Old Colony Robotics Tries For National Slot


The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Robotics Club has been working diligently for months in preparation for the Southern New England VEX Robotics Competition. The event was hosted at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester on March 5 and 6. OCRVTHS students John Barns, Ben Jenson, Jesse Goodwin, Jasper Tan, Tanner Safford, Nickolaus Smith, […] Read more »

What’s That On Your Shoe?


Outside the kitchen window of the home I once lived in as a child was a small empty lot. We used it as a shortcut from one street to the other. My mother often sent me to my uncle’s tiny apartment with covered dishes of food she shared with him. Standing by that kitchen window, […] Read more »

Library is Calling All Teens


Taber Library Director Libby O’ Neill is hoping to devise a future lineup of teen-centric events to draw more of them in to take advantage of all that the library has to offer. What they need first, though, are some suggestions from the local teenage cohort. “We are really trying to get more school-aged kids […] Read more »

The History of “Firsts”


On February 29, the Marion Council on Aging hosted an entertaining and informative presentation given by James Healy, history officer for the Boston-based Duck Boat Tours. Healy has developed a historical perspective titled “Firsts in Boston and Massachusetts.” Marion’s beautiful Music Hall was the perfect venue for listening to a bit of historical trivia. Speaking […] Read more »

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The Wanderer

For the real devout followers of The Wanderer as well as The Presto Press, our cover and this story may seem familiar as it was created by Anne Stowell of Mattapoisett. This week, I learned that Anne had passed away and I feel it is important to share a bit about Anne and her work […] Read more »

The Workshop


Tabor Academy thespians did it again on Friday, February 25 with another hit drama “The Workshop,” with scenes and monologues written by the Creative Writing class. Directed by Joslyn Jenkins. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

‘Frozen’ at the Library


While it was warm and sunny outdoors, it was “Frozen” inside the Mattapoisett Library on Friday, February 19. Young library patrons enjoyed a number of Disney’s “Frozen” activities, with even a few Elsas stopping by to join in the fun. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

Rochester Signs Compact with State


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


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


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 »