Michael M. Ward

Michael M. Ward, age 65, of Mattapoisett, MA, passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2024.             Mike’s childhood was spent in Brockton, MA and later in Fall River, MA. He was the definition of a lifelong learner. Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island College where he met his wife Paula. He went on […] Read more »

New Harbormaster Construction Unveiled

            Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll stopped by Island Wharf on May 22 to view the development of Marion’s new Maritime Center. During her tour, she got an inside look at the construction that will serve as the new headquarters for the town’s Harbormaster Department.             Marion Harbormaster Adam Murphy and Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Yacht Club Spring Fling

Mattapoisett Yacht Club held its annual Spring Fling Sat. night. Over 60 members and guests attended the party which was held at the home of Jim and Dale Barnes. Outside, under the tent, thank you Steve Capone, drinks, apps, and conversations were aplenty. Plans for the current season were discussed along with updates on the […] Read more »

Christopher Preston Throop

Christopher Preston Throop, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA died peacefully in Hospice care at the age of 79 on April 3, 2024.             Chris entered this world on Oct. 28, 1944, as the war wound down. His parents met in London where they both served the war effort – Monty as a combat […] Read more »

Robert W. Sylvia

Robert W. Sylvia, 86, a fixture on Fairhaven’s working waterfront for decades and a preeminent diesel mechanic servicing thousands of commercial marine vessels over many years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Lady Lake, Florida, after a period of declining health.             Born and raised in Mattapoisett, Bob was […] Read more »

David W. Wright

David W. Wright, 65, of Rochester died May 27, 2024 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.             Born in New Bedford, son of Thelma H. (Santos) Rogers of Rochester and the late Arthur Wright, he was raised in Rochester and lived in Freetown before returning to Rochester.             He was formerly employed by J.P. Noonan, W.C. Smith […] Read more »

Memorial Day 2024: ‘Remember Their Names’

Editor’s note: Vietnam veteran and longtime Marion resident Charlie Brown enlisted in the Army in 1966, was selected for Officer Candidate School and upon completion was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He was transferred to Vietnam and assigned to the First Cavalry Division Airmobile, with 430 helicopters – their rides into battle. He was combat […] Read more »

Committee Must Not Slow Process

            The Mattapoisett Select Board took up the matter of establishing a new committee to “review and comment” in an advisory capacity on the Department of Transportation village streets reconstruction project, a TIP-funded project.             At the Annual Town Meeting held on May 13, public opinion on whether or not the board should consider an […] Read more »

June Events at the Mattapoisett Library

Poet Laureate of Jersey City Ann E. Wallace will read from her book Days of Grace and Silence: a Chronicle of Covid’s Long Haul on Saturday, June 1, at 2 pm. A reception and book signing will follow. All ages welcome! No registration required.             The Teen Advisory Board meets on Tuesday, June 4, at […] Read more »

Rochester Elections

To the Editor;             I’m writing to express my concern that this year’s election was poorly conducted and has eroded my faith in the process here in Rochester. First we experienced misprinted mail in ballots. The original mail in ballots said “vote for one” in the RMS School Committee Race and vote for one in […] Read more »