From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Rochester Historical Society At the Rochester Historical Museum we have quite a few choir chairs. We inherited them when we took ownership of the East Rochester Church. As you can see in the picture, they are quite unique with their caned seats and the woven basket on the back to hold the music for the […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor,             With sincerest thanks for the tremendous outpouring of kindness, love and support from our friends and Mattapoisett families.             Special thanks to Mattapoisett Police Department and to the Mattapoisett Highway Department for your time and assistance during these very trying past several weeks. Mattapoisett is a special place filled with special […] Read more »

Seth Boutin

Seth Boutin, 43, of Rochester passed away Tuesday February 15, 2022.             Born in Wareham, the son of Nancy (Tuttle) Boutin and the late Wilfred Boutin, he lived in Rochester for most of his life. He was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School.             Seth was employed by Burr Brothers Boats, Inc. in […] Read more »

Indigenous Themes Shared by All for All

            The Marion Art Center’s latest installation focuses and pays homage to Native American works of art. To accomplish that, Executive Director Jodi Stevens networked and found a trio of artists whose art bear that theme. From traditional Native American regalia to inspired portraits of chiefs and woodcarvings harkening totem poles, the MAC is once […] Read more »

Bourne Assistant Offered Town Administrator Job

            Before Tuesday’s interviews, it was not certain that by week’s end the Rochester Select Board would pick a successor to Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar, but board member Woody Hartley wanted to go right after it when the four finalists had finished the process and at least share initial impressions.             “This is fresh in […] Read more »

Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

Mattapoisett Free Public Library hosts a fourth discussion of Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation by Paul Hawken.             Coastal flooding, severe storms, decreased food production and global droughts are among the many recent and worsening effects of climate change. Many residents are already feeling the impacts in Mattapoisett, and there will be […] Read more »

New Intro to Theatrical Dance Class

            The Marion Art Center announces a new program starting in late March, Intro to Theatrical Dance with instructor Alex Valentine. This class is designed for adults (18 and older) who want an overview of different styles of dance used in theater with an emphasis on jazz and lyrical, plus some tap. Students will be […] Read more »

Harbormaster’s ‘Elephant’ Avoids Taxes

            In discussing the Harbormaster’s operating budget of $285,000 for FY23, the February 16 meeting of the Marion Finance Committee made sure the public understands how the department generates the revenue to absorb that budget figure and associated indirect costs for liability, fuel, Town Hall maintenance, shared employees, etc.             “Long story short, the revenue […] Read more »

SHS Speaker Series

The SHS Speaker Series returns on February 24 at 7:00pm with a presentation by veterinary scientist and Marion resident Michael Moore (via Zoom.) Michael will be speaking on the topics presented in his newly published book, We Are All Whalers, which is available in the SHS Shop.             Michael Moore is a veterinary scientist at […] Read more »

Amy L. Gamache-Blood

Amy L. Gamache-Blood, 46, of Fairhaven and formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.             Born in New Bedford, daughter of Patricia A. (King) Cullen and her husband Thomas of Rochester and Raymond L. Gamache, Jr. of Dartmouth, she grew up in Wareham where she graduated from […] Read more »