Matthew “Matty” S. Weckesser

Matthew “Matty” S. Weckesser, 25, of Rochester, died August 26, 2021 at the Boston Medical Center.             He was born in Mobile, Alabama and lived in Rochester for most of his life.             Matty attended Old Rochester Regional High School and graduated from Middleboro High School.             He worked as a manager for Dunkin Donuts. […] Read more »

How Trees Communicate

            The Marion Natural History Museum is one of those rare places where we may pause, study an aspect of our natural world in a meaningful unhurried manner, and contemplate the importance of all life, not just our own.             That was just the case on August 20 when Ph.D. candidate Valentina Lagomarsino, who studies […] Read more »

DEP Upholds Aucoot Road Decision

            Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chair Mike King announced on August 23 that the state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a superseding Order of Conditions for Notice of Intent applicant Robert Malm, affirming the commission’s decision to approve the project and issue it an Order of Conditions.             Malm first came before the commission on […] Read more »

Saint Gabriel’s Church Celebrates 150 Years!

The SHS Speaker Series continues on Friday, September 10, at 7:00 pm with a slide show and presentation by Parish Historian and SHS board member Judith Rosbe, entitled “St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Celebrates 150 Years.”             This month’s presentation will be held in the Parish Hall of St. Gabriel’s Church (at the corner of Front […] Read more »

Farmer’s Market Coupons

Farmers Market coupons are available and can be used at any participating Farmers Market in Massachusetts. Each community’s Council on Aging has coupons for their residents. Call your local COA: Mattapoisett, 508-758-4110; Marion, 508-748-3570; Rochester, 508-763-8723; or you may learn of the nearest availability by calling Coastline Services Nutrition at 508-999-6400.             To be eligible […] Read more »

Climate Change Requires Everyone’s Attention

Climate change can no longer be ignored. Extreme droughts, record-high temperatures more severe and more frequent storm records are now common annual events in US (and the world). The Tri-Town area is not isolated from the changing environment. Recently, the Tri-Town area experienced poor air quality due to smoke from the large fires in the […] Read more »

Barrows Voted onto JSC

The Mattapoisett School Committee met on Monday night for the sole purpose of filling a vacancy on the Superintendency Union #55 side of the Old Rochester Regional Joint School Committee and wasted no time in voting Karin Barrows as its representative to the JSC.             “Thank you very much for stepping forward,” said Mattapoisett School […] Read more »

Individual concert tickets

Individual concert tickets are now on sale for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season. Ticket prices range from $10 – $65, with student tickets always $5. Purchase tickets online through the NBSO website ( or by calling the Zeiterion box office at 508-994-2900. In addition, the NBSO offers several discounted subscription options for three […] Read more »

Little Free Diverse Library Comes to Mattapoisett

Come celebrate another opportunity to borrow a book and share a book. Diverse books for all ages are now available at the Little Free Diverse Library, built and installed recently by town staff for Tri-Town Against Racism (TTAR) at Ned’s Point in Mattapoisett.             Tri-Town Against Racism, a local non-profit organization, invites the community to […] Read more »

Young Ospreys Go Fast in Flight

            My previous articles have featured previous migration phenomena not previously known until modern electronic tracking chips have been attached to Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, great blue herons, and snow geese. However, amazingly, now, just as ospreys are ready to begin their autumn migration in September, we have incredible scientific information about how young ospreys must […] Read more »