Multi-Family Application Withdrawn

            In a public hearing on June 24, Jorge Rodriguez came before the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals seeking a special permit for an addition for a conversion to a multi-family house at 12 Mayflower Lane.             Rodriguez also sought two variances; the first for relief from the town’s requirement for the size of the […] Read more »

SHS Presents Maxwell King

The Speaker Series of the Sippican Historical Society presents Maxwell King on Thursday, July 8, at 7:00 pm via Zoom, presenting: “The Good Neighbor: The life and work of Fred Rogers – A focus on the qualities that made Mister Rogers successful as an educator and a trusted exemplar of society’s best values.”             Maxwell […] Read more »

Special Town Election Information

Mattapoisett’s Special Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, at Old Hammondtown School, 20 Shaw Street. The polls will be open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Those wishing to obtain an absentee ballot may do so by submitting a request in writing to the Town Clerk, Catherine Heuberger, P.O. Box 89, Mattapoisett. The […] Read more »

Migration of Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

            The ruby-throated hummingbirds are already high profile in our gardens, flitting from flower to flower and then hovering in mid-flight before moving on to pollinate another blossom. Their favorite food plants are bright red to match their ruby-colored throat, including the red trumpet vine, red buckeye, morning glory, cardinal flower, and jewelweed.             In […] Read more »

Fish Farmers Can Grow Game

            The Marion Marine Resources Commission spent over two hours on Monday night at the Marion Police Station pouring through final revisions of aquaculture regulations that have not been changed in a quarter century.             The goal was to put a wrap on the process and vote to approve for recommendation to the Select Board, […] Read more »

Family Outdoor Concert at the Mattapoisett Library

Kicking off our Summer Reading Program at Mattapoisett Library will be a participatory outdoor concert for the whole family. Davis Bates and Roger Tinknell, two award-winning musicians and storytellers. will be hosting a concert, “Tails and Tales,” on Tuesday, July 6, at 6:30 pm. Come down to the library to celebrate nature, reading, animals, and […] Read more »

David L. Keighley

David L. Keighley of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 as a result of complications that developed following a double lung transplant in October 2019.             Born in 1954 in New Bedford and raised on Spring Street in Fairhaven a short block away from St. […] Read more »

Ripley Ready for Taber’s Busy Summer

            Elizabeth Taber Library’s new children’s librarian, Heather Ripley, made it over from one neighboring town to another on June 14, just in time for a very busy summer.             For four years the assistant children’s librarian at Mattapoisett Public Library, Ripley’s first activity at Taber Library was the Tales and Tails summer reading program […] Read more »

ARPA Funds Must Last through 2024

            As the Mattapoisett Finance Committee met to approve end-of-year reserve fund transfers, capping off a year that found this town and the entire global community struggling to pay for and plan for pandemic-related expenses, the news was not all bad. Reserve fund monies can be counted on to cover these unbudgeted and or unanticipated […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Charlotte Cole and Elle Gendreau of Mattapoisett been named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.             College of Charleston congratulates more […] Read more »