Town of Rochester Tax Bills

FY 2018 Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills were mailed December 15 and are due January 16, 2018. If paying by personal online banking, allow sufficient time for the bank to generate a check and mail it to the Town. Please supply sufficient information on the check identifying which bill should be credited. New […] Read more »

Tinkhamtown Chapel Annual Carol Sing

The Tinkhamtown Chapel on Acushnet Road in Mattapoisett will hold its annual Christmas Carol Sing on Saturday, December 23 at 5:00 pm. Go back in time as you join your friends and neighbors in singing the old favorites in a 19th century chapel, lit by kerosene lamps and heated with a wood stove. Children are […] Read more »

Farmer’s Market Developer Withdraws

Instead of a farmer’s market, Rochester may soon have another solar farm, one of several options property owner Craig Canning will be exploring. The plans for a farmer’s market off Marion Road in Rochester are no more, now that Canning has withdrawn his Special Permit application with the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals and his […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester Council on Aging is pleased to offer the following day trip on Thursday, December 21: LaSalette Festival of Lights, Attleboro, with supper at the Cafeteria. Leave at 3:00 pm and return at 8:30 pm. Please be sure to sign up well in advance to ensure your seat on the van! Call 508-763-8723 for […] Read more »

Madeline M. Santos

Madeline M. Santos, 105, died peacefully Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham. She was the wife of the late John Peter Santos. Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Britto. A homemaker, Mrs. Santos lived in Marion and Mattapoisett for […] Read more »

Towns Wants ORR 20-Year Capital Plan

The town administrators of the three towns have asked the Old Rochester Regional School District to devise a prioritized 20-year capital plan, which led the Old Rochester Regional School Committee on December 6 to seek feedback from the budget subcommittee before moving forward with the seemingly daunting task. Members of T.U.R.F. (Tri-Town Unified Recreational Facilities, […] Read more »

Christmas Day Swim to Benefit Helping Hands and Hooves

Come join us for a fun family tradition that helps those in need. Helping Hands and Hooves will host the 14th annual Christmas Day Swim at 11:00 am at the Mattapoisett Town Beach. Each swimmer is asked to give a donation of $15 (payable on the day of the swim) and the first 75 swimmers […] Read more »

Holiday Window On Little Bay

A year ago my wife, Jan, and I moved to a local house with a panoramic shoreline view to be close to our daughter Elizabeth, a few blocks away. Now, we are getting ready for Christmas and trimming the tree with ornaments and lights in the true spirit and tradition amended safely by Thomas Edison […] Read more »

AFS, the World, and the Big Apple

At the beginning of the month, members of the ORRHS American Field Service club and fellow students took a day trip to New York City to embark on a cultural experience. The AFS club is dedicated to multicultural learning through various opportunities offered around the South Coast area and beyond, and it hosts international exchange […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Volunteers

The Rochester Country Fair is actively looking for volunteers to fill in many small and leadership positions for the 2018 country fair. The Fair is managed by an all-volunteer staff that comes from a variety of backgrounds and talents, each contributing their skills and time to provide a safe, family-friendly event that brings many smiles […] Read more »