ORCTV Offers Candidates Air Time

ORCTV is offering all Marion and Rochester candidates for public office in the upcoming elections an opportunity to deliver a message to the public on ORCTV. Each candidate can videotape a five-minute statement about themselves and the office they are seeking. Statements will then be aired on ORCTV?s public and government channels until the day […] Read more »

YMCA Welcomes New Executive Director

YMCA Southcoast is proud to announce and welcome Joseph Marciszyn as its new Executive Director at the Mattapoisett YMCA in Mattapoisett, MA. Mr. Marciszyn brings with him over ten years of experience working with several Ys in New Jersey.  He has served many roles from Youth and Teen Director developing and nurturing young minds, to […] Read more »

6th Grader’s Ranks First in the Nation

The results are in! Carly O’Connell, a sixth grade student at Old Hammondtown School, MA is the first place winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® student essay competition, sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation and SIFMA member firms. O’Connell claims top prize for the middle school division of the Fall 2012 national competition. As a culminating […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Department Receives Grant

The Mattapoisett Fire Department has been awarded a $1,939.29 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Application for this grant was filed in May of 2012, to seek funding for the purchase of forestry / brush firefighting gear and equipment. Funding for this program is provided by the United States Department of […] Read more »

Marion Police Investigate Hit & Run

On Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:56PM, Marion Police and Marion Fire/EMS responded to a report of and injured person in the roadway, possibly struck by a vehicle, on Route 6 (Wareham Road), just east of the Point Road intersection. Several motorists had found the victim, Nathan Andrade, age 35 of Wareham, lying in the […] Read more »

New Sign at Town Hall Approved

Abutters to the Rochester Town Hall had no objection to a new sign that is to be constructed in front of the building in an area that is currently a garden. The Zoning Board unanimously approved a variance to the town of Rochester for the sign, which is not to exceed 14 feet in length. […] Read more »

Art Students Win Scholastic Competition

Seven ORRHS students were acknowledged by the Boston Globe Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards this month, collectively pulling in two Gold Key Awards, two Silver Key awards and four Honorable Mentions. The two Gold Key Awards, the highest placing, were awarded to Kylie Faison for her charcoal drawing entitled “Stairway” and Marisa Paknis for her […] Read more »

Destination Imagination Teams Prep for State

If you thought Massachusetts was left without any teams in March Madness when Arizona beat Harvard in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, you were way off. After strong showings at the Destination Imagination Cape Cod Regional Tournament on March 13, eight teams from Rochester Memorial School advance to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute this weekend for […] Read more »

Tri-Town Firefighters Train

More than 50 firefighters from Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester participated in a live training session on Rounseville Road Sunday morning, March 24, at a former two-story residence that is set to be demolished. “It’s the best training we can supply because we can make it the most realistic,” Rochester Fire Chief Scott Weigel said. Weigel […] Read more »

Katherine (Dingle) Bacon

Katherine (Dingle) Bacon, 95, of Wareham formerly of Marion, passed away March 26, at Forestview Nursing Home with her family at her side.  Katherine was the wife of the late Frederic S. Bacon Jr.. She was born in Proctor, Texas the daughter of the Late U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dr. William P. and Gertrude (Friend) […] Read more »