Rochester Senior Center

More information can be found at A limited supply of high dose flu vaccine is available to seniors age 65 and over. Regular dose flu vaccine is expected to arrive soon. Flu vaccination is by appointment only. Please call the Rochester Senior Center to add your name to the list. You will receive a […] Read more »

Blue Book to Skip a Year

The League of Women Voters SouthCoast (Previously League of Women Voters Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester) has made the decision to skip a year of Blue Book production. This decision was based on the uncertain business climate in addition to other considerations unique to Covid-19 accommodations.             We expect to be back as strong as ever and […] Read more »

Welcome to the Graveyard! Cemeteries of Mattapoisett

On Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 pm, the Mattapoisett Museum will host a fascinating online presentation by the Gravestone Girls about New England cemetery art, history, and symbolism. The virtual tour, called “Welcome to The Graveyard,” takes us from colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century, and into 21st-century locations. It examines […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Bernave M. Twyman of Mattapoisett, and Lily S. Youngberg also of Mattapoisett have been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester. To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all […] Read more »

Donald Packard Farwell

Donald Packard Farwell, 97, of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mattapoisett, died suddenly Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Tobey Hospital following a period of declining health.  He was the husband of Beverly (Morey) Farwell, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.             Born in Needham, MA, son of the late Joseph Willard and Isabel (Farrow) Farwell, he […] Read more »

Dorothy Salgado

Dorothy Salgado, age 89, of Mattapoisett, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home in New Bedford after suffering a debilitating stroke in March.             Born November 13, 1930 in New Bedford, Dorothy was the only child of James Lee and Amelia (Pestana) Lee. In 1949, she married Armand […] Read more »

Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire

Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire, 90 of New Bedford passed away peacefully at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility on September 11, 2020.             Jean was born April 18, 1930 to Jesse Leo and Gertrude Mae (Leahey) Campbell and lived in Fall River until her marriage to J. Paul Lemaire. They raised a family and then moved to […] Read more »

Anonymous Complaints Leave Town’s Hands Tied

            In what could go down as the shortest Board of Selectmen public meeting in the history of the town, Mattapoisett’s selectmen met for just about five minutes on September 15 to discuss a complaint their office had received.             Well, discuss may be a stretch; the board actually didn’t discuss the complaint or the alleged infraction […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

The idea for this article came from two pictures that I found in my mother’s attic. They were black and white photos of her grandmother’s and my great grandmother’s (Grandma Hartley) house. One was labeled July 1944 and showed the house with a stand of trees in front of it. The second was labeled September […] Read more »

Enforcement Order Yields Results

            After issuing an Enforcement Order to property owned by Christine Gibbons, 37 Water Street, for use of chemicals in a wetlands resource area, plans are being developed to remediate the damage. During the September 14 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission, abutters Jeff Jordan and Chris Ketchel expressed their concerns regarding the type of remediation […] Read more »