The Harlequin Sea Duck

This colorful diving duck is considered by bird watchers to be the crown jewel of coastal waters because of a wild pattern of bold, dark crescent markings and white stripes on its body, and a gleaming white triangle on its head, bordered by a chestnut streak bordering a royal black crown on its head.             […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library STEAM Projects to Go

This is the third month for the successful STEAM Projects to Go! STEAM Projects to Go are created for busy teens, grades 6 to 12, who still want to engage with library programming and their community. This month’s project, Candy Constellations, will explore astronomy and teens will be recreating popular constellations with candy. Further, it […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Retires Four

Four recently retired, municipal employee relations were honored Tuesday afternoon for their long tenure and service to Mattapoisett and its residents at an outdoor ceremony. The four retirees are former Library Director Susan Pizzolato (11 years), former assistant Harbormaster Bob Ketchel (25 years), and Highway Department employees Jay DuPont (19 years) and Roger Fleurent (12 […] Read more »

Plans Emerge for Taber Statue, Special Town Meeting, Veterans Day

            The Town House looks like a meteor landed at its front door, but the project donated by the Sippican Historical Society at a potential cost of $250,000 is one of many moving parts that can or cannot be seen as Marion tries to beat the clock in a number of matters crucial to the […] Read more »

Scout Camp Fire Day

Scout Camp Fire Day will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Dunseith Gardens (Salty the Seahorse Park) at the corner of North Street and Route 6 in Mattapoisett. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to come and learn about fire building and about the Cub Scouts (grades […] Read more »

Black Lives Matter

To the Editor:             I am concerned that many White people support the BLM organization without having done any research into exactly what their goals are. I am not talking about the “black lives matter” slogan, but the BLM organization. I urge you to go to the BLM website to learn about their platform. A […] Read more »

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere

Joyce (Harrison) Lariviere, 77, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John J. Lariviere.             Born in Queens, NY, a daughter of the late Clifford and Marion (Brais) Harrison she previously lived in Mattapoisett, North Carolina, Brooklyn, NY, and Tafton, PA. […] Read more »

Gibbs Gains Approval Paving Way for Sign

            The secret sauce to Daniel Gibbs Jr. legalizing his effort to hang a sign for his roofing business on his father’s property at 459 Mill Street was ironically in withdrawing the application for the sign.             The prior application with the Marion Planning Board, officially filed by Daniel Gibbs Sr. for a Special Permit […] Read more »

Old Colony Takes Home Another Markham Award

            Old Colony Regional Vocational-Technical High School has something special going on in the athletic department.             For the second time in the last three years, the Cougars have been awarded the Division II Walter J. Markham Award. The honor was also bestowed upon them in 2017-18 when they had the best win-loss record among […] Read more »

Marion Election Information

From the Marion Town Clerk regarding the upcoming November 3 election:             The state will be shipping the ballots to each town the week of October 5. We will mail the ballots to all who have requested them as soon as we receive them. Ballots may be returned by mail, handed in at the Town […] Read more »