Marion Book Donation Drive

The Friends of the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion are launching an intensive Book Donation Drive in anticipation of their upcoming two-week Holiday Book Sale in December. Watch for news about that and related events.             For this Book Donation Drive, it is requested that all books and other items, such as puzzles, games, and […] Read more »

Marion Girl Scout Food Drive

Marion Girl Scout Troop 67041 will be holding their 4th Annual Food Drive to support the Marion Food Pantry on November 4 from 11-1 at the Marion General Store.             Items that are in high need are; Hearty Soup, Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Cookies, Crackers, Jelly and Jams, Canned fish, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Gluten Free Items, […] Read more »

Phones Go in Pouches

            Old Rochester is participating in a pilot program at the junior high level that will allow students to keep cell phones on their persons, so long as they remain in a locked pouch that will be distributed by the school.             On October 12, the ORR School Committee voted to accept the program after […] Read more »

Should I RSVP on RSV Vaccine?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has traditionally been thought of as a disease of infants. As many as 80,000 babies under age five are hospitalized annually in the U.S. with RSV, mostly in the winter, and some 300 die. Until very recently, there was little that could be done to prevent RSV.             A monoclonal antibody […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

When I was in 4th or 5th grade, my father gave me Landmark books for Christmas. It was a neat gift because you got one book a month for a year. The only catch was that they were all nonfiction. I read them all but enjoyed the biographies more than the ones on topics like […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The next meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1. Chief Colby will be in attendance this month. We meet at the American Legion Eastman Post on Depot Street. Doors open at 5 pm for social time followed by dinner at 6pm. Our speaker program begins at 6:45. New members are always […] Read more »

Commission Usually Goes First

            On October 24, the members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission found themselves questioning which permitting entity in Mattapoisett goes first when an applicant is seeking to perform construction activities on their property. Is it the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Conservation Commission?             On the agenda for the evening’s meeting was a Notice […] Read more »

Too Many Choices

            There are too many choices. Have you ventured down the soft drink aisle at the grocers lately? There must be a thousand different sugary drinks. Once you decide what flavor you want, you then must decide on small cans, big cans, glass bottles or plastic, quarts or liters, six packs or eight packs.             […] Read more »

Town of Rochester Tax Bills

FY 2024 Real Estate & Personal Property tax bills were mailed October 18 and are due on November 30. The second half payment will be Due May 1. If paying by personal online banking, allow sufficient time for the bank to generate a check and mail it to the Town. Please supply sufficient information on […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum Craft Fair

Avoid mall parking lots. Don’t get stuck in holiday traffic. Instead join the Mattapoisett Museum for our annual Craft Fair at 5 Church Street, Mattapoisett on Saturday, November 18 from 11 am to 2 pm. Shop for unique gifts — local, one-of-a-kind items. There will be a large selection of handmade creations available: art, notecards, […] Read more »