ConCom Hears from Peer Review

            On May 24, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission heard from peer review consultant Jonathan Niro of BETA regarding their review and technical study of the proposed solar array off Randall Lane planned by Randall Lane, LLC. The project, as designed, will have 800 panels spread over a 28-acre site producing 7.5 megawatts of electric energy. […] Read more »

Low Flying Northern Harrier

            The northern harrier is quite different in appearance and behavior than any other bird of prey. Yet to many birdwatchers, at first appearance it looks very much like the common marsh hawk, but its upper body plumage is distinctively a more gray-colored shade. It also has an easy to identify owl-shaped head and face […] Read more »

Illuminate to Educate Scholarship Fundraiser

Sippican Woman’s Club members have been assembling luminaria kits for their Illuminate to Educate Scholarship Fundraiser for 2021. The Kits will be sold starting in June at Mimi’s, Kate’s Simple Eats and the Marion General Store. The luminarias are to be displayed July 4-5, with lights on at dusk. The Kits contain red, white, and […] Read more »

MYC Trying to Lay Out Welcome Mat

            While the cost of joining the local yacht club is actually more comparable to hitting a bucket of golf balls at a Route 6 driving range than a membership at Augusta National, Mattapoisett Yacht Club Commodore Rick Warren acknowledges that stereotypes pose a recruiting challenge.             “It’s hard. We try to get members to […] Read more »

Johnson Stands Up for Board’s Integrity

            Having recused himself from participation, Rochester Planning Board member Bendrix Bailey planned on sitting quietly throughout his May 25 public hearing that was continued from May 11, in which he seeks what representative Brian Grady of G.A.F. Engineering called “a number of waivers” from the rules and regulations of the board for Bailey’s application […] Read more »

Thanks From the Rochester Historical Society

We at the Rochester Historical Society want to thank everyone who attended the reopening of the Museum on May 22. A special thanks to our local businesses for their generous donations to our raffles.             The Historical Society and Museum are supported exclusively by memberships, donations, bake sales, and sales of our Rochester clothing, books, […] Read more »

Midsummer Stages

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce Midsummer Stages, a new youth summer theatre. Sign-ups are open now. Culminating in an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this esteem-building program is based in yoga, mindfulness, and theatre games, and it is for experienced actors as well as newbies looking to have fun, grow […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates Erina Cordeiro of Rochester, Jamie Ditata of Rochester, Luke Mullen of Mattapoisett, Grant Labrecque of Rochester, and Jodi Richards-Auld of Marion on being named to the Winter 2021 President’s List. The winter term runs from January to May. Fulltime students who have earned […] Read more »

Beatrice M. (Antoune) Gregory

Beatrice M. (Antoune) Gregory, 92, of Mattapoisett died Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Our Lady’s Haven after a long, courageous battle with scoliosis and other health problems. She was the wife of Donald J. Gregory, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.             Born and raised in New Bedford, she was the daughter of […] Read more »

Climate Resiliency Involves Many Stakeholders

            On May 19, stakeholders and researchers came together for a final meeting to discuss climate changes that will impact Mattapoisett Neck Road in the coming decades, as well as the more immediate need to make decisions on how best to move forward with culvert repairs. Their discussion also included conceptual designs for elevating the […] Read more »