John D. Martin of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, formerly of Barrington, went to be with his Lord on July 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends who supported him in his battle with Mesothelioma for the last two years.             John was born on April 11, 1952 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the son of Bradford […] Read more »

Norman R. Cayer

Norman R. Cayer, 97 of Mattapoisett died July 16, 2019 peacefully at Sippican Health Care Center after a period of declining health.             He was the husband of the late Claire F. (Fontaine) Cayer.             Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Jules L. and Emma (Robitaille) Cayer, he lived in New Bedford for most […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery Fence

Own a piece of Mattapoisett history and help support the Cushing Cemetery at the same time. We have replaced 58 sections of antique fencing with new fencing and we are offering sections to the general public. The fencing is made from wrought iron, very heavy, and in excellent shape. The reason we replaced the fence […] Read more »

Bourne Wareham Art Association Annual Show

The Bourne Wareham Art Association is pleased to announce their 55th annual summer art show and sale on Saturday,July 20.This event will be held at the Wareham Historical Society Meeting House conveniently located at 495 Main St. Wareham from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Plenty of off-street parking is available. This event will feature fine […] Read more »

By Marilou Newell

            Tri-Town school districts are switching their outsourced custodial services and agreed to restructure their Bristol Aggie transportation on July 11 during a meeting of the Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester School Committees, voting to allow the administration to seek less costly quotes from various bussing companies.             Facilities Director Gene Jones told the school committees that several […] Read more »

Rochester Closer to Cheaper Electricity Rates

The Rochester Board of Selectmen on July 15 signed the service agreement with Good Energy, the consultant that will negotiate electricity rates on behalf of Rochester as the town approaches official participation in the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD) Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA).             Voters at the Annual Town Meeting on May 20 approved […] Read more »

The Nemasket Group Golf Fundraiser

The Nemasket Group will hold its annual golf event on August 26. The Nemasket Group offers personalized flexible support to families and individuals with disabilities to live, work, and develop relationships within the community. The event will feature a live auction, silent auctions, and raffles as well as lunch and dinner. For extra fun there will […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

For 135 years, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Mattapoisett has held summer only services for parishioners.             Each Sunday through Labor Day, visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond conduct services, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.             On Sunday,July 21, services will be officiated by the Reverend Randall Chase, Jr., […] Read more »

Marion Trash Collection: What to Expect

            As Marion prepares for its transition from town-operated curbside trash and recycling to its new private curbside collection company, Waste Management, Town Administrator Jay McGrail gave the Marion Board of Selectmen an update on July 16 on what residents should expect in the upcoming weeks.             Waste Management will assume the curbside collection on August 1, […] Read more »

Triathlon Tests Young and Old Alike

            A triathlon is simply not your run-of-the-mill sporting event. The demands made on the body are great, but the demands made on the athletes’ minds are even greater. Add to that some hot blazing sun and high humidity and you have a challenge that is not one-size-fits-all; this is a challenge that will test each […] Read more »