Plumb Library Celebrates ‘Library Awareness’


The trip to the library was the highlight of my week as a kid, well before I was able to read on my own. I loved walking up the concrete wheelchair ramp, my fingers lightly skidding up the iron black cold handrail to the door that pushed open. In the vestibule, a long corrugated clear […] Read more »

Marion, Are You Ready for Disaster?


Should a disaster or emergency ever fall upon Marion, you’d be in good hands with the Marion/Rochester Regional Health District and community volunteers who would be ready and waiting to assist you at Sippican School, Marion’s designated emergency shelter. Local health officials, in conjunction with the Medical Reserve Corps, have spent the last year mobilizing […] Read more »

Author Hank Phillippi Ryan Offers Hope


At the age of 55, Hank Phillippi Ryan, well known investigative reporter and now award-winning author, decided she could – and therefore would – write mystery novels. That was 11 years ago, she told a packed room at the Mattapoisett Public Library on January 31. And how right she was to follow her dream, one […] Read more »

Wastewater Treatment from Flush to Finish


Over the brook and through the woods one can find a place tucked away in a wooded corner of Marion where families of swans go every day to float upon sparkling wintery waters. Ducks congregate here and call it their home, and geese gather beneath clear blue skies under the watchful eyes of a loyal […] Read more »

Discarded Boat Dumped a Second Time


A boat that was found dumped on the side of Chapel Road in Mattapoisett on Wednesday, January 20, has again turned up – dumped on the side of the road in Freetown near the Freetown State Forest on Sunday, January 24. The Wareham Harbormaster Department had been informing the public of emerging details on its […] Read more »

No Shadow Means Good News


It’s official! Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, so he’s predicting an early spring. It’s easy to believe that he’s right with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, and his recent predictions have been spot on. Now if we can just get him to pick a candidate in the election! Read more »

It’s Groundhog Day – Again


We did it. We made it to another halfway mark of another winter – February 2, the exact midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox – Groundhog Day. This special day is indeed a day of reckoning, hence. Will we suffer through these six more weeks of winter, or, like this winter up […] Read more »

ORR Student a Trailblazer in Engineering


Old Rochester Regional High School senior Nicole Mattson has grabbed herself an ‘A’ for her senior project in Tom Norris’ Intro to Engineering class – a robotic claw she printed from the school’s 3D printer, assembled, and programmed to open and close on its own. A lot of time, sweat, and brainpower were involved for […] Read more »

Local Teen Looks To Form Jazz Group


For Mattapoisett teenager and Old Rochester Regional Junior High student Patrick Igoe, mornings are for practice, afternoons are for practice, and evenings are for practice – practicing the bass, that is. At just 13, he already has an impressive musical resume, but more than anything else, right now he’s hoping to find likeminded musicians in […] Read more »

RMS Students vs Staff Basketball


The staff at Rochester Memorial School beat the students again for the 15th year in a row during the annual RMS students versus staff basketball game on January 22. The Friday night event attracted a gymnasium full of spectators who witnessed the staff’s 83-72 win over the students. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »