One Girl’s Vision is Greater than Blindness

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When you look into 16 year-old Mia Resendes’ big brown eyes, you can see she is happy, vibrant, and full of life. There is a sparkle to them, a depth and determination about them, and she has a smile to match. Just by looking at her, you could not tell that Mia is battling a […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum

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The Marion Natural History Museum wishes to thank the Marion Harbormaster’s office for a wonderful trip to Bird Island. The students were able to visit the island and see some of the birds that rely on this special habitat for raising their young. The children saw Oystercatchers, Osprey, and Terns. They also learned a little […] Read more »

Eagle Scout Achievement

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Adam Perkins of Mattapoisett has completed his Eagle Scout project, kayak racks for Shipyard Park. From September 2014 through April 2015 he managed all aspects of the project from securing funding, acquiring materials, to building the racks. On May 5 the racks where transported from his home on Abbey Lane to Shipyard Park by the […] Read more »

Opening Day

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Saturday, May 2 was Opening Day for the Old Rochester Little League. The parade took the young athletes from the Knights of Columbus over to Haley Field in Mattapoisett, where Opening Day ceremonies commenced. Photos by Felix Perez Read more »

Tick Talk: Understand Your Risk

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Everything you thought you knew about ticks and tick-borne diseases is probably wrong. And plenty of information out there and on the web is downright misleading. For example, did you know that spraying DEET products on your clothes is useless in repelling ticks, and when you spray DEET-containing bug repellant on your skin, a hungry […] Read more »

“Much Ado About Nothing” at RMS

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The fifth and sixth graders of the Rochester Memorial School Drama Club would impress the Bard himself with their performance of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” this year’s annual spring play at RMS. Forsooth, methinks thou wilt not be disappointed. The 27 actors, under the direction of sixth grade teacher Danni Kleiman, are donning […] Read more »

The Monkey Capes of Mattapoisett

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Curator Elizabeth Hutchison and the volunteers helping to catalog the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum’s collection of artifacts have seen some rare, unique items along the way – but nothing as strange as what they recently came across while sorting through a collection of clothing folded in tissue paper, packed in boxes for decades. “It was […] Read more »

Foreign Student Finds Fantastic Fit at ORR

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When most people think of studying abroad, college programs most often come to mind. However, for some international students, studying abroad in high school is a real possibility thanks to the help of clubs like AFS at Old Rochester Regional High School. Roughly half a dozen foreign exchange students spent the 2014-2015 school year at […] Read more »

Rochester Now a Tree City USA

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This Arbor Day on April 24 was the first for the Town of Rochester as a Tree City USA, designated by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Town marked the occasion that morning with a tree planting at Church’s Field hosted by Town Administrator Michael McCue, who planned the event and took the steps required to […] Read more »

“Birds in the Sky, You Know How I Feel”

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It’s a chorus from nature. Birds of every type are calling out, planning liaisons, setting up housekeeping, locating food. Not all are welcome, as in the noisy messy grackles that have plagued our backyard haven these past several years. But after a long tiresome winter, one that found us covered with fresh snow for ten […] Read more »