Tabor Graduates the Class of 2014

On Tuesday, May 27, the class of 2014 graduated from Tabor Academy at Tabor’s 136th Commencement Ceremony. One hundred thirty seven students received their diplomas after a splendid farewell at the waterfront.             This ceremony was the 48th and final of Bruce Cobbold’s career. Beginning his position as a Tabor faculty member in 1966, Cobbold […] Read more »

ORR Students Do Shakespeare Their Way

When ORR High School students Ian Hibbert and Jeremy Bare walked out onto the stage in longhaired wigs and skirts, the crowd burst into laughter. Twenty-one students from English teacher Kathleen Brunelle’s Theater class performed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on May 22. The performance had a different spin on the original play, the setting […] Read more »

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

The following students from Marion will be graduating with the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Class of 2014 on Sunday, June 1 at 1:00 pm: Joseph Carreau/Carpentry; Elizabeth Medeiros/Environmental Technology; Madison Shultz/Cosmetology; and Cassidy Shove/Cosmetology. Read more »

Southcoast Elite Basketball Camp

Southcoast Elite Basketball Camp will be holding two sessions, both June 23-26. Our Developmental Camp for girls and boys ages 7-12 will run from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, and the Advanced Camp for boys and girls ages 13-16 will run from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. This will be year two of our camp and […] Read more »

Boat Racers Awarded for their Determination

The contestants in the Rochester Annual Memorial Day Boat Race were awarded for their participation later in the evening on May 27 during an awards ceremony at Rochester Memorial School. The very first race was 80 years ago, and 93 year-old Louise Watling has attended all but two of them, cheering on friends and family […] Read more »

Looming Shawmut Escrow Deficit Concerning

The Rochester Planning Board recently issued Shawmut Associates an invoice for an engineering site visit – and Shawmut, said Chairman Arnold Johnson, was not happy about it. The remaining balance of the company’s escrow account now stands at $791, not enough to cover the invoice for Field Engineering, and now the board says it needs […] Read more »

Winters Wins School Committee Recount

Christine Winters remains the winner of the Marion School Committee election after a ballot recount on May 28 that, although the recount changed the final numbers, did not change the outcome. On May 16, the final tally was 480-479, with Winters beating Michelle Oullette by a single vote. Newcomer Kate Houdelette won by a significant […] Read more »

Boating Services Discussed

With the 2014 boating season just starting, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met with David Kaiser of the Mattapoisett Boat Yard to discuss pump out and launch services for the season. Also on hand to share in the discussion was Harbormaster Jill Simmons. Critical to the cleanliness of local waterways are pump out services for […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

The largest class in Skidmore College history – the 712 members of the Class of 2014 – was recognized at the college’s 103rd Commencement on May 17 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Jennifer Wicks of Marion received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Chloe Rebecca Day of Mattapoisett, whose major is Preprofessional Health Studies, has […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Remembers, Honors Veterans

Scores of Mattapoisett residents gathered in front of the Mattapoisett Free Library the drizzly afternoon of May 26 to pay homage to veteran Americans who lost their lives. Onlookers filled the lawn and spilled out into the street to watch the Memorial Day ceremony with special guest speaker Navy Reserve Commander Paul J. Brawley who […] Read more »