Mary P. (Howrihan) Nelson

Mary P. (Howrihan) Nelson, 96, of Rochester, formerly of New Bedford, passed away peacefully on Monday October 22, 2018 at Our Lady’s Haven. She was the wife of the late Russell L. Nelson. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Timothy and Helen (Manghan) Howrihan, she lived in New Bedford all of her […] Read more »

Leonard’s Pond Bridge Repair Discussed

Engineer Bill Madden of G.A.F. Engineering came before the Rochester Conservation Commission on October 16 to engage in an informal discussion regarding the design and construction needed to repair the Leonard’s Pond Bridge on Mary’s Pond Road. An accident left a portion of the bridge damaged, now Madden wanted to ensure his design and aspects […] Read more »

St. Gabriel’s Church Rummage Sale

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Sponsored by the Adult Choir of St. Gabriel’s, the sale will benefit both the music program and St. Gabriel’s outreach and relief efforts. The sale takes place in the Parish Hall of St. […] Read more »

Take Time to Remember on November 11

The peaceful and democratic society we enjoy was created by the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Americans who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom around the world. Remembering and learning all that Veterans have sacrificed helps us better understand our nation’s history and its future. At […] Read more »

Artistic Interpretations of Land Trust Properties

Wooded vistas, marshlands, trails thickly padded by fallen leaves, birds at rest, colors in shadow and light, the surprise of unexpected objects adorning a tree… The Marion Art Center’s show “The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust” features all of these images and so much more, now on display through November 12. The show is […] Read more »

Neighbors Oppose RCF Committee Requests

The Rochester Country Fair (RCF) Committee had its three requests approved by the Rochester Board of Selectmen on October 15, but not without opposition from neighbors near the Pine Street fairgrounds. In light of a significant financial loss this year due to poor weather, the RCF Committee hopes to recoup the roughly $10,000 lost by […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

FCC Women’s Guild Christmas Fair

The First Congregational Church of Rochester Women’s Guild will be having its annual Christmas Fair, on Saturday, November 3from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Church on 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. There will be many tables with handmade items, silent auction, baked goods, jewelry, plants, hand carved birds, quilted items, […] Read more »

Neighbor Pushes to Question Wetlands Delineation

During an extensive discussion on October 15, the Marion Conservation Commission dissected the question of the wetland line at a proposed project off Converse Road. Applicant Mark Ross’ engineer, Nick Dufresne of Farland Corp, as well as the wetland consultant hired to delineate the wetlands, defended the wetland line as Ross’ neighbor spoke at length, […] Read more »

District Adopts New School Improvement Plan

The Rochester School Committee approved the school district’s latest two-year school improvement plan on October 11, focusing on goals very much aligned with the newest, recently approved Tri-Town wide Old Rochester Strategic Plan. The three areas focus on 21stCentury learning, global awareness and citizenship, and social-emotional learning. The plan came as a result of intense […] Read more »