Donald A. “Dinga” Walton

Donald A. “Dinga” Walton, 87, of Fairhaven passed away Saturday December 19, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Frances P. (Rogers) Walton.             Born in New York, NY, the son of the late Everett and Mary Loretta (Gallant) Walton, he lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven for most of […] Read more »

Cases Will Leap into New Year

            The Marion Conservation Commission wrapped up a busy year with its December 23 featuring several public hearings and action items. Four public hearings were held and continued to the commission’s January 13 meeting.             In Case SE041-1345, continued from December 9, Carmine and Beth Martignetti filed a Notice of Intent for shoreline site improvements, […] Read more »

Bulldogs Eager to Rewrite Hockey Script

            Despite not winning any of their 20 games last winter, the Old Rochester Regional/Fairhaven boys hockey team was in many of those contests only to fall on the wrong side of the fine line between winning and losing with an inexperienced decision or an untimely penalty. Conventional wisdom says the growing pains of 2019-20 […] Read more »

Delayed Opening of the Marion Transfer Station at Benson Brook Road

Converting the Benson Brook Transfer Station operation from the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District (CMWRRDD) to Marion operation will require more time than initially planned.             The CMWRRDD will continue to operate the Benson Brook Transfer Station until December 30, 2020. The removal of CMWRRDD equipment and the installation of the new equipment […] Read more »

Butter Tales

            I was in my early twenties before I fully appreciated the tasteful difference between oleomargarine and butter. You see, in my childhood home, it was oleomargarine that was the staple for spreading on toast, tossing into a pot of hot potatoes, or merely slathering on saltine crackers. Ma’s frugality called for margarine, a taste […] Read more »

New Year’s Day Walk at White Eagle

Sippican Lands Trust is starting off 2021 with a New Year’s Day Walk at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property on Friday, January 1 kicking off at Noon. This New Year’s Day Walk will be part of the many special events and walks offered by Sippican Lands Trust throughout 2021.             The walk will begin […] Read more »

Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler

Joan C. (LaFreniere) Chandler, 85, of Attleboro died December 26, 2020 after a period of declining health at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Blaney) LaFreniere, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and later lived in St. Petersburg, FL and Orlando, FL before moving to Attleboro. She was […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Projects Awarded Statewide Shared Streets Grant

Today, Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) in conjunction with MassDOT, announced that several recreational projects in Mattapoisett have been awarded funds from the Shared Streets grant program. Mattapoisett will receive $237,849 to provide a new, safe connection to the Mattapoisett Rail Trail and create a new safe route to Old Hammondtown Elementary School and areas […] Read more »

Scotland’s National Poet Gave Times Square its Signature Song

            Robert Burns, who lived from 1738 to 1798, is today renowned in the literary English-speaking world as Scotland’s so-called Ploughman Poet; this title is both spelled and pronounced in heavy Scottish brogue to relate to his pastoral pleasures of writing verse and music in the 18th century with a Highland flair.             His parents were hard-working […] Read more »

Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Lions Club, a member of Lions International, the world’s largest service club organization consisting of 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members worldwide, is pleased to announce the availability of two $ 2,500 scholarships to be awarded this year to a graduating high school senior or home-schooled student residing in Mattapoisett, Marion, […] Read more »