Voters Adopt Amended Medical Cannabis Bylaw

After nearly an hour of deliberation, one blunt resident urged his fellow voters to “get out of the weeds,” so to speak, poking pun that it was high time to take a vote on the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center bylaw that sparked debate during the Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting Monday night, November 26. Planning Board […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society

The Rochester Historical Society will be at Rochester’s Plumb Library Sale on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with all things Rochester for sale. There will be Rochester t-shirts, sweatshirts, books about Rochester history, cup plates, novelty boxes, cards, and coloring books. All would make great Christmas gifts. Read more »

To the Marion Planning Board

To the Marion Planning Board: The solar array proposal must be denied. The solar array proposed on Route 6, just a stone’s throw from the Point Road lights, must be rejected by the Planning Board. The developer of the project has proposed to clear cut 18 acres for his project. The fact that pertains to […] Read more »

Selectmen Pass on Land Purchase

During a quick pre-Special Town Meeting scheduled meeting, the Rochester Board of Selectmen on November 19 voted to refrain from exercising its right of first refusal for 440 Snipatuit Road. The Chapter 61A agricultural use property consists of a house and two acres of cranberry bogs. As a Chapter 61A property, the right of first […] Read more »

Holiday in the Park

The Town of Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen wishes to extend an invitation to all town residents to attend their 13th Annual “Holiday in the Park” and Stroll. The events take place on Saturday, December 8. The fun filled day starts with The Mattapoisett Congregational Church Holiday Fair from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Continuing the […] Read more »

District Seeks $140,000 for Cameras, Irrigation

School Superintendent Doug White has requested $143,817 in capital spending to provide Rochester Memorial School with security camera upgrades, a field irrigation system, and also a math curriculum materials renewal, items that White told the Rochester School Committee on November 15 are outside the scope of the regular school budget. “We’re looking at trying to […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Girls Soccer Wins NEPSAC Title

It took 80 minutes of regular time, two 10-minute overtime periods, and a round of penalty kicks, but in the end, Tabor Academy girls soccer edged out Thayer Academy 4-3 to win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class B championship. Leading the way offensively was Cat Barrywho scored twice, including the game-tying goal […] Read more »

ORRHS to Present Cinderella

The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club is presenting the classic tale of Cinderella this fall. Directed by Gregory Silver, Cinderella by Sally Netzel is a classic retelling of the fairy tale with some modern twists. Starring Victoria Kvilhaug as Cinderella and Baylen Brunelle as Prince, Cinderella also features Jackie Barrett, Sarah Melloni, Kate […] Read more »

Michael J. “Mike” McQuade

Michael J. “Mike” McQuade, 58, of Mattapoisett passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was born in New Bedford, son of the late James and Lily (Peck) McQuade. Mike leaves behind his wife, Jerilyn (Sunderland) McQuade, with whom he would have celebrated 30 years of marriage next month; his two sons, Myles and […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Coastal V-Zone House Rebuild

At long last, the Marion Conservation Commission, with Chairman Jeff Doubrava on speakerphone, issued an Order of Conditions for the controversial application filed by Mark Ross. Ross, represented by Nick Dufresne of Farland Corp., was requesting to raze an existing dwelling and rebuild at 195C Converse Road. Doubrava, with other commission members, had questioned the […] Read more »