Veterans/Active Duty Servicemen Ice Cream Social

The Marion Council on Aging and The Tri-Town Veteran’s Services Office invite all area Veterans/Active Duty Servicemen and a guest to attend an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, September 7beginning at 1:00 pm. At this event, we will have a representative from the Providence Veterans Administration (VA) to discuss Health benefits. We will also have a […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Annual Hymn Sing

The St. Philip’s Annual Hymn Sing will take place on Sunday, September 1at 4:00 pm.             Enjoy an old-fashioned Hymn Sing at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett on this Sunday at 4:00 pm.             The Rev. Jeffrey Cave will provide historic background on many of the hymns and will accompany on the […] Read more »

USCG Flotilla 65 Offers Fall Safe Boating Classes

Two safety classes are being offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary this fall. The Boating Skills and Seamanship course (BS and S) is designed for the experienced as well as the novice boater. The course is scheduled to run on Mondays from September 9 to December 9from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The cost is $45 […] Read more »

Complex Projects Inch Closer to Start Dates

            It was back in early spring when the Rochester Planning Board heard for the first time Craig Canning’s plans to bring a solar farm to his Marion Road farmlands. During the August 27 reopening of the public hearing for Canning’s plan, it was clear that things were moving closer to a start date.             Once again, […] Read more »

Charles W. Morgan and Captain C.E. Tucker

            Charles W. Morganis the one and only, absolute last remaining square-mast wooden whaling ship in existence.             Built in New Bedford in 1841 at the New Bedford Hillman Boat Yard, its purpose was to harvest whale blubber for lamps that were said to light up the world around the nautical seven seas of the 19th and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church

To the Editor:             As Mattapoisett Congregational Church prepares for the annual Homecoming service at Ned’s Point (10:00 am on September 8), we are counting our blessings by thanking God for all the ways you, the community, have supported the church this summer.              We started with the “Blessing of the Animals” service at Munro Preserve on […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The full monthly newsletter and calendar are available on the Senior Center website,, and on Facebook at             The COA Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11at 9:00 am. All Rochester residents are invited to attend.             The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center Board Meeting will also be held on Wednesday, September 11, at […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

There aren’t many clubs that can claim 115 years of continued activity. The Sippican Woman’s Club began in 1904. There was a three-fold objective – social, educative, and humanitarian. In 1914 they raised funds to sponsor a nursing association, providing a clinic and living quarters for the town nurse.              In 1947 the focus of their […] Read more »

Summer Reading Program Success at Mattapoisett Library

It has been another wonderful summer at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library for all our children and families. During our six-week program, we had over 240 children sign up for our annual reading challenge, hosted over 50 programs and had more than 1,800 people stop in for story times, crafts, and special events.              There were […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

            MCPHS University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester: Krishna Patel is a native of Mattapoisett, Mass. (02739) and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Krishna will graduate in 2021 from the Boston campus. The dean’s list recognizes those students […] Read more »