Maribeth (Walsh) White

Maribeth (Walsh) White, 55, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at home. She was the wife of Raymond A. White, III with whom she shared 36 years of marriage.             Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Donald Walsh and Jacqueline (O’Bomsawin) Walsh, she was a lifelong resident of Acushnet.             She […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Construction in Wetlands

            Not that anyone was complaining, but February 11 found the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission looking at an agenda populated by two pages of text that amounted to a meeting wrapped up in about 30 minutes.             Steve Gioiosa of SITEC, representing Vermette Development, LLC with its Notice of Intent filing for property located off Mattapoisett Neck Road […] Read more »

Marion Fireworks Committee

Join the Marion Fireworks Committee for the last skate day this season on Sunday, February 24from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm at the Tabor Academy ice rink. Cost is $5.00 per person. Mittens or gloves and a hat must be worn. Skate rentals available for additional $5.00. Proceeds help to reach goal needed to have fireworks […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is pleased to offer two $2,500.00 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors, graduating June 2019.              In addition there will be a $1,000.00 scholarship granted to a Mattapoisett resident who is reentering the academic world after graduation and is in pursuit of a post-secondary degree. Contact information below.             The […] Read more »

Kenneth C. “Kenn” Cutler

Kenneth C. “Kenn” Cutler, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.), age 79 of Rochester, MA, passed away February 15, 2019 at Tobey Hospital, Wareham, MA, surrounded by his loving family.             He was born on May 15, 1939 in Quincy, MA to Charles and Dorothy (Knapp) Cutler. Raised in Abington, MA, he graduated from the U.S. Coast […] Read more »

RMS Draft Budget Shows 3.25% Increase

            The Rochester School Committee viewed the draft fiscal year 2020 budget on February 7, which sees the general education budget increased by just 1.5 percent ($22,512) more than last year’s budget, and special education up 9.43 percent ($184,722), for a total overall school budget increase of 3.25 percent, or $203,476.             General education increases revolve around […] Read more »

RMS Students Learn Through ‘Play’

Mr. Tom Kinsky teaches second grade at Rochester Memorial School (RMS) and has pioneered several creative projects including the establishment of a popular organic garden that can be seen and accessed from the playground and an educational classroom production for students and family members.             The final performance of the “2K Theater” on February 1 included […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 2 Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the second term at Old Rochester Regional High School:              Highest Honors, Grade 9:Amanda Armanetti, Colby Gross, Brooke Hammond, John Kassabian, Amaya McLeod, Maggie Nailor, Emma Thorell, Autumn Tilley, Jennifer Williams, Stephen Arne, Grade 10:Benjamin Austin, Steven Carvalho, Alexander Craig, Mariana Ditata, Jordan Duarte, Rachael Fantoni, Sydney Feeney, Davis Fox, […] Read more »

February Vacation Programs at Plumb Library

On Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester – Science at the Library: Metal Exploration. Join Ms. Emma, Old Colony Voke welding student, for “Science at the Library: Metal Exploration, to explore properties of metal. Registration is required. Register at the Plumb Library’s Event […] Read more »

Town Stuck with Failing Trash Truck

Marion is scurrying to find a solution to its continuing saga of its main curbside trash collector truck’s persistent habit of breaking down, delaying trash collection sometimes for longer than one day, and costing the town tens of thousands of dollars in seemingly futile repairs.             The truck was recently repaired again after its latest breakdown […] Read more »