Marion Woman Turns 100


When Marion Connors was a little girl, she used to think the rest of the world was helping to celebrate her birthday when, year after year, people would raise their American flags on flagpoles and front porches every June 14. She realized years later that her birthday on June 14, 1914 shared the same date […] Read more »

Inside the ORR School District


The final program for the school year in the series “Inside the ORR School District” features members of Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination teams from ORRHS and ORRJHS competed in the Global DI Finals in Knoxville, TN. The “Inside the ORR School District” series is funded through a grant from the Lighthouse Foundation.  The program airs […] Read more »

Students Delight Seniors at Breakfast


Emily Dickinson, Dr. Seuss, Clara Barton, and Benjamin Franklin all walk into a cafeteria… It may sound like the beginning to a joke, but it really happened the morning of June 6 during the Center School’s Senior Appreciation Breakfast. Third-graders dressed up as historical Massachusetts figures and sang songs for the seniors as they had […] Read more »

One Small Story


He died three years ago this May. He never spoke a single word about his experience on the beach at Normandy or any aspect of his military service during my youth. What little we do know was shared with us after he sustained a massive head injury from falling down stairs in his own home […] Read more »

Seeking Citizen Scientists for Study


The aerial acrobatics of swallows in flight is a welcome sight in springtime for those concerned about the declining population of barn swallows. Climate change, the use of pesticides, and even house sparrows are threating the “common” barn swallow, as numbers have steadily declined. The Mass Audubon “State of the Birds” has identified barn swallows […] Read more »

ORRHS Celebrates 52nd Graduating Class


On the sunny afternoon of Saturday, June 7, the graduating students of Old Rochester Regional High School’s class of 2014 formed a circle on the football field. Senior class president Zachary Bowen counted to three, and then 162 tasseled caps flew through the air. The red and white specks landed amongst cheers. The seniors enjoyed […] Read more »

Rochester’s Delano Memorial Forest


The woods of Rochester really set themselves apart from the rest of Tri-Town. Although the Tri-Town area as a whole is blessed with miles of conservation land trails that border the ocean, fields, and ponds, the woods of Rochester just have that je ne sais quoi – a certain charm, a pleasant vibration that is […] Read more »

Sippican School Students Go Wild


Sippican School was a virtual zoo on the morning of June 5, with fourth-grade “animals” crawling all over the multi-purpose room while the other grades were treated to a virtual safari through the different habitats around the world. Students greeted classmates and family members while dressed in costumes portraying an animal about which they had […] Read more »

Resident Shaves Head for Kids with Cancer


Some actions speak louder than words. Jill Houck of Marion is about to make a bold move in support of kids battling cancer that most of us would consider kind of crazy – at first. But talk to Houck about why on Sunday she will allow someone to shave off her strawberry-blonde strands, and you […] Read more »

Students Explore NYC Highlights


Last Friday, forty-six students from Old Rochester Regional High School spent the day in New York City. The group departed from the school at 6:30 am and arrived at the Museum of Natural History in NYC around 10:30 am. The students and chaperones enjoyed the museum’s abundance of exhibits before spending the remainder of the […] Read more »