Center School Field Day

Students at Center School enjoyed a day of fun in the sun on Friday, June 9, during the annual Field Day. The last day of school for students in the district is Wednesday, June 21. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

JHS Students Raise Nearly $2K for Cat Shelter

Even before the ‘big check’ was officially presented, the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School main office was purring with praise for the team of eighth graders who participated in a 100-minute long walkathon outside in the rain for a cause with paws. The Orange Team of 125 students on June 9 welcomed Pam and […] Read more »

Center School Vocabulary Day Parade

Center School held its very own first annual Vocabulary Day Parade on Thursday, June 8. Students dressed up as their chosen word to personify its meaning and strutted around for all to read. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

The Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Sometimes known as the ‘Tom Thumb of the owl realm’ because it is tame enough to be picked up in one hand and is not much bigger than your thumb, the saw-whet owl, in size, is the smallest of so-called nocturnal raptors in New England. Way down south, the owlet is barely bigger than the […] Read more »

Plight of the Pollinators

Pollinators play a vital role in a productive ecosystem. About 75 percent of the fruits and vegetables we eat depend on pollinators for their survival, including apples, almonds, blueberries, citrus, pears, plums, pumpkins, and squash. Currently, the United States and the rest of the world are facing massive declines in pollinator populations, which could have […] Read more »

Seniors Return For One Last Sentimental Walk

It’s a long walk through the hallways of time for a person on their way to Point B from Point A, but in retrospect that walk can seem like an awfully short one, which is what some graduating seniors of the Old Rochester Regional Class of 2017 experienced on Friday, June 2, the day before […] Read more »

Rochester Boat Race an Enduring Tradition

Just about the only thing in the Tri-Town on Memorial Day that is almost as equally exciting as paddling a handmade canoe down the Mattapoisett River in the Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race is watching it – even when it’s raining. Either way, what would a boat race be without water? Like in past years […] Read more »

To Serve The Children

There is a lighthearted warm energy that one feels when first meeting Linda Burke. It’s an energy that is full of potential, possibility, and promise. It is this energy that she has passed onto hundreds of children in her many years of service as a children’s librarian. Now, however, it is time for Burke to […] Read more »

Remembering Chief Kinney

As Marilyn Kinney Lee looks out her dining room window and begins to talk about her father, the years fall away. Her face brightens at the memories that swirl in her mind and become the story she wants to share about her father, Alden S. Kinney, the first official police chief for the Town of […] Read more »

‘What Does It Mean to Be Free?’

Memorial Day is a somber occasion when Americans thank, honor, and remember those who have served this country in the Armed Forces. But, as keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Heather Bienz pointed out, some towns like Marion have a special way of gathering the community together, bringing out the emotion, and filling a space with care […] Read more »