Academic Achievements

Emmanuel College has named Sydney Teixeira of Rochester to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.             Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have been named to […] Read more »

Summer Art Auction Days at the MAC

Summer Art Auction Days at the MAC is here! This event will serve as the premier fundraiser for the Marion Art Center in 2021. In-person viewing of auction items on display at the Marion Art Center, plus online bidding, is now underway. Auction viewing and online bidding ends on Saturday, July 31, at 5:00 pm. […] Read more »

Macallister Wins Special Election

            “I ran because people told me they needed me in there doing what I do,” stated Tyler Macallister on the eve of the special election to fill the unexpired term on the Mattapoisett Select Board created by the passing of John DeCosta.             On Tuesday night, Macallister secured his return to the conference room […] Read more »

ORR DECA Clothing Drive

Out with the old and in with the new! Clean out your closets and give Mother Nature the gift of donating your unwanted textiles. Did you know that 85-percent of clothing and textiles end up in landfills even though 95-percent can be recycled or reused? Support ORR High School’s DECA club by donating your textiles […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Snipatuit Road Solar

            The Rochester Conservation Commission wasn’t expecting to issue an approval for Snipatuit Road Solar, LLC’s Notice of Intent application for a large-scale solar farm off Snipatuit Road; however, after a lengthy discussion, the commission felt confident that it could cover all its bases in its written decision, even though important documents and state permits […] Read more »

Enjoy the 5th Great Community Picnic

Begin with a summer sunset by the harbor, friends and neighbors, and your own delicious picnic fare. Add great live music by Jason Kelley, Grace Morrison, and Joe Mac. Throw in beer on tap and fresh local oysters from Mattapoisett’s Copper Beech Farm. Result? The 5th Great Community Picnic on Thursday evening, August 5, 5:30 […] Read more »

RMS Fills Committee Vacancy

            Jason Chisholm was unanimously voted onto the Rochester School Committee during the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting at the Town Hall.             The May 26 Annual Town Election failed to produce a winner for an open seat after longstanding member Tina Rood chose not to run for reelection. No one pulled papers and […] Read more »

Kim Barry: Paintings and Pottery Exhibit

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit of local artist Kim Barry’s paintings and pottery in the library from July 28 – August 20. Mattapoisett artist Barry has a bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts. She was head of Visual and Performing Arts at CATS Academy Boston for eight years. Additionally, she has […] Read more »

American Legion Boys Nation

Edward Anthony Gonet IV, an incoming senior at Old Rochester Regional High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 23-30. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development, and a focus on Americanism. At Boys State, he has […] Read more »

Propane Business on Track

            There is a successful conclusion in sight for Papa’s Real Estate, LLC’s propane storage business planned for Luce Avenue, but before the Marion Planning Board votes to approve the application filed by Dena Xifaras there are still some technical matters to resolve.             During its July 19 meeting, the Planning Board’s peer-review engineering consultant, […] Read more »