St. Philip’s 138th Summer Season Begins

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, by the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, will begin its summer season with visiting clergy on June 26 through September 4. Services will be held at 8 and 10 am using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome!             Schedule: June 26: The Rev. Jay James, Retired Rector, St. Timothy’s […] Read more »

Janice Pavao

Janice Pavao, 80, of Rochester, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Alfonso Miguel Pavao.             Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Henry) and John Gregory. Mrs. Pavao worked as a seamstress for Design Mark in Wareham […] Read more »

ZBA Closing in on Heron Cove Approval

            Developer Ken Steen and his engineering representative Phil Cordeiro of Allen & Major Associates, Inc. made such a strong impression in their June 9 presentation of the Heron Cove residential project to the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals that the only thing holding back the board from a vote was member Dana Nilson’s suggestion […] Read more »

Great Outdoors Is for Seniors Too

On an absolutely splendid mid-June morning, members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, along with members of the community that proudly acknowledge being senior citizens, met at the site of a former pig farm off Bowman Road to not only walk the site but to learn more about land-trust trails.             Speaking on behalf of the […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In her book, Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Mary Hall Leonard references a description by Abraham Holmes of Rochester’s physical features. In it, he describes some of the ponds, brooks and lakes in town. He refers to Snow’s Pond as “a lovely natural lakelet.” He did not include Leonard’s Pond in his memoirs written in the […] Read more »

Gun Lock Safety Sunday at MCC

Sunday June 26 has been declared Gun Lock Safety Sunday.  Please join the Just Peace Group at Mattapoisett Congregational Church at 9 am on Sunday to learn more about safe gun storage. Data shows that many gun deaths can be avoided by safely securing firearms in the home. Details on many storage methods are presented. […] Read more »

Frank W. “Ruffin” Andrews, Jr.

Frank W. “Ruffin” Andrews, Jr., 66, of Wareham, died June 19, 2022, at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Robin G. (Fernandes) Andrews and the son of the late Frank and Dominga (Barros) Andrews.             He was born in Wareham and lived in Rochester and Wareham for many years. He graduated from Wareham High […] Read more »

MLT Makes Cuttyhunk Its Classroom

            Watching over 70 restless sixth graders on the precipice of their final week in their school, six Mattapoisett Land Trust volunteers and several more chaperones representing Old Hammondtown Elementary School knew exactly what they were getting themselves into while embarking on a June 16 day trip to Cuttyhunk.             A local newspaper editor over […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fourth of July Road Race

The Mattapoisett 4th of July Road Race is July 4 at 9:00 am at Shipyard Park. Registration is online until July 2, $25. In-person registration will be on the 3rd from 4-6 pm, and again the morning of the race at 7:30 am.  July 2 and 3 in-person registration is $35 Cash or check only. […] Read more »

Summer Library Program at Plumb Library

The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library’s 2022 Summer Library Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” starts June 24 and ends on August 6. The free Plumb program consists of children’s programs best for ages 3-12 and options for teens and adults. Online registration for the program and related events opens June 24 at midnight. Register […] Read more »