MOSAC Releases 2017 Survey Results

Results of the open space and recreation survey conducted by the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission have been released, and the results clearly show that Marion residents love to walk. In fact, 143 of the 169 residents who filled out the survey between the fall of 2017 and the winter of 2018 shared that they […] Read more »

Donate Your Used Books

It’s time to clean your shelves of your used books to make way for the new ones you’ll be buying at the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library’s annual book sale. We’re looking for good-quality hardcover and paperback books, audio and video tapes, DVDs, children’s books, and puzzles. Please, no periodicals, encyclopedias or text-books. Donations can […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, continues their 134 year tradition of visiting clergy from Massachusetts and beyond. Services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer are conducted at 8:00 am and 10:00 am each Sunday through Labor Day weekend. The Reverend Philip C. Jacobs III, Rector of Trinity Church, […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Western New England University congratulates more than 700 students who received their academic degrees including Sophia Asker of Marion who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Public Relations and Jonathan Morton of Mattapoisett who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting. Morgan Dasilva            of Rochester received a Bachelor […] Read more »

Rodman E. Taylor Sr.

Rodman E. Taylor Sr., 87, of Marion, MA. died peacefully on June 24, 2018. “Rod” was the husband of the late Marguerite Theresa Taylor. Born in New Bedford on April 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Clayton and Florence Taylor. Rod served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sargent after graduating […] Read more »

Loide E. (Franco) Souza

Loide E. (Franco) Souza, 86, of Rochester died June 27, 2018 peacefully at Brookdale Dartmouth Village. She was the wife of the late George Souza. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Cecilia (Tavares) Franco, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Rochester. Mrs. Souza was formerly employed as a […] Read more »

Family Friday Explorations

Get your whole family to explore the outdoors during Family Friday Explorations, a series of three free outings in July hosted by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Rochester’s Plumb Library. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your family will learn about the Buzzards Bay region’s animals, plants, and habitats. On July 6, learn about frogs, […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

For questions, please contact: Sharon Lally, Director, at 508-763-8723 or at For the complete newsletter please visit us at 67 Dexter lane Rochester Ma, or visit us on our website a Also, please don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at: for weekly updates Volunteers Needed – To help in the Breakfast […] Read more »


To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Congregational Church joins our larger denomination, the United Church of Christ (, in calling for the immediate cessation of the purposeful separation of children from their families at our border and reuniting them with their families. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since the start of […] Read more »

Board Preps for Green Communities Act Zoning

As the Board of Selectmen prepares to make Rochester a “Green Community”, so must the Rochester Planning Board, Chairman Arnie Johnson announced on June 26, introducing the two criteria of the five mandated by the Green Communities Act that the Planning Board must assist with implementing. First, Johnson explained, the board must designate zoning that […] Read more »