Cyclists, Drivers Need to Learn to Get Along

            A bicyclist is riding at an aggressive clip when he comes upon a jogger heading in the opposite direction but on the same side of the road. A car is nonetheless gaining on the bike and is poised and ready to pass when it becomes apparent his maneuver will coincide with the passing of the […] 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 »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, will have 8:00 am services on August 2 with the Rev. Robert Malm, Interim Rector, St. Gabriel’s Church, Marion. Masks are required and all other safety precautions will be in place at the church. All are welcome. Read more »

Academic Achievements

Jake Mouraoof of Mattapoisett, was named to the Dean’s list at the University of South Carolina for the spring 2020 semester. To be eligible, you must have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Jake is now a sophomore in the Darla Moore School of Business studying finance and economics.  Read more »

Green DPW Building Would Be Costly at Start

            It’s only in the exploratory stages, but the Marion Board of Selectmen’s decision to wait before taking to Town Meeting floor what appears to be an inevitable request for funding for a new Department of Public Works facility has piqued the interest of the town’s Energy Management Committee.             The resultant window of time has Energy […] Read more »

ORR Class of 2020

The Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 2020 Graduation will be held on August 8 at 10:00 am. All graduates and family members who will be in attendance must register prior to July 31. Please contact the school at 508-758-3745 or to register to attend graduation. Per local health guidelines, all attendees must be registered […] Read more »

STEAM Projects to Go

Here at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, we are excited to announce a new program for teens, grades 6 to 12, called “STEAM Projects to Go”. STEAM Projects to Go are created for busy teens who still want to engage with library programming and their community. Each month there will be a new STEAM project […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Master Plan

The town of Mattapoisett’s Planning Board is pleased to announce the launch of the Mattapoisett Master Plan Project. Master plans provide guidance for public policy and decision-making in a variety of areas, including land use, economic development, housing, services and facilities, and natural resources. They are also an opportunity for community members to discuss priorities, […] Read more »

Muriel G. (Hartley) Thompson

Muriel G. (Hartley) Thompson, 79, formerly of Rochester passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a long illness. She was the wife of Donald M. Thompson and the late Robert Bassett.             Born in Tewksbury, MA, daughter of the late Henry B. and Grace (Moncref) Hartley, she lived most […] Read more »

Joseph Lincoln “Linc” Medeiros

Joseph Lincoln “Linc” Medeiros of Naples, Florida died peacefully in Mattapoisett on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 with his family by his side, after a valiant struggle to beat esophageal cancer. He was born in Middleboro, MA, son of Manuel J. and Barbara (Hathaway) Medeiros. He graduated from Middleboro High School, attended Marquette University and received […] Read more »