Seasonal Flu Clinics

The Marion and Rochester Boards of Health will sponsor the 2018 seasonal flu clinics for all residents. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for ages 2 years old and over, nasal mist for ages 2-18, and the high dose vaccine for ages 65 years and over.             Those attending the flu […] Read more »

Mattapoisett to Purchase Pump-out Boat

Summer has yet to officially close for the season, but Mattapoisett’s Board of Selectmen talked of the urgency of doing everything necessary to ensure that the 2019 boating season finds the town’s water clean with a new pump-out boat. Town Administrator Mike Gagne reported that with Mattapoisett Boat Yard no longer able to provide mobile […] Read more »

The Real Disneyland

Long before I lived in Mattapoisett, long before I settled into a traditional lifestyle – a lifestyle I longed for but failed at that point to achieve – I was a struggling single mother. As such, vacations were out of the question. Sure, there were fun activities – going to city parks, public beaches or […] Read more »

Florence Eastman Post 280

The monthly meeting of the Florence Eastman Post 280 will be held at the hall at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19. The main topics will be our plans for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony which has to be moved to the 12 of November and the progress of our Foxwoods Fundraiser. Read more »

Academic Achievements

Melvin M. Vincent, of Rochester, Massachusetts, has been named to second honors on theClark Universitydean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s). Read more »

Mattapoisett Leads ORR Agreement Review

The Towns of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester will be reviewing its regionalization agreement for the Old Rochester school district, and Mattapoisett will be leading the way. During the September 6 meeting of the Tri-Town Boards of Selectmen, Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne announced that grant money provided to the Town of Mattapoisett by the Baker-Polito […] Read more »

Books and More Sale

The Friends of Plumb Library will be holding their annual “Books and More” Sale on Saturday, September 15from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way. There will be books for all ages and interests, plus DVDs, CDs, and games. The Junior Friends will […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

99,200: A Farewell to Paul Sardinha

Paul Sardinha, the man who has been bringing smash hit drama productions for the past two decades to Old Rochester Regional, has resigned from his position as director.             If you’ve ever been to a show put on by the ORR Drama Club, you would understand why Principal Michael Devoll often refers to the club […] Read more »

Joshua Slocum: South Coast Global Mariner

When September breezes spank the spinnakers and unfurl the sails to lean the masts into the windward harness of forward motion, they pass in panoramic review along the shoreline toward the end of summer. They also pass by landmarks of shipyards, town wharves, and nautical landings that are lasting cornerstones of an ages old seafaring […] Read more »