South Coast Children’s Chorus

Singing is back for students in grades 1-12. The South Coast Children’s Chorus is accepting new members at their upcoming rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm which started on March 22. Rehearsals will run through early June and are located at Tabor Academy.             Tuition is free thanks to the generous support of […] Read more »

Committee Will Shed Light on Solar Bylaw

On March 21 the Mattapoisett Planning Board voted to establish a committee of seven to nine people to evaluate the current solar bylaw draft or start from scratch. Two Planning Board members and Administrator of Assessing Kathleen Costello, along with others yet to be named, will spearhead this latest effort to bring a new solar […] Read more »

Louanda J. (Mach) Reade

Louanda J. (Mach) Reade of Mattapoisett died peacefully on Tuesday March 22, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 84 years of age at her passing. She was wife of the late George A. Reade with whom she enjoyed many happy years of marriage.             Born and educated in New Bedford, she was the daughter […] Read more »

Mattapoisett as Mattapoiset

To the Editor;             A quotation in last week’s account of the Planning Board’s meeting about the proposed solar bylaw deserves my response.             A town official is quoted, “We need to look at Mattapoisett as Mattapoisett and take a hard look at what we are planning, not killing possible revenue. Ninety-four percent of the […] Read more »

Upside-Down House Gets Special Permit

The March 17 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals was short and sweet with just one case scheduled, and short and sweet is just what the property owners Michael Esposito and Cynthia Redel, 18 Ned’s Point Road, needed after a devasting fire consumed their large, seaside home on April 6, 2021. That property […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In her book,” Mattapoisett and Old Rochester,” Mary Hall Leonard cites a description of Rochester written by an anonymous author in 1815. Among the more detailed aspects of degrees of latitude and longitude, he writes about the town’s rivers, brooks and ponds. One of these is Merry’s Pond and he describes it as,” a round […] Read more »

Septic Code Will Reflect Practice

            There are two ways that the Marion Board of Health could revise its Septic Code: 1. Rewrite to rid the document of “Frankenstein” elements; 2. Write in a statement that if the state sets a different set of criteria for a leaching area besides Marion’s, the state’s criteria will take precedent.             “There are […] Read more »

Employees to Get 3 Percent Raise

               The Rochester Select Board is recommending a higher-than-ever, cost-of-living raise for all town employees in the next fiscal year in an attempt to keep employees from leaving the town workforce.                On Monday night, the board proposed a 3-percent COLA increase for FY23, a move that in prior years yielded no more than a […] Read more »

DPW Open House & “Pre-Town Meeting” Meeting

The Town of Marion invites residents to attend two upcoming events.             On Saturday, April 9 at 10 am the Town will hold an Open House at the Dept. of Public Works Facility on Route 6. We will offer a tour of the buildings at the site and showcase the proposed plans for a new […] Read more »

Albert R. Rivet

Albert R. Rivet beloved husband of Elizabeth (Lanagan) Rivet and son of the late Normand and Yvonne (Lague) Rivet transitioned peacefully from this life to the next in the presence of his family at home on March 24, 2022.             He was born on January 17, 1947 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was the proud […] Read more »