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 »

Residents Squint at Latest Solar Proposal

The January 22 meeting of the Rochester Planning Board proved to be a long night’s journey under a fading Blood Moon, as three solar array projects came before the members. First up with an informal presentation and discussion of a proposed solar array field on Marion Road located on property owned by Craig Canning, Rochester […] Read more »

Building Our Largest Dementia

To the Editor: Congress just passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act with a strong bipartisan vote. Now that BOLD is law, I want to thank Congressman William Keating for championing this meaningful legislation. The BOLD Act will allow effective Alzheimer’s public health interventions to be implemented across the country. Thanks […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club

The next meeting of the Rochester Women’s Club will be held on February 6at 6:30 pm. This is our annual pot luck dinner and always delicious. We will be discussing a few upcoming in-house projects that we are about to tackle. If we have not seen you in a while, please think about attending our […] Read more »

School Committee Delays Field Rehab Proposal Vote

No one attending the Old Rochester Regional School Committee meeting on January 17 disagreed that the athletic fields at ORR are in need of improvement, and a facilities subcommittee that night presented its revised and downsized $2 million plan to the ORR School Committee and the public. But the School Committee will hold off on […] Read more »

Waterways Fees Increasing in Marion

Fees for recreational boaters in Marion are going up this fiscal year in order to fund a long-range 10-13-year plan to replace the harbormaster’s main patrol boat. Harbormaster Isaac Perry presented his proposed fee hikes to the Marion Board of Selectmen on January 22, which resulted in approval of the fees that will result in […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

Inclement Weather/Senior Center Closings: The Senior Center closes for all activities when Rochester schools are cancelled. Closings related to weather will also be announced on our Facebook page. Emergency Warming Shelter Volunteers are needed! The Senior Center operates as a warming shelter for Rochester residents in the event of power outages. Local volunteers are always […] Read more »

The Mythical Mute Swan

The mute swan that adorns our shorelines with its large, snowy white silhouette, gracefully gliding upon the open waters along the icy edges of our waterfronts is easily identified and makes a lasting impression. It bears the nomenclature of ‘mute’ by being primarily less vocal than its west coast cousin the trumpeter swan and its […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Hannah Powers of Rochester has been named to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’sDean’s Honor List for Fall 2018 Semester. Powers is pursuing a dual major in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Economics. Victor Morrison of Rochester; Samantha Babineau of Rochester; and Isabella Rodrigues of Mattapoisett have been named to Emerson College’sDean’s List for […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

2019 Theater Productions – The Marion Art Center Theater Committee is pleased to announce its 2019 slate: Antov Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard will run March 15-17, 21-23; Be My Baby by Ken Ludwig will run May 31, June 1-2, 6-9; Rob Urbinati’s Death by Design will run August 23-25, 29-31, and Sept. 1; Miracle on […] Read more »