Mental Health Walk Marion

We are hosting an event in downtown Marion on June 11 from 11-3. It is a Walk for Mental Health, which will start at the Music Hall and end at the Band Stand. The walk itself will be less than half an hour, so the majority of the time will be spent at the Band […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

As mentioned in prior articles, street names in Rochester have changed over time and the same is true of some sections in town. Today, the area referred to as Douglas Corner in East Rochester is a T-shaped section of land along High Street and Pierce Road. Several homes built in the 1800’s can still be […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett COA Plant Sale

Many of us are going out to our yards and working on our plants. If you are like me, you have some spaces in your gardens that could use an additional plant or two. The Friends of the Mattapoisett COA is having a Plant Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 1 pm. […] Read more »

Lawrence William Gray, Jr.

Lawrence William Gray, Jr., 63, formerly of Westport, passed away on January 1, 2022. He was the son of Merva (Hopkinson) Gray of Westport and the late Lawrence W. Gray, Sr.             Larry was an Eagle Scout with Troop 71 of Westport. After graduating from Old Rochester Regional High School, he joined the United States […] Read more »

Text Message Clinches Playground Approval

            It took a telephone call from the parking lot of Old Colony Regional Vocational-Technical High School to get the Rochester Planning Board to endorse the relocation of the Countryside Child Care Center playground at Plumb Corner.             Board Chairman Arnold Johnson told consulting engineer Brian Walsh that the one obstacle holding up his approval […] Read more »

Shipyard Park at Center of Conflict

            Midway through their May 24 meeting, the Mattapoisett Select Board heard from members of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club regarding issues they have experienced in working with the Mattapoisett Lions Club during Harbor Days. Representing the MWC were Sandy Hering and Lois Ennis. Although the Lions were invited to attend and discuss matters, no one […] Read more »

Lighthouse Vandal Left Tag

Ned’s Point Lighthouse wasn’t only vandalized for $3,000 worth of property on the weekend, it was the target of a serious crime, according to Staff Officer Sal Giglia of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63.             “It’s not just a federal building and a federal offense (destruction of property), it is a crime, […] Read more »

Christopher Brown Memorial Piano Recital

On Thursday, June 2 at 4pm, Janice Weber will perform a solo piano recital dedicated to the memory of Christopher Brown. The program will include pieces inspired by Chris’ repertoire, including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Mussorgsky.             Chris Brown was an artist: a talented musician, piano restorer and technician and gentle soul. He impacted […] Read more »

Boat Race Ham & Bean Supper

The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race (RMDBR) Ham and Bean Supper will be held Saturday May 28 at the Rochester Senior Center, 65 Dexter Lane. The supper will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and tickets can be purchased at the door. There is the option to eat in, eat on the patio […] Read more »

Marina Drive Damage Mounting

During the May 23 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission, residents of Marina Drive were asked to attend and discuss drainage piping they plan to install.             The residents said they have been struggling for years with drainage problems in and around Marina Drive, a private roadway. Several residents said numerous calls to Town Hall […] Read more »