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Dunn Deal63 viewsThe Dunn family of Mattapoisett is donating their iconic Maxim Motors Company 1949 fire engine to the Mattapoisett Rescue Association as of October 2011. From left to right: Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray, Gail Dunn and David Dunn. The engine will remain at its current location at 55 County Road, Mattapoisett. Photo by Anne Kakley. September 29, 2011 edition
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Coastal Sweep!63 viewsLed by Marion resident Peter McDonald, environmentally-minded locals and Tabor students descended upon Marion’s Silvershell Beach and Planting Island, Mattapoisett Town Beach and Wareham’s Onset Beach to pick up trash and debris on the morning of September 17, 2011. The residents cleaned the beaches in solidarity with 400,000 individuals in 120 countries, all who participated in a global beach cleanup orchestrated by the Ocean Conservancy. Photos by Robert Chiarito. September 22, 2011 edition
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Senior Strike!66 viewsDue to lack of interest, Mattapoisett's senior bowling league is looking at disbanding. On Wednesday mornings, seniors have gathered at the bowling lanes in Mattapoisett for some conversation and friendly competition. Organizer Norma Jones said that the tradition would be discontinuing, but some folks still came out for one more game on September 7. Photo by Felix Perez. September 15, 2011 edition
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Welcome Home61 viewsMarine Corps Lance Corporal and Mattapoisett resident Greg Rosperich, returned from a second tour of duty in Afghanistan last week. Army Sergeant Ryan McGrath also returned on Thursday, September 1. Mattapoisett resident Kim Corazzini, a friend of the Rosperich family, led over 20 volunteers to give the men a proper welcome, which included lining Route 6 with yellow ribbons, American flags and welcome home signs. Photo by Anne Kakley. September 8, 2011 edition
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Calm Before the Storm87 viewsCrews worked double-time on August 26 and 27 to remove about 100 boats from Mattapoisett harbor in preparation for hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Irene. Although wind gusts teetered on hurricane strength, Irene was a tropical storm was she made landfall in the Tri-Town on August 28, 2011. The storm knocked out electricity for over 200,000 NSTAR customers in Massachusetts. Photo by Felix Perez.
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Family Fun is Far Out!78 viewsThere were plenty of groovy things to do at the 1960s-themed Rochester Family Fun Day on August 21, 2011. After a parade that featured far-out tractors, kids got to enjoy potato sack races, a vinyl-decorating contest, a magic show, a baseball game and much more. Photos by Felix Perez and Laura Fedak Pedulli. August 28, 2011 edition
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Racing for Rations96 viewsThe Rochester Road Race saw 348 runners finish on August 13, 2011. Although there were 20 fewer runners from last year, the event still managed to raise 453 pounds of food for Damien's Pantry in Wareham. The men's winner was Julien De Marian of Paris, France, with a time of 15:57, and the women's winner was Jennifer Almeida of Acushnet with a time of 20:19. Photo by Jim Fox. August 18, 2011 edition
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Viva la Summer!75 viewsKelly Bruce entertained beachgoers at Silvershell Beach with her sand art on August 4, 2011. With the help of her dad, Tom Bruce, she created larger-than-life sea turtles and starfish. Viva la Summer! Photo courtesy of Susan Bruce. August 11, 2011 edition
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Beach Fun107 viewsTri-Town beaches were packed with residents looking to escape the heat during record high temperatures on July 22, 2011. According to individual reports, the mercury hit 103 in Mattapoisett mid-day. The Mattapoisett COA and library saw a slight influx of people seeking air conditioning as well. Photos by Felix Perez. July 28, 2011 edition
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Lemonade!98 viewsIt was another scorching Harbor Days this past weekend when the Mattapoisett Lions hosted the annual event under clear skies and hot sun on July 16 and 17. Visitors milled around, enjoying the wares, lemonade, strawberry shortcake, music and more. Photos by Anne Kakley and Felix Perez. July 21, 2011 edition
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Happy Birthday America109 viewsIt was another close call for the Marion fireworks, as the town made an 11th hour push for funding to hold their annual Fourth of July celebration. After a change of date for a reduction in cost, the fireworks took place at Silvershell Beach on July 1. Photos by Felix Perez. July 7, 2011 edition
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Rolling in Rochester99 viewsAn old-fashioned tractor pull in Rochester on June 25, 2011 honored the memory of longtime Rochester resident and tractor enthusiast Joe Monteiro. If you missed the tractor pull, don't worry – many of the tractors will be included in the Family Fun Day parade in Rochester on Sunday, August 21. Photo by Felix Perez. June 30, 2011 edition
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