Daniel L. McQuillan, Jr.,

Daniel L. McQuillan, Jr., 69, of Mattapoisett died peacefully at home on Monday, August 23, 2021 after a long journey with Atypical Dementia. He was the husband of Maureen (Sullivan) McQuillan.             Dan was born on January 30, 1952 to the late Daniel L. McQuillan, Sr. and Joan (LeClair) McQuillan.             He graduated from Mount […] Read more »

Student’s Concept Grows into Reality

A high school junior at the time, Avanna L’Homme didn’t realize what she was getting herself into when she turned in the “fun, little project” assigned her computer-automated drafting class at Upper Cape Tech.             A project that began as classwork developed into two years of extracurricular activity, and at age 19, the Wareham native […] Read more »

Baseball Fundraiser Gets Go Sign

The Rochester Board of Selectmen granted Old Rochester Youth Baseball a Special Permit for a one-day liquor license so the 501(c)(3), non-profit organization can hold its annual Parents Night Out fundraising event on Saturday, August 28, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Arch at the Meadow located at 332 Mendell Road in Rochester.             […] Read more »

Rochester Herring Counts

This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 1,886, an 88-percent decrease from the 2020 total of 16,049. Counting conditions were ideal this spring, and the counter appears to have functioned without errors.             This year’s count of fish in the Sippican River was 57. It seems unlikely that any of the 57 […] Read more »

ORR Proposed Mask Mandate Update

Superintendent Michael S. Nelson and the Old Rochester Regional School District and MA Superintendency Union #55 would like to share an update regarding the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) proposed mask mandate for the 2021-22 school year.             This week, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met and voted to give DESE […] Read more »

A Century of Sailing: The Beetle Cat at 100

Join William Womack on Thursday, August 26, at 7:00 pm for the Sippican Historical Society Speaker Series presentation (via Zoom). The year 2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Beetle Cat sailboat. This will make the Beetle Cat the oldest one design that has been continuously produced out of wood and continues to be competitively […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council invites grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs beginning September 1 – October 15 at massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/application-process/. Grants are available to support cultural projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. These programs promote the availability of […] Read more »

Friends of Marion COA Steadfast

            Who says the Post Office owns the adage “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…?” Just ask the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging and they will tell you, “…We are moving ahead.”             On August 19, the gala fundraising event long planned by the Friends group took place on […] Read more »

Reduction Goal in Marion’s Cross Hairs

            The officials on the field have asked for a measurement, and the Town of Marion isn’t looking just for a first down, it’s looking for a touchdown.             After chasing down records of deliveries of gas, propane, and oil to the town so he could manually enter that information into the MassEnergyInsight program’s online […] Read more »

Friends of Mattapoisett Council on Aging

The Friends are having a Luncheon at noon on September 9. Come and join us for burgers, hot dogs, French fries, and ice cream. Punch and coffee will also be served. Please bring a donation of canned goods or school supplies to the luncheon. Reserve your spot by calling the Mattapoisett Council on Aging office, […] Read more »