Marilyn Kinney Lee

Marilyn Kinney Lee, age 88, of Mattapoisett, passed away Tuesday March 28, 2023 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of 52 years of the late Daniel C. Lee, Jr., and the daughter of the late Police Chief Alden S. and Mrs. Doris L. (Perreault) Kinney.             Born in New […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

            Pretty much all of Rochester’s early settlers began as farmers. Even the owners of the gristmill and smithy had gardens and kept chickens and probably a cow. Like the original Pilgrims, many of these settlers had not been farmers in their former lives. While Rochester’s fields were good for pasturage, they weren’t as fertile […] Read more »

Rochester Lions Easter Egg Hunt

The Rochester Lions Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 1, 8-10:30 am. Egg hunt by age group, Bunny leaves at 10:00. Bingo style Egg Hunt. The hunt will be at the Arch at the Meadow on Mendell Road, Rochester. Proceeds to Lions charities. For info, call Lorraine, 508-728-7767. Read more »

RMS Drawing Closer to Solar

            The Rochester Planning Board Tuesday night took the proposal for a large-scale, solar array at Rochester Memorial School several steps closer to approval.             The board approved the requirement that the developer, Solect Energy Development, post a five-year, $38,000 bond to ensure that proper landscaping and other maintenance will be paid for, should the […] Read more »

Community Grants Being Advanced

            After months of review and face-to-face discussions with applicants, the Mattapoisett Community Preservation Act Committee was ready to make their decisions on the five grant requests received for FY24 Town Meeting. The fate of each request will be determined by an affirming majority vote on May 8 at the Annual Town Meeting.             Applications […] Read more »

Good Shepherd’s Table Spring Updates

This April 6, the Good Shepherd’s Table at the Church of the Good Shepherd on High Street in Wareham will be marking 20 years of serving free meals for the community. The “Table”, as it has become known, is also updating its pantry and meal schedules for spring. Free, hot “home-cooked” meals will still be […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Programming for Teens and Beyond

Spring is here. Just as exciting, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is bringing programs to celebrate it.             Starting Tuesday, April 4 at 3 pm, Craft Tuesday returns to our Media Lab. Stop by for a quick craft and some fun. No registration is required.             The Teen Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of […] Read more »

The Past is Always Present

            It drives my wife crazy that all my friends and I do is talk about the good old days. I’m sure it’s because we can’t remember much of what we did last week.             Many of our memories are of our days at Center School in the original building built in 1898 and in […] Read more »

Tree Cutting Approved in Right of Way

            Scott Rassoulian was voted an Order of Conditions for tree and brush cutting he applied to conduct for the sake of access to a right of way shared with other residents abutting his 195A Converse Road home.             The decision, made by the Marion Conservation Commission during a March 22 public hearing, followed painstaking […] Read more »

Controversial Books Approved

            After Old Rochester Regional School Committee member Matthew Monteiro explained his December, 2022, request for review of 10 controversial books currently accessible in local public school libraries was motivated by a desire to achieve transparency, he presented a 16-minute argument for their inclusion during the committee’s March 15 public meeting.             Committee member Joseph […] Read more »