John L. Santos

John L. Santos, 77, of Marion died April 28, 2018 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of Karen J. (Andrews) Santos and the late Linda (Lopes) Santos. Born in Whitman, MA, the son of the late Marion A. (Pina) Santos and raised by the late Raymond and Laura Pina, he lived in Marion most […] Read more »

Rita J. (Fernandes) Bretto

Rita J. (Fernandes) Bretto, 72, of Rochester, died April 26, 2018 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. She was the wife of Thomas J. Bretto, they were married for 51 years. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Thomas) Fernandes. She was born in Wareham, raised in Marion, and lived […] Read more »

Dorothy Desroches Perry

Dorothy Desroches Perry, age 92, of Dartmouth, MA passed on April 24, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was the wife of the late Raymond O. Desroches and the late Justin Perry, Jr. Born in Acushnet, MA she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mabel (Whitaker) Beaumont. Dorothy […] Read more »

New Housing Proposed Off Route 6

On April 23, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission began the process of reviewing a multi-structure project proposed off Marion Road/Route 6 by Stingray City Realty Corporation, William Bachant, for a parcel owned by Rahim Aghai. Representing the applicant in the Notice of Intent hearing was Robert Rego, River Hawk Environmental, who presented the project described as […] Read more »

Addition Approved For Ailing Patriarch

For one family, the April 18 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals was like a Christmas morning, waking up to find you received what you had been dreaming of. Representing the 6R North Street Nominee Trust, Thomas Dugan, was Doug Schneider of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, Inc. as they sought a Special […] Read more »

Dear Tri-Town Community

Dear Tri-Town Community: Last year, together we were able to raise $1,905 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through my Pan-Mass Challenge ride. This year, I am seriously upping the ante and will be riding in a 163-mile course in the PMC on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. My goal this year is to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Area Artists

The Mattapoisett Area Artists would like to invite you to watch a free movie calledLoving Vincenton May 16at 5:30 pm in the meeting room at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Loving Vincentreveals the life and controversial death of Vincent Gogh as told by his paintings and the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through […] Read more »

South Coast Children’s Chorus

The South Coast Children’s Chorus finishes off their 2017-2018 concert season with a spring performance. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 6at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion at 4:00 pm. Admission prices are $10 for general, $7 for students/seniors, and anyone 6 years and under are free. Admission can be paid at the […] Read more »

911 Transition On Track for May

The Town’s new regionalized 911 emergency response system will likely be online before the May 21 Annual Town Meeting, expected to start on May 15 as the newest participant in the Regional Old Colony Communications Center in Duxbury. In preparation for the switchover, ROCCC dispatchers have gone on over 20 ‘ride-alongs’ with Rochester officers to […] Read more »

The Nursery: The Story of Vernal Pools

On a rare and recent sun-drenched spring afternoon, Gary Johnson of the Mattapoisett Land Trust pulled on his waders, picked up his insect net, and led a group of nature-starved humans into the woods at the Woodcock Preserve. This property, which has been owned by the MLT since the early 1970s, had been hard to […] Read more »