Mattapoisett Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas tree pickup in the Town of Mattapoisett is scheduled for the weeks of January 3 through January 14. Christmas trees should be placed curbside by 7:00 am on the day of your regularly scheduled rubbish pickup. Trees are also accepted at the Transfer Station on Tinkham Hill Road. Trees in plastic bags or with […] Read more »

Harbormaster Reports Rising Costs

            The largest chunk of the record $18,000 increase in Harbormaster Isaac Perry’s proposed FY23 budget is due to decisions made outside the department, he told the Marion Resources Commission during its December 20 Zoom meeting.             The laundry list of proposed budget increases that Perry said is in the hands of Town Administrator Jay […] Read more »

ORR Workshop Series

            Old Rochester Regional School District and MA Superintendency Union #55, along with the Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative (SMEC,) are pleased to announce a joint partnership that will offer a series of free online family workshops for Tri-Town and SMEC families focusing on Social-Emotional Learning, 21st Century Learning Skills and Global Citizenship.              The Community […] Read more »

Prolific Author Plumbs Family Dynamics

The Purrington Lecture Series hosted by the Mattapoisett Public Library has once again given those living in the local area the opportunity to hear directly from a globally-known author, this time in a recent appearance by Michael Tougias.             Tougias has written 30 adventure novels, some geared towards young adults. But if you’re not a […] Read more »

ORR Sees Win Streaks Snapped

            After 3-0 starts, both the Old Rochester Regional boys and girls basketball teams took their first losses of the season on December 23 against Dartmouth.             ORR’s boys had home-court advantage, and the game came down to the wire with a final score of 64-63 in favor of the visiting Indians.             Jacob Smith […] Read more »

John Clark “Jack” Wheatley

John Clark “Jack” Wheatley passed away on December 25, 2021 at the age of 87, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 23, 1934 in Boston, MA the son of the late John Reginald and the late Alma (Clark) Wheatley.             He graduated from Thayer Academy in 1952 and was the President of […] Read more »

MBTA Not Happy with Continuance

            It was not known at the conclusion of the December 21 meeting of the Rochester Conservation Commission meeting whether the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would be back on January 4 in an effort to sufficiently close the gaps and come away with an order of conditions for its construction plans at 45 Kings Highway. […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            With winter upon us, thoughts turn to cold weather and snow. It’s been several years since we have had any really significant snowstorms. Whether due to climate change or selective memory, most of us remember the snowstorms of our childhoods as bringing more abundant and deeper amounts of the white stuff.             Referring once […] Read more »

Bids Received for Long Wharf Engineering

            They have been identified as one of the most important assets the Town of Mattapoisett owns, its historic wharves. Now, after years of concern and discussion of the crumbling underpinnings of the longest wharf, bids have been received from four firms for the study of Long Wharf’s current condition and schematic engineering, a precursor […] Read more »

Christmas Swim Gallops on

They were loud, they were laughing, they were eager to show their support – the 2021 Christmas morning swim in support of Helping Hands and Hooves was nothing short of shear fun in spite of cold, dark rain.             The 2021 event was the 17th year people have financially supported the work done by Julie […] Read more »