“The Cat’s Meow Cruise”

The New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a fundraising event:  a murder mystery theater performance set in the Roaring Twenties. Between acts there will be dancing to live music performed by the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra and a silent auction. Cocktails (cash bar), heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. 1920s costume dress is recommended, […] Read more »

RCF Dinner Dance Fundraiser

Lions, Tigers and Bears … Oh my! The Rochester Country Fair will be hosting a “Welcome to the Jungle” Themed Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to dress for the occasion. Safari hats, colorful parrot and/or leopard print attire are welcome at this fun-spirited event. Those who do […] Read more »

Old Colony Students of the Month

The following Old Colony students were recognized as School Council “Students of the Month” for February 2013: • Automotive: Christopher Goyette, Grade 10, Acushnet • CAD Drafting: Alex Arruda, Grade 11, Rochester • Computer Information Systems: Mackenzie Chabot, Grade 10, Acushnet • Cosmetology:  Colleen Sweeney, Grade 10, Lakeville • Culinary Arts:  Leah Rego, Grade 10, […] Read more »

Highest Regard to the ORR School System

To the Editor: I enjoyed your Editor’s Pick of the Week. As a former ORR employee, it was interesting to learn how Dr. Frangos’ early experience teaching during forced busing in Boston shaped who she is today. At ORR, and part of the Administrative Team, I had the opportunity to see Dr. Frangos’ dedication to […] Read more »

Educational Views

To the Editor: In previous letters on the current educational environment, both locally and nationally, I have emphasized that children go through school only once, that the detrimental effects of data-driven curriculum and the emphasis on standardized tests over inspiration and creativity are clear. Today’s letter seeks to remind readers of the need to consider […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey Weekend Recap

• Mites 1: With three full games on tap, the Mites beat Lower Cape on Saturday 18-0 with Brendan Burke scoring five goals and Ryker King scoring his first goal since joining the Mites. Both Matthew Quinlan and Juni Suarez had hat tricks. Meghan Craig earned the shutout. Tyler Kelly was the winning goalie in […] Read more »

State Aid Not in Abundance for 2013

State aid for Rochester will not be in abundance in 2013 according to Town Administrator Richard LaCamera.  LaCamera gave the figure from 2013, which was released by Governor Deval Patrick last week, during the Rochester Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting on Monday, January 28. In 2012, Rochester received $2.1 million from the state.  This year, […] Read more »

Underground Propane Tank Approved

The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission voted unanimously in favor of a project that would install a 500-gallon propane tank underground near a wetland area. The only hearing for the night was in regards to a Request for Determination of Applicability, filed by Donald and Ellen Ross.  The applicants intend to install the propane tank for their […] Read more »

Winter Weather Advisory Issued in Tri-Town

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southeastern Massachusetts, including Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. The advisory is in effect until 6:00 am Tuesday. Snow accumulations will only reach 1-2 inches, however freezing rain and drizzle could create problems on the roads.  Temperatures will remain in the lower 30’s creating slick driving […] Read more »

Informance Draws a Crowd

On Sunday, January 27, the South Coast Children’s Chorus held an Informance Concert which allowed potentially interested members to come in and see what the group is all about. The concert was held at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion. The chorus is well known around the state and has performed in large venues such as […] Read more »