Ready, set, go!

On April 8, Plumb Corner hosted its annual Easter egg hunt, which included other fun activities such as cookie decorating, hay rides, and crafts. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

ORR Fields Overhaul Hovers at $5 Million

Volunteers of T.U.R.F. (Tri-Town Unified Recreational Facilities, Inc.), a non-profit organization formed by residents to fundraise for a complete overhaul of the athletic fields at Old Rochester Regional, are taking their proposal to the towns to present their plans and talk about private and public funding sources to make the ‘field of dreams’ a reality. […] Read more »

What NOT to Say to an Autism Parent

(and the uncensored responses parents wish they could say) By Jean Perry People really do mean well when they say to me, “You’re so … fill in the blank (amazing, strong, patient, loving)” about me as a mother. True, as a mother of a child with autism and a host of other minor conditions, there […] Read more »

Scoutmaster Retires, Passes the Torch

Rochester Boy Scouts Troop 31 said a fond farewell to its scoutmaster of nine years, Michael Blanchard, and inducted its new scoutmaster, Kevin “KT” Thompson, on April 3 at the Rochester Grange Hall. Blanchard was the guest of honor for this special occasion, having been invited as a special guest only to be surprised by […] Read more »

Woman Arrested, Bucket List Now Shorter

A woman was “arrested” on Thursday, March 30, by two obliging officers who, in the spirit of public service, community journalism, and public awareness, pulled her over on the side of a quiet country road in Rochester, cuffed her, and hauled her butt into the station after a short ride in the backseat of a […] Read more »

Autism Awareness, Autism Acceptance

The Marion Town House, Rochester Town Hall, Plumb Library, the Mattapoisett Town Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Pyramids of Giza, Niagara Falls, The Citadel, the Panama Canal, Shanghai Tower, the Empire State Building, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the International Space Station, and my house. What do these places, and about 7,000 […] Read more »

Wings Of Vernal Equinox

The long and anticipated moment of a new season in time began in a moment after midnight on Tuesday while we slept, when a planetary transition in space moved silently overhead as Earth slowly rotated on its axis to turn the face of the northern hemisphere into the direct rays of the sun for the […] Read more »

Open Mic Night at the MAC

The Marion Art Center on March 25 hosted an Open Mic Night, featuring 11 performers who brought their talent to about 50 in the audience. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

ORRHS Musical Ushers in Spring

Come usher in the springtime by going out to see the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club’s musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Beginning March 30, come see the age-old biblical tale brought to life with a bit of colorful flair by the talented high school cast and crew. Directed by […] Read more »

Bonding Over Bobbins

The room was filled with anticipation as Bobbie Gaspar and Mary Chaplain introduced a group of 11 ladies and one younger lady to the joys of operating a sewing machine. On March 18, the Mattapoisett Public Library sponsored a program on how to operate a sewing machine. Participants would learn the basics while making a […] Read more »