Marion Garden Group News

Did you ever wonder who is responsible for planting and maintaining all of the cheerful window boxes and urns around Marion?  In addition to those boxes, new planters have popped up along busy intersections and transformed dusty corners into oases of beauty and color.  Volunteers of the Marion Garden Group are the ones dedicated to […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

In her book, Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Mary Hall Leonard references a description by Abraham Holmes of Rochester’s physical features. In it, he describes some of the ponds, brooks and lakes in town. He refers to Snow’s Pond as “a lovely natural lakelet.” He did not include Leonard’s Pond in his memoirs written in the […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Names New Campus Center for Alumnus Travis Roy

On June 11, at the Reunion Convocation, Tabor Academy announced that its new Campus Center, slated for completion in December 2022, will be named the Travis Roy Campus Center.             “Travis supported Tabor with his time, investment and thoughtfulness, and he championed the Campus Center,” notes Trustee Steve Sprague ’68, as he fondly remembers fellow […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will begin summer worship with a time change to 9 am beginning June 26. There are events planned for the summer to include Blessing of the Animals in July and the annual yard sale in September so be sure to check our website at often for more details. All are […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

On June 12, the Rochester Historical Society led a tour of the Rochester Cemetery, which I previously mentioned is a private not a municipal burying ground. We realized as we prepared for the tour that we would only be able to cover a portion of the cemetery. While we may well do another tour at […] Read more »

ORCTV Kenneth J. Souza Memorial Award

Each year Old Rochester Community Television awards one graduating senior from our Old Rochester Regional High School video production program, its ‘Outstanding Student Award’. The scholarship is meant to assist the student as they move on to study video production or film upon entering college.             The recipient of this year’s award is Chris Bell […] Read more »

Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library

The Board of Trustees of Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester are pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Woodward as the next Library Director. Mrs. Woodward, previously Assistant Director of the Falmouth Public Library, lives in Buzzards Bay and has many years of public library experience to her credit. She will be joining […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarships

The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club recently announced its three scholarship winners for the 2022 year.              The Adult Scholarship Award winner is Abigail Stark, a resident of Mattapoisett and a graduate of ORR High School, Class of 2018, who will be graduating from the University of New Hampshire in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

Rochester has seven official town cemeteries. The ones that may be most familiar to people are Sherman Cemetery on Pine Street across from Rochester Memorial School, the Woodside Cemetery next to the Rochester Historical Museum on County Road. and the Hillside Cemetery, with its large sign, off of High Street.             The Sherman Cemetery was […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Broadband Grant

Mattapoisett has received $154,043 under a new Massachusetts Municipal Fiber Grant Program, which assists communities with improving broadband connectivity.  The Town was one of 71 communities in the Commonwealth that received funding in this round of the grant program.             The funding will be used to create a fiber loop connecting vital Town buildings (Town […] Read more »