Service with a Smile

            The old saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but George Mendes has taken the concept far beyond the potential usefulness of another person’s discarded item.             Scheduled to retire on January 6 from his full-time job as a trash collector in Mattapoisett, Mendes has turned his life’s work into a […] Read more »

Rochester Community Electricity Program

The Town of Rochester announces that it will launch its electricity aggregation program, known as Rochester Community Electricity (RCE), in March. The program is designed to provide more electricity options for residents and businesses in Rochester. The program was approved by residents at Town Meeting and by the Department of Public Utilities.             The program […] Read more »

Marie Watts

Marie Watts, age 76, of Mattapoisett Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 28, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Marie was a lifelong educator, spending twenty-five years in the Dartmouth School System and later in life, educating young adults in Pittsburgh for the American Cancer Society.             She is survived by her lifelong love […] Read more »

Jonathan Lee McGowan, ne Lee Jong Soo

Jonathan Lee McGowan, ne Lee Jong Soo, passed at his home in Venice after a lengthy illness.             Jon was born on March 18, 1972 in Pusan, South Korea and adopted in 1978 by his parents, Sandy and Bob McGowan.             Jonathan adapted to school quickly and graduated from Norwell High School, in Norwell, MA. […] Read more »

Gilda’s Replacement Won’t Need Site-Plan Review

            The revival of the popular drinking establishment formerly known as Gilda’s Stone Rooster will not require site-plan review after a 4-0 vote by the Marion Planning Board on December 19.             Attorney John Mathieu was on hand to represent owners Joe Sauro and John Mello in a presubmission conference on behalf of Stone Rooster […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The next meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 4.  We meet at the American Legion Eastman Post on Depot Street.  Doors open at 5 pm for social time followed by dinner at 6 pm.  Our speaker program begins at 6:45.  Colby will be preparing a filling and delicious meal. New members […] Read more »

District School Committee

Dear Editor,             During the 14 December 2022 District School Committee meeting, Joseph Pires an elected representative of the Old Rochester School District made comments during the Equity Subcommittee report proposing that hate speech directed at members of his community be elevated to public discourse and considered when shaping district policy. This is appalling. The […] Read more »

A Gift Meant to Be Shared

Hope is a vision of better things to come, A wish that all will be well, A dream of the heart’s desire fulfilled. Hope is a light at the end of a tunnel, Encouraging us to bravely press forward, Leading us ever onward toward our goal. Hope is a lighthouse on a lonely shore, Lighting […] Read more »

Two Causes, Two Holidays Beckon Polar Plungers

A Christmas tradition galloped on when intrepid swimmers descended on Mattapoisett Town Beach, showing support for a local facility that brings joy to those with cognitive issues – Helping Hands and Hooves.             For 19 consecutive years, barring one due to COVID-19, Julie Craig and her team from Helping Hands and Hooves have held a […] Read more »

SLT New Year’s Day Walk at White Eagle

Kick off 2023 with a New Year’s Day Walk at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property on Sunday, January 1, starting at Noon. This New Year’s Day Walk will be one of many walks and special programs throughout the year.             Sippican Lands Trust will lead the New Year’s Day Walk. Take Parlowtown Road across […] Read more »