Tabor Musical Promises ‘Big’ Fun


This production is big all around – big bouffants, big beehives, and a big heroine with big dreams that transform her seemingly overnight into an unlikely celebrity sensation. Tabor Academy’s annual musical production this year is Hairspray, starring the talented Hannah Rolighed, a freshman at Tabor and a seasoned actress and dancer. Rolighed plays the […] Read more »

Klondike Derby at Camp Cachalot


Over the last couple of weekends the Marion Boy Scouts Troop 32 attended a Klondike Derby at Camp Cachalot in Myles Standish State Park and had their annual Movie Night at the cabin at Camp Hadley, Marion. The Klondike Derby was attended by Jackson St. Don, Chris Horton, Jack Nakashian and David Sheldon on January […] Read more »

All That Jazz


On February 5, it was all about the jazz at Rochester Memorial School’s annual fourth-grade musical. The performance titled ‘It’s Gotta be Jazz’ was postponed because of Winter Storm Juno, but was worth the wait. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

It’s Derby Time!


Marion Cub Scout Troop #32 had its annual Pinewood Derby on February 8 at the Marion Congregational Church. Scouts assembled and designed their wooden racecars hoping to come in first place or win a prize for most original car or coolest car. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

Mattapoisett Addresses NFIP Issue with Survey


Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne on January 30 introduced a new survey for Mattapoisett residents to take online to gather public input as the Town works with a citizen’s group to suggest revisions of the National Flood Insurance Law to Congress. Mainly, said Gagne, the biggest concern residents have over the National Flood Insurance Program […] Read more »

Rochester Tries to Ease Trash Anxiety


Rochester residents need not worry about the ‘trash police.’ They aren’t coming to your house just yet. As Rochester makes the switch to the new trash and recycling pick-up system on February 2, Rochester Town Administrator Michael McCue responded to residents’ concerns with a public service announcement to be aired on cable access to answer […] Read more »

Fading Shadows


There was very little conversation about who he was, where he came from, or how and why he ended up living with my grandparents. He, along with every single person who had firsthand knowledge of his backstory, has passed away. Yet, for all of my young life, while he and they were still living, this […] Read more »

New Anatomy Teacher Brings Unique Experience


It’s been quite a year in the Old Rochester Regional High School Science Department, where a few retirements have led to new teachers being hired, and new classes being taught by familiar faces. After longtime Anatomy teacher Mary Cabral retired following the Thanksgiving break, her existing Anatomy classes have been taken over by Colleen Foster, […] Read more »

Fundraising Fun


The Marion Firefighter’s Association held its annual spaghetti supper fundraiser on Saturday, January 31 at the Marion VFW. The money raised goes towards purchasing gear, supplies, and equipment outside the regular Fire Department budget. Hungry guests came for the spaghetti and stayed for the fun. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Good Grief, Groundhog


Punxsutawney Phil. You really let us down this time. I’m crying foul. You’ve heard of DeflateGate. I call this GroundhogGate. Clearly, Phil, you have sold out on us. How else could you explain seeing your shadow on a snowy day beneath overcast skies? I think it’s time we started looking toward other eligible groundhogs for […] Read more »