Paul Francis Shea

Paul Francis Shea, 80, of Mattapoisett passed away at home Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Alanna “Ally” (Medeiros) Carreiro.             Born in Boston, son of the late John T. and Dorothy J. (O’Rourke) Shea, he was originally from O’Callaghan Way in South Boston at the Old Harbor Village and had […] Read more »

Rochester Items for Sale by Rochester Historical Society

Contrary to what you may have been reading, it has always been possible to buy Rochester items in Rochester. While the Historical Society has been less visible this year due to the pandemic, we still have our many items for sale at the Museum at 355 County Road. As always, we have books on Rochester […] Read more »

Cecilia (Almeida) Leshyk

Cecilia (Almeida) Leshyk, 97, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the cherished wife and partner of the late Nicholas Leshyk.             Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Charles and Delphina (Fernandes Costa) Almeida, she lived in Fairhaven before moving to […] Read more »

ZBA Denies North Street Variance

            Applicants Deborah Smiley and Sam Ogle, 13 North Street, pled their case before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals for a Variance to reconfigure an existing driveway for safety reasons. The strongest argument they made during the ZBA’s November 19 meeting was that they wish to age in place and can no longer easily […] Read more »

Tabor’s Proposed Campus Center Brings Congestion to Surface

            The Marion Planning Board held a pre-submission conference for a site plan review for Tabor Academy’s new proposed campus center. The Hayden Library presently sits turned away from the facility itself and onto Spring Street, a nagging problem that Planning Board members believe could be helped should Tabor use its project in part to […] Read more »

Massasoit and the First Thanksgiving

            It is now over 400 years since the Mayflower, with 101 men, women, and children reached land after 66 days of grueling passage at sea. However, they had gone off course from their planned destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. After exploring Cape Cod for a month, a storm blew them off […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Land Trust Story Walks

Just in Time for you, your family, and friends to explore during the Holidays! The Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee, in collaboration with the Mattapoisett Library and the ORRHS Community Service Learning students, teachers, and parents, has installed two new, very stimulating story walks.             You will find them on the Dunseith Property off Route […] Read more »

Hygiene and Hunger Holiday Food Drive

Because of COVID-19, the number of people who are food insecure has almost doubled. Help those in need from our community by donating canned goods, cereal, peanut butter, cans that don’t require a can opener, and any other non-perishables. Please also consider donating hygiene items such as bar soap, shampoo, feminine products, toilet paper, deodorant, […] Read more »

Bike Path Planning Continues to Roll Along

            On November 23, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission received details on Phases 2a and 2b of the Mattapoisett Bike and Pedestrian Path proposed along Industrial Drive.             Representing the applicant, the Town of Mattapoisett, was Jake Carmody of TEC. Carmody’s presentation included parts of the recreational pathway yet to be funded and parts that have […] Read more »

Trying Times Heighten Need During Quiet Thanksgiving

            The Mattapoisett Council on Aging, with the assistance of local businesses and volunteers, has provided some Thanksgiving meals to those who otherwise would have gone without. According to COA Executive Director Jacqueline Coucci, the Friendly Callers connected with the “friends” with whom they have made wonderful connections over the past months.             “Thanksgiving may […] Read more »