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 »

Rockets at MNHM


    The Marion Natural History Museum had a Rocket construction workshop on Wednesday May 28th. Due to the strong winds, lift off has been postponed to June 4th at 4:30 behind the Town Hall. Photos courtesy Elizabeth Leidhold Read more »

Field Day Fun at Sippican School


Friday morning we caught some first-graders in the middle of a hula-hoop relay on the grounds of Sippican School. Holding hands and cheering each other on, the kids twisted and turned themselves through the hoops and the first team to get their hoop to travel down and up the line again won the relay. Can […] Read more »

Students Show Appreciation at Center School


One of the highlights of the third-grade school year, students dressed up as famous Americans and treated senior citizens from the Council on Aging to a senior citizen appreciation breakfast the morning of June 6. The third-graders sang patriotic songs like the Star-Spangled Banner and My Country ‘Tis of Thee, dressed as the American figure […] Read more »