Traffic Safety Funding For Rochester

Rep. Bill Straus (D-Mattapoisett) House co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation, announced today that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Baker-Polito administration have awarded a $50,000 grant to the town of Rochester to fund traffic safety improvements at three critical locations in town, including the intersection of Mary’s Pond and Walnut Plain […] Read more »

ORRHS Class of 1971 Reunion

The class of 1971 had a small reunion last September at the Mattapoisett Light House. However, the turnout was rather small in the environmental context of the pandemic. Those in attendance had a great time reminiscing about their high school years and also catching up in their individual journeys over the past 50 years. The […] Read more »

Vacation Bible School

The First Congregational Church of Marion is inviting parents of students entering grades kindergarten through 6 to register students for Vacation Bible School being held August 15 through 19, 9 am to Noon at the Community Center, 144 Front Street, Marion center. The registration fee is $25. Registration forms are available at the church office […] Read more »

Marconi Once Towered in Marion

Deep in the woods along the old railroad easement that runs behind the Town of Marion’s transfer station at Benson Brook, lies the ruins of a Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless radio station.             Walking through the parcel now owned by the Sippican Lands Trust known as the Radio Tower parcel, one must tread carefully, as the […] Read more »

Erik M. Richardson

Erik M. Richardson, 42, of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly, Tuesday May 24, 2022. He was the husband of Rachel A. Richardson.             A Mattapoisett resident for the past several years, Erik was born in Brockton, son of Ronald W. Richardson of Plymouth and the late Shirley (Korsun) Richardson, and was raised in East Bridgewater, Class of […] Read more »

Malvin Kvilhaug

Malvin Kvilhaug, 83, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully on May 26, 2022 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was at home surrounded by his family. Malvin was the loving husband of Berit A. (Mjolhus) Kvilhaug and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.             Malvin was born in Aakrehamn, Karmoy, Norway, […] Read more »

League of Women Voters SouthCoast

The newly reorganized League of Women Voters SouthCoast launched its inaugural meeting with a buffet luncheon at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford on Thursday, May 19.             LWVSC, an expansion of the Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Tri-Town League that now encompasses Wareham, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Freetown, New Bedford, Dartmouth and Westport, restructured […] Read more »

Library Director Gail Robert’s Retirement Open House

Please join the Staff, Trustees and Friends of Plumb Library in celebrating our director, Gail Roberts, on the occasion of her retirement. An Open House will be held from 2 pm-7 pm on Thursday June 23 at the Library (17 Constitution Way, Rochester, parking lot on New Bedford Rd.) Light refreshments will be served. A […] Read more »

Drop-In Watercolor Demonstration

Stop by the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Thursday, June 2 between 3 pm and 4 pm to see a demonstration by local resident and artist Kylie Faison, who will be working on her watercolor pet portraits. She is currently exhibiting her work at the library with two other generations of her family (Three Generations […] Read more »

Fair Share Tax Amendment Not Supported

            Citing two separate parties who had reached out to her about the Fair Share Amendment, Chairperson Heather Burke put the matter up for a discussion on the Old Rochester Regional School Committee’s May 18 public-meeting agenda. The committee, she explained, could choose to act on the matter or not. The committee then opened for […] Read more »