Hybrid Return-to-School Plan Will Include Two Days on Campus

            The back to school 2020-2021 plan recommended by Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson at Monday’s meeting of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee is subject to change, Nelson said, not only because state guidelines can change at a moment’s notice, but because the school district itself intends to continue monitoring the situation as the academic […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

Call for Entries – The Marion Art Center announces a call for entries for its Summer Members’ Show. Any current MAC member is invited to participate and can enter up to two works for exhibition. All art must be original – of the artist’s own design and creation – and prepared for installation. Show dates are […] 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 August 16 with Rev. Philip C. Jacobs III, Retired, Trinity Church, Canton, MA. Masks are required and all other safety precautions will be in place at the church. All are welcome! Read more »

Mayflower Returns

Mattapoisett’s harbormaster and team assisted the Army Corps and the Coast Guard, as the Mayflower returned to Plymouth via Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal after completing sea trials and a stay in New Bedford due to recent tropical storm. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Environmental Police Read more »

Mark Bohan

Mark Bohan of Mattapoisett, MA died peacefully at his home on August 5, 2020 with his family by his side.              He was born August 14, 1947 in Norwood, MA, son of Michael R. J. Bohan and Mary E. Bohan. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School and received his BA from Boston College. He worked […] Read more »

Samuel Evan Ellis

Samuel Evan Ellis, 20, of New Bedford, formerly of Mattapoisett died August 10, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Wareham, son of David A. and Cheryl A. (Ponte) Ellis, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.              He was employed by Dartmouth Woods as a well respected maintenance […] Read more »

No Senior Left Behind at ORR Graduation

            Old Rochester Regional High School Principal Mike Devoll had so much to manage on Saturday that he forgot to give his opening remarks, but even after Valedictorian Rachel Perry spoke, he realized he had to take his turn at the podium because of what he needed to share.             Devoll recalled telling faculty and staff at […] Read more »

Production time change for Good People

The MAC Theater has updated its production schedule its upcoming outdoor play, Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jacob Sherburne. The production will run a total of four dates (instead of seven): Saturday, August 15, Sunday, August 16, Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23. The play will begin at 4:00 pm each day […] Read more »

SLT Hosting Moths in Marion

Moths surprise with startling colors, clever camouflage, numbers, and diversity yet are often overlooked by those enjoying our natural areas. Join “MothMan” Mark Mello, Research Director of the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth on Thursday, August 13 at 9:30 pm via Zoom for a look at sampling moths in Marion. Mark Mello is a recognized […] Read more »

Plymouth County CARES Act

On August 10, Mattapoisett received two checks totaling $185,229 from the Plymouth County CARES Act, a fund established to help cities and towns offset unplanned expenses due to COVID-19. Presenting the checks were Plymouth County commissioners Sandra Wright and Gregory Hanley, along with Thomas O’Brien, the county treasurer, and Jim Cantwell, the state director. Receiving […] Read more »