It’s All About the Animals, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter located at 103 Marion Road, Rochester, cordially invites you to have a blast at our third annual Octopurrfest celebration! This family-friendly festival will be held rain or shine on October 15 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be several vendors with […] Read more »

Snows Pond Study To Continue

On September 19, the Rochester Conservation Commission met with Peter Newton of Bristol Engineering Advisors regarding the monitoring of water levels at Snows Pond. Newton’s services were part of an agreement reached with Decas Cranberry Company after concerns were raised over dewatering activities associated with the construction of a tailwater recovery pond. Residents and the […] Read more »

Hashtag #WEareOR

Superintendent Doug White told the Old Rochester Regional School Committee on September 13 that the school district did things a little bit differently for teachers and staff on opening day this year. Aside from meeting in the auditorium instead of the cafeteria, White unveiled the school district’s new initiative: branding ORR. Each staff member was […] Read more »

Preserving the Good Life

If one happens to drive by Marion and Robert Faelten’s Pierce Street home in Rochester early morning on any given day in August or September, chances are one will find them both standing inside their kitchen fully immersed in the labor of love they share every year, as they have done for all 50 of […] Read more »

Natalie Ann Souza

Natalie Ann Souza, 85, of Mattapoisett died September 21, 2017 at Hathaway Manor after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Rebello) Souza, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 2004. She loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her sister, […] Read more »

Knights Antique & Flea Market

The Knights of Columbus, 57 Fairhaven Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett, holds an Antique & Flea Market on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a new event on the South Coast. Many interesting items at all price ranges. Antiques, tools, musical instruments including guitars, banjos and various horns, signed paintings and prints, signs, […] Read more »

50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group

Beginning Thursday, October 5, the Marion Council on Aging will offer a free Job Seekers program to support and assist people in the 50+ demographic who are looking for a new job, a totally new career direction or an encore career. Meetings will take place the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 3:00 […] Read more »

New Plan Unveiled For Snow Fields Lots

Once again, the Mattapoisett Town Hall conference room was packed with abutters waiting to hear and see the plan modifications for a two-lot subdivision at the end of Snow Fields Road. But on September 18 what they got instead was a completely new roadway plan, one that would take the most contentious part of the […] Read more »

Town Master Plan Unveiled

After three years of dedicated effort, the Marion Planning Board on September 18 presented the completed Master Plan to a small crowd of Marion residents at the board’s Monday night meeting. The board is hoping the Master Plan will be adopted at the Fall Special Town Meeting on October 23. Planning Board member Jennifer Francis […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

The Gateway Gladiators season got under way this weekend, with the Midget Blue team tying their first game 3-3 and losing their second game 5-3. On Saturday, the Gladiators traveled to Providence to take on a tough opponent. Jared Robbins opened the scoring for the Gladiators, scoring a power play goal, with assists coming from […] Read more »