ORRJHS Students of the Month

Old Rochester Regional Junior High Principal Kevin Brogioli announced the school’s Students of the Month for March: Celeste Hartley, Matthew Merlo, Kelly Fox, Caleb Jagoda, Elizabeth Baroa, Christopher Savino, Mackenzie Drew, Owen Foster, Julia Hall and Colin Flynn. Read more »

Officials Say No to Solar Bylaw

Although it seemed during the past month of Planning Board meetings that most members’ shifting positions on the Solar Bylaw might be decided only when the music stopped, one of them was consistent in his opposition to the policy from the beginning of the process through the end: Ted North. On Thursday, April 25, North […] Read more »

Reappointments, Special Permits, and Variances

The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals met Thursday evening, and several issues were discussed, including a reappointment of Chairman Richard Cutler for another year. Each regular term for the ZBA lasts five years, and next week is when Cutler’s is due to expire, but he has decided to return in the associate position, which is […] Read more »

Marion Candidates’ Night

With a controversial item on tap for the May 13 Town Meeting and a crowded ballot in the May 17 election, Marion continues to be the hottest political ticket in the Tri-Town. In turn, the League of Women Voters’ Marion Candidates’ Night is the place to be on Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm. I’ll be […] Read more »

Ladies Spring Luncheon

The ladies at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, Constitution Way would like to invite you to our Spring Luncheon on May 18 at 12:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling Ann at the Church office, 508-763-4314. Come join us for lunch, music, fellowship and a guest speaker. Read more »

Grassi Bog Going ‘Natural’

The natural “letting go” of an old cranberry bog area known as the Grassi Bog drew heavy attendance and much discussion at the Marion Conservation Commission’s meeting last Wednesday evening. The bog and land surrounding it lays parallel to Route 6, near the Rocky Neck subdivision and all along the area beyond. The applicant, Marion […] Read more »

Officials Cancel Mr. ORR Fundraiser

One of Old Rochester Regional High School’s biggest fundraisers, Mr. ORR, has been cancelled for this school year. In the past, the fundraiser has gone toward the Senior Class’s bank account. This year, the juniors obtained the fundraiser due to a new distribution of fundraisers. When there weren’t enough junior boys who signed up for […] Read more »

Souvenir China Donation in Marion

There’s something new at the Sippican Historical Society’s museum on Front Street. Thirty-six pieces of souvenir china that depict various scenes in Marion were recently donated by Pete Smith, Museum Curator. “The first piece I purchased when I was young, and the second piece was given to me by my mother,” Smith said. “I would […] Read more »

Solar Bylaw Boosters Regroup

Fairhaven, Carver and Dartmouth have one, and the Energy Management Committee wants Marion to have one, as well: a solar bylaw that would allow for a community solar garden on the town’s capped landfill via a Municipal Solar Overlay District. The proposal would also formalize the process for installing residential solar arrays on parcels of […] Read more »

Solar in a Proper Context

To the Editor: The media reports extolling the virtues of a proposed solar garden by Marion’s Energy Management Committee sited on the Marion landfill needs to be placed in a proper context. An EMC objective is to change Marion’s zoning bylaws to allow “as a matter of right” zoning for the purpose of siting its’ […] Read more »