Self-Storage Proposal Needs Site-Plan Review

            On December 22, the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals reviewed what the developer of a plan for a multibuilding, self-storage facility on 14.93 acres at 0 to 25 Cranberry Highway will do to make the proposal better suited for special-permit approval.             Petitioner JPF Development’s technical consultant William Madden of GAF Engineering said they’ll […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

As our Historical Society season winds down, I would like to thank everyone who helped make this one of our most successful year’s post-pandemic. Beginning with our cemetery tour, we have had increased attendance at meetings and all our other events, as well as gaining new members. I particularly enjoy the fact that after all […] Read more »

Rebecca A. (Souza) Silva,

Rebecca A. (Souza) Silva, 57, of Rochester passed away peacefully at home after a long period of physically debilitating illnesses. She was the wife of the late Christopher M. Silva.             Born in New Bedford, daughter of Pastor Henry F. Souza and Sandra J. (Pereira) Souza of Rochester, she was a graduate of Old Colony […] Read more »

Complication in Collaborative

An addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding of the South Coast Public Health Collaborative did not sit well with Marion Board of Health member Dr. Ed Hoffer, who articulated his concern during the board’s December 15 public meeting.             Hoffer said the collaborative was meant to be based on a temporary, nonbenefitted position.             “And […] Read more »

Linda E. (Pariseau) Wynn

Linda E. (Pariseau) Wynn, 79, of Mattapoisett and Stuart, FL passed on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Paul F. Wynn.             Born in Salem, MA, daughter of the late Charles and Theresa (Harvey) Pariseau, she lived in Raynham for most of her life. […] Read more »

Catherine J. (Heuberger) West

Catherine J. (Heuberger) West, 78, of Mattapoisett died Monday, December 26, 2022 at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles N. West, Jr.             Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Milton and Bernice (Knight) Heuberger, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life. […] Read more »

Golf Team Recognized; Students to Travel

            The December 14 meeting of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee meeting kicked off with a celebration, recognizing the ORR golf team that finished its 2022 fall season as MIAA Division 2 state champions.             The players were recognized in alphabetical order: Chase Almeida, Gabe DeBlois, Sawyer Fox, Logan Franco, Connor Galligan, John Higgins, […] Read more »

State Septic Plan Causing Concern

            Coming before the Mattapoisett Select Board on December 20 was Board of Health Chairman Carmelo Nicolosi and Board of Health Agent Gail Joseph to discuss pending Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations for limiting nitrogen in watershed areas.             The DEP plans to implement new regulations for nitrogen-sensitive areas as early as January 2023 […] Read more »

The Reason for The Season

Have we forgotten why we celebrate Christmas? Have we forgotten about the Holy Night when a precious little baby was born in Bethlehem? He was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, surrounded by his Holy Mother Mary and his Earthly Father Joseph, and they named him Jesus as instructed by the Angel. […] Read more »

Falmouth Academy Head of School List

Falmouth Academy has announced its Head of School List for academic achievement in the first trimester of the 2022-23 school year. Students named to the list have earned at least three A’s and no grade below B-. Tri-Town students included are: Hurlbut, Natalie of Marion, Class of 2028 Kalkanis, Alexia of Marion, Class of 2028 […] Read more »