James Russell Buckley

James Russell Buckley, 78, of Mattapoisett, MA died February 23, 2024 at St.Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA. Born in New York, NY, son of James Buchanan Buckley and Jean Russell Buckley. He lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts for most of his life.             Russ attended the Rogers School in Fairhaven, Friends Academy in […] Read more »

Carol F. Doherty

Mrs. Carol F. Doherty, RN, age 96, of Cumberland, RI, formerly of Attleboro, MA passed away at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home in Riverside, RI on February 15, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward J. Doherty, DDS who had a dental practice in Attleboro for many years. Born in Taunton, […] Read more »

Transfer Station Raises Fees

            During the February 14 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Health, a public hearing was held to determine whether or not rates for services offered at the Transfer Station (an enterprise fund) should be raised.             Mattapoisett Health Agent Gail Joseph has striven since the beginning of her tenure to try and find ways […] Read more »

Personnel Board Rallies for Staff

            Personnel Board member Kristine Nash told the Rochester Select Board at the latter’s public meeting on Tuesday night that a study of the town’s Personnel Bylaw is working against Rochester because nine key staffers not subject to collective bargaining have no further step increases and are more likely to be lost in a competitive […] Read more »

Evangelistic Gospel Event

The Lamb of God Christian Church is holding a special Christian event at the Knights of Columbus, 57 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett on Sunday, February 25, at 10:00 am.             This Sunday sermon’s topic is Are You Prepared to Meet God? This event will be a Gospel presentation, including an invitation to receive Jesus Christ as […] Read more »

MAC Playwrights Incubator Program

The MAC Theater Playwrights Incubator is a program for first-time playwrights to see their work realized on the stage. Finding theaters to produce new or unpublished plays can be an obstacle for any new playwright. The MTPI is a structured program that aims to discover and support, through workshop and production, new stage plays by […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Below is a list of local students who were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the Fall 2023 semester. In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.             From Marion; Jacqueline Elizabeth Barrett, David Michael Berman, Rachael Fantoni, […] Read more »

Elizabeth (Chase) Helm, 95, formerly of Marion, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Norwell on January 22, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Robert Helm in 2017. Bette was born in Wolfeboro, NH and moved to Newton, MA where she attended Newton High School, Mt. […] Read more »

In-law Apartment Approved

            Rochester’s Zoning Board of Appeals allowed the construction of a one-bedroom, in-law apartment on an undersized lot at 24 Bennett Road on February 15 after a lengthy struggle over how best to rule on the plan led to a telephone call to Town Counsel.             ZBA Chairman David Arancio’s call to the town’s lawyers […] Read more »

Parker May Have Opponent

            According to Marion Town records, Diane Lopes Flaherty, 1001 Point Road, has taken out nomination papers to run for the Select Board. Incumbent Randy Parker, 735 Mill Street, is up for reelection this year.             Parker has already returned his nomination papers, making his reelection bid official. Flaherty, according to Town Clerk Lissa Magauran’s […] Read more »