Tri-County Symphonic Band

The Tri-County Symphonic Band presents a concert of music by three very different composers: “Mozart, Mancini and Mussorgsky.” The concert will feature baritone Tianxu Zhou. The performance is at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 12 at the Dartmouth High School Auditorium, 555 Bakerville Road, South Dartmouth. Tickets are $15 (Students $5, Children 12 and under […] Read more »

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

The week of January 28 to February 3 has been designated as Catholic Schools Week 2017. All of the Catholic schools in the area plan special events for this week and Holy Family – Holy Name School’s week of activities is something special. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools … Building a Community of Faith, […] Read more »

Marion Community Preservation Funding

Applications for Community Preservation Act funding are now available in the Marion Town House located at 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. The Community Preservation Act is a Massachusetts Law that allows participating cities and towns to adopt a real estate tax surcharge, supplemented by State matching funds, in order to fund community preservation. Eligible […] Read more »

Board to Ask Abutters About Blasting

Rochester Planning Board Chairman Arnold Johnson said on January 24 that the board would ask abutters to a proposed solar farm at 268 Mattapoisett Road whether or not they would prefer the board permit blasting through the ledge rock during construction or restrict activity to drilling and hammering. The board doesn’t usually permit blasting, noted […] Read more »

Candlemas Service of Light and Hope

A Candlemas Service of Light and Hope will take place in the chapel of St. Gabriel’s Church on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 pm. The service will consist of readings, songs and prayers on the themes of light and hope, and will be led by Music Director Leslie Piper and the Rev. Geoffrey T. Piper. […] Read more »

Your Story: Open Mic

Please join the Mattapoisett Historical Society (5 Church Street in Mattapoisett) for our second Your Story: Open Mic event on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 pm. Inspired by the tradition of poetry slams and the appearance of “The Moth” at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, the Mattapoisett Historical Society invites you to our own […] Read more »

Cooking For Two: A Valentine’s Day Treat

If you are looking for an easy meal to make for Valentine’s Day, Karen Covey has got you covered! Join her at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Tuesday, February 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a free cooking demonstration. Recipes will be shared. Karen J. Covey is the founder and publisher of The […] Read more »

Selectmen Sign Deal for 911 Regionalization

A Regionalized 911 system is a done deal for the Town of Rochester, now that the Rochester Board of Selectmen on January 23 signed a five-year agreement with the Town of Duxbury to receive emergency dispatch services. Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar said that signing the agreement sooner rather than later was critical in order to […] Read more »

Rita J. (Carrier) Galligan

Rita J. (Carrier) Galligan passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home, on January 27, 2017, at the age of 101. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Galligan and the daughter of the late John and Marilda (Boily) Carrier. Rita was most proud of mothering two sets of twins and family […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club

The next meeting of the Rochester Women’s Club will be on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm. This is our annual pot luck dinner. Please call Marsha at 508-322-0998 or email the club at for more information on our dinner. We are asking for RSVPs by Monday, January 30, please. We will be creating […] Read more »