Charles Evans Bascom

Charles Evans Bascom died peacefully in Tucson on March 29th, 2021 at the age of 79 as the gorgeous full moon was setting. His last days were spent at home surrounded by loving caregivers, friends and family.             Charlie was fascinated with all things to do with the sky, be it celestial navigation or pyrotechnics. […] Read more »

Edward F. Alves Sr.

Edward F. Alves Sr. passed away unexpectedly on Friday December 4, 2020 at Tobey hospital in Wareham. He was born in New Bedford two loving parents Bernadette McQuade Alves and Edward Louis Alves on December 27, 1950. He is survived by his wife Lynette and three sons, Edward F. Alves II of New Hampshire, Robert […] Read more »

Stephen Joseph Rogers

Stephen Joseph Rogers, 88, of New Bedford passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 16, 1932 in New Bedford to Joseph Rogers and Mary (Oliveira) Rogers.             Steve was a U. S. Army Korean War Veteran and served in the Occupational Forces in Germany.             Steve […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Reopens

            Nestled along an old roadway on the outskirts of modern-day Rochester stands the East Rochester Church, once the home of a Methodist congregation. Today it is still stately in its Greek Revival old age and still gives people a place to go and reflect on the town’s long history. It is in this manner […] Read more »

Willoughby Elliott Retrospective at the MAC

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce its next exhibit, “Willoughby Elliott: A Retrospective.” The show will feature paintings, serigraph prints, and ceramic vessels by the late artist, spanning over 30 years. Elliott’s atmospheric, impressionistic compositions contain gestural brush strokes of bold and vibrant colors. His emotive paintings remind one of a humid summer […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society Scholarship

The scholarship committee of the Sippican Historical Society is pleased to announce Emma Williamson as the first winner of the Judith Rosbe History Scholarship. Applicants are required to submit a paper or project on a historical topic with local history of particular interest to the committee. Emma’s submission, a paper entitled, “An Amorous Connection: The […] Read more »

Progress Made on Doggett’s Brook Farm

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! RLT has raised over $50,000. We are well on our way to our $100,000 goal. We are also excited to share that we have extended our deadline to June 30.             Buzzards Bay Coalition has officially closed on the property. The next steps are to put […] Read more »

Clean Sweep on FY22 Warrant

            The atmosphere on Monday night at Rochester Memorial School was festive, in stark contrast to 2020, as Finance Committee Chairman Kris Stoltenberg addressed attendees of the May 24 Annual Town Meeting and remarked on a “growing sense of normalcy and optimism.”             In prefacing the 17 articles on the warrant that would all carry […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             I would like to thank Officer Brett Osetkowski, Officer Robert Randall, Officer Charles Tranfaglia, Officer Paul Andrews, Officer William McIlmail, Sergeant Scott LeBlanc, and Medic Kevin Porter for the care given my husband, John DeCosta. He needed their help a few times before he was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, and […] Read more »