Climate Change

To the Editor,             During the Holocene epoch, which stretched out over 12,000 years—until the 20th century—temperature, precipitation patterns and terrestrial and ocean ecosystems settled into a “sweet spot” conducive to human propagation and well-being. That environmental stability allowed the human species to thrive. We could have continued in that Holocene geological epoch, but we […] Read more »

Diversity – Start Where You Live

Mattapoisett Museum, in collaboration with the Tri-Town Against Racism organization, has a special treat for the Tri-Town area – 32 family portraits featuring diverse families.             The goal of the exhibit as stated by TTAR organizer Rhonda Baptiste is to give diverse families a level of recognition sometimes not easily found and to give their […] Read more »

Route 6 Project Gains Steam

            Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation presented to the Marion Select Board during the latter’s Tuesday night meeting on the future of Route 6 as it passes through town.             Pam Haznar of MassDOT was joined via Zoom by Rosie Jaswal and Aidee Cira, who are part of the ensemble put together to […] Read more »

Cell-Tower Case Continued

            The action items on the Rochester Planning Board’s April 26 agenda will have to wait until next time.             The board continued until May 10 its hearing into the site-plan-review application for Industrial Tower and Wireless LLC’s proposal for a 190-foot-tall, monopole-style telecommunications tower facility on High Street. Planning Board Chairman Arnold Johnson reported […] Read more »

Explore History through the Arts at the MAC

Two fascinating perspectives on local and regional history through the unique lens of the arts will be offered at the Marion Art Center during the SouthCoast Spring Arts festival May 12 and 15.             On May 12, the MAC partners with Friends of the Blackstone, a nonprofit environmental organization supporting the Blackstone River, for a […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Over the course of these articles, I have written more than once about aspects of Eastover Farm. This picturesque area protected for the future through the efforts and money of many has become an iconic reminder of Rochester’s past. Prior to the Hiller family, the land was owned and developed by several families. The Leonard […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The Williston Northampton School announces that to Ryan Martin of Marion, a Post-Graduate student made the Honor Roll for the second trimester of the 2021-22 academic year. Congratulations on achieving Honors. Read more »

Fincom Withholds Recommendation of School Budget

            On April 21, Mattapoisett’s Finance Committee voted to withhold recommending the local school line item in the overall FY23 operating budget in a 3-4 decision.             Center and Old Hammondtown elementary schools are requesting a total of $7,950,000, an amount the majority of the committee believes deserves further research and discussion. The main question […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Recreation

Mattapoisett Recreation Summer Program registration is open. Spots are still available in the following programs: Youth Tennis Lessons on Wednesday evenings starting June 29. Brian Rudolph Basketball Training Clinic July 18-22 for grades 4-8. Reservation Golf Clinics July 25-28, August 1-4 and August 15-18. Free Adult Pickleball Introductory Clinics July 18 and August 8. Sign […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race

After being delayed for 2 years due to Covid, the Fourth of July, 5 mile, Mattapoisett Road Race is ready to celebrate its 50th running. Started in 1971 by Bob and Doris Gardner, 15 runners raced from Point Connett to Shipyard Park. Over the years, the route has changed a few times, and now, over […] Read more »