Budget Increase is Main Goal for Committee

During Superintendent Doug White’s presentation on focus areas for the current school year, concerns about the three towns’ insistence on a level-funded school budget as populations grow at both ORR schools dominated the conversation. Members of the Joint School Committee on September 17 agreed more community outreach and better dissemination of information about the activities […] Read more »

Household Hazardous Waste Day

On September 26, the Town of Rochester and ABC Disposal will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day. The event will take place at the Highway Department Facility, 200 Ryder Road, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Both Rochester and Mattapoisett residents with proof of residency will be allowed to drop off materials. Materials accepted include […] Read more »

Bikers Ride Again for Brad Barrows

Every year for the past six years, those who knew the late Brad Barrows gather at the former “Brad’s” at 35 County Road to honor and remember its past owner with a ride around town to raise money for a cause that was important to Barrows – kids participating in youth sports. Dick Barrett helps […] Read more »

Planning Board Workshop

The Rochester Planning Board will hold a public workshop to discuss and solicit public feedback on the proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to create a new Sign Bylaw. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 3 at 9:00 am at the Rochester Town Hall meeting room, 1 Constitution Way, Rochester. Read more »

MNHM After School Program

The Marion Natural History Museum afterschool group hit the beach Wednesday afternoon.  We found many types of fish, including Puffer fish, Tautogs, and other animals such as Mantis shrimp, and all sorts of crabs. It was a great way to celebrate one of the last days of summer. Many thanks to Sarah Porter and all […] Read more »

Showstoppers Audition Notice

Showstoppers Musical Entertainment is seeking talented youth for its 14th annual public audition to be held on Sunday, September 27 at 3:00 pm at the Zeiterion Theatre Annex on the corner of Spring and Purchase Streets in New Bedford. Talented boys and girls in grades 2 to 12 are encouraged to try out to participate […] Read more »

Every Hero Has a Story

To the Editor: The Plumb Library’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Program will officially conclude with a September RMS All-School Meeting to recognize student participation! Our goal this summer was to celebrate all types of heroes while also discovering the hero within each of us. Our “Hero Training Camp” provided each hero-in-training, from pre-readers […] Read more »

Trash Talk Wins

It took over a year, but Daniel daLuz and his coalition of residents from the Villages at Mattapoisett received an affirmative vote that will allow their trash to be collected and paid for by the town. On September 21, his frequent visits to the Planning Board paid off. Board members reviewed passages in the contracts […] Read more »

The Birth of a Butterfly

The butterfly. The symbol of transformation, new beginnings, and the embodiment of the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Few creatures on this earth can evoke such a strong sense of wonder in human beings like the butterfly. Secluded within its chrysalis, the butterfly hides itself from the world, swathed in the secrets of the […] Read more »

Annie B. Copps Cooking Demonstration

Area residents can sharpen their cooking skills at a special demonstration by renowned chef, journalist and PBS personality Annie B. Copps on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:00 pm. Annie will share her lively stories and culinary secrets while preparing a three-course fall-themed meal using locally sourced ingredients. To be held at the demonstration kitchen at […] Read more »