Franklin Ernest Robbins “Red”

Franklin Ernest Robbins “Red”, 66 of New Bedford passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Franklin E. Robbins, Sr. and Marjorie (Leddy) Robbins. He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Lakeville Hospital […] Read more »

ZBA Changes its Meeting Process

During a recent meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals, the members discussed and ultimately voted to change the hearing process in an effort to move meetings along more expediently, giving those cases that needed it extra time while still adhering to the required time period. For years, cases coming before the ZBA were […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Yard Sale

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church Yard Sale is scheduled for August 4from 8:30 am to noon. There will be something for everyone – furniture, household items, Christmas decorations, toys, tools, sporting equipment, and tons more! You won’t want to miss it! There will also be a Good Will Offering table at 11:30 am. The sale will […] Read more »

Edwin Warner Allard

Edwin Warner Allard, 86, of Mattapoisett died July 27, 2018 peacefully at Brookdale Dartmouth Village. He was the husband of the late Patricia L. (Govoni) Allard. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Edwin B. and Artimesa (Mauzerall) Allard, he was raised in Fairhaven and lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Mr. […] Read more »

Paul J. Connolly

Paul J. Connolly, 79, of Mattapoisett died July 26, 2018 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Carol A. (Burke) Connolly. Born and raised in Waltham, the son of the late Joseph J. and Marie E. (Belliveau) Connolly, he lived in Mattapoisett for over 35 years. He wintered […] Read more »

A Harder Harbor Days

It’s the paradox of Harbor Days: the same exact thing every year, which is just the way we like it. I know where that aluminum can airplane artist will be, at the far end on the harbor side of Shipyard Park, and right opposite that will be the stuffed animal marionettes. In the corner by […] Read more »

Silvershell Encampment

The 2018 Silvershell Encampment in Marion will take place on August 11 and 12, brought to you by the Marion Cultural Council, Fairhaven Village Militia, and the Marion Recreation Department. Demonstrations happen at the Dancing Cat Tavern, and military drills take place in the Parade Grounds Area throughout the day. During the encampment we encourage […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

MCPHS Universityis pleased to announce that Elexus Afonso of Rochester has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. Afonso is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. Elexus will graduate in 2022 from the Boston, Massachusetts campus. The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Roads

To the Editor: Last fall a number of public meetings were held in Mattapoisett giving year-round and summer residents the opportunity to offer their views and concerns regarding a future reconstruction of Main Street, Water Street, Beacon Street, and Marion Road. These streets comprise the historic and scenic roadway that meanders along the shore of […] Read more »

When a Negative is a Positive

The removal of trees within the buffer zone of a river way can be tricky, but as Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chairman Mike King explained on July 23, it can be done. The commission approved Frank Linhares’ Request for Determination of Applicability to remove some dead trees from an area of his property at 16 Holly […] Read more »