FinCom Asks for School Budget Reductions

            On March 24 as the Mattapoisett Finance Committee neared the end of this latest round of FY23 budget reviews, Chairman Pat Donoghue commented that the local schools’ administration (Center and Old Hammondtown Elementary schools) had not provided full disclosure on enrollment numbers and had not taken any steps to trim the annually increasing bottom […] Read more »


To the Editor;             The not guilty verdict of former police Chief Mary Lyons saddens me. It is another example of the double standard the justice system employs.             Those with political influence and/or money seems to affect the verdict given by our judges. The lowest subjects on the totem pole don’t have a chance, […] Read more »

Connect with your Library During National Library Week

This week, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library encourages all community members to visit their library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. The Mattapoisett Free Public Library offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home, including OverDrive, Hoopla, Kanopy […] Read more »

FinCom Recommends FY23 Budget

            Departmental budgets were brought before the Rochester Finance Committee on Monday night, and all were voted for approval except the Police budget, which will be addressed with more complete information when the committee next meets in joint session with the Select Board on April 25.             The committee approved the school budget without debate. […] Read more »

Collyer Will Have Competition

The Town of Mattapoisett will have two candidates running for one open seat on the Select Board after Chairman and incumbent Jordan Collyer returned papers to the town clerk’s office on March 25, joining relative unknown Donald R. Lamarr, who returned papers two days earlier. The winner gets a three-year term.             The other two […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Promotes Sustainable Living During Earth Month

This April, find ways to live sustainably with the library’s green initiative, Start Locally – Live Sustainably.             The discussion of Paul Hawken’s book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, continues on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 am. Folks with an interest in sustainability within Mattapoisett and the Tri-Town area should join as […] Read more »

FCCM Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief

The First Congregational Church of Marion is nearing its Goal of $3000 for Ukrainian Humanitarian Needs. The Missions and Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Marion has partnered with Heaven’s Family ministry—a Pittsburgh, PA based nonprofit organization serving the suffering in current world crises. Heaven’s Family is working directly with a Romanian church […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Observes Holy Week

Among the most special times of the entire church year is Holy Week, which commemorates the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday, April 10 and culminates on Easter Sunday, April 17. With music, word, story, and scripture, we will observe this special time of year. Mattapoisett Congregational Church invites […] Read more »

Plumb Corner Nearing Partial Occupation

            The Rochester Planning Board used several minutes of Tuesday night’s public meeting to discuss the progress of the Plumb Corner Village housing development where it concerns its March 17 request for the town’s judgment of “substantial completion” so Units 1, 2, 21, 22 and 43 can become occupied.             Based on engineer Ken Motta’s […] Read more »

Rochester Lions Club

The Rochester Lions Club is back with meals to go, Thursday April 21, serving Lasagna and garden salad for $15 individual or $50 family. Pick up at Plumb Memorial Library. Reserve by April 12, email to order. Read more »