From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Today 28 Marion Road in Rochester is a vacant lot, but for many years the buildings there were popular gathering spots. In 1710, the lot held a barn and stable for Ruggles Tavern. There were businesses here from then until a fire in July of 2011 destroyed the bakery, café and apartments located there.             In […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett, will have 8:00 am services July 12 with The Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey, Rector, St. John the Evangelist, Newport, RI. Masks are required and all other safety precautions will be in place at the church. All are welcome. Read more »

Need Prayer?

Feeling overwhelmed? Encountering difficult times? Big decisions looming? In need of prayer? Let the Prayer Team at First Congregational Church of Rochester know how we can pray for you today and throughout the week; we would count it an honor and a blessing to do so. You can now submit a prayer request online by […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police Department Access During Construction

Due to the construction of the new Fire Station, Hubbard’s Way at County Road (Route 6) will be closed to the public on or about July 17 until further notice. People having business at the police station are to use the Hubbard’s Way entrance from Church Street. The current visitors’ parking will no longer be accessible, and […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In the 1700s when people traveled mainly by foot or on horseback, Boston was a long way from Rochester. The distance didn’t deter the residents from having strong views on independence from Britain.             Nathaniel and Timothy Ruggles, Jr., sons of Timothy Ruggles, the second minister (for 58 years) of the center’s church, were staunch Tories. […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building a week so that the residents of Marion can understand more about its unique historical architecture. […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Water Quality

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay last summer (2019) offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay, according to data collected by the Buzzards Bay Coalition. A majority of locations around the Bay showed slight declines in water quality during the […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Curbside pick-up has begun at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Place a hold on Marion library materials online through our website or over the phone. Library staff will call to schedule your curbside pick-up appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays. For more info on curbside pick-up please email ETLibrary@sailsinc.org or call the library Monday through Thursday […] Read more »

Farm to Family Produce Boxes Available

Old Rochester Regional School District partnered with the USDA is providing Farm to Family produce boxes for any tri-town resident throughout the summer. These boxes will consist of fruits and vegetables and can be picked up at ORR High School on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 am while supplies last. Read more »