Zachary M. Sherman

Zachary M. Sherman, 25, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Zac was the son of Gary R. and Samantha (Gifford) Sherman of Rochester. A longtime resident of Rochester, Zac graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 2008. He currently worked for Sperry Tents. Zac was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed sports […] Read more »

RMS Students vs Staff Basketball

The staff at Rochester Memorial School beat the students again for the 15th year in a row during the annual RMS students versus staff basketball game on January 22. The Friday night event attracted a gymnasium full of spectators who witnessed the staff’s 83-72 win over the students. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Barbara M. (MacLennan) Barber

Barbara M. (MacLennan) Barber, 81, of Mattapoisett, died January 16, 2016 at Our Lady’s Haven. Barbara was the wife of the late Donald Duane Barber who passed away 15 months ago. Born in Manhattan, NY, the daughter of the late John C and Bertha (Twite) MacLennan, Barbara lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. After […] Read more »

Carl Clifton (Cliff) Wilson

Carl Clifton (Cliff) Wilson, 63, of Mattapoisett, died January 24, 2016 at Tobey Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of the late Helen (Hoovey) Gifford Laner and Cal Ladner, and William J. Wilson Jr. He was born in Atlanta, GA and spent his childhood in Wareham MA. Cliff attended Wareham schools. After […] Read more »

Board Discusses New Town Planner Role

Snow whirled across the road and an icy wind cut like a knife, which delayed a few board members for the Marion Planning Board’s January 19 meeting. As the members gathered at the Marion Music Hall – a change of venue to accommodate a Board of Selectmen meeting at the Town House – they chatted […] Read more »

Examining Privilege: Honoring MLK

Tabor Academy honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a program that focused on the history of the civil rights movement and current day race relations, highlighting micro-aggressions and visible and invisible aspects of privilege. The day started by gathering together in advisory groups to discuss the different kinds of privilege. The first […] Read more »

Duck Blind Startles Teacher and Resident

Although outdoor recreational activities, especially hunting, are expected in a rural community such as Rochester, having a duck blind near Rochester Memorial School was alarming enough for a teacher to notify Rochester’s Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon. A duck blind is a camouflaged shelter, sometimes made of brush, which conceals duck hunters. The blind is situated […] Read more »

Resident Calls Out Tenants On Parking Abuse

Members of the Marion Board of Selectmen agreed that enforcement of a “30 Minute Parking” sign at the Marconi Village roundabout was outside the Town’s jurisdiction, but Selectman Jonathan Henry told Marconi resident and Planning Board member Eileen Marum that he would get to the bottom of the situation and report back to the board. […] Read more »

Flooding in the Library

It appeared to be a normal day at Old Rochester Regional High School, with students shuffling off the bus and into the school, heading to their homerooms for yet another day of classes. But as the students walked by the library computer lab on Wednesday morning, something seemed awry. There was quite a commotion occurring […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Members Show

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls,” remarked Pablo Picasso some years ago. It is still true, and the Marion Art Center exists to provide enrichment, enlightenment and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts to all. Currently, the Winter Members Show is installed in both galleries and […] Read more »