Old Middleboro Road Solar Project Reemerges

            A proposed Middleboro Road solar farm that made its first appearance about a year ago is no longer just a speck on the horizon.             Developer Solar MA Project Management, LLC, has been meeting informally with the Rochester Planning Board for some weeks now and reappeared onto the public stage September 24 during the board’s regular […] Read more »

Marion Moves to Dispose of Regional Trash District

            The future looks bleak for the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District, despite its efforts to dig itself out of the financial ditch it was left in by former executive director Ray Pickles. Now, the Town of Marion is looking to exit the CMWRRDD by means of a special town meeting article to authorize […] Read more »

October Events at the Mattapoisett Library

October Brings Spooky Fun and Experiments for Teens at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.             Craft Tuesday continues every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Come by for a quick craft and some fun. No registration required. The Take Apart Table continues every Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come by to see what’s inside common electronics. […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Yacht Club Annual Dinner & Awards

The Mattapoisett Yacht Club is having their Annual Dinner and Awards on Saturday October 19. The dinner will be at the Valley Top Tavern at the Allendale Country Club in North Dartmouth. All past and present members are invited and may purchase tickets on the yacht club’s website (Mattapoisettyc.org).              The yacht club is looking for new […] Read more »

New Exhibit Highlights the People of Rochester

            The Rochester Historical Society headquarters are in a former church located at 355 County Road on a far edge of Rochester and across the street from the Wareham town line. It seems fitting that the society’s center should be in a church; after all, churches were the beating hearts of community life for early settlers. […] Read more »

Permit Request Reveals Unpermitted ‘Junkyard’

            A hearing to determine whether or not a new doggy daycare business was eligible for a Special Permit became something altogether different when it was disclosed that an unpermitted outdoor storage space was located on property owned by Peter Renaghan, 123 Fairhaven Road, the location of a pet care store.             Nancy Carroll of Marion and […] Read more »

Shellfish Fines To Increase

            During the September 24 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, Natural Resource Officers Kathy Massey and deputy Marc Folco came before the board to discuss increasing shellfish fines.             Massey said that updating fines was long overdue, and she and Folco presented a new schedule. Going from $50 to $100 are fines associated with: fishing […] Read more »

Life Begins at 80

The Marion Council on Aging will host a presentation entitled “Life Begins at 80 – the extraordinary true story of the life and times of Elizabeth Taber, Marion’s mysterious, modest, marvelous benefactress” on Monday, October 7 at 12:30 pm.             Please come over to the COA, 465 Mill Street, Marion, to enjoy Wendy Todd Bidstrup, a Marion resident, […] Read more »

Looking for Old Oars or Canoe Paddles

The Sippican Woman’s Club is looking for old oars or canoe paddles for a fundraiser next summer.  Local high school art students will transform the oars or paddles into distinctive works of art, with each student artists’ name on the back. The art teachers at Old Rochester High School deserve credit as they will oversee the […] Read more »

Single Score Closes OC’s Win Over Keefe Tech

            A week after blowing past Holbrook, Old Colony had a much tougher time offensively against Keefe Tech. However, the Cougars were still able to pull off a win on the road, improving to 2-0 on the season following the 6-0 win.             Matt Bumpus led Old Colony with 55 yards on nine carries and, although Blake Dennison had 40 […] Read more »