David Irving Vermilya

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of David Irving Vermilya, 83, of Rochester who passed away on Wednesday September 22, 2021. Dave is survived by his wife Caryl (Robbins) Vermilya, his daughter Kimberly (Vermilya) Bindas, also of Rochester, and a grandson, Landon David Bindas of Rochester. He is […] Read more »

Spring Street Project Stalls

            Despite Marion Planning Board Chairman Will Saltonstall’s statement insisting that he supports Sherman Briggs’ proposal for a 28-unit townhouse-style development off of Spring and Mill Streets, progress was at a standstill during the September 20 continued public hearing.             “I am pretty frustrated. I am an advocate for this project … but there’s ton […] Read more »

MAC Theater Policies and New Play

The Marion Art Center will reopen for its first indoor staged event since 2020 with the production of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Jennifer Palmer. The cast includes Kate Fishman, Zara Lemieux, Brianna Rosario, Margo Ruggiero, Susan Sullivan, and Elaine Vercellone, with Jade Beauregard as understudy. The Stage Manager is Andrea Cantin, Sound and […] Read more »

Frustration Boils Over at ZBA Meeting

            As engineer David Davignon of Schneider, Davignon, & Leone, Inc. ended his commentary on why the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals should grant his client a variance, emotions bubbled up and over.             Coming before the ZBA on September 16 was David and Lois Monteiro, 35 Mattapoisett Neck Road, with a request for a […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In Rochester, we are lucky to have churches built over 100 years ago. Two of these still have active congregations and one, the East Rochester Congregational Church, is a museum preserving much of Rochester’s history. However, another one of the town’s churches was not as lucky. Located at the triangle formed by Walnut Plain and […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

elebrate Diversity Through Art at the Elizabeth Taber Library! The Elizabeth Taber Library is teaming with local organization Tri-Town Against Racism to celebrate diversity through art. Pick up a free art canvas at the ETL and create a work of art that represents you, your heritage, or your experiences growing up in the Tri-Town and […] Read more »

Doris (Johnson) Mitchell

September 24, Doris (Johnson) Mitchell, 1921-2021, passed away at her home in Fairhaven where she has lived for the last 71 years. Born in Fairhaven, she was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Kinyon Campbell Business School and The John Robert Powers Modeling School in New York City. She was predeceased by her husband of […] Read more »

No Precedent in Land Use

            Ultimately met with approval in the September 9 meeting of the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals, Ken and Darla Parsons’ application for a special permit to tear down and replace an existing, one-story cottage and garage at 27 Dexter Road with a new, two-story house and garage along the Weweantic River in compliance with […] Read more »

Marion Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

The Marion Board of Health will sponsor a 2021 seasonal drive-thru flu clinic for all residents on Thursday, September 30, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street, Marion. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for ages 2 years old and over, and the […] Read more »

Six COVID-19 Cases Were Vaccinated

            In her September 21 report to the Marion Board of Health, Public Health Director/Nurse Lori Desmarais announced that Marion had 29 COVID-19 cases in August, and so far in September there have been 24.             Of the 24 September cases, 12 cases were active as of Tuesday’s BOH meeting. Of those 24, six positive […] Read more »