Seeing Light, Love, and Joy Through Her Lens

Corinna Raznikov, the second speaker in a three-part series at the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum, captivated her audience on Wednesday night with an engaging account of her life in pictures. Raznikov described her life as a professional photographer as both challenging and rewarding, but perhaps the most satisfying element of her work is how her […] Read more »

The Vocal But Not-So-Common Tern

The common tern in autumn migrates past our shores of Buzzards Bay in large numbers. It spends most of its life out in the ocean, skimming the surface of the water with an orange elongated bill that scoops up insects and crustaceans. Terns gather in a spectacle, swarming over schools of baitfish driven to the […] Read more »

Chief Gives Lowdown on Slow Down Concerns

Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee addressed residents’ increasing concerns over speeding on certain Rochester roads by hosting a public forum the night of November 9 at Old Colony. Most of those concerns, he said, he had observed on social media outlets like Facebook, with some people calling for measures such as a reduction in speed […] Read more »

Veterans Day a Celebration For Those Who Serve

Old Hammondtown School’s cafetorium was filled nearly to capacity as the community came out in force to celebrate veterans on Friday, November 10. After the Mattapoisett Police Color Guard presented the colors, American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280 Commander Michael Lamoureux led the Pledge of Allegiance, and the post’s Chaplain Richard Langhoff led everyone in […] Read more »


Seventeen years ago, Priscilla Gamboa arrived in the United States as a babe in arms. She attended kindergarten, graduated from high school, and is now studying at Bristol Community College. She is a “Dreamer” – one of the approximately 8,000 people classified as Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Massachusetts. On November 8, Gamboa […] Read more »

The Noise On Noises Off!

It’s that time of year once again! This weekend, the ORRHS Drama Club is proud to present their 2017 fall production, Noises Off! This year’s annual production is a comedy centered around the shenanigans of a dysfunctional show cast throughout their six-week run. Over the three acts, the audience sees the evolution – or rather, […] Read more »

House Fire on Meadowbrook Lane

At approximately 06:47, the Mattapoisett Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 28 Meadowbrook Lane. The Mattapoisett Fire department was dispatched with a working fire assignment. The Chief Andrew Murray arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from the residence. The Chief immediately called for a second alarm fire assignment […] Read more »

Marion Keeps Fire Station Open House Tradition

A fire station open house is like walking into a child’s world of wonder, powering on his imagination, plugging into his curiosity, and downloading a dream. Welcome to the Marion Fire Department’s Open House on the night of November 6. So much to see, so much to learn and do – there were swirling lights, […] Read more »

The Truth About Ticks

Here’s a startling, and more so, horrific truth – Plymouth County leads the country in tick bites that result in the spread of disease; and not only one disease like the notorious Lyme disease, but other “co-infections” where a tick bite induces more than one illness in humans. On November 4, Blake Dinius, entomologist and […] Read more »

Chickens – Affection and Omelets

Rochester parents … if your preschool son or daughter came home from school on Monday afternoon and asked you if they could raise chickens at home, you can blame it on a rather handsome hen named Dorothy. Dorothy came to Rochester Memorial School on Monday, November 6, for a little story time with the youngest […] Read more »