Support Mounts to Defund Town Clerk Salary

            There is an apparent movement to decrease the town clerk’s salary from $19,493 to $1 for fiscal year 2020 via a motion on the floor of the Annual Town Meeting.             Marion Selectman John Waterman told the Marion Finance Committee on April 17 that the “buzz” among some residents on the street and on social media […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Free Lending Public Library

            On Spring Street in Marion, the Elizabeth Taber Library has stood since the year 1872. It is an historic landmark of Victorian architecture and houses both the library and the Natural History Museum.             The building was donated by Elizabeth Sprague Pitcher Taber (1791-1888). She had grown up here to become a schoolteacher and eventually marry […] Read more »

Discover Vernal Pools with the MLT

Vernal pools are a vital breeding habitat for resident amphibians and invertebrates such as wood frogs, spotted and blue-spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. The Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) is once again offering an introduction to vernal pools and instructions as to how to certify them through a field trip into the Old Aucoot District.              On […] Read more »

ORRHS Field/Track/Auditorium Renovation Project

On March 26, the ORR School Committee voted unanimously to approve a project to renovate ORR’s main athletic field, track, and auditorium. Voters in Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester will now vote on the project at their spring Town Meetings (Marion and Mattapoisett on May 13 and Rochester on May 20) and, if passed at Town […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Station Front and Center

            The Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting held on April 23 was an opportunity for the community to hear a comprehensive presentation for the proposed new fire station.             Three presenters each took an aspect of the new construction project focusing on matters that will undoubtedly be aired when Town Meeting is asked to approve the spending […] Read more »

BBC Bog Trails

The Buzzards Bay Coalition invites you to join us for a public meeting on Thursday, April 25at 6:00 pm at the Center School Cafeteria, 17 Barstow St., Mattapoisett, to learn about a project to restore wetlands and improve trails at the Coalition’s popular Mattapoisett Bogs property on Acushnet Road.             The Coalition acquired the 220-acre property from […] Read more »

MLC Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients

James Nadeau, President of The Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of the 45,000 Lion’s Clubs around the world, is pleased to announce that Claire Noble Shriver and Mia Quinlan, both seniors at Old Rochester Regional High School, are the recipients of the 2019 Mattapoisett Lion’s Club Peter Hodges Memorial Award in the amount of $2,500 each. […] Read more »

Highlighting Trees in Mattapoisett

The Mattapoisett Public Library and the Mattapoisett Tree Committee have teamed up to highlight trees this month with displays in both the Children’s and the Adult sections of the library. The displays feature the many books that the library has about trees, both fiction and non-fiction, and information about trees and their care as well […] Read more »

Poet Dzvinia Orlowsky to Read

Everyone is invited to hear award-winning poet Dzvinia Orlowsky on Saturday, April 27at 3:00 pm. She will have copies of her new book “Bad Harvest” available for purchase and signing.             Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcard Prize winner and founding editor of Four Way Books. She has published six collections of poetry. She serves as Contributing Poetry […] Read more »

It All Began in Sixth Grade…

            Standing behind a table covered in equipment and with a projection screen ready to go, John Berg, inventor, scientist, and engineer, prepared for his presentation at the Mattapoisett Museum on April 11.             The assembled had come to hear Berg speak about the LED lighting system he and his team at Carpe Diem, a Franklin company […] Read more »