Mattapoisett Congregational Church Scholarship

Candace “Lee” Heald, a member of the Memorials & Celebrations Committee of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, had the pleasure of introducing this year’s scholarship recipients, Megan Field and Freemin Bauer, during worship on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Both Freemin and Megan are graduating seniors from Old Rochester Regional High School and members of the Church, […] Read more »

SHS Welcomes Leslie Piper, Archivist

The Sippican Historical Society has appointed Leslie Thayer Piper as its Archivist under its Community Preservation Committee grant. Piper recently earned an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management at Simmons College. She will be responsible for organizing and cataloguing the Society’s collection of documents and artifacts, as well as […] Read more »

Paul Francis Devine

Paul Francis Devine, 75, of Mattapoisett, MA, and Englewood, FL, and formerly of Norwood, MA, passed away peacefully, with loving family by his side, on May 28, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Patrick J. and Loretta (Coakley) Devine. He was the beloved […] Read more »

The Neighborhood Fox

Frequent reports of red foxes in urban neighborhoods as well as inner cities are examples of a trend of wildlife living in comfortable contact with human beings. It is happening everywhere as a growing wildlife frontier moves back in to reclaim habitat previously over-populated by people. There are rough edges along the way because subsequent […] Read more »

A Final Farewell to the Senior Class of 2018

It’s time to say goodbye to the senior class of 2018! As they approach their final week of high school, seniors begin to reflect upon lessons they have learned and experiences they have had during their time at Old Rochester, and think about the plans they have made for their futures.             For some students, […] Read more »

New Solar Project Establishing Wetlands Lines

The next in a growing line of solar projects to enter Rochester is in the initial stages of development with the delineation of the 9,950-foot wetlands border at 0 Walnut Plain Road. The Rochester Conservation Commission on May 15 reviewed a section of that line as part of the Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area delineation […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program

The Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well-known and well regarded in the Southcoast area. The programs are designed to be small groups, and registration is limited to 15 children per session. Coastal Explorations 2018.These half-day programs involve hands-on exploration, experiments, crafts and journaling while being outdoors. We will be […] Read more »

Kathleen (Kate) Moriarty Ackerman

Kathleen (Kate) Moriarty Ackerman passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at her home in Marion. Born in Nantucket on June 22, 1930, Kate was the daughter of Alan Moriarty and Kathleen Cronin Moriarty. After a childhood spent on Nantucket and in New Bedford, Kate went to college at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. She […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Local Election Results

On May 22, Mattapoisett poll workers saw 252 voters, or a mere 5.35% voter turnout, face the daunting task of voting on a ballot that contained absolutely no contested races. Perhaps, though, this task was not as daunting to the voters as it was for Town Clerk Catherine Heuberger and her team of poll workers […] Read more »

Cannabis Moratorium Extended, $500k Pumper Approved

Rochester voters approved extending the Town’s temporary moratorium on recreational cannabis retail establishments during the Annual Town Meeting on Monday night, May 21. Article 25 was brought forth by the Board of Selectmen and recommended by the Planning Board, and seeks to buy the Town more time to write its own zoning regulations for cannabis […] Read more »