Inductees Enter ORR Athletic Hall of Fame


The Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed a number of new inductees on June 21 during an induction ceremony, and many of the ORR alumni athletes inducted this year said they were surprised and felt honored to be chosen. “I didn’t believe it,” said former trainer Andrew Mendes, honored for his significant contribution […] Read more »

Silvershell Beach Officially Opens


The reopening of Town Beach signifies the first day of summer in Marion. Dozens of beach-goers in bathing suits scattered along the beach made for a summery scene by the sea on June 21. Marion Recreation was on hand with hotdogs and chips for lunch. By Jean Perry Read more »

Relay for Life Goes on Despite the Rain


Of course, no one was glad that it poured the day and night of the Tri-Town Relay for Life, but it did not stop participants from showing up in rain gear, pitching their tents on the soggy ground, and walking to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Most of the people there either […] Read more »

Senior Center a Major Goal for FMCOA


The Friends of the Marion Council on Aging celebrate their second year of operation this month. FMCOA President Susan Wood hopes to have a senior center on the drawing board within the next five to ten years and placed this as a major goal for the organization. “Census figures show that as of 2010, those […] Read more »

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 »