The Belted Kingfisher

The kingfisher gets a ‘belted’ title from the wide blue belt of plumage around its waist. The royal title of king, however, may come from a regal crest of ornate quills that adorn its large head like a crown. Taxonomy of the title ‘fisher’ comes from its spectacular performance of raptorial predation, diving into the […] Read more »

Marion Clarifies Rules for Recycling

The Town of Marion invited Patti Howard, community outreach coordinator, from Covanta Energy, to pierce the veil of recycling and answer the questions that every recycler wants to know. During a time when it seems the recycling rules keep changing and nobody seems to be on the same recyclable page when it comes to what […] Read more »

Sippican Students Find Their Voices with A Cappella

When you’re a kid, it can be hard to get people to listen to you. However, if you’ve just been taught the basics of beatboxing, all you’ll need to do is plug in a microphone and you’ll soon have everyone’s attention. Young, dynamic, and well-known to their fans and other artists nationwide, the members of […] Read more »

Marion’s Annual Turkey Trot

Here I am at the finish line of Marion’s Annual Turkey Trot. So far, I haven’t seen any turkeys but maybe they already finished. However, if you have ever waited for turkeys to cross the road you know how slow they are. They are probably at the end of the other runners. Oh, wait! Jody […] Read more »

Re-Join the Club

The offer was just too good for any minor under the age of 18 to refuse. Twelve CDs for just one penny! Then, every subsequent month, they send you one CD and, if you don’t like it, simply return it and they’ll refund your money? That seemed like a perfectly manageable membership to a seemingly […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Remembers Florence Eastman

One hundred years after the end of the war that the world once hoped would be the last, American Legion Post 280 Commander Michael Lamoureux invoked the name of the young woman – the only young woman from Mattapoisett to volunteer to serve in World War I, the namesake of the Mattapoisett American Legion post, […] Read more »

Marion Reflects on Gratitude, Sacrifice of Veterans

“We set aside one day a year to honor our veterans,” said retired Lt. Col. Joseph Napoli, master of ceremonies for Marion’s November 11 Veterans Day observance. And while we honor those who fought in combat and engaged in active duty during times of war, as Napoli pointed out, it’s not just a day to […] Read more »

The Mattapoisett Library: A Brief History

The red brick landmark of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library standing at 7 Barstow Street since 1904 received financing for its building from a $10,000 donation from wealthy financier George Purrington and its property site from Ned’s Point summer resident from Boston Samuel Warren. This generous combination of gift from a town benefactor and a […] Read more »

Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Caroline Brogioli, a 6th grade student at Old Hammondtown School has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the local competition sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Brogioli’s poster is among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International is […] Read more »

Families Flock to Family Fun Festival

We live in a time when words like acorn, bluebell, buttercup, dandelion, fern, mistletoe, pasture, and willow are being culled from the Oxford Junior Dictionaryto make way for words such as blog, broadband, chatroom, cut-and-paste, and MP3 player. It means that those earlier words of nature have been deemed less significant in the lives of […] Read more »