Property Clean-up Within Boundary Lines

During the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s meeting on August 22, the owner of a soon-to-reopen new restaurant located at 79 Fairhaven Road (Route 6), Nabah Mougabber, came before the commissioners saying, “We own beyond where we have cut.” Abutter Fred Wyze and his family located at 3 River Road had complained to the commission during the […] Read more »

Marion COA Offering Quality Cultural Programs

An August 22 presentation on Robert Frost at the Marion Council on Aging is further evidence that what the Marion COA has to offer area seniors – and residents in general – is a continuous stream of quality cultural and literary immersion with the opportunity to share in the conversation with fellow community members. Robert […] Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council

The Rochester Cultural Council is accepting online applications from organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community from September 1, 2016 until October 17, 2016. The Massachusetts Cultural Council is excited to announce that the Local Cultural Council Program online application will be available at The pages […] Read more »

The Feisty Fiddler Crab

Crabs are classified as crustaceans and are highly valued as predators and scavengers to the Buzzards Bay ecosystem by keeping it clean and also providing a valuable food source for the environment and humans. Many miles of the Buzzards Bay shoreline here are perfect for fiddler crabs, which have a ‘clock’ in their heads to […] Read more »

ORCTV’s Marion Town Hall Feed Restored

Old Rochester Community Television is pleased to announce that the live feed, allowing government meetings held at the Marion Town House Conference Room to be broadcast live, has been restored. ORCTV had not been able to broadcast live coverage of government meetings from the Town House since late in the year 2015. Poor weather contributed […] Read more »

Drought Watch Issued for Tri-Town Region

As part of the Southeast of Massachusetts, Tri-Town is one of the areas hit hard by the dry summer the region has been experiencing, as evidenced by escalating water restrictions and extremely low water marks, most notably the Mattapoisett River. After five straight months of dry conditions all throughout the Commonwealth, Energy and Environmental Affairs […] Read more »

The Wanderer Seeks Student Journalists

Are you a student at Old Rochester Regional or Old Colony who enjoys writing, finding a good scoop, and telling everybody about it? How about getting paid for doing something you enjoy anyway? There’s that, and the thrill of seeing your name in print, which never really gets old, in our opinion. Writing as a […] Read more »

Darleen S. (Allemao) Hall

Darleen S. (Allemao) Hall, 66, of Rochester passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Lima) Allemao she grew up in New Bedford and lived most her life in Wareham before moving to Rochester 12 years […] Read more »

MYC Holds Ensign National Championship

Perhaps you noticed a little more activity just outside Mattapoisett harbor last week as 30 Ensigns, a 22’ keelboat, raced off Strawberry Point to determine who would be the 2016 Ensign National Champion. One hundred and twenty sailors travelled from as far away as Texas and Michigan to compete in the four-day event. Ten races […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Essay Winners

The Rochester Historical Society would like to thank those individuals who entered our essay contest. The winners were announced on Saturday at the Rochester Country Fair. First Place went to Delaney Shaw (age 13) – $100; Second Place to Colin Kulak (age 13) – $75; and Third Place to Lukas Michaelis (age 12) – $50. […] Read more »