ORRJHS Students of the Month

Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for April, 2017: Green Team: Mia Costa & Maxwell Brulport Orange Team: Carly Drew & Maeve Geraghty Blue Team: Emma Wyman & Jack Vaughan Red Team: Callie Tavares & Matthew Curry Purple Team: Kayle Friedlaender & Lukas […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Curry College is proud to announce that Naomi Souza of Rochester has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Naomi was one of 65 students inducted during a ceremony on the Curry College campus on Sunday, April 9. The following students from the Tri-Town graduated from UMass Dartmouth on May 13. […] Read more »

Bay Club Neighborhood Stalled

The 30-minute meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board on May 15 was light on agenda items and lighter still on forward movement for the Shagbark neighborhood planned at The Bay Club. Coming before the board was David McIntire who is seeking to sell the property to Northland Residential Corporation. In that effort, the two parties […] Read more »

ZBA Overturns Building Inspector’s Denial

The Marion Zoning Board of Appeals on May 11 approved the owners of “418 Point Road Trust” of 418 Point Road their request to appeal the building inspector’s refusal to issue a building permit for construction of a kitchen within a recently constructed addition to their house. The addition – built to house the visiting […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school and community service, industry […] Read more »

Town Takes Action On ADA Compliance

The Rochester Board of Selectmen on May 11 unanimously approved the motion to accept an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assessment and transition plan compiled by Facilities Manager Andrew Daniel, which could open the Town up for some valuable grant money from the State to fund a number of upgrades in various town buildings. “It’s […] Read more »

Planning Board Selects New Leadership

The Marion Planning Board on May 15 dispensed with the first order of business with little controversy, selecting its new leadership roster after the recent town elections. The board welcomed newcomer Christopher Collings to the board, as well as newly-elected but experienced Planning Board member Norm Hills. Newly re-elected Planning Board member Eileen Marum was […] Read more »

“Get Back!”

(This story contains information on crimes. Some details may be too graphic for children under the age of 13.) On May 10, a group of 20 women from all walks of life and all ages participated in a program that could very well end up saving their lives: self-defense training. The free three-hour class was […] Read more »

Women in Waders

Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for a three-week series of free adventures for women who love the outdoors beginning May 30. During these fun outdoor activities, we will explore ways to get up close and personal with nature in a safe and supportive all-female environment. Female children aged 8 and older (accompanied by an adult) […] Read more »

Town of Marion Spending is Uncontrolled

To the Editor: Town of Marion spending is uncontrolled. The town of Marion has an addiction to unfettered spending. It has become addicted to “free cash” spending and, as a result, many expenses that should be planned and budgeted for inside the town’s operating budget get paid for with “free cash.” What is Free Cash? […] Read more »