Seventeen years ago, Priscilla Gamboa arrived in the United States as a babe in arms. She attended kindergarten, graduated from high school, and is now studying at Bristol Community College. She is a “Dreamer” – one of the approximately 8,000 people classified as Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Massachusetts. On November 8, Gamboa […] Read more »

The Noise On Noises Off!

It’s that time of year once again! This weekend, the ORRHS Drama Club is proud to present their 2017 fall production, Noises Off! This year’s annual production is a comedy centered around the shenanigans of a dysfunctional show cast throughout their six-week run. Over the three acts, the audience sees the evolution – or rather, […] Read more »

House Fire on Meadowbrook Lane

At approximately 06:47, the Mattapoisett Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 28 Meadowbrook Lane. The Mattapoisett Fire department was dispatched with a working fire assignment. The Chief Andrew Murray arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from the residence. The Chief immediately called for a second alarm fire assignment […] Read more »

Marion Keeps Fire Station Open House Tradition

A fire station open house is like walking into a child’s world of wonder, powering on his imagination, plugging into his curiosity, and downloading a dream. Welcome to the Marion Fire Department’s Open House on the night of November 6. So much to see, so much to learn and do – there were swirling lights, […] Read more »

The Truth About Ticks

Here’s a startling, and more so, horrific truth – Plymouth County leads the country in tick bites that result in the spread of disease; and not only one disease like the notorious Lyme disease, but other “co-infections” where a tick bite induces more than one illness in humans. On November 4, Blake Dinius, entomologist and […] Read more »

Chickens – Affection and Omelets

Rochester parents … if your preschool son or daughter came home from school on Monday afternoon and asked you if they could raise chickens at home, you can blame it on a rather handsome hen named Dorothy. Dorothy came to Rochester Memorial School on Monday, November 6, for a little story time with the youngest […] Read more »

Quilling Out

In the art of quilling, all it takes is a little bit of glue, a lot of thin strips of paper, and a healthy amount of patience to create something beautiful and unique. As usual, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library offered up more than books on Saturday, November 4, in its downstairs lecture room turned […] Read more »

Taking Pictures in the Here and Now

Judging by the turnout on Wednesday night, the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum’s photography workshop series is a hit with the local community. Board President Jen McIntire introduced Deb Fraine, the first of three in a series of local photographers, noting that the impetus for the workshops is an effort to “…keep the museum vital and […] Read more »

Observing Veterans Day in the Tri-Town

Look no further for your local Veterans Day observance gatherings happening on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11. On Friday, Mattapoisett will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 am. Join the Florence Eastman Post 280 of the American Legion at Old Hammondtown School and guest speaker Professor James E. “Jay” Hickey, Ph.D., […] Read more »

Doctors Without Borders: One Local Man’s Story

We wake up each day absent the fear that armed soldiers will invade our town, kill, maim, kidnap, or otherwise harm our physical beings. We wake up firm in the knowledge that if we are stricken by illness or injury, excellent medical care will come to our aid within minutes. Our comforts are many. Our […] Read more »