State of Education Nationally & Locally

To the Editor: The following is the first in what I hope will be a series of letters on the state of education nationally, as well as locally. As students, teachers, and parents experience the return to school, the time seems right to consider what school is really about – educating children.  I am compelled […] Read more »

RCF Thank You

To the Editor: The Rochester Historical Society congratulates the Rochester Country Fair Committee for such a successful event this year. All aspects of the Fair were well-planned and well-executed. The Fair proved a very enjoyable and profitable venue for the Historical Society and we look forward to 2013. Thanks for a job well done by […] Read more »

North Avenue Solar Project Raises Questions

The Rochester Planning Board was joined by a standing room-only crowd for their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 28. Sam Moffett of TRC Environmental, who spoke to the Conservation Commission last week, gave his presentation on the changes to the proposed Little Quittacas solar panel array off North Avenue on land owned by the City […] Read more »

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Rochester

The town of Rochester will undergo a ground spraying in an attempt to control the mosquito situation that has been plaguing the area all summer.  Over the weekend, West Nile Virus was found in a sample of mosquitoes in Rochester according to Health Director Karen Walega. Walega said mosquitoes will continue to be a problem […] Read more »

Neighbors Voice Concerns for Grandview Property

Nearly a dozen concerned residents turned out to Mattapoisett Town Hall to voice their concerns for a housing construction project on Grandview Avenue.  The public hearing was held during the Conservation Commission’s regular meeting on Monday, August 27. Mattapoisett resident Dean Withrow filed a notice of intent for a request to build a single family […] Read more »

Energy Management Comm. to meet with Selectmen

The Marion Energy Management Committee met on Monday, August 27, 2012, for their regular meeting at Music Hall.  At their last meeting, the Committee members received the first results from the energy audit they helped organize, the object of which was to determine how the town of Marion can make its public buildings more energy […] Read more »

Two Arrested for Sexual Assault in Marion

On Tuesday, August 21, Marion Police Department arrested two subjects involved in the sexual assault of a teenage girl. The incident took place on Tuesday, August 14.  The victim was invited over to the home of one of the suspects, on Whynot Court in Marion, where she was then assaulted by the suspects Police arrested Andre […] Read more »

6th Annual Waterman Reunion

The 6th Annual Waterman Reunion will be held on Saturday September 15th at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane. The invitation includes anyone who attended any of the Rochester schools. Visiting starts at 11AM with lunch served at noon followed a program at 1PM. Bring memories and photos of anything “Rochester”. Boat Race memories […] Read more »

Welcome Back, Marion Block Party

The weather was as warm and inviting as the atmosphere at the 2012 Marion Block Party.  The almost annual fest, held in front of the Town Hall, attracted hundreds of people this year to eat some bar-b-Que, kibitz over classic cars, and enjoy summery songs from local musicians. “It’s what Marion’s all about,” said Jennifer […] Read more »

Skydiving for the Hungry

No matter what the reasons, there are more and more hungry people in the United States today.  The Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, is bending under the weight of over 45 million Americans who now rely on it to help feed their families.  And that number is growing. Hunger on the South […] Read more »