Joseph P. McCarthy

Joseph P. McCarthy, 97, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Rochester, MA died Feb. 17, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. He was the husband of the late Marie R. (Florentine) McCarthy and the son of the late James W. and Catherine (Bagley) McCarthy. He was born in New York, New York and lived in Rochester for many […] Read more »

Mary G. (Murphy) Whalen

Mary G. (Murphy) Whalen, 96, of Rochester, formerly of New Bedford passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John W. Whalen. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Edward D. and Margaret G. (Gibbons) Murphy, she lived in New Bedford for nine decades […] Read more »

SLT Bids Farewell to Executive Director

It is with a mix of gratitude and sadness that the Board of Directors announce Robin Shield’s departure as Executive Director of the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT). Since 2013, Robin has played a critical role in helping the organization become more positively recognized throughout Marion and beyond as not only a land acquisition nonprofit, but […] Read more »

Town Hall Building Committee

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of the Town Hall Building Committee. I applaud the work these professionals – an architect, an engineer, and a businessman – have done for the town over the past few years. After attending all their presentations, I realize that they have carefully reviewed all the […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Dinner Dance

The Rochester Country Fair will be celebrating this year’s Dinner Dance with a “Tribute to the American Farmer” theme on Saturday, March 18 at the Redmen Hall located at 758 Main Street in Wareham. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to dress in their best farmer jeans and shirt and show their American Farmer pride. […] Read more »

All Around Accomplishments for ORR Sports

Here’s an update on the Old Rochester Regional sports for this week:             Boys’ Basketball: Due to the inclement weather, the boys’ basketball team was only able to partake in one game this week. The Bulldogs played Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech last Tuesday and managed an 80-71 point lead. Senior captain Russell Noonan led the […] Read more »

Neighbors Concerned Over Land Trust Plans

During the February 13 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission, the Mattapoisett Land Trust and Buzzards Bay Coalition sought permission for two projects that would open the way for public access on two parcels. Representing the MLT was President Mike Huguenin accompanied by MLT member Paul Osenkowski. Representing the Buzzards Bay Coalition was Matt Spinner, […] Read more »

January’s Women’s Marches

To the Editor: Many Americans are worried about the direction our country is taking under the new administration. January’s Women’s Marches in Washington, Boston and around the country vividly demonstrated these worries and concerns, ranging from the potential loss of people’s health insurance coverage to threats to the environment. The energy flowing from these marches […] Read more »

Pancake Supper to Benefit ORRJHS Students

February 28 is Shrove Tuesday, the last day before the Lenten season begins and the day when the Mattapoisett Congregational Church (MCC) traditionally hosts its pancake supper. Not only will pancakes be served, but also sausage, special toppings, desserts and drinks. Serving the piping hot pancakes beginning at 5:30 pm will be members of the […] Read more »

Applicant Wants to Build in Wetlands No-Build Zone

Marion Conservation Commission members appeared a bit taken aback on February 8 when an applicant requested the commission vote on the spot rather than continue the public hearing, seemingly aware that the commission would deny the Notice of Intent. After the commission referred to the placement of a swimming pool and pool house planned for […] Read more »