Mattapoisett Woman’s Club


October 1941 was the first official gathering of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club. You may have seen the video of our eight decades of involvement in our community in May at the library or on our local TV station, the ORCTV public channel (Verizon 36, Comcast 9). If you haven’t seen the video, please go to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Path


The Mattapoisett Bike Path project has reached and passed an important milestone in the project process. The environmental permitting process began in early September with a submission to MEPA, the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency. The agency ruled on Friday, October 7 that the project as proposed is following the required guidelines for protecting and mitigating […] Read more »

Town of Rochester Tax Bills


FY 2017 Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills were mailed out on October 5 with a due date of November 7. If paying by personal online banking, allow sufficient time for the bank to generate a check and mail it to the Town. Please supply sufficient information on the check to identify which bill […] Read more »

Associate Members Needed


Are you interested in protecting wetlands in Rochester? Have you ever thought about serving on a board and learning more about what’s going on in town? The Rochester Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers interested in serving as Associate Members to the Conservation Commission. Associates are non-voting members who help share the workload of the […] Read more »

Early Voting Information for Tri-Town


This is the first time that Massachusetts voters will experience the convenience of casting their ballots ahead of Election Day, now that early voting will this year be allowed across the Commonwealth. Early voting starts on October 24 and lasts until November 4. Unlike absentee voting, all registered voters are eligible for early voting, and […] Read more »

RLT and Tabor Students Team Up


On Wednesday, September 28, the Rochester Land Trust again welcomed the strong young backs of ten Tabor Academy students and three teachers to help RLT volunteers with a major project on Church’s Field River Trail. RLT volunteers had transported and stockpiled locust logs and pressure-treated planks donated by Peter and Carolyn MacGregor of Rochester to […] Read more »

Marion Town House Building Committee


The Town House Building Committee and their architects, Turowski Architecture, are moving forward with planning for the Historic Renovation of the Marion Town House. The Marion Town House, built in 1876 and 1890 in the Italianate style of the time, is the most significant architectural treasure in Marion. It is also a powerful symbol of […] Read more »

Rochester Artists Host Art Show and Sale


The Monday Morning Painters of the Rochester COA will hold an Art Show and Sale on Saturday, October 15 at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. A portion of the sales will go to the Friends of the COA. Lunch will be available by the Friends. The following […] Read more »

Early Voting


We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through November 4. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior […] Read more »

Register to Vote


October 19 is the last day to register to vote in the 2016 national election. The League of Women Voters urges all citizens, 18 years of age or older, to exercise their right to participate in the important decisions facing our nation this year. If you have not voted before, registration is easy and can […] Read more »