The Familiar Unfamiliar Face of Jamele Adams

            Jamele Adams’ face is as familiar to Old Rochester Regional Junior High as it is unfamiliar. The poet, activist, and dean of students at Brandeis University is no stranger to ORRJHS, as Principal Kevin Brigioli often invites the speaker to the school to engage the seventh and eighth grade in an exchange their regular everyday […] Read more »

ConCom Leery of Motive for Restoration Alternative

            Some Rochester Conservation Commission members think Jose Arujo is just trying to save money, while another commented that Arujo’s plan to make good for illegally clearing trees at the old Boy Scout camp is disingenuous. Still, if you set aside the initial aversion to Arujo’s proposal to put 5.3 acres under a conservation easement in […] Read more »

Nemasket Group 5K Walk/Run

The Nemasket Group’s 6th annual 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 4. The race begins and ends at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA. Dust off your sneakers and join us for a morning of fun as we make our way through Fairhaven while coming together to raise awareness and support a great cause. The […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Dana Tripp of Mattapoisett has been named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s Collegefor the fall 2018 semester. Tripp, majoring in Forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Massachusetts Maritime Academy has recently named the following local students to the president’s list during the fall 2018 semester. -Cadet Madison […] Read more »

ZBA OKs Rental, Deems High Property Taxes a Hardship

            On March 21, the members of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals heard from property owners seeking a variance based on the hardship of high property taxes.             Members of the Blake-Whitney family, longtime owners of a large two-family waterfront summer residence at 2 Ship Street, were seeking a variance to change the use of the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum Yard Sale Donations

Mattapoisett Museum is now accepting items for our 2019 Charity Yard Sale. Clearing out your closet? Downsizing your house? Kids heading off to college? Want to get organized? Whatever your reason may be, consider donating to the Mattapoisett Museum’s Yard Sale. All proceeds from the sale (Saturday, May 11, 8:00 am – 11:00 am) support […] Read more »

Mattapoisett PTA – Adult Night Out

The Mattapoisett PTA invites the community to join us at our 7th annual “Adult Night Out” fundraiser event on Friday, April 5at the Inn on Shipyard Park starting at 7:00 pm. This pleasurable and exciting evening includes a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and countless raffle prizes.             Donations of raffle prizes and silent auction items are pouring […] Read more »

OC Softball Ready to Steal Some Wins in 2019

            LosingMikayla Murrayand Emily Littlesto graduation was enough of a hurdle for Old Colony softball to get over; but now they’ll also be without one of their top hitters, Kat Kirby, for the entire season.             The Cougars may have only lost three pieces, but each was a crucial part of their 2018 season. Kirby was a proven top-of […] Read more »

Phyllis K. Howes

Phyllis K. Howes, 86, of Mattapoisett died on March 25, 2019, peacefully, at home, embraced by her family’s love.             She was the wife of the late Bruce O. Howes, Sr. Born to the late Gladys K. Ward and Melvin T Ward on November 17, 1932 in Natick., Ma, Phyllis was raised in Stoughton, Ma where […] Read more »

Christine E. Florindo

Christine E. Florindo, “Tina” 75, passed suddenly March 25, 2019 at Tobey Hospital, Wareham. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Paul and Elizabeth (Bowen) Florindo, born on December 25, 1943.             She grew up in Wareham before moving to Rochester in 1990. Tina graduated from the Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph in 1961. […] Read more »