License Hearing Postponed for New Inn Owners

A hearing to grant both an entertainment license and common victualler license for the new Inn at Shipyard Park was postponed until Thursday, April 26, after nearly 100 concerned residents turned out to voice their opinions. With such a large turnout, the Mattapoisett Town Hall was well beyond capacity, as pointed out by Building Inspector […] Read more »

Final Stretch for ORR Seniors

With the students of Old Rochester Regional High School returning to the classroom on Monday, April 23 after a week’s respite, the senior class has now entered its final stretch. Classes for seniors are scheduled to end on Friday, May 18, which leaves the graduating students with only one month left as the top Bulldogs […] Read more »

Local Poets to Read at Mattapoisett Library

Five area poets will read original work at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm, as part of Poetry Month. Elizabeth Farrell of Marion, Deborah Corbett of North Dartmouth, Pat Gomes and Tim Reed, both of New Bedford  and Margot Wizansky of Mattapoisett and Brookline will be featured at this event. […] Read more »

ORR Track Team Members Qualify for States

•Old Rochester Boys and Girls Track – On Friday, ORR hosted their annual Freshman Sophomore Meet and had some outstanding performances by members of their team. In the mile, sophomore Mike Wyman took first and set a new meet record with a time of 4:31.1. Colin Knapton also had a good day, placing first in […] Read more »

Gladys E. (Briggs) Ouellette

Gladys E. (Briggs) Ouellette, 87, of Marion died April 21, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Care Forestview in Wareham. She was the widow of the late Roger J. Ouellette and the daughter of the late Ernest and Lucy (Grinnell) Briggs. She was born in Marion on September 1, 1924 and lived there all of her life. […] Read more »

New House Approved for Little Pine Way

The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission held its second meeting of the month on the evening of Monday, April 22, and gave long-awaited approval for a new house to be built on Little Pine Way. The hearing was continued from a prior meeting so that the engineer, Ken Ferreira, could resend notices to abutters and correct discrepancies […] Read more »

New Bedford Waterworks Pursues Solar Project

New Bedford Waterworks presented to Rochester Selectmen and the public a preliminary look at a proposed solar energy project near the Freetown-Rochester border. At the Selectmen’s Monday, April 23 meeting, New Bedford Water Superintendent James Ricci – along with representatives from ConEdison Solutions and BlueWave Capital – relayed information about their pursuit of a 25 […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Council on Aging Events

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Social – The Mattapoisett COA will be hosting a Mother’s Day Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 10, at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center on Barstow Street. Admission is $1 and will include many toppings. Please call 508-758-4110 to RSVP by May 8. Magician Jack Ryan- Experience the Magic of […] Read more »

ORR Remembers

The first graduating class of Old Rochester in 1962 was made up of 75 students. We had a lot to accomplish during our senior year: i.e. decide what to do with our lives, decide on colleges, get our new yearbook (the Triad) off to its first issue, get our sports team off to a good […] Read more »

MAC Pastel Painting Exhibition

The much-awaited second show simply titled “Pastels” will open at the Marion Art Center on Friday, April 27, with an opening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Members and guests are invited to come and meet the artists, and enjoy good food and libations. Guest pianist, Alec Wilson, will entertain in the Patsy Francis Gallery. […] Read more »