Rochester Boat Race Repeat Winners to Retire

It’s the end of an era for two Rochester Boat Race winners who have dominated the event in recent years. Sean Shaw and C.J. Hedges announced their retirement after clinching their third consecutive title during Monday’s race. “We started when we were seven years old, and we both went down the river with our fathers,” […] Read more »

ORR Boys Lax Achieves Winning Record

•Old Rochester Boys and Girls Track – The undefeated boys and girls Track teams traveled to North Reading to compete in the Division 4 State Meet where the boys placed third and the girls placed fourth. For the Boys, sophomore Mike Wyman won the mile in 4:23, and the 4×800 team of David Friedman, Fred […] Read more »

Calling All SLT Artists!

The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and the Marion Art Center are partnering to sponsor an exhibition by local artists to highlight the many scenic sites that comprise the Lands Trust’s forests and marshes. This is one of several initiatives undertaken by the SLT to encourage visitation and enjoyment of the properties protected by the Trust. […] Read more »

Ronald F. Murphy

Ronald F. Murphy, 82, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Marion died May 26, 2012 at The Pavilion of Jupiter Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Dolores E. (Woodford) Murphy. Born in Brockton, the son of the late Francis M. and Olive (Birks) Murphy, he lived in Marion most of his […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race Photos

It’s a 78-year-old tradition here in the Tri-Town.  The Annual Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race was held this morning on the Mattapoisett River. Rochester’s Sean Shaw and his partner C.J. Hedges IV of Hamden, CT captured the title for the third year in a row. Check out the action shots below! Photos by Katy Fitzpatrick. […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship Winners

For over 60 years The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has been striving to help young people in their educational pursuits. This year the Club is happy to award three scholarships to students from Old Rochester Regional High School and one scholarship to a student from Bishop Stang High School. The selected students are: Mikayla Florio, daughter […] Read more »

Scenes from Rochester’s Memorial Day Parade

Rochester honored Memorial Day Sunday afternoon with a parade around the center of town at various monuments. Several town officials conducted the ceremony, the Rochester Memorial School band played music and various boy and girl scout troops marched in the parade.  Check out the pictures below! Photos by Katy Fitzpatrick   Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club News

The Mattapoisett Lions Club would like to congratulate Megan Pierce, the most recent recipient of a $5,000.00 Lions Club Scholarship.  Megan will be attending Fitchburg State College in the fall. The Lions Club would also like to thank all who participated in the electronics recycling day on May 19th. It was a huge success and […] Read more »

Marion Village 5K

The 16th annual Eastern Bank Marion Village 5K is slated to take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00AM. Race applications are available on line at or at , where runners can also register on-line. You may also pick up an application at area branches of Eastern Bank, which is the race’s corporate […] Read more »