Aurisia C. (Cruz) Gomes

Aurisia C. (Cruz) Gomes, 88, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday June 23, 2019 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Firmino M. Gomes.             Born in Montalegre, Portugal, the daughter of the late Joao Pires daCruz and Teresa Pereira, she lived in Mattapoisett for the past 50 years. […] Read more »

Muriel R. (Gagnier) Foster

Muriel R. (Gagnier) Foster, 72, of New Bedford succumbed to heart failure Thursday June 20, 2019 ending her courageous eleven-year battle with cancer. Muriel was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.             Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Adelard and Lucinda (Pelletier) Gagnier, she lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven […] Read more »

Solar Canopy on the Horizon for ORR

            The Old Rochester Regional School Committee took its first steps towards a possible solar canopy installation for the high school parking lot on June 11.             Representatives on behalf of solar developer SunPower, the country’s largest solar developer with over 33 years in business, gave the committee a presentation on what it has to offer the […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Arts in the Park – The Marion Art Center’s (MAC) premier outdoor artisan fair, Arts in the Park, returns to Bicentennial Park in Marion (corner of Main and Spring Streets) on Saturday, July 6from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, featuring a select group of local artists and artisans. Goods include baskets, ceramics, clothing, collage, fiber, glass, […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett COA

The Friends of the Mattapoisett COA would like to extend a very big Thank You to all who made our yard sale fundraiser a reality. From the people who worked to set up, manage, and take down the sale; to those who made a donation of their treasures; to everyone who came by to find […] Read more »

Margaret M. (Fournier) George

Margaret M. (Fournier) George, 80, of Rochester, died June 21, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late Alfonse and May (Gifford) Fournier.             She was born in New Bedford and lived in Rochester for 51 years.             Survivors include her husband Donald George, and 4 grandchildren: Courtney Gurll of Brighton; […] Read more »

Thank You, Mr. Rogers

            Center School has been standing as a beacon of education and, more recently, as support to seniors as the headquarters for the Mattapoisett Council on Aging. And lest we forget, it also houses the offices of the Recreation Department. Built in 1898 with funding by the well-known local philanthropist Henry Huttleston Rogers, Center School has […] Read more »

Conservation Signs LAND Grant Application

            Deep into the evening of June 18, the Rochester Conservation Commission met with Brendan Annett and Allen Decker of the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) to discuss the possibility of submitting an application to the state’s Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant. The property in question is situated off Walnut Plain Road in the vicinity […] Read more »

It’s Almost Time for The Fair

Save the Date of Saturday, July 27for The First Congregational Church of Marion Annual Summer Fair. This is the fair everyone looks forward to each year! It happens from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Main Street and throughout the whole church campus.              Get an early start searching for Flea Market treasures in the many White […] Read more »

Blessing of the Animals

Mattapoisett Congregational Church, UCC, will host a “Blessing of the Animals” service at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 30, near the harbor at pet-friendly Munro Preserve, 15 Main Street, Mattapoisett.             Bring your dog, cat, hamster, llama, or any other pet for a special blessing. If your pet doesn’t like crowds, bring a picture or other representation! […] Read more »