Scholarships Available for Tri-Town Seniors


Graduating high school seniors from the Tri-Town area are urged to apply for several scholarships now available through the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA). The following scholarships can be applied for online at by April 30, unless otherwise noted: The George Earl and Katherine Hartley Church Scholarship Fund provides several scholarships of at […] Read more »

Soy Butter Sandwiches for Lunch


After the April school vacation, the kitchen area of the Rochester Memorial School cafeteria will go peanut-free. Director of Food Services Caitlin Meagher said the peanut butter sandwiches provided to students through the school lunch program will change to WOWBUTTER® sandwiches, a substitute peanut butter made from non-GMO soy. “I could not tell the difference,” […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


Rhode Island College is pleased to announce that the following Massachusetts residents have been named to the Fall 2013-14 Dean’s List for scholastic achievement: Jaclyn Hahn of Mattapoisett and Lauren Sylvia of Rochester. Full-time RIC students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the semester in order to qualify. Bucknell University has […] Read more »

Debate Team Makes ORR History


Last Wednesday, students of the Old Rochester Regional debate team completed their undefeated season with an incredible win at the Eastern Massachusetts Debate League championships. The tenth and final debate of the season, consisting of the top two teams in the league, was ORR negative team John Hewitt and Justin Smilan against ORR affirmative team […] Read more »

District Presents ORR FY15 Budget


  “What does it take to educate our students here at Old Rochester?” asked ORR Superintendent Doug White the night of March 3, upon presenting the fiscal year 2015 revised draft to the committee and to the public. It will take $17,060,868 to be exact. This is an increase of $206,294 or 1.22% from FY14, […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


Breanne Inman-Trendowski of Mattapoisett graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies. Anya Cummings of Mattapoisett, a first-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for […] Read more »

Falmouth Academy’s 26th Annual Science Fair


At Falmouth Academy’s 26th annual science fair Thursday, February 13, more than 170 students in grades 7 – 12 presented their projects to three of the nearly 100 volunteer judges, primarily from Woods Hole and Falmouth scientific and engineering communities. The judges based their choices on the students’ research and data as well as their […] Read more »

ORYF Bulldogs Scholars


Several ORYF Bulldogs were recently selected as 2014 Pop Warner All-American Scholars for the New England Region (RISMA). To be eligible to receive this honor, a student must be a football player or cheerleader with a minimum grade point average of 96%. Team placement is determined by utilizing each scholar’s academic achievements along with their […] Read more »

Academic Achievements


The following local residents were named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College, a liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in America: Claire Martin, daughter of Beth and Louis Martin of Mattapoisett, a Senior Media Studies & Digital Arts major, […] Read more »