Jensen Sings, Speaks out Against Bullying

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For years, she was the victim of cyber-bullying. Now, after relentless tears, ridicule, hate and even a high school transfer, Rochester native Jillian Jensen is turning her pain into something positive by speaking out against bullying. On Thursday, November 29, Jensen will perform her music and speak at the nation’s largest anti-bullying event in Lowell, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Municipal Auction

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13 residential parcels will be up for bid this afternoon at the Mattapoisett Municipal Auction.  The auction will be held at the Mattapoisett Library.  Registration begins at 11:00 am with the auction following at 12:00 pm. Here is a list of the parcels up for bid: o Cove St – $2,500 deposit 0 Centre Dr. […] Read more »

Class Warfare: Powderpuff

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After the senior’s crushing disqualification during this year’s Homecoming skits, a power struggle emerged between juniors and seniors. During this year’s annual junior vs. senior Powderpuff game, there was a twinge of revenge exuding from the senior girls’ side. A win for the seniors would mean two undefeated Powderpuff years, avenging the lost skit competition, […] Read more »

Football Loses in Thanksgiving Heartbreaker

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Being the final fall sports team left in play, the football team had a lot of pressure on their shoulders. Would they win the Thanksgiving match-up against rival Apponequet? Would they complete the season with a winning record for the first time in four years? Unfortunately, these questions were answered with no’s, as the Bulldogs […] Read more »

Tri-Town Selectmen Discuss Grants, Budgets

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A new grant could give senior citizens in the Tri-Town money to help make their homes handicap accessible if the district applies for it and it is approved.  Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne proposed the idea at a Tri-Town Selectmen meeting on Thursday, November 29 at Old Rochester Regional High School. The grant is part […] Read more »

No Variance for Cottage Street Addition

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An application for a variance that came before the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals at their regular meeting on Thursday was withdrawn without prejudice because the proposed project did not meet the proper requirements. John Van Voorhis and Susan Davies had filed for a variance to allow the reconstruction and extension of part of a […] Read more »

Robert E. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson, 82, of Rochester, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham.  He was the husband of the late Rosanne A. (Leconte) Johnson. Born in West Barnstable, he was the son of the late Vaner & Ina (Kumpunen) Johnson.  A longtime resident of Rochester, Mr. Johnson owned […] Read more »

Trail Riders Pay it Forward

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The Pilgrim Sands Trail Riders Club recently “paid it forward” after two successful competition events held at the Mattapoisett Landfill. Riders of all ages entered several categories of competition in different age groups. The events at the landfill attracted more than 200 riders competing in the short course hare scramble events this year at the […] Read more »

Missing Map Slows Washburn Project

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    The Marion Conservation Commission held their regular meeting on Wednesday night and opened with a continued hearing from November 14 regarding a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by the Town of Marion to restore and maintain the grounds at Washburn Park.     Marion Selectman Jody Dickerson has been representing the town for the […] Read more »

Marion Congregational Church Events

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•Cantata Performance On Sunday, December 9, the First Congregational Church in Marion will present Heaven’s Child by Pepper Choplin at Sunday morning services at 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Members of the Harpoon Hamonizers and The Occasion Singers will combine with the Church Choir and soloists Patrice Tiedemann, Paul Soper and Paul Sardinha for the […] Read more »