Issues in Education

To the Editor: “What matters most in the decades ahead is the extent to which we cultivate creativity, ingenuity, curiosity, innovation, and thinking differently. These qualities have been the genius of American culture. These traits are not measured by standardized tests.” – Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

To the Editor: Mattapoisett Special Town meeting illustrated that conducting government business is about values as much as it is about taking care of business. Over the years, including Monday, November 18, Town Meeting, voters have consistently approved measures aimed at protecting the water quality in our harbor and Buzzards Bay. At Special Town meeting, […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey Update

Lady Jaguars: A day of firsts for the Lady Jaguars as they came up with their first win of the season against the Cape Cod Waves girls’ team despite a few players missing. In the first period, Julia Elicier put the first goal on the board less than 3 minutes into the game. Then Caitlin […] Read more »

Classic Film Friday

On Friday, December 6, at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to the Marion Music Hall for December’s Classic Film Friday Presentation: Holiday Inn. The event is co-sponsored by the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Council on Aging. Kick off the holiday season with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in this delightful musical comedy. […] Read more »

Paul C. Bieringer

Paul C. Bieringer, 65, of Rochester died Novemebr 25, 2013 unexpectedly at Tobey Hospital. Born in Mattapoisett, the son of the late Fred and Marion (Funke) Bieringer, he lived in Mattapoisett before moving to Rochester 15 years ago. Mr. Bieringer was the former proprietor of Village Mobil in Mattapoisett for over 20 years. He enjoyed […] Read more »

Mid Week Storm Expected

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Tri-town area as a large storm front is expected to move through overnight and into Wednesday. Winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected with gusts up to 60 mph. Trees and power lines may be damaged and power outages my occur. The […] Read more »

Rochester Police Investigating Crash

Rochester Police were called to the scene of a serious head on crash on New Bedford Road in the area of Cushman Road at 6:50pm. Responding officers found two heavily damaged vehicles in the roadway. The operator of one vehicle was ejected and suffered serious injuries requiring him to be flown by helicopter to Rhode […] Read more »

Voters Say No Way to CPA

Voters packed the Rochester Memorial School on Monday night to decide the fate of 12 articles, but a majority of those voters – a vast majority, in fact – made it clear that they were in attendance mainly to stop the Community Preservation Act from making it to the spring election ballot. They succeeded. Article […] Read more »

Another Round With Leisure Shores

Once again, the members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission met with Shepard Johnson, an attorney representing Robert Ringuette of Leisure Shores Marina. This third meeting, which is a continuation from two previous meetings, produced little in the way of detailed information from the applicant. Instead, the board received a flow of questions, many of which […] Read more »

Town Planner Search in Full Swing

Rochester’s search for a new Town Planner is under way, three months after John Charbonneau left to take a position with Raynham. The search committee will include Planning Board Chairman Arnie Johnson and member Ben Bailey, in addition to Town Administrator Richard LaCamera and Selectman Bradford Morse. “We’ll meet the week after next to whittle […] Read more »