Mattapoisett Friends Meeting Fund-raising

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Vendors for space and donations of sale items are now being sought by Mattapoisett Friends Meeting for its next fund-raising event planned for Monday, October 13. Proceeds will be used to restore its historic 1827 meeting house. The annual October sale will be held on the Monday holiday this year, instead of the usual Saturday, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Voter Registration

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The last day to register to vote for the Special Town Meeting is Friday, October 10. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 20 at Old Rochester Regional High School Auditorium at 6:30 pm. The last day to register […] Read more »

ORRHS presents Military Appreciation Night

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The ORRHS Cheerleaders and Football team are inviting all military men and women to the ORR vs. Dighton-Rehoboth football game on Friday October 10 at 7:00 pm. All military men and women will get in free to the game as a thank you for their service and to show our local support! Read more »

Tri-Town Observes Fire Prevention Week

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National Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 5 through the Saturday, October 11. The Marion Fire Department will be holding their annual open house on Sunday, October 5 at Fire Station One, 50 Spring Street from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Demonstrations, children’s activities and interactive stations will be offered. There will also be an […] Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council LLC Grants

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Rochester Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the next round of cultural council grants. Forms are available on line at www.massculture.org. Deadline to submit the grant application is October 15. Non-profit organizations and schools are encouraged to seek funding for projects in support of their artistic, cultural or humanitarian works. Some of the previous […] Read more »

Marion Rochester Health District Flu Clinics

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The Marion Rochester Health District, the Marion Board of Health, and the Rochester Board of Health, are pleased to announce seasonal flu clinics for the residents of Marion and Rochester. The flu vaccine will be available as nasal mist for residents between the ages of 2 and 49 years of age and is also available […] Read more »

Marion Pathway Committee

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An important informational meeting presenting the proposed Marion bike path route and the process required to obtain funding for its construction will be held on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Music Hall. The public is invited to view slides and maps of this rail trail to and through Marion, which will […] Read more »

100th Anniversary of Marion’s Marconi Installation

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Few today realize that Marion was once home to the world’s largest and most powerful wireless telegraph station. Built in 1914 by the pioneering Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, the Marion installation boasted 14 towers, each standing more than 400 feet tall. The station was designed to handle all trans-Atlantic radio traffic, communicating directly with another […] Read more »

EEE Virus Confirmed in Mosquitos from Marion

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion, MA. More specifically, one bird-biting mosquito, culiseta melanura, was found in samples. EEE is a rare but serious illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. While EEE can infect people of all ages, people […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Commission

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On Saturday, September 27 there will be an Open House at the East Rochester Museum Church/Museum from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm featuring a new display of Rochester’s past activities from newspaper stories in the Georgia Chamberlain collection, and photos and stories from the Historical Society collection as well as a Bake Sale with some […] Read more »