Committee Names Town Administrator Finalists

            It may feel like a long and winding road, especially for outgoing Town Administrator Mike Gagne, but Mattapoisett now has three viable candidates to consider as Gagne’s replacement.             The town’s first solo effort to find worthy candidates ended when it was determined that professional help was needed. The firm of Community Paradigm Associates, LLC of […] Read more »

Marion Council on Aging

Marion Council on Aging invites you to try Line Dancing every Monday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street. Line Dancing with Instructor Nancy Cabral. Were you aware that scientists have proven that regular dancing decreases the risk of dementia by 76 percent? After 75, people do […] Read more »

Rachel F. (Forbes) Wilbur

Rachel F. (Forbes) Wilbur, 90, of Mattapoisett passed away Monday January 27, 2020 at home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William K. Wilbur.            Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late James and Elise (St. Pierre) Forbes, she was raised and educated in Matane, Quebec, Canada, and […] Read more »

Forecast for Snow is ‘Always Something’

Scott Snow is no stranger to the permitting process to develop land and build in the town of Mattapoisett, and he has experienced his share of contentious meetings with various town boards along the way; which is why Snow was pleased on January 17 to receive two Certificates of Compliance – one complete and one […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is pleased to offer three $2,500 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors, graduating June 2020.              In addition, there will be a $1,000 scholarship granted to a Mattapoisett resident who is reentering the academic world after graduation and is in pursuit of advanced education. Contact information is found below. […] Read more »

Edward A. Farinon

Edward A. Farinon, 72, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts.             Born in North Adams, MA on October 4, 1947, Edward was the son of late Edward and Mary (Peat) Farinon. He was a graduate of North Adams High School and […] Read more »

Doria A. Goodwin

Doria A. Goodwin, 96, a 33-year resident of St. Petersburg, Florida died of complications from a fall. The former resident of New Bedford and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts is remembered as energetic and good-natured right to the end.  Sewing and needlework were her passion. She is survived by 4 children, 3 stepchildren, 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. […] Read more »

Dorothy Elaine Burrill

Dorothy Elaine Burrill of Marion, Massachusetts passed January 21st after a long illness. She leaves behind her three children: Michael Bejtlich of Rochester MA, Nancy Benson of Mattapoisett, and Amy Silva of Marstons Mills and six grandchildren: Matthew and Emily Bejtlich, Connor and Casey Mackenzie, and Jacob and Emma Silva. Dorothy (Dot) Burrill was a […] Read more »

Straw Vote Indicates Tabor Lights Approval

            Adhering to the advice of town counsel, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals on January 16 deliberated the Special Permit application filed by Tabor Academy for four 90-foot field light poles to form a consensus so that he can draft a decision for the board to vote on at its next meeting.             The purpose of […] Read more »

Jewelry Making Workshop Part II

Sign up for a second jewelry making session at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to be held on Saturday, February 1 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm lead by jewelry designer Robin Ragle-Davis. This workshop will focus on techniques used to make bead bracelets and earrings and will cover a number of different string and cord options as […] Read more »