Local Support

To the Editor:             I patronized a Rochester restaurant that advertises in your paper that is now reduced to take-out only. I would ask your readers to do this to help them out, and to remember also to tip the waitstaff as if it was a sit-down dinner. Your server is affected by this too. Stay […] Read more »

John A. Santangelo

John A. Santangelo, 78 of Rochester, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Ann E. (Jehnke) Santangelo. To whom he shared 53 years of marriage             Born in Plainfield, NJ, a son of the late Louis F. and Pauline D. (Russo) Santangelo, he was a long […] Read more »

Atlantis Drive Property Bid Approved

            The March 24 emergency meeting of the Marion Board of Selectmen served to update the March 19 meeting with new developments and information. It was the second straight Marion Board of Selectmen meeting held via live video-conferencing using the Go to Meeting web program.             A key development on Tuesday, March 24, was the board’s approval […] Read more »

New Pastor Reaches Out via Facebook Live

            Colby Olson was on his way to Lakeville on June 4 to watch his son Troy play a tennis match for Monomoy Regional High School against Apponequet in the MIAA Division 3 South team tournament when he detoured off of the highway and found himself driving on Route 105 through Rochester center.             Olson spotted a […] Read more »

COA Outreach

Hello friends from COA Outreach,             Liz and Corinne want you to know that we are both are safe and will be working from home for the time being, and turning our focus outward to you.  What do you need from us? How can we be in community together?               You can reach either of us by telephoning […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The following Tri-Town residents have been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester. -Maeve B. McEnroe of Marion -Daniel A. Rorke of Marion -Lily S. Youngberg of Mattapoisett             To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average […] Read more »

Happy Trails to the Restless

            Tired of climbing the walls and waiting for an all-clear to the movies, restaurants and stores? No better time than the present to engage in a higher quality of life through what nature has right under our socially distanced noses.             Take a walk.             There are literally dozens of trails within a 20-minute drive in almost […] Read more »

Notice to Rochester Residents

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Town of Rochester has instituted several precautionary measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As this situation remains very fluid, we will continue to monitor events and will notify the public of any additional actions should they be needed.             •Town Hall and Annex offices will be closed […] Read more »

Crystal L. Borden

Crystal L. Borden, 41, of Mattapoisett, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the companion of Michael Stevenson. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Cheryl A. (Gosselin) White and the late Mark Borden.             Survivors along with her companion include her 4 sons: Liam […] Read more »