Select Board Begins Project Prioritization

            The November 22 meeting of the Mattapoisett Select Board was a “working” meeting to review a five-page list of projects and to begin prioritizing the to-do list into attainable goals for Town Administrator Mike Lorenco and department heads across municipal offices.             The list contained over 25 specific projects ranging from roadway improvement, the […] Read more »

Rochester’s Library Director to Retire

Gail Roberts, the Joseph Plumb Memorial Library director, met with the Rochester Select Board on November 15 to announce her intentions to retire on June 30, 2022, the end of Fiscal Year 2022. Roberts has been at the helm of the small but mighty community library for 15 years, but now she believes it’s time […] Read more »

MWC 2nd Holiday Wreath and Greens Sale Pop-Up

The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Members are hard at work creating one-of-a-kind designs for their second annual Holiday Wreath and Greens Sale, a pop-up event on Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot between Ying Dynasty and Jack’s Kitchen, 22 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. The sale will feature a variety of […] Read more »

Rochester COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held at the Rochester Fire Station, 4 Pine Street on the following dates: November 29 and December 20 for 5-11 year olds, November 30 and December 21 for ages 12 and up. December 16 boosters for all eligible             Times are available between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Pre-registration is required by […] Read more »

ZBA Approves Two Residential Projects

The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals met on November 18 and granted a Special Permit and a Variance, both decisions being made without controversy.             Despite reading a lengthy abutters list of Sarah Sherman Road residents, no outside voices responded to an invitation to comment on Case No. 1168. The case, which was rescheduled from […] Read more »

Marathon Meeting with MBTA

On November 16, the reopened hearing for a Notice Of Intent filed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for a secondary roadway at 45 Kings Highway turned into a marathon of correspondence between engineering teams, the MBTA and the Rochester Conservation Commission’s peer-review consultant Environmental Partners, as well as deep dives into technical drainage data. […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Holiday Concert

The Rochester Historical Society is inviting everyone to a Holiday Concert with music played on our rare Vocalion Organ on December 12 at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served after the concert and the only admittance fee is an unwrapped item for a child or teen. Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Celebrates Advent

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church would like to invite the community to several special events to kick off the Advent season beginning with a beautiful Hanging of the Greens service on November 28 at 10 am where members present symbols of Advent such as a wreath and poinsettia onto the altar.  The Holiday Fair will be […] Read more »

Jane F. (Goudreau) Curry

Jane F. (Goudreau) Curry, 88, of New Bedford, formerly of Marion, died November 21, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Clyde Curry and the daughter of the late Frederick and Mildred (Flanagan) Goudreau.             She was born in Pawtucket, RI and lived in Dover, NH and Marion […] Read more »

Accessory Not a Living Space

            In voting applicant David Croll a Negative Determination of Applicability for the request he filed for a proposed driveway at 10 Lewis Street, the Marion Conservation Commission engaged in a discussion to more reliably interpret what constitutes an accessory.             “I don’t look at an addition to a house as an accessory addition. I […] Read more »