Runoff Concerns Low-Lying Neighbor

            The Marion Conservation Commission strives to achieve clarity with abutters and applicants alike where it concerns the purview of the commission, but that power was put to the test at its January 24 public meeting.             The matter at hand was what happens when a new construction satisfies the requirements of performance near resource […] Read more »

Plumb Library Events & Fundraisers

Take Your Child to the Library Day. Come celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 3 from 10 am to 2 pm. From 12-1 pm, join Mr. Vinny, the Bubble Guy, for winter bubble fun. Learn about our kids’ book groups, Book Buds. Enjoy a free snack by the library’s youth […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Bridget Wallace of Marion, enrolled in UA Early College during Fall Semester 2023, at The University of Alabama was named to the director’s list with an academic record of 3.6 or higher.             The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Fall 2023 Dean’s List which includes; Andrew Coucci of Mattapoisett, Mariana Ditata […] Read more »

Nancy M. (McAdam) Gorden

Nancy M. (McAdam) Gorden, 86, of Mattapoisett died January 27, 2024 at Our Ladys Haven.             She was the wife of the late Norman F. Gorden.             Born in Taunton, daughter of the late Harold V. and Catherine (Rogers) McAdam, she lived in Taunton and Waltham before moving to Mattapoisett.             Nancy was full of […] Read more »

RWC Scholarship Fundraiser at the Ponderosa

The Rochester Women’s Club awards three $1,000.00 scholarships a year to Rochester graduating high school seniors that will be furthering their education beginning September 2024. The applicants must reside in Rochester Massachusetts. It does not matter where they attend high school.             The Rochester Women’s Club was established in 1928 and is owned and operated […] Read more »

Historic District Sees Legal Hurdles

The Local Historic District Study Committee appointed last year by the Marion Select Board had been leaning toward recommending a “historic district light,” but that has become a complicated path according to Will Tifft, who in Tuesday’s meeting of the Marion Historical Commission said a developer in Brookline sued that town for its customized “architecture […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

While Olive Winslow belonged to more than one town organization, she is no doubt best known for her many years as the town Librarian, now known as the Library Director. Serving in this position from 1941-1983, her 42 years holds the record for longevity. Over those years, she saw her salary increase in 1969 to […] Read more »

MLT: Dates to Save for 2024

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mattapoisett Land Trust throughout 2024, there are dates worth saving for events that you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for: Tour de Creme on Sunday May 19 (with the Friends of the Bike Path); MLT’s 50th Birthday Party on Sunday June 30; find us at Harbor Days […] Read more »

Neighbors Cite Neighboring Town Rulings

Worried neighbors of BWC Snows Pond LLC’s plan to build a solar-energy array on Cushman Road returned to the Town Hall hearing room Tuesday as Rochester’s Planning Board met once again regarding the project’s Special Permit and Site Plan Review application.             The petitioner’s representative, Andrew Hamel, said he is in the midst of following […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Homeschool Meet up – Thursday January 25 at 11 am. Meet other homeschool families and learn about library resources.             Groundhog Golf – Friday, February 2. Celebrate Groundhog Day with minigolf in the library!  All day in the children’s department.             Take your Child to the Library Day – Saturday, February 3. Join us for […] Read more »