SLT Summer Yoga Series at Brainard Marsh

Sippican Lands Trust’s Summer Yoga returns to Brainard Marsh on Saturday, July 28starting at 10 am for three consecutive Saturdays. The event is free for members of the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and $10 for non-members. Please visit to become an SLT member. Marcia Hathaway will instruct the first yoga session at Brainard Marsh […] Read more »

Rita (Esposito) Reynolds

Rita (Esposito) Reynolds, 58, of Fairhaven passed away at home on Thursday July 19, 2018. Born in Neptune, NJ, the daughter of Dolores J. (Morris) Cooley and the late Louis Esposito, she lived in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven for many years. Rita had a great love for animals and enjoyed their love for her. She also […] Read more »

Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Hickey

Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Hickey of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 after a full life; she was 86. Mary “Lila” was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on August 19, 1931 to Edward and Margaret (Kelley) Brown; she was the second of ten children. Loving, patient and generous to […] Read more »

Marjorie H. (Cheltenham) Fairhurst

Marjorie H. (Cheltenham) Fairhurst, 101, of Marion passed away Monday July 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Fairhurst. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Tolson Cheltenham and Ella (Reid) Boney, she lived in Newton, Waltham, and Needham, before moving to the New Bedford area in 2012. Mrs. Fairhurst […] Read more »

Alice G. (Muir) Giammalvo

Alice G. (Muir) Giammalvo, 91, of New Bedford died July 25, 2018 peacefully at Sippican Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late James J. Giammalvo. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Philippe and Marianne (Boucher) Muir, she lived in New Bedford all of her life summering in Mattapoisett. Mrs. Giammalvo […] Read more »

55+ Housing Hinges on Drainage Solution

An age-restricted housing development slated for the vacant lot beside Plumb Corner Mall is essentially at a standstill after some drainage issues from 30 years ago resurfaced during a Conservation Commission meeting last month, and as Rochester Planning Board Chairman Arnie Johnson pointed out on July 24, “You guys are kind of stuck for the […] Read more »

Young People’s Concert

The Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a Young People’s Concert on Friday, July 27. The concert will include a euphonium soloist, as well as an opportunity for children in the audience to play rhythm instruments with the band and “guest conduct” the band. The program is as follows: Children’s March […] Read more »

Last Call for The Great Community Picnic

Buy your table on or before Friday, July 27for The 3rdAnnual Great Community Picnic to be held on Thursday evening, August 2, from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Munro Preserve, adjacent to the Town Wharf. Mattapoisett Land Trust and Mattapoisett Historical Society, the event hosts, will provide tables, chairs, tablecloths, and lighting. Bring your own food, utensils, […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library Board of Trustees and all those involved in Marion’s Elizabeth Taber Library would like to thank Nita Howland and her crew who unselfishly and tirelessly took on the work of administrating the 2018 Annual Elizabeth Taber Library Book Sale last week. There are many shades of volunteers but […] Read more »

Harbor Days – 1 Harbor Day = No Problem!

Even with the subtraction of one day from this year’s Harbor Days week, Harbor Days 2018 was a smashing success, reports Harbor Days President and Mattapoisett Lions Club member Amy Mello. Of course, no one likes to see Harbor Days shortened by pending bad weather, but despite Sunday’s foreboding forecast, the rest of Harbor Days […] Read more »