EEE High-Risk Level

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Carver and Middleboro, Massachusetts.  Since Rochester is a bordering town, Rochester has been changed to a High-Risk Level for EEE. High-risk level means that conditions in our area are likely to lead to an infection of a […] Read more »

Marion Garden Group Beautification Efforts

Have you noticed all of the beautiful planters located throughout the town of Marion?  This is the second year that the Marion Garden Group Beautification Initiative has invested their resources in placing 15 large planters around town. A group of dedicated “Planter Angels” can be seen wearing their pink garden group vests as they carefully tend […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Transfer Station

The new hours of operation for the Mattapoisett Transfer Station located at the end of Tinkham Hill Road are now Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm until further notice. Town Administrator Mike Lorenco said the change was established to better service the community. Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

When you read about Rochester’s history, one thing that stands out is how many of its male residents felt the need to travel to faraway places. Many left town to go to sea, which is not surprising, because for many years Rochester was a town with two harbors; one that today belongs to Marion and […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Master Plan

The town of Mattapoisett’s Planning Board is pleased to announce the launch of the Mattapoisett Master Plan Project. Master plans provide guidance for public policy and decision-making in a variety of areas, including land use, economic development, housing, services and facilities, and natural resources. They are also an opportunity for community members to discuss priorities, […] Read more »

Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center has increased the distribution of food significantly, thanks to community partners and hard-working volunteers. Food for distribution is obtained through various community partners. Criteria varies by organization. If you are a Rochester resident and are in need of food, please contact the Senior Center at 508-763-8723. The staff will connect you […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Museum

As Major League Baseball attempts a season start amid the pandemic, sports writers have spent a lot of ink on how the game has lost its number one national sports ranking. However, if we look back to the 1920s-40s, there was no question about baseball being number one in the hearts and minds of the […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

New Assistant Principal at Sippican School

As Superintendent of Schools for the Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union # 55, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Sean Persico will be the new Assistant Principal of Sippican Elementary School in Marion, Massachusetts this coming 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Persico will be replacing Mr. Kyle Letendre, who fulfilled a […] Read more »