Tiara 5K Draws Record Number


The Mattapoisett Mother’s Day tradition has grown steadily each year, with 2016 proving to be the biggest year yet for the annual Mattapoisett Women’s Fund Tiara 5K, a fundraiser road race benefitting the Women’s Fund of New Bedford. Now in its tenth year, this year’s Tiara 5K had already received 903 registrants – one more […] Read more »

Old Rochester Little League


The Old Rochester Little League celebrated its Opening Day of the 2016 season on Saturday, April 30 at Gifford Park off Dexter Road in Rochester. The young athletes took part in the traditional Opening Day parade, which began at Dexter Park and concluded at Dexter Field. The players then circled the field for the National […] Read more »

Rochester Celebrates Arbor Day with Planting


They say the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now. The Town of Rochester’s Town Administrator Michael McCue led a small gathering on April 29 – marking Arbor Day and the town’s first Arbor Day as a Tree City USA, as recognized by the Arbor Day […] Read more »

Twelfth Night


The talented students at Rochester Memorial School presented their annual tribute to the Bard on Friday, April 29 as they performed Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” RMS teacher Danni Kleiman has been adapting the scripts and directing the RMS Shakespeare plays for 27 years now. Kleiman explained the selection process for the annual Shakespearian play, saying, “I […] Read more »

Election Candidates Face Marion Voters


Marion residents have plenty of choices when they head to the polls on Friday, May 13, for the Annual Town Election. Voters who packed themselves into the League of Women Voters candidate’s night at the Marion Music Hall on April 28 got to hear more about each candidate’s priorities and what has driven them to […] Read more »

Police Fundraise for Local Boy


On April 28, the Mattapoisett Police Officer’s Association, in partnership with Cops for Kids with Cancer, presented a ‘big check’ to local teen Nicholas (aka Nick) Claudio of Marion (formally of Mattapoisett), age 15, a sophomore at ORRHS and a cancer survivor. Traveling from Braintree to be with Nick and to help present the gift […] Read more »

Rochester Starts ‘Operation Special Alert’


If you live in Rochester and have a family member who has a tendency to wander, has a developmental or cognitive disability, with or without a speech impairment or is non-verbal, with the potential for requiring unique assistance in the event of an emergency, Rochester’s Chief Dispatcher Tracy Eldridge says she needs your assistance with […] Read more »

‘Super-Sweet’ Cat Births Super-Size Litter


At the “It’s All About the Animals” cat shelter on Saturday morning, it was all about the kittens. Two momma cats gave birth the morning of April 23, but one small skinny “super-sweet” calico cat in particular was the star of the day when she delivered a super-size litter of kittens. The young, pregnant, petite-framed […] Read more »

Community Support is Key to Inclusion


Grace and Ariel Costa-Medeiros are sisters who live in Marion. They both went to Old Rochester Regional High School and are both 19. That’s right, they are twins and they both have a passion for what they do – Grace with her sewing and Ariel with her writing and graphic art. As far as twins […] Read more »

Chickens on Handlebars


This being the last week of Autism Awareness Month, I thought I’d conclude things on a relatively lighter note, a ‘different’ note. My readers know by now that autism wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows for my family, and even this far down in our autism journey, we still sometimes find ourselves deep in the autism […] Read more »