Member Appreciation Day at Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center will host MAC Member Day on Saturday, June 3 from 2:00-4:00 pm, with a rain date on Sunday, June 4. The MAC will offer free ice cream, face painting by Daisy Dots, lawn games and live music by Butch McCarthy. This family-friendly event is for any and all MAC members. Those […] Read more »

MassDEP Takes Case

            The April 24 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission included a request by the commission that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection take over a case, given the local commission has heretofore not received property-owner compliance.             The issues stem from disturbances on a coastal bank located at 41 Cove Street owned by William […] Read more »

‘Old Days’ in the City

My friend Andy lives out in the country where the deer roam his back yard, and the antelope play. Just kidding, there are no antelope. But a rafter of wild turkeys do visit from time to time. Truth be told, he lives just across the harbor from the town wharf, but the country is what […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship Deadline Extended

Are you looking to continue your education in a certificate or degree program? The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is extending the deadline for its $1,500 Continuing Education Scholarship until May 31. This scholarship is for residents of Mattapoisett who have attained their high school diploma or GED and is intended to assist individuals who have applied […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Republican Party Meeting

The Mattapoisett Republican Party invites everyone interested to join us on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Ying Dynasty, 24 County Rd, Mattapoisett.             Topics for discussion are: 1) The upcoming town elections 2) Volunteering opportunities 3) Other local meetings that are of interest to everyone.             Several local candidates will be […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Water Quality Improved since 2015

In its quinquennial State of Buzzards Bay Report, the Buzzards Bay Coalition points to three drivers that led to an uptick in the overall Bay Health Score, the first increase since the organization began tracking Bay health in this way in 2003. The report’s findings also caution that changes attributed to climate change, including warmer […] Read more »

Arlene R. (Govoni) Sullivan

Arlene R. (Govoni) Sullivan, 91, of Mattapoisett passed away Tuesday April 25, 2023. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Sullivan.             Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late Carl J. and Rose E. (McDermott) Govoni, she lived in Fairhaven for most of her life before moving to Mattapoisett upon her marriage […] Read more »

June (Billings) Bryant

June (Billings) Bryant, 105, of Wareham transitioned peacefully at Tobey Hospital on April 25, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late Willard (Bill) Bryant.             Born in Brockton on June 29, 1917, June moved to Onset with her family when she was three. She was the devoted daughter of the late Fred Billings […] Read more »

Janice A Kirby

Janice A Kirby, 77, of Rochester, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday April 27th. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband George A Kirby III.             Janice was born in New Bedford MA, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Veary) Stringer.             Jan met George at the Portuguese Feast in […] Read more »

MOU Paves Way for Phase 1b

            It was received as good news when on April 25, three business days after the Mattapoisett Select Board meeting held April 20, it was learned that Phase 1b of the Bike Path is to open.             Select Board member Jordan Collyer, who has taken the lead on dealing with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation […] Read more »