Noah Fernandes and Matt Valles, among others. The depth eliminated most, if not all, the concern. Except for […] Read more »

The Art and Science of Textile Conservation

It is an art form that incorporates history, chemistry, crafting, and the ability to know the difference between good dirt and bad. It is a career path that can take the student from academic studies of ancient people to the closets of contemporary kings and queens. And for one Rochester resident, it has been a […] Read more »

Kenneth H. Briggs

Kenneth H. Briggs, 85, of Wareham, formerly of Marion died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary E. (Potter) Briggs. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Martha (Erickson) Briggs. A journeyman electrician, Mr. Briggs worked […] Read more »

Rochester Town-Wide Cleanup

Join the Rochester Women’s Club in conjunction with the Rochester Land Trust on Saturday, April 21 for a Town-wide cleanup. Trash collection bags and gloves will be available at the Rochester Women’s Club at 37 Marion Road, Rochester from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Rochester Land Trust will also be collecting old electronic items. […] Read more »