Machacam Club

The March meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6. We meet at the American Legion Hall on Depot Street. Doors open at 5 pm for social time followed by dinner at 6 pm. Our speaker will begin at 6:45. Chef Colby is planning another fulfilling meal. All are welcome. Callers please […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Station

To the Editor             This is to follow up on my letters regarding the sale of the Mattapoisett Fire Station under RFP#22-26.             I attended and spoke during the Town of Mattapoisett Board of Appeals hearing on February 16, 2024 to protest the issuance of a Special Permit.             I was the original winning bidder […] Read more »

Contest Celebrates African Americans in Arts

            Owen Excellent’s favorite entry in the Grades 7-12 Creative Expression Contest held by Tri-Town Against Racism is a colorful poster of Martin Luther King Jr. by Dylan Dubois, a junior at Old Colony Regional Vocational-Technical High School.             The composition features King’s image on the right looking ahead with the Washington Monument at the […] Read more »

Fire Suppression Key to Self-Storage Plan

            The Rochester Planning Board continued the public hearing into the Site Plan Review application for JPF Development’s plan to construct a 15-acre, self-storage facility with seven storage buildings and one office structure within the Industrial District at Kings Highway and Route 28 after focusing on one lingering question: What will be the project’s fire-suppression […] Read more »

Marion Reminders for Presidential Primary

Marion Town Administrator Geoffrey Gorman and Town Clerk Lissa Magauran would like to remind registered voters of important dates and details ahead of the Massachusetts Presidential Primary.             The 2024 Massachusetts Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 5. Residents can check their voter registration status at             The last day to request […] Read more »

Plumb Library Events

Local Author Matt Davis – Matt Davis was born and raised in New Bedford, but his career as a professor and researcher at a university in California provided him with many opportunities to explore the world. In his new book, At Home in the World: Reflections of a Travel Addict, Matt shares some of his […] Read more »

ARPA Funds Not Confined to Fire Truck

            Rochester’s Select Board on Monday afternoon set a special meeting for Wednesday, February 28, at 1:30 pm to decide on spending the remainder of the town’s share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The meeting was scheduled for Town Hall, 1 Constitution Way.             In the Select Board meeting held on February 19, […] Read more »

Bio-Fuel Condition Rescinded

            Rochester’s Conservation Commission Tuesday revised the Order of Conditions that it approved two weeks ago for BWC Snows Pond LLC’s plan to build a 2.39-megawatt, solar-energy array on 12.55 acres of a 31.23-acre parcel at 0 Cushman Road.             The commission removed from the project’s Order of Conditions the requirement that the contractor use […] Read more »

Matt Congo Pancake Breakfast

The Matt Congo Pancake Breakfast has been scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 9:30-11:30 am in Reynard Hall, 27 Church Street I , please call the church office Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 1:00 at 508-758-2671. Read more »

Bernard “Bernie” J. Flattery

Bernard “Bernie” J. Flattery, 78, of Rochester, MA passed away peacefully at home on Valentines’ Day, February 14, 2024, after a period of declining health due to Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative disorder.             Born in Buffalo, NY, to the late George R. and Florence M. (Hackett) Flattery, Bernie was the youngest of […] Read more »