Alewives Anonymous 2022 Herring Counts

The results of the 2022 alewives (river herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond have been completed. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 2,332, an increase of 446 over the 2021 total of 1,886. Counting conditions were ideal this past spring, the […] Read more »

SHS Speaker Series

The SHS Speaker Series presents Michael Moore discussing his recently published book, We Are All Whalers on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall and via Zoom.             For the past 25 years, Michael Moore has been privy to the trauma that North Atlantic right whales suffer when ships collide with […] Read more »

Marion Cub Scout Soapbox Derby

Marion Cub Scout Pack 32 is holding a soapbox derby and food drive on Saturday, November 5, from 10 am to 2pm.             The derby will be held on Holmes Street Marion. If weather forces a cancellation, the derby’s rain date is Sunday, November 6.             Starting at 10 am, the Scouts will be racing […] Read more »

Plumb Line Goes through Canada

The new director of the Joseph Plumb Library, New Bedford native Kristen Cardoso, took a 17-year, step-by-step path to her new position, with a detour through Canada.             Her fascination with books started very early. As a child, she said, “I was a huge reader.  So was my mother, and she always made sure we […] Read more »

Doris (Barrett) Boucher

Doris (Barrett) Boucher, age 98, of Rochester, Massachusetts passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Middleboro, MA.  She was the wife of the late Hormidas R. Boucher. She was born to Samuel C. and Laura (Duchaine) Barrett on November 12, 1923, in Fairhaven, MA and was a proud 1942 Honor Graduate of Fairhaven High […] Read more »

Artist Amy Thurber Demonstrates Leaf Pottery Process

Stop by the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, on Sund, November 6 between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to see South Dartmouth artist Amy Thurber give a demonstration on the leaf pottery process. Amy uses this process to embed prints of real leaves onto her pottery, allowing all of nature’s details to appear […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

‘Unified’ Hoop Empowers, Inspires

            When Tri-Town police officers visit the Old Rochester Unified basketball team on Monday, November 7, in a 6:30 pm tipoff, they will need to take extra care to protect the ball from Kaylan Setler.             “I can guard pretty good and can steal the ball from people. I really just like to play defense, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Yacht Club Awards Dinner

The MYC Awards were held on October 15 under the tent on a beautiful day. Commodore Warren held a brief business meeting, explaining all that lies ahead for the yacht club after the tragic fire at the Boatyard, which also leveled the yacht club building. Starting from scratch offers exciting opportunities and we look forward […] Read more »

Book Debate Brings Allegation

            In the wake of comments made on Facebook by Old Rochester Regional District School Committee member Joe Pires, Rochester resident Rhonda Baptiste filed an Open Meeting Law complaint with the state.             Their disagreement on the ramifications of censorship of sexual content in public-school libraries brought out dozens of Tri-Town citizens, both in person […] Read more »