Francis E (Ted) Carey

Francis E (Ted) Carey, 76, of Rochester, (formerly of Plymouth) passed away peacefully April 21st. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carol (Ustaszewski) ; his sons: Francis E (Ted) Carey of Arlington and Christopher Scott Carey and his wife, Andrea, of Carver. He adored his grandchildren, Colby Scott Carey, Allyson Jewel Carey […] Read more »

Gerald (Jerry) F. Wolfe

Gerald (Jerry) F. Wolfe of Marion, MA and Englewood, FL passed away on April 22,2021 at the age of 77. Jerry was born in Lynn, MA the son of the late Katharine J. (Fisher) Wolfe and Frederick W. Wolfe.             Jerry was raised and educated in Saugus, MA, where he excelled in both baseball and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tree Committee Observes Arbor Day

Join the Tree Warden and the Tree Committee on Friday, April 30, at 10:00 am as we raise the Arbor Day flag at Mattapoisett Town Hall. The Town of Mattapoisett does an annual observance of Arbor Day to qualify for Tree City USA recognition. In addition, we sponsor a public service or educational event each year. This […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Tag Sale

The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club will hold a Tag Sale on May 1, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the old Bowlmor parking lot next to Ying Dynasty. The rain date is May 8.             Also available for purchase at the Tag Sale are the specially designed MWC notecards and postcards of local scenes and flowers, and […] Read more »

Towns Still Prefers Sewer over Septic

            Although the Town of Marion amended a bylaw in 2020 to require all new construction septic upgrades to exceed Title 5 compliance and include approved denitrification technology, a tie-in to town sewer, when possible, is much preferred, according to Conservation Commission Chairman Shaun Walsh.             In its April 14 meeting, the commission heard a […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            The Air Raid Warden’s armband seen here belonged to Andrew MacGregor, a farmer who lived and whose family still lives on Vaughan Hill Road. He was just one of several Rochester men who “kept an eye to the sky” during World War II. Called the “Ground Observer Corps,” these men took turns stationed at a […] Read more »

Water Main Relocation Approved

            The April 15 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals was not chockablock full, nor did it feature more than one case. But the case before the ZBA members would be a bit tricky given the L-shaped lot in question with an existing watermain easement running through the middle.             The variance and […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Falmouth Academy has announced its Head of School List for academic achievement in the second trimester of the 20-21 school year. Students named to the list have earned at least three A’s and no grade below B-minus for the trimester. Falmouth Academy has 225 students in grades 7 through 12, from Cape Cod, the Southcoast, […] Read more »

Indirect Costs Make Direct Hit

            Marion Harbormaster Isaac Perry told the Marine Resources Commission on April 19 that he is troubled by the Harbormaster Department’s rising indirect costs, which he estimated to top out at $188,000 for Fiscal Year 2020. He asked that the item be included for discussion on the MRC’s May 17 meeting agenda.             Alluding to […] Read more »

Access Road Topography a Hot Topic

            Brian Grady of G.A.F. Engineering, Inc. came before the Rochester Conservation Commission on April 20 to discuss a Notice of Intent filing brought forth by Ben Bailey. The proposed work would see the construction of a 700-foot roadway to provide access to a single-family house lot. Though the project is still in the application […] Read more »