Academic Achievements

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted its annual awards banquet distributing more than $575,000 to 142 students. Among the recipients was Stasia Sullivan of Mattapoisett. Sullivan received a SCAVMA Scholarship and a SCAVMA Services Scholarship for leading and participating in the activities of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine […] Read more »

Rochester Now a Tree City USA

This Arbor Day on April 24 was the first for the Town of Rochester as a Tree City USA, designated by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Town marked the occasion that morning with a tree planting at Church’s Field hosted by Town Administrator Michael McCue, who planned the event and took the steps required to […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 3 Principal’s Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the third term at Old Rochester Regional High School:             Highest Honors, Grade 9: Margaret Adams, Elizabeth Baroa, Erin Burke, Nicholas Claudio, Evan Costa, Thais DaSilva, Rachel Demmer, Mackenzie Drew, Abigail Dyson, Maggie Farrell, Megan Field, Collin Fitzpatrick, Owen Foster, Alexandra Hulsebosch, Sophie Johnson, Hanil Kang, Maxine Kellum, […] Read more »

Seahorse Summer Explorers

Mattapoisett Recreation is excited to launch their second year of Seahorse Summer Explorers. The program runs for eight weeks starting June 22 through August 14 and is open to Tri-Town girls and boys entering grades K-6 in September. Each week, explorers will enjoy fun-filled days of sports, arts & crafts, swimming, tennis, library visits and […] Read more »

Selectmen Sign Warrant

On April 28, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen signed the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. With over 40 articles facing the voters on May 11, Selectman Tyler Macallister stated, “It will be a two night town meeting…” Articles assured to garner time and attention will be bylaws authored by the Conservation Commission and the Agricultural Committee. […] Read more »

ConCom Bylaw Draws Questions, Concerns

The public hearing on a proposed wetlands bylaw drew a steady stream of questions and voiced confusion, as well as support from a packed meeting room at the Mattpoisett Town Hall on April 23. Chairman Bob Rogers and the members of the Conservation Commission have been at it for several months, debating amongst themselves and […] Read more »

Little League Signs in Violation

Old Rochester Little League President Derek Mello was called in to the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on April 23 because the current signage at Gifford Park does not comply with the 1993 permit granted by the ZBA. Mello told the board that Building Commissioner James Buckles contacted him about the outfacing signs, which […] Read more »

“Birds in the Sky, You Know How I Feel”

It’s a chorus from nature. Birds of every type are calling out, planning liaisons, setting up housekeeping, locating food. Not all are welcome, as in the noisy messy grackles that have plagued our backyard haven these past several years. But after a long tiresome winter, one that found us covered with fresh snow for ten […] Read more »

One More Day…

Clang, clang, clang! It’s one more day of waking up to the unmelodious clatter of train engines chugging along some tracks in Anytown, USA coming from YouTube on the computer downstairs. Every weekday in the hours before school and then after school until bedtime, there is the sound of a perpetual train running through the […] Read more »

MNHM Environmental Educator Opening

The Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well known and well regarded in the South Coast Massachusetts area. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. The classes are designed to be for small groups, and registration is limited to 15 children per session. […] Read more »