South Coast Children’s Chorus

Come and join the South Coast Children’s Chorus for our upcoming season. The group is open to all students from grades 1-12. We have two groups, a preparatory chorus and an advanced chorus, that perform throughout the community. This chorus provides students with an outlet for expressing themselves in an artistic way through choral singing. […] Read more »

Edward A. Scholter

Edward A. Scholter passed away on August 24, 2019 at the age of 82. Edward was born on April 15, 1937 in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Anthony and Sara(Schofield) Scholter. He served in the Navy for 4 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northeastern University and his Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degree […] Read more »

Elizabeth P. (Peck) Lamoureux

Elizabeth P. (Peck) Lamoureux, 76 of Mattapoisett, died August 18, 2019 after a brief illness at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Michael P. Lamoureux.  Born in Roxbury, daughter of the late George A. and Alice (Tilley) Peck, she was raised in Kingston and lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.  Betty […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society

The Rochester Historical Society is looking for help with this year’s museum exhibit: Important Contributors to Rochester-Past and Present. Please email suggestions to or call Connie at 508-763-4932. Read more »

Board Considers Adding Sand to Town ‘Beach’

            A request from the Recreation Department to perform some beach nourishment at Oakdale Avenue Beach kicked off a conversation during the August 14 meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission on the past, present, and future of a lesser-known ‘beach’ available for public use.             The Marion Rec had inquired about the possibility of adding some beach […] Read more »

Author Talk

Come to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Sunday, September 8from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and hear former Mattapoisett resident Jack Matthews talk about his mystery thriller Arte Perdida. In the novel, Manny Pereira, a decorated and disabled Vietnam war veteran races to find a killer in an investigation that spans Nazi Germany, the Azores, […] Read more »

Board Approves Covanta Pollution Controls

Although it doesn’t usually take a vote during the same meeting it reviews a draft decision, the Rochester Planning Board on August 13 found no reason not to for the relatively straightforward application filed by Covanta SEMASS for pollution controls at the solid waste to renewable energy facility at 141 Cranberry Highway.             The new pollution […] Read more »

Three Approval Not Required Requests Granted

            The August 19 meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board found the panel reviewing two Form A – Approval Not Required requests submitted by the Gingras Nominee Trust, for property located off Randall Road and off Whitetail Run, a total of eight subdivided lots.             The applicant was represented by engineer Alan Ewing who presented the subdivision […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum Annual Meeting

The Mattapoisett Museum will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 8at 2:00 pm at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett. After we attend to business, board member Abigail Field will speak about WWI-era women’s clothing. For more information call 508-758-2844 or email Read more »

To the Editor:             The number of times I have heard, “Well, it’s your generation’s problem now” whenever I discuss climate change is almost as high as the number of people who would be affected by rising sea levels. The website “Gallup” publishes that fifty-six percent of persons older than fifty-five are worried about global warming […] Read more »