ORRABC Phonathon Kicks Off

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The effects of our rocky national economic situation have been rippling through our communities for years. States and towns have been forced to stretch their shrinking budgets and concoct new ways to raise capital. Public education has been especially hard hit since the economic crisis first took center stage in 2008, and it’s the students […] Read more »

ORR Roams in Rome

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No student ever wants to be awake and attentive outside of school at 5:20 am on a Friday morning, but that was exactly what I was doing in the company of twenty of my classmates and five chaperones.  On February 17, the last day of school before vacation, our group of Latin students finally headed […] Read more »

Board Approves Three Warrant Articles

Three bylaw changes were discussed and approved by the Rochester Planning Board to put forward at the May Annual Town Meeting. One involves amendments to the home business bylaw, another on a sunset provision for site plan reviews and another to increase the size of an industrial district permitted sign. The board voted to recommend […] Read more »

More Oversight for Taylor Aquaculture Business

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The safety of Taylor Seafood’s aquaculture operation – located in waters at the Mattapoisett/Fairhaven border – was put under a microscope during a discussion between the Mattapoisett Selectmen and company owner Robert Taylor at the February 28 board meeting. Amid reports that recreational boats are getting entangled in lines around the operation – and also […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Group Discusses Outlook

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The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path met at the library on Tuesday, February 28 to discuss their upcoming year of events and fundraisers. President Bonne DeSousa, with about 12 in attendance, began the meeting by providing some exposition regarding bike path business that was discussed late last year. The group wants to […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Hosts the JV Prep New England

After one year of practicing/conditioning, varsity meets and tournaments, Tabor Academy’s junior varsity wrestlers finally earned a chance to show off in a tournament of their own. Although the junior varsity team had attended tournaments in Pembroke and Natick, this tournament presented the team with the unique chance to become a New England champion at […] Read more »

Toe Jam Puppet Band Concert

The Tri-town Project GROW Parents’ Group invites you to a Toe Jam Puppet Band Concert on Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 pm. They will perform in the Center School Gymnasium in Mattapoisett. Admission is $10 per family and proceeds benefit the Project GROW Scholarship Program. Bake sale items and snacks will be available for purchase. Read more »

Mattapoisett PTA Community Spelling Bee

On Friday, March 9 at 6:00 pm at the ORRHS Auditorium, the Mattapoisett PTA is holding its First Annual Community Spelling Bee. The PTA is signing up 20 teams of three (*with one back up teammate) to compete for the status of “Town’s BEST Spellers”.  Teams are adults and students 14 years+ on a team. […] Read more »

ORR Junior Class Talent Show

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The Old Rochester Regional High School Junior Class will be holding a Talent Show on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm in the school’s auditorium. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the door. The show will feature a variety of acts including singing, dancing and music. All proceeds will benefit the junior class and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

The Mattapoisett Cultural Council invites you to join them at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 10 at the library for a public meeting. Woven through the fabric of our life experiences here in Mattapoisett are cultural events that highlight traditions, create learning opportunities and draw our community together. You may be surprised to learn that […] Read more »