Procrastination Habits Examined in Marion

Over 50 women came to the Sippican Women’s Club on Friday, September 14 to hear a talk about how to overcome procrastination. “It’s a common problem,” said Maryann Murphy, a professional organizer and time management expert. “The root of it is an obstacle that keeps us from doing the task … and if it becomes […] Read more »

Pet Therapy Helps Elders

Every Friday, residents at the Sippican Health Care Center (SHC) in Marion are treated to a visit from a gentle Scottish terrier who enjoys having her belly rubbed. Abby comes with her owner, Carolyn Moore, and walks around the common areas and individual rooms visiting the many residents who enjoy the weekly opportunity to gush […] Read more »

Local Resident to Compete for Miss NB Title

Mattapoisett resident and ORRHS graduate Jillian Zucco will be competing for the title of Miss New Bedford this Sunday, September 23.  The pageant will be held at Keith Middle School in New Bedford at 6:00 pm. Zucco is one of many contestants vying for the title.  Zucco is the only contestant from the Tri-Town with […] Read more »

Town House Committee Addresses Public

The Marion Town House Advisory Committee addressed nearly 40 concerned residents in their first public meeting since forming in January.  The committee, which is comprised of 8 members from various boards in the town, held the forum on Thursday, September 20 in the Marion Music Hall. The board was formed in order to brainstorm ideas […] Read more »

ZBA Approves Tinkham Road Solar Array

            The Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals held their second meeting of the month on Thursday, September 20, 2012.  The first hearing of the night was regarding an application by the Town of Mattapoisett for a special permit that would allow for municipal use of a solar panel array on Tinkham […] Read more »

ORCTV Presents “The Devoll Show”

You know him as the Principal of Old Rochester Regional High School, but did you know Michael Devoll also doubles as an accomplished TV host?  Now, Tri-Town residents will have the chance to check him out on his brand new television show “The Devoll Show” on ORCTV’s Education Channel. “I was involved with TV shows […] Read more »

More Than a Dry Run

For the past few years, upperclassmen have attempted to convince incoming students that there is a pool located in the school. While that remains just a silly joke, upperclassmen may have a new bit of information to make it seem more realistic. For the first time, Old Rochester has an official school swim team. Fundraising […] Read more »

Rochester Natives Rock on X Factor

It all started when she was two years old. Before she could talk, she used to hum the Barney Theme Song, and from that point on, her parents knew she would be a singer. Now, 18-year-old Rochester native Jennel Garcia is taking her talents to the national stage as a finalist on FOX’s hit television […] Read more »

Field Hockey Gets First Wins

Generally speaking, ORR fall sports teams are excellent; last year, the teams collectively gathered 3 SCC titles and 3 second-place finishes. However, possibly the most dominant fall sports team at ORR is the girls’ field hockey team. The team, led by Coach Polly Lawrence, has won the SCC championship title the past four years, and […] Read more »

MHS Annual Meeting

The public is invited to join the Mattapoisett Historical Society at its Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House, 5 Church Street. The Treasurer, President and Curator will give their reports and Officers and Board Members will be elected. The program will also include entertainment provided […] Read more »