No Snow Damage to ORR Roof

When workers shoveling snow off of the Old Rochester Regional High School roof discovered a potential structural issue possibly caused by the weight of the snow, school was canceled Monday, February 23 as a precaution. Students got an extra day of February vacation to allow an engineer to examine the possible deflection, as ORR Facilities […] Read more »

Bylaw Back to the Planning Board

After a robust discussion on February 23 between the Rochester Board of Selectmen, bylaw subcommittee, and town department heads, the draft Limited Commercial Bylaw amendment slated for the Annual Town Meeting warrant will head back to the Planning Board for refinement before property owners in and abutters to the affected zones are invited to a […] Read more »

Rochester Man Receives Boston Post Cane

It has been a tradition since 1909, and on February 20 Rochester’s newly deemed ‘oldest resident’ was handed the Boston Post Cane at his current residence at the Sippican Health Center in Marion. Armand Cournoyer, who turned 100 years old on February 3, was honored during a ceremony in the library of the nursing home […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Leads to Drug Charges

A February 18 fire in the residence located at Great’scapes Nursery at 87 County Road prompted police to charge the nursery’s two owners with Class D cultivating and possession with intent to manufacture marijuana after 34 pot plants were discovered and seized, as well as drug paraphernalia police encountered at the scene. According to a […] Read more »

Occasion Singers Cabaret Show at the MAC

If you missed the February 14 Occasion Singers cabaret show at The Marion Art Center, don’t worry! The Occasion Singers will present “A LOVE-ly Occasion” on Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm. The Occasion Singers are an elegant a cappella vocal group directed by Cassandra Morgan with singers Christopher Saulnier, Rui Moniz, Michael Moniz, Pam Breton, […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

On Saturday, Gateway Squirts played one of their best all-around games of the season with great passes, clean skating, and had fun. They took the win versus Lower Cape White 8-0. In the first period, Joe Urnek and Juni Suarez gave Gateway early points with Ty David Ribeiro assisting on both goals. In the second, […] Read more »

ORRJHS Honor Roll

Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School announces the following students have achieved honors for the 2nd quarter marking period. Grade 7 High Honor Roll: Alves, Colby Ryan; Appleton, David John; Besancon, Sarah Elizabeth; Brickley, Tova Kirstine; Butler, Mary Clare; Cusolito, Dante Michael; DiTata, Michelina Gabriela; Downey, Kathleen Canavan; Gabriel, Emma […] Read more »

Wetlands Encroachment Questioned

The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on February 23 discussed concerns brought by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program regarding a subdivision on Seabreeze Lane next to the Reservation Golf Club. At the previous ConCom meeting, Chairman Bob Rogers read into the minutes a letter from the BBC and an email from the […] Read more »

Guidance Counselor Enjoying Transition

Earlier this year, a beloved guidance counselor and well-respected faculty member, Scott Griffith, retired from Old Rochester Regional High School. During a busy time earlier in the school year when students were still changing class levels, Lisa Shields took over the vacant guidance position. Currently, Ms. Shields and the guidance staff are working on next […] Read more »

New LGBT Initiative Coming to ORR

For years, Old Rochester Regional High School Nurse Kim Corazzini and Social Worker Kerri Dowdall have wanted to start a gay/lesbian support group at ORR. Now, with a $5,000 grant, the program will become a reality with a school-wide introductory presentation on February 25 to kick off the program. “Some kids have expressed a very […] Read more »