Chairman Looks to Youth as Master Planning Begins

            Two decades ago, a group of volunteers took on the massive task of crafting a Master Plan for the Town of Mattapoisett. Now, as the Mattapoisett Planning Board begins the process of facilitating the writing of a new Master Plan, the need for fresh ideas and new eyes was discussed.             During the December 16 meeting […] Read more »

Tabor Girls Hockey Off to Strong Start

            Tabor Academy girls ice hockey has hit the ground (or the ice, for that matter), running.             The Seawolves are four games into the 2019-20 season and they’ve already logged 24 goals. Their opponents have been far less fortunate. They’ve only scored two goals against Tabor.             The Seawolves’ biggest win came against Groton School on Saturday […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Public Library

Back again by popular demand: On Sunday, December 29, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a cooking demonstration by local chef and Johnson and Wales graduate Colby Rottler. Learn how to prepare four comforting and hearty dishes – just the thing for a cold winter day: mac and cheese, meatloaf, […] Read more »

Town Considers Restrictions on Road Races

            Mattapoisett has become a favored location for road races, according to the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen. There is the now well-established and very popular Fourth of July race, the Lions Club Triathlon, as well as a Mother’s Day Tiara 5k, Veterans Day race, and the most recent Santa Run. Add to that the festivals, car […] Read more »

FEMA Grant to Fund Hazard Mitigation Plan

            Marion Town Planner Gil Hilario offered an “early Christmas present” to the Planning Board on December 16, when he notified board members that Marion had been awarded a $27,750 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).             “We’ve been awarded a Hazard Mitigation grant from FEMA,” Hilario said, noting that he had applied for the […] Read more »

Holiday House Tour Lush and Sparkling

            The December 14 Sippican Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour is an annual tradition built on the organization’s goal of giving scholarships to qualifying high school graduates. It is no small task. From deploying a small army of docents – club members who assist participating homeowners in guiding visitors through their open houses – to the […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham/New Bedford Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school and community service, […] Read more »

David W. Barclay

David W. Barclay, 71, of Mattapoisett died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at home after a brief illness surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Callaghan) Barclay. Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late George and Gladys (Hall) Barclay, he lived in Fairhaven most of his life before moving […] Read more »

Time Capsule

As the Rochester Historical Society was preparing for its anniversary celebration, we discovered in the meeting minutes from 1986, that a time capsule had been created for the town’s 300th anniversary of incorporation. The 1990 minutes stated that the capsule was placed in the basement of the Rochester Town Hall by the 1990 Historical Society […] Read more »

BOH Condemns Home After Police Raid

            The Marion Board of Health held an emergency meeting on December 12 to vote to condemn a Front Street house where police on Monday found animals suffering from neglect and unsanitary conditions in and around the home.             In a memorandum written by Marion Health Director Karen Walega and read into the record, Walega said she […] Read more »