Town of Rochester

Rochester is a small, rural community located in Southeastern Massachusetts.

The current population has approached 5,000 and is expected to keep growing over the next 20 years. The town, being rural in nature, does not have much of an industrial influence; its main industry is cranberry production. An established Land Trust hopes to help the community preserve its rural character.

The town has an excellent elementary school and is home to Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical School. Students in junior high and high school attend regional schools. Preschool-aged children are fortunate to have several quality private preschools in the area to choose from.


Official site of the Town of Rochester – go here for Town departments, elected and appointed officials, Board of Assessors maps, and the latest Town news.

Rochester Council on Aging – attend the daily lunches, check out the trips and special events, or just drop by for a visit.

Rochester Police Department – information about child safety, animal control, drug disposal, and more – The Commonwealth’s official site.  Here find the Department of Education, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue, and more.

Community Groups

Alewives Anonymous – encourages and promotes efforts to preserve and increase the alewife fisheries in the Tri-town area.  Contact Art Benner for more information.

Rochester Historical Society – established in 1967 to promote an appreciation of the historical significance of Rochester.  Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of most months at the East Rochester Congregational Church, 355 County Rd., Rochester.

Rochester Memorial School – news and updates about grades K-6.

RMS PTO – includes program news and updates.  Also the Backpack Express.

Rochester Country Fair – the latest about the fair, including next year’s theme.

Rochester Congregational Church