Yarns About Knitting at Plumb Library

Is your yarn taking over your house? With this question in mind, Joseph Plumb Library Director Gail Roberts organized a “yarn swap” last Friday afternoon at the library. The yarn swap table was loaded with bags of yarn, magazines, books and lots of patterns to choose from. Some of the magazines had titles including: Knit’n […] Read more »

Cedar Road Home Reconstruction Approved

What constitutes new construction versus reconstruction was debated during a heated Mattapoisett ZBA hearing on Thursday, January 19. And in the end, it was the Webster’s dictionary that helped settle the matter. Applicant Cedar Realty Trust submitted a request for a Special Permit to demolish and rebuild a house on a non-conforming, L-shaped lot at […] Read more »

Tri-Town Special Education Costs Discussed

A vote was taken and approved at the Joint School Committee meeting of the Old Rochester Regional District, which was held at 6:30 on January 19, 2012 at the Tri-Town Conference Room at the ORR facility at 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, to form a sub-committee to look into how special education costs, per town, are […] Read more »

Variety Show Sponsorships Available

Old Rochester Community Television and The Showstoppers singing group are once again teaming up to bring the FOURTH Annual Tri Town LIVE TV Variety Show filled with talented local entertainers. The Variety Show will be LIVE on ORCTV’s public access channel Sunday, February 12th from 4:00pm-8:00pm (Comcast Channel 9, Verizon Channel 36). The first three […] Read more »

Marion Police Warn of Computer Scam

The Marion Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving persons claiming to be affiliated with Microsoft Technical Support. In two recent cases, the victims were contacted by telephone, with the claim that their computers were at risk from harmful viruses. The suspect then offers to fix the computer for a fee and is […] Read more »

Blanchette Will Not Seek Re-Election

Roger Blanchette will not seek another term on the Marion Selectman Committee this spring, he announced at the Marion Board of Selectmen’s January 17 meeting. The selectman will be wrapping up his second three-year term. “I’d like to congratulate you,” Chairman Jonathan Henry said, commenting on the “length” and “depth” of Mr. Blanchette’s 26-year long […] Read more »

Tri-Town Relay for Life Gears up for 2012

The Relay for Life of the Tri-Town gathered together at the ORR library on Tuesday night for the official kick off to the upcoming event, which will happen on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at the ORR High School track area. “As of tonight, we have four teams registered, nine participants and have […] Read more »

Cumberland Traffic Concerns Addressed

With the recent closing of a Marion Cumberland Farms gas station and retail store, the Cumberland Farms directly across Route 6 has doubled its sales and traffic, according to the Marion Planning Board. “I’m concerned that someone may be injured or killed entering or exiting the property,” said board member Steve Gonsalves. “It’s an accident […] Read more »

Great Decisions Explore Global Issues

Not everyone thinks about what happens on the other side of the globe, but a group of hearty intellectuals are taking on the task of better understanding our ever-shrinking world. The Mattapoisett Women’s Club is bringing together about 25 to 30 individuals to discuss the latest global shapers – including the Arab Spring, Cyber security, […] Read more »

ORR Program of Studies Now Available

Underclassmen and their parents or guardians should be aware that the 2012-2013 Program of Studies for Old Rochester Regional High School is now available on the school’s website. For the second year, the multi-page document has been posted online in order to limit the school’s paper consumption. In prior times, the document was printed and […] Read more »