Suzanne Buttler Robertson

Suzanne Buttler Robertson, 64, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 20th. Suzanne was born August 27, 1954, and grew up in Mattapoisett. She was a graduate of Old Rochester HS and Cape Cod Community College. She served in the US Army from 1975-78 in Kansas and Seoul, S. Korea. Suzanne worked as a registered nurse at […] Read more »

Harriet Ane (Johannessen) Didriksen

Harriet Ane (Johannessen) Didriksen, 76, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River on February 3, 2019 with her son Dana holding her hand. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy H. (Ellis) Johannessen and Johan Johannessen. Harriet started working at New Bedford ShipSupply Co., Inc. when she was just […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Recreation

            Mattapoisett Recreation is offering the following spring programs, registration is now open.              Kid Fit is open to children in Grades K-3 on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm starting March 19 through May 14 at the Center School Gym. Join Mr. C. for a new session of Kid Fit. Classes are designed to increase […] Read more »

Local Firm Wins Mattapoisett Bike Path Phase 1B Contract

On February 14, Representative William Straus announced via social media that D.W. White of Acushnet won the construction contract for the $6.7 million Phase 1B Mattapoisett Bike Path project.             Straus, an advocate for the project and resident of Mattapoisett, visited the MassDOT’s Boston office last Thursday, joining Massachusetts Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver to sign and award […] Read more »

Judge Dismisses One Count Each for Two Defendants

            A Brockton Plymouth County Superior Court judge has dismissed one of the seven counts against former Carver Health Agent Robert Tinkham, Jr. and one of those same seven counts against Diane Bondi-Pickles in the civil case against the two defendants plus current Marion Town Clerk Ray Pickles alleging the theft of $838,458.22.             Justice Robert Cosgrove […] Read more »

The David Mitton Project at the MAC

The Marion Art Center welcomes The David Mitton Project to the MAC stage on Saturday, February 23at 7:30 pm (doors at 7:00 pm).              David Mitton, a graduate from the Longy School of Music (2010) is a saxophonist and composer. Since graduating he has produced three albums: Catapult (2013), Microcosm (2015), and Trace (2018) under the name […] Read more »

Priscilla A. (Ross) Grantham

Priscilla A. (Ross) Grantham, 83, of Wareham, died Feb. 16, 2019 at Tobey Hospital. She was the widow of the late John P. Grantham, Jr. and the daughter of the late Charles Martin and Lois Althea (Chapman) Ross.             She was born in Attleboro and lived in Wareham for many years with her husband & children. […] Read more »

Darlene J. Blackett

Darlene J. Blackett, 71, of Mattapoisett died February 14, 2019 peacefully in her home.             Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Milton J. and Dorothy (DeCosta) Blackett, she lived in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett all of her life.             She was a graduate Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 1964 and Johnson & Wales University.             Darlene […] Read more »

One Book, Tri-Town Program

On Saturday, February 23at 1:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, there will be a book and movie discussion of “The Grapes of Wrath” led by Gail Roberts, Director of the Plumb Library in Rochester. Books and supporting materials are available at the Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester libraries. Light refreshments will […] Read more »


            The Rochester Conservation Commission issued an Enforcement Order to Jose Araujo, 15 Elizabeth Drive, for unpermitted and unauthorized tree cutting within a 25-foot no disturb zone and a 100-foot buffer zone of the wetlands bank at the site of the former Boy Scout Camp adjacent to Leonard Pond. The commission on February 19 was in […] Read more »