Residents Updated on Town Projects

            The Marion Board of Selectmen’s February 24 Informational Meeting at the Music Hall in Marion was originally meant to give the public its chance to respond to two issues: curbside trash pickup and the town’s new pavement-management plan.             The meeting’s agenda was expanded to include presentations and question/answer sessions on other topics including: a new […] Read more »

Old Rochester Youth Baseball

Registration is now open for Old Rochester Youth Baseball for the 2020 Season. To register your player, please visit our website: Players from Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester, between the ages of 4-12 are eligible to sign-up. Our focus is to encourage participation, develop character and discipline, promote teamwork, and advocate citizenship and community pride.  […] Read more »

Grants Awarded For Mattapoisett

State Representative William M. Straus, Selectman Jordan C. Collyer, and Kathleen Damaskos, Chair of the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, have announced the award of 21 grants totaling $10,000, for cultural programs in and around Mattapoisett.              Grant recipients include Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Friends of Old Rochester Drama, and Mattapoisett Recreation. A complete list of recipients and […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The March meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4. Club meetings are held at the American Legion Hall on Depot Street. Social time begins at 5:30 pm with dinner served at 6:00 pm. This month’s speaker will begin at 6:45 pm. The well-known Dawicki Brother Chefs are preparing and will provide a […] Read more »

Seaport Economic Council Approves

Senator Mark Montigny announced that several SouthCoast towns he represents will receive $1.4 million in funding approved by the Seaport Economic Council. The funds will be used to strengthen coastal infrastructure across the region. The Seaport Economic Council approved the projects earlier today during its regularly scheduled meeting.             “When the legislature funded the council over […] Read more »

Salit to Act as Tabor’s Head of School in Quirk’s Absence

Tabor Academy Head of School John H. Quirk is on leave of absence for the remainder of the school year, per an agreement as reported in a February 18 letter from the Marion-based prep school’s Board of Trustees to the Tabor community.             The board had announced on February 14 that Tabor will retain Quirk after […] Read more »

Continuances for Complex Projects

            The February 18 meeting of the Rochester Conservation Commission once again plowed through technical details of complex projects. Piles of engineered drawings and stacks of letters and associated documents were reviewed as applicants fielded questions and asked for continuances.             Repurpose Properties, LLC represented by Brian Wallace of J.C. Engineering came before the commission following the […] Read more »

Joan (Nash) Bell

Joan (Nash) Bell, 94, of Fairhaven, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Our Lady’s Haven Nursing Facility. She was the wife of sixty-seven years of the late Warren H. Bell.             Joan was born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Howard P. Nash Jr. and Alicia (Foster) Nash. As a […] Read more »

Nasketucket Bird Club

The Nasketucket Bird Club will be meeting on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Public Library. Several of our own club members will be showing pictures and/or sharing stories about various avian adventures.             The meetings, open to the public and handicapped accessible, are held at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, located at the south […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery

The Cushing Cemetery spring cleanup will begin on March 1. If you wish to save your Christmas decorations, please remove them now. There will be a trailer there for biodegradable material and trash cans for paper and plastics. If you pick up sticks you can place them along side the road for pickup. If you have […] Read more »