Phase 2A Receives Mass Trails Grant

State Representative William Straus announced on Monday night that the Town of Mattapoisett has been awarded a state grant in the amount of $120,000 for further engineering study of the bike path’s Phase 2a planning.             Originally, The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path in partnership with the town’s Bike Path Committee had applied for […] Read more »

Rochester Bids Roberts a Fond Farwell

Gail Roberts stood at the Plumb Library circulation desk wearing a sparkly sash that read “Retired and Fabulous.” The occasion was, of course, her final farewell to a job she had held with distinction for the last 15 years as director of the Joseph H. Plumb Public Library in Rochester center.             During those uncertain […] Read more »

Upcoming events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Summer Reading is here! Sign up for the ETL’s summer reading program. Your summer reading kit will include reading logs, badge, stickers and a reading buddy.  Return your reading logs to win prizes and help us raise money for Heifer International.              Teens and Adults: Summer Reading is for everyone!  Pick up your reading log […] Read more »

Housing Talk Causing Concern

The Rochester Select Board Monday night unanimously approved a new member of Police Chief Robert Smalls’ administrative team. The board endorsed chief Small’s recommendation that Donald Kemmet be appointed a new Rochester Police Department lieutenant. Small noted a professional interview panel whittled four candidates for the job down to Kemmet, who comes to the new […] Read more »

Marion Concert Band

On Friday, July 1, the Marion Concert Band will open its 2022 concert season with a program of patriotic music in celebration of Independence Day.  The program is as follows: -National Emblem March – E. E. Bagley -Star Spangled Spectacular – G. M. Cohan -American Pageant – T. Knox -Our Glorious Land – J. Olivadoti […] Read more »

The Majestic Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron wading in shallow shoreline waters makes a lasting impression on every bird watcher.             The skulking Heron cautiously takes one step at a time with head and neck drawn back in a serpentine shape, ready to spring forward to spear and retrieve an innocent target in the flash of a single […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club Scholarship Awards

Since 1947, the Sippican Woman’s Club has awarded scholarships to Marion students. In the past, scholarships have been funded by proceeds from the club’s annual Holiday House Tour.  Due to the pandemic, the past two years scholarships have been funded by donations from both individuals and the sale of red/white & blue luminaria kits to […] Read more »

Great Community Picnic

The Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Mattapoisett Museum are happy to announce the Great Community Picnic will take place this year at Munro Preserve on Mattapoisett Harbor, August 4 at 5:30 pm. The rain date is August 11.             We provide the tables, chairs, tablecloths, a beautiful location and live music. You provide a picnic […] Read more »

Blessing of the Animals

All creatures are welcome for a blessing of the animals to take place on Saturday, July 9, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The pet blessing is hosted by the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street in Mattapoisett, on the church lawn. All well-behaved animals and their humans are welcome. Read more »

Escalating Fines for Unauthorized Clearing

The Rochester Conservation Commission approved heavy fines for a noncompliant homeowner at 89 Box Turtle Drive.             During its public meeting on Tuesday night, the board agreed to begin delivering “non-criminal enforcement tickets,” fining the property owner on a climbing scale of $50, then $100, then $300 per day for clearing too much of his […] Read more »