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Rochester Officers Commended278 views(L. to R.) Rochester Dispatcher Jonathan Weedall, Officer John Barnes, and Officer Sean Crook were recently commended by Police Chief Paul Magee and the Board of Selectmen for helping to capture an armed and dangerous bank robbery suspect on June 1 in Rochester. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
Wood, If I Could275 viewsThe ever-popular Woodsman Show remains a highlight of Rochesterís annual Country Fair and was held on Friday evening, August 22. Here a contestant displays his skills at the difficult and sometimes dangerous axe-throwing competition. Other events included log rolling, bow sawing, disc stacking, spring board chop, two-person cross cut, chainsaw cutting, and downward chop. Some of the woodmen came from as far away as Vermont to compete in this yearís program. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Frozen Flyers275 viewsA group of South Coast pilots recently took advantage of this winter's cold conditions to use Snipatuit Pond as a landing strip. The pilots use charts provided by the United States Government to determine if the thickness of the ice is enough to support the weight of their airplanes. Pilot Ben Bailey, who lives on the shores of the pond and hosted this past week's get together, flies a seaplane off of the pond during warmer weather months. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Memorial Day 2007274 viewsMembers of the Rochester Fire Department stand at attention in uniform in front of a memorial in honor of the town's deceased veterans during Memorial Day Exercises held in Rochester on Sunday, May 27 in the town center. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Rochester Racer274 viewsNine-year-old Jake Pinhancos of Rochester, seen here in mid-air, just qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world ó the 26th annual AMA/Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynnís Ranch in Tennessee. Jake took on over 20,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,386 qualifying positions.
Frog Champ274 viewsThe winner in the "large" category of the Frog Derby during the 2007 Rochester Country Fair proudly displays his prize. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Church Donation273 viewsOn Sunday, August 26 a ceremony was held by the Rochester Land Trust to honor George Church and his late wife Katherine for their years of service and commitment to the Town of Rochester as the trust dedicated a wildlife preservation area in the couple's name. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Memorial Day 2007271 viewsMembers of the Rochester Fire Department march in the annual Memorial Day Parade held in Rochester on Sunday, May 27 in the town center. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Driving Force271 viewsRochester Police Sergeant William Chamberlain poses outside the Emergency Driving Training Simulator unit sponsored by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Agency (MIIA) which was stationed outside the Rochester Police Department this past week to help train town public safety personnel in proper high-speed driving techniques. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Waterman Reunion270 viewsSeveral hundred former students of the Waterman School, the precursor to the Rochester Memorial School, came together for a unique school reunion that spanned the decades from the end of the late nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century at the Rochester Senior Center on the afternoon of Saturday, September 15. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Policeman Plunge268 viewsRochester Police Officer William Chamberlain prepares to take on challengers in the dunk tank during the 2007 Rochester Country Fair. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
RMS Auction267 viewsRochester went Hollywood on Friday, March 26, 2010 when the Rochester Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted a live auction with a Hollywood theme. The auction raised nearly $6,000, and that money will be used to pay for new playground equipment. Items up for bidding included a basketball signed by the Boston Celtics, a day of kayaking, gift baskets and many more fun items. Photos by Felix Perez.
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