Plumb Library Events

The following are the programs for March at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester: •Nonfiction Book Discussion Group — The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm to discuss In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik […] Read more »

Maconchu Club

In lieu of a regular meeting for March, the Maconchu Club of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church will be attending The Boy Friend, ORR Drama Club’s spring production, on March 25 at 2:00 pm. Tickets for members can be picked up from Carol Atkinson or ordered from Carol at 52 County Road, Unit 29, Mattapoisett. The […] Read more »

Rochester Rabies Clinic

There will be a rabies clinic on Sunday, March 25, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Grange Hall on Hartley Road in Rochester. The cost is $12 per shot. All animals must be properly restrained; all dogs must be leashed, all cats in cat carriers. Licensing will be available for Rochester residents.  The cost […] Read more »

ORYF Pop Warner All-American Scholars

Several ORYF Bulldogs were recently chosen as 2012 Pop Warner All-American Scholars for the New England region. To be eligible to receive this honor, a student must be a football player or cheerleader with a minimum grade point average of 96 percent. Team placement is determined by each scholar’s academic achievements along with their extracurricular […] Read more »

UCT Home and Garden Show

Upper Cape Tech welcomes the public to attend their second annual Home and Garden Show on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. This year, the show will feature an Irish theme. Exhibitors will be promoting their products and services.  Home improvement demonstrations will be held throughout […] Read more »

South Coast Bikeway Meeting

The South Coast Bikeway Committee is presenting a workshop on the nuts and bolts of building a bicycle-friendly community on Wednesday, March 14 at The Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School auditorium at 1121 Ashley Blvd New Bedford. The event will have light refreshments and is free of charge. There is no need […] Read more »

History of the Pigwacket

In 1740, the death of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, set of the War of Austrian Succession. The War would have ripple effects felt around the world in Rochester. When Charles IV died his daughter, Maria Theresa was left to take his place. France and Prussia challenged her authority declaring she was not eligible […] Read more »

Town/RMS Look to Decrease Impact of Cuts

A revised budget presented by Superintendent Doug White and the RMS Budget Subcommittee to the Rochester  Board of Selectmen/Finance Committee on February 27 show some softening of the impact of cuts for next year’s budget at the elementary school. Earlier this month, the preliminary budget laid out a reduction of four staff and six paraprofessionals; […] Read more »

Whaler’s Way Hearing Continued

The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission held its regular meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, February 27 at the Town Hall. The commission heard from Rick Charon on behalf of Dean Whitla for a continued hearing regarding the installation of a new septic system on a property at 68 Fairhaven Road. Several problems with the existing system […] Read more »

84th Academy Awards

And the winners are: BEST PICTURE: “The Artist” -Thomas Langmann, Producer BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer in “The Help” BEST ACTOR: Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” BEST DIRECTOR: “The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius We’ll be announcing the winner of our […] Read more »