Winifred Gibbs Blethen

Winifred Gibbs Blethen, 95, of Marion, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late H. Tyler Blethen, Jr. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Victor W. and Kathryn (Moriarty) Gibbs. A graduate of Wheaton College in Norton and Bridgewater State University, where she […] Read more »

ORRHS Jazz Band In The Swing

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing…”             Jazz music has many moods and tempos, and nearly any instrument that can be blown, strummed, hit with a mallet or stick can be used to make America’s music – jazz. With its origins deeply rooted in African rhythms, blessed by emotionally charged […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold its monthly meeting on May 4 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner is at 6:00 pm. This meeting will feature an old-fashioned BBQ with rib-eye steaks, baked potato, tossed salad with pie for dessert. Our speaker for the meeting will be Colby Rottler, […] Read more »

Board of Selectmen Review Remote Attendance

A very short meeting of the Marion Board of Selectmen commenced on April 19. Selectmen Stephen Cushing, Jonathan Henry and Jonathan Dickerson were settled in by 7:00 pm, waiting only on the television recording to be ready. Also present was Town Administrator Paul Dawson, who had been absent due to illness for several weeks. The […] Read more »

Rochester Tree City USA Event

A locally-based chain home improvement store is donating five Leland Cypress to the Town of Rochester for planting at the Rochester Police Station. This donation is in part the continuation of a project started at the Rochester Senior Center in October. Rochester Town Administrator Mike McCue plans to coordinate the planting of the trees with […] Read more »

League of Women Voters

Are you an educated and engaged voter? The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. It is operating at national, state and local levels in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., the […] Read more »

3D Printing

The Mattapoisett Free Library unveiled its brand new 3D printer this weekend during a presentation given by tech expert Kevin Osborn. Osborn gave a demonstration on Saturday, April 16, of the library’s very own brand new Ultimaker 2 3D printer. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Selectmen Change TM Date, Question Bulldogs Signs

The Rochester Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 19, rescheduled its Annual Town Meeting due to a scheduling conflict with Town Counsel Blair Bailey. Bailey requested that the selectmen move the scheduled date from June 6 to the following Monday, June 13, which selectmen were willing to do, pending availability of the Rochester Memorial School […] Read more »

Arbor Day Clean-up

As spring is reaching its full bloom, the litter along our roads is deplorable. Why is this so? We as citizens must make every effort to educate our kids and our neighbors to become proactive. If we each take the lead in picking up debris wherever we go, all year long, we might make a […] Read more »

Roarin’ 20s Speakeasy Cabaret Performance

On Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 pm, the Marion Art Center will feature the Dixie Diehards Jazz Band. Located at the corner of Main Street and 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, the MAC Theatre will be transformed into a speakeasy of the 20s. As a special addition of fun, the audience is invited to come […] Read more »