Fire, EMTs Rescue Dog Trapped in Icy Waters

Murphy the dog is safe and warm tonight, but on December 20, Rochester firefighters and EMTs rushed to a cranberry bog off Sarah Sherman Road in Rochester to rescue poor Murphy who had fallen through the thin ice. Although Jeff Eldridge called it “just another day” for him as a Rochester firefighter, it was no […] Read more »

Christmas Day Swim – Hands and Hooves United

The joy and excitement was palpable as Christmas morning swimmers and their vocal supporters lined the beach in Mattapoisett on December 25, 2018. For the fifteenth year, the festive and fun Christmas Swim, a fundraiser for Helping Hands and Hooves, brought out family and friends who have made this event part of their holiday celebration. […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center (MAC) announces new hours beginning in 2019. The Marion Art Center will be closed December 23 through January 7, 2019. New Winter/Spring Hours are as follows: Tue-Wed: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thurs: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sun-Mon: closed. Join us as we welcome […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Isabella King, a Marion native, qualified for the Fall 2018 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Read more »

Citizens Petition for Cannabis Ban Article

Thirty Marion residents have put their signatures on a Citizen Petition requesting an article be placed on the 2019 Annual Town Meeting warrant calling for a prohibition of adult use cannabis establishments in Marion. This prohibition would include establishments that sell, distribute, cultivate, process, or package cannabis in any form. Submitted by Henry Mauro of […] Read more »

Borrego Solar Project Continued Again

Before hearing the cases on a rather light pre-holiday agenda on December 18, Rochester Conservation Commission Chairman Michael Conway said he had a few comments to make regarding one of the board members – Laurene Gerrior. Conway said it was Gerrior’s last night as a commissioner as she is relocating to Middleboro. He went on […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

New Year’s Eve Party – We have reached maximum capacity for this event. Weather Emergencies – The Rochester Senior Center operates as an emergency shelter in the event of blizzards, power outages, flooding, and other emergencies. Call us or check the website or Facebook page for updates. Volunteers Needed – The Senior Center is always […] Read more »

Patricia J. (Angus) Valatkevicz

Patricia J. (Angus) Valatkevicz, 75, of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Brockton, she was a 1961 graduate of Brockton High School. There she met her high school sweetheart and future husband William. Patricia was a home health aide for […] Read more »

Tri-Town Schools Hire New Business Administrator

The Old Rochester Regional School District welcomed its new business administrator on December 13 during the joint meeting of the ORR School District Committees. Paul Kitchen will assume the position on January 7, 2019, replacing former business administrator Patrick Spencer, who passed away unexpectedly on October 1. Spencer had been the school districts’ business administrator […] Read more »

Old Colony Continues to Power Apponequet Hockey

Although the co-op ice hockey program Apponequet/Bishop Connolly/Old Colony identifies as the Lakers, it’s the Old Colony Cougars that have powered the team early in the 2018-2019 season. Most recently, the Lakers were once again crowned Prenda Cup Champions, retaining their title from 2017-2018, after knocking off Somerset Berkley 5-2. Carson McGrath, an Old Colony […] Read more »