Ready for Back to School

            It is hard to believe that it is almost here. But on Tuesday, August 28, students of the Old Rochester Regional School District will be back in the classroom for the 2012-2013 academic year.  For the kids, it’s time to hit the books; for the parents, it’s time to get […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Accessory Sale

Stop by and check out the beautiful jewelry and accessories for sale at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library!  The first annual sale will be running until 4:00 pm on Friday, August 24 and from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 25.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.  Photos by Katy Fitzpatrick. Read more »

Autumn Story Times at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Tales for Twos, a nine-week series of storytimes for children between the ages of 24 and 39 months, begins October 3 at the Elizabeth Taber Library.  The half-hour session of stories, finger plays and crafts will take place on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am.  Children must be two years old by October 1, 2012 to […] Read more »

Wade A. Silva

  Wade A. Silva, 37, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was the husband of Judy (Martins) Silva.   Born in New Bedford, a son of Robert A. and Myrna A. (Gracie) Silva of Dartmouth, he […] Read more »

New Sign Off Ryder Road

Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals There was only one public hearing scheduled for the meeting, regarding the installation of a sign by Edgewood Development Company, LLC. off Ryder Road. Tim Higgins was on hand to represent the company. “I’ve provided a color rendition of the sign we’d like to put at that location,” he said, […] Read more »

EEE Mosquitoes Still a Threat

The state completed the third aerial spraying for the summer on the evening of Monday, August 20 in order to fend off harmful mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying the deadly EEE Virus as well as other illnesses. Monday’s spraying focused on the city of New Bedford’s North End. The area was sprayed during the […] Read more »

More Discussion for Main Street Garage Project

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, the Marion Conservation Commission met for their regular meeting.  The first hearing of the agenda was in regards to a Notice of Intent filed by George and Lois Graboys of 95 Holly Road.  They would like to construct an elevated boardwalk on their property, with a platform for storing kayaks […] Read more »

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Family

There’s no doubting how difficult the house buying process is, especially in a less than perfect economy. Luckily for families that need help purchasing a house, there is a non-profit organization called Habitat for Humanity, which gathers local residents and volunteers to help build a house for a family in need. For the first time […] Read more »

Cumberland Farms, Sippican School Team Up

Cumberland Farms and Sippican Elementary School will team up for four weeks this upcoming school year in order to raise money for the school.  The fundraiser was approved at the Marion School Committee’s first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on Wednesday, August 22 in the Sippican School library. For every non-bottled beverage (coffee, Chill […] Read more »

Donations Needed for Book Sale

The Friends of Plumb Library will be holding their annual book sale on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church, 1 Constitution Way in Rochester. On Friday, September 7, there will be a Friends Preview Sale from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Memberships for the […] Read more »