ORR Food Allergy Policy Updated

Policy took center stage at the quarterly meeting of the ORR District School Committee, as they discussed several policy updates.  The bulk of the debate surrounded the new life-threatening allergies policy. Due to the rise in the number of allergies in children, as well as the number of children with allergies, schools are on high alert […] Read more »

Delano Road House Expansion Possible

A house on Delano Road could see an expansion soon if the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals grants a special permit to its residents.  A public hearing for the property was held at the ZBA’s regular meeting on Thursday, October 25 in the Town House. Architect Will Saltonstall represented Joseph and Lucy Napoli, the owners […] Read more »

Post-Homecoming Wrap-Up

It is back to business for the students of ORRHS as we all settle into the post-Homecoming week, pre-holidays lull. The seniors were disqualified from the Homecoming skit competition and therefore lost to the juniors. The heat is on for the ORRHS annual Powder Puff game between the junior and senior girls. The game will […] Read more »

Local Dog Helps Kids Learn to Read

For some kids, reading isn’t very fun. In fact, it can be considered a chore, or even a bore. But what if they had something to make it more fun? Like a dog? That’s what Mattapoisett resident Jenna Gifford is proposing to the Mattapoisett Library. Reading PAWS is a brand new program that’s being introduced […] Read more »

Inside an ORRHS Science Lab

On Wednesday, October 24, ORR engineering teacher Tom Norris had some of this students conduct weight-ratio experiments with balsa wood towers they designed and built from scratch.  They used a free design program by Google called Sketch Up to render their basic ideas and spent over two months cutting, gluing, and painting their structures.  The final test […] Read more »

Washburn Park To Get A Facelift

Washburn Park is about to undergo some major changes.  Sections of the beloved park, which is home to endless summer baseball games and Independence Day horse show, have fallen into disrepair.  A new plan, spearheaded by Selectman Jonathan Dickerson, seeks to restore the park’s original glory. The proposal includes restoration to hiking trails, new picnic tables, and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The Town of Mattapoisett will hold their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 am at the Old Hammondtown School. The OHS Concert Band and Chorus will sing patriotic tunes while members of the town government and armed forces speak. Lieutenant Scott Burrill of the United States Navy will be the Principal […] Read more »

Harvest Moon Thank You

To the Editor: A Great Big Thank You to the Following for Making Our 1st Annual Harvest Moon Seafood Festival a Huge Success: Richie Pasquill of Turk’s Seafood and his daughter Ruby and his cooks Chris Chaples and Chris Johnson; Liz and Ken Ackerman of Oxford Creamery and their employees Muriel Coderre and Mike Bliss; […] Read more »

“The Many Moods of Christmas”

The Sippican Choral Society will present its Christmas concert on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm at the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford and Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm at Wickenden Chapel at Tabor Academy. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the Bookstall in Marion; […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey Weekend Recap

Squirts 1: On Saturday, the Gateway Ice Wolves were handed the first loss of the season (4-3) after winning their first seven games. After trailing by 3 goals going into the second period, Tyler Lovendale provided a spark after being moved up to forward, but the comeback fell short by a goal. On Sunday, the […] Read more »