Play Bingo, Win Books

Families from all around Mattapoisett gathered at Old Hammondtown School on Friday, January 25, for the PTA Bingo for Books game night. “We’ve always done a parents night out so we wanted to offer something for the kids,” said PTA president Pam Ciffolillo. There were multiple rounds of the game planned, from traditional to criss-cross […] Read more »

Sustainability Through Video

There’s no doubting that the environment is a hot topic in society these days, especially the issue of sustainable living. With so many communities on the brink of making environmental changes in their society, it is important to be as informed as possible, and there’s no age too early to begin doing so. The South […] Read more »

Safe Landing

A U.S. Military Blackhawk helicopter, which landed in a field on the Rochester/Marion town line, drew a lot of on lookers. The helicopter, which is from Otis Air Base, landed in the field for cautionary, reasons just after noon time on Friday. The field that they chose to land in was previously used as an […] Read more »

Lady Bulldogs Continue Undefeated

The Old Rochester Regional High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team remains undefeated in the South Coast Conference thanks to Senior Captain Katie Wilbur and her team-leading 25-point performance against Apponequet Regional High School on Friday, January 18. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lakers with a final score of 33–28. “Tonight, Katie saved our bacon with […] Read more »

ORR Expands Diversity Education

Some say the world is getting smaller thanks to the abundance of digital technology that brings together the corners of the world at the push of a button. Others say the world is getting bigger as it is easier than ever before to communicate with more people; our understanding of the world is ever expanding. […] Read more »

Flamingos Mysteriously Appearing

Wintertime has finally hit the Tri-Town. There’s snow on the ground, salt on the roads, sleds on the hills and flamingoes on the lawns. Three of those statements sound appropriate for the month of January, but where are these lawn flamingoes coming from? The pink plastic creatures are the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School’s […] Read more »

Animal Shelter Earns Special Permit

Dozens of residents gathered to show their support of All About the Animals, an animal shelter in Rochester seeking a special permit in order to gain 501-c3 non-profit organization status.  The hearing was held at the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals’ regular meeting on Thursday, January 24 in Rochester Town Hall. Three years ago, Pam […] Read more »

One Ejected from Jeep in Marion Crash

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:39 am, the Marion Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Spring Street and Well’s Road. The investigation showed that a 2009 Jeep, being operated by Catherine MacGregor, age 50, of Rochester, was traveling south on Spring Street.  A 1997 Toyota, being operated by […] Read more »

Week of Successes for Track Teams

The state-level Division 4 Relays prove a lot about a track team; they show the team’s talent in individuals and in their overall depth, as each relay team is compromised of three or four athletes. The Old Rochester boys’ and girls’ teams each proved that they possess both, as the girls won the meet and […] Read more »

Halfway Mark To-Dos

With students and teachers settling in to the new rules set in place after winter break, the slew of complaints and attempted debates from students towards teachers have made way for quiet grumbling and preparing for the end of the term. Grades close officially on the January 25. All make-up work should be passed in […] Read more »