More Opposition to Menthol Cig Ban

Chairman of the Marion Board of Health John Howard had to note the “record turnout” of those in attendance on October 26 to join in the conversation about the board’s pursuit to ban flavored nicotine products – both flavored tobacco and flavored electronic nicotine – as well as menthol cigarettes. Listed on the agenda was […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Friends Meeting Fall Sale Continues

Remaining items from last week’s Mattapoisett Friends Meeting Fall Sale will be available for half price or less this coming Saturday, October 28. Hours will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the meeting hall, 103 Marion Road (Rte. 6), East Mattapoisett. Dealers and yard sale professionals are especially welcome as the value of some […] Read more »

Another Homecoming Comes and Goes

Homecoming season at Old Rochester Regional High School has come to a close after a week filled with school spirit, skits, sports, and the annual dance. “This past Homecoming week was really fun and exciting,” junior Alex Wurl commented. “I think everyone really enjoyed the spirit days and pep rally!” Although Monday was “mismatch day,” […] Read more »

Hockey Unlimited

Hockey Unlimited, an organization founded nearly 53 years ago and committed to teaching the fundamentals of ice hockey to local youths ranging in age from 9 to 14 years, plans to begin its 53rd season at Travis Roy Rink, inside Tabor Academy’s Fish Center for Health & Athletics. This year’s program will consist of approximately […] Read more »

Selectmen Brake Before Approving Stop Signs

During a quick meeting just before the October 23 Fall Special Town Meeting, the Rochester Board of Selectmen decided to put the brakes on voting to approve ten new stop signs and two yield signs that were recommended after a study that was part of a state-funded safety improvement project for High Street. State grant […] Read more »

SLT Halloween Stroll

Join the Sippican Lands Trust for a spooky Halloween Stroll on Friday, October 27 at 5:30 pm at the White Eagle property. Renowned storyteller David Mello will be featured as we walk through Aucoot Woods, a property managed together by the Sippican Lands Trust and the Marion Open Space Acquisition Committee (MOSAC). This event is […] Read more »

After Four Stormy Decades, Lawrence Retires His Plow

If you ever wondered what type of person spends his entire adult life’s worth of winter storms plowing Rochester’s roads, meet Glenn Lawrence. “The plowing and sanding, I’ve been doing that since I was eighteen,” Lawrence said with a modest shrug. “I’m sixty-two now.” Glenn’s last day as a member of the Rochester Highway Department […] Read more »

Tri-Town Youth Basketball Registration

Marion and Mattapoisett Recreation are pleased to announce that it will once again team up to offer a Fall/Winter Youth Basketball program for participants in Grades 3-6. Deadline for registration is November 2 and cost is $95 per player. Games are played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and practices are an additional night during the […] Read more »

Trick Or Trot

Come support the Class of 2020 at Old Rochester Regional High School. Bring your trick or treat bags and be ready to move. Join us on a course around ORR with candy stops along the way. Fill your bag with treats and walk or run the course in costume. Come on down anytime between 1:00 […] Read more »

Solar Bylaw Article Fails

The citizen’s petition to place restrictions on solar farms along Route 105 and any future scenic highways failed to garner the two-thirds votes a bylaw change requires during the October 23 Rochester Fall Special Town Meeting. The article was vetted two weeks prior during a Planning Board public hearing on October 10, at which time […] Read more »