Newtown Shooting Impacts Tabor Academy

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The action was running high at the Taft School in Watertown, CT on Friday, December 14. The Tabor Girls Hockey had just completed an impressive win over Kent, winning a back-and-forth competition 5-4 to advance to the tournament finals against Choate. The players’ spirits were high, as they had the chance to take hardware back […] Read more »

Making a Hasty Return

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December 3 was warmer than expected for this time of year so Dan White of Mattapoisett decided to take advantage of the balmy temperatures and brought his four Scottish Terriers to Washburn Park in Marion for a walk. They had spent many an afternoon previous strolling the paths around the park and White decided to […] Read more »

Charles Snelling Arms

Charles Snelling Arms, age 97, died peacefully at his home in Marion, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 19, 2012. Chuck, as his many friends and family knew him, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1915. He attended the Asheville School and Yale University, graduating from Yale in 1937. In the fall of that year he went […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club Adopts Family

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For the second year, the Rochester Women’s Club has adopted a family in need of support during the holiday season. Through the Rochester Memorial School, information on the children in a family was provided so that some of their holiday wishes could be fulfilled.  The identify of the family was kept confidential by the school. Through the generosity of club […] Read more »

Anna R. (Rose) James

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Anna R. (Rose) James, 99, of New Bedford died Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Forestview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Willis W. James. Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Aurelio and Caroline (Renney) Rose, she was raised in Marion and lived in Boston and Norton, returning to New Bedford […] Read more »

Sleigh Bells Ring at ORR

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Baby, it was cold outside as the Old Rochester Regional High School music department took the stage for their annual holiday concert.  Music lovers were treated to four different ensembles during the show on Thursday, December 13. “Tonight, we’re featuring the chorus, concert band, jazz band, and jazz combo,” said ORR music director Mike Barnicle.  […] Read more »

Windy Weather Ahead

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The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for the South Coast region through Thursday afternoon. The area is expected to see winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. Winds combined with rain may cause downed tree limbs and power outages. Read more »

Mattapoisett Remembers Sandy Hook Victims

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Hundreds of people gathered at Shipyard Park on Wednesday, December 19, for a candlelight vigil to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting.  The massacre, which occurred on Friday, December 14, leaving the nation in a state of shock. Mattapoisett resident Suzanne Barrows began organizing the vigil on Sunday. “I thought I should get […] Read more »

Volunteers Wrap Gifts for Senior Center

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For many people, there is no bigger hassle than wrapping presents during the holidays. But for ten volunteers at the Rochester Senior Center, they are happy to do it, especially if it means bringing the organization one step closer to achieving one of their dreams. On Saturday, December 15, the Senior Center held a gift-wrapping […] Read more »

Holiday in the Park

To the Editor: The Town of Mattapoisett would like to thank the following for making our Annual Holiday in the Park a success: Tent-Chase Canopy &Staff, Dan and Andy Chase; Tree Donor- Howard Tinkham; Harbormaster- Horace Field; Decorative Lighting – Mattapoisett Highway Department, Mattapoisett Fire Department, Mattapoisett Police Department, Women’s Firefighter Auxiliary, Jessica Collyer, Janet […] Read more »