Self-Storage Depends on Water

            Rochester’s Planning Board Tuesday reviewed more details of the Site Plan Review application for a 15-acre, self-storage facility at Kings Highway and Route 28 and learned the project’s biggest problem may be what public water will be available for it.             The petitioner, JPF Development’s engineer William Madden, told the board that along with […] Read more »

Bulldogs Bounce Back

            The Old Rochester Regional High School football team played its Homecoming game on Friday night against Somerset Berkley (5-2) and won 32-20. The victory changed the momentum heavily from the prior week’s loss against undefeated Fairhaven.             “We had a tough week last week, (and) we knew we had to bounce back,” ORR Head […] Read more »

Teamwork Takes Unified Hoop to 4-0

            Senior Night at Old Rochester Regional High School made Monday’s 42-35 Unified Basketball victory against Fairhaven even more special because of how the Bulldogs won.             ORR’s three seniors, Traeh Carrington, Jake Newton and John Butler, all contributed, and Player of the Game Thomas Jupin, an athlete, scored two baskets for a career-high four […] Read more »

Talking Terrapins after School Program

On November 1 from 3:30 to 4:30, the Marion Natural History Museum will welcome Deb Ewing to speak about our local terrapins. Deb oversees a diamondback terrapin conservation area in Marion and has partnered with the New England Coastal Wildlife alliance to protect Diamondback Terrapins. She will be sharing information regarding the efforts she and […] Read more »

BBAHFH Seeking Land

The Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking partnerships to secure low-cost land for their next home. A local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, BBAHFH mission is ‘building homes, communities, and hope’. BBAHFH was first established in 1996 and serves the nine communities of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, […] Read more »

Two Members Needed for Events Committee

            The dissolution of the Country Fair has left a void in the community life of Rochester residents and town employees. One of those town employees, Executive Assistant Amanda Baptiste, did some recent fact-finding and on Tuesday night brought a proposal to the Rochester Select Board.             She wants to form a Town Event Committee. […] Read more »

Christmas by the Sea Bazaar

Please join us at the 56th Annual “Christmas by the Sea Bazaar” on Saturday, December 2 from 9 am to 1 pm at St. Anthony’s Parish, 26 Hammond St., Mattapoisett.             Many handcrafted gifts and stocking stuffers will be offered by local vendors, including wooden and leather wares, honey, seashell trees, ornaments, holiday decorations, seashell […] Read more »

OHS Principal Kevin Tavares Retiring

Superintendent Michael S. Nelson announces that Old Hammondtown School Principal Kevin Tavares will retire at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year.             Principal Tavares has served as the Old Hammondtown Principal since July 2022. He served as Associate Principal of the Old Hammondtown and Center Schools since July 2014.             “Principal Tavares’ superpower is […] Read more »

Stanley Thomas

Stanley Thomas, 95, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023. He was the son of the late Irving and Clara Thomas.             Stan grew up in southern New Jersey, where he developed a love for the outdoors through hunting and fishing with his family. He excelled in high school as a […] Read more »

Village Street Project Discussed

During the October 24 meeting of the Mattapoisett Select Board, the members met with Jamie Pisano of the engineering firm VHB, which has been charged with creating village-street, roadway-improvement plans for approximately two years.             In September, when VHB’s representatives came before the board, they brought the troubling news that some 36 trees would need […] Read more »