Marion Republican Town Committee

The Marion Republican Town Committee seeks new members. Marion Republicans who are interested in becoming Committee members must sign a State nomination form and their name will be placed on the ballot to become elected Committee members at the Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016. For further information or to sign up, please call Matt […] Read more »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club is very proud to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on the writings of William Shakespeare. This classic story of misshaped love is set in Italy, 1910 and promises to be a magical night to remember. It stars (Jr) Sara Achorn, (So) Alice Bednarczyk, (Sr) Rikard Bodin, […] Read more »

Voters Say Nay to Sewer Expansion Grant

Marion Special Fall Town Meeting voters on October 26 finally accepted a new ambulance, but they flat out rejected the Board of Selectmen’s article to appropriate $50,000 to match a potential grant of $200,000 that could have led to expanded municipal sewer service to the Indian and Aucoot Cove area neighborhoods of Marion and Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Football a Huge Win in Homecoming Game

A wild Homecoming football game resulted in a 46-45 victory for the Bulldogs, who have now won two in a row. Meanwhile, the volleyball team earned a playoff spot with a win over Apponequet on Friday night. Note that both Cross Country teams had a bye week prior to the SCC Championship. Football: Coming off […] Read more »

Silver Bells Christmas Fair

The Women’s Guild will hold its annual Christmas fair, Silver Bells, on Friday, November 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the First Congregational Church, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. There will be many handmade items, a silent auction, baked goods, candy table and old to […] Read more »

New Bedford: The City of Light

In 1851, an English noblewoman wrote home to say, “I have been invited to visit New Bedford … it is said to be the ‘City of Palaces,’ from the beautiful buildings it contains.” New Bedford was once the jewel of Massachusetts, called by some the “City of Light.” It is this glimmering history that author […] Read more »

Marion’s Master Plan – A Work in Process

On Saturday, October 24, about 50 people in Marion gathered in the Music Hall for another round of workshops to discuss a master plan for the town. Navigating through the multi-layered process was SRPEDD’s Grant King, principal comprehensive planner. As he has done in previous planning workshops, King noted that SRPEDD’s role is assisting cities […] Read more »

Rochester Man Sentenced for Break In

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 15 months in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to a number of charges stemming from a break in at the Rochester Golf Course in July of this year. Michael J. Eldridge, 31, of Wordell Street, pleaded guilty in Wareham District Court to breaking and entering in […] Read more »

George M. Barden Jr.

Long-time Mattapoisett resident George M. Barden Jr., musician, mineralogist, research genealogist, skilled carpenter/cabinetmaker, polymath, died September 28 2015, aged 97. His Big Band swing era arrangements and compositions were played by three dozen bands and performers, including a million-selling record among nearly 50 recordings of his arrangements. George M Barden Jr. was born on November […] Read more »

Tabor Welcomes Students from Spain

On Friday, Tabor Academy welcomed 20 students and two teachers from Beques, Spain. One of the teachers was returning to Tabor, as well as several siblings of past exchange students who visited two or even four years ago when the exchange began. Day students and some faculty families volunteered to host the Spanish students in […] Read more »