ORR Indoor Track Strikes Again


Old Rochester Regional High School indoor track and field team took first in most of the events of the meet held at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School on Monday, December 31.  ORR was in competition against several area high schools including GNB and Fairhaven High School.  In the races, the ORR girls took first […] Read more »

Jane Taylor Chase


Jane Taylor Chase, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on  Friday December 28, 2012 at Tobey Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was wife of the late Richard E. Chase. Born in Winthrop in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles H.  and Ruth (Raymond) Taylor. Jane and her family settled at Crescent  […] Read more »

Mock Trial Season


With so many students choosing law as the educational path they wish to take once they get to college, why not get started even sooner in high school?  For students interested in pursuing a career in law, mock trial has always been a viable option to gain valuable courtroom experience.  For the first time in […] Read more »

Showstoppers Jump, Shout and Shake


Fingers were snapping and hands clapping at the free holiday concert hosted by the Showstoppers singing group on Saturday, December 29 at the Marion Music Hall. Over a hundred people turned out to hear the voices of twenty-seven young people ages 5 through 19 sing a variety of traditional and non-traditional holiday songs such as […] Read more »

Brian W. Morrison


Brian W. Morrison, 44, of Mattapoisett died Monday December 24, 2012  suddenly at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of  Karen A. (Jones) Morrison. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Laura (Sylvester) Morrison  of Falmouth and the late Beverley Morrison, he lived in Falmouth for  most of his life […] Read more »

National Card Playing Day at Plumb Library


On Friday, December 28, children of all ages gathered together at the Plumb Library in Rochester to play card games.  The games were played to honor National Card Playing Day, where towns and cities across the United States dedicate a few hours of their day to playing card games of all types.  Photos by Katy […] Read more »

Old Colony Energy Upgrades Save Money


The boom in energy efficiency technology has been steadily progressing despite the world’s resistance to upgrading to a greener standard.  It isn’t as easy as putting some solar panels on the roof or turning down the heat.  Municipalities, especially, have been hard-pressed to “go green” in an effort to save taxpayer dollars that could be […] Read more »

Holiday Competition


On the last day of school before holiday break 96 students of Old Rochester Regional High School competed in the annual Holiday Volleyball Tournament. 16 teams of six students each donned homemade costumes and picked team names. The teams were required to be equally split with three boys and three girls. Only eight teams could […] Read more »

Leonel Pires, Jr.


Leonel Pires, Jr., 87, of Mattapoisett, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, peacefully after a brief illness. He was the former husband of the late Eleanor (Leach) Pires. Born and raised in New Bedford, the son of the late Leonel and Maria Gloria (Linhares) Pires, he settled in Mattapoisett 46 years ago. He was a […] Read more »

Lady Bulldogs Dominate DR


The ORR Lady Bulldogs Varsity Basketball team dominated Dighton-Rehoboth 50-24 Thursday night in front of a home crowd in the ORR gymnasium.  The girls went on a 16-2 run in the first quarter and never gave up their lead.  The team improves to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the South Coast Conference. Sophomore Gabby Reuter […] Read more »