Register to Vote!

To the Editor, It is time we take a stand! Observe the candidates, what they have accomplished. March 6, 2012 is the primary for a presidential candidate. Who do you want to represent your values on the world stage? It is not a time to slack off or to be indifferent. Be vigilant, read and […] Read more »

Sports Shorts

Old Rochester Boys and Girls Track – ORR Track continued their undefeated season with a victory against Fairhaven this week. The girls swept the hurdles with Ally Saccone, Maegan Bell, and Kristen Fuller taking the first, second, and third spots. Morgan Dasilva also won the 600-meter run, beating Fairhaven’s top runner. In the boys’ two-mile […] Read more »

Enrichment Program for Female Students

“For girls who love science, technology, engineering and math,” reads the flyer for the 2012 Sci-Tech Girl Expo. The Expo, an event hosted by Jr. Tech in partnership with Massachusetts Maritime Academy, is open to female high school students, grades ninth to twelfth. It is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 am to 3:30 […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Safety Changes

Tabor Academy has implemented many new safety features to safeguard crosswalks on Front and Spring Street. One of the new features is a sign on Front Street that reflects your speed and flashes if you are traveling above the 25mph speed limit. Photo by Paul Lopes

On November 16, 2011, two Tabor girls were seriously injured crossing Spring Street.  Both students were brought immediately to the hospital; the incident terrified the Tabor Academy community as a whole. In light of the event, Tabor administration hopes to make Spring Street and Front Street, both busy main roads in Marion, safer for its […] Read more »

Sisters Surprise Parents With Painting

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Parents pass down many of their passions to their children – some intentionally and others unintentionally. For sisters Meghan and Erin, it was the art that adorned their home as children that never left their imagination and thoughts, even after they left the house as adults. In particular, the colorful scenery and landscapes of artist […] Read more »

Town Eyes Boat Launch Service

Mattapoisett town officials are exploring the idea of offering a Launch Service this summer, it was revealed at the Board of Selectmen’s January 24 meeting. Town Administrator Michael Gagne said if it happens, a contractor would offer the service for a fee, thus the program would not affect the town budget. “They would look for […] Read more »

ANR Submission Requirements Discussed

At a regular meeting of the Rochester Planning Board on January 24, 2012, Town Planner John Charbonneau reviewed the Approval Not Required (ANR) plan submission requirements.         These requirements apply to plans that would be submitted to the board that are believed to not need approval from the planning board for a permit to be […] Read more »

Little Interest at Town Auction

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It was standing room only at the Mattapoisett Town Auction on January 24. The town put five parcels up for bid for non-payment of taxes. The fifty plus people filled the conference room overflowing into the hallway. Auctioneer Paul Zekos of Municipal Auction Strategies explained that all properties were being sold as is where is […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Resident Launches Radio Show

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John Theriault, a resident of Mattapoisett, is launching a new weekly radio show focused on small business success using social media and the Internet. The show will be featured on WSAR 1480 AM on Wednesdays from 2 – 3 p.m. Mr. Theriault is the founder owner of a company called Truventis, which provides social media […] Read more »

Bob’s Tire License Contingent Upon ZBA

Bob’s Tire is one step closer to obtaining the necessary licensing and permitting to operate – but the journey there is far from complete. At its January 23 meeting, the Rochester Board of Selectmen approved a Class III license for the company to operate at 35 County Road – but only if it and Murphy’s […] Read more »