Chairman Balks at Need for Solar Peer Review

            Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chairman Mike King was satisfied with the plans Patrick Johnson submitted on September 23 on behalf of solar developer Next Grid Bowman, LLC for a large-scale solar project off Bowman Road, especially the part about the developer reducing the scale of the property by nearly an acre in order to provide abutters […] Read more »

Friends of Marion Council on Aging Annual Meeting

FMCOA invites members, friends and the public to its Annual Meeting to be held on Monday, September 30 at 5:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Senior and Community Center, 465 Mill Street (Route 6), Marion. In addition to the installation of officers, there will be:             • a recap of the COA’s many accomplishments during the past […] Read more »

Showstoppers Performance Troupe Seeking Local Talent

Showstoppers Musical Entertainment is seeking talented youth for its 18th season.  Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 2, starting at 6:00 pm by appointment at the Showstoppers studio at 34 Barstow Street in Mattapoisett.             Talented boys and girls in grades 2 to 12 are encouraged to audition to perform with the community-service singing troupe. Candidates are asked […] Read more »

Lions Club Speech Contest

The Mattapoisett Lions Club is willing to sponsor any student of high school age (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade) who would like to participate in the 2020 Massachusetts Lions Club Speech Contest.  The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for public speaking on a topic of interest to contestants and community members. […] Read more »

Phillip A. Butler

Phillip A. Butler, 76, of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019, after a long illness, at Brandon Woods of New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Jane (Rudnik) Butler.             Born in Acushnet, son of the late Dorothy Butler, he settled in Fairhaven where he and his wife lived for many years. Phil […] Read more »

Marion Moves Ahead in Village Infrastructure

            The Marion Board of Selectmen on September 20 reviewed some options for sidewalk improvements under Phase 1D of the village infrastructure project with Department of Public Work Superintended Dave Willet, and ultimately asked him to look into some additional options that could make Marion more pedestrian friendly.             Under the Complete Streets Program that provides funding […] Read more »

Fall Festival to be held at Mattapoisett KofC

Join us September 28 and 29 for the first ever Fall Festival at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus located at 57 Fairhaven Rd Mattapoisett. This family friendly event will feature arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and games for young and young at heart. All proceeds will benefit the building fund to keep the good works of […] Read more »

Town Meeting Revisits Marijuana Bylaw Amendments

            Before plowing into the long list of subjects that the Mattapoisett Finance Committee will be reviewing ahead of the October 21 Fall Special Town Meeting, Town Administrator Michael Gagne announced that amendments to the town’s Zoning Bylaws related to the industrial cultivation of marijuana and the production of marijuana products both for retail and medical […] Read more »

Despite Spraying, EEE Still A Threat to Tri-Town

            Don’t let your guard down, says Marion Public Nurse Kathleen Downey, because mosquitos that carry the deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus are still very much out there and populations aren’t likely to drop until our first hard frost.             The state initiated a third round of aerial spraying this week, which might lessen the presence of […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded half by the Sippican Historical Society and half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »