Rochester Woman’s Club

The next meeting of the Rochester Woman’s Club will be held on Wednesday, November 7at 12:00 pm. The club has decided to change its day and time of our meetings. The meetings will be held at the club house on 37 Marion Road in Rochester. Women from all areas are invited to join us. We […] Read more »

Celebrating Elizabeth Taber

A committee has been formed in Marion to honor Elizabeth Sprague Pitcher Taber (1791 – 1888), who was born and raised in Marion. After a teaching career in Marion, she married Stephen Taber, a clock maker, and moved to New Bedford when she was 33 years old. After Stephen and their three children died, she […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Recreation Basketball

Sign up today for Tri-Town Basketball for boys and girls in grades 3-6. MATTREC and Marion are combining again for a Tri-Town league for girls in grades 3-6, boys in grades 3 and 4, and boys in grades 5 and 6. Placement nights will be held November 6th, 7th, and 8th. Games begin in December […] Read more »

Ralph R. Silva, Jr.

Ralph R. Silva, Jr., Esq., 92, of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center after a brief illness. Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph R. Silva and Elizabeth Higgins, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. Atty. Silva was employed by Massachusetts Public Defenders Committee for […] Read more »

Sippican School Adopts School Improvement Plan

The Marion School Committee is the latest to approve its district’s school’s two-year school improvement plan following a multi-district Strategic Plan implemented to address the areas: 21stCentury learning, global citizenship, and social-emotional learning. On October 17, Sippican School Principal Lyn Rivet introduced the school’s plan that echoes the other goals and focus areas included in […] Read more »

Hearing, Seeing, and Feeling the Artistic Theme

Poets and painters, poets and photographers, poets and moviemakers – poets and all manners of visual arts – were paired, studied, and understood more fully when Dr. Josephine Yu gave an insightful and inspiring presentation titled “Sister Acts: A Discussion of Poetry and Paintings” on October 19 at the Mattapoisett Public Library. Yu, a professor […] Read more »


Dear Editor, The word “membership” has become a conundrum for me over the past few years even though the definition of membership is pretty straightforward. Most of us experience membership from a pretty young age. How many of us were in a cub scout or brownie troop? We learned early on to accept and expect […] Read more »

Marion Halloween Parade

The volunteer witches of the Marion Art Center have been brewing up plans for the annual Halloween Parade around the town on Wednesday, October 31. Costumed characters of all ages are invited to join in for this fun family event. Participants should meet at the Marion Music Hall (corner of Front and Cottage Streets) at […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

For the complete newsletter, please visit us at 67 Dexter Lane, Rochester, MA to pick up a newsletter or visit us on our website: to download the newsletter onto your computer. Also don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page for weekly updates: There are a lot of upcoming trips in November. […] Read more »

Another Solar Developer Presents Proposal

The next open field in Rochester slated for a solar farm is at 0 Old Middleboro Road, and developer Solar MA Project Management, LLC approached the Rochester Planning Board on October 23 to informally discuss the plan. Pedro Rodriguez, project manager for Seaboard Solar, and Austin Turner, engineer for Bohler Engineering, have been working on […] Read more »