Neck Road Homes Approved

Continued from October 5, three separate public hearings for nearly identical, bordering residential construction projects reached conclusion with the Rochester Conservation Commission on October 19.             Three Notices of Intent were filed by Lee Castignetti of Long-Built Homes for contiguous lots on Neck Road for the purpose of constructing single-family houses with septic systems and […] Read more »

EMC on Verge of New Identity

            The Marion Energy Management Committee is looking to establish an updated identity in accordance with its current focuses and efforts.             For several months, a sense of need to make such a change has been brewing, and the membership agreed during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting on a name change to propose to the Select […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Community Preservation Applications

The Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee will be accepting project funding applications for inclusion in the Spring 2022 Annual Town Meeting. The project application is available on the Town Website and in paper form at the Select Board’s Office. Submit Applications by November 26 to: Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee, c/o Select Board’s Office, P.O. Box 435, […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club

            It has been over a year and a half since the Rochester Women’s Club has had a meeting with its members. The board has continued to meet during this time, and we have tackled many issues, including repairs on our building, donating to many local non-profit groups in Rochester, and helping to support our […] Read more »

Sleepover at Realtor’s Debated

            Attorney Cary Leblanc represented applicants Bernadette Kelly and L. Sheldon Daly in an opening discussion with the Marion Planning Board on October 18, as the prospective applicant seeks authorization to create a concierge service for their real estate clients when visiting the area.             Currently permitted by-right for business use, Kelly and Daly hope […] Read more »

Rochester’s Connection to Bathsheba Spooner

            The scriptural story of Bathsheba is a theme as old as mankind itself: lust, adultery, and death. The real-life story of one Bathsheba Spooner contains all those dark elements with an added twist, as this Bathsheba will face the gallows in Worcester for her part in the murder plot of her husband, Joshua.             […] Read more »

ORR Runs Away with SCC Titles

            Old Rochester’s boys and girls cross-country teams capped off the 2021 season last week with two meets leading to South Coast Conference championships.             On October 19, the Bulldogs visited rival Dighton-Rehoboth. The girls team faced little adversity, winning 15-50. Julia Sheridan took first place with a 3.1-mile time of 20:43, followed by Hanna […] Read more »

Annual Marion Veterans Day Ceremony

The Annual Marion Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Old Landing Veteran’s Park on Front Street on Thursday, November 11, at 11:00 am.             Our guest speaker is Professor James R. Holmes, Ph.D. of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The Sippican School Band, led by Mrs. Hannah Moore, will perform […] Read more »

Virginia S. “Coochie” Vasconcelos

Virginia S. “Coochie” Vasconcelos, 82, died Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at her home after a long illness.             Born in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Faustino A. and Mary (Mello) Lopes. A longtime resident of Marion and Wareham, she worked as senior assembler for Lockheed Martin in Marion.             Virginia was a […] Read more »

Pools Find Measure of Progress

            Jennifer Fulton will get her new pool, while a more involved Notice of Intent filed by John and Pamela Lees was continued with a sense of optimism during the Marion Conservation Commission’s October 13 meeting.             The Lees filed their NOI for reconstruction of a single-family house, the construction of an in-ground swimming pool, […] Read more »