Waterman Plans to Retire from Select Board

            John Waterman gathered local press on January 21 to announce he will not run for reelection to the Marion Select Board, but in disseminating that news, he distributed a one-page outline of critical matters that his successor will try to help the town address.             Waterman also used the occasion to endorse Dr. Edward […] Read more »

Town on Target for Revenues

In her Town Administrator’s Report, Suzanne Szyndlar told the Rochester Select Board during Monday night’s public meeting that the town is on target with revenue projections for Fiscal Year 2022.             Estimates were approximately $246,000 for FY22 (July 2021 to June 2022,) and so far Rochester has received $142,000. “It looks like we’re on target […] Read more »

Virginia A. Baird

Virginia A. Baird, 95, of Acushnet passed away on January 25, 2022 after a brief period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Kenneth R. Baird, her childhood sweetheart.             Born in Acushnet the daughter of the late Richard T. Pearson, Jr. and Mary Alice (Waterhouse) Pearson she lived in Acushnet most […] Read more »

Let’s Talk About Food

On Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00pm, South Coast Progressive Voices (SCPV) invites you to attend “South Coast Food Revolution: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?” with Christine Smith, program manager for the Southcoast Food Policy Council (SFPC.)  The Food Policy Council is a coalition of food pantries, farms, foundations and social service agencies working […] Read more »

What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Kids Mini golf in the Library – Friday January 28 at 3:00pm – Come to the Library for some indoor mini golf. Decorate your golf ball then hit the green.             Take and Make Craft – make your own library kit. Comes with due date cards, cardholders and date stamp. Pick up a take-and-make craft […] Read more »

Sing the Winter Blues Away

Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 7, for the Sippican Choral Society’s springtime “Mostly Mozart” concert, and everyone is invited to join in.             “Come sing with us” invited the Choral Society’s President, Mike Chaplain. “Rehearsals begin at 7:30 at St. Anthony’s Church, 26 Hammond Street, Mattapoisett.” The group is inviting all past members, and also […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

St. Lawrence University congratulates more than 640 students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester, including Grace Jackson of Marion. Jackson is a member of the Class of 2022 and is majoring in psychology and performance and communication arts and Lauryn Pallatroni of Marion. Pallatroni is a member of the Class of […] Read more »

Museum Upgrades Opening New Doors

The old church building that has been home to the Mattapoisett Museum has been a well-known landmark in the community since the 1950s. At that time, as the story goes, Lemuel LeBaron Dexter was one of several people who founded the Mattapoisett Historical Society in 1958. Dexter would ultimately give his collection of logbooks, wills […] Read more »

Detention Pond Removal Questioned

Concerns over the removal of a detention flood pond on private property located at 2 West Silvershell Avenue consumed the lion’s share of the January 24 Mattapoisett Conservation Commission meeting.             Property owner Donald Middleton submitted a Request for Determination of Applicability, which if favorably granted, would permit the filling in of a large flood […] Read more »

Capital Planning Begins 20-Year Forecast

            Mattapoisett’s Capital Planning Committee has been on a mission for over a year now, a mission to cast a wide net that will capture every possible expense over $10,000. To that end, the committee chaired by Chuck McCullough has developed new processes geared to aid department heads whose responsibilities include fiscal planning well into […] Read more »