Site Plan Bylaw Reported Favorably

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The Rochester Planning Board held a public hearing for an amendment of the site plan review bylaw at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 25. After a minimal discussion, the Board voted to close the hearing and report favorably on the amendment, as well as to submit the revisions to the town meeting warrant. The […] Read more »

Barbara Ann Reed

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Barbara Ann Reed of Eugene, Oregon died with her husband by her side, Sept. 9 of complications of lung cancer. She maintained a smile and sense of humor throughout the length of the disease. Surprised over the avalanche of cards arriving during her illness she said, “Somehow I’ve been turned into a god”. Barbara was […] Read more »

To Be Continued: Grand View Avenue

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For the second time this month, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission met with a robust agenda of hearings. The first hearing of the night was in regard to a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Robert Townsend, who is proposing to excavate and backfill, as required for installations of sono-tube footings for house additions at […] Read more »

Special Town Meeting Warrant Signed

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The Rochester Board of Selectmen signed the warrant for the Special Fall Town Meeting Warrant which will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Rochester Memorial School.  The warrant was signed at the Selectmen’s regular meeting on Monday, September 24 in Rochester Town Hall. The bulk of the warrant pertains […] Read more »

Students Find Pipefish in Marion

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The Marion Natural History Museum’s after school group ventured to Marion Harbormaster’s Beach last week.  The group explored various examples of ocean wildlife, including the largest Pipefish they had ever seen.  Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Leidhold. Read more »

Harbor Cruise Benefits Phoenix Rowing Club

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On Saturday, September 22, the Phoenix Rowing Club shoved off from New Bedford State Pier for their first harbor cruise fundraiser.  The regional rowing team has been established since April of 2012 and participated in a number of regattas this summer.   “They won the top trophies in Rochester this year,” said Janice Foley, vice chairman […] Read more »

Guided Mushroom Walk at Church’s Field

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On Saturday, October 6, from 1 – 3 PM, the Rochester Land Trust will be hosting a Mushroom Walk on their property, Church’s Field, Mattapoisett Road, Rochester. This 30 acre property is approximately a mile north of the Mattapoisett/Rochester town line and a mile south of New Bedford Road. There is ample parking along the […] Read more »

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Casting

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Marion Art Center Will Hold Open Auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life” Radio Play Version Adapted from the Frank Capra Film by Anthony E. Palermo. The show dates will be Friday, November 30th, Saturday, December 1st, Friday, December 7th, Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th (4:00 matinee). Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October […] Read more »

The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust

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A joint exhibition sponsored by the Marion Art Center and the Sippican Lands Trust entitled “Images:  The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust” will open at the Marion Art Center on Friday, October 5th.  A reception honoring the artists and their guests will be held from 6pm to 8pm.  The Exhibition will run until November […] Read more »

Sky-Dive Fundraiser a Success

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On September 15, Marion resident Tabitha Tripp participated in a sky-diving fundraiser to help support Mercy Meals & More, a New Bedford kitchen that serves free breakfast for the disadvantaged.  In recent months, demand for the free breakfast has dramatically increased, requiring the kitchen to purchase more food. “The day was beautiful! Clear skies and […] Read more »