Durwood G Parker

Durwood G Parker, 84, of Taunton passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Marion Manor. Durwood was born and raised and lived his whole life in Taunton, Massachusetts and was the son of the late Durwood and Delia Parker. He is survived by his brother Gary Parker and sister in law Marcia Parker of […] Read more »

The World According to Chocolate

Once upon a time in the dense jungles and forests of Central America, early inhabitants discovered the cocoa pod. It became more precious than gold to those early native peoples. With amazing ingenuity, they developed a method for extracting the beans, roasting them, and then brewing the ebony gems into a drink enjoyed only by […] Read more »

Board Returns to Routine Business

After months of interesting topics like menthol cigarette bans and marijuana on the agenda, the Marion Board of Health on February 13 returned to more mundane issues with three public hearings for septic system variances. David Davignon representing 12 North Drive was requesting relief from a second mandatory percolation test in the form of a […] Read more »

OC Girls’ Basketball Looks Toward Mayflower Small Title

With one more conference game on the schedule, Old Colony girls’ basketball has one game left to win in order to win back-to-back Mayflower Small Vocational titles. Having only lost one game all season, the Cougars continue to show why they’re the force within the league and have the firepower to make a run in […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery

Cushing Cemetery will be holding a spring cleanup in early April. The superintendent is advising everyone to remove all Christmas decorations, wreaths, boxes, etc. before April 1, 2018. When he starts the cleanup, anything not removed will go to the landfill. Your help will be most appreciated. Read more »

Tour de Crème Bicycle Event is Back

Is your bike gathering dust in your garage, shed or basement during these long winter months? Well, dust it off, tune it up, and get ready for bike riding and ice cream, all in one great family-oriented event. The 3rd annual Tour de Crème will take place on Sunday, May 20. Organized by the Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Paul E. Rinta

Paul E. Rinta, 67, of West Wareham, died Feb. 16, 2018 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after a brief illness. He was the husband of Linda (Carey) Rinta and the son of Lillian J. (Heleen) Rinta and the late Eli E. Rinta. He was born in Wareham and grew up in Rochester. He lived […] Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my support of Planned Parenthood and to encourage other community members to support this important organization. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally (www.plannedparenthood.org). Planned Parenthood provides a variety of much-needed services ranging from cancer screenings to STD […] Read more »

Mendoza Loses Appeal, Threatens Lawsuit

Wellspring Farm’s biggest foe, next door neighbor to 42 Hiller Road Cathy Mendoza, had her appeal to the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals to overturn the Planning Board’s Site Plan Review denied on February 8. When the continued public hearing was opened, Mendoza suggested the ZBA table the discussion for now, claiming that the Board […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging February Events

On Thursday, February 15, we will have a Podiatrist Visit from Dr. Sarah Desrosiers. Returning patients will be called with reminders of appointment times; new patients need to call 508-946-1444 to schedule an appointment. Bon Jour! Conversational French I and II will be held on Friday, February 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. On Monday, […] Read more »