Calvin Everett Ross

Calvin Everett Ross, 87, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday March 18, 2018.  He and his wife Dorothy A. (Spear) Ross met in junior high school and were married for 68 years. Born in Dedham, the son of the late Ernest L. and Irene (Scannell) Ross, he grew up in Hyde Park and lived in Quincy […] Read more »

Susan A. McGowan

Susan A. McGowan of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully Friday March 16, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She endured her illness privately and bravely. Born in New Bedford to Charles J. and Anna (Smith) McGowan, Susan graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she graduated […] Read more »

The Peregrine Falcon: a Coastal Wanderer

This species of falcon follows the coastal shoreline of both North and South America, and the name ‘peregrine’ actually means ‘wanderer.’ After nesting on edges of rocky cliffs and edges of high buildings, as in my illustration of Mattapoisett Harbor (some credit goes to Chris Mellow for aid in the Mattapoisett Harbor scene), the peregrine […] Read more »

OC Grad Faces ‘Major’ School/Sports Challenge

Making the transition from high school to college sports is enough of a challenge in itself. Student athletes go from being the oldest and best athletes in their high school conference to once again being the youngest and least experienced. Add on the adjustment to college life, plus the difficulty in class work, and they […] Read more »

Rochester Land Trust Annual Meeting

The Rochester Land Trust will hold its annual meeting on March 29 at 6:30 pm in the First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Returning to tradition, it will be a potluck followed by a short business meeting and informational program. This year’s featured speaker will be Blake Dinius. Blake is the Entomologist Educator for the Plymouth […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Needs Your Help

This is a call for business and community donations to the Mattapoisett Lions Club for use as prizes in the Club’s Grand Raffle at this year’s Harbor Days being held in Shipyard Park on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The Grand Raffle is a key component of the Club’s Harbor Days fundraising event, […] Read more »

Charles V. Forbes DeMailly III

Charles V. Forbes DeMailly III passed away from his life on earth, after a long illness, on March 2, 2018 at his home in Mattapoisett. Chad, as he was known, was born in New Bedford, the son of Charles V. Forbes DeMailly Jr. and Judith (Russell) DeMailly. Besides his parents, Chad leaves behind a brother, […] Read more »

“We need a new fire station now!”

Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray met with the Mattapoisett Finance Committee on March 8 to discuss the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. What ensued after a brief financial rundown was a full-blown presentation on the severity of the conditions in the fire station and the impact those conditions are having on his personnel. Murray began […] Read more »

FoMCOA Easter Pie & Bake Sale

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Council of Aging encourage you to join us on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 am until noon for the annual Easter Pie & Bake Sale. This year’s event will be held at the American Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street, Mattapoisett (head south on Main Street from Route 6, first street […] Read more »