The Migration Loons of Summer

            If you are a bird watcher along the coastline of Buzzards Bay, loons may still appear coming in from the ocean where they spent the winter.             They started inland in spring when warmer water and prevailing onshore breeze pointed them northward in the direction of the Atlantic Flyway along with other sea bird migrations. They […] Read more »

Rebuilt Zoning Bylaw, Master Plan in the Works

            Presentation is an important piece in achieving dialogue with town residents that are dealing with their own building issues and also the big picture of where Mattapoisett is heading.             To that end, two guests dominated Tuesday night’s remote access meeting of the Planning Board: consultant Judi Barrett and Grant King of the Southeastern Regional Planning […] Read more »

Edward Vieira

Edward Vieira, 86, of Mattapoisett passed away June 27, 2020 at Tobey Hospital after a period of declining health.             He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Pepin) Vieira.             Born and raised in Acushnet, son of the late John and Mary (Araujo) Vieira, he lived in Acushnet prior to moving to New Bedford and then […] Read more »

Steen, Seasons Back at Odds over Ring Road

            The Rochester Planning Board tackled confusion over updated plans pertaining to a new development on Cranberry Highway in their Zoom meeting held on June 23.             Phil Cordeiro, representing Steen Realty and Developments, began a presentation of the updates to the project and noted that traffic engineers had been working to develop new plans for the […] Read more »

Farm to Family Produce Boxes Available

Old Rochester Regional School District partnered with the USDA is providing Farm to Family produce boxes for any tri-town resident throughout the summer. These boxes will consist of fruits and vegetables and can be picked up at ORR High School on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 am while supplies last. Read more »

Hills Staves Off Multiple Challenges

            When Ted North pulled out of the Planning Board race at the end of April, he cited the coronavirus pandemic in a letter to the editor and wrote that “Marion voter interest would be best served by returning all board incumbents to office.”             The Town of Marion apparently agreed, voting Norm Hills back onto the […] Read more »

Bishop Stang Announces Top Graduate

Bishop Stang High School congratulated the top ten students of the Class of 2020 on May 26 during a virtual event of the annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Presentations. Kathleen Downey of Mattapoisett: Kathleen played field hockey and lacrosse, and ran indoor track.  She was on the forensics and debate teams, involved with the National Honor Society, Trivia […] Read more »

Good Neighbor Ed Honored by Family, Friends

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ed Scholter first came to Mattapoisett in the late 1950s through an invitation from Jack and Alan Fales, who were stationed at the Newport (Rhode Island) Navy base with him. At the wharf, he met others with a passion for cars (the “wharf boys” or “barn crew”), where he affectionately became […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

            Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Play Ball! ORYB Kids Thrilled to Take the Fields

            Zach Mendes finally has the green light to use his new baseball cleats.             The 11-year-old Marion native wasn’t allowed to break out his new kicks, not even for a private lesson. Not until there was a chance he’d have the opportunity to use them in a game.             “I was begging my dad to wear my […] Read more »