Conservation Office Fears Abutter Fallout

Common, average, ordinary, routine, standard, cut-and-dried – all synonyms for “normal,” which was what Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chairman Mike King pondered as he considered allowing the 30 Holly Woods project to add another access road post-approval, an access road not noted on the plan of record. William Frederickson of 30 Holly Woods Road returned to […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, continues their 134 year tradition of visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond. Services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer are conducted at 8:00 am and 10:00 am each Sunday through Labor Day weekend. The Rev. Philip C. Jacobs III, Rector, Trinity Church, Canton, […] Read more »

Tree Health Program

Join the Plymouth County Conservation District August 23 for a program about Tree Health at the Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The Plymouth County Conservation District is a local environmental agency dedicated to wise land use and conservation of natural resources. The winter storms of 2018 created major […] Read more »

Volunteers are needed now to

Volunteers are needed now to train for the upcoming tax season in 2019. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for volunteer tax […] Read more »

Selectmen Extend BANs Before Expiration

With a looming expiration date and no timely meeting on the calendar, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met early in the morning on Friday, August 10, to sign a one-month extension to an existing bond anticipation note, or BAN. A BAN is one manner of short-term municipal financing, and is issued prior to the issuance […] Read more »

Annual Rochester Grange Fair

The Rochester Grange Agricultural Fair is this Saturday, August 18from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Our Fair books have been out all over the Tri-Town area and beyond. The Grange looks forward to seeing lots of entries in the many categories listed in the fair book by old friends and new alike. Anyone of any […] Read more »

John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly

The John Nicolaci Memorial Float Fly for Radio Control Model Seaplanes and Flying Boats will be held at Mary’s Pond, Rochester on August 18at 9:00 am to early afternoon. Hosted by the Bristol County Radio Control Club, spectators are welcome. Pilots must be AMA members. This is an Academy of Model Aeronautics-sanctioned event. Entrance is […] Read more »

Doonan Advances Aquaculture Farm

Following the Board of Selectmen’s OK for Shea Doonan’s aquaculture farm project to move forward into the state permitting process, the Marion Conservation Commission gave its own OK in the form of an Order of Conditions for Doonan’s Notice of Intent. The August 8 hearing was a continuance from July 25 for the 100-foot by […] Read more »

Living Past Lives: History Lives on at Silvershell Encampment

As Marion’s police chief, John Garcia knows what it is like to swelter under a police uniform and gear on hot summer days, as many police officers do. Unlike most of us living now in the first quarter of the 21stcentury, though, Garcia also knows how quickly one perspires in the mid-afternoon sun while wearing […] Read more »

The Friends of Plumb Library Tent Sale

The Friends of Plumb Library are gearing up for our upcoming tent sale on August 18from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Rochester Green, and we’re looking forward to using the proceeds toward exciting upcoming library events! Currently, we need your long forgotten about jewelry, scarves, shawls, and belts that are still in amazing […] Read more »