Haunted New England at the Mattapoisett Library

On Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 pm, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will be hosting Christopher Daley’s “Haunted New England” presentation. Melding historical fact together with legend and myth, Mr. Daley will present an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them.             The topics addressed in his […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

To the Editor:             “A stitch in time saves nine” this is so very true! -very short notice?             A special town meeting has been called for November 4th for a proposed By-law change on recreational marijuana.  This By-law passed at our Annual Town Meeting in May.  The call to duty is out. If you love your drug free […] Read more »

Broker Inquires About Town Center Property

            Rochester Town Planner Steve Starrett alluded to a new real estate interest in the Limited Commercial District during the Rochester Planning Board meeting on October 16, forested property that was once the proposed location for a contentious solar farm plan that ultimately failed to come to fruition.             Starrett told the board with some reserve that […] Read more »

Pine Wars

            When you think about the American Revolution, do you think of “taxation without representation,” the Boston Tea Party, and the Boston Massacre as the principal reasons behind the war? They are, of course, the primary factors behind the revolution that we are taught in school, but a deeply rooted unrest among the colonists would grow […] Read more »

Teaching Children About Jesus

Bring your children! Bring your grandchildren! Invite your friends and neighbor’s children to a special worship service at First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way in Rochester, on November 3 at 10:30 am! On this Sunday, Linda Summer of the Agape Puppet Ministry will use chalk drawings and other storytelling supplies to deliver the message to […] Read more »

Thoughts on: Transfer Stations, Landfills and Dumps

My friend Bob tells how his family once lived in the town dump. Bob did not live in the town dump, but his story resonated with me. The 1920 town census listed my grandmother as living in a sand pit.             Seven houses now sit on the land my friend Bob referred as the town dump. […] Read more »

Barbara Goodwin Hill

Barbara Goodwin Hill of Marion, MA devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all passed away peacefully on October 23rd, 2019.             Barbara is preceded in death by her husband John A. Hill, Jr. and two children Gregory Hill and Nancy Hill McLachlan. She is survived by five children John A. Hill, III and […] Read more »

OC Football Battles Back, Remains Undefeated

            Old Colony football almost saw its unbeaten season slip away. But “almost” doesn’t count in football.             For the first time all season, the Cougars allowed a team to score twice in a half, with Upper Cape scoring 16 in the first half of Saturday’s matchup. Old Colony’s defense adjusted and stood strong in the second […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Voters Pass All Articles, But Not Easily

            On October 21, 127 Mattapoisett voters participated in the purest form of the democratic process, Town Meeting, to decide the fate of 20 Fall Special Town Meeting warrant articles.             Generally speaking, a special town meeting is a time to fill in budgetary shortfalls or other spending needs not known or addressed during the spring Annual […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Halloween Parade – The volunteer witches of the Marion Art Center have been brewing up plans for the annual Halloween Parade around the town on Thursday, October 31. Costumed characters of all ages are invited to join in for this fun family event! Participants should meet in front of the Marion Music Hall (we’ll line up […] Read more »