Neighbors Plead to Stop Solar Farm

As another Rochester neighborhood prepares to welcome a new solar farm into town, the Rochester Planning Board on June 27 spent the evening reassuring residents that board members are diligent, experienced, and ready to take on the latest solar farm proposal slated for Rounseville Road at Mendell Road, just as the board has for the […] Read more »

Brown & Hallemeier Exhibit at the MAC

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of an exhibition entitled Coastal Visions x2, featuring artists Sarah Brown and Heide Hallemeier. From Friday, June 30 through Saturday, July 29, both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with paintings by the South Coast artists. A reception in their honor will […] Read more »

Violations, Restorations, and Enforcements

The June 20 meeting of the Rochester Conservation Commission found the commission working through a list of violations and restoration plans due to illegal cutting and the issuance of Enforcement Orders for several properties. Coming before the commission was William Chamberlain, employee of Decas Cranberry Company, and Brooke Monroe of Pinebrook Consulting with two after-the-fact […] Read more »

ORR Accepts Press Box, JHS Discards Honor Roll

The Old Rochester Regional School Committee on June 14 accepted a donation of a new press box for the ORR sports field. Athletics Director Bill Tilden said the proposed press box is designed to dovetail into the athletic complex overhaul the nonprofit group T.U.R.F. is proposing over the long-term. The donation would cover the $30,000 […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Hannah Sullivan of Rochester has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. The following Tri-Town Framingham State University students […] Read more »

Wareham Post 220 Baseball

The Wareham Post 220 Baseball results for this week were: Orleans Post 308: 7 vs. Post 220 (2-1): 3 – Post 220 drops their first game of the season to an improved and scrappy baseball team from Orleans. John Breault (Old Rochester), Michael Kennefick (Old Rochester), Danny Renwick (Old Rochester), and Cooper Thornell (Upper Cape/MA […] Read more »

Tyler S. Ayan

Tyler S. Ayan, 22, of Marion died June 24, 2017 after injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Boston and lived in Marion for many years. Tyler graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Rhode Island last […] Read more »

Summer Conditioning Program

The athletes’ summer conditioning program will be offered to athletes again this summer. This program focuses on athletes as a whole with emphasis on strength training, endurance and agility for all sports, preparing athletes for their fall sports or for general, overall conditioning. This coed program will be offered to athletes entering grades 6-12. The […] Read more »

Subdivision Proposed Near Great Cedar Swamp

On June 19, the members of the Mattapoisett Planning Board met with David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, representing Dennis Arsenault to discuss plans for a two-lot subdivision adjacent to Great Cedar Swamp at the end of Snowfield Road. As Davignon explained the conceptual design, he was clearly aware of the many environmental […] Read more »

With Clarification, Deck is Approved

On June 15 during a special meeting to address the Special Permit application for Augusta Rosenthal of 8 Quelle Road, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals approved a deck addition after receiving bylaw clarification from the building inspector. During the June 6 meeting, the board hesitated on voting on the application since it was unable […] Read more »