A Deeper Vision

To see the sun sparkling on the water, To watch the Osprey circle high above the bay, Is to feel the blessed miracle of sight, And to glory in the beauty of God’s world. The doctor’s voice was gentle and sympathetic, As he pronounced me legally blind. But I live not in a cold, grey […] Read more »

Town Clerk Not Seeking Reelection

            The Rochester Select Board’s February 21 meeting began with word that Town Clerk Paul Dawson won’t be seeking reelection and a suggestion the position should change to be appointed instead of elected.             Town Administrator Glenn Cannon revealed Dawson’s recent letter stating that “serious health matters” in his family have made the time he […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Curry College congratulates Ariane Dias of Rochester who was named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List.             The University of Maine recognized Griffin Lawrence of Mattapoisett for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2022 semester.             Emma Thorell of Mattapoisett, who is in the physician assistant program and Cecilia Prefontaine of Rochester, who is […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

The library is celebrating Black History Month. Visit all month long to find novels, histories, cookbooks, essays, graphic novels, picture books, crafts and more celebrating Black history and culture.             In honor of Black History Month, the Excellent family is so excited to celebrate with the Elizabeth Taber Library on Friday February 24 at 10:30 […] Read more »

Untruths, Fibs and Lies

            You may be surprised to hear that lying is running rampart in Washington and environs. It’s true. In fact, it has surpassed baseball as the national pastime. (That’s a lie. We all know pickleball is the national pastime.)             Lying goes way back in Washington. George Washington, for whom the city was named, cut […] Read more »

Department Heads Grilled on Requests

            The Mattapoisett Capital Planning committee has begun meeting with department heads to more fully probe requests. The total amount of the town’s capital needs for FY24 stands at $10,791,000. The proposed spending includes: $55,000 for a new Fire Department SUV, two Highway Department reconstruction projects totaling $1,400,000 for Oakland and Pearl Streets (planned funding […] Read more »

Rochester Republican Town Committee

The Rochester Republican Town Committee is planning on holding its monthly meeting March 14, at the Ponderosa Sportsman Club 242, Robinson Road in Acushnet. The meeting will begin at 6 pm. On the agenda will be a discussion and planning for Rochester’s Town Meeting May 22 and town elections to be held May 24. Also […] Read more »

Septic Variance Requested

            The Marion Board of Health approved a septic variance requested at 13 Washburn Lane during its February 16 meeting at the Police Station.             Brian Grady from G.A.F. Engineering represented the property owner, describing the project as an upgrade to a failed system. An existing tank is being replaced with a FAST system going […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Grants Awarded

State Representative William M. Straus joins Mattapoisett Cultural Council in announcing the award of 20 grants totaling $11,250 for cultural programs in and around Mattapoisett.             Grant recipients include Friends of Old Rochester Drama, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett Land Trust, Mattapoisett Lions Club and Mattapoisett Recreation. A complete list of recipients […] Read more »

Stories Beyond Borders Screens

On March 12, Mattapoisett Congregational Church will host Stories beyond Borders. The program features five short films that show a more complete picture of the experiences of immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, […] Read more »