October Book Sale at Mattapoisett Library

Fall into your favorite books! The Friends Book Sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some reading material. The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library will be holding their Second Saturday Monthly Book Sale, October 13, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, downstairs at the library, 7 Barstow Street. Stop in to browse our […] Read more »

Plaintiffs Settle on Solar Lawsuit

The residents who appealed the Rochester Planning Board’s approval of a solar farm on Mendell Road have settled with solar developer Borrego Solar Systems and agreed to drop their appeal and lawsuit against Borrego, the Planning Board, and each individual member of the board. However, that agreement was tied to a plan modification the board […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Recreation Adult Fall Programs

New this season – Adult Fencing! Join MATTREC and Blackstone Valley fencing instructors for an adult fencing class to be held at the Center School gymnasium on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Program runs for 8 weeks starting October 15ththrough December 10th. All equipment is provided. Cost is $165 and registration deadline […] Read more »

Kick off Halloween with a Ghost Hunt at the MPL

On Friday, October 5The S.P.I.R.I.T.S of New England team will return to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to share chilling evidence from their years of paranormal investigative work. Get behind-the-scenes tales of terror from past confrontations with the supernatural and review the spooky results for yourself.  Ghosts? Poltergeists? EVPs? The S.P.I.R.I.T.S of New England have […] Read more »

Seasonal Flu Clinics

The Marion and Rochester Boards of Health will sponsor the 2018 seasonal flu clinics for all residents. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for ages 2 years old and over, nasal mist for ages 2-18, and the high dose vaccine for ages 65 years and over.             Those attending the flu […] Read more »

Mattapoisett to Purchase Pump-out Boat

Summer has yet to officially close for the season, but Mattapoisett’s Board of Selectmen talked of the urgency of doing everything necessary to ensure that the 2019 boating season finds the town’s water clean with a new pump-out boat. Town Administrator Mike Gagne reported that with Mattapoisett Boat Yard no longer able to provide mobile […] Read more »

The Real Disneyland

Long before I lived in Mattapoisett, long before I settled into a traditional lifestyle – a lifestyle I longed for but failed at that point to achieve – I was a struggling single mother. As such, vacations were out of the question. Sure, there were fun activities – going to city parks, public beaches or […] Read more »

Florence Eastman Post 280

The monthly meeting of the Florence Eastman Post 280 will be held at the hall at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19. The main topics will be our plans for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony which has to be moved to the 12 of November and the progress of our Foxwoods Fundraiser. Read more »

Academic Achievements

Melvin M. Vincent, of Rochester, Massachusetts, has been named to second honors on theClark Universitydean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s). Read more »

Mattapoisett Leads ORR Agreement Review

The Towns of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester will be reviewing its regionalization agreement for the Old Rochester school district, and Mattapoisett will be leading the way. During the September 6 meeting of the Tri-Town Boards of Selectmen, Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne announced that grant money provided to the Town of Mattapoisett by the Baker-Polito […] Read more »