Marion COA Movie Nights

The Council on Aging is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Sippican Historical Society.  We will now be working together to provide information and opportunities for social recreation.  Please join us for movie night at the Music Hall at 7:00 pm, followed by a brief discussion.  Transportation may be provided by calling the Council […] Read more »

Rochester Resident Prepares for Second Marathon

The 2013 Boston Marathon won’t commence for over four months, but preparations for Rochester resident Phil Cordeiro are well underway.  In April, Cordeiro will participate in his second Boston Marathon as a part of a team of 100 runners representing Massachusetts General Hospital. “Several years ago, I started running to improve my health and fitness,” […] Read more »

Where Cats Come First

Pam and Oren Robinson of Rochester have always been cat people.  More often than not, a few furry felines would find a comfortable home with their family. “They’ve always been a passion of ours,” said Oren.  “We adopted a few from shelters but that wasn’t really solving the problem.” The problem is too many cats.  […] Read more »

Back to the Beach!

On Tuesday, December 25, many Tri-Town residents braved the chilly temperatures and jump into Mattapoisett Town Beach for the 12th Annual Christmas Day Swim.  All of the proceeds benefitted the Helping Hands and Hooves organization, which provides therapeutic horseback rides to people with disabilities.  Photos by Felix Perez.  Read more »

Full House at Tinkhamtown Chapel Sing

Since 1951, Christmas at Tinkhamtown Chapel has been a Mattapoisett tradition.  At first, a service was held on Christmas Eve, a format that endured until about 30 years ago when it was moved to the Saturday before Christmas.  For the last few years, the chapel has hosted an annual carol sing-along for the community. The carol sing, […] Read more »

New Year Plunge Benefits Local Families

Since 2009, Mattapoisett resident William Huggins has been battling colon cancer.  He was first diagnosed when he was 37 and was treated successfully.  But the cancer came back and metastasized, spreading to his liver, and quickly advancing to Stage IV.  There is no Stage V. As a result, Huggins under went extensive surgery during which 75% of his […] Read more »

Holiday Volleyball at ORRHS

The Annual Holiday Volleyball Tournament is this Friday, December 21 at Old Rochester Regional High School. Every year on the last day of school before vacation, there is a school wide tournament held all morning in the gym. The teams are comprised of six players; three girls and three boys. There are no limits on […] Read more »

Old Colony Energy Upgrades Save Money

The boom in energy efficiency technology has been steadily progressing despite the world’s resistance to upgrading to a greener standard.  It isn’t as easy as putting some solar panels on the roof or turning down the heat.  Municipalities, especially, have been hard-pressed to “go green” in an effort to save taxpayer dollars that could be […] Read more »

Lewis Walter “Butchie” Sylvia

Lewis Walter “Butchie” Sylvia, 63, of Dartmouth, formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday December 20, 2012 peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Lewis was born in New Bedford on May 17, 1949 to Rosaline (Alves) and Walter Sylvia in a time when individuals with Down Syndrome were cast into state institutions, but not […] Read more »

Girl’s Track Wins SCC Holiday Relays

Records fell at the annual SCC Holiday Relays for indoor track, but the Old Rochester girls’ team did not. The Lady Bulldogs pulled off a dominant victory in the large school division on Saturday, scoring a whopping 70 points, 33 more points than the second place finishers, Dighton Rehoboth. “Our depth definitely showed,” said Senior […] Read more »