Barbara Susan (Greenwood) Murray

Barbara Susan (Greenwood) Murray died on January 29, 2022, when her heart finally gave out after 91 years and 7 months of life. She was the only daughter of Charles Greenwood and Doris (Peroski) Greenwood, and the beloved wife of Paul V. Murray, whom she married in 1953 and who died in 2005, after 52 […] Read more »

Barbara A. (Rutkowski) Loranger

Barbara A. (Rutkowski) Loranger, 87, of Mattapoisett died peacefully Wednesday, January 26, 2022 after a brief illness surrounded by her loved ones. Beautiful Barbara was the wife of the late Ronald R. Loranger, with whom she shared nearly 64 years of devoted love and marriage.             Born in Fairhaven, daughter of the late Charles and […] Read more »

Harbormaster Defends Staffing

            Given the floor in Monday night’s Zoom meeting of the Marion Marine Resources Commission, Harbormaster Isaac Perry made a point amidst a lengthy report of refuting a comment made by Dr. Edward Hoffer, who characterized three full-time, year-round department staffers as “overkill” during a meeting last week with assembled press to announce his candidacy […] Read more »

Marion Art Center

ArtStart Registration Opens Soon – Registration for ArtStart 2022 at the Marion Art Center opens to MAC members only on Friday, January 28 at Registration for nonmembers will open on Friday, February 18. MAC members have access to early registration and receive a significant discount on ArtStart tuition. Membership at the Family level ($75 […] Read more »

ORR Roars Back to Capture SCC

The Old Rochester Regional High School’s boys track team closed out its regular season with an undefeated record of 5-0 when the Bulldogs defeated rival Dighton-Rehoboth to win the South Coast Conference title. However, tensions were high as the Bulldogs trailed on points up until the final two events.             Leo Schiappa, Murray Copps and […] Read more »

Marion Lagoon Lining Project To Receive Funding

Town Administrator James McGrail and Rep. William Straus (10th Bristol) are pleased to share that the Town of Marion will receive $250,000 in state capital project funds [2] through the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to assist in funding the town’s ongoing lagoon lining project. The town was notified of the funding by Rep. […] Read more »

Fire Gets Nod on New EMS Program

            The Marion Board of Health heard from the Fire Department on a new EMS program during the former’s January 20 public meeting.             “It’s really a changing dynamic in the fire service in that we want to learn more about our community and learn different ways where we can help people in our community,” […] Read more »

Democratic State Convention

            On Thursday, February 17 at 7:00pm, Democrats will convene virtually to elect 2 delegates and 2 alternates to represent Rochester at the 2022 State Democratic Convention. This caucus will take place in line with public health guidance, and attendees may participate remotely by registering at:             Registered and preregistered Democrats in Rochester 16 […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Our current Curator’s Show contains an interesting variety of tools ranging from a potato planter to 3 generations of bread-making machines. Early Rochester settlers, like everyone in the early centuries of America, did everything by hand, so all of our early tools are hand tools. As the many years have passed since those early days […] Read more »

Community Cultural Arts Center

To the Editor,             The Marion Art Center recently held their 2022 Winter Members’ Show presenting the work of talented community artists. Reporting on the exhibit, The Wanderer called the Marion Art Center “the jewel in the crown” of the community. Indeed, it is! For many years, the MAC has offered opportunities to see and […] Read more »