Rochester Signs Compact with State

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Rochester on Thursday, February 19 to join Selectmen Chairman Richard Nunes in signing a Community Compact, a voluntary agreement between the Baker-Polito Administration and the Town of Rochester to implement one out of a list of seven best practices. This Community Compact Cabinet, the first executive order from Governor […] Read more »

Pendleton Disaster Continues to Intrigue

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Just what is it about the 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the S.S. Pendleton off the coast of Cape Cod that is still meaningful and relevant today after 65 years and tens of thousands of other rescues since that night? Saving a life is the highest level someone can go in the service of […] Read more »

A Queen in the Center of Town

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Tucked away in the southeast corner of Massachusetts, quietly nestled in pine forests and rich with antique homes, the agrarian town of Rochester is a true gem in an otherwise bustling world. Driving along its scenic roadways past farms and stonewalls, ponds and streams, one gets a sense of what life might have been like […] Read more »

The R-Word Campaign

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The Special Olympics club, new to Tabor this year, has already become one of the most active clubs on campus. The main work of the club has been directly working with intellectually impaired people by hosting events on Sunday mornings. Tim Cleary, the faculty advisor, and Molly Bent, the student head and founder of the […] Read more »

Rochester, Marion Selectman Races Contested

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Rochester and Marion voters will have a choice when they head to the polls this year for their towns’ annual elections; however, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen race is currently uncontested as are all other Mattapoisett races. On Wednesday, April 3, Rochester Planning Board member Michael Murphy will seek to occupy Selectman incumbent Brad Morse’s […] Read more »

Thoroughly Modern and Sure To Please

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Observing the Tabor students as they prepare for the opening night of their annual musical production Thoroughly Modern Millie, one could feel the electricity in the air. While Director John Heavey was pointing, calling out instructions, encouraging, correcting, and putting the actors and crew through their paces, it was easy to see that everyone was […] Read more »

Old Colony Students Participate in State Competition

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Sam Morse of Rochester and Brendon Senior of Carver have already cleared a major hurdle on their path to professional excellence. On January 16, they successfully completed the written portion of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation’s annual competition. Having pulled through those riggers, they advanced to the hands-on second half where they tested their […] Read more »

Plumb Library Celebrates ‘Library Awareness’

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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?

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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

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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 »