Exhibit Highlights Marion’s Golden Era

At the New Bedford Whaling Museum one can take a trip through time and imagine life aboard a whaling ship, or working in a stitching mill, or harvesting cranberries – industries that saw their heydays come and go or become mechanized. But there was also another way of life – one that featured a different […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Hannah Guard

Name: Hannah Guard, valedictorian, ORR Class of 2017 Age: 18 How she came to Tri-Town: Lifelong resident of Marion Favorite place: “I like going to Silvershell Beach, we keep our boat at Barden’s Boat Yard – and I love Captain Barney’s in Marion.” Ever seen a celebrity locally? “Not in Tri-Town, but a few weekends […] Read more »

Town Celebrates Hiroshima Tree Sapling

The Town of Rochester on Sunday, August 6, officially acknowledged the planting of a gingko biloba sapling gifted to the town by its former Town Administrator Michael McCue – a rare gift that not many other cities or towns in this part of the world possess. This special baby tree was born of an international […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Marissa Johnson

Name: Marissa Johnson Role: President, Old Rochester Youth Football Age: 36 How she came to Tri-Town: She grew up in Central Massachusetts and Dartmouth before her family relocated to Rochester just before her freshman year at ORR. What she’d change as the President of Tri-Town: I don’t know if I’d change anything. I can tell […] Read more »

Breaking News: Summer Is Over

By the time you read this, we’ll all be lamenting the quick arrival of August. But before you pull out your wool sweaters, let me take you back to July. Somewhere around July 10th as I made my way around a low-priced retail store, I was confronted by an oversized cardboard display. At first, I […] Read more »

Police and Community Converge at ORR Field

What is known as “National Night Out” all across the country is becoming a pretty big deal. And it is always a big deal in the Tri-Town because, as a community of not just one but three police, fire, and emergency response management departments, a plethora of patrol cars, ladder trucks, ambulances, cool four-by-four vehicles, […] Read more »

Local Cameraman Heading to Hollywood

Gary Lawrence is going to Los Angeles, and you can go with him. Not literally, of course, but for those who have watched him go from high school intern to video whiz at ORCTV, it’s no surprise that he’ll be vlogging his road trip as he moves to the West Coast to try and make […] Read more »

No Rain, Just ‘Super Duper’ Fun

The weather forecast wasn’t promising as church members and volunteers prepared Main Street in Marion and the First Congregational Church for its annual ‘Super Duper Fun Fair’ on July 29. Call it divine intervention, but it did not begin to rain until the church bells rang out announcing it was 2:00 pm, time for the […] Read more »

A Better World Begins at Plumb Library

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you,” Jane Goodall once said. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” All summer long at the Plumb Library in Rochester, the staff will be laying out various […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Norene Hartley

Name: Norene Hartley Age: 71 Currently lives in: Rochester How she got here: A car ride as a baby from St. Luke’s Hospital to her family home in Rochester, which dates back generations. Favorite Tri-Town place: “I think my home. I enjoy looking at the animals that live there around me.” What she’d change if […] Read more »