Mattapoisett Yacht Club News

The MYC is preparing for the 2021 Season with a full calendar of events both on and off the water. Established in 1901, the club has offered organized boating events for 100 years; interrupted only briefly for the two world wars. Last year was no exception as the club persisted by modifying its events to […] Read more »

ORRJH Students of the Month

Silas D. Coellner, principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for April 2021:             Green Team: Mackenzie LeBlanc and John Wilson; Orange Team: Kara Ouellette and Colton Churchill; Blue Team: Caitlyn Lund and Austin Scully; Red Team: Kennedy Tripp and Luke Oliveira; Purple/Remote Team: Logan Hart-Bonville and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Memorial Day

The Florence Eastman Post 280 of the American Legion will be observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, at noon. The service is expected to last no more than 15 minutes and will begin at the Mattapoisett Library. Please note that there will not be any seating available. From the library, the service will move […] Read more »

ZBA First, Then Planning Board for Event Property

The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals picked up on May 13 where it left off at its last meeting, but this time with the experience of a site visit to 0 Mendell Road for its deliberation of Laurie Whitney-Lawrence’s Special Permit application.             Whitney-Lawrence wants permission to host large-scale events such as weddings and large […] Read more »

State Tourneys Await Best of Spring Season

            For the first time since the 2019-20 academic year, there will be an MIAA state tournament. The drought ends with the return of high school spring sports to the Tri-Town area after the season was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some Old Rochester Regional and Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical […] Read more »

Special Election Aiming at Late July

With the untimely passing of Select Board member John DeCosta, Mattapoisett voters were asked to pick not one but two new Select Board members in 2021. While Jodi Lynn Bauer won the seat vacated by Paul Silva in the May 18 Town Election, a second special election is planned for a date in July yet […] Read more »

Railroad Easements May Be Sticking Point

            During the May 12 meeting of the Mattapoisett Bike Path Study Committee, Chairman Steve Kelleher said that a 1997 Town Meeting article that was passed by the voters was never effectively acted upon by the then seated Board of Selectmen.             Appraisal of the railroad easement along Fairhaven Road to North Street had never […] Read more »

The Tobey Hospital Guild Cookbook Fundraiser

Our “Tobey Guild Cookbook” includes 180 best of the best family recipes from locals that you may recognize. Don’t miss out on some of these favorites that have been passed down for generations. Give this cookbook as a hostess gift with a bottle of wine, or a gift for mom or a friend; everyone would […] Read more »

Marion’s Memorial Day Remembrances

The 2021 Memorial Day Remembrances will take place on Monday, May 31, starting at 9:00 am at the Old Landing Veterans Memorial on Front Street.             The remembrances will feature the Sippican School Band led by director Hannah Moore and The Portuguese American Band.             Our guest speaker is Dr. Steve Pierce, assistant to the […] Read more »

Mary Harris Clark

Mary Harris Clark died in Sarasota Florida after a long and eventful life. She led her life on her own terms and touched many people. For many, meeting Mary Clark changed their lives for the better.             She was born in Providence Rhode Island and attended the Lincoln, Wheeler, and Westover Schools. During the war she […] Read more »