Tri-Town Profile: Aaron Polansky

Name: Aaron Polansky Role: Superintendent, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Age: 41 How he came to Tri-Town: He lives in Raynham and grew up in Natick, but he spends his days (and many nights) in Rochester. Favorite Tri-Town spot: “It’s in the neighborhood next door (to Old Colony), the lake. In the summer, […] Read more »

Reflecting on ‘Incredible’ Miss America Journey

After almost two weeks spent under the bright lights of Miss America rehearsals and appearances, Jillian Zucco found herself enjoying two things on Monday: her cellphone and the sun. Driving back to Mattapoisett from New Jersey, she reflected on life back in the real world after 13 days spent competing for the Miss America crown. […] Read more »

Author Shares Mystery of Local Boat’s History

Rachel Rowley Spaulding has written one book, but that slim volume has earned her accolades from readers and critics alike. Kirkus Reviews praised Spaulding’s In Search of the Ellen Marie in November 2014, which she self-published in August of that year. Of the book, Kirkus wrote: “…a page-turner may be a cliché but this memoir-cum-mystery […] Read more »

Rochester Reigns (again) at Chowder Cook-Off

Some find it ironic that Rochester, the only town in the competition without a coastline, once again took the first and second place awards in the Public Safety category for best chowder during the Mattapoisett Firefighters Association’s 3rd Annual Chowder Cook-Off. Although this year the Rochester Fire Department stole first place from last year’s winner […] Read more »

Lucky To Be Alive

When you are a child, the world can be a frightening place, especially if enhanced by old-fashioned parenting that employs fear to control a child’s behavior. My mother was a master at fear tactics, bless her soul. I, her daughter, lived in fear. Once, Ma told me to stop sucking my thumb because it would […] Read more »

The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

For many backyard bird watchers, this cherished furtive, rapid-flying figure flitting from flower to feeder and then hovering in midflight is the only one of some twenty other hummingbird species that is common east of the Mississippi, prevalent in Canada and the United States. The male ruby-throated hummingbirds arrive here in mid April ahead of […] Read more »

Finding More Than Metal (Life on Loan)

Over the Labor Day weekend, things around Tri-Town got relatively quiet in the newsroom – not really what we newspersons prefer. Having said that, though, quiet times in Tri-Town make for a little bit of down time for the usually busy newsperson, and this particular newsperson decided to trot over to one of her favorite […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Noel Pardo

Name: Noel Pardo, Director of Campus Initiatives, Tabor Academy Age: 46 How he got to Tri-Town: Originally from Buffalo, went to Holy Cross. “I was working in Boston, and I applied to several schools. Tabor happened to be one that offered me the ability to coach crew, teach history, and live in the dorms. It […] Read more »

Shakespeare Comes To Life In Marion

Standing in front of the small but willing crowd, the actor transports his audience to a place created by a brilliant mind, one visited only in the imagination. The actor then metamorphoses into the educator whose command of the topic is so vast, the student yearns to hear more. And then, in playful discourse, the […] Read more »

Lt. Governor Polito Congratulates Mattapoisett

On August 25, Mattapoisett’s tiny town hall was filled with officers from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the governor’s office, including Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, to congratulate the Town on receiving a $500,000 grant from D.O.T’s Municipal Small Bridge Program. And no one was more pleased than the Town’s own highway surveyor, Barry Denham, […] Read more »