Nostalgia for an Old Dirt Road

            Single lane dirt roads, public and private, have been on the minds of townspeople as of late. Some people choose to live on a lane and enjoy it, some would never consider it and shudder at the thought. The environment of Mattapoisett allows for such choices.             Growing up and learning to drive on […] Read more »

Fantastic Family Fall Fun Festival

            As the dance music pumped through the gusty, fresh fall air, little children cavorted and danced in the Shipyard Park gazebo while others had fanciful paints applied to their eager, smiling faces. Still others stood patiently in line for their turn to take a hayride or select a pumpkin from the one-day-only pumpkin patch. […] Read more »

Wildlife Drawings by Emmons Capture Animal Spirits

            Touching tributes to nature in the form of wildlife drawings executed to unique perfection by artist and author George B. Emmons are on exhibit at the Mattapoisett Public Library now through November 15. The pencil drawings speak to Emmons’ deep understanding and love for birds, fish, local wildlife, and for the indigenous people that, […] Read more »

Boil Order Lifted

The Boil Water Order for Town of Marion residents and Town of Rochester residents connected to Marion’s town water supply was lifted on Tuesday afternoon.             Shortly after 3:00 pm, the Town of Marion sent out the following bulletin titled, “Drinking Water Problem Corrected.”             “The Town of Marion was notified on October 6, 2021, […] Read more »

Catbird with a Feline Meowing Call

The very common catbird has become a frequent and friendly visitor to our backyards, even in suburban Mattapoisett.             According to the Audubon birdwatching guide, there are two separate species for you to recognize when you see them. One, as illustrated, is a deep black shade, and the second has a very light gray plumage. […] Read more »

Gonet Sets Club’s Sights on Greater Heights

            Taking a lesson he learned from his involvement in DECA, Inc., Old Rochester Regional High School senior Edward Gonet IV has empowered his school’s new Cultural Club by establishing a non-profit corporation called Cultural Clubs of America, Inc.             “A lot of colleges already have cultural clubs, but we can learn more from each […] Read more »

Recklessness Revealed

            The latest test of our individual and collective steadfastness to carry on in the face of crisis and associated pressures has brought home another pressing reality – our water supply.             The current boil water order has created, in my mind, a whirlpool of other concerns – namely water consumption by humans. My thoughtless, […] Read more »

Author Sheds Humor, Kindness

            On October 7, the Mattapoisett Public Library, under the direction of Jennifer Jones, once again gave the community an opportunity to hear directly from a highly regarded author and journalist, this time Steven Petrow, probably best known as an essayist and journalist writing for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and USA Today. […] Read more »

DOT Offers Route 6 Options

            The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is now at the forefront of the Route 6 redevelopment plan that once bore the fingerprints of the Southeastern Regional Economic Planning and Development District (SRPEDD).             A SRPEDD member sits in on the DOT conference calls, but the commonwealth’s new leadership sits well with members of the Marion […] Read more »

Mustering up History

            They are a small but mighty society of like-minded individuals with a laser focus on all things historic, especially if its anything to do with the Town of Rochester. And that passion to preserve the past and present it to future generations was on full display when the Rochester Historical Society opened its second […] Read more »